West Seattle Holiday Guide 2015

The WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide is sponsored by Wyatt’s Jewelers in Westwood Village:

Updated 11/25/2015: Welcome to this year’s WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide! Holiday event or venue missing? Please let us know ASAP so we can add it! As usual, we’ll be updating this daily to add what’s new and remove what’s already happened.


(WSB file photo, Eastridge Church turkey giveaway)

DONATE TURKEYS FOR WCFB: The White Center Food Bank (10829 8th Ave SW) is accepting turkeys until 7 pm Wednesday (November 25); also, financial gifts are always appreciated, and you can donate online at whitecenterfoodbank.org/donate.”

LUNCHES WITH LOVE: On Wednesday, November 25th, you can help with this neighborhood-born project to help get food and warmth to people on the street. Here’s how.

And on Thanksgiving Day …

TURKEY DAY WORKOUT: From the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor):

West Seattle Group Exercise: 8:00 – 9:30 am
Fauntleroy Group Exercise: 8:30 – 10:00 am
Fauntleroy Group Cycle: 8:30 – 10:00 am

Join your friends and workout buddies in a fast-paced group exercise featuring an all-star cast of West Seattle and Fauntleroy YMCA fitness professionals. Micole will also be hosting a group cycle class at Fauntleroy for the first 15 participants. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the West Seattle Food Bank. Gymnasium open only. No child care. No locker rooms. Doors open 15 minutes early and close when classes start – don’t be late! Free for all!

(WS is at 36th/Snoqualmie in The Triangle; Fauntleroy is at 9140 California SW)

THANKSGIVING FRISBEE: From “WSUFF – West Seattle Ultimate Family Frisbee – coed inter-generational disc”:

WSUFF is excited to present a Thanksgiving gathering for gentle kind ultimate frisbee pickup at 9 am Thanksgiving Thursday at Walt Hundley field, High Point, West Seattle.

Enjoy a kind pre-turkey runaround, then your feast. Catch the disc then throw the disc. Each in order.

At 9 am Beginners, families and wise masters take the field. At ten o’clock Regulars kindly join.

See you Thanksgiving morning at 9 am.

(The field is at 34th/Myrtle)

THANKSGIVING POTLUCK: 11 am-3 pm on the patio outside Tully’s on Alki. Details here. (2676 Alki SW)

(WSB photo from 2013 Hall at Fauntleroy Thanksgiving)

HALL OF FAUNTLEROY’S FREE DINNER: Again this year, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering will host a free, elegant Thanksgiving dinner for the community, noon-3 pm. Plenty of volunteers already are lined up but some donations are welcome, as noted in our preview:

We do accept desserts. They can be dropped off at the Hall at Fauntleroy on Thanksgiving Day from 10 AM on. This year we are also holding a sock and blanket drive. We are trying to fill our cargo van! We will be distributing them on Thanksgiving and also to a shelter. People can drop off new socks and blankets to our office in Sodo at 4101 Airport Way S or there is a collection bin at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse at 9131 Fauntleroy Way SW.

The Hall is on the south end of the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse. (9131 California SW)

WEST SEATTLE EAGLES’ FREE DINNER: Once again, the Eagles plan a free community Thanksgiving dinner on the holiday – follow the link for menu details. 2-5 pm. (4426 California SW)

FREE THANKSGIVING MEAL IN SOUTH PARK: The South Park Senior Center sent word that it is hosting a free Thanksgiving meal for anyone who would like to attend. It’s at the South Park Neighborhood Center, 11 am-2 pm. (8201 10th Ave S.)

THANKSGIVING GROCERY-STORE HOURS: Who’s open and who’s closed? We are updating the list here and will make a note here when it’s complete.

*First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (WSB sponsor): Thanksgiving Eve (Wednesday, November 25), 7 pm, Vespers & Holy Eucharist, 4105 California SW
*St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church is having a Thanksgiving Eve service:

Thanksgiving Eve Eucharist – Wednesday, November 25, at 6:30 PM

Join us in giving thanks to God for bountiful blessings. Holy Eucharist with a pie-and-refreshments reception following.

The Right Reverend Greg Rickel, Bishop of Olympia, will preside at the service. Reverend Michael Carroccino, Priest-in-Charge at St. John’s, will preach.

