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Celebrate the Holidays in Ballard

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and Ballard is the perfect neighborhood to celebrate in. Even if the weather outside is frightful, these events are sure to be delightful. So grab a mug of hot cocoa and have a holly jolly holiday in Ballard!

November 10-December 24: Swanson’s Reindeer Festival


Various Times | Swanson’s Nursery
From now until Christmas Eve, Swanson’s Nursery will be hosting several exciting holiday events, including a reindeer meet-n-greet, a holiday shopping pavilion, Santa photos, a Christmas party to benefit the Ballard Food Bank, and more! Visit the Swanson’s Nursery website for more details.

November 24: Ballard Elks Holiday Craft Market


12 p.m.-5 p.m. | Ballard Elks Lodge #827
Jumpstart your holiday shopping and support local businesses and over 30 vendors at the Ballard Elks Holiday Craft Market. Find something unique for everyone on your list and help others by bringing a donation for the annual Christmas basket drive.

December 1: Ballard Holidayfest


3 p.m.-6 p.m. | Bergen Place Park
Featuring free Santa photos, live music, and tasty treats, Ballard Holidayfest at Bergen Place Park is a joyful event for the whole family. Head over to Bergen Place Park in the heart of the downtown business district of Ballard for an afternoon of holiday fun.

December 1: Noise 4 Toys 4


9 p.m.-2 a.m. | Substation
Come enjoy a night of heavy metal and punk rock to benefit children in need this holiday season. Frelard club Substation hosts this annual concert to benefit Toys for Tots. For every toy you bring with a $5 value, you’ll guarantee one entry into an awesome raffle! Bands include Cody Foster Army, KLAW, Nordus, and Creature Hole.

December 8-9: More Than a Silent Night


7:30 p.m. & 3 p.m. | Ballard First Lutheran Church
Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the classic holiday carol “Silent Night” with a night of live music performances. Get into the spirit with an evening full of joyful song by local community choir The Market Street Singers, three choral premieres by local composers, and more.

December 20: A Festival of Lessons & Carols


7:30 p.m. | St. Alphonsus Church
Northwest Boychoir presents the story of the Nativity through song with its annual Festival of Lessons & Carols. Experience this heartfelt musical experience for the whole family.


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