February 5-7, 2016

Seattle Boat Show
THRU FEB 06 Display and sale of all kinds of watercraft and seminars at CenturyLink Field Event Center and on the water at South Lake Union. Map
(www.seattleboatshow.com)

Issaquah Wine Walk
FRI Enjoy music, art and wines from local boutique wineries poured in various designated tasting locations up and down Front Street, Issaquah. Map
(http://www.downtownissaquah.com/)

Corvette and High Performance Meet
FRI-SAT Display of Corvettes and muscle cars, swap meet of parts and accessories at the Puyallup Fair and Events Center. Map
(www.corvettehp.com/)

Enumclaw Wine & Chocolate Festival
FRI-SAT Featuring 28 wineries, over a dozen chocolatiers, many fine gift and specialties items. Two days of wine tasting, chocolate sampling, demonstrations, music, shopping and more. At Enumclaw Expo Center. Map
(www.enumclawchocolatefestival.com)

National Wear Red Day
FRI The American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day invites participants to raise awareness for the No. 1 health concern for women. Map

Children’s Story Program at the Elisabeth C. Miller Library
SAT Programs are presented one Saturday a month for children ages 3 to 8 and their families. All ages are welcome. 10:30 AM at the UW Elisabeth C. Miller Library. Map
(depts.washington.edu/hortlib/index.shtml)

January 29-31, 2016

Seattle Boat Show
FRI-FEB 06 Display and sale of all kinds of watercraft and seminars at CenturyLink Field Event Center and on the water at South Lake Union. Map
(www.seattleboatshow.com)

Washington Sportsman’s Show
WED-SUN Fishing, hunting, camping equipment and vendors plus kids’ activities and seminars at the Puyallup Fair and Events Center. Map
(www.otshows.com)

Tacoma Home & Garden Show
THU-SUN Display gardens, home decorating and improvement exhibits, vendors and seminars and more at the Tacoma Dome. Map
(www.otshows.com)

Northwest Model Hobby Expo
FRI-SUN Hobby swap meet, vendors and judged model competition at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, WA Directions
(www.nwmhe.com)

Children’s Film Festival Seattle
THRU JAN 31 The best and brightest in international children’s cinema with live performances, animation, features, and hands-on workshops for the filmmakers of tomorrow. At NW Film Forum on Capitol Hill in Seattle. Map
(www.childrensfilmfestivalseattle.org)

Ursulmas Medieval Faire
FRI-SUN A full weekend of events including fighting, crafts, Bards, archery, youth activities and merchants at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe Map
(www.aquaterra.antir.sca.org)

Belgianfest
SAT breweries pouring more than 50 Belgian-style beers in the Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center. Map
(www.washingtonbeer.com)

Mariners FanFest
SAT-SUN Q&A sessions with Mariner players and coaches, interactive baseball experiences, club and field access, Mariner Hall of Fame and History of Baseball in The Northwest exhibit, meet the Mariner Moose and other kids’ activities at Safeco Field. Map
(www.mariners.com)

Skagit Eagle Festival Week 5
SAT-SUN Guided walks, photography workshops, arts & crafts sales, tours, raft trips, dance performance and music. About 2 hrs north of Seattle in Concrete, WA. Map
(http://concrete-wa.com)

MOHAI Maker Day: Paper Circuits with Pop-Up Science
SAT Learn electrical engineering and design basics in this drop-in workshop about circuits, conductivity, and creativity alongside pop-up engineers and scientists. At the Museum of History and Industry at south Lake Union. Map
(www.mohai.org)

Snohomish Slew GroundFrog Day
SAT Celebrate the coming of spring in a local version of Groundhog Day, with ceremony and kid friendly activities. At the National Guard Armory Building in Snohomish. Map
(groundfrogday.com)

January 22-24, 2016

Children’s Film Festival Seattle
THRU JAN 31 The best and brightest in international children’s cinema with live performances, animation, features, and hands-on workshops for the filmmakers of tomorrow. At NW Film Forum on Capitol Hill in Seattle. Map
(www.childrensfilmfestivalseattle.org)

Tacoma RV Show
THU-SUN If you love RV’s, then you cannot afford to miss the Tacoma RV Show, the first RV event of the year at the Tacoma Dome. Map
(www.otshows.com)

Everett Wedding Expo
SAT-SUN Everything you need to plan the perfect wedding under one roof plus fashion shows and samples at Xfinity Arena Everett. Map
(www.bridesclub.com)

Antique & Collectible Show
SAT-SUN Vintage jewelry, clothing, décor, art and books at the Washington State Fair & Events Center in Puyallup. Map
(christinepalmer.net/)

Skagit Eagle Festival Week 4
SAT-SUN Guided walks, photography workshops, arts & crafts sales, tours, raft trips, dance performance and music. About 2 hrs north of Seattle in Concrete, WA. Map
(http://concrete-wa.com)

January 15-17, 2016

Bavarian Ice Festival in Leavenworth
SAT-SUN A weekend grab bag of invigorating outdoor events includes snow sculpture, tug o’ war, an ice cube scramble for kids six and under, the great Frisbee sweep, and Leavenworth’s famous Smooshing Contest. Map
(www.leavenworth.org)

Skagit Eagle Festival Week 3
SAT-SUN Guided walks, photography workshops, arts & crafts sales, tours, raft trips, dance performance and music. About 2 hrs north of Seattle in Concrete, WA. Map
(http://concrete-wa.com)

