Holiday Events in Issaquah Highlands 2017

Holiday photos included above by Shubha Tirumale & Julie Clegg

November 1 – December 1

YWCA Issaquah Highlands Giving Tree

YWCA Family Village Issaquah Giving Tree

Date: Register to help now until December 1
Location: 930 NE High Street, Suite 101, Issaquah, WA 98029

When you give to Family Village Issaquah, you make an impact on parents and children in need. Your gifts go directly to a family that is facing poverty, violence or homelessness. Complete and return the Giving Tree Sponsorship Information form to Victoria Thai by December 1. Get more information >

Giving Tree FAQ >
Sponsorship Information Form >

November 1 – December 8

Issaquah Highlands Club Inclusive Personal Hygiene Drive

Club Inclusive Personal Hygiene Item Drive

Date: November 1 – December 8
Location: Blakely Hall, 2550 NE Park Drive, Issaquah

Collecting items of need for the residents of Tent City. Drop off donated items at Blakely Hall, Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm.

Items needed include: toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant (travel size), hair brushes, large combs/picks, soap, shampoo/hair care products, razors, tissue packages, nail clippers, nail polish and remover, tweezers, and Chapstick.

November 6 – December 14

Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank Collection

IHCA Collection for the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank

Date: Donations accepted November 6 – December 14
Location: IHCA Offices, 1011 High Street Suite 210, Issaquah
Time: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

The IHCA team will bring donations to the Issaquah food bank on December 15th. Help us make a difference in our community.
Food and Clothing are needed.

Food Needs- please check expiration dates:

  • Breakfast cereal
  • Instant Oatmeal (single serving packets)
  • Canned Tuna / Chicken / Fish / Other Proteins
  • Progresso Soups / Healthy Soups (i.e. Healthy Choice)
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Spaghetti pasta (NOT whole wheat)
  • Cooking oil (small – 24 oz)
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Nuts
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned Corn
  • Broth / Stock
  • Canned pasta meals
  • Evaporated milk
  • Gluten free foods
  • Snacks for children’s lunches

November 23

Issaquah Turkey Trot Grand Ridge Plaza

Issaquah Turkey Trot

Date: Thursday, November 23

Join Grand Ridge Plaza on Thanksgiving Day in supporting the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank at the Issaquah Turkey Trot. Get more information >

November 24 – December 24

Santa Photos Grand Ridge Plaza

Photos with Santa at Grand Ridge Plaza

Date: November 24 – December 24
Time: Hours Vary (See full schedule)
Location: Santa’s cabin at the Grand Ridge Plaza fountain, located next to Regal Cinemas at 940 NE Park Drive in Issaquah Highlands. Take Exit 18 off I-90 and follow the signs to Highlands Drive.

Professional Santa photography will be available at Grand Ridge Plaza beginning Friday, November 24. Throughout the holiday season, Santa resides in a cozy cabin next to Regal Cinemas. Santa photographers Arthur & Associates will offer photography for purchase seven days a week through December 24. Get more information >

November 25

Shop Local Saturday Holiday Bazaar Issaquah Highlands

Shop Local Saturday Holiday Bazaar

Date: Saturday, November 25
Time: 11am – 5pm
Location: Blakely Hall, 2550 NE Park Drive, Issaquah, WA

Come join local shops, vendors, and artisans for some holiday shopping and community fun at the 3rd annual IH Shop Local Holiday Bazaar! Get more information >

December 2, 6, 13 & 20

Santa Paws Photos with Pets Grand Ridge Plaza

Santa Paws Photos with Pets

Dates: December 2, 6, 13 & 20
Time: Hours Vary (See full schedule)
Location: Santa’s cabin at the Grand Ridge Plaza fountain, located next to Regal Cinemas at 940 NE Park Drive in Issaquah Highlands. Take Exit 18 off I-90 and follow the signs to Highlands Drive

All day, bring your pet for a photo with Santa.

December 4, 11 & 18

Santa Photos Grand Ridge Plaza

Quiet Hour Photos with Sensory Sensitive Santa

Dates: December 4 (10am – 11am), December 11 (10am – 11am) & December 18 (9am – 10am)
Location: Santa’s cabin at the Grand Ridge Plaza fountain, located next to Regal Cinemas at 940 NE Park Drive in Issaquah Highlands. Take Exit 18 off I-90 and follow the signs to Highlands Drive

An environment is provided to those with special needs. Get more information >

December 12

Menorah Lighting at Grand Ridge Plaza

Menorah Lighting at Grand Ridge Plaza

Hosted by Chabad of the Central Cascades
Date: Tuesday, December 12
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Grand Ridge Plaza (in front of Ulta)

Come and watch a huge Menorah being lit with friends and family. Enjoy some delicious Chanukah food and a nice hot drink. Let’s light up the world! Get more information >

December 13

Chanukah in the Lab Issaquah Highlands

Chanukah in the Lab

Hosted by Chabad of the Central Cascades
Date: Wednesday, December 13
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Blakely Hall, 2550 NE Park Drive, Issaquah

Mad Science Menorah Show – Grand Menorah Contest – Cool Science Experiments – Fun Music & Dancing – Laboratory Photo Booth – Yachdav Chanukah Play – Food and more!

Suggested donations: $5 Child (ages 3-12), $10 Adult, $25 Max/Family 

Get more information >

December 14

Club Inclusive Issaquah Highlands

Club Inclusive (Giving Back)

Date: Thursday, December 14
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Location: Blakely Hall, 2550 NE Park Drive, Issaquah, WA

A club for kids with special needs focused on acceptance and inclusion. A safe and fun place where kids can be themselves. We will be making care packages for the homeless. Please help us collecting personal hygiene products, such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, conditioner, etc. Get more information >

December 24

Christmas Eve Issaquah Highlands Summit Life Church

Christmas Eve Service

Hosted by Summit LIFE Church
Date: Sunday, December 24
Time: 5pm
Location: Blakely Hall, 2550 NE Park Drive, Issaquah, WA

More details to come.