Neighborhood Christmas Caroling

When?  Friday, December 21st, 6:00 pm

Starting Point: Swantown Inn & Spa, corner of 11th Ave SE and Central


Once again some of your neighbors are gathering to do an hour or so of Christmas caroling in our neighborhood. If you’d like to join us please do! Either by yourself or bring a group of friends. The more the merrier.

We can provide song sheets. However the song book is also available on the ENA web site. You can download to your phone or the like. It makes it easier to read the words in the dark.

Also it is suggested to bring a flashlight or headlamp for navigating our sidewalks.


We will gather until 6:30, and have a practice run at 3-4 songs. Feel free to bring some “jingle bells”

Hot chocolate will be provided to get you warmed up! Feel free to bring cookies or the like to share.


Here is the BIG CHANGE from last year. We will not be as random in our destinations. If you live in the lower part of the neighborhood, and would like us to call on you, please post with a comment, noting your address. We plan on visiting up to 10 homes (dependent on distances between).

It’s great fun for young and old. Last year we had everything from 3 year olds to 90 years olds.


Our song book is available here; Eastside Neighborhood Caroling Songs_2018, and we will have some printed copies (it is easier to read the songs in the dark on devices (or with a flashlight if using paper version).


Our song list is as follows:

  1. Jingle Bells
    2. Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer
    3. Deck the Halls
    4. Here Comes Santa Claus
    5. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
    6. Let it Snow
    7. Frosty the Snowman
    8. O Come All Ye Faithful
    9. Winter Wonderland

DOWNLOAD SONG BOOK: Eastside Neighborhood Caroling Songs_2018

Seeking Performers for the Eastside Neighbor-Tainment Variety Show

When? Saturday, April 14th, 2:30 to 4:30

Where? Salvation Army Worship Center, 4th & Central

The Eastside Neighborhood Association is putting together a family-friendly variety show that will be held on Saturday, April 14th from 2:30 to 4:30 at the Salvation Army Worship Center on 4th and Central. People of all ages will be welcome to attend the event at no cost. In addition to performances, the event will include a break with refreshments and a chance to get to know one another, and a sing-along.  

Our goal is to include a wide variety of performances like dance, singing, poetry, instrumentals, skits, etc. done by performers of all ages. It’s not a competition, just an afternoon of entertainment. The performances could be by individuals or groups. We will allow a maximum of five minutes for each performance and there will be 15 slots available.

Sound interesting? If you would like to perform, please respond by e-mail to Roger Horn ([email protected]) by Sunday, March 11th. In your e-mail, tell us the following:

  • What type of performance you will do
  • If it’s a group, how many are in it and what roles/instruments they will be playing
  • What equipment, facilities, etc. you will need (Note: the venue has microphones, a piano, projector, speakers, and stage lights that may be provided)
  • The age group of participants (elementary school, middle school, high school, college, or adult)
  • If they are students, what school they are representing
  • What neighborhoods the participants are from
  • Past performances of the individual or group, if any
  • E-mail address and phone number of the person to contact when we have info to share

Our Tainment Planning Team will select performers to fill the 15 slots. We will focus first on individuals and groups from the Eastside Neighborhood, then residents of other neighborhoods. Groups that include one or more members of the Eastside Neighborhood will be included in the first category.  We will then select acts that represent a variety of genres and ages. We plan to hold a pre-event meeting at the Salvation Army venue a couple days before the event to acquaint performers with the venue facilities and work out details and needs.

Thank you for considering performing at the show. We look forward to hearing from you. If you have questions, you can also send them to Roger Horn at [email protected].

Survey – Tell us what you think and help progress in the Eastside!

Time crunch? Skip the explanation and TAKE THE SURVEY HERE.(otherwise read on!)

In August 2017, the Eastside Neighborhood Association (ENA) began working on sub-area planning for our neighborhood. Our goal with the plan is to lay the foundation for a neighborhood that is more inclusive, united, and cohesive, thus helping to achieve an improved quality of life for all people who are a part of our community.

The sub-area plan will further the goals, policies, and values of Olympia’s Comprehensive Plan at the neighborhood level. We strive to include broad and diverse neighborhood participation in order to improve our neighborhood. We’d like to hear from everyone interested in seeing the Eastside Neighborhood thrive.  

We also want to focus on the topics most important to our neighborhood. To do that, we need your help to decide which topics to focus on in the sub-area plan for our neighborhood. We recently hosted a neighborhood conversation where we began this discussion. Now we want to expand the conversation.

We encourage you to come and share your ideas and insights by taking a quick (10 question) survey.


Based on the results, we will move forward developing a sub-area plan focusing on the neighborhood’s priorities. Look for information about topic-specific meetings where we can explore topics and ideas for improvement in more depth and detail.

We really want and value input from everyone! Thank you for participating.


The ENA Board of Directors and Planning Committee