The Montavilla East Tabor Business Association is encouraging everyone to shop local during the post-Thanksgiving shopping weekend. If you’re on Facebook, check out their event for deals and details.


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The Grotto’s 30th Annual Christmas Festival of Lights opens tonight!

Opening ceremony is at 5:15 pm, and there are four choir groups performing, the last beginning at 9 pm. There are multiple choirs performing every evening throughout the holidays (schedule).

“Presenting the sights, sounds and sensations of the season, The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights is the largest Christmas choral festival in the world.  The festival features nearly 160 indoor holiday concerts performed by many of the region’s finest school, church and civic choirs. Offering a family-oriented blend of traditional celebration and serene reflection, the festival theme reflects the special season of hope that Christmas offers to many thousands of families from around the Pacific Northwest.”

“New this year:  Improved parking, with an overflow lot (on busy nights) with free shuttle at St. Rita’s Church, near the intersection of NE 102nd and Prescott.”

8840 NE Skidmore St * 5 pm – 10 pm * adults: $11; seniors (65+) / military: $10; children (3-12): $6; children (2 & under): free


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The Montavilla Food Co-op is sponsoring a one-day market featuring local artisans and crafts people:

“In celebration of passing our 600 Member Owner milestone, we’re making our annual Small Business Saturday event a preview of what the co-op will be like once it opens!”

“This event will feature local artists, bakers, crafters, start up businesses, farmers and more! Promoting our neighbors with an event to feature their goods to the rest of the community is a good example of what the co-op will look like once we sign our lease.”

Wix Insurance Agency, 8037 SE Stark St * 11 am – 4 pm 


KingPins Cosmic Bowling is discounted on Saturday nights:

“When the lights go down for cosmic bowling, the fun goes up at KingPins! Bowl under black lights while the latest music videos play on our 16 foot wide projection screens and laser lights race across the lanes. It’s like no other bowling experience you’ve had!”

3550 SE 92nd Ave * 9 pm – 1 am * $11, all you can bowl 


EastSide Bar and Grill, 2530 Ne 82nd Ave * 9 pm – midnight * ??? 


“Practique inglés o español y ayude a los demás que están aprendiendo en un ambiente amable. Los participantes hablan la mitad del tiempo en inglés y la otra en español. Están bienvenidos los principiantes.”

“Practice English or Spanish and help other learners in a friendly atmosphere. Participants speak half the time in English and half in Spanish. Beginners welcome.”

Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Ave * 3 pm – 4:30 pm * free