Happy Thanksgiving, Kirkland!!
After the turkey coma has worn off and the last slice of pumpkin pie is gone,it's time to get to shopping. We know you'll be clicking away on Black Friday while watching the Apple Cup, but then on Saturday, THAT's the day. The one where you re-emerge from your house, breathe in some fresh PNW winter air and head to your favorite little shops for "Small Business Saturday' on 11/26. This is how you keep your credit card warm...the downtown merchants will all be open until 8pm or later. So show the locals your love and enjoy great customer service while giving back to your community. Some shops will have giving trees and also offer special promotions throughout the season.
Also on Sat 11/26 you can preview the Kirkland Art Center's Holiday Art Market 11am-6pm. Shop for unique handmade gifts created by local artists. This fabulous market will run from 11/26- 12/24, Tues-Sat 11-6 and Sun 12-5.
Don't forget about WINTERFEST! The same Sat 11/26 (I told you to rest up for this day!) there will be holiday caroling, shopping, family activities and Santa in Peter Kirk Park from 3-6:30. Watch the tree-lighting at 5pm. Then on Sunday you can rest again.....
......Until Google does their holiday lighting on 12/2 from 4:30-6 (lights on at 5:30). Arrive early to check out the life-sized people snow globe.
Congrats to Barbie Collins Young! She was recently promoted to Executive Director of the Kirkland Downtown Association, which 'magically' puts together many of these amazing local events in partnership with our businesses and citizens/volunteers. We appreciate you Barbie!
Kirkland's Oktoberfest Planning Committee just announced they are donating $17K in proceeds to local charities. Not only is this a super fun event but it also gives back to the community in which it lives. Here are the charities doing a happy dance right now: American Cancer Society, Eastside Timebank, Imagine Housing, Kirkland Downtown Association, MEOW Cat Rescue, Rotary Club of Kirkland Downtown, and Sibling House.