Celebrate the Holidays

Join us during the Holiday season by participating in a number of festive events held each year. From Holiday shopping, Santa appearances, to enjoying and singing with your community, Issaquah has what you need to get in to the Holiday spirit.

Shop Local 
Check off items from your holiday list during Small Business Saturday.  This Nationally recognized day promotes small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving celebrating their unique stories and products; and to support community.  Issaquah residents are encouraged to Shop Small and Shop Local when a FREE STREET TROLLEY  will run to and from Downtown Issaquah, Gilman Village, Blakely Hall and Grand Ridge Plaza in the Highlands.

Holiday DeLights – Light Hanging Work Party
This is a grfeat time to get into the holiday spirit downtown Issaquah.  Join us putting up strings of lights along Front Street businesses to make our downtown festive during the holiday season.

This is perfect for students looking for some community service hours or for anyone interested in making our downtown sparkle.  Please consider spending a couple of hours making a difference to our historic downtown.

We will gather at the Hailstone Feed Store (historic Shell Station) at232 Front Streetat starting at 10:00 to get assignments for the morning.  We’ll put up lights until noon then break for free pizza and refreshments generously donated by Flying Pie Pizza.

Caroling at the Depot
Embrace your jingle when Fred Hopkins, City of Issaquah Arts Commissioner leads the chorus with all your favorite carols – “Rudolph;” “Jingle Bells;” “White Christmas;”– Everyone of All Ages Welcome! Family friendly!  Bring a ukulele or tambourine or just yourself and be prepared to sing!

 

Shop Local

Check off your holiday to-do list on Small Business Saturday. As a national event, small businesses come together for one day to celebrate their unique stories and help promote their neighborhoods. Issaquah residents are encouraged to explore their community and Shop Small!

Click here for a list of local shops in and around Downtown Issaquah.

Nov
26
Sat
Shop Local @ Issaquah
Nov 26 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Check off items from your holiday list during Small Business Saturday.  This Nationally recognized day promotes small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving celebrating their unique stories and products; and to support community.  Issaquah residents are encouraged to Shop Small and Shop Local on November 28th  from 11:00 to 5:00 p.m.. when a FREE STREET TROLLEY  will run to and from the following neighborhoods:

 DowntownIssaquah.com
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Discover fine art, jewelry, clothing, furniture, sporting goods and much more.  Ride with Santa on the Track Trolley from 11:00 to 3:00 between the Historic Train Depot and Darigold.  Don’t miss fun activities and deals happening at the many stores downtown including ArtByFire, artEAST, Revolve, So There, Experience Tea, Uphill Running, Run Pretty Far, Superior Seconds and more.    The Common Ground Choir will be performing at the historic Shell Station from 11:00-12:00 where a holiday pop up store with local artists will await you.  When you are ready for a break, there are several restaurants to choose from including Vino Bella, Montalcinos, Levitate, Bukhara, Max’s Word Café, Issaquah Brewhouse, Sunset Grill, Jak’s, El Cantina, Capri Cellars and more.

GilmanVillage.com
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Shop, Eat, Experience Gilman Village. Shop in a relaxing, charming and boutique atmosphere.  Gilman Village features shops restaurants, personal services, even a preschool, all residing in houses and buildings preserved from Issaquah’s historic past. Find unique gifts including clothing, home décor and accessories.   Relax and enjoy the local flavors of our unique restaurants from down home American to world cuisine, and casual to fine dining.

IssaquahHighlands.com
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When the trolley loops around to Blakely Hall hop off and enjoy a fun event for the whole family with food, fun, and a chance to support local small businesses as you get your holiday shopping done. Support home-based business owners and local artisans.  Enjoy warm beverages and arts and craft projects for the kids.  AND don’t miss story time and photo opportunities with Queen Elsa of FROZEN from 1pm-3pm!

GrandRidgePlaza.com
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With more than 50 shops and services, Grand Ridge Plaza at Issaquah Highlands is the center point for shopping and entertainment. Savor a wonderful meal at one of 14 restaurants including Bai Tong Thai, Big Fish Grill and Sip at the wine bar & restaurant. Browse fashions at Opal Boutique, Francesca’s, Jos. A. Banks, Soma Intimates and Marshalls. Find the perfect gift at Frame Central, Carter’s, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Civilized Nature Pet Supplies, HomeGoods and BevMo! Pamper yourself at Sorella Salon & Spa and Issaquah Highlands Nails. Experience the latest blockbuster in IMAX 3D at Regal Cinemas Issaquah Highlands. Follow us on Facebook for the latest retailer news and happenings.

Also Sponsored by Issaquah Press and the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce.
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Dec
15
Thu
Caroling @ Historic Train Depot
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Embrace you jingle with an evening of Christmas Caroling at the historic Train Depot

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Fred Hopkins, City of Issaquah Arts Commissioner will be leading the chorus!

Please join us!  We’ll be singing all the classics!  “Rudolph;” “Jingle Bells;” “White Christmas;”–
Everyone of All Ages Welcome! Family friendly!

Bring a ukulele or tambourine or just yourself and be prepared to sing!