(3050 California SW)

*Hope Lutheran Church – 7 pm Wednesday, Thanksgiving Celebration service. (42nd SW & SW Oregon)

Holy Family Catholic Church, Thanksgiving morning service at 9 am. (20th/Roxbury)

*West Side Presbyterian Church, Thanksgiving Praise Service on Thanksgiving Day at 10 am. (3601 California SW)

Please let us know if your church is having one too!

C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7 am-2 pm Thanksgiving Day (5612 California SW)
Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor): 8 am-2 pm Thanksgiving Day (4410 California SW)
Freshy’s, open 7 am-2 pm Thanksgiving Day (2735 California SW)
Caffé Ladro, open 6 am-2 pm Thanksgiving Day (7011 California SW)
Café Osita (35th/Webster) will be open 8 am-noon Thanksgiving Day
Caffé Delia in White Center, open 8 am-noon Thanksgiving Day
Junction Starbucks, open 5 am-4 pm

Adding anyone else we hear from by Wednesday pm, so if you’re open on the holiday – please e-mail to let us know – editor@westseattleblog.com

THANKSGIVING RESTAURANTS:: As of 11/23/2015, here’s what we have so far in terms of who’ll be open. If you have any additions/deletions/changes, please e-mail us at editor@westseattleblog.com – thank you!

ALSO OPEN THANKSGIVING: The Beer Junction is open until midnight Thanksgiving Eve and 10 am-2 pm on Thanksgiving Day, “last call for pours is 1:30 pm and last call for growlers is 1:45 pm.”

WHAT TO DO AFTER DINNER: The first show of music-synched West Seattle Lights is at 7 pm on Thanksgiving night (3908 SW Charlestown) … Admiral Theater is usually open for moviegoing – check here (2343 California SW)


(WSB photo from 2013 Duwamish Native Holiday Gift Fair)

NOVEMBER 27, 28, 29: Duwamish Native Holiday Gift Fair at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse, 10 am-4 pm each day, free, all ages.

The Duwamish Tribe invites the public to its Longhouse Thanksgiving weekend for a Native Holiday Gift Fair. Buy directly from native artists and craft persons. Lots of holiday spirit and a big lighted tree. Unique gifts in every price range– fine art, native crafts, regalia, cards, jewelry, t-shirts, smoked salmon and more. Snacks: soup of day, hot chocolate and more. Celebrate National Native American Heritage Day on Nov. 27th! Free admission and parking for shoppers.

P.S. Chief Sealth IHS students will be selling the West Seattle Wildlife Calendar! (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)

DECEMBER 4: Wyatt’s Jewelers (WSB sponsor) open house @ Westwood Village, 10 am-6 pm. (2600 SW Barton)

DECEMBER 5: 6th annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Show in the Social Hall at Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation Social Hall, 10 am-4 pm. “You’ll find original and one-of a kind gifts: jewelry, knits felted hats, paintings (watercolor and other media), designer bags and accessories, greeting cards and stocking stuffers, edible holiday goodies, glass art, fiber art and more. Plus there are free refreshments and the event is free. Cash and checks only.” (7141 California SW)

DECEMBER 5: Open house at Fleurt: “Extended hours 10 am to 6 pm. Lucky door prizes handed out throughout the day along with appetizers and beverages. Spend $100 or more and get a free mini succulent or cactus. Enter to win a custom holiday wreath.” (4536 California SW)

DECEMBER 6TH: The 7th annual St. Nicholas Faire at First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (WSB sponsor) is being held to raise money for the West Seattle Food Bank and the West Seattle Helpline.

Every dollar that is contributed goes directly to these two great organizations, which provide so much assistance to members of the West Seattle community. We offer appetizers and spiced cider or mulled wine; silent auction of gift baskets featuring beer, wine, coffee, cocoa, kitchen items, games, puzzles, art activities, Seahawk & Mariner gear, baked goods, children’s books, etc, and gift cards from local merchants and restaurants. Plus a ring-toss game and wine tasting.