Hawaii In Your Own Backyard at the Seattle Aquarium
SAT-MON Featuring Hawaiian entertainment, hands-on activities and special diver shows. Dress in your best Aloha wear and come enjoy Aloha spirit at the Aquarium. Map
(www.seattleaquarium.org)

Seattle Home Remodeling Expo
FRI-SUN Experts showcase everything for the home including cabinetry, flooring, additions, basements, energy efficiency and more at the Washington State Convention Center. Directions and Parking
(www.homeshowcenter.com)

Model Train Show
SAT-MON A Northwest family tradition for 36 years, the Model Railroad Show brings many creative layouts and different scales of models for you to enjoy at the Pacific Science Center. Map
(www.pacificsciencecenter.org)

Seattle Wedding Show
SAT-SUN Wedding vendors including florists, bakeries, ministers, musicians, gowns and more at the Washington State Convention Center. Map
(www.weddingshow.com)

January 8-10, 2016

Puyallup Home & Garden Show
FRI-SAT Find the latest in kitchen, bath, garden and decor all in one place, the Puyallup Fair and Events Center. Map
(www.thefair.com)

Winter Friends Children’s Story Program at UW
SAT 10:30AM – For those who wonder where animals go when the weather gets frosty, these stories offer factual information as well as imaginative fun. After the stories, make a winter habitat tree. All ages are welcome. At the Elisabeth C. Miller Library on the UW Campus. Map
(depts.washington.edu/hortlib/index.shtml)

Kidstock!
SAT Kidstock! is the FREE, annual family event at ECA that features musical performances, theatre, arts education workshops, and activities for kids. At the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Map
(www.edmondscenterforthearts.org)

Skagit Eagle Festival Week 2
SAT-SUN Guided walks, photography workshops, arts & crafts sales, tours, raft trips, dance performance and music. About 2 hrs north of Seattle in Concrete, WA. Map
(http://concrete-wa.com)

December 18-20, 2015

Christmas Ship onshore viewing
FRI-SUN
See the lighted and decorated Christmas ship and listen to the live choir.
FRI: Parade of Boats night
o 7:30-7:45 Fisherman’s Terminal (NW Dock)
o 8:05-8:25
Fremont Cut

o 8:40-9:00
Westward Restaurant and Little Gull Grocery

SAT:
o 4:00-4:20 O. O. Denny Park
o 8:25-8:45 Juanita Beach Park
o 9:25-9:45 Tracy Owen Station Park
SUN:
o 3:40-4:00 Kirkland Marina Park
o 4:40-5:00 Madison Park
o 9:35-9:55 Madrona Beach Park
(www.argosycruises.com)

Snoqualmie Santa Train
FRI-SAT Board the Museum’s railway at the North Bend Depot for a 20 minute, 3.5-mile trip to Snoqualmie. Once in Snoqualmie, they will enter the restored and seasonally decorated 1890-built Snoqualmie Depot for a visit with Santa Claus, cookies and hot cocoa. North Bend Depot Map
(www.trainmuseum.org)

Renegade Holiday Craft Sale
SAT-SUN Browse local artists and finish up your holiday shopping at this one-stop crafts and vintage goods extravaganza. Workshops, food trucks and entertainment. At Magnuson Park. Map
(http://www.renegadecraft.com/)

December 11-13, 2015

Christmas Ship onshore viewing
FRI-SUN See the lighted and decorated Christmas ship flotilla and listen to the live choir from the shore.

FRI:
o 7:15-7:35 Shilshole Bay
o 8:35-8:55 Carkeek Park
SAT:
o 4:20-4:40 Lowman Beach Park
o 5:10-5:30 Alki Beach Park
o 8:15-8:35 Seattle Aquarium/Great Wheel
o 9:35-9:55 Winslow Waterfront Beach
SUN:
o 5:00-5:20 Museum of Glass – Tacoma
o 6:35-6:55 Gig Harbor
(www.argosycruises.com)

Santa’s Landing Party at the Museum of Flight
SAT A day of holiday events lands at the Museum with the airplane arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus! The jolly couple will hear children’s’ wishes in the Museum, with music from The Boeing Concert Orchestra and the Boeing Band. Family workshops will be offered at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Santa will arrive by air at 11:45 a.m. and will be available to meet children until 4 p.m. Map
(www.museumofflight.org)

MEHVA Santa’s Lights Tour
SAT Santa Claus takes time out from his busy schedule at the North Pole for a 3-hour tour of Seattle’s best Christmas lights. Buses depart at 7 p.m. from 2nd Ave. S. and S. Main St., across from the Seattle Fire Department Headquarters. Map
(www.mehva.org)

Greenlake Pathway of Lights
SAT The lighting of the path around Green Lake will take place rain or shine. Admission is free. Join thousands of families, friends, and neighbors in this beloved Seattle tradition and travel the 2.8-mile path around the lake, taking in the warm glow of the luminaria. Visitors to the event are encouraged to bring their own lights and candles to add to the ambiance. Map
(www.greenlakecommunitycouncil.org)

Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks
SUN-MON This is one of the best meteor showers of the year and never seems to disappoint observers.

Holiday Displays and Festivals
THRU DEC 31
o Seattle Center Winterfest [Map]
o Westlake Holiday Carousel [Map]
o Bellevue Magic Season [Map]
o Bellevue Botanical Garden d’Lights [Map]
o Woodland Park Zoo Wildlights [Map]
o Star Wars Gingerbread Village [Map]
o Issaquah Reindeer Festival [ Map]
o Point Defiance Zoolights [Map]
o Lights of Christmas at Warm Beach [ Map]