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Friday, December 2

Roscoe Village Winterfest

Very Merry Sammamish Tree Lighting

when: Dec 2 at 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

where: Sammamish , Sammamish Commons Plaza , 801 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish , Wa

cost: Free (food extra)

ages: All

Bellevue Arts Museum; No photo credit needed

Free First Friday at BAM

when: Every first Friday of the month from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

where: Bellevue, Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue

cost: Free

ages: All

Teddy Bear Suite at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Teddy Bear Suite

when: Nov. 25-Dec. 27, 2016. Mon.-Thurs. from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri.-Sun. (and Christmas) from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

where: Downtown Seattle, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University St., Seattle, Wa

cost: Free (donations encouraged for Seattle Children's Hopsital)

ages: All

Stellaluna

Stellaluna

when: Various dates and times Dec. 1, 2016-Jan. 8, 2017

where: Lower Queen Anne , Seattle Children's Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle, Wa

cost: $22-$44

ages: 3 & older

Kids Christmas Caroling

Great Figgy Pudding Competition

when: Dec 2 at 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

where: Downtown Seattle, Westlake Center, 400 Pine St., Seattle, Wa

cost: Free (donations accepted)

ages: All

Ivar’s Clam Lights

Ivar’s Clam Lights

when: Dec 2 - Jan 1 at 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

where: Coulon Beach , Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N., Renton, Wa

cost: Free

ages: All

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

when: Select dates and times Oct. 13-Dec. 11, 2016

where: Lower Queen Anne, Seattle Children's Theater, 201 Thomas St., Seattle, Wa

cost: $18/person

ages: 6 & older

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Swansons Nursery Reindeer Festival

when: Dec 2 - Dec 24 at 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Ballard, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle , Wa

cost: Free

ages: All

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George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

when: Select days Nov. 25-Dec. 28, 2016 (matinée and evening shows available

where: Lower Queen Anne, McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St. , Seattle, Wa

cost: $25-$185

ages: All

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Disney’s The Little Mermaid

when: Dec 2 - Dec 31 at various times (see listing)

where: Downtown Seattle, The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 5th Ave., Seattle , Wa

cost: $36-150

ages: All

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Holiday Tree Lighting & Firehouse Munch

when: Dec 2 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

where: Mercer Island, Mercerdale Park & North Fire Station , 77th Ave. S.E. & S.E. 32nd St., Mercer Island, Wa

cost: Free

ages: All

Hurry along; a mystery is a foot at Pacific Science Center that infamous Sherlock Holmes needs your help to solve! Use your powers of observation to investigate footprints, look for hidden clues while immersing yourself in the vibrant world of Sherlock Holmes. Grab your detective gear and make plans to experience The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes. The interactive experience combines science with history and culture to bring to life the historic underpinnings of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s rich stories. Become a detective upon entry with a book full of clues to solve a remarkable mystery. Use your own sleuthing skills to crack a new Sherlock Holmes mystery written exclusively for the exhibition.

The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes

when: Dec 2 - Jan 7 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Lower Queen Anne, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N., Seattle, Wa

cost: $9/Non-members; $7/Members (an exhibits only ticket is required for all non-members)

ages: All

Help us light up Freeway Park for the holidays with fairy lights, carol singers, bonfires, s'mores, hot chocolate and cider and community! **After you warm up in the park, head over to the Figgy Pudding caroling competition in Westlake Park**

Twinkle, Twinkle, Freeway Park

when: Dec 2 at 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

where: Downtown Seattle, Jim Ellis Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St. , Seattle, Wa

cost: Free

ages: All

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Seattle Center Winterfest

when: Dec 2 - Dec 31 at various times (see listing)

where: Lower Queen Anne, Seattle Center , 305 Harrison St., Seattle , Wa

cost: Free (ice skating & skate rentals $2-$7)

ages: All

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Holiday Fun at Redmond Town Center

when: Dec 2 - Jan 1 at 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Redmond, Redmond Town Center, 7525 166th Ave. N.E., Redmond, Wa

cost: Prices vary

ages: All

Pianists, Maria Antonia Garcia and Momoko Muramatsu will perform a four-hand arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s beloved holiday masterpiece. Returning to the “Little Ears” stage is Multnomah Youth Librarian Susan Smallsreed who will narrate the enchanting story “The Nutcracker and The King of the Mice” written by E.T.A Hoffman. http://www.xxdigitusduo.com/ https://www.instagram.com/susansmpdx/ http://www.xxdigitusduo.com/#!xxdigitusduocomabout/cjk0

