Explore: Seattle’s WaterfrontSeattle kids, things to do with kids in Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond

Once again, you overdid it with the fruitcake and eggnog, and the kids have set an all-time record on how quickly they’ve tired of their gifts. Sounds like everyone needs an outing. Destination? Pier-hopping on Seattle’s Waterfront. Friday is the kickoff for The Winter Fishtival at the Seattle Aquarium, Pier 59, where kids can do crafts, hear stories and learn about the aquarium’s various sea animals in a special program. Afterward, hit the Carousel at Seattle Waterfront Arcade, on Pier 57, where you can also play a game of Ice Ball and get a family pic in one of the vintage photo machines. Feed the entire nest at Red Robin on Pier 55, where can also visit Frankly Sweets for a take-home goody bag of saltwater taffy. Or, head to Pier 54 for a steamin’ bowl of chowder from the historic Ivar’s Original Acres of Clams. A final gift this holiday weekend: waterfront parking is free on Saturday and Sunday at Watermark Garage (1108 Western Ave.) and Hillclimb Court Garage (1422 Alaskan Way).

More to Explore:

Downtown Redmond

Downtown Bellevue/ Bellevue Magic

34th Street in Madrona

Downtown Woodinville

Downtown Magnolia

Downtown Ballard

Wallingford’s 45th St.

Bainbridge Island/Downtown Winslow