Holidays in South Seattle: 10 Fun Community Sales & Events

Holidays in South Seattle: 10 Fun Community Sales & Events

There are so many fun holiday sales and events coming up right here in South Seattle, who cares what’s north of I-90? Below are just a few of our favorites:

1. Argosy Christmas Ships Festival
Each night, through Dec. 23, the flotilla will sail to  different Puget Sound waterfront communities including several in  southeast Seattle, while on-board choirs sing 20-minute performances. On shore, friends and neighbors can gather around bonfires and watch. The first of two Southeast Seattle Christmas Ship visits will take place on Wed., Dec. 2, at Pritchard Beach Park (7:50-8:10 pm) and Seward Park (8:25-8:45 pm).

2. Seward Park Clay Studio Holiday Sale
Meet Pacific Northwest clay artists and purchase ceramic art by more than 40 local artists. Sale opens Fri., Dec 4, 6:30 to 9:30 pm with light refreshments, beverages and first pick of the great selection of ceramic art. Sale continues through Wed., Dec. 23; 10 am to 6 pm weekends, and noon to 7 pm weekdays (5900 Lake Washington Blvd. S.).

3. Handmade Holiday Craft Bazaar in Hillman City
Get a start on all your holiday gifts at this 2nd Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar: local, handmade, affordable gifts you’ll love to give (or get)! For three days Tin Umbrella Coffee will be ‘transformed’ as 12 makers come together in one location to keep you shopping local, and get you out of the malls! 5 pm to 7 pm Fri., Dec. 4; 8 am to 2 pm Sat., Dec. 5, and Sun., Dec. 6. Get your coffee, buy a gift direct from the artists. Support local business and artisans. Plus, this year: an extra-special holiday art show, lovingly curated by Hillman City’s Magic Lantern Montessori. Tin Umbrella Coffee Roasters (5600 Rainier Ave. S.).

4. Light Up the Beach Holiday Challenge Open House
On Fri., Dec 4, from 5 to 8 pm, the 2nd Annual Light Up the Beach Holiday Challenge and community open house. Meet business owners, enjoy complimentary hospitality, entertainment, and activities, collect stamps on a passport and vote for your favorite displays. Carolers, food, crafts, dance & music performances, giant chess, luminaria, SPD Mobile Unit tours, free Santa photos and more!

5. Black Santa at the Northwest African American Museum
Get free photos taken with Black Santa at the Northwest African American Museum on Sat., Dec. 5, from 12 to 4 pm.

6. Lakewood Seward Park Holiday Bazaar
The annual Lakewood Seward Park Holiday Bazaar is a great place to browse for interesting thing to buy from local vendors – many unique and hand crafted items. Guests will enjoy gifts, raffle prizes and refreshments. Sat., Dec. 5, 10 am to 3 pm at Lakewood Seward Park Community Club (4916 S. Angeline St.).

7. Mount Baker Home Tour and Art & Craft Fair
The Mount Baker Home Tour and accompanying Art & Craft Fair will be held Sat, Dec 5, from 10 am to 4 pm, when the owners of some of Mount Baker’s most beautiful and historic homes will open their doors, and allow the community to view the homes, their breathtaking period details and elegant grounds. Get some of your holiday shopping done while enjoying complimentary tea, coffee & cookies at the Art & Craft Fair at the Clubhouse. (2811 Mount Rainier Dr. S.).

8. Happy Holly Days Studio Sale at City Art Farm
It’s handmade heaven at City Art Farm on Sat., Dec. 5. Tons of great gifts for your creative types. 11 am-6 pm (3959 Renton Ave. S.).

9. El Centro de la Raza Christmas Tree Sale
Get your locally grown Christmas tree from Fri., Nov. 27 through Wed., Dec. 23. This event not only supports El Centro de la Raza, but also a small local business run by two brothers from Oaxaca, Mexico.

10. More Christmas Ships & Mount Baker Holiday Party
The Christmas Ship will return to the south-end on Sun., Dec. 6, with visits to Ferdinand Street Park (5:40-6 pm), Stan Sayres Memorial Park (6:15-6:35 pm) and Mount Baker Beach Park (6:45-7:05 pm). After the last show, follow the beautiful path of luminarias from the beach up to Mount Baker Community Club for a festive holiday celebration with refreshments and a visit from Santa Claus!


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