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{Coastal Christmas - Day 9} Small Coastal Town Christmas

Welcome to small town America! Ilwaco (our neighbor to the south) is a working fishing village in a scenic and tranquil setting which has BIG holiday spirit. Each year they share their Holiday glee with the lighting of "The World’s Tallest Crab Pot Christmas Tree" and "The World’s Shortest Fireworks Display". We'd love to give you a little Coastal Christmas tour of this delightful village which we enjoy visiting during the Holidays (as well as the rest of the year!).
When you visit Ilwaco you're likely to see festively decorated crab pots down Main Street.

By mid-November the crab pot tree was ready to go but construction had to wait for passing storms.   

The first Saturday of December is the day which the celebration officially began, complete with a fireworks show (world's shortest fireworks show, so if you blink you might miss it! lol)...

...and don't forget the Christmas carols -- Ilwaco style, of course!

The Port of Ilwaco and stores were decked out for Holiday shoppers.  We especially love Time Enough Books garden boat; which has been transformed into a beachy Christmas boat.

After the Christmas tree lighting, the annual lighted boat parade began, which was led by the local Coast Guard.  Aren't the colored Christmas lights beautiful reflecting off the water?

The stores were all decorated for holiday shoppers and the Coastal Christmas spirit was alive and well in Ilwaco over the weekend.

Thank you to Discover Ilwaco's Facebook Page for these lovely photos.

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  1. What a fun time. It looks like a town right out of a movie. Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog! You are such a blessing!


  2. the decorated boats are amazing!!!

  3. What a great article and love the lighted boats. They do reflect off the water, beautifully.


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