You gave me flack for not telling you about it earlier last year, so here you are, sir.
Now in its 54th year. Lessons and Carols (in Swedish; words provided), kids choir, Lucia pageant, and lots of treats afterwards.
54th Annual Julfest
Sunday, December 2, 2012 • 4:00 p.m.
Julfest is a Scandinavian-style advent service, featuring a full evening of Christmas music and a traditional St. Lucia procession. The program includes lessons and carols in Swedish and English. A candlelight reception follows with coffee and Swedish treats. No admission charge—freewill offering taken.
Free Parking: Garage entrances on Crawford & Summit
First Covenant Church is at 400 E Pike. Thanks for the reminder, tipster!
- Thursday night’s Seattle University holiday tree lighting ceremony was well-attended and carol-ful despite the drizzle. Thanks to CHS contributor Alex Garland for the pictures. More on the CHS Facebook page.
- A new holiday event on the Hill should be added to your calendar. December 13th will bring the first ever Holiday in Volunteer Park event thanks to the new Volunteer Park Trust group teaming up with Seattle Parks, the Conservatory and the Seattle Asian Art Museum. We noted the new celebration’s search for choral groups earlier.
First Annual “Holiday In Volunteer Park” Celebration
When: Thursday—December 13, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E, on the concourse between the water tower and the Conservatory.
What: A fun, free, family-friendly holiday celebration with carols and music performed by nine choral groups. Enjoy complimentary holiday treats and drinks. There will also be a stunning
display of more than 300 holiday lights and luminaria.
Who: This night of music and celebration is being presented by the new Volunteer Park Trust in partnership with theVolunteer Park Conservatory, the Seattle Asian Art Museum, the Seattle
Parks Foundation and Seattle Parks and Recreation. For more information visit: www.volunteerparktrust.org.
Note: Admission to both the Conservatory and the Seattle Asian Art Museum will be free the evening of the Holiday inVolunteer Park celebration.
- The Garfield Community Center toy drive continues:
Garfield Community Center is holding its annual Holiday Toy Drive.
Garfield Community Center’s Annual Toy Drive benefits children of families without the means to buy toys. Each year, the community center hosts a holiday party for up to 200 local children. No child goes home without having received a gift.
The Community Center, in partnership with the Associated Recreational Council (ARC) is encouraging local businesses, community organizations, and individuals togive generously by dropping off unwrapped or wrapped toys at Garfield Community Center (For wrapped toys, please label it for gender and age.)
You can also make a donation of cash or by credit card by calling or visiting Garfield Community Center. ARC is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization, and your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Receipts will be available at time of donation.
The Community Center will hold its Toy Drive from November 13 until December 7.
For more information, please call Garfield Community Center 206 684-4788 or drop by at 2323 E Cherry St. (Corner of 23rd and Cherry)
- More ways to help? Here’s our holiday feed the hungry and volunteer opportunities around Capitol Hill list
- Santa is at CHS advertiser Rex again this Sunday for pictures with your pooch:
Santa’s at Rex for one more day for photos! No charge; we’re just asking for donations to the Humane Society. Make sure to swing by today between 1 & 4 to make a memory!