WEST SEATTLE SATURDAY: Your options for day 3 of the holiday weekend

This preview of what’s up today/tonight is again split into two lists – first one, events from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide:

CRAFT FAIR: 8 am-2 pm, local artists and crafters are at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor) selling their creations.

NATIVE ART MARKET: The Native Art Market at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse (4705 W. Marginal Way SW) offers a multitude of chances to support Indigenous artists/crafters while buying unique gifts.

(WSB photo: Art by Tom Goodwin)

10 am-5 pm today and tomorrow. (Here’s our Friday report.)


Youngstown Coffee is hosting a Holiday Market on Small Business Saturday (located in our community space next to our coffee shop) Come shop local BIPOC and LGBTQ creators and makers and find adorable specially made gifts. Additionally, a percentage of proceeds from Youngstown Coffee’s holiday drinks that day will be donated to Diversity Alliance of Puget Sound, which supports transgender and non-binary folks through advocacy and connection.

(6032 California SW)

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY: You’ve heard us say it many times – EVERY day should be Shop Small Business Day. But today’s the day in the holiday-shopping season that gets the extra promotional boost, so go show your favorite indie West Seattle businesses some extra love. The ones having sales that continue today include four WSB sponsors – Thunder Road Guitars and The Bass Shop (6400 California SW), Emerald Water Anglers (4502 42nd SW), and Mountain to Sound Outfitters (3602 SW Alaska). Details (and TRG’s fun video) are in our preview. We’ve also heard from Brocante Beach House (2622 Alki SW), with special plans for today. (added) From My Three Little Birds: “We are having a big sale today for Small Biz Saturday to show our appreciation to the customers that supported us through the pandemic. There is also a gift with purchase while supplies last.”

CHRISTMAS SHIP: Tonight brings the second and third/final West Seattle stops for the Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship

Tonight’s stops are Salty’s on Alki (1936 Harbor SW; WSB sponsor) at 5:35 pm, Alki Beach Park (60th/Alki) at 8:35 pm. The Dickens Carolers sing from the ship, you watch from shore! (Here’s our Friday report.)

WEST SEATTLE YULETIDE: The lights-and-music show on 38th SW between Genesee and Dakota is back! 6:30-10 pm tonight.

ARTSWEST HOLIDAY SHOW: Tonight at 7:30 pm, it’s the second night for “Q Brothers Christmas Carol” at ArtsWest (4711 California SW; WSB sponsor) – ticket info is in our calendar listing.

CHRISTMAS TREES: All West Seattle tree options are now up and running. Our Holiday Guide has the list.

From here, it’s the non-holiday-related happenings, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

FREE WRITING GROUP: 10:30 am in-person gathering in West Seattle, free but registration required; details in our calendar listing.

POSTCARDS TO VOTERS: 3-5 pm at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), indoors and outdoors, local activists are writing postcards to Georgia voters supporting the Democratic incumbent in the Georgia U.S. Senate runoff.

COMMUNITY CLEANUP BY THE BRIDGE: 11 am-1 pm, meet at the west end of the Park ‘n’ Ride under the bridge – details in our calendar listing,

FAMILY READING TIME: 11 am at Paper Boat Booksellers (6940 California SW), with author Kerri Kokias.

VIETNAMESE CULTURAL CENTER: Open to visitors noon-3 pm, as noted here. (2234 SW Orchard)

WINE TIME: The tasting room at Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) – selling wine by the glass or bottle – is open 1-6 pm. (5910 California SW)

WEST END GIRLS: The monthly drag extravaganza at The Skylark, doors at 7 pm, online tickets $13, at the door $15. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

SATURDAY NIGHT LAUGHTER: 9 pm, comedy at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW).

Something to add? westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

6 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE SATURDAY: Your options for day 3 of the holiday weekend"

  • Htb November 26, 2022 (12:04 pm)

    With all the stores closing in the Junction, there is no longer any point to Small Business Saturday in West Seattle.

    • WSB November 26, 2022 (1:00 pm)

      Yes, of course there is. Yeah, as we’ve reported, there have been closures. Even with them, I can count more than two dozen independent retailers there without even including coffee shops/bakeries or referring to Google/maps/etc. I know I’m going to forget something but just from memory:
      And Arlen
      Cherry Consignment
      FJ’s Consignment
      Doll Parts Collective
      Mystery Made
      VAIN (jewelry and accessories retail in addition to salon services)
      Seattle E-bike
      Emerald Water Anglers
      Wild Roses
      Discovery Shop
      Pegasus Books
      Easy Street Records
      Next to Nature
      By and By
      Menashe Jewelers
      Russell’s Jewelers
      Three Little Birds
      Curious Kidstuff
      Northwest Art and Frame
      City Mouse
      Nurturing Expressions
      Junction True Value
      Sleepers in Seattle
      Virago (closing at year’s end but still open now)

      • AR November 26, 2022 (1:04 pm)

        Also Russell’s Jewelers

        • WSB November 26, 2022 (1:09 pm)

          I added that a couple minutes ago after realizing I forgot it. :) But that’s where I stop; hope I haven’t missed anyone else. (Are there any retailers still on the breezeway in the 4500 block? Haven’t been through there in a long time.)

          • AR November 26, 2022 (2:21 pm)

            I had just come from Russell’s so wanted to give them a shout-out anyway for their great service.

  • Gill & Alex November 26, 2022 (12:17 pm)

    That painting of Mt. Rainier and the canoes is incredible!

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