Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Holiday Fun 2010 - Weekend #2

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(12/9) *Art Walk and Shop Late* in The Junction. 6-9 pm. Check out local art, enjoy drinks and snacks and cross items off your holiday gift list with a lively evening of late night shopping.

(12/10) Holiday Time at the Fairmont
Visit the decorated Teddy Bear Suite (10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Dec. 26) and stop by the main lobby to see a gingerbread creation (through Dec. 25). Local school and youth choirs sing noon to 1 p.m. weekdays Dec. 1 through 17.
Friday, December 10, 2010, 10am – 7pm
Fairmont Olympic Hotel
411 University St. Seattle WA 98101
All ages; FREE

(12/10) Single Parent Famlily Potluck
Bring your family and a dish to share.
Friday, December 10, 2010, 6pm
Northshore YMCA
11811 N.E. 195th St. Bothell WA 98011
All ages; FREE

(12/10) Children’s Authors at Greenwood Art Walk
Meet authors John Skewes (Larry Gets Lost in Seattle), Max Holechek and illustrator Darrell Toland Edsel McFarlan’s New Car).
Friday, December 10, 2010, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Greenwood Sip & Ship
8560 Greenwood Ave. N. Seattle WA 98103
All ages; FREE

(12/10) Family Multicultural Dinner and Concert
Food and music from around the world. $5 per family.
Friday, December 10, 2010, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Bitter Lake Community Center
13035 Linden Ave. N. Seattle WA 98133
All ages; FREE

(12/10) Holiday Party
Food, free presents (pre-register for your child to receive one), games and more.
Friday, December 10, 2010, 6:30 – 9pm
Garfield Community Center
2323 E Cherry St. Seattle WA 98122

(12/10) Holiday Concert @ Bastyr
Annual concert features Northwest regional choir Breath of Aire performing seasonal and holiday favorites. 7 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m.
Friday, December 10, 2010, 7pm
Bastyr University Chapel
14500 Juanita Drive N.E. Kenmore WA 98028
All ages; FREE

(12/10) Picasso Teen Night Out
Seattle Art Museum is free 7 to 10 p.m. to the first 1,000 high school students with I.D. Music, art tours led by local teen artists and musicians, art-making and more. Pre-register by Dec. 7.
Friday, December 10, 2010, 7 – 10pm
Seattle Art Museum
1300 First Ave. Seattle WA 98101
High School; FREE

(12/10) Green & White Christmas
Live radio production complete with music, sound effects and celebrity voices. Show will be aired on AM1090. $13, $10 students and seniors, $5 ages 12 and younger (more at the door).
Friday, December 10, 2010, 7:30 – 9pm
Town Hall 1119 Eighth Ave. Seattle WA 98101
All ages

(12/11) JBF Sale in Issaquah @ Pickering Barn
Toy and Gear Sale (Holiday clothes will be available! Check out "Whats New" on the left menu for more information)
Across from Costco in Issaquah
1730 10th Ave NW, Issaquah, WA 98027

(12/11) Recess Monkey Double-Header!
11am - Lake Stevens Library (1804 Main St., PO Box 217, Lake Stevens, WA 98258)
2pm - Edmonds Library (650 Main St., Edmonds, WA 98020)
We love playing libraries and this is a double header of fun! Come rock out in the children's book section with us!

(12/11) Eco-Chic Holiday Expo
Product demonstrations, interactive seminars, spa treatments, shopper savings and more. More than 20 leading local sustainable companies will sample and sell their eco-friendly products. MyOctopotamus will be on hand to help kids create their own eco-friendly mini felt wreaths.
Saturday, December 11, 2010, 10am – 3pm
Phinney Neighborhood Center
6532 Phinney Ave. N. Seattle WA 98103
All ages; FREE

(12/11) SnoCo Fun Fair
Vendors, activities, entertainment and Santa pictures. New and gently used children’s clothing accepted for Clothes for Kids.
Saturday, December 11, 2010, 10am – 3pm
Beverly Elementary School
5221 168th St. S.W. Lynnwood WA 98037
All ages; FREE

