Remember Discover Burien’s ‘Winterfest’ is Saturday, Dec. 7

REMINDER: Discover Burien’s annual ‘Winterfest’ is this Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in downtown Burien.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., stroll streets decked out in their holiday best while enjoying live singing by the Marvista Elementary School choir, photos with Santa for people and canines, in-store specials, a scavenger hunt at local businesses, holiday crafts for kids, horse-and-carriage rides and hot treats.

Make holiday shopping a breeze, fuel efficient and cost effective with Winterfest. Not only will there be in-store specials and gift-wrapping at some businesses, Burien’s small shops also offer out-of-the-ordinary presents. Gift ideas range from handcrafted chocolate and jewelry to the best in affordable fine wines, pet care, cute and comfortable shoes, facials and more. Beat the chill with free hot treats like cocoa and spiced cider at various shops.

Whether human or hound, free photo ops with Santa abound from 10 to 3 p.m. People can pose with jolly old Saint Nicholas at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest Real Estate (930 SW 152nd Street). The family pooch can join SantaDog at The Mark Restaurant & Bar (918 SW 152nd Street).

Win a shopping spree through a scavenger hunt at local businesses. At each participating store get a secret word. Then combine the words to form the correct sentence. Bring the sentence to the yellow Winterfest information tent to be entered into a drawing for a shopping spree at Burien businesses. While there, grab a Winterfest guide with a map of scavenger hunt locations. The guide is also available at participating shops. Find the yellow Winterfest information tent at Burien Town Square, SW 152nd Street and 5th Place SW.

Get into the holiday spirit with the sounds of the season sung by the Marvista Elementary School choir at 2:30 p.m. in Olde Burien. The wee ones can play with holiday crafts from noon to 4 p.m. at Collins Chiropractic (619 SW 152nd Street).

Take a load off weary feet with a free festive horse-and-carriage ride from Noon to 4 p.m. along SW 152nd Street between Olde Burien and Burien Town Square.

Sponsors of the Winterfest event are Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest Real Estate and the Discover Burien Association. Dr. Jim Coleman and El Dorado West are sponsoring the horse and carriage rides. Other activity sponsors include Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest Real Estate, Collins Chiropractic, the Mark Restaurant & Bar, and Marvista Elementary School. Discover Burien is a nonprofit organization that works on the economic development, promotion and marketing of the city.

The event centers on SW 152nd Street in downtown Burien and Olde Burien, from 1st Ave South to 10th Ave SW.

For more information on Winterfest, call (206) 433-2882 or (206) 941-7199, or go online to

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