Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Holiday Fun 2010 - Weekend #3

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(12/16) 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 16, 2010, 11am – 3pm
Lake Union Park
860 Terry Ave. N. Seattle WA 98109
All ages; FREE

(12/16) Holiday Laughs
Three short holiday-themed puppet plays. Meet the puppets after the show.
Thursday, December 16, 2010, 4pm
Main Library
2702 Hoyt Ave. Everett WA 98201
All ages; FREE

(12/17) Family Movie Night
The Polar Express (G). Ages 3 to 12. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, pillows, snacks and pajamas.
Friday, December 17, 2010, 6 – 8pm
Bellevue Family YMCA
14230 Bel-Red Road Bellevue WA 98007
Age recommendation: Preschool, Elementary School
FREE; Pre-register; 425-746-9900

(12/17) Family Dive-In Movie
Swim while watching Toy Story 3 (PG).
Friday, December 17, 2010, 6:15pm
Medgar Evers Pool
500 23rd Ave. Seattle WA 98122
All ages; FREE

(12/17) Family Holiday Party
A visit from Santa, crafts and treats. Ages 10 and younger. Bring nonperishable food donation.
Friday, December 17, 2010, 6:30 – 8pm
Ballard Community Center
6020 28th Ave. N.W. Seattle WA 98107
All Ages; FREE

(12/17) Hot Rock on a Cold Night
Four teen bands (Pave the Earth, Empathy, No Excuses and Fate Descends) raise awareness of teen homelessness by playing a night of rock music. All-ages event.
Friday, December 17, 2010, 8pm – 12am
Salmon Bay Eagles
5216 20th Ave. N.W. Seattle WA 98107
Performance Type: Music
Age recommendation: High School

(12/18) Baby Boogie Winter Bash
Make sure not to miss our Winter Bash! We'll have a special visit from SantaMo!!! Clix photography will be taking amazing photos that are printed and ready for you to take home with you before the end of the bash. Grab the kids, put on your best dance shoes and come get your groove on!!! First 50 families to prepay per event receive a free goodie bag. Please RSVP for the bash even if you are using your Party Pass please! You have two options to prepay for the event, check or PayPal (50 cent fee). Please remember we only accept cash at the door the day of the event.
Date: December 18
Location: Pacific West Performing Arts, 1830 Bickford Ave, Snohomish (map it)
Time: 1pm to 4pm
Fee: $5.00 per person at the door (Cash only)
Free-Kids 2 and under
Remember PARENT SUPERVISION required at all times. NO drop offs.

(12/18) Family Day at EMP
Halau Hula O Napualani and Ke Anuenue O Hawai'i provide Hawaiian music and teach the whole family some traditional dances. Dances most appropriate for families with kids ages 10 and up, but all are welcome. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., drop in (facility hours 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.). FREE, admission charge to view museum exhibits. $15, $12 seniors, military, students and ages 5 to 17, free ages 4 and younger.
Saturday, December 18, 2010, 10am – 5pm
Experience Music Project
325 Fifth Ave. N. Seattle WA
All ages; FREE

(12/18) Grand Opening Celebration
Help celebrate the opening of Swedish Medical Center’s new emergency department and ambulatory care center. Tours, free Santa photos, face painting, balloon artist, cookie decorating, tree maze (think corn maze), Kinect for Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii for older kids, teddy bear clinic (bring a favorite doll or stuffed animal) and more.
Saturday, December 18, 2010, 10am – 2pm
Swedish Medical Center
18100 N.E. Union Hill Road Redmond WA 98052
All ages; FREE

(12/18) Kindiependent Concert
Concert features Caspar Babypants. $4, $9.99 family.
Saturday, December 18, 2010, 10:30am
Mount Baker Community Clubhouse
2811 Mt. Rainier Drive Seattle WA 98144
All ages

(12/19) Harp Music at the Conservatory
Listen to live harp music from Bill McJohn at Volunteer Park Conservatory. 1 to 2 p.m. Sundays Dec. 5-19.
Sunday, December 19, 2010, 1 – 2pm
Volunteer Park Conservatory
1400 E. Galer St. Seattle WA 98112
All ages; FREE

Advent Lessons Carols
Seattle Girls’ Choir sings Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols. Monetary donations accepted for Baby Corner.
Sunday, December 19, 2010, 6pm
Mt. Baker Park Presbyterian Church
3201 Hunter Blvd S Seattle WA 98144
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) FREE Photos with Santa @ Westwood Village (in the breezeway east of Bed Bath Beyond), free photos with a suggested 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
Until 7pm, nightly. Music and performances.
Bellevue Way between Lincoln Square and Bellevue Square.

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