(12/11) Concerts for Kids
The Tasty Tale of Brave Sir Bump puppet show from The Zambini Brothers. Ages 4 to 12 with an adult.
Saturday, December 11, 2010, 11am
Northgate Community Center
10510 Fifth Ave. N.E. Seattle WA 98125t
Preschool, Elementary School

(12/11) Harmonica Pocket
Concert from kid favorites Harmonica Pocket.
Saturday, December 11, 2010, 11am
Top Pot Doughnuts
10600 N.E. Ninth Place
Bellevue WA 98004
All ages; FREE

(12/11) The Polar Express
Enjoy the PG family film again, for a cause. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots or financial or food donations for The Helpline House.
Saturday, December 11, 2010, 11am
Bainbridge Cinemas
403 Madison Ave. N.
Bainbridge Island WA 98110
All ages; FREE

(12/11) Nutcracker Tea Party
Join the Children’s Dance Theater for dancing and storytelling. Wear loose, comfortable clothing or your holiday best. 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 11, 2010, 11:30am – 12:30pm
Umpqua Bank-Crossings Store
35007 Enchanted Parkway S.
Federal Way WA 98003
All ages; FREE

(12/11) Family Holiday Storytime
Sixth annual holiday storytime.
Saturday, December 11, 2010, 12pm
University Book Store
15311 Main St. Mill Creek WA 98012
All ages; FREE

(12/11) Holiday on the Bay
Farmers market (1 to 6 p.m.), Radio Disney holiday program (1:30 to 3 p.m.), music (3 to 5 p.m.), tree lighting, Santa and lighted boat parade (5 p.m.). FREE, canned food donations accepted.
Saturday, December 11, 2010, 1pm
15th Street and W. Marine View Drive Everett WA 98201
All ages; FREE

(12/11) Dance & Sing Along
Bring the whole family for a chance to shake a tail feather, do the twist, monster mash and more. 2 p.m. Dec. 4 and 11. FREE, admission charge to view museum exhibits. $15, $12 seniors, military, students and ages 5 to 17, free ages 4 and younger.
Saturday, December 11, 2010, 2pm
Experience Music Project
325 Fifth Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109
All ages; FREE

(12/11) Movies at Lewis Creek
Watch the family-friendly film Nature – Christmastime in Yellowstone. All ages, ages 11 and younger with adult.
Saturday, December 11, 2010, 2 – 4pm
Lewis Creek Park
5808 Lakemont Blvd. Bellevue WA 98006
All ages; FREE

(12/11) Family Friendly Opera
Energetic performance of scenes from Hamlet, Rigoletto, Barber of Seville and Marriage of Figaro uses storytelling and humor to explain each opera scene before it is presented. After the performance, the Toreador from Carmen will teach the audience the Toreador (bullfighter) song and kick-off the holiday sing-along. Presented by Watershed Opera.
Saturday, December 11, 2010, 3pm
Laurelhurst Community Center
4554 N.E. 41st St. Seattle WA 98105
All ages; FREE

(12/11) Pathway of Lights
The 2.8-mile path around Green Lake is lit with thousands of luminarias. Visitors encouraged to bring their own lights and candles to add to the ambiance. Local musicians perform at four sites. Warm drinks and treats at those locations. Rain or shine. Non-perishable food donations accepted.
Saturday, December 11, 2010, 4:30 – 7:30pm
7201 E. Green Lake Drive N. Seattle WA 98115
All ages; FREE

(12/11) Santa ‘Paws’ is coming to town – free photos, 11 am-2 pm, Windermere Fauntleroy Office (6505 California SW). Santa Claus is coming to town at the Fauntleroy Windermere Office. Take a complimentary photo of your dog, friend, or family with Santa. Please be our guest & receive a free picture with Santa and enjoy holiday treats. If you plan to take a picture with your pet, please be sure to reserve one of our 10-minute time slots by calling or emailing today at 206-937-7600 or

(12/11-12/12) Drive-thru Christmas Story
The Nativity Story with live scenes of angels, shepherds, animals, Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus. Saturday, December 11-Sunday, December 12 6-8:30pm Free @ Normandy Christian Church 908 S. 200th Street

(12/11) Holiday on the Bay-Everett. 5-6pm. Tree lighting, lighted boat parade. Port of Everett Marina promenade. 15th St & W Marine View Dr. 425-259-3164.

