They say it’s better to give than to receive. But choose to give local this holiday season, and you’ll receive even more. When you check off your list at The Junction, you are not only giving your friends and family unique local gifts you might not find anywhere else, but you are also receiving a special connection to your community and the satisfaction of supporting your neighbor. There’s a certain joy in knowing that you’re backing your local bike shop or guitar store, your go-to gift shop or toy store, your favorite barista or friendly farmer. It’s a feeling that harkens back to simpler times and smaller towns when shoppers knew every shopkeeper, butcher and baker by name.
Shopping local sparks the magic of true hometown holiday spirit.
What’s more, The Junction has so much in store for everyone. Experience the magic of the season with a full array of holiday inspired events.
Small Business Saturday
Saturday, Nov 26
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.
Saturday, Dec 3, 4-8pm
Stroll the Night Market before and after the tree lighting. You’ll find unique gifts made locally all wrapped up with holiday flair.
Saturday, Dec 3, 4:45pm – 5:30pm
The Junction presents our 13th Annual Tree Lighting Event. It’s a community event for family, friends and neighbors. Held in Junction Plaza Park at 42nd and Alaska we present a full music and comedy line-up, with the finale – the tree lighting.
Shop Late Thursdays
Dec 8, 15, 22
Experience the wonder of West Seattle! Many Junction retailers are open late on Thursdays. Pair with happy hour and you’ve got a great night out.
Holiday Art Walk
Thursday, Dec 8, 6-9pm
Take a walk on the wild side and find a truly unique gift. Explore art exhibits and trunk shows hosted by Junction businesses.
Saturday, Dec 10, 5pm-7pm
Ring in the spirit of the season with live holiday music with the West Side Music Academy at Capers. Fun for the entire family. Stay after for some holiday shopping.
Thursday, Dec 15, 6pm-7pm
Emerald City Voices
Meet at Junction Plaza Park at 42nd and Alaska to join in a stroll around the Junction. You’ll be stopping at local business to sing the season with holiday cheer.
Santa’s House and Holiday Farmers Market
Sunday, Dec 11 and 18, 10a-2p
Santa is coming to The Junction to listen your children’s Christmas requests. At “Santa’s House”, you’ll find a festive tent to drop in for a hug and a smile. Bring your camera and capture your own special moment. We’ll also be collecting diapers for WestSide Baby. Bring a pack of diapers to help out families who need them the most. Find Santa and WestSide Baby at the All Walk by Key Bank.
Saturday, Dec 17 6:30pm
Easy Street Records
Enjoy our own West Seattle Caspar Babypants as he strums up favorite children’s tunes and some holiday favorites.
Cocoa and Coat Drive
Sunday, Dec 18, 10a-2p
Join the Junction Association and West Seattle Kiwanis at the 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. All coats donated to the West Seattle Helpline. Cocoa donated by West Seattle Christian Church.
Last Minute Dash
Friday and Saturday Dec 23 and 24
Don’t panic! Your Junction retailers, restaurants, coffee shops and bakeries are ready to help you select the perfect (last minute) gift. We’ll be ready to guide you with your the last minute purchase. Phew!
Saturday, Dec 31
Celebrate the New Year in West Seattle. The Junction restaurants are ready cheer in 2017 with festive specials.
Thank you to the following sponsors: