NEW THIS YEAR: ‘Spirit of West Seattle’ luminarias on December 19th

(Photo provided by WSJA)

West Seattle will celebrate another form of holiday lighting next weekend. As part of West Seattle Junction Hometown Holidays, you are invited to be part of the “Spirit of West Seattle” illumination on Saturday, December 19th, at 7 pm:

“The Spirit of West Seattle” is a celebration and reminder that while we may not be together in-person, we are together as a community.

On Saturday, December 19th at 7 PM light a candle, get a flashlight or light a luminaria as you take an opportunity for a moment to share your own holiday light.

The Junction is offering free luminarias at select stores that Saturday. The list will be revealed soon!

You can share your picture of your light using our #spiritofwestseattle hashtag or tagging the Junction (@westseattlejunction).

“The Spirit of West Seattle” can grow into an annual event, evoking the spirit of our community.

To surprise and delight, play the Accidental Island Christmas 2020 playlist too, curated by West Seattle neighbors on Spotify.

One day we’ll be together again – until then shine a light upon December 19th (7 PM).

Luminarias are what line the path around Green Lake during the “Pathway of Lights” most years (not this year, though). They’re also traditions in Southwest neighborhoods, like the one where we lived in San Diego before coming here 30 years ago. You can make your own, with paper lunch bags, sand, and tealight candles (or battery-powered versions).

1 Reply to "NEW THIS YEAR: 'Spirit of West Seattle' luminarias on December 19th"

  • Susan December 17, 2020 (4:06 pm)

    Every Christmas Eve, in the neighborhood I grew up in, we would light thousands of luminarias. About a week before, large piles of sand along with the candles and paper bags were delivered to various spots. Christmas Eve day, the luminarias were assembled and set along the edge of the driveway and street until you reached your neighbor’s yard. On Christmas Eve the candles were lit. It is one of my fondest holiday memories. Street after street, illuminated with warm, glowing lights. All the neighbors hanging out and talking. It was joyous and beautiful! 

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