(12/11) Greenlake Pathway of Lights – 4:30-7:30pm
Green Lake Community Center 7201 E. Green Lake Drive North

(12/11) 2nd Annual Photo With Santa Event – Seattle Red Lion Hotel, 5th Ave Seattle.

(12/11) Lighted Boat Parade
Yacht Club parade, shopping by candlelight, Christmas music and more.
Saturday, December 11, 2010, 5pm – 12am
Historic downtown waterfront Gig Harbor WA
All ages; FREE

(12/12) Santa Visit
Santa visit, games and other activities. Bring a camera.
When Sunday, December 12, 2010, 10am – 12pm
Where South Park Community Center
4851 S. Tacoma Way Tacoma WA 98409
All ages; FREE

(12/5 & 12/19) DECEMBER 5 & 19: *Mule Carriage Rides* in The West Seattle Junction, 11 am-3 pm, FREE. Take a traditional carriage ride down California Avenue SW pulled by beautiful Belgium Draft Mules. Carriages depart on California in front of Key Bank at Hometown Holidays Headquarters (California/Alaska)

(12/5, 12/12 & 12/19) *Santa’s Workshop and Photos* in The West Seattle Junction. 11 am to 3 pm. Santa will be here to listen to your children’s Christmas requests. Professional Santa Photos by Donna Ryan Photography in her Junction studio and a suggested donation of $10 or more will be donated to our West Seattle charities (4218 SW Alaska)

(12/5, 12/12 & 12/19) *Hometown Sundays* December 5, 12 and 19 from 11 am to 4 pm. Meet the team from The Junction Association in front of Key Bank at Hometown Holidays Headquarters for information on festivities, shopping, the Holiday Raffle and in-store events.


(11/13-12/23) 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.

(11/23-1/2) 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

(11/26-12/24) 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

(11/26-12/31) Molbak's Holiday Festivities
Photos with Santa, Pointsettia Festival, Photo Opps galore!

(11/26-12/31) 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

(11/26-1/1) 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

(11/27 & 28, 12/4 & 5, 12/11 & 12, 12/18 & 19) Westwood Village (in the breezeway east of Bed Bath Beyond), free photos with a food-bank donation, diaper drive benefiting WestSide Baby (sizes 3-6 preferred), giving tree, free gift wrap (donations benefit local charities), noon-4 pm

(11/27-12/31)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".

(11/29) Family Affair TreeView
View 16 elegantly designed trees before they’re auctioned to benefit Providence Health System's Senior and Community Services. Entertainment, balloon sculptures, face painting, refreshments, Santa visit and kids' crafts.
When Monday, November 29, 2010, 12 – 8pm
Where The Westin Hotel
1900 Fifth Ave. Seattle WA 98101
All ages; FREE

(11/29-12/31) 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

(11/29-1/2) 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

(11/29-1/2) 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! EVENT FREE NIGHTS are November 29 & 30, December 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15. *Advance reservation tickets are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for free nights

(11/26-12/31) 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.

(12/4-1/1) 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

(12/10) Holiday Magic @ Yesler Community Center
Arts and crafts, cookie decorating, games, a special visitor from the North Pole and more. Ages 12 and younger.
Friday, December 10, 2010, 6 – 8pm
Yesler Community Center - 917 E. Yesler Way Seattle WA 98122
Toddler, Preschool, Elementary School

(12/21) Winter Solstice Candlelight Walk-Snohomish. Riverfront Trail. 425-330-0831.

(12/26-12/31) Celebration Lane @ Bellevue Square
UNtiln7pm, nightly. Music and performances.
Bellevue Way between Lincoln Square and Bellevue Square.

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