West Seattle Saturday: Junction Tree Lighting & other holiday happenings; Westside School open house; more…

That’s the Junction Plaza Park Christmas Tree – photographed Friday afternoon, just about ready for tonight’s gala Hometown Holidays lighting ceremony at 5 pm (see you there)! That’s one of many events from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide (and our regular calendar) in this morning’s list of highlights:

WEST SEATTLE KIWANIS COMMUNITY PANCAKE BREAKFAST: As mentioned earlier this morning, it’s happening right now! Pancakes, juice, Husky Deli ham, photos with Santa, and more, till 11 am at the Masonic Hall, 40th and Edmunds. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots if you can (and note that West Seattle Hi-Yu is selling their blown-glass ornaments, too).

THE COVE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 9:30-11 am today, come check out this West Seattle preschool (WSB sponsor) – details here.

WESTSIDE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 10 am-noon today, you are invited to drop by Westside School (WSB sponsor), an independent elementary/middle school, at 7740 34th SW – last open house during this admission season. Official invitation with details here!

HOLIDAY ARTS AND CRAFTS: 3rd annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Show. 10 am-4 pm at Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation Social Hall, 7141 California SW. “You’ll find original and one-of-a-kind gifts: felted hats; knits; jewelry; watercolor paintings; designer bags and accessories; greeting cards and stocking stuffers; edible holiday goodies; glass art; Shibori fiber art; and more. Enjoy free refreshments. Cash and checks only.”

DRUM, DANCE, AND SING: 11 am at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse (9131 California SW), for kids and parents – details here.

AVALON GLASSWORKS OPEN HOUSE: Holiday Open House at Avalon Glassworks (2914 SW Avalon Way), noon-4 pm. Details on the Facebook event page. Buy a beautiful glass apple to benefit White Center Food Bank!

BENEFIT PET PORTRAITS: Noon-6 pm at Mind Unwind in The Admiral District, benefiting Art for Animals’ Sake. Details here.

‘SANTA PAWS’: Noon-3 pm, 4700 42nd Ave SW, Suite 600, Jefferson Square Shopping Center: Bring your dog, cat, friend, or family for a complimentary photo with Santa! Or, just drop by to say hello, and enjoy some coffee and holiday treats. Hosted again this year by Prudential Northwest Realty and West Seattle Food Bank. Accepting donations for the Food Bank & Toys for Tots, but no contribution is required. Appointments recommended but not necessary – 206-932-4500.

FREE HOME-RENOVATION WORKSHOP: 1 pm at Ventana Construction (WSB sponsor; California and Findlay), but call to see if there’s room – get the number and more info, here.


(“Ex-Westwood Santa” – photo courtesy Lisa Myers of CAPERS)
‘EX-WESTWOOD SANTA’ AT CAPERS: That’s where the Santa some knew as “Ex-Westwood Santa” (from 2010 and previous years) can be found. From CAPERS‘ Lisa Myers – It’s a fundraiser for the West Seattle Food Bank. Cash and canned food will be collected to share with our neighbors in need. 2-6 pm today (for other dates, and other Santas, see the Holiday Guide).

JUNCTION TRIVIA CRAWL: Starts at 3 pm today, but you have to sign up! Get the info here.

ART UNDER $100: South Park’s big annual event, 3:30 pm-9 pm, full details here

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AT FLEURT: 4-7 pm at Fleurt (4536 California SW). Proprietor Sam says, “We will be offering light snacks, a raffle, and door prizes. We would like our guests to bring along a food item for donation to the West Seattle Food Bank.”

HOMETOWN HOLIDAYS TREE LIGHTING IN THE JUNCTION: West Seattle Junction Hometown Holidays Christmas Tree Lighting, 5 pm. Junction Plaza Park (42nd/Alaska). Here’s the lineup, as published on WSB earlier this week, including live entertainment.

‘ROCKY HORROR’ AT THE ADMIRAL: Midnight tonight (like the first Saturday of most months) at Admiral Theater, it’s “Rocky Horror Picture Show” with shadow cast and all.

As long as this list is, it’s just part of what’s happening – see the Holiday Guide for more Santa photos, for Christmas tree sales, etc., and see the regular calendar for non-holiday events.

4 Replies to "West Seattle Saturday: Junction Tree Lighting & other holiday happenings; Westside School open house; more..."

  • Eugene December 1, 2012 (9:46 am)

    The Seattle Sampling artist tour is also continuing this weekend, with two West Seattle locations.


    • WSB December 1, 2012 (10:02 am)

      Thanks. it’s on either the Holiday Guide or Event Calendar or both and we gave it a shoutout in yesterday’s roundup but had too much else today.

  • Alki Resident December 1, 2012 (10:05 am)

    I just wanted to thank Capers for allowing this Santa to be in your store. He was our Santa for many many years. He watched my kids grow up. We really adored him,he loves this job and makes it obvious.
    We were devastated when he wasn’t welcomed back to Westwood and won’t go to their Santa.

  • A December 1, 2012 (4:49 pm)

    Love this Santa also! I just wish they could work something out with Rite Aid or Bartells to offer the photos like they used to do at Westwood.

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