Neighborhood Events


Happy December! Check out some of the happenings and Madison Park events going on through the next month…

Throughout December: Wine Tastings
Varying Times | Madrona Wine Merchants
Madrona Wine Merchants offers wine tastings throughout December for interested or curious wine-o’s!

  • Tuscany wine Tasting, December 2nd from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday Sippers, December 3rd from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Limited Paid Tasting of Borolo wines, December 3rd from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • French wines, December 9th from 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday Sippers, December 10th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Limited Paid Tasting of Champagne, December 10th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Bubbles! December 16th from 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Limited Paid Tasting of older Bordeaux, December 17th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

December 7: First Thursday Tram Tour
11am — 12pm | Washington Park Arboretum
The Washington Park Arboretum’s 13-passenger tram offers monthly tours of the expansive nature park. Riders and participants on the first Thursday tour each month will learn about highlights of the season, new plantings, history of the Arboretum and more as they travel from the Graham Visitors Center to the Pacific Connections Garden. This is an open-air tour that operates year-round, rain or shine. Register here.

December 10 & 11: Joyful! Noise Christmas Concert
3pm Sunday and 7:30pm Monday | Seattle First Baptist Church

Enjoy the holidays through the magic of a child’s perspective at Joyful! Noise, a Christmas concert at the Seattle First Baptist Church. There will be a 40-voice choir, 4-piece band and plenty of holiday cheer. Admission is free for children under 12, $20 for adults, and $15 for seniors and youths ages 12-21. Group pricing is $10/person for groups of 10 or more.

December 19: Christmas Ships and Santa
6pm — 8:30pm | Madison Park Beach
The Madison Park Community Council’s annual Christmas Ships & Holiday Celebration is coming up on December 19th! There will be a bonfire, Santa, music and refreshments, followed by the arrival of the Christmas Ships at 8:45 p.m. Take selfies with Santa from 6 – 8:30 p.m. This is a free, family friendly event.

Looking for a fun way to spend your weekend? Look no further than the Annual Fall Polish Bazaar!

A blend of culture, delicious traditional food, and eclectic crafts, this event is an immersive and authentic Polish experience.

The Annual Fall Polish Bazaar has been presented by the Seattle Polish Cultural Center for over 50 years, and since then has been one of the largest and strongest fund-raising events for them, as well as fun for the community!

This year’s event will be a full weekend of yummy Polish delicacies, entertainment and lots of opportunities to get a jump on holiday shopping (yes, please!).

From the Facebook page

Join us for Annual Fall Polish Bazaar – two days of delicious food, shopping, and entertainment! 

Delicious dinners of pickle soup, borscht, pierogi, Polish sausage, cabbage Rolls and Polish beer served all day.

Delectable pastries, as well as coffee /tea, are at the dessert booths.
Take-home dinners and sweets available.

Upstairs features an excellent selection of amber, books, crafts, Polish crystal, Boleslawiec pottery, Christmas ornaments and wafers (oplatki) and more!

Polish Choir Vivat Musica! sings Saturday at 2:30pm.


This event is family friendly and a fun and interesting way to spend your weekend.

Explore a new culture or get to know your own a little better! Take a trip overseas without leaving Seattle! Eat delicious perogies and Polish Sausages that will put Costco’s to shame!

There are many reasons to check out the Annual Fall Polish Bazaar, but just in case, did we mention there will Polish beer served too? YUM!

The Annual Fall Polish Festival will be this Saturday and Sunday, November 4th & 5th from 12 PM to 6 PM at 1714 18th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, the Home of Dom Polski and the Seattle Polish Cultural Center.
This year’s event has been organized and is possible thanks to the hard work of  Koło Pań/Polish Women’s Club.

Help make this year’s fund-raiser a success and have fun doing it!

Jedz, pij i wesoły!
(Eat, drink and be merry!)