West Seattle Holiday Guide

Updated 12/31/19: Welcome to this year’s WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide! Holiday event or venue missing? Please let us know ASAP so we can add it!

NEW YEAR’S EVE AND DAY

NYE/NYD WALKS: “Walk with us on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Start at St John the Baptist Episcopal Church, 3050 California Ave SW, and walk different routes each day. And enjoy hot soup and snacks after your outing. On NY Eve, start anytime between 4 and 7 PM. On NY Day, anytime between 9 AM and noon. The NY Eve 10K walk will head down to Alki for great views of lights around the Bay and the neighborhood. On NY Day, the 10K route goes through the Junction and down to the Sound, walking to the Lighthouse and back up through Schmitz Park. There are shorter, 5K options available on both days. Please join us. For more info, m.nagan@comcast.net

ADMIRAL PUB: Roaring 2020s New Year’s Eve Party. (2306 California SW)

POGGIE TAVERN: Tim Turner Band on New Year’s Eve, 9 pm-1 am. 21+. (4717 California SW)

LADY JAYE: Restaurant/bar open 3 pm-12:30 am, champagne toast at midnight. (4523 California SW)

PACIFIC ROOM ON ALKI (WSB sponsor): New Year’s Eve Party with Whitney Mongé, Payge Turner, DJ and more! 7 pm-1 am. Tickets and details here. (2808 Alki SW)

MISSION CANTINA (WSB sponsor): Restaurant/bar pen late – until 1 am – with tequila toast at midnight. Plus Happy Hour 4 PM-6 PM & 10 PM-12 AM. (2325 California SW)

PARLIAMENT TAVERN: Party!

A #SeattleFunk New Year’s Eve w/ Cecil Moses & the SGs

Roar into a new decade @ Parliament Tavern as we kick 2019 to the curb and welcome in the unbridled clarity of 2020.

We’ll spend the evening getting down with our friends and neighbors to the real deal #SeattleFunk of Cecil Moses & the SGs – with very special guest Jessica Lurie!!

Music kicks off @ 9, Champagne toast @ midnight. DJ and dancing well into the night. $10 @ the door. 21+.

(4210 SW Admiral Way)

THE SKYLARK: 9 pm New Year’s Eve party with Polly O’Keary and The Rhythm Method, Toby C. Brady, Nick Mardon Trio, $8 cover, 21+. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

From the West Seattle Junction Association:

Matador Restaurant Champagne Toast! Raise a glass of bubbles at the popular Matador champagne toast. While you’re there, make sure you sample some of the best Happy Hour menu items in the Junction. Those nachos…swoon. What a way to close out 2019.

Mashiko Restaurant Dinner Pre Fix. 2 hour dinner for two for $100 on New Year’s Eve or $50 pp for solo diners or larger parties. Menu developed day of NYE! Mashiko will also be offering a featured bottle sake for that evening!

Shadowland proudly presents “2020” A new years celebration. Bring your friends and get ready to ring in the new year with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Featuring music from DJ ABV aka Nick Weitzel.

Talarico’s Pizzeria NYE Karaoke. Grab a slice and a seat. Talaricos is open all day New Year’s Eve 11 AM – 2 AM. Karaoke on NYE at 10 PM with party favors and celebration decor to bring in the new year fun.

The Alley – Ring in the New Year at The Alley! 4 PM to 2 AM – Live music and no cover. Enjoy a fun night out sipping handcrafted cocktails that only The Alley can deliver and listen to live music by Patrick Rifflin. Free champagne toast at midnight.

MORE BAR/RESTAURANT PARTIES: We’ll add listings as we get them! westseattleblog@gmail.com

(WSB file photo)

NOT-SO-SILENT-NIGHT PARADE AND CORNER BAR: Highland Park Improvement Club‘s New Year’s Eve parade and party plan, starting with the Corner Bar at 6 pm, which is also when to gather with noisemakers for the all-ages neighborhood walking parade. (1116 SW Holden)

(Photo by David Hutchinson)

MIDNIGHT FIREWORKS: Visible from any place in West Seattle where you can see the Space Needle! Scope your spot in advance, though, since some viewpoints might have overgrown since your last visit.

NEW YEAR’S DAY POLAR BEAR SWIM: The announcement is in – so plan on being at Alki for the big run-in/run-out, 10 am sharp on January 1st! (Here’s our video/photo coverage from last NYD.)

NEW YEAR’S DAY NIA CLASS: From Move2Center in The Triangle:

Celebrate the start of 2020 and our two-year anniversary with a New Year’s Day Nia Class at Move2Center! We’re creating a 75-minute playlist to help people dance in a new era with an infusion of positive energy. Class begins at 10 am at Move2Center Studio, located at 3618 SW Alaska St (in the lower level of the West Seattle Veterans building). Newcomers can enjoy special drop-in fee of $10.

Let us know if you have a New Year’s Eve/Day event that’s not here yet!

HOLIDAY CHURCH SERVICES

HOLY ROSARY CATHOLIC CHURCH (42nd/Genesee):

Come and join us as we draw near to Bethlehem and welcome Christ our Savior!

The Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God
December 31st at 5 PM
January 1st at 9 AM

On January 5th we will have our annual celebration of Epiphany with the Croatian Community.

The 10:30 AM Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Mueggenborg with music by the Croatian Community Choir.

A Dalmatian Feast will follow with proceeds supporting the Junior Tamburitzans.

LIGHTING EVENTS & LIGHT SHOWS

ALL SEASON LONG: The Menashe Family Lights are the biggest and brightest display in West Seattle.

(WSB photo, first night of this season)

They started this year’s display on Thanksgiving Eve. We’re checking to find out its last night. (5605 Beach Drive SW)

ALL SEASON: Music-synched West Seattle Yuletide – see the updated schedule here. 5-9 pm nightly through New Year’s Day. (38th SW between SW Genesee and SW Dakota

LIGHT DISPLAYS AROUND WEST SEATTLE: We featured one every night through Christmas on the front page. See them all by scrolling through this coverage archive.