Meet Santa at Filson, support local makers and have some Molly Moon's while shopping at Nordstrom.
Finish your holiday shopping locally by supporting area stores and makers. Here are some events where you can get in the spirit of the season and check off a swath of your list in one go.
Get pictures with Santa and take in a Northwest extravaganza of holiday décor including wooden Christmas trees and stars, a life-size chain-carved elk and nearly 50 fir trees at the local company’s flagship Sodo location.
• Filson Santa: Dec. 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Thatch Floral Holiday Wreath Making Workshop: $75, Dec. 9. Register here.
• Craftsman Christmas, with local companies, hot cider and coffee, donuts and a live DJ: Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Filson Flagship Store, 1741 First Ave. S. (Sodo)
Stop for an ice-cream pick-me-up at the Molly Moon’s Pop-Up, running through Jan. 2 near the At Home department on Floor for the downtown Seattle Nordstrom. Get single-serving scoop cups, and find pints to go, as well as jarred toppings, ice cream scoops, “Ice Cream Makes You Happy” freezer bags, the Molly Moon’s ice cream cookbook and shop apparel.
Sharply is gathering fellow businesses on Capitol Hill for a festive holiday block party event featuring Ollie Quinn, Hammer & Awl, Hodina and California Cowboy. There will be light bites and refreshments from Red Hook Brewery. Dec. 14; 500 E. Pike St. (Capitol Hill)
More than two dozen independent makers will be selling their highly giftable crafts. Dec. 8; 426 Terry Ave. N. (South Lake Union)
Dozens of independent makers are on hand at Westlake Park Friday–Sunday through Christmas Eve. Dec. 8–10, 15–17, 22–24, Westlake Park (downtown)
Find last-minute holiday gifts from local makers such as Fragrance by Mr. and Ivey Illustration, and have sips and snacks from Shaker + Spear. Isla House + Flower will offer florals and plants that can be used as fresh gift toppers, as well as holiday wrapping paper. Dec. 20, 5–7 p.m.; Palladian hotel, 2000 Second Ave.
More than 200 independent makers will be on hand Dec. 16–17 at Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park.