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Friday, November 28

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Tree Lighting Ceremony at Alderbrook

when: Nov 28 at 5:15 p.m.

where: Hood Canal, Alderbrook Resort & Spa , 10 E. Alderbrook Dr., Union , Wa

cost: Free

ages: All

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Visit with Santa’s Reindeer

when: Nov 28 - Dec 24 at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Bothell, Country Village Shops, 23718 Bothell Everett Hwy, Bothell, Wa

cost: Free

ages: All

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Seattle Center Winterfest

when: Nov 28 - Dec 31 at various times (see listing)

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

cost: Free (ice skating fee)

ages: All

Holiday Wonderland: Redmond Town Center

Black Friday Holiday Events at Redmond Town Center

when: Nov 28 at 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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

cost: Free

ages: All

Santa’s Workshop opens Friday November 28th at 10 am at Country Village, featuring photos with Santa by Arthur & Associates. You’ll love the cozy atmosphere and quality photography done on the spot – NO reservations necessary. Visit two of Santa’s live reindeer throughout the season in their vacation home here at the Village while strolling the grounds filled with twinkling lights and wonderful lit displays. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite whimsical gingerbread house – houses are on display at Bon Sejour Home. Drop some change in the milk bottle next to your favorite house to decide who gets the coveted People’s Choice award. All funds go to benefit the Northshore Schools Foundation. Pony and train rides (weather permitting) are open for a nominal fee. Doll House Baked Goods will be selling Christmas goodies in Santa’s Workshop all season long. Decorate a cookie or purchase a something tasty to bring home.

Visit Santa’s Workshop

when: Nov 28 - Dec 24 at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Bothell, Country Village Shops, 23718 Bothell Everett Hwy, Bothell, Wa

cost: Free admission

ages: All

Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees

when: Nov 28 - Dec 3

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

cost: Free

ages: All

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Seize the Season at Redmond Town Center

when: Nov 28

where: Redmond Town Center, 7525 166th Ave NE, Redmond, Wa

Breakfast-Coloring

Ivar’s & Kidd Valley’s Holiday Coloring Contest

when: Nov 28 - Dec 5

where: Select Ivar's & Kidd Valley locations , Wa

cost: Free to enter

ages: 5-12

nutcracker jump

World Famous Nutcracker Production

when: Various dates Nov. 28-Dec. 28, 2014

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

cost: $35-$136

ages: All

Red Rocks

Small Business Saturday

when: Nov 28 - Nov 29 at 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

where: Bothell, Country Village Shops, 23718 Bothell Everett Highway, Seattle

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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WildLights

when: Nov 28 - Jan 4 at 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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

cost: $6.50-9.75 (2 and under free)

ages: All

Chaplin’s Bellevue Subaru Ice Arena – Bellevue Downtown Park

Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena

when: Nov 28 - Jan 11 at various times (see listing)

where: Downtown Bellevue , Bellevue Downtown Park, N.E. 1st St. & 102nd Ave. N.E. , Bellevue, Wa

cost: $9-12 (includes skate rental)

ages: All

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Pratt Holiday Art Sale

when: Nov 28 - Nov 30 at 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Central District, Pratt Fine Arts Center, 1902 S. Main St., Seattle, WA

cost: Free admisson

ages: All

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Gingerbread House Competition & Display

when: Nov 28 - Dec 22 at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Bothell, Country Village Shops, 23718 Bothell Everett Highway, Seattle, Wa

cost: Free to enter

ages: All

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Macy’s Holiday Parade

when: Nov 28 at 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

where: Downtown Seattle, Dowtown Seattle , 4th & Pine St., Seattle , Wa

cost: Free

ages: All

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Snowflake Lane

when: Nov 28 - Dec 24 at 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

where: Bellevue, The Bellevue Collection, 575 Bellevue Square , Downtown Bellevue, Wa

cost: Free

ages: All

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Sheraton Seattle Gingerbread Village

when: Nov 28 - Jan 5

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

cost: Free (donations accepted for JDRF Northwest Chapter)

ages: All

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Point Defiance Zoolights

when: Nov 28 - Jan 4 at 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

where: Tacoma, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma , Wa

cost: $4.50-9 (2 and under free)

ages: All

Westlake Center's tree.

