November 26-29, 2015

Thanksgiving Holiday
THU An 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)

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

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

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.

Festival of Trees
THRU DEC 02 The annual event to benefit Seattle Children’s with decorated, themed trees on display at Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle. Map
(www.seattlefestivaloftrees.com)

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 Ivar’s Salmon House
SUN:
o 5:00-5:20 Kirkland Marina Park
o 6:45-7:05 Gas Works Park
(www.argosycruises.com)

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/)

Snoqualmie Santa Train
SAT-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)

Holiday Displays and Festivals
FRI-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]

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