Holiday Magic & Tree Lighting make for a festive Friday night

Screen Shot 2015-11-24 at 7.33.19 PMTomorrow, Friday, December 4th, kicks off the holiday season on Queen Anne. The annual Holiday Magic shop-local event begins at 4pm and runs until 8pm. Upper Queen Anne merchants will have special deals to usher in the season and encourage shopping local on Queen Anne during the holiday season.

Plus, Santa will make his annual appearance at HomeStreet Bank, ready for free photos with kids and families. Be sure to stop by before 7:00pm, as Santa has to head back to the North Pole before Holiday Magic ends!

Towne Xmas TreeThis year’s Holiday Magic is joined by a new tradition, the Queen Anne Tree Lighting. The tree made its way to the Towne courtyard earlier this week, straight from the Queen Anne Helpline Christmas Tree Lot. It’s set and ready to go at 6:00pm. Hot beverages from Storyville and cookies from Aegis Living will be on tap for those on hand to countdown to the tree lighting.

Mayor Ed Murray will announce the countdown for the tree lighting, and the Seattle Pacific University Brass Ensemble and cellist Peter Ellis will be performing holiday music.

You can check out all of the merchant deals below, note there are a couple of new additions since last week:

Blue Highway Games, 2203 Queen Anne Ave North
Roll a dice for 1-20% OFF.

Cederberg Tea House, 1417 Queen Anne Ave North
Warm up by the fire and enjoy a free drink with the purchase of a gift certificate. Available from 8:30am – 6pm.

El Diablo Coffee, 1811 Queen Anne Ave North
20% off a Theo Hot Chocolate plus a raffle for a coffee package including a punch card for free drinks and whole bean coffee.

Eden Hill, 2209 Queen Anne Ave North
$5 spiked peppermint hot chocolate at the bar

Hauteyoga, 2131 Queen Anne Ave North
15% off retail; 5 yoga classes for $65 (save $20)

HomeStreet Bank, Queen Anne Branch, 1835 Queen Anne Ave North
4-7pm – Santa will be making his annual visit to the Queen Anne branch. Please stop by to have your picture taken with Santa, and enjoy holiday cookies and hot apple cider.

My Dressing Room Boutique, 1817 Queen Anne Ave North
40% OFF all coats and jackets on December 4th!

Nancy’s Sewing Basket, 2221 Queen Anne Ave North
Draw your discount from our Holiday Stocking and save 10-30% off your purchase! 3rd Annual Share-the-Joy Dress Raffle – Enter to win a new wardrobe for your American Girl DollTM, inspired by Children’s books, handmade by the Staff. All proceeds will benefit Mary’s Place.

Peridot Boutique, 2135 Queen Anne Ave North
15% off total purchase between 4pm-8pm and enjoy champagne and cookies!!! Check out our selection of gift items

Pharmaca, 1900 Queen Anne Ave North
In-store Educational Events: Get $5 off your next $20 purchase when you attend these events! Ask a Team Member for details.

Pistil Design, 1422 Queen Anne Ave North
Flowers and gifts. Cider and Treats for Holiday Magic. 20% discount for any preordered Holiday Centerpiece.

Queen Anne Book Company, 1811 Queen Anne Ave North
Celebrate the Season at Queen Anne Book Company with Holiday Magic Savings! 25% Discount on All Sales!

Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 1st Ave West
Dec 4-6: 7th Annual Holiday Antiques and Collectibles Sale to raise Scholarship Fund money for Youth classes and Camp Scholarships. Friday 5-7pm; Saturday 9-5pm; Sunday 10am-4pm.

Queen Anne Dispatch, 2212 Queen Anne Ave North
20% off all outerwear!

Queen Anne Frame & Avenue Arts, 1621 Queen Anne Ave North
Stop by for hot cider & cookies. Festive and fun gifts, jewelry and scarves. Great photo frames. 10% off all our gifts tonight.

Queen Anne Olive Oil Company, 1629 Queen Anne Ave North
Savory and sweet treats made with olive oil and balsamic. 15% off Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar.

Sonic City Acupuncture, 1817 Queen Anne Ave North, #204
“Acupuncture Happy Hour” Free relaxation treatments, and hot chocolate.

