Thanksgiving Weekend of Nov 24-27, 2011

If you are looking for something to do over the long Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, here are my picks:

Thanksgiving Recipes
THURS Try a new recipe for Thanksgiving dinner with your family!

Black Friday Sales
FRI So-called because this is the day that retailers hope to put their balance sheets in the black.

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. Map
(www.macys.com/believe)

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

Seattle Center Winterfest
FRI Thru Dec 31 Lights and holiday displays, music & entertainment, a carousel and ice skating at Seattle Center. Map
(www.seattlecenter.com)

Seattle’s Coolest Santa and his Out-of-this-World Workship
FRI-SUN The coolest, hippest Santa Seattle has ever seen will be chillin’ out at the top of the Space Needle. Kids are invited to visit the arts and crafts station on the Observation Deck to make and take home a complimentary holiday keepsake. Map
(www.spaceneedle.com)

Bellevue Magic Season
FRI Thru Jan 8 Ice skating and entertainment in Bellevue Downtown Park plus Snowflake Lane and Santa at Bellevue Square. Map
(www.magicseason.com)

Bellevue Botanical Garden d’Lights
SAT Thru Dec 31 Garden and holiday-themed light displays with over a half-million twinkling lights at Bellevue Botanical Garden. Map
(www.bellevuebotanical.org)

Christmas Ship Festival
SAT Thru Dec 23 A NW tradition that brings communities together to celebrate the holidays both on water and onshore with a portion of the proceeds benefiting charitable organizations. Book a cruise or view from shore at scheduled locations. SAT: MOHAI (Montlake cut), South Lake Union Park.
(www.argosycruises.com)

Gingerbread Village
Nov 22 Thru Jan 1 Home for the Holidays gingerbread creations designed and constructed by local architects and hotel culinary staff on display, donations accepted for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation at Sheraton Seattle Hotel Map
(www.gingerbreadvillage.org)

Point Defiance Zoolights
FRI Thru Jan 1 The Zoo comes aglow with more than a half-million lights for a festive visit with the animals at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma. Map
(www.pdza.org)

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