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39th Annual Winter Festival & Crafts Fair
Saturday December 7, 2019 - Sunday December 8, 2019$2 – $4
10 am – 5 pm, both days
Entry: $2 PNA Members / $4 public (cash/check) – it’s for a great cause, if we do say so ourselves. Children 12 and under are free.
+ A suggested food item for the FamilyWorks Greenwood Food Bank (not required).
Location: Phinney Center | 6532 Phinney Ave N. | Directions
Note: Limited free onsite parking. Bus (#5), Uber/Lyft, carpool, etc. is a great idea.
Accessibility: There will be disabled parking spots in both the Upper Blue Building lot and the Lower Brick Building lot (down the hill on 67th).
The elevator entrance for the Blue Building is on the parking lot level, to the right of the playground. Take it to floor 2 to check-in.
The elevator for the Brick Building is located inside the door with the ramped entrance. Check-in is at that entrance; crafts are on level 1 (one floor down).
120+ HAND-PICKED MAKERS
Enjoy a unique holiday shopping experience in two historic buildings full of specialty goods by 120+ local artists and makers, curated by a jury. You’ll find an amazing array of items: home goods, jewelry and accessories, art, pottery, apparel, gifts for cooks, gifts for guys, gifts for mom, gifts for kids, gifts for yourself…
Take a break from shopping and enjoy performances on two stages— from bluegrass, jazz, and holiday pop to Middle Eastern, Morris, and Jewish dancing.
COFFEE, LUNCH, & TREATS
Munch tasty lunch items, grab an espresso drink at the Snowflake Cafe and indulge yourself with a huge bake sale selection. (Cash or checks only, please).
MIMOSAS & MORE GARDEN
Take a break from shopping and enjoy a mimosa, mulled wine, or a Figurehead Brewing beer in our outdoor beverage garden. (21+).
Visit all corners of the festival— Blue Building, Brick Building, outdoor vendors too! Get your event passport stamped in at least 5 out of 6 locations and be entered to win one of the many goodie bags with items crafted by some of our amazing makers.
Get fresh holiday decorations at The Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op wreath sale. The wreaths are responsibly grown in Oregon and are a beautiful Pacific Northwest blend of freshly cut noble fir, blue berried juniper, cedar and natural pinecones. They are $25 each and the proceeds support the preschool and scholarship fund.
Enter to win a one-of-a-kind hand-made quilt crafted by Stash Busters. The quilt, “Phancy dancing on Phinney,” was inspired by book Slice ’em and Dice’em by Nancy Brenan Daniel. The quilt raffle is a Winter Festival holiday tradition and proceeds benefit PNA programs. Tickets are $1 or $5 for 6 and will be available in the Blue Building lobby and in the Phinney Center office before the event. Some lucky winner will get to take this work of art home after the raffle at 4 pm on Sunday. You do not have to be present to win.
Shop for community
Not only are you supporting local artisans, but you are also contributing to PNA’s nonprofit programs–such as a hot meal program, the Greenwood Senior Center, memory -loss programming, kids’ programs, a tool lending library, an art gallery, a community woodshop, as well as numerous community projects, events, and classes.
Check out photos from previous years and teasers for this year on Instagram.
In the news…
Watch us on New Day Northwest... Winter Festival Coordinator, Jessie Hammer, and Margaret Larson show off some items and talk about the event on King5 on Dec 4, 2019.
Check out the fabulous article about Winter Festival that appeared in “The Mix” section of the Seattle Times on Sunday, November 11, 2018
Spread the cheer – volunteer!
It takes over a hundred volunteers to make Winter Festival a fantastic experience for our visitors! From baking and decorating to helping vendors unload and keeping an eye on the toilet paper levels, each “job” is vital.
For makers & artists
Would you like to be a vendor? Winter Festival attracts 4,000-5,000 attendees of all ages each year from all over. It’s a favorite among shoppers and vendors alike. Applications were due August 15, 2019, and all vendors for 2019 have been accepted and notified.
Want to apply for 2020? Please email your contact information Jessie Hammer at [email protected] and she’ll add you to the e-mail notification list. Applications will open in June 2020 and be due in August 2020.
Thank you, sponsors!
ADDITIONAL IN-KIND DONORS
*Poster design thanks to Sandy Nelson Design
*Cover photos thanks to Walter Tuai