March 6-8, 2015

Everett Home and Garden Show
FRI-SUN Home building and remodeling ideas, vendors and information for your home, garden and yard at Comcast Arena. Map
(www.everetthomegardenshow.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/)

Tacoma Remodeling Expo
FRI-SUN Explore hundreds of exhibits on remodeling kitchens, baths, outdoor spaces and more at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center. Directions & Parking
(homeshowcenter.com)

Dinosaur Day at Burke Museum
SAT Dinosaur experts, fossils, hands-on activities for all ages at Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture at UW. Map
(www.burkemuseum.org)

Daylight Savings Time begins
SUN Set your clocks ahead one hour on Sunday.

December 12-14, 2014

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

Christmas Ship onshore viewing
See the lighted and decorated Christmas ship flotilla and listen to the live choir from the shore.
FRI:
o 8:00-8:20 Blue Ridge
o 8:35-8:55 Carkeek Park
SAT:
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)

December 5-7, 2014

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

Christmas Ship onshore viewing
See the lighted and decorated Christmas ship and listen to the live choir.
FRI:
o 8:00-8:20 Gene Coulon Park
SAT:
o 4:20-4:40 Medina Beach Park
o 5:30-5:50 Houghton Beach
o 9:45-10:05 Matthew Beach Park
SUN:
o 5:40-6:00 Ferdinand Street Park
o 6:15-6:35 Stan Sayres Park
o 6:45-7:05 Mt. Baker Beach
(www.argosycruises.com)

Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Competition
FRI Dozens of caroling teams compete with all donations to benefit the Pike Market Senior Center and downtown food bank. 5pm to 8:30pm at Westlake Park. Map
(www.pikemarketseniorcenter.org)

Celebrations Holiday Home Tour
FRI Tour unique Eastside homes decorated for the holidays. Proceeds benefit Eastside Assistance League. Map
(www.eastside.assistanceleague.org)

Redmond Lights Winter Festival
SAT Celebrates Redmond’s diverse holiday traditions, cultures, and faiths with musical entertainment, refreshments, and fun activities for the whole family. In downtown Redmond. Map
(redmondlights.com)

Mary Bridge Festival of Trees
SAT-SUN Nearly 70 elaborately decorated Evergreen trees and holiday decor. Games and crafts for kids. Festival benefits Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. Directions & Parking
(www.multicare.org)

Phinney Neighborhood Winter Festival
SAT-SUN Crafts Fair with 115 artists and vendors, hundreds of musicians and dancers, live ongoing entertainment on two stages, a quilt raffle, a bake sale and lunch items. Map
(www.phinneycenter.org)

Burien Winterfest
SAT Free horse and carriage rides, hay rides, hot treats and in-store specials. Map
(www.discoverburien.com)

Kent Winterfest
SAT Kids Santa Parade and Tree Lighting with music and free hot apple cider, hot chocolate and popcorn. Map
(www.kentlionsclub.org)

Victorian Country Christmas
WED-SUN Victorian themed commercial exhibition with 560 holiday shops, gourmet food and wine tasting. At the Puyallup Fair and Events Center in Puyallup. Map
(www.avictoriancountrychristmas.com)

November 27-30, 2014

Thanksgiving Holiday
THU A uniqely American tradition of giving thanks.

Macy’s Holiday Parade
FRI A Holiday Tradition in Downtown Seattle as the parade makes it’s way through the streets followed by the official arrival of Santa Claus. Map
(www.macys.com/believe)

Black Friday Sales
FRI The day after Thanksgiving is known for store sales and discounts. So-called because this is the day that retailers hope to put their balance sheets in the black.

Holiday Displays and Festivals
FRI-DEC 31 Holiday festivals opening this weekend include:
o Seattle Center Winterfest [Map]
o Bellevue Magic Season [Map]
o Bellevue Botanical Garden d’Lights [Map]
o Woodland Park Zoo Wildlights [Map]
o Gingerbread Village [Map]
o Issaquah Reindeer Festival [ Map]
o Point Defiance Zoolights [Map]
o Lights of Christmas at Warm Beach [ Map]

Ski Areas Open
FRI Due to the past week’s snowfall, some ski areas will be opening on Friday. Click here for latest ski report. (For your safety please check the current pass report and have the appropriate legal traction devices when travelling in mountain passes.)