WHEN: Sunday, December 6, 2015, 4 pm-7 pm
WHERE: First Lutheran Church of West Seattle – lower level
DONATION: $5 per person with non-perishable food item or $15 per family with food donation for each member. If no food donation then $10 per person or $25 per family

(4105 California SW)

DECEMBER 8-9: Craft Bazaar by local artists and crafters at Admiral Bird, featuring LOCAL holiday shopping options. 5-8 pm. (California/Admiral)

DECEMBER 10: Craft Fair and Art Show at Lafayette Elementary, 5:30-7:30 pm. Students and adults selling homemade goods to the community. (California/Lander)

DECEMBER 10: West Seattle Art Walk, December/holiday edition, 6-9 pm. Check wsartwalk.com for artists/venues.

DECEMBER 11: HomeStreet Bank (WSB sponsor) celebrates its two-year anniversary in West Seattle, featuring free photos with Santa (as mentioned above), a hot cocoa bar, warm apple cider, holiday treats, and more, 3-6 pm! Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the West Seattle Food Bank. (41st/Alaska)

DECEMBER 12-13: C & P Coffee (WSB sponsor) Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair:

A free event featuring unique, local arts and crafts.

Handmade jewelry, toys, clothing, prints , paintings, furniture and more

Saturday, Dec 12 from 9 am-3 pm

Sunday, Dec 13 from 8 am- 2 pm

(5612 California SW)

DECEMBER 13: Open House and Deck the Walls, Hotwire Online Coffeehouse, 2 pm-5 pm
Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/1721809404715193/
Who loves local art, easy holiday shopping, and a sparkling open house? Celebrate original art and shopping local with the annual Hotwire holiday open house. Holiday inspired food, sparkling drinks, giveaways, raffles and the crown of the event – Deck the Walls. Join Hotwire and co-host Todd D. Martin Lifestyle Designer as we present Deck the Walls, 2015. Shop local directly from the walls. All art will be priced under $50 and 100% of the proceeds goes directly to the artist. We’ll wrap it too, compliments of Furry Faces Foundation. Meet friends, enjoy some delish food, support local artists! It’s all happening at the open house. (4410 California SW)


(Santa Brunches at Salty’s – scroll down for info in this section!)

NOVEMBER 27 & DECEMBER 24: You’ll find Santa visiting Endolyne Joe’s (WSB sponsor) at 10 am on both of these dates! (9261 45th SW)

NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 24: Santa at Westwood Villageinfo here.

DECEMBER 5: Santa photos for kids up to age 10 are part of the Kiwanis Club of West Seattle‘s 67th annual pancake breakfast, 7-11 am at Alki Masonic Hall. Tickets are $8 advance, $10 at the door, kids under 10 eat free. Buy advance tickets online or call Stephanie at 206-920-3900. **Bring unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots!!** (40th/Edmunds)

DECEMBER 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 24: Santa Brunches at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor). “During December, Santa is in the building and ready for his close-up with children of all ages. This year we are lucky to have ballerinas from Evergreen City Ballet joining Santa. Reservations are highly recommended at all locations.” 10 am-2 pm except on Christmas Eve, 11 am-2 pm. (1936 Harbor SW)

DECEMBER 10, 11, 12, 13, 19: Santa Al has a busy schedule around Puget Sound during the holidays; these are the dates and places to find him in West Seattle: “Santa will be walking around at the West Seattle Art Walk and Open Late Thursday the 10th from 5-9 pm. HomeStreet Bank (41st/Alaska) Friday the 11th from 3-6 PM; JF Henry (4445 California SW) December 12th, 11 am-2 pm. Then that night at the Menashe Family Lights (5605 Beach Drive SW) 6-10 pm, “Santa and a can for West Seattle Food Bank.” Sunday the 13th, Santa visits My Three Little Birds (6959 California SW) from 11 am-2 pm. On the 19th at Tram’s Hair Salon (4110 California SW), 10 am-1 pm. At most stops, Santa is sponsored by the businesses and all photos that you take are free; a $5 photo is available at My Three Little Birds and JF Henry.

