Holiday Events Dec 2nd-8th
There’s plenty to do in Edmonds this week. Kick off December with theatrical performances, letters to Santa and a trolley ride through Edmonds’ traditional downtown.
Sunday, Dec. 2: Fun family theater
Catch a 2 p.m. matinee of the Phoenix Theatre’s Twist of the Magi, back by popular demand. The crowd-pleasing hit is a funny, fractured version of O’Henry’s classic tale “Gift of the Magi,” set in a 1940s radio station as a live on-air broadcast.
Monday, Dec 3: Send Santa a letter
Stop in at the Edmonds Bookstore with the family, pick out a book to read or gift, and choose a special card from their card rack for Santa. Over a cup of hot cocoa in the corner cafe, let the kids pen their dearest wishes for the holiday. A brisk walk down 5th to the Edmonds Historical Museum and you’ll be at the iconic red mailbox. All letters to Santa dropped off here are answered. It’s the stuff of holiday dreams, and a relaxing way to spend a Monday afternoon.
Tuesday, Dec. 4: Make a gift for mom
Glazed and Amazed is open till 6 p.m. and your family will enjoy making something special as a gift. Choose your special piece of pottery or glass base from a large selection, design and decorate using our stencils, stamps, patterns and silk screens or design glass using fused glass pieces. Your items will be ready in a week.
Wednesday, Dec. 5: Catch a play
Edmonds Heights Kindergartners through third-graders have something special for your family. First it’s Wizard of Oz, a 15-minute show, with a break, before you join the fun as the Flakes and Snirts help the Littlest Snowflake see how no two snowflakes are alike and we are all special in our own way. 6:30 p.m. at Edmonds Heights K12.
Thursday, Dec. 6: Christmas with the Gothard Sisters
This year you’re invited to celebrate the season by getting ‘First Dibs’ on new holiday merchandise at participating shops and restaurants from 5-8pm. The 24 businesses will have individual offerings specific to their shop or restaurant that are sure to inspire, entice and even reward shoppers!
The Fifth Annual Christmas with the Gothard Sisters is a local favorite. Edmonds sisters with an international reputation, this trio renders a lively performance of contemporary Celtic music and holiday favorites, sibling banter and harmony plus dancing. 7:30 p.m. at the Edmonds Center for the Arts.
Or watch The Driftwood Players performance of Peter and the Starcatcher, a Tony-winning story that upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). 8 p.m. at the Wade James Theater on Main Street.
Friday, Dec. 7: Christmas Classic Movie
It’s an annual tradition in Edmonds: the historic Edmonds Theater opens its doors on two Fridays in December for free screenings of holiday classics. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. for a 4 p.m. showing of Christmas Classics cartoons, followed by the holiday favorite, Polar Express, the story of a young boy who embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express railroad, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. Or catch the Driftwood Players’ perform Peter and the Starcatcher at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 8: Holiday Market and Holiday Magic
Every Saturday till Christmas is an absolutely magical time to be Downtown. From the holiday trolley and the Holiday Market to theatrical performances, it’s the perfect Edmonds Holiday experience.
The Holiday Market, located in Fifth Avenue between City Hall and the Edmonds Historical Museum, has more than 40 vendors offering produce, preserves, edibles, holiday gifts and greenery, wines, ciders, baked goods, specialty gift items and more.
The Holiday Trolley rolls through town. The free trolley makes a loop between the historic Downtown core and the Edmonds waterfront, giving shoppers a chance to rest their feet and tour the town. Kids love it!
As for theatrical performances, The Driftwood Players’ perform Peter and the Starcatcher again with a bonus 2 p.m. matinee. The 8 p.m. performance is ASL interpreted. Phoenix Theatre’s Twist of the Magi, a funny, fractured version of O’Henry’s classic tale “Gift of the Magi,” continues with an 8 p.m. performance.
The Sno-King Chorale performs Dreamweaver by Ola Gjeilo, a holiday tale of adventure and redemption. The Chorale will also present fun, festive selections of holiday favorites. Shows are at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Edmonds Center for the Arts.