Macy’s Star Lighting & Fireworks

when: Nov 28 at 5 p.m.

where: Downtown Seattle , Macy's Downtown , 1601 3rd Ave., Seattle, Wa

cost: Free

ages: All

We are having a kids' day event this holiday season to help you get some shopping done during the Black Friday madness!!! Kids will get to create Glass ornaments, cookies for Santa plate, canvas painting, 8" glass project and a penguin bank! Date: Friday, November 28th 2014 Ages: 6 and up! Time: 9am-2:30pm (this is a drop off event!) Info: Kids need to bring a bagged lunch and we will provide snacks (please note if child has allergies, please provide alternative snack). ***Additional projects at a discount will be an option at registration.

Black Friday Event for Kids

when: Nov 28 at 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

where: Redmond Town Center, Paint Away (Redmond Town Center), 7329 164th Ave. N.E., Redmond, Wa

cost: $82.13/child

ages: 6 & up

swanson's nursery reindeer festival

Reindeer Festival @ Swanson’s Nursery

when: Nov 28 - Dec 24 at 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Ballard, Swanson’s Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle , Wa

cost: Free

ages: All

Westlake Tree Lighting

Westlake Center Tree Lighting

when: Nov 28 at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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

cost: Free

ages: All

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Santa Arrival & Tree Lighting at RTC

when: Nov 28 at 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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

cost: Activity prices vary

ages: All

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Mary Poppins

when: Select Tuesdays through Sundays Nov. 13, 2014-Jan. 4, 2015 at various times

where: Issaquah, Francis Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N., Issaquah, Wa

cost: $35-72

ages: All

Teddy Bear Suite - Fairmont Olympic Hotel - Seattle

Teddy Bear Suite

when: Nov 28 - Dec 30 at various times (see listing)

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

cost: Free (donations accepted for uncompensated care at Children's Hopsital )

ages: All

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Watch the Snow Fall at Pacific Place

when: Nov 28 - Dec 31 at 6 p.m.

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

cost: Free

ages: All

Join us for a Seattle tradition: a ripping good telling of the classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge, the curmudgeonly businessman who requires the intervention of a few spectral guides to understand the true meaning of Christmas and life. Well over a century after its writing, Dickens' classic tale of hope and redemption continues to remind us what's really worth celebrating—at the holidays, or any time!

A Christmas Carol

when: Select dates Nov. 28 through Dec. 28, 2014 at various times

where: Downtown Seattle, ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle, Wa

cost: $59-74

ages: All

Happy HOWLoween! Celebrate the weekend festivities with us at Seattle Humane. We are offering free black cat and kitten adoptions all weekend long! And we will also have special human treats along with cat and dog treats! Come join the fun at Seattle Humane!

Black Cat Friday

when: Nov 28 at 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

where: Factoria , Seattle Humane Society, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue , Wa

cost: Free

ages: All

Westlake Carousel

A Christmas Story’s Holiday Carousel

when: Nov 28 - Jan 1 at various times (see listing)

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

cost: $3 suggested donation per person

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: Nov 28 - Dec 30 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

cost: $7.25-8.25

ages: 10 mos-10

Join us for Santa’s arrival on the Plaza next to Regal Cinemas. Music by Grand Ridge Elementary School Chorus. All are welcome for this free, family event!

Welcome Santa to Grand Ridge Plaza

when: Nov 28 at 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

where: Issaquah Highlands, Grand Ridge Plaza - Next to Regal Cinemas, 1451 Highlands Dr. N.E., Issaquah , Wa

cost: Free

ages: All

A Christmas Story The Musical

A Christmas Story, The Musical

when: Nov 28 - Dec 30 at various times (see listing)

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

cost: $29 & up

ages: 5 & up

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Dick Whittington and His Cat

when: Nov 28 - Dec 21 at various times (see listing)

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

cost: $25-36

ages: All

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Santa’s Grand Arrival Parade & Tree Lighting Event

when: Nov 28 at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

where: Bellevue, Bellevue Way, 575 Bellevue Square , Bellevue, Wa

cost: Free

ages: All

Saturday, November 29

Argosy Christmas Ship

Greet the Season

when: Nov 29 at 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

where: South Lake Union, MOHAI, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle, Wa

cost: Free; regular admission to Museum

ages: All

Join us for a Seattle tradition: a ripping good telling of the classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge, the curmudgeonly businessman who requires the intervention of a few spectral guides to understand the true meaning of Christmas and life. Well over a century after its writing, Dickens' classic tale of hope and redemption continues to remind us what's really worth celebrating—at the holidays, or any time!

A Christmas Carol

when: Select dates Nov. 28 through Dec. 28, 2014 at various times

where: Downtown Seattle, ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle, Wa

cost: $59-74

ages: All