DECEMBER 11: HomeStreet Bank (WSB sponsor) celebrates its two-year anniversary in West Seattle, featuring free photos with Santa (as mentioned above), a hot cocoa bar, warm apple cider, holiday treats, and more, 3-6 pm! Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the West Seattle Food Bank. (41st/Alaska)

DECEMBER 20: Come to Santa’s House in The Junction, 10 am-2 pm. “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. Live music too. Meet at Key Bank.” (California/Alaska)


DECEMBER 4: Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish & School invites you to “Light Up the Night: An Evening of Caroling and Community,” with Christmas caroling, arts and crafts, cookies and hot cocoa, and of course, lights! “Please bring non-perishable food items to fill our sleigh and help our community.” 7 pm. (35th/Myrtle)

DECEMBER 5: West Seattle Junction Tree Lighting, 5-6 pm. “The Junction presents our 12th annual Tree Lighting \ Event. It’s a community event for family, friends and neighbors. It will be held in Junction Plaza Park. And this year, Alaska Street will be closed!” (42nd/Alaska)

(co-sponsored by WSB)

(2012 WSB photo)

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY: November 28. “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.”

SHOP LATE THURSDAYS: December 3, 10, 17. “Want an evening shopping alternative to stuffy malls? Many Junction retailers are open late on Thursdays. Pair with happy hour and you’ve got a great night out.”

JUNCTION HOLIDAY PARTY: December 5, 4-8 pm. “Stroll The Junction and discover a progressive party hosted by Junction businesses who will stay open late. You’ll find nibbles, drinks, games, and deals all wrapped up with holiday flair.”

JUNCTION TREE LIGHTING: December 5, 5-6 pm. “The Junction presents our 12th annual Tree Lighting Event. It’s a community event for family, friends and neighbors. It will be held in Junction Plaza Park at 42nd and Alaska. And this year, Alaska Street will be closed!”

COMMUNITY CAROLING, COCOA, AND COAT DRIVE: December 13, 10 am-2 pm. “Join the Junction Association and West Seattle Kiwanis at the Farmers Market for a taste of the holidays and several activities to enjoy. And to share warmth with those in need, we will collect coats, blankets and warm items.” (California/Alaska)

HOLIDAY ART WALK: December 10, 6-9 pm. “Take a walk on the wild side and find a truly unique gift. Explore art exhibits and trunk shows hosted by Junction businesses. And listen for Figgy Pudding Carolers…”

COME TO SANTA’S HOUSE: Sunday, December 20, 10 am-2 pm. “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. Live music too. Meet at Key Bank.” (California/Alaska)


DECEMBER 5 (but reserve your ticket by November 30): Christmas Tea at St. John’s. “A wonderful holiday event with fresh brewed teas, sweets, savories, entertainment, door prizes, silent auction, and raffle,” 2-5 pm.

Event ticket prices:
$15.00/seniors 70+
$10.00/children 10 and under

Raffle ticket prices: $1 for one, $5 for six. Enter for a chance to win a beautiful full/queen hand-made quilt.

At St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church – follow the link to contact the church for your ticket (3050 California SW)

DECEMBER 5: 3rd annual 12 Bars of Christmas West Seattle, 4 pm-1:30 am – more details on the official FB page. (Multiple locations)

DECEMBER 9: Gingerbread House Making at Delridge Community Center. 6-7 pm – more info here. (4501 Delridge Way SW)

DECEMBER 10: “Mix, Mingle, & Jingle” with the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce, 5:30-8 pm party at the Sanctuary at Admiral. Buy your ticket online. (42nd SW & SW Lander)

DECEMBER 14-18: DIY Holiday Crafts for teens at Hiawatha Community Center, 2:30-4 pm each day. Details in our listing. (2700 California SW)

DECEMBER 14: Holiday Cookie Decorating Class for the whole family at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor), 6 pm. Reservations required – get all the info here. (1936 Harbor SW)

DECEMBER 18: Winter Festival at High Point Community Center – celebrate holiday traditions from around the world, 5-7 pm. (6920 34th SW)

DECEMBER 19: Winter Fest at Southwest Teen Life Center, 7-10 pm, with dinner at 7, games and more at 8. (2801 SW Thistle)


NOVEMBER 28: Gary Benson will be performing, with a talented cast, an acoustic set of Christmas songs at C & P Coffee Company, 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

DECEMBER 6: Admiral Sings Christmas! “West Seattle’s favorite family Christmas sing-along. Join the fun to sing everything from White Christmas to Silent Night to Frosty the Snowman!” 4 pm, Admiral Church; Come at 3:30 for a sumptuous chocolate buffet, yum! It’s FREE! See you there! (4320 SW Hill)

