WEST SEATTLE CHRISTMAS EVE 2017: Shopping, wrapping, dining, and what else you need to know

(WSB photo: A few of the bridge bows on Admiral Way)

Christmas Eve is here! And so is plenty of info.

WILL IT SNOW? The newest weather alert for tonight/tomorrow is here.

WEST SEATTLE RESTAURANTS OPEN CHRISTMAS EVE AND/OR DAY: Here’s our list of what local venues told us when we checked. As always, some might change their mind at the last minute – if you happen onto changes, please comment below or message us.

GROCERY-STORE HOURS: Who closes when? The list is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide.

CHRISTMAS EVE CHURCH SERVICES: Since it’s Sunday, there are morning services as well as evening. 10 local churches responded to our call for schedules, and they’re in the Holiday Guide.

LAST-MINUTE SHOPPING? Shop your independent local businesses for last-minute gifts! Like this West Seattle hoodie at CAPERS

Christmas Eve hours for local businesses we heard from are also listed in the Holiday Guide.

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Yes, it’s open! 10 am-2 pm in the street in The Junction, as always.

DROP OFF HOMEMADE COOKIES: 9 am-1 pm at Alki Masonic Hall in The Junction, The Christmas People are again accepting donations of homemade cookies for the free Christmas dinner they will serve to hundreds tomorrow. (4736 40th SW)

CHRISTMAS MUSIC: We 3 Carolers will sing at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) from 11 am-1pm, followed by Alex Baird performing 1-4 pm. (4201 SW Morgan)

GIFT WRAPPING: Wrap It Up! With Furry Faces Foundation! – 2-6 pm at Beveridge Place Pub:

Have your Christmas gifts wrapped while watching the Seahawks game!

The elves of Furry Faces Foundation are looking forward to wrapping your gifts in splendor and uniqueness! We have gift wrap, bows, tape, ribbon, garland, pipe cleaners, name tags, and more! It’s up to you how much you would like to donate for the gift wrapping, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to helping animals.

Please note, Beveridge Place Pub is 21+ and over. (6413 California SW)

UPDATE: WEST SEATTLE LIGHTS: Mid-afternoon update thanks to commenter: West Seattle Lightsis on, but free hot chocolate is not, because of illness. But you can still enjoy the light show programmed to synch to music – tonight’s schedule is 5 pm to midnight. Bring nonperishable food for the West Seattle Food Bank bin out front, and/or support the WSL’s chosen nonprofits online. (3908 SW Charlestown)

MORE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: See the Holiday Guide for the listings of the major displays, and scroll through our archive of West Seattle displays we’ve featured.

Also of note for today/tonight:

LIBRARIES CLOSED: Both Seattle and King County.


Changes? Additions? Questions? Breaking news? The 24/7/365 WSB hotline, text or voice, is 206-293-6302.

9 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CHRISTMAS EVE 2017: Shopping, wrapping, dining, and what else you need to know"

  • NW December 24, 2017 (8:43 am)

    During cold dry spells it’s important to remember to provide water for our local birds. If ours is any example they are in need of it we get dozens upon dozen. Merry Christmas 🎁 

  • Mike December 24, 2017 (10:12 am)

    Every year I look forward to the red bows on the Admiral bridge.   To whoever does this – thank you for adding a bright touch to my day.

  • Katie L December 24, 2017 (2:11 pm)

    Just clicked the link for WS Lights and their site says they aren’t doing hot cocoa tonight due to an illness in the family. 

    • WSB December 24, 2017 (2:23 pm)

      OK, that’s a change from 7:30 am when I checked it while working on this. Thanks.

  • MJ December 24, 2017 (2:36 pm)

    And each day a little more day light

  • Mari December 24, 2017 (2:53 pm)

    What time will the Menashe’s put their lights on this evening? 

    • WSB December 24, 2017 (3:01 pm)

      Hi – Usually around dusk, so I would imagine by 5 pm.

  • Diane December 24, 2017 (6:40 pm)

    damn, I just tried to go to Trader Joe’s (could swear your guide said open to 8 tonight); bummer, no food for me; oh well, the light snow is fun, and grateful for my new tires

    • WSB December 24, 2017 (6:51 pm)

      I apologize, we had it wrong and a TJ’s employee called earlier today to point that out, so I updated it. My mistake apparently for misreading a sign when we were there yesterday. This is why we prefer to focus on information provided directly by businesses, but for grocery stores, that usually doesn’t happen, so we get info from signs at the store, websites, etc.

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