City of Burien launching "It’s a Wonderful Burien"
information from the City of Burien
The Burien community is coming together this December to celebrate the magic and wonder of the winter season in a new event series called It's a Wonderful Burien. Join us for holiday performances, family fun activities, and beloved cultural traditions. A new winter light display will illuminate Town Square Park every night, inspiring people to come to downtown Burien for unique dining, shopping, and seasonal experiences. Come check out what Burien has to offer!
The Christmas Spirit, Select dates from Friday, November 29 – Sunday, December 22, Performances on Fridays and Saturdays are at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., Burien Actors Theatre, 14501 4th Ave SW, Burien
When Death arrives to spirit Julia Dowling to the afterlife, Julia instead wheedles him into joining her for a Christmas party with her family. Julia, who had no such party planned, scrambles to persuade her estranged family to come together on Christmas Day. Old resentments surface, new connections are made, and everyone, even Death, feels the magic of the Christmas spirit. A touching and hilarious look at the things that really make life worth living.
Bright Nights in Burien, November 30–December 31, 4 p.m. Town Square Park, 480 SW 152nd St, Burien
Burien’s Town Square will be illuminated by winter twinkly lights every night in December.
Miracle on 152nd Street, November 30, noon – 7 p.m., Town Square Park, 480 SW 152nd St, Burien
Discover Burien kicks off the holiday season in downtown Burien to coincide with Small Business Saturday®. With craft vendors, Santa’s workshop, winter lights, and a movie in the park — it’s a full day of holiday happenings!
Burien Winter Market, December 1, 8, 15, 22, noon – 4 p.m., Town Square Park, 480 SW 152nd St, Burien
Discover Burien’s weekly Winter Market offers free photos with Santa at his workshop, craft vendors, music, and more!
Family Fun Run: Winter Edition, December 6, 5:30 – 8 p.m., Town Square Park, 480 SW 152nd St, Burien
Free scavenger hunt style event for runners and walkers of all ages. Throw on your holiday attire and even some colorful lights and get ready because the 60-minute dash starts at 6:30 p.m. when the map of local businesses holding raffle tickets is revealed. The goal is to get as many raffle tickets as possible and return before 7:30 p.m. when the raffle starts. Raffle prizes for all ages! Cozy up with some hot chocolate starting at 5:30 p.m. (while supplies last).
Moshier Holiday Pottery Sale, December 7, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Moshier Art Center, 430 S 156th St, Burien
Twice a year the potters at the Moshier Community Art Center gather to sell their handmade wares. Come to this amazing sale to find hundreds of handmade items such as mugs, bowls, serving dishes, casserole dishes, garden art, jewelry, planters, and more!
The Nutcracker Ballet, December 7, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., Highline Performing Arts Center, 401 S 152nd St, Burien
Momentum brings the classic tale of Clara and the Nutcracker to life. A holiday treat with lush music, beautiful costumes, and magical dancing.
Las Posadas, December 8, 4 – 6 p.m. Highline Heritage Museum, 819 SW 152nd St, Burien
A rich Mexican cultural holiday tradition for the whole family featuring the posadas, special art exhibit, and a mini-pop up mercado of local artists coordinated by Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery. Hosted by Para los Niños and the Highline Heritage Museum.
ChristmasSounds in Burien, December 14, 2 p.m. and December 15, 2 p.m., Highline Performing Arts Center, 401 S 152nd St, Burien
Northwest Associated Arts proudly presents their annual Christmas tradition, ChristmasSounds in Burien. Five choruses totaling nearly 150 singers, ages 9 to 90, come together to sing in the season, delighting audience members of all ages!
Many schools and community organizations will be offering craft and bake sales. Make sure to support your local community!