Monday, December 20, 2010

Holiday Fun 2010 - Weeks 4 & 5

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(12/16-12/24) Redmond Town Center Holiday Express Train
Take a ride around Redmond Town Center! Hop on and off Northeast 74th, near Guest Services.
Time: Dec. 16-23: Daily, noon-8 p.m. Dec. 24: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ages: All ages
Cost: $3, cash only

(THRU 12/23) Swanson's Nursery Annual Reindeer Festival & Holiday Train
From November 13th until Christmas Eve, Swansons will feature Santa's Live Reindeer! A tradition to truly treasure. Dasher and Blitzen will be here every day until Christmas. Bring the family for a magical moment they'll remember forever!
Feeding times daily at 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. Come on in and meet our curious friend, Curley the Camel, along with his roommate Moe, a miniature donkey.

(12/23) Farmboat Floating Holiday Market
Climb aboard the historic steamship Virginia V for a unique farmers market featuring local produce, gourmet foods, locally crafted gifts and live music. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 16 and 23.
Thursday, December 23, 2010, 11am – 3pm
Lake Union Park
860 Terry Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109
All ages; FREE

(12/26-1/2) Model Train Festival
What: Check out choo choos whizzing around tons of tracks.
Why: Little conductors get a kick out of the tiny railroad towns.
When: Sun.-Jan. 1. Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Dec. 31, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma (888-238-4373). Adults, $8; children, $6; under 6, free.

(12/26-12/31) Celebration Lane @ Bellevue Square
Until 7pm, nightly. Music and performances.
Bellevue Way between Lincoln Square and Bellevue Square.

(12/27 & 12/28) Free Guitar Lessons and Concert at EMP/SFM
Bring your guitar, or one will be provided. 1 to 2 p.m. Dec. 27-30. And enjoy soulful music from the Total Experience Gospel Choir (members are ages 6 to 72) at 2 p.m. FREE.
FREE, but there is an admission charge to view museum exhibits. $15, $12 seniors, military, students and ages 5 to 17, free ages 4 and younger.
Monday, December 27, 2010, 1 – 2pm
Experience Music Project
325 Fifth Ave. N. Seattle WA
All ages; FREE

(12/28) At 1 pm, Merrill Gardens at West Seattle on 35th will be showing the Christmas perennial favorite “MIRACLE ON 34TH ST.” starring Maureen O’Hara, John Payne and Natalie Wood. Enjoy this award winning film in the comfort of our beautiful theater. Free admission and snacks. Merrill Gardens at West Seattle – 4611 35th Ave. S.W. (206) 932-5480

(12/29) Wondering About Wildlife
Hands-on activities, crafts, wildlife presentations and nature walks.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010, 10am – 3pm
Cedar River Watershed Education Center
19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E. North Bend WA 98045
All ages; FREE

(12/29) The Bravern Storytime
Bring the kids to enjoy an hour of holiday cookie decorating at Sur La Table, immediately following The Bravern’s weekly story hour.
Time: Wednesdays noon-1p.m.
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free

(12/29) The Not-Its!
Concert from rockin’ kids’ group The Not-Its!
Wednesday, December 29, 2010, 11am
Tacoma Main Library
1102 Tacoma Ave. S Tacoma WA 98402
All ages; FREE

(12/30) The Not-Its!
Concert from rockin’ kids’ group The Not-Its!
Thursday, December 30, 2010, 11am
Wheelock Library
3722 N. 26th St. Tacoma WA 98407
All ages; FREE

(12/30) Spin, Pop, Boom
Learn basic science concepts with Mad Science of South Sound.
Grades K through 6. FREE, drop-in.
Thursday, December 30, 2010, 2pm
Puyallup Public Library
324 S. Meridian Puyallup WA 98371

(12/30) Mochitsuki
Share in the all-day process of mochitsuki – the pounding of mochi or rice cakes with a traditional mallet and mortar (or with machines). Family event.
Thursday, December 30, 2010, 11am – 3pm
Nissei Veterans Hall
1212 S. King St. Seattle WA 98144
All ages FREE

(12/31) Cone Head Workshop
Make a Cone Head party hat to wear during First Night Tacoma-Pierce County. Entertainment from Dean the Dreamweaver. FREE with First Night button (see First Night listing).
Friday, December 31, 2010, 1 – 4pm
Museum of Glass
1801 Dock St. Tacoma WA 98402
All ages; FREE

