Now that it’s Christmas night, thoughts turn to New Year’s Eve/Day (if they haven’t already). The list of events on our West Seattle Holidays page keeps growing – and the Highland Park neighborhood parade (first reported here in HP Action Committee coverage 2 months ago) is among the most intriguing. You have a chance to prepare for it at a workshop Sunday – but whether you can join in that or not, they hope to see you Thursday night – here’s the announcement of the workshop, parade and (right afterward) party, courtesy of Julie @ Highland Park Improvement Club:
Sunday, December 27th from noon until 6:00 pm
The Highland Park Improvement Club (1116 SW Holden) is hosting a luminaria (lantern) making workshop in preparation for our New Year’s Eve Neighborhood Parade! HPIC members, friends and families, and neighbors are welcome to join. Even if you are not making a lantern, please stop in and say hello to your neighbors!
Visiting artist Tricky Bunny from the Fremont Arts Council will provide instruction on how to make a papier mache lantern. To make a balloon lantern, please bring:
– Tissue paper (colorful tissue paper looks especially pretty)
– Wire to attach your lantern to a stick or rod
– Tea candle (the kind where the candle is in a metal cup
Tricky Bunny will provide Elmer’s wood glue, dry wall paper paste, acrylic medium for paper mache, and a hot glue gun and hot glue gun sticks, along with demonstration. Wear clothing that you don’t mind getting glue or papier mache goop on. (Also, for gluten allergy sufferers, please note that wallpaper paste contains gluten.) Bring snacks to share! Children are welcome.
New Years Eve: Thursday, Dec 31 – Not-So-Silent Night Parade – meet at 6:30 pm, HPIC parking lot
Bring drums/pots & pans/tambourines/musical instruments
followed by the Sage Comet performance, HPIC parking lot after the parade, around 7:30pm
and then the Highland Park House Party at 8 pm
an electronic jukebox with playlists from the neighborhood: a guaranteed eclectic assortment that will dance us all into the New Year. Gourmet homemade food from the neighborhood foodistas! (byob) $15/person, $5/kids under 12 and bring dollar bills for the jukebox!