West Seattle Holiday Guide

Updated for 12/28/20: Welcome to this year’s WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, pandemic edition, but still the hub for holiday info as the season proceeds. Got something to include – online event, business/restaurant info, religious service, or? Please let us know ASAP so we can add it!

LIGHTS

(West Seattle Junction tree, 42nd/Alaska)

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS TREES: The Junction, at 42nd/Alaska; Our Lady of Guadalupe, at 35th/Myrtle; White Center/South Delridge, at Delridge/16th/Roxbury.

DECORATED HOMES

Lights – Arkills Home, 39th/Trenton (Fauntlee Hills) – see our photos here (11/27/20)

Lights & inflatables – 2741 45th SW – see our photos here (11/28/20)

Walnut & Hindssee our photo here (11/29/20)

17th & Grahamsee the photo here (12/1/20)

Menashe Family display at 5605 Beach Drive SW – “lite” version this pandemic year – see our photos here (12/2/20)

Austin Street Lights – music-synched light display. See photos/video. (12/4/20)

48th SW – Between Spokane and Hinds. See photos. (12/5/20)

30th SW – Block between Barton and Roxbury, lots of lights! See our photos here. (12/6/20)

SW Holly between 31st and Sylvan See photos here. (12/7/20)

Near Lincoln Park: “HOPE” in lights. See the photo. (12/8/20)

6007 36th SW: See the photo. (12/9/2020)

42nd SW between Graham and Raymond: See the photos. (12/10/20)

3729 40th SWSee the photo here. (12/11/20)

10727 25th SWSee the photo. (12/12/2020)

51st and StevensSee the photo. (12/13/2020)

Alki and BonairSee the photo. (12/13/2020)

40th/DonovanSee the photo. (12/14/2020)

9018 37th SWSee the photo. (12/14/2020)

35th/BrandonSee the photo. (12/15/2020)

50th/HudsonSee the photo. (12/16/2020)

“Charlie Brown Christmas” houseSee the photo. (12/17/2020)

27th/ThistleSee the photo. (12/18/2020)

37th/ThistleSee the photo. (12/18/2020)

2 in AdmiralSee the photos. (12/19/2020)

32nd SW See the photo. (12/20/2020)

Sunrise HeightsSee the photo. (12/22/2020)

3800 block of 36th SWSee the photo. (12/22/2020)

29th SW near Camp LongSee the photo. (12/23/2020)

50th/CharlestownSee the photo. (12/23/2020)

35th/114thSee our video. (12/24/2020)

47th/SpokaneSee the photo. (12/24/2020)

36th/AndoverSee our video. (12/24/2020)

2748 44th SWSee the photo. (12/25/2020)

46th/CloverdaleSee our photos. (12/25/2020)

42nd/Manning (2020-2021 lights)See the photo. (12/26/2020)

9159 45th SW (windows) See the photo. (12/27/2020)

Thanks for all the tips this season! Go here to scroll through everything we’ve shown (previous years, too).

SHOPPING SPOTLIGHTS/GIFT IDEAS

THUNDER ROAD GUITARS: Open 12/26, 10 am-6 pm, then on holiday break, reopening Tuesday 1/5. (6400 California SW)

HEAD TO TOE DAY SPA:Lobby & Services – Boxing Day 11:00 am-6:00 pm; New Year’s Eve 9:00 am-7:30 pm; New Year’s Day Closed. (2328 California SW)

WYATT’S – FREE GIFT WRAPPING & SHIPPING: Enter a diamond necklace giveaway in the store or via Instagram.

ONGOING – UR WEST SEATTLE: This businesses-helping-businesses-with-your-help program was launched by West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor), which offers a 5 percent discount if you show a receipt for a purchase made from another unique West Seattle business Nov. 22 or thereafter. We’ll keep adding participants as they sign on. As of 12/6:

West Seattle Runner
Seattle Dive Tours
Restorative Acupuncture in West Seattle
Arthur’s
Mission Cantina
Mountain to Sound Outfitters
Tech-Nique-Training

Want to join? Contact WS Runner.

LOCAL INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES WITH ONLINE SHOPPING
*Links go to the sites’ shopping sections*

