Phestivus in PhinneyWood

Celebrate the season with neighbors and community by gathering together, shopping local, and giving back. Phestivus in PhinneyWood kicks off on Nov. 26 and runs through the month of December.


PNAnimal holiday light glows in the window of a local brewery.

PhinneyWood Winter Lights

PhinneyWood Neighborhood.

In 2021, our PhinneyWood Winter Lights annual tradition, the PNAnimals, debuted throughout the business district. The PNAnimals are a diverse group; they swim, fly, run, and climb. They all have something important in common: you can find each of these animals in the PNW and all of them have characteristics that we feel reflect our community. Starting in late November, search throughout the neighborhood for crows, otters, wolves, squirrels, orcas, and the shy bears (see if you can find all 6!)

WildLanterns red panda at the Woodland Park Zoo


Fri, Nov. 11 – Sun, Jan. 22, 2023.
Woodland Park Zoo.

An immersive experience featuring large scale animal and nature scape lanterns representing wild places from around the globe! Explore Woodland Park Zoo like never before with a lantern festival unlike any in the Northwest!

The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley Play Poster

The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley

Wed, Nov. 23 – Fri, Dec. 30.
Taproot Theatre Company.

In this all-new Jane Austen-inspired story, we return to the world of the Darcys and Bennets! Lydia’s come for Christmas, the halls are decked, and the aroma of everyone’s favorite orange biscuits fills the air. But downstairs the loyal staff scramble to keep a secret that could upend the festivities. Amid the chaos of Christmas, a little yuletide forgiveness might be the one gift everyone needs.

GloCone covered in lights behind an arrangement of colorful PNAnimal holiday lights.

GloCone and Holiday Lighting Event

Sat, Nov. 26, 5-5:30 pm.
Heart of Phinney Park Air Raid Tower, Free.

Kick off Phestivus in PhinneyWood with our annual GloCone lighting celebration. Bring the family for an evening of cheer, hot cocoa, and cookies as we set the Heart of Phinney Park Air Raid Tower aglow with over 3200 LED lights. Come welcome back our PhinneyWood Winter Lights, the PNAnimals!

All Present Holiday Singalong Jamboree

Sun, Dec. 4, 1-2:30 pm.
Greenwood Senior Center, Free.

Join Elena Louise Richmond, the ALL PRESENT Song Circle, the OK Chorale, and the GSC memory loss community for a warm and musical hour of holiday favorites. Bring your holiday spirit and wear your Santa hats, elf tights, and ugly sweaters! Register: 206.297.0875.

Santa holding a present.

Visit with The Seattle Santa!

Thurs, Dec. 8, 4:30-6 pm.
Phinney Center Upper Parking Lot. Free

Last year, we saw The Seattle Santa in an elaborate “snow globe” on Greenwood Ave. This year, Santa will be popping up all over the city, including the Phinney Center. Take your photo in front of our festive backdrop and feel The Seattle Santa’s holiday magic.

Handbells on a piano

Handbell Choir

Sat, Dec. 10, 2-3 pm.
Greenwood Senior Center. Free.

Join the Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church Handbell Choir for a 45-minute concert of harmonious bell ringing. Call to register: 206.297.0875.

Dogs wearing holiday headbands

Dogs and Nogs Party

Friday, Dec. 16, 1-2:30 pm.
Greenwood Senior Center. Free.

Bring your well-behaved pets to this dog-friendly holiday party at the GSC. We will have eggnog, treats, decorations, and, most importantly, Santa and Mrs. Claus! A photographer will be available to take your pooch’s picture too. Festive attire welcomed. Call to RSVP: 206.297.0875.

Hanukkah Menorah Lighting

Mon, Dec. 19 – Thurs, Dec. 22, 1-1:30 pm.
Greenwood Senior Center. Free.

Join Senior Programs Director Cecily Kaplan in the GSC lobby, every afternoon from Dec. 19 to 22, for the lighting of the menorah. Questions: 206.297.0875.

Shop Local!

PNA Winter Festival & Crafts Fair 2022 Graphic

42nd Annual PNA Winter Festival & Crafts Fair

Sat, Dec. 3 & Sun, Dec. 4, 10 am-5 pm.
Phinney Center. $3/PNA Members, $5/Non-Members, Children under 12 free.

Give handmade and local gifts this holiday season. The Phinney Center becomes a shopping wonderland as 100+ local artists and makers showcase specialty goods, including jewelry, accessories, art, pottery and more. Check out our makers and vendors list and volunteer to make holiday magic happen!

Community members browse a table covered in costume jewelry at the Greenwood Senior Center.

GSC Costume Jewelry Sale Fundraiser

Wed, Dec. 7, 1-6 pm.
Greenwood Senior Center.

See fascinating pieces from vintage to modern and buy fabulous costume jewelry at very reasonable prices. All proceeds support the Greenwood Senior Center. Jewelry donations needed and accepted!

Assorted gifts wrapped in a bow with the text PhinneyWood Gift Guide 2022

Holiday Gift Guide

This holiday season, we want to remind our neighborhood that the best gifts are within walking distance! Our PNA Business Member Group created the Holiday Gift Guide in 2020 to help the community shop local and we’re excited to share a new version this year. Stay tuned for the link in early December!

The PhinneyWood Gift Card

Debuting on Dec. 1, the PhinneyWood Gift Card is designed to keep local dollars local. These cards will be good at all participating businesses in our district, with more to be added in 2023. Can’t figure out what to get that hard-to-buy-for person on your list? Get them this gift card accepted at many local small businesses!

Puppy gnawing on a PNA Proud to be a Member sign.

Give the gift of PNA Membership!

Spread holiday cheer to your neighbors, family, and friends by gifting them a PNA Membership! Starting at $40/year, a membership supports all of the PNA’s community-driven programs and services while giving you access to the PNA Tool Library, Community Woodshop, and discounts on our events and classes. Sign up online or in person at the Phinney Center Blue Building to give the gift of community this holiday season!

Give to Your Community

PNA Logo

Donate to the Phinney Neighborhood Association!

Support our work to build, engage, and support our diverse community by making a tax-deductible donation this holiday season. Your generous support helps power our programs, services, and activities that connect neighbors and foster civic engagement. Make a donation online today!

Soccer ball with Winter Wishes gift tag.

Winter Wishes Gift Drive

Let’s spread joy this holiday season! We’re proud to once again host our annual holiday (virtual) gift tag program, Winter Wishes. Many of our partners will distribute toys, clothing, and other requested items to the kids and families they serve and we’re excited to help many neighbors in need receive a little comfort and joy this holiday season.

Sign up online, purchase a gift or gift card ($20-$30) and follow the instructions for delivery.