It’s the holidays, and so we’re seeing some of our beloved coastal traditions coming around again. One unique local maritime tradition here on the Columbia happens in the port town of Ilwaco, Washington. It’s the lighting of the “World’s Tallest Crabpot Christmas Tree.”
This festive event features pictures with Santa and the tree, a reading of a local Chirstmas story about Santa and the US Coast Guard, and the lighting of the tree, to name a few of the many things you can enjoy there. Show up, and you’ll get to sing along with the Crabpot Tree Carol, a cheerful rewriting of Jingle Bells about fishermen bringing home a bountiful catch of crab to celebrate around the crabpot tree.
The event starts at 4, tree lighting at 5. If you can’t be there, checkout a live broadcast of the event on the “Discover Ilwaco” Facebook page.