Capitol Hill’s gonna be a regular goddamn winter wonderland this holiday season. Here are the details on the Broadway Market’s Santa project in the old Hot Topic space we told you about last week. For anybody wondering if it was really a sneaky art installation, your answer is below. You can double check yourself with a seat on the knee of Santa Bobj or Santa Lance.
Meanwhile, the graphic on the post tells the
tail tale of another Santa visit to the ‘hood coming up sooner than you’d probably like. Happy Holidays.
SANTA TAKES UP RESIDENCE AT BROADWAY MARKET
And the holidays will never be the same!
SEATTLE (November 10, 2011) – Each year, thousands of youngsters hope for a personal audience with Santa—whether to plead their case for the latest toy or just to get a magical moment with the ambassador of all things Christmas. And, it’s no different for the child in all of us, whether you’re four or 40. The visit with Santa hold often colorful memories.
This holiday season, Arthur & Associates continues its decades-long tradition of providing picture-perfect Santas and accompanying professional photographers to Broadway Market at 401 Broadway East, Seattle, WA. And while your commemorative photo may be traditional, a visit with the Market Santa promises to be anything but!
Credited with being the first photographer to boost small tots onto Santa’s knee for the annual, commemorative portrait, Seattle Post-Intelligencer photographer Art French opened Arthur & Associates in 1943 in the corner window of the venerable Frederick & Nelson department store in downtown Seattle. Mr. French memorialized this Christmas moment over the next 20 years, when a young couple with four small children purchased the Santa photography business to continue what has become the longest-running holiday tradition in the country.
Santa will take up residence this year at Broadway Market from Friday, November 25 through Saturday, December 24. Hours of operation are:
- Fridays, November 25 – December 23: 4 – 8 pm
- Saturdays, November 26 – December 17: Noon – 9 pm
- Sundays, November 27 – December 18: Noon – 6 pm
- Saturday, December 24: Noon – 5 pm
- Closed Christmas Day
For more information on specific schedules for Santa Bobj and Santa Lance, please visit www.santaphotos.com