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On Thursday, December 13th (Art Walk) we’ll have Santa in the Junction from 5pm to 8pm. He’ll be bringing lots of holiday cheer and will have plenty of time to listen to girls and boys wishes. Bring your camera for some DIY photos. Also on Thursday, we’ll be hosting The Silver Belles, eight ladies dancing and singing a cappella! Bringing you non-traditional holiday entertainment in the Pacific Northwest. Find them in the Junction from 6pm to 8pm.

Come to the Holiday Night Market on Saturday, December 1st 3 PM to 7 PM on Alaska Street, where you’ll find local handmade goods from over 40 local artisans. Get your picture with Santa too! Watch for Santa 4 PM to 7 PM in the Holiday Night Market Santa House. Make an ornament to hang on the tree to show holiday spirit the entire community can enjoy! Held in Junction Plaza Park at 42nd and Alaska during the Holiday Night Market we present a full music and entertainment line-up, with the finale – the tree lighting.

Friday, December 14th Join VAIN’s holiday open house! 10-30% discounts store wide and complimentary refreshments served, 6 PM- 9 PM. 100’s of classy and affordable gifts, jewelry and accessories available under $40. electricity bill nye Hair tinsel services available so you can sparkle all season long! Free gifts with purchase while supplies last. Chance to win a hair service package to make your 2019 style dreams come true!

Friday, December 14th Celebrate the holidays with great ciders and fruit wines from Finnriver Cidery at Sound and Fog Coffee. They will be tasting several different ciders, fruit wines and an added bonus of Mt Townsend Cheeses to pair with the tasting. Enjoy reduced Finnriver Cider and Mt. Townsend Cheese pricing all night. electricity per kwh Tasting is $7 and is a 21+ Event. 5 PM – 8 PM

Sunday, December 16th Santa Bus at the Farmers Market leaving from the south end of SW Alaska and California Ave 10 AM to 2 PM. Hosted by Quail Park. Meet Santa on the bus for a festive ride around town. Stop by the Kiwanis booth at the Farmers Market for the Cocoa and Coat Drive. Bring new or gently used coats, hats, scarves and gloves benefiting the West Seattle Helpline. Warm up with a festive hot cocoa from our friends at West Seattle Christian.

Monday, December 31 NYE Celebrations. Celebrate the New Year in West Seattle. The Junction restaurants are ready cheer in 2019 with festive specials. When you check off your list at The Junction, you are not only giving your friends and family unique local gifts you might not find anywhere else, but you are also receiving a special connection to your community and the satisfaction of supporting your neighbor.

Small Business Saturday was founded in 2010 to help strengthen local economies. Today, it’s a holiday shopping tradition celebrating a greater nationwide movement dedicated to uniting communities and supporting all kinds of small businesses, from the corner store to your favorite diner — because it’s unique small businesses, like the kind you find in the West Seattle Junction, that help local communities stay vibrant.

Virago Gallery – Palo santo bundle with purchase over $150. gas x breastfeeding side effects We’ll be open at 9:30 to 6pm. All of the creators in the November show are independent artists, and Virago Gallery is a woman-owned-and-operated small business. It’s no coincidence that this show opens on November 23rd, Black Friday: we ask you to consider supporting artists and small businesses by buying holiday gifts locally this year. You can make a big impact by buying local and indie–and this is a great place to start.

We willing again be making TeaLight Lanterns out of school milk cartons, and decorating them w/ leaves, jewels, glitter glue, etc. 9game They have an Autumn look to them. This is such an ongoing hit with kids and families! We will also do our Pumpkin Toss Game! Throwing orange waffle balls into the top of pumpkins. Prizes for participating! We always have a steady flow of children!

Hula hoop contest. Everyone who tries to hula hoop will get a piece of candy. Larger prizes will be given for anyone who can hula hoop continuously without stopping or dropping the hoop below their knees for 3 minutes, 12 minutes, and then a grand prize for anyone who can hoop for 33 minutes without stopping. Prizes will be toys or candy. Contestants will be timed with a counter on a laptop computer screen that everyone can see. The countdown will start at 00 seconds and the timer will continue until the hoop drops below the contestant’s knees.

ROOT BEER GARDEN 10 am – 2 pm Yes, it’s true – we’ve got a full root beer garden again this year for people of all ages. Brought to you by The Beer Junction who’ll be serving local root beer topped by a generous scoop of our hometown favorite Husky Deli vanilla ice cream. You be able to slurp up a full 16oz root beer for the low price of $3.50. Find the root beer garden on Alaska St by Easy Street Records.

CHILI COOK-OFF 10 am – 1pm See local restaurants go head-to-head at the chili cook-off (located by Key Bank at the all-walk). $10 buys you nine tastings – let your taste buds vote for the favorite! All proceeds goes to the West Seattle Food Bank. Check out the cook-off and buy yourself some chili. See the champion crowned at 1:30 pm. gas monkey This years competitors are: Elliott Bay Brewing

We are also looking for volunteers work to help us produce Harvest Festival. With our growing number of community folks helping out in the Junction, this is a perfect opportunity to get to know more people and be a part of a neighborhood favorite festival. Please sign up here! It feels good to help make something awesome for our community.

Despite this, our 2017 report found that many businesses have not seen an increase in their business traffic commensurate with the population growth in West Seattle. Many business owners worry that this trend will only continue, with one business owner saying, “That’s my greatest fear, that West Seattle will become a bedroom community for downtown.”

This 2018 grant cycle through the Office of Economic Development is for a pilot program to see if a concentrated marketing effort is effective. Specific sales and coupons will be trackable and measurable. Once we find what works (or what doesn’t work) in this program, we can potentially replicate it as an ongoing yearly project. By proving its efficacy, we will make it a clear solution for small businesses to support in order to get affordable, effective marketing.

Goal: Develop a marketing campaign to integrate new residents into the West Seattle community. Introduce new residents to West Seattle businesses Develop cohesive image that can used across the West Seattle neighborhoods – DONE! Order a Canvas High-Quality West Seattle Swag Bag – DONE! Develop relationships with property managers and realtors – DONE! Collect coupons/flyers/punch cards/etc. for local businesses – SEE BELOW!

The West Seattle Swag Bag has been designed and has been completed. We have neighborhood buttons that will be distributed to the different neighborhood residents can collect. This will move people between the retail districts creating excitement and a sense of community spirit. electricity 80s song We’re at a point in the project where it’s time for you to join us! The cost to insert a coupon in the savings guide that will be hand delivered to over 800 incoming residents is only $35.00 (discounted to $20.00 if you’re a WS Chamber Member or Junction Merchant). You can also opt to include your company swag in the high-quality canvas swag bag. Don’t have swag? That’s okay, as we’ve contracted with Zippy Dogs to help you choose- plus they will give a 15% discount WOOF! See their suggestions here.