Seattle’s Chinatown-International District and Little Saigon is featuring a series of shopping events through December 18, 2010 for the second annual Holiday Shop-O-Rama.  Host and organizer, the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience’s gift shop, the Marketplace, will have special sales and demonstrations, appearances by local artists Aki Sogabe (December 2) and Barry Wong (December 4), a 10% discount for bringing two items in for the Chinatown-International District Food Bank, complimentary gift wrapping and music performances by Cariña Booyens, Soprano and Josh Hickman, classical guitarist (December 11 & December 18).

In addition, Asian American Santa will be visiting The Wing on December 11 from 1:30 –3:30 pm.  The public is welcome to come and take photos with Santa with the beautifully restored theater scrim as a backdrop.  Members receive special benefits, such as a free professional photo with Santa.

Currently underway is an exciting neighborhood treasure hunt with prizes! The treasure hunt is from November 20, 2010 – December 22, 2010. Shoppers can collect stamps at 6 of the 10 participating stores located in the Chinatown-International District and Little Saigon to enter a drawing with prizes.  Prizes include gift certificates from participating merchants. All treasure hunt participants can receive a complimentary beverage from the local Starbucks (Union Station/505 – 5th Ave. S.) when they have at least one stamp from another location. Maps available at participating merchants and online at www.wingluke.org/marketplace.

Participating merchants include: Marketplace @ The Wing, International Model Toys, Lam’s Seafood Market, Kim-Ngoc Jewelry, Inc., Palace Décor & Gifts, Seattle Best Tea Co., Starbucks, (Union Station), Sun May Co., Uwajimaya and Viet-Wah Supermarket.

Holiday Shop-O-Rama provides the opportunity for shoppers to experience the Chinatown-International District and Little Saigon in a fun and exciting way, support the nation’s only pan-Asian Pacific American museum by purchasing unique, innovative, and fabulous merchandise in the Marketplace, and provide needed food donations to the Chinatown-International District Food Bank.

Please see the full schedule for details at www.wingluke.org/marketplace Detailed calendar also attached (page 2).

Contact:
Ethelyn Abellanosa
Deputy Director for Operations
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
[email protected]
p: 206.623.5124 xt. 113
f: 206.623.4559

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