DECEMBER 11: Bells of the Sound at Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor): This year’s holiday concert is “Ring, Little Bells“! Come see and hear Puget Sound’s premier handbell ensemble at 7:30 pm – show and ticket details here. (3940 41st SW)

DECEMBER 12, 13: Christmas Concert at Fauntleroy Church, 7:30 pm Saturday and 4 pm Sunday. Featuring the Fauntleroy Chancel Choir, Peace Lutheran Choir, and local instrumentalists. (9140 California SW)

DECEMBER 13: Seattle Metropolitan Singers “invite you to join us for our annual holiday concert at 3 pm. The concert will be held at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church. Admission is by free-will donation. For more information, go to our website www.seattlegleeclubs.org.” (3050 California SW)

DECEMBER 18: Northwest Boychoir‘s annual “Festival of Lessons and Carols” at Holy Rosary Church, 7:30 pm. More info, including ticketing, here. (42nd/Genesee)


DECEMBER 3-27: It’s a Wonderful Life” is the show this holiday season at ArtsWest in The Junction. Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm, no performances Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Buy tickets online here. (4711 California SW)

DECEMBER 4-13: Join Twelfth Night Productions this holiday season for “A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play.” Performances December 4, 5, 11, 12 at 7:30 pm and December 6 and 13 at 3:00 pm at Kenyon Hall. Buy your ticket(s) online at this Brown Paper Tickets link or an hour before showtime at the venue box office. (7904 35th SW)


(December 2010 Alki photo by David Hutchinson)

DECEMBER 9: Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship in West Seattle! 9:15-9:35 pm, Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor), with Choir of the Sound on board

DECEMBER 12: Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship in West Seattle! 4:20-4:40 at Lowman Beach, 5:10-5:30 pm at Alki, with The Dickens Carolers on board. Alki Bathhouse is offering cookies and hot cider, 4-7 pm, for the occasion.


(Just part of the Menashe Family’s beloved display)

WEST SEATTLE LIGHTS: Light show synchronized to holiday music. First show 7 pm Thanksgiving night. Full schedule soon at westseattlelights.com. (3908 SW Charlestown)

WEST SEATTLE YULETIDE: Light show synchronized to holiday music. “starting on the Friday after Thanksgiving and running through New Year’s weekend, ending about January 3, 2016. Our shows will run from 5:00 PM until 10:00 PM and later on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We’ll also run longer on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.” More info at the official website. (On 38th SW between Genesee and Dakota)

MENASHE FAMILY LIGHTS: Sunday, November 29th, is the scheduled first night of the Menashe Family Lights. (5605 Beach Drive SW)

Got lights? See lights? Let us know!


(Wreaths at 2014 Holy Rosary Tree Lot)

The trees have arrived!

WEST SEATTLE NURSERY: The nursery tweeted photos of its trees’ arrival a full week before Thanksgiving:

WSN is at California/Brandon.

Also expecting trees soon at:

HOLY ROSARY LOT: Holy Rosary Tree Lot, north of the school. Part of this lot’s proceeds benefit West Seattle Helpline, Hickman House (domestic-violence shelter), and West Seattle Food Bank. Opens Friday, November 27th. (41st/Dakota)

RITE-AID: The trees have arrived – spotted Wednesday, November 26th.

Other likely spots:

TONY’S MARKET (35th/Barton) … MCLENDON HARDWARE: (10210 16th SW) … JUNCTION TRUEVALUE (44th/Edmunds; WSB sponsor) … HOME DEPOT (Delridge/Orchard) … You can also expect to see trees at QFC stores and likely at West Seattle Produce. Let us know if you spot other locations – every year a new independent lot pops up somewhere unannounced until we (or you) see it! editor@westseattleblog.com or text 206-293-6302


NOVEMBER 25TH: Lunches With Love – many ways you can help:

It’s time for Lunches with Love again. Last year we were able to feed many people around the sound and we plan on doing the same this year.

So far we have had donations from Stoneway Construction, The Cuddle Club and Lafarge-Holcim’s Sales and Concrete Lab.

Volunteers spend the Wednesday before thanksgiving (11.25.15) making paper sack lunches and assembling care packs.

