Block Party-powered Holiday Hotspot brings Santa, pop-up tree lot and, hopefully, business to Pike/Pine

861027_766693910011832_1459005538_oPowered by a community donation from the Capitol Hill Block Party, another promotion to inject the holiday spirit into neighborhood businesses will take place this weekend in Pike/Pine.

The Holiday Hotspot weekend starts Friday with “Sugar Plum Elves” in the streets and includes a pop-up Christmas tree lot (including apartment-appropriate greenery), caroling Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and a Sunday night dance party featuring a Taylor Swift cover band. Along the way, kids will have a chance to meet Santa and, um, enjoy “a holiday mascot parade” along 10th and Pike. Meanwhile, the slightly less rock-n-roll and CHS-backed Shop the Hill “shop local” deals and activities continue across the rest of Capitol Hill.

December 6-8th between Union-Pine and Broadway-12th Ave.

The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce and The Stranger Present:

Shop local for all of your holiday gifts!


Saturday + Sunday | 8 am to 5 pm
POP-UP CHRISTMAS TREE LOT with free hot coffee
1010 E Pike street
- 100% proceeds go to Seattle AIDS Support Group
- Buy a tree from the lot, get free $5 Caffe Vita gift card!

Friday | 12 pm to 2 pm
Watch out for performing Sugar Plum Elves in the streets!
Holiday Caricature Artist will be in front of Retail Therapy (905 E Pike St)

Saturday | 10 am to 12 pm
@ Elliot Bay Books there will be a holiday mascot parade, kids band the Not-Its!, storytelling, reindeer face painting and mask making

The Mascot Parade leads to Santa Pictures across the way at Retrofit Home at 12 pm

From 12 pm to 2 pm, The Abbey of Saint Joan The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence™ will be caroling in the streets!

From 12 pm to 3 pm
Get your pictures taken with Santa (Joey Veltkamp) on Polaroid at Retrofit Home (1103 E Pike St)


From 12 pm to 3 pm
Get your pictures taken with Santa (Joey Veltkamp) at
Nube Green
921 E Pine St

Sunday | 2 pm to 4 pm
Holiday Mascots and VULVA! at Babeland (707 E Pike)

6 pm to 9 pm
Holiday Hot Spot DANCE PARTY @ Sole Repair Shop
(1001 E Pike St)
Robbie Turner performs Streisand Holiday, Ex-Girlfriend, a Taylor Swift cover band will be singing their hearts out as well as Seattle’s Greatest Christmas Surf Rock Band, Dancer and Prancer.

*Photo booth with Elves, Santa and Holiday Mascots
DJs Nick Fenton, Sam Rousso and Stacey Peck!

Made possible by the community donation from,The Capitol Hill Block Party.

Note that the tree lot also benefits SASG if you can’t make it by their 17th/Thomas lot.

The weekend Hot Spot event is powered by funding provided by Capitol Hill Block Party’s producers to the chamber as the annual summer event continues its community effort to support neighborhood businesses that might find their receipts falling short during the three day music festival.

Last year, the Pike/Pine business community went through the holiday season without a major promotional effort as the mostly unpopular Hunters Capital-backed faux-ice rink in Cal Anderson Park was not brought back for another season.

5 thoughts on “Block Party-powered Holiday Hotspot brings Santa, pop-up tree lot and, hopefully, business to Pike/Pine

  1. I guess this won’t happen, then….

    “Organizers tell CHS that the focus is, instead, on trying to pull off a more ambitious true-ice effort for the 2013 holiday season.”

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