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The excitement for the 43rd Annual Winter Festival & Crafts Fair is building, and we can’t wait to provide a glimpse of what’s in store this year. Featuring a juried selection of 125+ artisans this Saturday and Sunday at the PNA, this event is a treasure trove of creativity, offering something special for everyone.  

  • Spotlight on Artistry: This year, there is yet again an impressive lineup of artists: See the list of vendors here: [https://www.phinneycenter.org/winter-festival-makers/] 
  • Ornament Making Workshop: NEW this year! Join us for the Ornament Making Workshop, designed for crafters of all levels. Our talented teaching artist will guide you through the process, ensuring you create your own festive masterpiece to take home. 
  • Festival Passport: Make your visit even more exciting with our ‘Festival Passport.’ Collect stamps from different areas as you explore the festival, and when you’ve gathered them all, drop your completed passport at the blue building. You might just win one of our fantastic goodie bags filled with exquisite products from our vendors. 
  • Live Entertainment: The Winter Festival is not just about shopping; it’s a celebration of the arts. Enjoy live entertainment that will keep your spirits high and add to the festive atmosphere. 

Don’t miss out on this incredible celebration of creativity and community. The 43rd Annual Winter Festival & Crafts Fair is a unique opportunity to find that perfect, one-of-a-kind gift and support local artisans. 

Volunteers still needed to produce this event! Check out open slots here.  

When | December 2 & 3, 2023, 10 am – 5 pm | Saturday & Sunday 
Where | Phinney Center | 6532 Phinney Ave N. 98103 
Cost | $4 PNA members, $6 non-members (cash, check, card). Admission free for children 12 and under. We proudly support senior programming, meal services, and more with your entry fee.

Lucky Envelope Brewing is hosting a Star Wars themed holiday photo event to benefit Treehouse on Sunday, December 3 from 3:30 – 6pm Interested guests are encouraged to sign-up for your preferred time slot, though walk-ins will be accepted until 5:50pm. Priority will go to those with reservations.

Photos are $12 and proceeds go to removing barriers to school success for youth in foster care in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade across Washington State.

Lucky Envelope Taproom is located at 907 NW 50th Street – enjoy a pint, help a local non-profit, and take an unforgettable holiday picture!

In this winter program, the Wellspring Ensemble has designed an arc that speaks to the season a little differently:

The season is busy, hearts might be tired or lonely, and above all, most are looking to be uplifted. The program will involve setting the tone with that of the loss and heartache we might feel in our own lives: distance between families, illnesses, or lost loves; the commonality of humanity and its, at times, heavy reality.

Not all is lost though. We will introduce pieces that will bring us together through love, help us reminisce, and bring smiles to faces. It is our intent to do touching and heartfelt music this winter by resonating with things we have in common.

Wellspring Ensemble: Echoes – Music of Loss and Love
Sunday, December 3rd
Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church
7500 Greenwood Ave N
3:20pm – Pre-Concert talk
4pm – Concert
Tickets and more information here

Seattle’s Roosevelt Jazz Band is proud to present Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s “The Nutcracker Suite,” a swinging take on the Tchaikovsky ballet. This special Seattle holiday tradition is returning for its 24th year, and all proceeds support Roosevelt Jazz, a nationally acclaimed public high school jazz group that consists of four jazz bands and a jazz choir.

Roosevelt Jazz Band is a repeat finalist at Essentially Ellington jazz competition, has opened for the Count Basie Orchestra, and performed at Earshot Jazz Festival, which showcases top jazz youth in the greater Seattle area.

The Nutcracker Suite | Saturday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec 3 at 2 p.m.
Roosevelt High School, 1410 NE 66th St.
$20 for adults, $15 for students/seniors. Discounts available for groups of 10 or larger.
Ticket website here.

Visit with Santa and take a photo with your camera or phone on Sunday, December 3rd from 10am-1:00pm at Café Bambino. Bring your kid, friend, dog, chicken or all of them and come pose with this jolly old elf on the patio with a festive photo background.

Café Bambino will be open 7am -1:00pm for the perfect shot of espresso, and free hot chocolate for the kids will be offered during the event (10am – 1pm). Please only  visit Santa if you are in good health

Sunday December 3rd from 10am-1:00pm
Café Bambino
405 NW 65th St
Seattle, WA 98117

Saddle up the kiddos and bring the family for a short 30-minute outing of festive lighting, free refreshments, and caroling with the OK Chorale and Phinney Chorus. This will also be the seasonal debut of the Phinneywood Winter Lights, which will flood our business district with lighted animals that you have all considered and voted on throughout the year.

Two lucky kiddo will be chosen at random to officially light the GloCone as well. This event officially kicks off the holidays in our neighborhood, and you can see more of what is happening this December on the Phestivus in Phinneywood page.

Location: Heart of Phinney Park Air Raid Tower, Phinney Center – 6532 Phinney Ave N
Date: Saturday, November 25
Time: 5pm – 5:30pm

Holy Mountain is celebrating Small Business Saturday this year with “a group of rad makers + a little daytime drinking” on Saturday November 25th from 11am – 5pm. Well behaved kids and dogs are welcome.

Here is the lineup:

  • Alexandra’s Macarons & Cafe will be slinging her amazing baked goods, beautifully made Macarons, a treat for anyone.
  • Cecelia Stitch will have a wide selection of accessories and home goods, perfect for gifting this Holiday season. There will be a batch of their classic Pendleton Stockings available as well.
  • Bougie Candles will be slinging her hand poured candles, made right here in Ballard. 
  • Destination Shirt Co. will have all kinds of PNW inspired apparel and paper goods, perfect for a local souvenir or Seattle themed gift. 
  • Twyla Dill will have her beautifully crafted fine jewelry, created from turning handmade lace into metal. 

Ever noticed the magnificent lighted display on the air raid tower outside of the RidgeWood Bottle & Tap? Why, that’s the neighborhood GloCone, created by a group of our community members in 2014 to brighten up our evenings and kick off the holidays. Since then, these folks have upgraded the technology with 3200 lighter, brighter, and completely programmable LEDs. On Saturday November 25th, the Phinneywood GloCone will officially light up for the winter! It’s a short, sweet, and festive 30 minute event!

Bring the family for an evening of cheer, free hot cocoa and cookies, and caroling with the OK Chorale and the Phinney Chorus. One lucky kiddo will be chosen at random to officially light the GloCone as well. We have a permit to block off the busy intersection near the event for more space and safety this year.

This event officially kicks off the holidays in our neighborhood, and you can see more of what is happening this December on the Phestivus in Phinneywood page.

Location: Heart of Phinney Park Air Raid Tower, Phinney Center – 6532 Phinney Ave N
Date: Saturday, November 25
Time: 5pm – 5:30pm

All are invited to a heartfelt gathering of prayer, music, and expressions of gratitude on Thanksgiving Eve at the Center For Spiritual Living at 6318 Linden Ave N. Bring a friend, a pie to share, and then enjoy a post-service Pie Fest with the community.

Revs. Abigail Schairer, Debora Gay, and James Kress will lead the Thanksgiving Eve service, which “promises to be an uplifting, experiential event with special music, performers, prayer, and our annual Gratitude Prayer ritual.” Afterward, everyone and invited friends will gather in the Fellowship Hall for Pie.

You can also view this Service of Gratitude online via Zoom.

Photo by Deborah Rainford on Unsplash