When to tour? December 16th – December 31st

How to tour? Check out this growing list of homes participating, then take the self guided walk.

Get the Map: Click here for Google Map of participants.

Hello Neighbors!

The Eastside Neighborhood Association invites you to walk around the neighborhood to view holiday-decorated windows.  The event is the Winter Window Walkabout and the theme is Community.” We’ll provide a map providing the locations of the decorated windows and we’ll provide a link on Nextdoor and our Facebook page, when the map is ready.

Everyone can participate!

Please consider decorating one or more of your windows prior to the December 16th.  You can use tempera paint (washes off easily), paper, or any other means to reflect the “Community” theme. Think about reflecting the positive aspects of our neighborhood and this year’s holidays. Decorating your window may be a fun thing to do prior to the December holidays. And it will help improve the quality and togetherness of our neighborhood.

You can check out photos of windows decorated by neighbors in past years here: https://eastside-olympia.org/projects/winter-window-walkabout/

And there’s a Pinterest page that has lots of information on window painting: Window Painting Information

You may also like to use paper to decorate your window.

Another option is to highlight your Christmas light display.

And here’s a link to photos of holiday decorated windows on Pinterest: Holiday Window Painting

If you are a window decorating expert, you can share advice on Nextdoor our ENA Facebook page or volunteer to help decorate somebody’s window.


We are pleased to announce that we will be awarding prizes to participants.

Categories include;

  • Best kids window (done mainly by kids)
  • Best family window (full family effort)
  • Best “community” theme

If you wish to officially submit for prize consideration and to be put on the map we will need the following from you;

  • Your name (Family name will do)
  • Email address
  • Location/Address of display (any special instructions, ie Window top left corner of house)
  • Category you are submitting for
  • Optional, name of display

The information will be used on the map.

If you choose to decorate your window, please provide your address through Nextdoor or send it to Nathan Allan ([email protected]) or Roger Horn ([email protected]) by December 15th.  We will use addresses (not names) to create a map of window locations. You may also contact Roger or Nathan if you have questions or suggestions about the event. 

Hope you will join us and have a fun time viewing the holiday windows in the neighborhood!

See who won in our wrap up post!