Stuhlbergs Home & Gifts, 1801 Queen Anne Ave North
Please enjoy 10% off everything storewide! Celebrate the season at Stuhlbergs with our festive selection to decorate your home, hearth and tree!

Storyville Coffee Company, 2128 Queen Anne Ave North
Come and warm up by the fireplace with $1 hot chocolate and Christmas tree cookie combo, as well as 20% off dessert cakes and pretzels.

Swissa Jewelers, 1905 Queen Anne Ave North
Enjoy a glass of wine and take advantage of our Anniversary Sale, 25-50% off store wide.

The Language Link/La Casita Feliz Spanish Immersion Preschool, 1507 Queen Anne Ave N
4:30-6:30pm – Traditional Hot Chocolate from Latin America and Música! Kids come learn how to prepare traditional hot chocolate   from scratch. Warm up with a free cup of Latin American hot chocolate and tortilla!

Three Birds, 2107 Queen Anne Ave N
Wonderful specials to check out!

Holiday Magic is next Friday with Santa, tree lighting, and more

Screen Shot 2015-11-24 at 7.33.19 PMThe annual Upper Queen Anne merchant holiday extravaganza, Holiday Magic, is happening next Friday, December 4th. This year, in addition to the deals at local shops and Santa’s annual appearance at HomeStreet Bank, don’t miss the new tradition of the Queen Anne Holiday Tree Lighting!

Holiday Magic runs from 4pm to 8pm, and the countdown to the tree lighting is at 6:30pm in the Towne Center plaza (outside Trader Joe’s). At the tree lighting, you can enjoy hot beverages from Storyville and tasty bites from Aegis Living, while listening to holiday music and counting down to the lighting.

Here’s the list of merchants with special events & deals during Holiday Magic – note, more businesses will likely join in as next Friday draws closer, and the spirit of Holiday Magic is to shop small and local, in our very own neighborhood:

Blue Highway Games, 2203 Queen Anne Ave North
Roll a dice for 1-20% OFF.

Cederberg Tea House, 1417 Queen Anne Ave North
Warm up by the fire and enjoy a free drink with the purchase of a gift certificate. Available from 8:30am – 6pm.

El Diablo Coffee, 1811 Queen Anne Ave North
20% off a Theo Hot Chocolate plus a raffle for a coffee package including a punch card for free drinks and whole bean coffee.

Hauteyoga, 2131 Queen Anne Ave North
15% off retail; 5 yoga classes for $65 (save $20)

HomeStreet Bank, Queen Anne Branch, 1835 Queen Anne Ave North
4-7pm – Santa will be making his annual visit to the Queen Anne branch. Please stop by to have your picture taken with Santa, and enjoy holiday cookies and hot apple cider.

My Dressing Room Boutique, 1817 Queen Anne Ave North
30% off all Winter Coats. 40% off all Jeans.

Nancy’s Sewing Basket, 2221 Queen Anne Ave North
Draw your discount from our Holiday Stocking and save 10-30% off your purchase! 3rd Annual Share-the-Joy Dress Raffle – Enter to win a new wardrobe for your American Girl DollTM, inspired by Children’s books, handmade by the Staff. All proceeds will benefit Mary’s Place.

Pharmaca, 1900 Queen Anne Ave North
In-store Educational Events: Get $5 off your next $20 purchase when you attend these events! Ask a Team Member for details.

Pistil Design, 1422 Queen Anne Ave North
Flowers and gifts. Cider and Treats for Holiday Magic. 20% discount for any preordered Holiday Centerpiece.

Queen Anne Book Company, 1811 Queen Anne Ave North
Celebrate the Season at Queen Anne Book Company with Holiday Magic Savings! 25% Discount on All Sales!

Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 1st Ave West
Dec 4-6: 7th Annual Holiday Antiques and Collectibles Sale to raise Scholarship Fund money for Youth classes and Camp Scholarships. Friday 5-7pm; Saturday 9-5pm; Sunday 10am-4pm.

Queen Anne Frame & Avenue Arts, 1621 Queen Anne Ave North
Stop by for hot cider & cookies. Festive and fun gifts, jewelry and scarves. Great photo frames. 10% off all our gifts tonight.

Queen Anne Olive Oil Company, 1629 Queen Anne Ave North
Savory and sweet treats made with olive oil and balsamic. 15% off Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar.

