Celebrating the holidays in Phinney Ridge and Greenwood

by | Dec 2, 2014

Holiday happenings are heating up around the neighborhood. Here’s a list of what we know about it. If we’ve missed any events or giving tree locations, please put a note below in comments or email us at [email protected].

Winter Bazaar and Bake Sale from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Seattle Area German American School, 11010 Greenwood Ave. N., in the gymnasium. Bake sale proceeds go toward technology purchases for staff and students.

Naked City Winter Beer Release and Tree Lighting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4.

Get your picture taken with Brew Santa in front of the majestic fourteen-foot Christmas tree glittering in the Walrus Beer Garden, or on the Naked City brew deck. Bing Spiced Cherry Ale will be tapped at 5pm, when Brew Santa arrives from the North Pole Brewery. The tree lighting takes place soon after dusk. All ages are welcome.

PNA Winter Festival & Crafts Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6-7. More than 120 vendors and hundreds of musicians and dancers with live entertainment on two stages, a quilt raffle, bake sale and lunch items for sale.

Norse Home 5th annual Julebord Fundraiser at 5311 Phinney Ave. N., on Sunday, Dec. 7. Last year’s event sold out, so call 206-781-7422 or email [email protected] to get your invitation.

The PhinneyWood Art Up Artwalk is from 6-9 p.m. next Friday, Dec. 12, and many artwalk locations will be having special holiday sales, including at 7601 Greenwood Ave. N., where nine artists will be hosting a party and art sale from 4-8 p.m. with jewelry, fine art, photography, woodworking, candles, and handmade silk-screened pillows.

NW Boychoir concert, “A Festival of Lessons and Carols,” from 7:30-9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12, at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave. N.

St. John Catholic Church Christmas Tree Sale on Dec. 13-14 to benefit St. John’s overnight shelter and Noel House programs, which serves homeless women. Locally-grown and freshly-cut Noble and Douglas Fir trees. In the church school’s playground at 121 N. 79th St.; from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

The 38th annual Pathway of Lights at Green Lake from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, with luminaria along the 2.8-mile path around the lake, plus music and refreshments at four sites: Green Lake Community Center on the east side; Green Lake Small Craft Center (near the Aqua Theater) on the south side; The Bathhouse Theater (Seattle Public Theatre) on the north side; the Arch on the east of side of the community center/pool. Bring your own lights and candles if you want, as well as a non-perishable food donation (donation bins at the four sites listed above).

Caroling under Gary’s Canopy at 7418 Greenwood Ave. N., at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20.

Members of the Phinney Neighborhood Community Chorus sing to raise money for the Seattle Times Fund for the Needy and lead a caroling singalong. Ken’s Market will provide a firepit and hot cider to keep warm, and the Phinney Neighborhood Association Business Member Group will provide song sheets to keep attendees from singing “da da da” instead of the real lyrics.

Christmas dinner at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St., at 12 p.m. on Dec. 25. Free, but donations accepted. Must RSVP by Dec. 19 by calling 206-297-0875.

Taproot Theatre’s holiday production of “Appalachian Christmas Homecoming” now through Dec. 27.

Woodland Park Zoo WildLights now through Jan. 4.

And there are lots of different places in the neighborhood to help out neighbors in need.

  • The Edward Jones office at 6200 Phinney Ave. N. is collecting for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to the office during regular business hours through Dec. 12.
  • Bartell Drugs, 120 N. 85th St., is collecting new, unwrapped toys during its annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive, through Dec. 13.
  • Cornuto Pizzeria, 7404 Greenwood Ave. N., is hosting a giving tree to benefit The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas (formerly 826 Seattle). From now until Christmas Eve, customers can select tags from a Christmas tree in the restaurant to donate most-needed items to our local writing and tutoring center for youth.
  • Childish Things,10002 Holman Rd. NW, is collecting diapers for Westside Baby through Dec. 30. The store will match all diaper donations.

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