In between all of the shopping-trimming-decorating madness, there’s lots of family fun to be had around the Emerald City. Consider: a holiday musical with lots of LOL moments, a super sweet event under the Needle and a rockin’ concert the whole fam will love. If you’re looking for a fun activity with rides, lights and plenty of holiday-themed excitement, head to Wild Waves Holiday with Lights and take in more than 25 rides and holiday-themed attractions. Scroll down to learn more and to see what other fun activities are happening around the Sound this weekend.

photo: Mount Baker Community Club


Great Figgy Pudding Competition
Now in its 32nd year, this annual caroling competition is not to be missed. Bundle up the kids and head downtown to see dozens of caroling teams sing throughout the streets of Seattle, competing for the number one spot, while raising money for the Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank. Fri. Event details.

CookieFest 2018
Take the fam to the Seattle Center for this sweet holiday event! This year’s CookieFest will feature thousands (and thousands!) of holiday-inspired treats baked by Seattle’s best pastry artisans. Choose a baker’s dozen (or two!) while the kids enjoy special activities. All proceeds from this event benefit the Seattle Milk Fund’s Child Care & Family Support Program. Sat. Event details.

Kindiependent Kids Rock Series (pictured)
This Saturday, put on your dancing shoes and enjoy the music of Eli Rosenblatt who will be singing about silly animals, love, friendship and freedom during the one-hour rock concert series. Sat. Event details.


Tree Lighting & Firehouse Munch
This annual tree lighting ceremony at Mercerdale Park will include lots of caroling and holiday merriment as well as arts and crafts, Santa photos, treats and musical entertainment at the Firehouse. Psst! Don’t forget to bring an unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots drive. Fri. Event details.


‘Twas the Night…
This hilarious spin on the familiar holiday poem is guaranteed to leave the whole fam in stitches. Join the Big Family and their menagerie (think: humans, mice, cats) as they await the coming of St. Nick while their home is invaded by carolers and dancing reindeer. Psst! This Studio East tradition includes new surprises each year, so get ready to expect the unexpected. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

Syd the Science Kid
In this latest StoryBook Theatre production, travel around the world and connect cultures with the ever-curious Syd the Solstice Kid. Syd wants answers. Why are the days so short in December? Where does the sun go? Join Syd and explore a collection of solstice legends and celebrations from around the world. Sat.-Sun. (weekends through Dec. 22). Event details.

—Kristina Moy


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