(Photo by Long Bach Nguyen during our stormy weather earlier this week; click image for larger view)
It’s almost ALL about the holidays today, except for our first highlight (and a few other notes you’ll find on our regular calendar):
CHIEF SEALTH ALUMNI BASKETBALL GAME: A first-ever event brings a big night of basketball to the Sealth gym (2600 SW Thistle) tonight, starting at 5 pm – girls/boys scrimmages followed by the men’s/women’s alumni games; full details and lineups are in our updated preview, here.
Now, on to the holiday events and sales (SHOP LOCAL!), from the WSB West Seattle Holidays Guide:
HOLIDAY GIFT FAIR AT THE LONGHOUSE: The Duwamish Tribe invites the public to its Longhouse in West Seattle for a Native Holiday Gift Fair, today through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm: “Unique gifts in every price range. Fine art, native crafts, regalia, cards, jewelry, T-shirts, smoked salmon and more. Lots of snacks – frybread, baked goods, hot chocolate and more. November 23rd is National Native American Heritage Day! Free admission and parking for shoppers.” 4705 W. Marginal Way SW; 206-431-1582.
(Photo added 11:40 am, barbecue at M2SO as they celebrate!)
MOUNTAIN TO SOUND OUTFITTERS 3RD ANNIVERSARY SALE: 3602 SW Alaska in The Junction, 10 am-7 pm – full details in our calendar listing. And a barbecue!
JAN’S HAPPY HOUR: Jan’s Beauty Supply in The Junction is having Holiday Happy Hours every Friday during the holiday season, 3-5:30 pm, offering snacks/beverages and weekly specials.
BLACK FRIDAY DEALS IN THE JUNCTION: The West Seattle Junction Association website has published this guide to some of what you’ll find today (including special discounts at WSB sponsor Click! Design That Fits).
TONY’S MARKET TREE SALES START: Per their sign – 9 am today is the start of tree sales at Tony’s (35th/Barton).
HOLY ROSARY TREE LOT OPENS TODAY: Holy Rosary Tree Lot (WSB sponsor), 3rd year for the “new location” north of the school at 41st/Dakota. As always, part of this lot’s proceeds benefit West Seattle Helpline, Hickman House (domestic-violence shelter), and West Seattle Food Bank.
WEST SEATTLE LIGHTS: The Helmstetler Family Christmas Spectacular designed by Jim Winder at 3908 SW Charlestown is scheduled to start up tonight at 5 – here’s the official season schedule. (Tomorrow is the ceremony and Judy Pancoast concert at 7 pm, with Charlestown closed in that block SATURDAY NIGHT ONLY.)