STAY The Outside Inn provides holiday comforts: in-room hot chocolate and an outdoor fire pit beneath towering pines. From $75. (530) 265-2233.
EAT The bar at Citronée Bistro offers views of downtown festivities. Try mussels in coconut broth for $11. (530) 265-5697.
PLAY Roasted chestnuts and knicker-clad carolers lend Dickensian warmth to the town's Victorian Christmas. Dec. 5, 9, 12, 16, 19.
STAY Tucked away in Ogden Valley in a log cabin, Snowberry Inn provides cozy rooms, an outdoor hot tub, and views of the lake. From $109.* (888) 746-2634.
EAT In a century-old building, the Roosters Brewing Co. serves a three-course meal for $8 before 6 p.m. (801) 627-6171.
PLAY Sip hot cocoa, visit Santa, and stroll past dozens of miniature houses depicting holiday scenes at the Christmas Village. Free.
STAY The well-equipped yurts at Sunset Bay State Park keep wintertime guests warm with firewood and electric heaters. $27. (800) 551-6949.
EAT In nearby Bandon, try the Wild Rose Bistro on Monday nights, when entrées go for about $10. (541) 347-4428.
PLAY A quarter-million lights sparkle at Shore Acres State Park, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean.
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WASH.
STAY The Island Country Inn is Bainbridge's hospitable version of a budget hotel, with 45 comfy rooms and an outdoor hot tub. From $90.* (800) 842-8429.
EAT At Mora Iced Creamery, holiday flavors include pumpkin pie, eggnog, and peppermint. (206) 855-8822.
PLAY Artists' open studios, Victorian house tours, and a Norwegian Yulefest: For a complete listing of free holiday events on the island, go to www.visitkitsap.com.
This article was first published in November 2007. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.