Sonic City Acupuncture, 1817 Queen Anne Ave North, #204
“Acupuncture Happy Hour” Free relaxation treatments, and hot chocolate.

Stuhlbergs Home & Gifts, 1801 Queen Anne Ave North
Please enjoy 10% off everything storewide! Celebrate the season at Stuhlbergs with our festive selection to decorate your home, hearth and tree!

Storyville Coffee Company, 2128 Queen Anne Ave North
Come and warm up by the fireplace with $1 hot chocolate and Christmas tree cookie combo, as well as 20% off dessert cakes and pretzels.

Swissa Jewelers, 1905 Queen Anne Ave North
Enjoy a glass of wine and take advantage of our Anniversary Sale, 25-50% off store wide.

The Language Link/La Casita Feliz Spanish Immersion Preschool, 1507 Queen Anne Ave N
4:30-6:30pm – Traditional Hot Chocolate from Latin America and Música! Kids come learn how to prepare traditional hot chocolate   from scratch. Warm up with a free cup of Latin American hot chocolate and tortilla!

Tree lighting begins new Queen Anne holiday tradition

The lights are already lit along Queen Anne Ave N, Thanksgiving is next week, and the Queen Anne Helpline Christmas tree lot opens next Saturday, November 28th, all signs of the upcoming holiday season on Queen Anne.

Towne sign and puppyThis year, thanks to the Queen Anne Chamber and our local merchants, we’ll have a new holiday tradition on top of Queen Anne – a tree lighting. On Saturday, November 28th, a large tree will make its way from the Queen Anne Helpline Christmas Tree Lot to the plaza at The Towne outside Trader Joe’s.

Then, on Friday, December 4th, the tree will light up after a countdown. The lighting event runs from 6pm to 8pm, with a countdown to the lighting at 6:30pm. It’ll kick off the annual Holiday Magic event along Queen Anne Ave N, and it’s a free family-friendly event.

At the tree lighting, you can warm up with hot drinks from Storyville, enjoy tasty cookies from Aegis Living, and enjoy holiday music.

The new holiday tradition is sure to be a welcome one, making Queen Anne even more festive. Thanks to the Queen Anne Community Council, Queen Anne Apartment Collection, The Holiday Lighting Pros, and Joe Geivett of Emerald Bay Equity for making it happen.

Mark your calendars for the tree lighting event on Friday, December 4th and get ready to celebrate Holiday Magic on Queen Anne!

Celebrate Holiday Magic on Upper Queen Anne this Friday

Holiday Magic poster 2014It may be his busiest time of the year, but according to HomeStreet Bank, Santa never misses Queen Anne Holiday Magic! This year is no exception as the jolly guy makes his 13th annual appearance at Holiday Magic. Along with shopping and fun, you can stop by HomeStreet Bank with your Christmas list and get a photo with Santa.

Be like Santa and don’t miss Holiday Magic! Many merchants have special deals, tasty bites, festive drinks, music, carolers, and more. Plus, neighborhood cheer and sparkly lights! Don’t miss it, this Friday, December 5th from 4pm to 8pm (note: Santa has to return to the North Pole at 7pm).

To help you plan your evening, here’s the list you need to have:

All the Best, 2127 Queen Anne Ave
– One free dog or cat toy with the purchase of 4 dog or cat toys

Bella Fiore Organic Med Spa, 1629 Queen Anne Ave N
– Giveaway for a 1 hr Naturopathic Facial

Blue Highway Games, 2203 Queen Anne Ave N
– Coloring Contest for Kids
– Roll a die to get 1-20% off

Cederberg Tea House, 1417 Queen Anne Ave N
Celebrate the holiday season with African holiday music and samples of Cederberg’s specialty Rooibos drinks and South African baked goods. Also available: build-your-own gift basket: choose from an assortment of South African cookies, candies, cakes, teas and gift certificates, specially packaged and priced so that you can create your own unique gift basket – a perfect holiday gift for friends and family.