In the evening volunteers take lunches around town to those who need it. ( pike market park, near the bus stop, outside of shelters, under I-5, alley stoops, along west marginal … just in human hands)

If you, your officemates, your book club etc. want to make some sacked lunches or drop off lunch supplies – that would also be amazing.

This year our goal is 1,100 lives touched.

Pre-made lunches and supplies can be dropped off to my house- 9319 7th Ave S 98108 until about 6pm Wednesday night.

Lunch hints: nothing that needs to be heated
(Sandwich, fruit, veggies, cheese, protein bar, sweet treat..etc)

Living Supplies : clothes, gloves, blankets, tarps, tents, toothbrushes, reusable water bottles, garbage bags, batteries, flashlights etc
If you are interested in making lunches please feel free to come by any time from 11:30 am – 6 pm and we’ll head out around the sound around 7pm.
Questions? Email me or call me! Thank you so much for reading and participating if you can.

Lashanna :) (your Summerfest and Hometown holidays face painter) – lashannaw@gmail.com or call 206.715.5265

CONTINUING THROUGH THANKSGIVING: West Seattle Church of the Nazarene is putting together Thanksgiving baskets for people in need. E-mail LorenzoJantoc@Gmail.com for the items we are looking for or other ways to give.

CONTINUING THROUGH YEAR’S END: Donation drive for West Seattle Helpline, at Dave Newman State Farm Insurance (WSB sponsor): Drop off donations of clean clothes, coats, and shoes at Dave Newman’s office (3435 California SW) from now until the end of December. If you want to donate, but can’t get the item(s) to the donation location, pickup might be available – call 206-932-1878 to inquire.


AAA Washington is teaming with local charities, including Treehouse, New Horizons, and Sojourner Place, to provide an opportunity for those in need to have a fresh start to their day. AAA Washington’s eighth annual Soap for Hope donation drive to collect unused travel- and full-size toiletry items for local shelters, food banks and other charitable organizations goes through the end of the year. Want to be a part of supporting your local community? Scan your cabinets and gather items from your last trip, including unused and unopened hotel shampoos and soaps. Donations of new, full- and sample-size toiletry items such as conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes are accepted at all AAA stores in Washington and northern Idaho, including AAA West Seattle Store, located at 4734 42nd Avenue SW. All donations stay in the community where they are collected. More than 25 charities in Washington and northern Idaho benefit from the donations. For more information, including a list of recipient charities, visit www.aaa.com/SoapForHope


WestSide Baby’s annual JOY donation drive 2015 is taking place, collecting cash donations, diapers, clothing, and essential equipment to help keep local children in need safe, warm and dry. Get involved by donating new or lightly used goods, hosting a drive, or volunteering at one of WestSide Baby’s sites in White Center or the Central District. Most needed items are: Size 6 diapers, winter coats, wipes, shampoo/ baby wash, diaper cream, NEW underwear and socks, pajamas, clothing accepted goes up to size 12. Continuing throughout November and December. Various sites and drives are listed on the website, or you can donate goods at 10002 14th Ave SW in White Center.

NOVEMBER 28: Backpacks Bring Hope – come help fill hundreds to help people in need. 2-5 pm. Details in our listing.

DECEMBER 5: Kiwanis Club of West Seattle‘s annual pancake breakfast, 7-11 am at Alki Masonic Hall. Proceeds benefit Kiwanis-sponsored youth programs in West Seattle (high school Key Clubs, Boy Scout Troop 284, Venture Crew & more) as well as the Kiwanis Children’s Cancer Program (to fund cancer research at Children’s Hospital). Santa photos for kids up to 10 years old! Tickets are $8 advance, $10 at the door, kids under 10 eat free. Buy advance tickets online or e-mail halcomb.kiwanis@gmail.com. **Bring unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots!!** (40th/Edmunds)

DECEMBER 5: Rotary Club of West Seattle‘s annual Children’s Shopping Spree, 5:30 am, Sears Southcenter. Sign up here to volunteer – and watch for coverage on WSB!


NOVEMBER 27, EASY STREET RECORDS: Record Store Day Black FridayEasy Street Records plans to open at 7 am. ALSO: RSD Black Friday In-Store With Tuatara!