Dance Elite Presents The Nutcracker

when: Dec 2 at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

where: Snohomish, Snohomish Performing Arts Center, 1316 5th St., Snohomish, Wa

cost: $10/person

ages: All

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A Closer Look: Portraits from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection

when: Dec 2 - Feb 26 at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: South Lake Union, Pivot Art + Culture, 609 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle, Wa

cost: $5

ages: All

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WildLights

when: Nov. 25, 2016-Jan. 1, 2017 from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (closed Dec. 24-25)

where: Phinney Ridge , Woodland Park Zoo, 601 N. 59th St., Seatte, Wa

cost: 2 & under Free

ages: All

From the Friday after Thanksgiving through December 30th, Festivals of Light explores a winter holiday celebration each week from the perspective of a family. Children explore the food, decorations, games, activities and music associated with each holiday as they step into a 'household' amidst their celebration. Each week, the kid-sized dwelling space of a family changes to highlight a new festival including their kitchen and living room, a family craft table and a reading space. 2014 Festivals of Light Season: Diwali 11/28-12/4 Christmas Around the World 12/5-12/11 Hanukkah 12/12-12/18 Santa Lucia 12/19-12/23 Kwanzaa 12/26-12/30

Festivals of Light

when: Dec 2 - Dec 30 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Lower Queen Anne, Seattle Children's Museum, 305 Harrison St., Seattle, Wa

cost: $9.50-10.50 (under 1 Free)

ages: 10 mos-10

Story Time at the National Postal Museum!

Storytime with Rabbi Kate

when: every Friday at 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

where: Sand Point, Magnuson Community Center, 7110 62nd Ave. N.E., Seattle, Wa

cost: Free

ages: 2 & older

Kids, help us find Stripes, the sneaky Candy Cane and earn a new reward every week! Stripes changes location on property every Friday morning during the holidays. Find clues on social media. https://www.facebook.com/RedmondTownCenter https://twitter.com/ShopRedmond http://instagram.com/redmondtowncenter

Have You Seen Stripes at Redmond Town Center?

when: Dec 2 - Dec 29 at 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

where: Redmond, Redmond Town Center, 7525 166th Ave. N.E., Redmond, Wa

cost: Free

ages: 12 & under

It just isn't Christmas without a visit to Santa Claus, especially for the kids. Our Santa Claus is as jolly as they come and has a full, real beard! One of our perks of our Santa Photo Sessions is missing the long lines of waiting to get your photo taken. Kids also get a chance to sit on his chair or try on his hat. With this 10-minute session, your child can pose to their heart's content with good ol' Saint Nick. Touch his beard, give him a hug or high five, tangle him up in lights, and don't let him give you the big bag of coal! Our Real Bearded Santa Sessions are filled with fun and laughter.

Cocoa with Santa

when: Dec 2 at 2:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

where: Bellevue, My Gym Bellevue, 13800 Bel-Red Rd., #3, Bellevue, Wa

cost: Members $10/members; $8/siblings; $15/Non-members; $12/non-member siblings

ages: All

Gingerbread Village at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel

The 24th Annual Gingerbread Village

when: Dec 2 - Jan 1

where: Downtown Seattle, Sheraton Seattle , 1400 6th Ave., Seattle , Wa

cost: Free (donations accepted for JDRF Northwest Chapter)

ages: All

In Seattle, food has always meant more than a meal. The city’s journey from the earliest oyster middens to the modern four-star restaurants is a reflection of Seattle’s geography, history, and people. MOHAI’s Edible City: A Delicious Journey serves up the story of how people eat in Seattle, and how urban palates have developed over the years. Curated by two-time James Beard Award winner Rebekah Denn, Edible City will be a main course on the city's cultural buffet. Discover the secret history of the Pacific Northwest’s favorite foods!

Edible City: A Delicious Journey

when: Dec 2 - Sep 10 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: South Lake Union, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle, Wa

cost: Included with admission; 14 & under Free

ages: All

Redmond Town Center - Seize the Season 

Synthetic Skate Rink at Redmond Town Center

when: Dec 2 - Jan 1 at 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

where: Redmond, Redmond Town Center, 7525 166th Ave. N.E., Seattle, Wa

cost: $7 per session (credit/debit card only). Includes skates or bring your own.

ages: 5 & older

Christmas is an exciting time of year for most kids, but it can be difficult for foster children. They might be moving into an unfamiliar home, and many often worry if Santa will be able to find them. To ensure that every foster child wakes up with a gift on Christmas morning, Sleep Train is hosting its annual Toy Drive for Foster Kids now through December 18th. To help, donate new, unwrapped gifts at any Sleep Train. Visit www.sleeptrain.com to find your nearest store. Also enter Sleep Train’s annual photo contest. Snap a picture while donating and post it on Instagram with #SleepTrainSecretSanta in the caption or upload it to http://woobox.com/tr7oz9. One grand prize winner will receive a holiday sleep essentials prize package, including an iPad mini.

