On tap for the next few days, November 30 to December 2 – Magnolia Village holds its annual Winterfest Friday night featuring a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, refreshments, music, and merriment. On Saturday, the Our Lady of the Americas Guadalupe Procession will walk from Saint Mary Church to Saint James Cathedral; and on Sunday, 400 independent boaters and charter operators will volunteer their boats, crews and time to host more than 2,000 developmentally disabled guests on a special holiday cruise from Lake Union to Lake Washington. For more details about these events, please see the information below.
Whether you’re headed to an event or to do some holiday shopping, the Seattle Department of Transportation encourages motorists to consider reducing their impact on the environment and stress level by traveling via one of the many alternate modes of transportation available – bus, carpool, Metro Transit, the Sounder commuter train, Link light rail, bicycle or even walking, if feasible.
Friday, November 29
Magnolia Village Winterfest: 6 – 9 p.m.
Magnolia business district
Streets closed 5:30 – 9:30 pm.: W McGraw Street between 34th Avenue W and 32nd Avenue W
Traffic on surrounding streets will be heavier than usual.
For more information please see”:http://www.magnoliachamber.org/holiday.htm
Saturday, December 1
Our Lady of the Americas Guadalupe Procession: 10:30 a.m.
St. Mary Church to St. James Cathedral
Procession route: start at 20th Avenue S and S Weller Street; heads north on 20th to E Fir Street; then moves west on Fir to 12th Avenue; north on 12th to Cherry Street; west on Cherry to James Street; west on James to Ninth Avenue; north on Ninth to Columbia Street. There will be a rolling slowdown in traffic as the procession moves slowly along; with possible congestion near 12th Avenue due to work on the First Hill Streetcar in that area. , however Seattle Police will escort the procession and handle traffic control.
Sunday, December 2
Seattle University vs. Boise State: 2 – 4:30 p.m.
Expect congestion before and after the game on the west side of the Seattle Center.
Seafair and 76 Special Holiday Cruise: 2:30 – 10 p.m.
Special holiday cruise on Lake Union and Lake Washington involving 400 privately owned boats
There may be congestion on streets surrounding Lake Union while participants are boarding and exiting the boats and traffic may be slowed by the distraction of the decorated boats as they sail through the Montlake Cut and near the SR520 bridge.
C?ontact: Peg Nielsen, 206.684.8114