It’s a Wonderful Burien

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It’s a Wonderful Burien

Date: November – December 31, 2023
Time: Downtown Burien (multiple locations)
Location: Burien

The City of Burien is proud to announce the return of the “It’s a Wonderful Burien” event series. This holiday tradition invites people to support local businesses while enjoying the culture and small-town charm of Burien!

Winter lights will illuminate Town Square Park November 25 through December 31, inspiring people to come to downtown Burien for unique dining, shopping, and seasonal experiences hosted by local businesses, arts organizations, and community partners.

Winter Lights, November 25 – December 31, 4 p.m. Town Square Park

 The City of Burien will illuminate Burien’s Town Square with winter twinkly lights starting at 4 p.m. on November 25 through December 31.

The Gift Shop at Burien Farmers Market, November 2-December 21, Thursdays, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Town Square Park

Find unique gift items from local makers at this weekly market in Town Square Park, coordinated by Discover Burien.

The 12 Dates of Christmas, November 24-25, December 1-17, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., Kennedy Catholic High School Theater, 140 S. 140th St

This Burien Actors Theatre’s comedy offers a heartwarming modern alternative to traditional holiday shows. When Mary catches her fiancé kissing another woman on TV, she embarks on a year of hilarious and strange dates. Contains some adult language and content.

Santa Claus is Coming to B-Town, Saturday, November 25, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tin Room Bar & Theater, 923 SW 152nd St

Sponsored and hosted by Dan the Sausageman, the Tin Room, and Clover Laine Photography. Enjoy a free Santa photo in exchange for food donations benefiting Highline Area Food Bank.

Miracle on 152nd Street, Saturday, November 25, noon–5 p.m., Downtown Burien

Kick off the holiday shopping season by shopping in our vibrant small business community. There will be a mimosa walk organized by Discover Burien. Support Burien shops and participate in the Elf on the Shelf scavenger hunt. Pick up a map at the Discover Burien office.

Pasta Fagioli Dinner and Chestnut Roast, Sunday, November 26, 3–7 p.m., Casa Italiana, 13028 1st Ave. S.

Enjoy a traditional Italian dinner and holiday chestnut roast at Casa Italiana. Get your tickets online or in person at the Caffe, Wednesdays through Saturdays.

Artists Sunday, Sunday, November 26, Online:

We partnered with Artists Sunday, a national movement to encourage consumers to shop art the Sunday after Thanksgiving and give artist-created gifts this holiday season. Celebrate creativity and support Burien artists by shopping with them online.

Cookie Crawl, Saturday, December 2, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Downtown Burien

Start at the Discover Burien office and get your map and a reusable bag to fill with cookies from local businesses. This is a fun event for the entire family. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at

Moshier Community Art Center Pottery Sale, Saturday, December 2, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Moshier Community Art Center, 430 S. 156th St.

Don’t miss this amazing sale of handmade ceramics created by the potters at Moshier. Shop mugs, bowls, serving dishes, casseroles, garden art, jewelry, planters, and more! Come early for the best selection.

The Nutcracker, Saturday, December 2, 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. Tickets are $20 - $25.

Italian Christmas Bake Sale, Saturday, December 9, Christmas Bake Sale 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Christmas Party, 1–5 p.m. Casa Italiana, 13028 1st Ave. S.

Come to the cherished annual Italian bake sale and return for a festive family friendly party in the afternoon.

La Posada, Friday, December 8, 5–8 p.m., Highline Heritage Museum, 819 SW 152 St.

A rich Mexican cultural holiday tradition for the whole family with games and arts and crafts for children.

ChristmasSounds, Saturday, December 9 – Sunday, December 10, 2 p.m. Highline Performing Arts Theater, 401 S. 152nd St.

Burien’s favorite choral holiday tradition! Northwest Associated Arts ensembles ChoralSounds and SilverSounds bring you a joy-filled musical event featuring holiday classics old and new! Tickets are $20 for general admission. Youth 17 and under with paying adult are free.

Tis the Season, Friday, December 22 – Saturday, December 23, 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. Tickets are $18 - $22.

Holiday Bazaars

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


Help promote this event series! The shortlink is and sharable graphics and posters in English and Spanish can be downloaded here.


Updated November 17, 2023

Published on 11/02/2023