It's a Wonderful Burien

Holiday lights.

It’s a Wonderful Burien

Date: November – December 31, 2022
Time: Various times
Location: Downtown Burien (multiple locations)

The City of Burien is proud to announce a return of the “It’s a Wonderful Burien” event series. This winter holiday tradition invites community members to support Burien businesses, nonprofits, and arts organizations for a fun and memorable holiday experience!

Winter lights will illuminate Town Square Park every night in December, inspiring people to come to downtown Burien for unique dining, shopping, and seasonal experiences hosted by the City of Burien and community partners.

Download the poster (in English and Spanish).

Winter Lights

December 131, 4 p.m. Town Square Park

The City of Burien will illuminate Burien’s Town Square with winter sparkling and colorful lights every night in November and December.

The Holiday Market at the Burien Farmers Market

Thursdays, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Town Square Park

This year-round market coordinated by Discover Burien is the perfect place to get your grocery shopping done and pick up unique, artisanal holiday gifts while supporting small businesses and independent artists.

Chestnut Roast

Saturday, November 19, noon–5 p.m., Casa Italiana, 13028 1st Ave S.

There will be traditional Pizzica dancing, food and beverage for sale, and a wonderful chestnut roast. Come early from 11 a.m. – noon for Pizzica dance lessons!

Santa Claus is Coming to B-Town

Saturday, November 26, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tin Room Bar & Theater, 923 SW 152nd St

Santa is coming to town! Get your free Santa photos and shop at the pop-up market.  

Miracle on 152nd Street

Saturday, November 26, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Town Square Park

Enjoy a fun filled day of activities organized by Discover Burien! Secure your tickets for a Mimosa Walk from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. throughout Downtown Burien. Pick-up a Shop Local Bingo Card and fill out as you shop. End the day in Town Square Park watching a FREE movie, The Grinch. There will also be a Blanket / Coat Drive. Support Burien shops by playing Shop Local Bingo!

Aya Art Market

Saturday, November 26, noon – 6 p.m., 155 SW 152nd St

Aya Yoga Oasis hosts the second annual curated Art Market that brings together artists, craftspeople, and people who are passionate about supporting artisans and small businesses. Peruse the amazing selection of gifts and treasures created by local artists and makers. It's a great opportunity to get a jump start on holiday shopping on Small Business Saturday!

Artists Sunday

Sunday, November 27, Online:

We have partnered with #ArtistsSunday, a national movement to encourage consumers to #ShopArt the Sunday after Thanksgiving and give artist-created gifts this holiday season. It’s like Black Friday or Small Business Saturday but for art. Support participating Burien artists by shopping with them on the directory link.

Cookie Crawl

Saturday, December 3, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Downtown Burien

Start at the Discover Burien office (611 SW 152 St) to get your map and a reusable bag to fill with cookies from local businesses. This is a fun event for the entire family to visit new businesses in the neighborhood and revisit longstanding ones. Tickets are on sale now and this event always sells out!

Moshier Holiday Pottery Sale

Saturday, December 3, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Moshier Art Center, 430 S 156th St

 Find hundreds of items such as mugs, bowls, serving dishes, casseroles, garden art, jewelry, planters, and more at the annual Moshier Holiday Pottery Sale.

La Posada

Saturday, December 3, Noon – 4 p.m., Lake Burien Presbyterian Church, 15003 14 Ave SW 

Join Alimentando al Pueblo in celebrating a holiday season cultural tradition, La Posada. There will be live music, games, food, and community. Registration is required.

The Nutcracker

Saturday, December 3, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Highline Performing Arts Theater, 401 S. 152nd St

A magical holiday classic. Join Clara on a journey to the Lands of Snow and Sweets. With its timeless score, beautiful costumes, and enchanting dancing, this full-length ballet will delight you with holiday cheer. Featuring the Momentum Ballet Ensemble and Academy Dancers.

Italian Christmas Bake Sale

Saturday, December 10, 9 a.m – 5 p.m, Casa Italiana, 13028 1st Ave S

Come to a festive Italian holiday party! There will be a bake sale, live Italian music by the Rigatones (from 1 – 4 p.m.), and a beer and wine garden.

La Posada

Saturday,  December 17, 2–6 p.m. Highline Heritage Museum, 819 SW 152nd St

 A rich Mexican cultural holiday tradition for the whole family. There will be games, arts and crafts tables, piñatas, Mexican hot chocolate, sweet bread, and more!  

Tis the Season

December 1920, 6 p.m. Highline Performing Arts Theater, 401 S. 152nd St

Join Contemporary, Hip Hop, Irish, Jazz, Tap, Theatre, and Creative Dance dancers from Momentum Dance Academy & Ensemble for a festive seasonal celebration.

Holiday Bazaars

Many schools and community organizations will be offering colorful craft and bake sales. Be sure to support your local community!

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Published on 11/03/2022