Release Date:

7 November, 2023


Wilkeson, Washington — The holidays have taken over at the Simple Goodness Soda Shop, a Pierce County family friendly drinking destination in the 500 resident rural town of Wilkeson, WA. The Simple Goodness Sisters present Holiday Hootenany, a holiday bar complete with a full menu of festive cocktails, non-alcoholic drinks, food specials, over the top Christmas decor and family friendly activities ranging from a Christmas tree lot just out the bar’s back door, to weekly snowfall, Christmas Movies in the dining room, wreath classes and Pop Up Markets.

In the tradition of cult favorite holiday pop up bars like Miracle on 2nd Street by Rob Roy in Seattle, and the Jingle Jangle pop up pub found at the Dead Rabbit in Chicago, the Simple Goodness Soda Shop will transform its menu and ambiance to all things Christmas for a few short weeks. From Thanksgiving weekend, November 25th through December 17th, the Simple Goodness Soda Shop will become a holiday haven with the Holiday Hootenany, offering a specialty menu during all regular hours, alongside a host of events.

A little bar in the town of Wilkeson, on the road to the Carbon River entrance of Mt Rainier, may seem an unlikely destination for big festive cheer, but owner Venise Cunningham says that’s the whole point. “Out here in Wilkeson, even though it’s just 15 minutes from the Bonney Lake Costco and a 15 minute drive from the town of Enumclaw, it feels like a world away That’s really special, but we have give people a reason to make the drive and shop and drink. So we figured we’d give people a whole lot of very cozy, very festive reasons.”

Look for a drink menu of cheekily named cocktails such as the Holly Dolly Christmas, a pink cocktail (there is a non-alcoholic version for those interested) garnished with a disco ball ornament you can take home to your tree, and the Thank God For Christmas Vacation, a smoked and clarified milk punch with tropical notes, garnished for the die hard Chevy Chase lovers out there: a chocolate squirrel adorns your glass. Attendees of all ages can sip on festive, made from scratch cocktails, homemade hot chocolate, comfort food specials, and soak up the Christmas spirit with over-the-top decor. A new family tradition can be made when you bring home a Christmas tree from the Simple Goodness tree lot, set up in the bar’s summer dining yard, and bring the kids to see snowfall Friday nights at 6 pm.

 “We just thought of all of our favorite family traditions and, since we’re family owned and our kids have to be here all the time with us anyway, we thought we’d share them all with our customers this holiday season!” says owner Belinda Kelly.

The full roster of mostly free events can be found at

Simple Goodness Sisters
Belinda Kelly
(206) 948-8261


About Simple Goodness Sisters: A recipe for success

Founded in 2018, sisters Belinda Kelly and Venise Cunningham left the corporate world to pursue their dreams of entrepreneurship. Using regenerative agriculture practices on their 10-acre family farm at the foothills of Mount Rainier, WA, Simple Goodness Sisters produces all natural, preservative-free drink syrups, and welcomes visitors to their Soda Shop in Wilkeson, WA. For more information and photography follow @simplegoodnesssisters and visit