Chocolopolis, 1527 Queen Anne Ave North
– Enjoy tastes of our hand crafted chocolate bars all night
– Sample our holiday chocolate treats:
4-5pm – Mint Meltaways 5-6pm – Peppermint Bark
6-7pm – Peppermint Drinking Chocolate 7-8pm – Chocolopolis Favorites
– Spend $100 and get $20 in Chocolopolis Bucks to spend in January 2015
– Receive a free copy of Raising the Bar: The Future of Fine Chocolate, by Pam Williams, with your purchase of our “Around the World in Chocolate” gift box.

Communique Cards, Gifts, & Toys, 2211 Queen Anne Ave North
– Drawing for a Nutcracker. Winner can choose from our stock of 200+ German Nutcrackers
– Free balloons for kids

Cupcake Royale, 1935 Queen Anne Ave N
– $2 off All Ice Cream Pints
– Buy One-Get-One-Free Espresso Drinks
– Free raffle to WIN a Sprinkle Party for 6
– 4-8pm – Frozen Cupcake Decorating Party, $5/child, RSVP online

Domani Pizzeria & Restaurant, 1515 Queen Anne Ave N
– Free Cup of Coffee, Tea or Hot Chocolate with a purchase of a Gift Certificate
– Warm up by the fireplace with Happy Hour prices ‘til 6pm

Haute Yoga, 2131 Queen Anne Ave N
– 5 classes $60 (save $25)
– 3 months unlimited w/ Free yogitoe towel (value $70) $375
– One year membership $1,099
– 10% off retail

HomeStreet Bank, 1835 Queen Anne Ave N
SANTA! Santa will be making his annual visit to the Queen Anne branch from 4pm-7pm. Please stop by to have your picture taken with Santa and enjoy holiday cookies and hot apple cider. We will have Ken & Anna Boynton playing Holiday Songs.

Laurie Swanson Massage, 1817 Queen Anne Ave N, #210
– 20% off online instant gift certificates all day Friday, 12/5
– Plus enter online raffle to benefit QA Helpline: $5 for chance to win a package of 5-60 min. massages ($475 value!)

Le Reve Bakery, 1805 Queen Anne Ave N
– All purchases are 10% off from 4pm-8pm

Mimisan Spa, 2207 Queen Anne Ave N
– Buy a gift certificate at Mimisan and get $10 off your pedicure
– 20% off on all products

My Dressing Room, 1817 Queen Anne Ave N
All in-store sweaters are going to be 10% off and Winter coats will be 15% off

Nancy’s Sewing Basket, 2221 Queen Anne Ave N
– Draw your discount from our holiday stocking and save 10-30% off your purchase – 2nd Annual Share-the-Joy Dress Raffle – Enter to win a new wardrobe for your American Girl DollTM, inspired by PNB Nutcracker, handmade by the Staff. All proceeds benefit Mary’s Place

Pharmaca, 1990 Queen Anne Ave N
Pharmaca is partnering with Solid Ground this Holiday Season, through December 24th. The goal of Solid Ground is to end poverty in the Seattle Area. Customers can purchase a gift bag ($10-$25) containing essential toiletries or baby items which Pharmaca will donate on the customer’s behalf.

Pistil Fresh Flowers and Gifts, 1422 Queen Anne Ave N
– 10% off all holiday plants and planters and holiday wreaths – note: only open til 5:30pm

Queen Anne Book Company, 1811 Queen Anne Ave N
– 25% discount on all purchases
– free gift with any purchase over $50 during Holiday Magic
– Holiday treats and personalized book recommendations

Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 1st Ave W
– Dec 5th-7th, Antique and Collectable Sale
– Friday 5-7pm; Saturday 9am-5pm; Sunday 10am-4pm

Queen Anne Dispatch, 2212 Queen Anne Ave N
– 20% off outerwear

Queen Anne Helpline Christmas Tree Lot, North side of Safeway Parking Lot
– Purchase your trees, garlands, wreaths and more! Pro­ceeds benefit the Queen Anne Helpline and support our neighbors in need

Queen Anne Frame & Avenue Arts, 1621 Queen Anne Ave N
– Stop by for hot cider & cookies
– 10% OFF gifts tonight including: chic jewelry, scarves, candles, photo frames, ornaments, cards, wrap & more

Queen Anne Olive Oil, 1629 Queen Anne Ave N
– 20% off all purchases 4-8 pm
– serving holiday treats made with Queen Anne Olive Oil products

