January 19-21, 2018

Skagit Eagle Festival Week 3
SAT 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)

Dark Beer & Chili Competition
SAT Live music, kids and dogs welcome. At the 192 Brewing Co. Lake Trail Taproom in Kenmore.
Map
(192brewing.com)

Free Trapeze Show
SAT Trapeze students of all ages performing fully choreographed acts. At Emerald City Trapeze Arts in Seattle. Map
(https://emeraldcitytrapeze.com/)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)

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/)

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January 12-14, 2018

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 2
SAT 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)

Model Train Show
SAT-SUN A Northwest family tradition for over 30 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)

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)

December 15-17, 2017

Christmas Ship onshore viewing
See the lighted and decorated Christmas ship and listen to the live choir. Several shore viewing sites will have bonfires(*).
FRI: Parade of Boats night
o 7:20 Lake Union Parade of Boats Show (center of Lake Union)
o 8:40 Fremont Cut*
SAT:
o 3:40 Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (Ballard Locks)
o 4:20 Golden Gardens Park
SUN:
o 7:30 Carkeek Park*
o 8:40 Shilshole Bay
(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, the Boeing Band, and special guests Caspar Babypants. Map
(www.museumofflight.org)

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

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 8-10, 2017

Christmas Ship onshore viewing
FRI-SUN
See the lighted and decorated Christmas ship and listen to the live choir. Several shore viewing sites will have bonfires(*).
FRI:
o 8:05 Pomeroy Park (Manchester)*
o 9:25 Myrtle Edwards Park*
SAT:
o 3:30 Duwamish Waterway Park
o 4:35 Salty’s on Alki
SUN:
o 6:15-6:35 Gig Harbor (Maritime Pier)*
o 7:15-7:35 Jack Hyde Park
(www.argosycruises.com)

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
(parkways.seattle.gov)

December 1-3, 2017

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)

Mary Bridge Festival of Trees
FRI-SAT 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)

Christmas Ship Choir onshore viewing
See the lighted and decorated Christmas ship and listen to the live choir. Many shore viewing sites will have bonfires(*).
FRI:
o 7:05 Gene Coulon Park*https://binged.it/2AhYS4H
o 8:35 Mercer Island Beach Club*
SAT:
o 3:10 Seward Park*
o 4:10 Madrona Park*
o 8:00 Hyatt Regency
o 8:55 Newport Yacht Club*
SUN:
o 2:45Pritchard Island Beach Park*
o 3:40Newcastle Beach Park*
o 7:40 Ferdinand Street Park*
o 8:15 Stan Sayres Park*
o 8:45 Mt. Baker Beach*
(www.argosycruises.com)

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

Redmond Lights Winter Festival
SAT This winter festival event honors holiday spirit and reflects Redmond’s diversity. Map
(www.redmondlights.com)

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)

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 23-26, 2017

Thanksgiving Holiday
THU-FRI An American tradition of giving thanks for our many blessings.

Black Friday Deals
FRI Another American tradition of helping retail businesses get “in the black” before year’s end. (a reference to an even more traditional accounting tradition of using black ink to record profits)

Westlake Center Tree Lighting
FRI Tree lighting ceremony on Friday at 4:45 p.m., Westlake Center, Map
(www.westlakecenter.com)

Macy’s Star Lighting and Fireworks
FRI Annual Macy’s Star Lighting followed by a magnificent fireworks display. In Westlake Center. Map
(www.westlakecenter.com)

Holiday Displays and Festivals
FRI-DEC 31
OPEN NOW
o Gingerbread Village [Map]
FRI Nov 24
o Seattle Center Winterfest [Map]
o Bellevue Magic Season [Map]
o Woodland Park Zoo Wildlights [Map]
o Christmas Ship Festival
o Point Defiance Zoolights [Map]
SAT Nov 25
o Bellevue Botanical Garden d’Lights [Map]
o Snohomish Santa Train [North Bend Depot Map]
THU Nov 30
o Lights of Christmas at Warm Beach [ Map]
FRI Dec 1
o Issaquah Reindeer Festival [ Map]
o Ivar’s Clamlights [Map]
SAT Dec 2, 9, 16
o Leavenworth Snow Train [Maps]

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)

Small Business Saturday
SAT A day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities.

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/)

Festival of Trees
THRU NOV 29 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 17-19, 2017

Nordic Heritage 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)

Puget Sound Artists Gift Show
SAT High-quality, artist-made items. Each purchase supports the local art community. At Artworks in Edmonds Map

Festival of Trees
SAT-NOV 29 The annual event to benefit Seattle Children’s with decorated, themed trees on display at Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle. Map
(www.seattlefestivaloftrees.com)

Woodland Park Zoo Turkey Toss
SAT The zoo’s carnivores chow down on raw, store-prepared turkeys at the annual Turkey Toss. Map
(www.zoo.org)

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)

Turkey Trot 5K
SUN Join more than 1,400 runners, walkers and four-legged trotters in a morning filled with fun and festivities on the shores of Lake Washington. Activities include food trucks, music, balloon and caricature art, face painting for kids of all ages and a photo booth! Map
(www.hopelink.org)