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October 16, 2019

Lindsey Payne Johnstone, Events Director
Downtown Bellingham Partnership

Holiday Wine Walk in Bellingham Nov 8

The Downtown Bellingham Partnership (DBP) announced today details of the 2019 iteration of their annual Holiday Wine Walk event, taking place Friday, November 8 from 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. in downtown Bellingham. A well-known and popular occasion for downtown, the Holiday Wine Walk draws upwards of 600 people to the downtown core for wine tasting at different shops, salons and venues. 

“We’re excited to be bringing the Holiday Wine Walk back for a third year,” Lindsey Payne Johnstone, Events Director for the Downtown Bellingham Partnership, said. “These seasonal events continue to be a community favorite, highlighting some of downtown’s favorite spots.”

Just like past Wine Walks, attendees will have the opportunity to taste a variety of wines from local and regional wineries while shopping at their favorite downtown stores and discovering new downtown businesses. 

Tickets to the event are $30. Each attendee will receive 10 tasting tickets, a commemorative tasting cup, an event guide and a Co-op tote bag.  In addition to the general tickets, the popular VIP experience, at $50, includes everything that comes with a general ticket, plus access to a VIP-only reception at Vinostrology, early check-in to skip the lines, a complimentary glass of red, white or rosé wine, a free bag of popcorn and three additional tasting tickets. Tickets for the event are on sale now and are expected to again sell out early.

Holiday Wine Walk events drive economic activity downtown during a traditionally quiet period, and also supports downtown retailers by bringing patrons downtown before the holiday shopping season begins.  

“This event continues to bring so many people downtown who are excited to check out our businesses during the holidays,” Payne Johnstone, DBP Events Director, said. “That’s a great thing for our city center and we’re excited to support businesses while giving attendees an opportunity to explore downtown.” 

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The 2019 Holiday Wine Walk is sponsored by the Community Food Co-Op. Ongoing support from the organization’s title sponsor is key to putting on these events, Payne Johnstone said. Additional support comes from Greenhouse and the Bank of the Pacific. 

The 2019 Holiday Wine Walk participating businesses are: 

  • Apse Adorn                           
  • Babygreens
  • Backcountry Essentials
  • Bison Bookbinding & Letterpress
  • Brazen Shop + Studio
  • Comics Place
  • Community Food Co-op
  • Downtown Emporium
  • Greenhouse
  • Ideal
  • Historic Elks Building
  • Makeworth Market
  • Moon Alchemy Wines
  • Quicksilver Photo Lab
  • Quinn and Foster
  • Social Fabric
  • Third Planet
  • Topaz Salon + Gallery
  • Wandering Oaks Gallery
  • WinkWink
  • Wise Buys

For more information on downtown events, visit the Downtown Bellingham Partnership’s Facebook Page.   

The Downtown Bellingham Partnership works to enhance, promote, and advocate for a vibrant city center in Downtown Bellingham. For more information on the Partnership and upcoming events please visit  or call 360-527-8710.

        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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