New Year’s Eve in the Junction

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Saturday December 31st

After 7pm through Jan 1st before 10am

The West Seattle Junction merchants feel it’s important to stay safe while celebrating incoming 2017. On Saturday, December 31st from 7pm through Sunday, January 1st 10am we invite you to leave your car overnight in one of our FREE Junction parking lots.  Please pick up your car by 10am though, so we have plenty of parking for the January 1st brunch crowds. Happy New Year from the merchants!

Read the latest newsletter to find out which restaurants are offering free champagne toasts

Cocoa and Coat Drive West Seattle Helpline Benefit

hometown-holidaysKiwanis and West Seattle Junction Merchants Cocoa and Coat Drive
Sunday, December 18th
10am – 2pm
Farmers Market

Join the Junction Association and West Seattle Kiwanis at the West Seattle Farmers Market for a taste of the holidays and several activities to enjoy. Share warmth with those in need by donating a new or gently used coat. Enjoy a warm seasonal hot cocoa donated by West Seattle Christian Church. All coats donated to the West Seattle Helpline.

Look for the Kiwanis tent at the All Walk by Cupcake Royale and the Santa House.

Photo Credit: West Seattle Blog

Community Caroling

emerald-city-voicesJoin the community with some Junction caroling!

Thursday, December 15th

6pm – 7pm

Meet at Junction Plaza Park (42nd and Alaska)

Enjoy an evening of caroling with Emerald City Voices. Meet at Junction Plaza Park with your family, friends and neighbors for a stroll around the Junction.

Emerald City Voices is an a cappella ensemble that has been singing together since 2005, beginning with an appearance at the festive Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition. Since then, they have sung National Anthems at Mariners games, on the Argosy Christmas Ship, for the PNB Nutcracker, on local TV and radio stations, and all around the Seattle area. They love to sing together, and especially love spreading cheer around the holidays!

Giving Tree at Capers

capersHickman House and CAPERS

-…Star light, star bright, paper stars I see tonight…

CAPERS 4525 California Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98116

9am-5pm Sunday, 10am-6pm Monday- Saturday


Please join CAPERS this holiday season for the 27th Annual Hickman House Giving Tree. Every year CAPERS sponsors this event to help those in our neighborhood who are less fortunate. The CAPERS Giving Tree benefits Hickman House, a local transitional housing program for women and children who are recovering from domestic violence.

Participating is easy.

  1. Choose a star from our tree at our location in West Seattle.
  2. Purchase the wish
  3. Return your gift to CAPERS by 12/22, just in time for holiday giving (no giftwrap needed!)


Hickman House is fully furnished 10-unit apartment complex and transitional housing program for survivors of domestic violence. Hickman House’s mission is to help transition families exiting emergency shelter back to self-sufficient living. During 6 to 24 month stays, Hickman House allows families time to gather resources to become economically independent and to strengthen their social support systems while living in a safe, supportive environment.



CAPERS is the home entertaining and gift shop in the West Seattle Junction that features locally sourced, eco-friendly and fairly-traded products to make your house a home. Owner, Lisa Myers and staff, dedicate both time and resources to help those in the neighborhood that are less fortunate.

To learn more visit, or call them at 206-932-0371

Caspar Babypants at Easy Street Records

caspar-babypantsSaturday, December 17th
Easy Street Records
4559 California Ave SW
Caspar Babypants is also known as Chris Ballew, twice Grammy nominated lead singer and songwriter for the Seattle band The Presidents of the United States of America. A bunch of years ago Chris rediscovered turn of the century folk and traditional music and focused on a more simple approach that gave birth to Caspar Babypants. His wife Kate Endle is a huge influence toward his transformation and writing style for kids and does all the cover art for the albums. Chris says, “I want to make music for the very young because I admire their associative inventive imaginations and as an adult I nurture that same creativity in myself.”
Join your neighborhood for this FREE music concert brought to you by your West Seattle Merchants, the West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCA and Easy Street Records.

West Seattle Music Academy at CAPERS

Basic RGBSaturday, December 10th

5pm – 6:30pm


4525 California Ave SW

Come on over to CAPERS on Saturday, December 10th 5pm – 6:30pm to hear the sweet sounds of some of West Side Music Academy‘s students! These kids have been busily practicing their instruments and can’t wait to spread their holiday cheer. Listen to the kids while shopping at CAPERS for the perfect West Seattle gift.

West Side Music is located just at the edge of the West Seattle Junction at California and Dakota streets and has been happily sharing music in the West Seattle community since 1999, offering lessons, music therapy, and instrument rentals.

Campout for a Cause

static1-squarespace-comCampout for a Cause; Feed those in need this Holiday Season.

The Holiday season is particularly difficult for those in need and the West Seattle Food Bank needs help now more than ever. It is with this in mind there is a  ‘Campout for a Cause’ food drive in the West Seattle Hotwire Coffee Parking Lot (4410 California Ave SW) this Friday evening 12/2 through Saturday 12/03/16. The goal is to fill the staging area with non-perishable food donations from the greater West Seattle Community folks and businesses. They will also be accepting cash, check and charge donations on site in lieu of food. All proceeds go to the Food Bank.

This effort is being organized by Owen Wright of Wright Innovations & Design, E. Glenn Leimbacher of PromoShop, and the Hotwire Coffee folks. “We are always looking for ways to help the community” said Owen Wright, “Combining my love of camping out rain or shine with the needs of the West Seattle Food Bank is a big winner in my mind”. “We’ll be out there with tents, sleeping bags, and a fire pit making S’mores for those who come by and donate”. He added.

The Campout will coincide with the Junction Christmas Tree Lighting so why not come on out and make a night of it. Shop, Donate, and get into the Holiday Spirit. Those that come by will also receive a free gift while supplies last!

Questions, donations and comments can be directed to;

Owen Wright at 206-380-7518 or E. Glenn Leimbacher at 206-423-8059.

Santa Paws Returns to Windermere

winderemere-santa-pawsFree pet photos with Santa against a festive holiday backdrop! Windermere in the Junction is hosting this ‘pawsome’ free event. Bring canned food donations for the West Seattle Food Bank.


4526 California Ave SW

Sunday, December 10th

10am – 1pm

West Seattle Junction Night Market

Basic RGB‘Tis the season for Santa, shopping, eggnog sipping, and a myriad of merriment.  Celebrate the holidays at home—right here in The Junction with a West Seattle first – Street Night Market!

Sing carols with your family at the Tree Lighting Event, then join the first Junction Street Night Market, hosted by your favorite shops (Bakery Nouveau and West Seattle Cyclery). Buy local West Seattle swag (Seattle Logo Pro), and even pick up a wreath or tree (Holy Rosary).  Meet Santa and snap some pics, take a listen to holiday duo Sundae+Mr Goessl – all without leaving West Seattle.

Because whether you celebrate Christmas in your community, Hanukkah in your hamlet, or Kwanzaa in the confines of our little “island,” there’s nothing more personal than coming together in your very own neighborhood to share the true spirit of the season with loving family, caring neighbors and cherished friends.

Start your own Hometown Holiday tradition this year—see you in The Junction for the tree lighting and night market!

Saturday, December 3rd

Junction Plaza Park (42nd and Alaska St)

Night Market 4pm – 8pm

Tree Lighting 4:30pm – 5:30pm