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Guide to Celebrating Festivus… For the Rest of Us

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Festivus, was created by writer Dan O’Keefe and introduced into popular culture by his son Daniel, a screenwriter for the TV show Seinfeld, as part of a comical storyline on the show. It was first aired on Seinfeld on December 18, 1997. The holiday’s celebration, supposedly celebrated on December 23, includes an aluminum “Festivus pole”, “Airing of Grievances” and “Feats of Strength”. The holiday started by Frank Costanza on the show, can be seen HERE.

Seattle has its own way of celebrating Festivus. Of course, you may choose to host your own Festivus party. But if you want to join in another, here are some of our favorites:

Not a Number Cards and Gifts
Saturday, December 17
12:00pm – 7:00pm
720 N. 35th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
206.784.0965
http://www.notanumbergifts.com

Not A Number Cards & Gifts will celebrate Festivus! Throughout the day they’ll host the Airing of the Grievances; Feats of Strength (and skill) including Rock’em Sock’em Robots; Thumb Wrestling; and the Tater Tot Toss (fun for kids!), for prizes when they feel like it. They’ll also host Seattle’s only Festivus Pole Lot. Different sizes to choose from, all freshly cut from the Pole High Country in far-flung Vandelay Forest.

Blue Moon Burgers
920 Republican Street
Seattle, WA 98109
206.652-0400
http://www.bluemoonburgers.com

It’s Festivus for the Rest of Us! December’s Burger of the Month features the Festivus “Miracle Meatloaf” made with all Natural Grass Fed Beef from Northwest Grass Fed with a generous serving of house made Curry Ketchup, Lettuce, Tomato and Blue Moon Sauce all served on a Larsen’s Danish Bakery Bun. The Friday Night Festivus Feast includes the Miracle Meatloaf Burger, Deep Fried Green Beans and the Festivus Ginger Snap Shake!

Dorky’s Bar Arcade
Friday, December 23
754 Pacfic Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402
253.627.4156
http://www.facebook.com/dorkys253

It’s Festivus Celebration at Dorky’s! Cover will be $3. However, you can bring a gently used toy or a food donation for one free entry. The toys and food are going to be donated Tacoma’s Guadalupe House.

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