Snoqualmie Santa Train
FRI-SUN 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)

Greet the Season at Lake Union Park
SAT Festive music and family-friendly crafts and activities all day followed by the launch of the Argosy Christmas Ship Festival! – at Lake Union Park, the Center for Wooden Boats, and MOHAI. Map
(http://www.mohai.org/)

Magic in the Market
SAT Entertainment, food and a holiday concert & Santa followed by a tree-lighting ceremony at Pike Place Market. Map
(www.pikeplacemarket.org)

Christmas Ship onshore viewing
See the lighted and decorated Christmas ship and listen to the live choir.
SAT:
o 7:15-7:35 MOHAI (S Lake Union)
o 8:05-8:50 Seattle Yacht Club
o 8:40-9:00 Westward Restaurant and Little Gull Grocery
SUN:
o 5:10-5:30 Kirkland Marina Park
o 6:25-6:45 Gas Works Park
(www.argosycruises.com)

Festival of Trees
THRU DEC 03 The annual event to benefit Seattle Children’s with decorated, themed trees on display at Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle. Map
(www.seattlefestivaloftrees.com)

November 21-23, 2014

Space Fest
THU-SAT Presentations, demonstrations, and activities with leaders in the national and commercial space industry at the Museum of Flight. Free with Museum admission. Map
(www.museumofflight.org)

Yulefest
SAT-SUN Nordic Christmas celebration with craft vendors, Scandinavian musical performances, Nordic treats at the Nordic Heritage Museum in Ballard. Map
(www.nordicmuseum.org)

Festival of Trees
SAT-DEC 03 The annual event to benefit Seattle Children’s with decorated, themed trees on display at Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle. Map
(www.seattlefestivaloftrees.com)

Oddmall Emporium of the Weird
SAT-SUN Entertainment and shopping for curious things at the bazaar of the bizarre. At the Everett Howard Johnson. Map
(oddmall.info)

November 14-16, 2014

Seattle Comedy Competition
THRU NOV 16 Featuring 33 comedians from around the world competing for cash prizes. At various venues around Seattle. Calendar
(seattlecomedycompetition.org)

Christmas in Seattle
FRI-SUN Browse a wide variety of gifts, including original handcrafted items, holiday and home décor, and specialty foods. At the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Map
(www.christmasinseattleshow.com)

Best of the Northwest Art Show
FRI-SUN Northwest Art Alliance presents arts and fine crafts by 110 local artists. In hangar 30 at Seattle’s Magnuson Park. Map
(www.nwartalliance.com)

Skidazzle
FRI-SUN The Seattle Ski & Snowboard Show™ celebrates it’s 44th Anniversary and features over 125 Exhibitor and Sponsor booths showcasing “A World of Skiing & Snowboarding Under One Roof™”. Directions
(www.skidazzle.com)

The Great Train Expo
SAT-SUN Full working display railroads plus interactive kids’ displays and trains and accessories for sale at Puyallup Fair and Events Center. Map
(www.greattrainexpo.com/)

October 7-9, 2014

Glitter Sale at Seattle Goodwill
SAT-SUN An annual celebration of all that is glitzy and glamorous! Shop the Seattle store for formal dresses, fancy gowns, cocktail dresses and designer wear, and choose from our amazing selection of accessories and fabulous jewelry. At the Seattle Goodwill Store. Map
(www.seattlegoodwill.org)

Auburn Veteran’s Day Parade
SAT One of the largest Veterans Day Parades west of the Mississippi with honor guards, veteran units and military fly-over starting at 9am in downtown Auburn. Map
(www.auburnwa.gov)

Digital Photo Expo
SAT-SUN Photography exhibit, seminars, manufacturers representatives. At the Lynnwood Convention Center. Map
(www.kenmorecamera.com)

Cultural Crossroads Festival
FRI-SUN Featuring some of the area’s best ethnic entertainment on two stages, an international bazaar and exhibits. At Crossroads Mall in Bellevue. Map
(www.crossroadsbellevue.com)

Life Sciences Weekend at the Pacific Science Center
FRI-SUN Demonstrations, interactive exhibits and talks for all ages about the world of life sciences at Pacific Science Center. At the Pacific Science Center. Map
(www.pacificsciencecenter.org)

Discover Science Weekend at the Seattle Aquarium
FRI-SUN Explore ocean and marine research alongside scientists through engaging and fun interactive displays and activities At the Seattle Aquarium. Map
(http://www.seattleaquarium.org)

Hmong New Year Celebration
SAT Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of the people from the hilltops of China, Laos, and Thailand through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods, games, and a lively marketplace. Gain insights into the customary courtship ritual of ball tossing and participate in flower cloth sessions.
Map More Festál
(www.seattlecenter.com)