Santa visited Ballard on Saturday night as part of the first Holidays in Ballard event of the season.
There were also horse-drawn hay rides along Ballard Avenue.
Hovie Hawk with the InBallard Merchants Association sent us these photos and estimates that at least 500 adults and children showed up. The 300 gift bags they gave out were gone by 6:30 p.m., “and people continued to roll in until 8 p.m.,” Hawk tells us.
The next Holidays in Ballard event is a “Grub ‘N Pub Crawl” on December 16th. Get your card punched (card found here, .pdf) at four locations, and enter it to win gift cards to Ballard restaurants and bars. Completed cards can be turned in at the Ballard Sip and Ship (1752 NW Market.) (Disclosure: MyBallard is a member of the In Ballard Merchants Association and the IBMA is a sponsor of MyBallard.)