November News + Updates

Photo taken at last year's Pioneer Square Holiday Market.

Mark Your Calendar for the 3rd Annual Holiday Market

Save the date for the upcoming Pioneer Square Holiday Market on December 8th and 9th!

The two-day holiday market features 40+ vendors, including local artists, craftspeople, jewelry makers, and much more. Downtown Seattle Association will also free ice-skating rink (including free skate rentals) for families to enjoy.

Date: Friday, December 8th from 4p – 7p and

Saturday, December 9th from 11a – 3p

Location: Occidental Square

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Ornament Scavenger Hunt

From November through December, we’re having an ornament scavenger hunt throughout Pioneer Square.


Every week, we’re hiding an ornament (or two or three!) at one of our neighborhood retailers or galleries. Each ornament is specially made by Glasshouse Studios. We’ll share clues here on our Instagram Stories to help you track them down!


Did you find an ornament? Please let the business know before you leave! The ornament is yours to keep and enjoy.

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Join Us for Our BIA Annual Celebration

RSVP to the BIA Annual Celebration on December 6th from 4p - 5:30p at The Jack.

Join us for our end-of-the-year celebration and mingle with your fellow neighbors on Wednesday, December 6th. All Pioneer Square BIA members in good standing are welcomed to join. Feel free to invite your staff to join. Drinks and light refreshments will be available. Click the link below to RSVP.


Commute Seattle's Light Up Your Trip Event

Join Commute Seattle for their annual event celebrating active commuting during the darker months of the year.

The Light Up Your Trip event features FREE safety gear, demo rides from e-bike and e-scooter providers, fun giveaways, and food.

Date: November 8th, 2023, 3:00p – 5:00p

Location: Occidental Square

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Enjoy a Matinee Holiday Movie at City Hall Park

Stop by City Hall Park this holiday season for a lunchtime screening of a classic holiday movie.

Every Tuesday at noon between Thanksgiving and Christmas, catch a screening of a classic holiday movie and warm up with free coffee and cocoa.

Location: City Hall Park, 450 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104.

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First Thursday Art Walk

View the Newest Exhibitions

Join Seattle’s Original First Thursday Art Walk in Pioneer Square. The art walk is FREE & self-guided, every First Thursday of the month, and parking is free from 5p - 10p at participating garages.

Visit to see a roundup of upcoming events for the next Art Walk on November 2nd. Email us at to add your event or opening reception if we missed it.

Want to receive a once-a-month Art Walk event email? We'll send you a list of upcoming events to help keep you in the loop. Click the link to subscribe today.

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Photo courtesy of METHOD Gallery.

Neighborhood Spotlight: Tapas Angel

This month, we'd like to spotlight Tapas Angel, one of the newest eateries to open its doors in Pioneer Square. Known for its delicious small plates, wine selection, and warm, welcoming atmosphere, Tapas Angel prides themselves on providing an exceptional dining experience that celebrates the flavors and culture Iberian Peninsula and Pan-Latin experience.

"The Pioneer Square neighborhood was an easy decision to make," Tapas Angel owner Diego says. "We simply felt it was the neighborhood that would benefit most from the blessings fine food and wine would bring."

You can expect to see live Latin jazz and flamenco showcased at Tapas Angel soon. Stop by for lunch where you'll find the only place in Seattle offering a European-style three-course pre-fixes for $25 or less and Sangria for $6 (Tuesday - Friday, 11:30a - 3p). 

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For Neighborhood Businesses

Here are expected high attendance events to be aware of in the month of October:

Friday, November 10th

Sounders vs FC Dallas @ 7p

Sunday, November 12th

Seahawks vs Washington Commanders @ 1:25p (65k)

Thursday, November 23rd

Seahawks vs San Francisco 49ers @ 5:20p (65k)

To better inform business operations on game and event days, follow this link to the Lumen Field and Event CenterWAMU Theater, and T-Mobile Park event calendar.

Upcoming Events at a Glance

Dmitri Matheny at Fredrick Holmes and Company on November 4th at 7p - 9:30p.

Reading & Conversation with Erin Marie Lynch and Claire Hong at Open Books on November 9th at 7p.

ANTiPODE, a three-week art exhibition, music, and movie festival at the RailSpur from November 2nd through 19th.

Recent Press Highlights

Pioneer Square's Restaurants are Back, and Maybe Better Than Ever (Eater)

Occasion Restaurants For When You Want to Go Big (Seattle Met)

Seattle's Most Historic and Haunted Neighborhoods (Curiocity)

Seattle's Prominent Greg Kucera Celebrates 40th Anniversary (Seattle Times)

Complimentary Wreaths Available

The Alliance of Pioneer Square has complimentary holiday wreaths available for BIA businesses or property managers.

'Tis the season to think about holiday decor! The Alliance of Pioneer Square has a limited number of complimentary 3 ft. holiday wreaths available for pickup - first come first serve.

If you're interested in getting a complimentary wreath for your business or property, please email to coordinate a pickup time at our office - 105 South Main St.

Exclusive Neighborhood

Offer from Lady Yum

Lady Yum is offering 10% off any order for neighborhood staff on orders up to $100 (excludes gift cards).

Celebrate the holidays with delicious macarons from Lady Yum. Get 10% off any order for orders up to $100, offer available for Pioneer Square neighborhood businesses and workers only.

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Photo courtesy of Lady Yum.

Neighborhood Construction Updates

Waterfront Seattle is gearing up to start construction on the Pioneer Square East-West Pedestrian Improvements project in early January 2024.

They will start work on S Washington and S Main streets between Alaskan Way S and 1st Ave S. To receive project updates leading up to and during the construction, please fill out their contact form – you can sign up to receive weekly construction updates, and/or you can make sure they have the latest contacts for your building, businesses, or residence to receive updates specific to your block.  

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Waterfront Seattle will also be completing utility work for 5G cellular connection on Alaskan Way.

Work will begin as early as mid-November on below-ground utilities for increased 5G service on the east side of Alaskan Way, south of Yesler Way. Installation of 5G poles is not a part of Waterfront Seattle improvements and will be conducted by carriers.

Carriers use their own resources to determine where small cells are needed along the waterfront, and they work directly with the City of Seattle to install them at convenient times to help minimize impacts. For more information check out Waterfront Seattle’s blog for more details. 

Construction Round Up

Colman Dock Project 

Route 40 Transit Multimodal Corridor Project (Design phase)


74 S Jackson / The Jack

On-Going Projects

Westland Hotel Construction

Metropole Building Construction

Visit The Alliance for Pioneer Square’s website for an interactive project map and up to date information on of current and future public realm projects.

Monthly Staff Feature: Maggie Bishop

This month, we sat down with Maggie Bishop, Office Manager for the Alliance for Pioneer Square. 

As the Office Manager, Maggie is in charge of the administrative processes. This includes organization bookkeeping, incoming and outgoing invoicing, project support, payroll management, and other behind the scenes tasks that support the team to keep everything running on track.

Learn more about Maggie and her role at the Alliance.

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Social Media Takeover Program

Each Friday, we give neighborhood businesses and organizations the opportunity to take over our social media channels.

Share a series of photo and video content to the Alliance for Pioneer Square’s social media channels via stories, feed posts, and live video updates, for the entire day.

Fill out the Google Form to get started with the process or email us at if you have any questions.

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Resources for Small Businesses

The Alliance for Pioneer Square has compiled a series of resources and information intended to assist neighborhood small business owners, managers and employees.

Pioneer Square Business Marketing Toolkit

Worker and Business Resources

Public Safety Resources

Other Resource Lists

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