The West Seattle Junction invites you to Hometown Holidays, a celebration of the season, West Seattle style! Check out the full holiday schedule below…
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
Sat, Nov 25
Shop brick-and-mortar businesses as part of a national event to support small and local stores. Rally behind West Seattle’s independent retailers with your holiday spending dollars. Find deals here.
Sat, Dec 2nd
Sit! Stay! Pose! Santa Paws will be at Windermere – West Seattle on December 2nd, right before the tree lighting. Another favorite holiday tradition happening in the Junction.
HOLIDAY NIGHT MARKET
Sat, Dec 2, 3pm – 7pm
Alaska St will be closed once again for the night market! Shop at the holiday market under the twinkling lights. Artists and local makers hand-picked by Alki Arts Fair and the Farmers Market, will bring holiday cheer to the neighborhood. Have your pictures taken with Santa at the Santa house. Make a wooden snowflake ornament for the tree. Pick up your holiday wreath from Holy Rosary. Enjoy some cocoa and cookies by Whole Foods and holiday eggnog by Darigold. Bring diapers for Westside Baby! You’ll be able to drop them off at the Santa House in the market.
Sat, Dec 2, 7am – 11am
Please join us at this annual event hosted by the West Seattle Kiwanis. It is a great opportunity to renew old friendships and make new ones. More information about the 70th Annual West Seattle Community Pancake Breakfast can be found on their website.
WEST SEATTLE TREE LIGHTING
Sat, Dec 2, 5pm
The Junction presents our 14th Annual West Seattle Tree Lighting. It’s a community event for family, friends and neighbors. The tree lighting will be held in Junction Plaza Park at 42nd and Alaska, hosted by jingly duo Sundae+Mr Gossel. Endoylne Children’s Choir returns again. New this year, welcome The Silver Belles, eight ladies dancing and singing a cappella! Bringing you non-traditional holiday entertainment in the Pacific Northwest. Also, watch for the West Seattle High School Marching Band who will be entertaining us with some holiday favorites. See the neighborhood notification.
Prior to the tree lighting you can enjoy a holiday glass of cheer at bin 41, they will be hosting their annual port tasting from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.
SANTA MORNINGS AT CAPERS
Dec 2, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 9am
Santa visits CAPERS every weekend through December 23 for DIY photos and a chat. Do Not Miss this Santa. He’s the best. Suggested donation of $15 benefits the West Seattle Food Bank.
HOPE LUTHERAN SCHOOL GLEE CLUB
Sun, Dec 3 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Join the caroling at the All Walk during the Farmers Market. The Hope Lutheran School Glee Club will be bringing you good Christmas cheer. Fa la la la la, la la la laaaaa.
SHOP LATE THURSDAYS
Dec 7, 14, 21
Shops open late
Want an evening shopping alternative to stuffy malls? Many Junction retailers are open late on Thursdays. Pair with happy hour and you’ve got a great night out!
PANCAKE BREAKFAST AND SANTA PHOTOS
Saturday, Dec 9 9am – 1pm
Junction John L Scott has a morning holiday breakfast. Join Santa for a pancake breakfast Saturday, December 9th 9am-1pm. All complimentary too!
Sun, Dec 10, 17 10am – 2pm
NEW this year! A Santa trolley to whisk families around the Junction with holiday cheer. Step on board as Emerald City Trolleys takes you on a loop around the Junction. Santa will be on the trolley listening to requests and handing out candy canes. The Santa trolley leaves and drops off by the West Seattle Farmers Market (Alaska and California). Watch for the volunteer elves. Another free holiday event brought to you by the West Seattle Junction. Sponsored by Westside School
COCOA CRINGLE AT EASY STREET RECORDS
Wed, Dec 13 4pm – 8pm
Easy Street’s annual Cocoa Cringle on December 13th from 5pm to 8pm. Bring plenty of food to donate to the West Seattle Food Bank.
HOLIDAY ART WALK
Thurs, Dec 14, 5pm to Late
Take a walk on the holiday side and find a truly unique gift. Explore art exhibits and trunk shows hosted by Junction businesses. Watch for Santa that evening, he’ll be listening to good little girls and boys gift requests. Bring your camera and capture your own special moment. And listen for Silver Belles Carolers…
CASPAR BABYPANTS AT EASY STREET RECORDS
Sat, Dec 16, 6:30pm
Jump for joy! Caspar Babypants is performing at Easy Street Records. Enjoy our own West Seattle Caspar Babypants as he strums up favorite children’s tunes and some holiday favorites. Sponsored by Verity Credit Union
COCOA AND COAT DRIVE
Sun, Dec 17, 10am-2pm
Join the Junction Association, West Seattle Kiwanis, and West Seattle Christian Church at the Farmers Market for a taste of the holidays and several activities to enjoy. And to share warmth with those in need as we collect coats, hats and gloves – all donated to the West Seattle Helpline.
LAST MINUTE HOLIDAY DASH
Sat, Dec 23rd all day
Don’t despair, your Junction merchants have you covered for last minute shopping. Shops like Click! Design that Fits, Capers, and Fleurt have you covered. Plus, our restaurants will be open for some holiday noshing.
CHRISTMAS EVE FARMERS MARKET
Sun, Dec 24, 10am-2pm
Pick up some fresh holiday produce at the Christmas Eve market. Bring friends, family (gives everyone something to do!), to shop and explore the market. You may find that last-minute gift item too!
NEW YEAR’S EVE IN THE JUNCTION
Sun, Dec 31, till Midnight
Celebrate the New Year in West Seattle. The Junction restaurants are ready cheer 2018 in with festive specials.
Get involved with the fully festive volunteer opportunities throughout the holidays. Volunteers needed for the Dec 2nd tree lighting, helping Santa and families during the Santa Trolley rides on December 10th and 17th, plus many other fun and easy tasks in between. You can check out the volunteer page, plus sign up through the handy link on the page. Join the 100+ strong Junction volunteer team.
Thank you to the sponsors of Hometown Holidays: