West Seattle Sunday: Caroling; carriage rides; wrapping; concerts…

(Photo by Monty)
(updated) Eighteen Sunday highlights, from both the WSB Holiday Events/Info Guide and year-round calendar:

FEEDBACK FOOTBALL: The Seahawks play back east this morning, and Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) is opening its doors early so you can come watch the game and enjoy breakfast specials. (6451 California SW)

HOLY ROSARY TREE LOT’S FINAL DAY: No Christmas tree yet? Planning to get one today? It’s the final scheduled day for the Holy Rosary Tree Lot (WSB sponsor), north of the school. Part of this lot’s proceeds benefit West Seattle Helpline, Hickman House (domestic-violence shelter), and West Seattle Food Bank. (41st/Dakota)

MULE-DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES: West Seattle Junction Hometown Holidays brings back the tradition today and next Sunday, 11 am-4 pm. Belgian Draft Mules pull the carriages around The Junction; you ride for free. Look for the pickup/dropoff spot. (California/Alaska)

CAROLING TO BENEFIT FOOD BANKS: We 3 Carolers, joined by members of the SSCC Choir, will sing in The Junction to raise money for the West Seattle and White Center Food Banks. We will be caroling on the corner in front of Key Bank from 11:30 am until 3 pm. “Stop by, give generously, and if the holiday spirit moves you, sing along!” (California/Alaska)

TRANSPORTATION TALK: Second day of the West Seattle Transportation Coalition “listening tour,” with a visit this time to Cupcake Royale in The Junction, 11 am-1 pm. Stop by and tell WSTC reps what you think the priorities should be, as explained here. (California/Alaska)

HIGHLAND PARK NEIGHBORS’ WORK PARTY: Noon-3 pm, come help move mulch to spruce up the slope in the Kenyon/14th/15th vicinity, as previewed here.

STUDIO SALE: Noon-5 pm, fine photography and art sale at Gregor Jamroski’s studio, details here. (10823 36th SW)

SANTA AT DAKOTA PLACE PARK: 1-4 pm at Dakota Place Park, with a food-bank fundraiser/foodraiser, sponsored by My Seattle Realty, which is donating one digital photo free – 2-can West Seattle Food Bank (or $) requested – others available for purchase from photographer Gail Ann. Reservations requested: Specify 1-2, 2-3 or 3-4 pm in e-mail to office@myseattlerealty.com. (California Ave SW and SW Dakota St)

SANTA AT CAPERS: DIY photos with “Ex-Westwood” Santa at CAPERS continue this Saturday/Sunday from 1 to 5 pm. Suggested donation per sitting $10; all donations benefit the West Seattle Food Bank.

‘WRAP IT UP’: Gift-wrapping fundraiser for Furry Faces and AARF Foundations’ animal-advocacy work, by donation. First session today, 2-7 pm at Beveridge Place Pub. (6413 California SW)

‘LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL’: Matinee today – 3 pm, ArtsWest (WSB sponsor) in The Junction. (4711 California SW)

‘MIRACLE ON 34TH’ FINALE: 3 pm matinee is your last chance to join Twelfth Night Productions for “Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Radio Play.”

(Photo by Gary Wigle)
Show’s at Kenyon Hall. (7904 35th SW)

FAUNTLEROY CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Christmas Concert at Fauntleroy Church: 4 pm in the sanctuary, with reception to follow. Choristers from Peace Lutheran Church will join the Fauntleroy choir to bring nearly 60 voices to bear on a varied program, including Franz Biebl’s “Ave Maria” and Morten Lauridson’s “O Magnum Mysterium.” Seattle Symphony alumnus Mannfried Funk will play cello. Free. (9140 California SW)

‘COCOA CRIS CRINGLE’ SANTA AT EASY STREET: Meet Easy Street Records‘ Santa for photos/donation drive benefiting the West Seattle Food Bank. 4-7 pm. $20, or $15 with donation of 1 nonperishable food item or toy, includes 3 photos sent to you and 1 printed on site. (California/Alaska)

CARTOONING SANTA AT LUNA PARK CAFE: 5-8 pm, meet Cartooning Santa at Luna Park Café, drawing free cartoons for the kids, with drink specials for all ages. (2918 SW Avalon Way)

BOOZE, BALLS, BINGO HOLIDAY EDITION: 5:30 pm at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) with Tru St. James and Mama Tits, guest appearance by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence – including a winter-coat drive for Treehouse. (6451 California SW)

CARMINA ANGELORUM CONCERT: 7:30-9 pm at Holy Rosary Church, an evening concert of elegant music celebrating winter and the holiday season, featuring harpist Juliet Stratton and the young women of Prime Voci and Cantamus. Works by Benjamin Britten, John Rutter, Bernard Hughes, Paul Carey, R. Murray Shafer, and Bob Chilcott. Sponsored by the Seattle Girls’ Choir. Tickets: $12, $8/Senior & Students – buy tickets at the door or at BrownPaperTickets.com. (42nd/Genesee)

FINAL DAY FOR VILLAGE GREEN GIVING TREE: At the Christmas Tree Lot at Village Green Perennial Nursery, it’s the last day to participate in a giving tree with wish-list tags to sponsor 31 special people through Jubilee Women’s Center, which support women experiencing poverty to build stable and fulfilling futures! All unwrapped gifts are due back today, so they are ready to be wrapped by the staff at Jubilee the next day. (10223 26th SW)

Other giving opportunities are listed in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Event/Info Guide.

6 Replies to "West Seattle Sunday: Caroling; carriage rides; wrapping; concerts..."

  • miws December 15, 2013 (7:08 am)

    Though only about two and a half blocks apart, Santa is going to get quite the workout the first three hours, between Capers and Dakota Place Park, what with after each sitting having to run back and forth between the venues, with the excuse that he “…needs to feed the Reindeer”.



  • lg December 15, 2013 (9:13 am)

    Pathfinder k-8 wreath sales taking place today at the Farmers Market! Support our outdoor education and autism programs by buying a beautiful handmade wreath!

  • macky December 15, 2013 (10:19 am)

    Just got our christmas tree from son in law trees for the 3rd year in a row. Their new location on alki beach is beautiful, my family and I enjoyed some hot coco from ampersand and caroused the huge tree selection. We also bought their new t shirts!

  • ACG December 15, 2013 (5:08 pm)

    We had an awesome day in the Junction! We listened to the carolers, sipped hot cocoa, my daughter got her face painted, rode the carriage (fun!!), did Christmas shopping and had dinner. What a great day in West Seattle!!!!!

  • Christina December 15, 2013 (8:56 pm)

    We arrived in the junction a little late today… 3:30 and the mule carriage rides were supposed to end at 4. But they were no where to be seen. Was the time posted wrong? Or did they leave early? My son was disappointed. Did anyone else have the same experience?

    • WSB December 15, 2013 (9:07 pm)

      The original information we had said 4 pm. Then we heard 3 pm when we arrived in The Junction, so that’s what our story said: http://westseattleblog.com/2013/12/west-seattle-holidays-seenheard-in-the-junction
      We try our best to double-verify everything but once in a very rare while, a time is off, so whatever its origin, we apologize. One year they ran noon-4, but in more recent years it’s been 11-3. So we’re changing next week’s calendar to 3 pm to be sure. – TR

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