Robert Ramsay Cellars, 1629 Queen Anne Ave N
– Sample our namesake Mason’s Red wine
– Live music
– Ginger snaps for the kids!
– Save 10% on bottle purchases of 3 or more and an extra 10% on our annual case sale – total case savings: 20%
– Pre-assembled gift baskets with our wine, glassware, local chocolate from Chocolopolis and olive oil from Queen Anne Olive Oil Company

Storyville Coffee Company, 2128 Queen Anne Ave N
– Come and warm up by the fireplace
– Peppermint marshmallow hot chocolate for $1/cup
– Enjoy 20% off all desserts & pretzels

Stuhlbergs Home & Gifts, 1801 Queen Anne Ave N
– 10% off everything storewide

Seattle Gym, 1530 Queen Anne Ave N
– Come in and get a free 5-day pass

Three Birds, 2107 Queen Anne Ave N
– Celebrate the evening with champagne and tidbits
– Holiday tunes by a local accordion player followed by carolers

Umbrella Tree, 2111 Queen Anne Ave N
– Hot cocoa bar with complimentary toppings
– Complimentary bunting bar and gift wrapper making station
– Note: 4pm-7pm so the kiddos can get home early

Umpqua Bank, 1630 Queen Anne Ave N
– Refreshments and complimentary gift wrapping, 4-7pm

Union Bank, 1936 Queen Anne Ave N
– Photo booth will be here, with costumes and props, for family pictures

Vitality MediSpa & Medical Clinic, 1503 2nd Ave W
– 30% off of our Ulthera treatments, the only FDA cleared procedure to non-invasively lift the eyebrow, neck and under chin.

Vian Hunter House of Fashion, 6 W Howe St
– Serving champagne!

Yogalife, 8 Boston St
– 10% off any non-discounted regular pass, excluding the Surya Annual pass
– New students (new to the studio) can try a class for FREE on Friday!

Sponsor a tree and help light up Queen Anne Ave N this holiday season

Holiday tree WolfWe posted on the tree lights along Queen Anne Ave N on Upper Queen Anne last Sunday. The lights are all strung, but some trees and blocks aren’t on. If you stroll along Queen Anne Ave N, you’ll notice that the lights in front of Safeway and The Towne are dark. There are other smaller dark spots between Galer and McGraw too.

As we mentioned in our post, the Upper Queen Anne Merchants help pay for the lights. Each tree runs about $200 for the duration of the season, from mid-November through the first of the new year. Not all of our small business owners can afford to light the tree in front of their business, and each year that number (sadly) grows. Plus, it seems not all businesses are on board with the tree lighting [editor’s note: Safeway and Trader Joe’s are not small businesses, but their trees are dark – why aren’t they on? You might want to ask next time you shop there, and let us know what you find out.].

Tree your name hereHere’s where you can help. To light the trees this year, the Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce is asking for donations. What do you get for your money? A lit tree and a laminated sign with your name on said tree. You can also get creative, one family has a note from Santa to their little girl on a tree – just keep the message family-friendly, and voila!

Some businesses have their names on trees, and if you’d like to have your “name in lights” you can sponsor a tree for $200. Or, pool together funds from your neighbors, book groups, or community organizations, and sponsor a tree – just  $10-20 a house/apartment can add up quickly!

The Chamber hopes that sponsoring the trees will help raise awareness of the tree funding and get the community involved.

If you’d like to sponsor a tree, click here or call 206.412.5802.

Queen Anne Ave trees light up as Holiday Magic set for December 5th

Have you noticed that the trees along Queen Anne Ave N on Upper Queen Anne are lit for the upcoming holiday season? Every year, these lights go up thanks to our local Queen Anne merchants and the Queen Anne Chamber – and they make the business district between Galer and McGraw sparkle!

QA Holiday Lights 1Business owners along Queen Anne Ave N pay for the tree lights that light up the Ave through the holiday season. These lights also help signal the upcoming annual Holiday Magic event on Queen Anne.

Holiday Magic will be Friday, December 5th this year, 4pm-8pm. In years past, Santa visited HomeStreet Bank for family photos and merchants had small bites, drinks, and special sales for the holiday season.

As we get more merchant-specific info for Holiday Magic, we’ll get it posted.  Until then, enjoy the trees and thank our Queen Anne merchants for their festive spirit!

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