Sneak peek into Santa’s Westwood Village home (and what to bring)

Westwood Village manager Stuart Crandall (right) and West Seattle Chamber of Commerce board president Jerome Cohen cut the ribbon tonight to officially open Santa’s House at WV. It’s not formally open to the public for Santa photos till a week from Saturday, but this is the traditional sneak peek and ribboncutting that happens during an early holiday-season Chamber get-together. The hours are set for noon-4 pm Saturdays and Sundays, November 27-December 19, and remember to bring donations – food for food banks will get you a free photo – White Center Food Bank‘s Audrey Zemke talked about how important that is:

They’re also again collecting diapers (sizes 3-6 preferred!) for WestSide Baby, whose executive director Nancy Woodland talked about how you can help:

WV manager Crandall says they had 5,800 Santa visits last year. Santa’s House is in the breezeway east of Bed Bath Beyond (across from 24-Hour Fitness). The schedule will be added momentarily to our West Seattle Holidays page!

6 Replies to "Sneak peek into Santa's Westwood Village home (and what to bring)"

  • hollyplace November 19, 2010 (7:45 am)

    Will they be collecting toys in addition to diapers and food again this year?

    • WSB November 19, 2010 (8:54 am)

      Hollyplace – the Giving Tree would perhaps qualify as a toy drive – drop by, get one of the wishes off the tree, bring back the fulfilled wish, unwrapped – TR

  • curious November 19, 2010 (8:08 am)

    Will it be the same Santa? What’s the story behind him – I heard last year in line he’s been going there for 10+ years?

  • Alki Resident November 19, 2010 (8:18 am)

    Hes a teacher at one of the school in ws.Weve been taking photos with him for 14 yrs.I love the new look for this yr. very pretty.

  • Ex-Westwood Resident November 19, 2010 (1:11 pm)

    Westwood Santa is not a teacher (although I don’t know what he did prior to meeting him 13 years ago) although he did work at a local school for YEARS, he “retired” from there a few years ago!!!

  • WSMOM November 19, 2010 (9:20 pm)

    @ Ex-Westwood – what does he “Retired” mean?…

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