(1/1) Winter Break Fantastic Fishtival
Hands-on activities, special talks and opportunities to learn more about Seattle Aquarium’s fish, birds, tidepool animals and marine mammals. Each day highlights different animals and activities. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 26 through Jan. 1.
Included with admission. $17, $11 ages 4 to 12, free ages 3 and younger.
Saturday, January 1, 2011, 9:30am – 5pm
Seattle Aquarium
Pier 59, 1483 Alaskan Way Seattle WA 98101
All ages

(THRU 12/24) Bellevue Magic Season: Snowflake and Celebration Lanes
It snows nightly on live toy soldiers and other characters, music and a light show. Santa arrives 9 a.m. Nov. 26. 7 p.m. daily Nov. 26 through Dec. 24, performances Dec. 26 through 31.
Where Sidewalks of Bellevue Way and N.E. Eighth Street Bellevue WA 98004

(THRU 12/31) Molbak's Holiday Festivities
Photos with Santa, Pointsettia Festival, Photo Opps galore!

(THRU 12/31) Candy Cane Lane
Seattle's neighborhood light show. On Park Road Northeast, residents have been decorating their homes with glittering lights, jolly snowmen, and blinking reindeer since the 1940's. Lights and holiday music run from 4:00 to 11:00 pm daily, starting after Thanksgiving and finishing on New Year's Eve.

(THRU 12/31) Snow Show @ Pacific Place
It snows daily in the four-story atrium of Pacific Place. 6 p.m. through Dec. 31 (no show Dec. 25). See entertainment schedule online (noon to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 26 through Dec. 19, Dec. 20-24 and Dec. 26).
When Monday, November 29, 2010, 6pm
Where Pacific Place
Sixth Avenue and Pine Street Seattle WA 98101
All ages; FREE

(THRU 1/1) Toyland Village
Look for more than 50 LED-lighted Toyland Village-themed displays at Waterfront Park. 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 26 through Jan. 1, 6 to 10 a.m. Jan. 2.When: Monday, November 29, 2010, 6am – 9pm
Where: Waterfront Park
1301 Alaskan Way Seattle WA 98101
All ages; FREE

(THRU 12/31)The Helmstetler Family Spectacular
Our shows will begin on the Friday night after Thanksgiving, November 26th and run through til New Years Eve on December 31st. We will have "Special Shows" on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Eve that will run from 4:00pm til Midnight. Remember to tune your car radio to 101.9FM to "Listen To The Lights".

(THRU 12/31) Seattle Center Winterfest
Connect to the spirit of the season with activities and entertainment through Dec. 31, including ice-skating (through Jan. 2), Winter Train and Village (10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily), concerts, bonfires with fireside singing (5 to 7 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 18), cultural performances, ice sculpting (noon to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 18) and more. FREE. Ice rink 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; $7, $5 ages 6 to 12, $2 ages 5 and younger, includes skates, cash only.
When Monday, November 29, 2010, 10am – 7pm
Where Seattle Center House, Fisher Pavilion and grounds
305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109
All ages; FREE

(THRU 1/1) Clam Lights
Renton’s holiday light display is turned on for the season. The lights will be on dusk to 10 p.m. nightly Dec. 4 through Jan. 1.
Friday, December 10, 2010, 4:30 – 10pm
Gene Coulon Beach Park
1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N. Renton WA 98056
All Ages; FREE

(THRU 1/2) Seattle Sheraton Lobby Gingerbread Village
7 Large Gingerbread creations are on display at the Seattle Sheraton's hotel lobby from Nov 23- Jan 2nd. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is the beneficiary and receives cash and check donations in the on-site donation boxes.
Location: Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Address: 1400 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

(THRU 1/2) Gingerbread Village
Seattle architectural firms and Sheraton Seattle chefs team up to design, bake and build fantastic gingerbread creations reflecting the theme "Home for the Holidays." Nov. 23 through Jan. 2. FREE, donations accepted for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Where Sheraton Seattle lobby
1400 Sixth Ave. Seattle WA 98101
All ages; FREE

(THRU 1/2, Free nights are over for the season) Garden D'Lights
The enormously popular Garden d’Lights festival features over ½ million lights which transform the Bellevue Botanical Garden into a blossoming winter wonderland. Over 150,000 people enjoy this dazzling display each December! TICKETS are $5 per person; children 10 and under are free.

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