West Seattle holidays: Festive day in The Junction

Today you can get more than fruit, vegetables, cheese, cider, baked goods, nuts, meat, fish, etc., at the West Seattle Farmers’ Market – you can get a balloon creation! As mentioned in our morning preview, it’s a special solstice/holiday edition of the WSFM today. Some booths are decorated, like Whistling Train Farm:

On the east side of the market, you’ll find a booth where you can vote for the “best decorated booth.” As always, the market’s open until 2, at 44th/Alaska in The Junction. And just down the street, at City Mouse (4218 SW Alaska), you’ll find Santa Claus:

Photos today are DIY – donations go (as you might have guessed by the sign) to WestSide Baby, which helps local kids year-round. Santa’s scheduled to be there until 3 pm, and that’s also closing time for the Belgian Draft Mule-drawn carriage making round-trips from the southwest corner of California/Alaska, courtesy of West Seattle Junction Hometown Holidays (co-sponsored by WSB). And of course, up and down California, as well as along Alaska and Oregon and 42nd and 41st, local independent retailers are there to help you with your last-Sunday-before-Christmas gift shopping – have fun!

4 Replies to "West Seattle holidays: Festive day in The Junction"

  • Azimuth December 22, 2013 (1:23 pm)

    Many thanks to Santa at City Mouse. Got some great photos!

  • Maggie December 22, 2013 (3:17 pm)

    That’s my very favorite Santa! He also goes by George and has been known to be spotted on Vashon. It’s always magical to bump into him on the ferry…

  • Westgirl December 22, 2013 (8:46 pm)

    Yes, Santa at City Mouse was so sweet! My daughter and I had a great day in the junction. Santa, face painting, carriage ride and hot cocoa! We love living in WS!!

  • Lina December 22, 2013 (9:57 pm)

    Once again a wonderful sunday in the Junction, I love west seattle! My family LOVED the mule carriage rides and Santa was wonderful and sweet with my 2.5 year old. This was the first year he was really old enough to sort of get who Santa is and it was really cute to watch. Thanks George for giving my little boy a memorable day in our neighborhood! Thank you to all who make this extra stuff possible. I hope the payoff of additional business in the Junction offsets some of the costs of bringing in the carriage and Santa etc. I love these extras and it really does make us stay in WS on the weekends, shopping and dining locally. Thank you thank you for helping make our peninsula a vibrant place to live!

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