A not-to-be-missed holiday-season outing is the Kingston Lights on the green spaces surrounding the Port of Kingston building near the ferry terminal. It all begins on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 5 p.m. when Santa arrives on a North Kitsap Fire and Rescue truck. Santa lights the Christmas tree and flips the switch to turn on all the light displays.
This crowd-pleasing event started 10 years ago with an idea from Tom Coltas, one of the port commissioners. He enlisted his neighbor, Maxine Walters to help get it all started. Many other volunteers have continued to help throughout the years.