Alair Gift Shop – curbside pickup or local delivery available
Alki Bike and Board (WSB sponsor)
Alki Surf Shop
All In – West Seattleites’ energy-drink company
Avalon Glassworks – blown-glass creations (including holiday ornaments)
Blue Parrot Books – Contemporary urban fantasy fiction set in Seattle. F
Canna West Seattle (WSB sponsor) – online ordering for curbside or in-store pickup
Carmilia’s Boutique – women’s apparel
Cherry Consignment – apparel, accessories
City Mouse Studio – kid stuff
Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor) – free local delivery available for $50+ orders
Coastal Surf Boutique
Curious Kidstuff – toys; curbside pickup, delivery available
Darby Winery – wine for pickup, delivery, shipping
Easy Street Records – music
Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor)
Ethereal Mycogardens (local artist Machel Spence‘s creations)
Fleurt Collective – flowers, plants, gifts, pickup, delivery, shipping
FriendlyFace – personalized photo masks
Kid-Friendly Footwear (WSB sponsor) – local delivery or curbside pickup available
Meeples Games – local delivery available
Melissa Misoda – earthscape vessels
Mountain to Sound Outfitters
Mystery Made – men’s apparel, accessories
My Three Little Birds – kid stuff
Nordymade (minimalist jewelry)
Nurturing Expressions (WSB sponsor) – gear for nursing moms, also baby items, compression garments – “virtual shopping” by appointment
Origins Cannabis (WSB sponsor)
Paper Boat Booksellers
PNTA – performing-arts supplies & more
Pegasus Book Exchange – contact-free pickup available, or shipping
Public Goods & Services
Sea+Pine (vegan leather handbags & accessories)
Seattle Dive Tours – dive gear
Seattle Yarn – for knitters; curbside pickup available
Second Gear Sports
Sleepers in Seattle – free delivery
Spruce Apothecary – wellness, beauty
The Bass Shop (WSB sponsor) – music
The Kitchen Imp – spices, spice blends, salts, sugars – porch pickup in Arbor Heights, local delivery also available
Thunder Road Guitars (WSB sponsor) – music
Virago Gallery – jewelry, body care
Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) – wine for pickup, delivery, shipping
Welcome Road Winery – wine for pickup or delivery
West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) – running store
Wyatt’s Jewelers (WSB sponsor)

SHOP YOUR BLOCK: New city map shows independent local businesses near you – see it here.

(Let us know who’s missing! westseattleblog@gmail.com)

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES/DONATION DRIVES/BENEFITS

THE CHRISTMAS PEOPLE: They need cookies (for dropoffs December 23-27, 10 am-5 pm, at the Alki Masonic Center, 40th/Edmunds) and volunteers, to feed those in need for Christmas. (And if you’ll need a meal, contact them too.) Details are here.

TOILETRIES DRIVE: Drop off single-size toiletry products at Delridge Community Center through early January. (Delridge/Oregon)

COATS & WARM CLOTHING: The State Farm office of Dave Newman (longtime WSB sponsor) is having its annual coat drive:

Donations of Clothes, Coats and Shoes in full swing as West Seattle residents give generously.
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Week one of our annual clothing drive in support of the West Seattle Helpline (Food Bank) is now under way. So far we have one full barrel of much-needed winter clothing to help our less fortunate friends and neighbors.

Dave Newman State Farm Insurance agency will continue to collect clean donations of clothes, coats, and shoes until January 1st. For undergarments and socks please donate only new and unopened packages of clothing items.

The drop-off location is 3435 California Ave SW. For those who have donations but are unable to transport their clothes, coats and shoes to the donation location, pickup may be available. For further information, contact the State Farm office at 206-932-1878.

The office’s regular hours are 9 am-5 pm weekdays.

HOLIDAY PLAYS & OTHER PERFORMANCES

ONGOING: ArtsWest presents “A Very Merry Kraken Tea Party,” available for online access – details in our preview.

NEW YEAR’S EVE AND DAY

SPACE NEEDLE, NYE: No Space Needle fireworks at midnight – virtual light show instead. (Read more about it here.)

PUGET RIDGE EDIBLE PARK NEW YEAR’S EVE VIGIL

With our sights set on new hope in a new year, many of us feel the need to reflect on the struggles and losses of the past year and the 1.7 million souls we have lost. We also may want to say a swift goodbye to 2020 as well.

Therefore, the volunteers at Puget Ridge Edible Park thought it would be a good idea to invite our friends and neighbors to a Covid Candlelight Vigil and Say Goodbye to 2020 New Year’s Eve at the community garden. We have a luminaria candlelit pathway to bring up to 5 people at a time to our New Year’s Eve fire to toss out the old year by throwing into the fire a written message or any symbol of bad memories over the last year.

The vigil will take place Thursday, New Year’s Eve from 6 pm to 8 pm at 5265 18th Ave. SW. Be prepared to wait your turn to enter the park as we are limited to 5 people at a time. Wear warm clothes and bring some warm drinks. Parking will be available along 18th Ave. SW and SW Brandon St. Heavy rain will cancel.

The volunteers at Puget Ridge Edible Park would like to offer you a healthy and happy New Year!

ALKI BEACH NEW YEAR’S DAY POLAR BEAR SWIM: No one big event this year. Organizer Mark Ufkes offers an alternative plan. Read about it here.

COFFEE: C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor) open 7 am to 4 pm New Year’s Eve, 8 am-4 pm New Year’s Day

RESTAURANT INFO We don’t do comprehensive lists for NYE/NYD because there are fewer closures, but we’re happy to list who’s open if you email us at westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

GROCERY INFO: West Seattle Thriftway (updating Tuesday) … PCC closes at 10 pm NYE, open 9 am-9 pm NYD … Trader Joe’s closes at 6 pm NYE, closed NYD … Whole Foods closes at 9 pm NYE, open 9 am-8 pm NYD … All Safeways open regular hours, 5 am-1 am both days … Both QFCs open regular hours both days.

Let us know what else you want to see listed here, and/or what’s missing! We’re continuing to update the guide until New Year’s.