Celebrate the Season

Holiday Family Fair

December 9-10, 2023


Each December, ASF hosts Celebrate the Season, a series of holiday events at the Port of Anacortes where hundreds of elves create a magical winter wonderland complete with Santa's House, Mrs. Claus's Kitchen, beautifully decorated trees and thousands of lights.

Celebrate the Season
Celebrate the Season

Gala Fundraiser Dinner

The Celebrate the Season Gala Fundraiser Dinner is ASF's biggest fundraiser of the year and features an online and live auction, live entertainment, an exquisite dinner and our Raise the Paddle. Tickets go on sale each November.

ASF continues to support scholarships, early learning, enrichment for STEM (including field trips and hands-on classroom experiences), the arts, vocational, career and technical programs, Impact and other summer learning and more.

The need for the 2022-23 school year is truly greater than ever. We know that students are still dealing with the issues caused by the pandemic and we are proud to be one of the only school foundations in the state to fund mental health at every grade level. This happened because of your support last year. We realize that mental health will be an ongoing need and ASF will continue supporting these critical programs.

We also know that a "Back to Basics" approach and support for literacy programs and STEM enrichment is critical at this moment. Reading, math, and science levels are lower than pre-pandemic levels and you can help correct that.

We are celebrating our 10th anniversary of Celebrate the Season with this year's theme "A Storybook Holiday." Please consider joining us as a 2022 Celebrate the Season sponsor and helping us write the next chapter of support for Anacortes schools.

Holiday Family Fair
Holiday Family Fair

Holiday Family Fair

The Holiday Family Fair is a joyous part of Celebrate the Season's festivities. Families can join us, FREE of charge, at the Port of Anacortes Transit Shed for a day of live performances - featuring Island View Elementary, Mt Erie Elementary and Fidalgo Elementary School Choirs, free crafts, free cookies, the cherished Student Marketplace (students keep 100% of the money earned from the sale of their items!) and, of course, free photos with Santa. The next day, the Fidalgo Island Rotary Club takes over the Port and hosts the annual Gingerbread Contest.

Rent the Port of Anacortes Transit Shed for a unique holiday party
Rent the Port of Anacortes Transit Shed for a unique holiday party

Festive decor
Tables and chairs set up for you
Stage and dance floor included

Available in December.

For more information, contact:
Marta@asfkids.org or call (208)310-0973


Thank you for your extraordinary support!

Anacortes Schools Foundation would like to extend a huge thank you to our community for making "Celebrate the Season" a huge success each year!

Thank you to our generous sponsors of 2022 Celebrate the Season

Haven Financial
T Bailey Inc
Windermere Real Estate
Dakota Creek Industries
Burton Jewelers
Transpac Marinas
Ace Anacortes
Rainier Welding
Sierra Pacific
MultiGen Wealth
Derek Damon Orthodontics
Skagit Publishing
Bank of the Pacific
Anthony's at Cap Sante Marina
Landed Gentry
Trident Seafoods
Port of Anacortes
RIS Insurance Services
Craft Stove
Kristine Stultz ReMax
Island Adventures
Playhouse Dental
Simple Car Co
Simple Car Co
Cap Sante Inn
Heritage Bank
Anacortes Kayak Tours
Craft Stoves
Fidalgo Creative
Bank of the Pacific
Jolly Mon Charters
Usborne Books & More