Our Record Store Day Black Friday just got a whole lot better….join us around 4pm for a special in-store performance by Barrett Martin’s all-star instrumental combo, Tuatara! Carrying on a musical tradition influenced by late ‘60s experiments in jazz and rock, Tuatara blends a mixture of electronic sounds, exotic percussion, progressive beats, film score soundscapes and sublime compositions to thrilling effect. Led by Mad Season / Screaming Trees / Walking Papers drummer Barrett Martin, Tuatara utilizes a rotating cast of musicians for each of their releases, their most recent being 2014′s Underworld, which featured Luna’s Justin Harwood, tenor sax legend Skerik, Peter Buck of REM and Mike McCready of Pearl Jam. This time around, Barrett will be joined by Skerik on sax & keys, Dave Carter – trumpet, Evan Flory Barnes on upright bass, Andy Coe on guitar, and Thione Diop on African drums & percussion. Rest assured, it will be magical! The band will have a limited number of signed CDs for sale at the event.

We open our doors for RSD Black Friday at 7am to offer tons of limited, exclusive releases from an eclectic lineup of artists! A friendly reminder, items will be sold on a first-come first-served basis with a limit of one copy of each release per customer. Check out the list of Black Friday releases here.



Black Friday, November 27th: Spend $100 or more and Receive a $25 Gift Card!

Small Business Saturday, November 28th: Support your local fly shop and we will pay your sales tax!

(42nd & Oregon)


Second Gear Sports Welcomes Strideline on Shop Small Saturday!

In this busy shopping season, please join Second Gear Sports for our third annual “Shop Small Saturday” celebration on November 28, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. We are thrilled to welcome a rep from Seattle-based Strideline sock company! Since Second Gear Sports is now the only West Seattle retailer carrying the popular Strideline brand, the company wants to celebrate our community with giveaways and special previews of the newest sock styles. Second Gear Sports will have special gift bags, discounts, and treats.

(6529 California SW)

NOVEMBER 28, TWILIGHT GALLERY: TRUNK SHOW SPECTACULAR! for Small Business Saturday, 10 am to 8 pm

Show your love for the businesses and artists that shape your community. Support our local neighborhood economy and independent designers that continue to make West Seattle special!Featuring the work of:

ERIKA LOREANO (Seattle) – Erika’s work is filled with organic colors that surface through the patina process, combined with her bold cutting edge designs allow for a unique one of a kind style of jewelry.

GRITTY JEWELRY (Seattle) – Kim Merritt is our in house jeweler and magic maker. Gritty Jewelry is destined to be wearable art, the perfect blend of grit & glamour, well-crafted to survive mosh-pits, yet classic and fashionable for cocktail parties. Based in West Seattle, WA, Gritty is proud to be American made, and uses source materials from Seattle-based companies to support the local economy and small-businesses who help keep the trade of hand-crafted, artisanal jewelry thriving.

STASIA BURRINGTON (Seattle) – Stasia creates personal, intimate, edgy and cute artwork; Her desire is to inspire discussion, to form connections, and to respond to all the pain and beauty that surrounds us… to share all these human feelings, and to inspire compassion and humility.

KELLYPORTFOLIO ILLUSTRATIONS (Seattle) – Once upon a time, in the 1970′s, Kelly picked up a pencil and started drawing. When she was old enough to understand that she could make a living drawing pictures, she devoted her life planning to do just that. In addition to working as an international freelance illustrator for online games and children’s books, Kelly has produced art shows in Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas and New York. Her products range from greeting cards, to jewelry, to wrapping papers and fabrics.


ALLISON BARTLINE (Portland) – Inspired by mankind’s early interpretations of the natural world and the fear, worship, or desire to control it. Allison’s aim is to design and create quality, indelible ornaments for her clients to wear for many years. Modern heirlooms to be piled on with abandon. She believes that jewelry isn’t just a simple accessory, it should be striking and memorable. Allison Bartline Jewelry is designed, carved from wax, cast, and finished all by hand in Portland, Oregon. Always made with care using recycled sterling silver and natural gemstones.

COBRACULT (Portland) – Portland based jewelry designer. Lover of the woods. Mystery seeker. Born and raised in Hawaii.

HONEYFOX (Portland) – Honeyfox is inspired by nature and life’s adventures!

