We’ve set up the city to be a magical place to shop and dine this season. Whether you’re taking photos by the light-wrapped fountain, biting into a meaty piece of holiday dim sum, or checking off everyone on your list at a local holiday market or boutique, you’ll feel the beauty and wonder of the season in Edmonds.  

Let us set you up for ultimate holiday success with our guide to shopping and dining through Edmonds. Shopping is cardio, after all, and we want to ensure you’re properly satiated. 

Where To Shop

You may have seen our overview of holiday markets. Supporting local small businesses in a pop-up fashion brings with it an added layer of community that warms our hearts. Plus, free holiday trolley rides and waves from Emily The Elf don’t hurt either. 

Antsy kiddos in tow? Have them pre-write their letters to Santa and drop them off at the red mailbox in front of the Edmonds Visitor Information Center which—we heard from reliable red-nosed sources—has a direct connection to The North Pole. 

Once you’ve completed a strong lap of the markets, take your shopping to the downtown blocks with our Downtown Edmonds 2023 Holiday Gift Guide acting as your compass. 

Sourcing something vintage? Check out our list of places where items are new to you, even if they’ve already lived a few lifetimes. For your favorite art lovers, reference this article about how to spoil them this season. 

Blue Collar Dog HouseA few other ideas off the beaten path:

Where To Dine

Okay, you’ve worked your way all around town and now you need to put your bags down to re-up your blood sugar. You’ve done amazing work. We have your food suggestions covered! Whether you’re in the mood for soups, cheesy slices of ‘za, or a  fruit-forward glass of grapes, we have articles devoted to just about every food category in Edmonds, and we’re constantly adding to our library. Find them all here, and plan around your taste buds’ urges.

Jaiiya Cafe in EdmondsA few other ideas off the beaten path:

Don’t Forget Dessert

Craving dessert? We thought you might want to indulge, so we compiled a list of seasonal specials here. 

Shop And Dine Your Hearts Out!

While the holiday season is often geared toward gifts for others, there is plenty of room for you in the festivities, too. Treat yourself to a little something extra at one of the shops and a meal you might not usually order. With so many options in Edmonds, it’s a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure of shopping and eating your way through the city, and you really can’t go wrong with any direction you go. 

Show us where your holiday adventures take you. Add #edmondsholidays to your posts and we’ll virtually clink our glasses to yours!

Photos by Matt Hulbert