West Seattle Holiday Guide 2022

Updated for 12/31/2022: Welcome to the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, sponsored by Lauren’s Jewelry! We’re updating it through New Year’s – adding what’s new and removing what’s over – so if you have something, lease let us know ASAP so we can add it!


(Photo by David Hutchinson)

MIDNIGHT FIREWORKS: Yes, the Space Needle will do it again to greet 2023. Drone show too – details here.

FREE TRANSIT: Many services are fare-free on New Year’s Eve.

NOT-SO-SILENT-NIGHT: Highland Park Improvement Club plans to bring back this neighborhood tradition on New Year’s Eve, Gather 5:30-6 pm at Highland Park Corner Store, the starting point – details here.

NEW YEAR’S EVE/DAY WALKS: “New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day walks again will be hosted by the Emerald City Wanderers at St John the Baptist Episcopal Church. The 6- or 10-kilometer walks are noncompetitive, starting between 4 and 7 PM on New Year’s Eve and between 9 and noon on New Year’s Day. There is no fee though contributions to help defray costs are welcome. Hot soups and beverages will be available during and after the walks. St John’s is at 3050 California Ave SW. Info: emeraldcitywanderers.org. Or 206-851-2101.”


West End Girls New Year’s Eve at The Skylarkdetails here (3803 Delridge Way SW)

NYE Party and Comedy Show at Admiral Pubdetails here (2306 California SW)

Music Festival at The Spot West Seattle – 6 pm to close, all ages, bands and a DJ, details here (2920 SW Avalon Way)

West Seattle Bowl – 9:30 pm party, reservations here (39th/Oregon)

NYE Party at Lariat Bar – 9 pm tribute to GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling), plus karaoke and midnight champagne toast (9829 16th SW)

Beveridge Place Pub open until 1 am (6413 California SW)

Adding more if we find more!

(January 1, 2022 photo by Scott Nelson)

ALKI POLAR BEAR SWIM: It’s on – 10 am sharp on the beach at 57th (across from Duke’s) – here’s the announcement.

ALKI CLEANUP: Stay after the Polar Bear Swim – or show up just for this! From Jessica, who has long hosted monthly beach cleanups:

Clean up Alki beach and surrounding streets

When: Jan 1 2023 11 AM to 12:00

Meeting Location: 2452 Alki Ave SW

Pick up sticks and buckets provided. Welcome to bring your own.

Bundle up and join us!

If you cannot join us, clean up for one hour around your own neighborhood. Take a pic and share it with us! Text Jess at 206.769.6330 to RSVP.


(Photo courtesy West Seattle Yuletide)


Our Yuletide Light Show is up and running for 2022. This is the first show we’ve done since 2019. We’re running shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from November 25 through December 23 and then every evening until January 1, 2023. Our shows will begin at 6:30 PM and run until about 10:00 PM. Olaf, our snowman, will appear beginning December 23 and weather permitting he will be out every night.

Our show includes over 16,000 lights that dance to over 20 songs of the season. Our show is located in West Seattle, on 38th Ave SW between Genesee and Dakota. Just look for the flashing lights. Further information can be found at:

MENASHE FAMILY LIGHTS: The Menashe Family Lights are the biggest and brightest display in West Seattle.

(WSB file photo)
(5605 Beach Drive SW)

DECORATED HOMES: We’re spotlighting other homes too! Scroll through this WSB archive to see them.

Got lights? See lights? Neighborhood displays included – please let us know! We’ll be spotlighting lights all season long


WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE AT DAVE NEWMAN STATE FARM, THROUGH JANUARY: Coats, warm clothing, shoes, for the West Seattle Food Bank/Clothesline. Drop off weekdays 9 am-5 pm at Dave Newman State Farm Insurance Agency (WSB sponsor). More info here. Extended through January! (3435 California SW)


Canna West Culture Shop has teamed up with the West Seattle Food Bank (WSFB) to help the hungry this holiday season by initiating a food drive. Starting today visitors to the Culture Shop, located at 5435 California Avenue, can drop off non-perishable food items that they want to donate for the holidays. In return for their donations, they will be given a coupon for 20% off of a single item in the Culture Shop.

The Culture Shop is open 10 am-6 pm daily. Outside those hours, there’s a bin at Canna West Seattle (WSB sponsor) across the street.

FRIENDS OF ROXHILL HOLIDAY DRIVE, ONGOING: Help students and their families:

Every child should have a holiday meal and present, and parents and caregivers could use less stress this holiday season. You can make a difference by donating today! Roxhill Elementary, a Title I school here in West Seattle, has more than 50 families who need support through the holiday season. All funds donated go directly to our RoxStar families. Go here to give. Friends of Roxhill is a registered non-profit. If you would prefer to donate by check, please mail it to the school at 7740 34th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126. Thank you for being a friend!

PNTA DONATION DRIVE FOR TRANSITIONAL RESOURCES: Through January – toiletries and other needed items – details here.


We’re adding New Year’s services – see the list here. (Please e-mail us if you have an addition – thanks!)

Let us know what else you want to see listed here, and/or what’s missing!