Free gift tote with purchase, warm cider and some sugar goodness to keep happy!

(4306 SW Alaska)


Black Friday:
Buy 1 scarf get a 2nd one 50% off.
Spend $100 or more and receive a free Jullian Made bracelet.

Shop Small Saturday:
Extended hours 9:30 to 6 pm.
We will be serving Mimosas and cupcakes throughout the day.
Spend $100 or more get a free ornament.
Spend $150 or more get a potted paper white.
Spend $200 or more and get a free Paddywax balsam and Fir candle.
All day enter to win a potted amaryllis and $25 gift card.
And finally – lucky door prizes handed out throughout the day to our shoppers.

(4536 California SW)

DECEMBER 10: West Seattle Art Walk, 6-9 pm, see wsartwalk.com for venues and artists


*Note – for Thanksgiving Eve/Day services, please see the Thanksgiving section on this page*


Thursday, December 24, 2015:
Christmas Eve

Liturgy of Lessons, Carols, & Holy Eucharist
11:00 pm Holy Eucharist, in the nave

Friday, December 25, 2015:
Christmas Day

Festival Liturgy & Holy Eucharist
10:30 am Holy Eucharist, in the nave

Saturday, December 26, 2015:
St. Stephen, Deacon and Martyr

11:45 am Holy Eucharist, in the chapel

Sunday, December 27, 2015:
St. John, Apostle and Evangelist

8:00 am Holy Eucharist, in the chapel
10:30 am Holy Eucharist, in the nave *
8:00 pm Compline

Monday, December 28, 2015
The Holy Innocents, Martyrs

11:45 am Holy Eucharist, in the chapel

To end the 12 days of Christmas be sure to join us on –

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
The Day of Epiphany

9:30 am Matins, in the chapel
11:45 am Holy Eucharist, in the chapel
7:00 pm Vespers & Reserve Sacrament, in the chapel


Christmas Eve Services
4 PM geared to children
7 PM with choir
11 PM candlelight & communion
All in the sanctuary


Christmas Eve Services
5 pm (children/family-friendly service)
8 pm (traditional candlelight service)
11 pm (traditional candlelight service with communion)

(Please e-mail us when your church has its schedule finalized – thanks!)


THE DATES: This year, the 8-night Festival of Lights begins at sundown December 6th.

DECEMBER 12: From Kol HaNeshamah:

Essayist, poet and award-winning storyteller Merna Ann Hecht will share an evening of Jewish stories taken from the treasure troves of both Eastern European and Sephardic tradition, Saturday evening, Dec. 12, beginning at 8 pm at West Seattle’s Kol HaNeshamah progressive reform synagogue community.

Listen to Hecht as she draws from Jewish tales of wisdom, stories of the great teaching rabbis and Hanukkah lore. This lively evening is slated for listeners ages nine to 99.

“In our digital age, storytelling transports us back to a slower, gentler time,” Hecht says. “The stories I will share are a celebration of the light and hope of Hanukkah, and speak to the love of storytelling that is woven into Jewish history and tradition.”

Hecht, the recipient of the 2008 National Storytelling Network Brimstone Award for Applied Storytelling, is also the founder and co-director of the Stories of Arrival: Refugee and Immigrant Youth Voices Poetry project at Foster High School in Tukwila. She teaches creative writing, humanities and social justice courses for UW-Tacoma.

Hecht is part of an ongoing series of FRED or Fresh Relevant Educational and Dynamic talks at Kol HaNeshamah, 6115 SW Hinds in West Seattle. The talks feature members from the progressive synagogue who share topics or skills they have with the community. The suggested donation for the evening is $18 for adults, $12 for seniors and students. FRED Talks series is part of Kol HaNeshamah’s Annual Giving Campaign. KHN is a registered 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization.

(6115 SW Hinds)


(1/1/14 Needle fireworks in the fog, photographed by Ryan O’Keven)
MIDNIGHT FIREWORKS: Visible from any place in West Seattle where you can see the Space Needle!

NOT-SO-SILENT-NIGHT PARADE: Check back for Highland Park Improvement Club‘s New Year’s Eve parade plan, usually starting with the Corner Bar at 6 pm.

Let us know what else you want to see listed here, and/or what’s missing! We’ll be adding to the page frequently, as the events come in

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