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Monday, December 22

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Sheraton Seattle Gingerbread Village

when: Dec 22 - Jan 5

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

cost: Free (donations accepted for JDRF Northwest Chapter)

ages: All

Teddy Bear Suite - Fairmont Olympic Hotel - Seattle

Teddy Bear Suite

when: Dec 22 - 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

Simply present your Bank of America debit or credit card, or your Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® card, at the ice arena to receive two free skate admissions and skate rentals at the Magic Season Ice Arena presented by Bank of America and Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® card (a $24 value). Limit of two admissions per person and limited to skate availability. Visit bankofamerica.com to apply for a Bank of America credit, debit, or Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® card. For more information visit BellevueDowntown.com or call 4254531223

Free Skate Mondays

when: every Monday at 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

where: Bellevue, Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. 4th St., Bellevue , Wa

cost: Free

ages: All

swanson's nursery reindeer festival

Reindeer Festival @ Swanson’s Nursery

when: Dec 22 - 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

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Seattle Center Winterfest

when: Dec 22 - 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

Come celebrate the magic of the holidays! Along with the iconic carousel and new Alaska Airlines Winter Village, the Seattle Children’s Research Institute Discovery Corner is sure to have the little ones singing Fa-la-la-la-la. Escape from rainy holiday shopping and step inside the Winter Village to enjoy the free Children’s Discovery Corner. Children’s Research will have 3 iPads available, equipped with educational games and more! Yummy snacks will also be provided by Luna Bar. Each weekday from 11am to 1:30pm the Discovery Center will host special activities from Seattle favorites. Activities in the Discovery Corner will range from holiday fun with the Seattle Aquarium and Ride the Ducks, arts & crafts with Seattle Art Museum, scientific experiments with Children’s Research and The Pacific Science Center, story time with Seattle Public Library and more!

Children’s Discovery Corner

when: Dec 22 - Dec 31 at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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

cost: Free

ages: 2-15

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 22 - 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

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Ride the Ducks Holiday Lights Tour

when: Dec 22 - Dec 30 at various times (see listing)

where: Downtown Seattle , Westlake Center, Pine St. between 3rd Ave. & 7th Ave., Seattle , Wa

cost: $7-15 (2 & under $1)

ages: All

Celebrating 40 years of the Northwest Boychoir! The Northwest Boychoir celebrates its popular holiday tradition with the presentation of the 2014 Festival of Lessons & Carols concert series featuring eight regional performances. These holiday concerts showcase the 90-member combined chorus of the Northwest Boychoir and Vocalpoint! Seattle. Patterned after the Christmas Eve observance at King’s College in Cambridge, England, A Festival of Lessons & Carols has become a holiday tradition for thousands of families in the Puget Sound region. This classical performance consists of nine holiday readings, each followed by a traditional carol performed by the choir, and another carol sung by the choir and audience.

A Festival of Lessons & Carols

when: Dec. 12-14 & 19-23, 2014 at various times

where: Seattle, Various locations (see listing) , Seattle, Wa

cost: $10-$25

ages: 5 & up

Northwest holiday tradition, The Lights of Christmas features over one million lights in creative display plus five entertainment stages, children’s activities, gifts, food, overnight packages, and more, for the entire family! This one-of-a-kind holiday extravaganza, that stretches across approximately 15 acres, with seven uniquely themed areas. Location and Cost: Warm Beach Camp, 20800 Marine Drive, Stanwood; $15 adults, $12 seniors and military, $10 ages 4-12, and 3 and under are free.

The Lights of Christmas

when: Dec 22 - Dec 30 at 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

where: Warm Beach, Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center, 20800 Marine Dr. , Stanwood, Wa

cost: $10-15 (3 and under free)

ages: All

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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

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Santa and Holiday Events at The Shops at the Bravern

when: Various dates in Nov. & Dec., 2014

where: Bellevue , The Shops at the Bravern, 11111 N.E. 8th St., Bellevue, Wa

ages: All

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Santa Express

when: Saturdays & Sundays Nov. 29-Dec. 22, 2014 at 10 a.m., 12:45 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.

where: Elbe, Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad, 54124 Mountain Hwy. E., Elbe, Wa

cost: $15-31 (2 & under free)

ages: All

Chaplin’s Bellevue Subaru Ice Arena – Bellevue Downtown Park

Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena

when: Dec 22 - 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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Winter Celebration & Animal Enrichment

when: Sat.-Mon., Dec. 13-15 & 20-22, 2014 at 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

where: Phinney Ridge , Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle, Wa

cost: Free with admission or membership

ages: All

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Visit with Santa’s Reindeer

when: Dec 22 - 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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Snowflake Lane

when: Dec 22 - 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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Holiday with Lights at Wild Waves Theme Park

when: Select dates Dec. 5, 2014-Jan. 4, 2015 at 5 p.m.

where: Federal Way , Wild Waves Theme Park , 36201 Enchanted Pkwy. S., Federal Way , Wa

cost: $9.99/person if purchased online

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: Dec 22 - 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

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Watch the Snow Fall at Pacific Place

when: Dec 22 - Dec 31 at 6 p.m.

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

cost: Free

ages: All

November 28 through December 31, 2014 Don't miss this holiday festival filled with community events and family activities designed to delight and entertain throughout the season. Geared for kids and the young at heart, enjoy the magic of the season with a twirl on the skating rink and a spirited ride on our holiday train and horse carousel. Browse through our first Winter Market, a collection of local artisans, food vendors and craftspeople. Santa will be in town to meet and take family holiday photos. Enjoy the sounds of the season with special community performances throughout December. Thank you to our Title Sponsor, Swedish.

Seize the Season at Redmond Town Center

when: Dec 22 - Dec 31 at 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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

cost: Costs vary per activity

ages: All

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Ivar’s Clam Lights

when: Dec 22 - 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

Westlake Carousel

A Christmas Story’s Holiday Carousel

when: Dec 22 - 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

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Every Day is Caturday in December

when: Dec 22 - Dec 31 at 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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

cost: Free

ages: All

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WildLights

when: Dec 22 - 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

A Christmas Story The Musical

A Christmas Story, The Musical

when: Dec 22 - 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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Winter Break Camp at SJCC

when: Weekdays Dec. 22, 2014-Jan. 2, 2015

where: Mercer Island, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way, Mercer Island , Wa

cost: $60-70

ages: PreK-5th grade

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Garden d’Lights

when: Dec 22 - Jan 3 at 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

where: Downtown Bellevue , Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue , Wa

cost: $5 (10 & under free)

ages: All

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Gingerbread House Competition & Display

when: Dec 22 - 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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Issaquah Reindeer Festival

when: Dec 22 - Dec 23 at 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

where: Cougar Mountain , Cougar Mountain Zoo., 19525 S.E. 54th St., Issaquah, Wa

cost: $10-14 (under 2 free)

ages: All

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Point Defiance Zoolights

when: Dec 22 - 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

Tuesday, December 23

swanson's nursery reindeer festival

Reindeer Festival @ Swanson’s Nursery

when: Dec 23 - 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

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Issaquah Reindeer Festival

when: Dec 23 - Dec 23 at 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

where: Cougar Mountain , Cougar Mountain Zoo., 19525 S.E. 54th St., Issaquah, Wa

cost: $10-14 (under 2 free)

ages: All

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Scuba Diving Santa

when: Dec 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 and 23, 2014 at 6 p.m.

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

cost: Included with Zoolights admission

ages: All

mary poppins village theatre

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: Dec 23 - 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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