Photo Friday: How Much is that Yeti in the Window?

WinterFest 2015 Window Display

As you pass by the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Albemarle Street, or perhaps stand waiting for the signal to cross, you might have noticed a few furry figures peeking over your shoulder. The Tenley WinterFest, and its loveable mascot the Tenley Yeti, have taken over the Best Buy store window this week. The electronics retailer graciously donated the space to the team of dedicated volunteers behind the neighborhood’s annual festival, who quickly transformed it into a whimsical winter wonderland. In addition to a family of yetis making their sojourn to Tenleytown, a television screen behind them displays information on the many events taking place as part of WinterFest this week.

The final day of Tenley WinterFest is Saturday, December 5, and organizers have put together a jam-packed schedule of festive seasonal events. There is truly something for everyone to enjoy, including: storytime, crafts, and a book sale at the Tenley library; live music throughout the day at Middle C Music; a Winter Market at Janney Elementary featuring more than 100 vendors selling handmade gifts; an open house at the historic Singleton Masonic Lodge with cookies, cocoa, and crafts; a free screening of The Polar Express at St. Ann’s Church; and a concert by local band Cheaper Than Therapy at Tenley Bar and Grill. Plus the Yeti Scavenger Hunt at local businesses, “Walking as Art” at Fort Reno, and WinterFeast of restaurant specials continue today and tomorrow. A full schedule of events is available at:

Although WinterFest will end on Saturday, we hope that Best Buy will continue to offer a display window to showcase community events and local artists. Cheek by jowl with the Tenley Metro station, the window is one of the first things visitors to our community see. Let’s make it a welcoming sight that represents our charming neighborhood. That kind of partnership would be good for Tenleytown and good for Best Buy.