Sleep Train’s Toy Drive for Foster Kids & Photo Contest

when: Dec 2 - Dec 18 at 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

where: North Seattle, Sleep Train, 6410 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle, Wa

cost: Free

ages: All

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Watch the Snow Fall at Pacific Place

when: Nov. 25-Dec. 24, 2016 at 6 p.m. & 7pm Mon.-Sat. and 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. on Sun.

where: Downtown Seattle, Pacific Place, 600 Pine St., Seattle, Wa

cost: Free

ages: All

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How the Penguins Saved Santa Claus

when: Nov. 25-27 & Dec. 2-4, 2016 at various times

where: Crossroads, Bellevue Youth Theatre, 16051 N.E. 10th St., Bellevue, Wa

cost: $12-15

ages: All

Don't miss the holiday giving event of the season! Find unique, socially-conscious gifts for family and friends at dozens of pop-up shops that support causes such as clean water, health, and the refugee crisis. Make your own jewelry from recycled materials (they make great gifts!), build a welcome kit for refugee families and enjoy family friendly activities throughout the Visitor Center. FEATURED PARTNERS: Alaffia, Awamaki, Bead for Life, Bike Works, Chief Seattle Club, glassybaby, Haiti Babi, Heifer International, International Rescue Committee, MiMi Globe Goods, Readers to Eaters, ROOTS of South Sudan, Sanctuary Art Center, SEAPAX, Snow Leopard Trust, Ten Thousand Villages, The Coffee Oasis, Theo Chocolate and more !

Giving Marketplace

when: Dec 2 - Dec 3 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Lower Queen Anne, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation , 440 5th Ave. N, Seattle, Wa

cost: Free

ages: All

Chaplin’s Bellevue Subaru Ice Arena – Bellevue Downtown Park

Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena

when: Dec 2 - Jan 8 at various times (see listing)

where: Downtown Bellevue , Ashwood Park (Next to Bellevue Library), 10820 N.E. 10th St., Bellevue, Wa

cost: $9-12 (includes skate rental). Advance Discount Admission Pass – purchase 10 skating passes (includes skate rental) for $85

ages: All

Light up the Night at Pacific Place

Light up the Night at Pacific Place

when: Dec 2 - Dec 31 at 4:45 p.m.

where: Downtown Seattle, Pacific Place, 6th Ave. , Seattle, Wa

cost: Free

ages: All

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Peter and the Starcatcher

when: Various dates Nov. 17-Dec. 23, 2016 at various times

where: West Seattle, ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery, 4711 California Ave. S.W., Seattle, Wa

cost: $17-$37.50

ages: 8 & up

Visit our Giving Tree to treat a child this season and donate diapers and other baby essentials to help our neighbors in need this holiday. All donations will be distributed by WestSide Baby whose team has been helping families for over 16 years. Gift and Diaper Drive runs from November 15th to December 15th. Thank you for your help!

Holiday Gift & Diaper Drive Supporting WestSide Baby

when: Dec 2 - Dec 15 at 10 a.m to 5:30 p.m.

where: Wedgwood, Satsuma Kids Shop, 8511 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle, Wa

ages: All

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Seattle Chocolates’ #ChocolateGives Campaign

when: Dec 2 - Dec 31

where: Various locations , Seattle, Wa

cost: $3.50-$72.95

ages: All

The whirling tradition of the Holiday Carousel returns on Friday, November 27 at Westlake Park. Kids of all ages are welcome to take a spin, with a suggested donation of three dollars. Proceeds benefit the work of Treehouse, providing foster kids a childhood and a future. Hours of operation: Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Special Hours: Nov. 27: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Dec. 13: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Dec. 24: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Dec. 25: CLOSED Dec. 31: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Jan. 1: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The DSA Holiday Carousel Presented by IKEA

when: Nov. 25, 2016-Jan. 2, 2017 (closed Christmas Day)

where: Downtown Seattle, Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Seattle, Wa

cost: $3/person (suggested donation)

ages: All

Seeing is Believing: Macy’s SantaLand

Macy’s Santaland

when: Dec 2 - Dec 24 at 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

where: Downtown Seattle, Macy's - Third Floor, 300 Pine St., Seattle, Wa

cost: $19.99 & up

ages: All

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