This weekend, we’re kicking off 2015 with a bang. For starters, we have a fish-tastic event at the Seattle Aquarium, an interactive story time, and an activity for LEGO buffs. We also have a dazzling light display, a festive (and bright!) ice skating party, and a weekend adventure for Elsa and Anna wannabes. If you haven’t visited Holiday with Lights at Wild Waves Theme Park, don’t fret. Through Sunday, enjoy more than 25 rides, special holiday attractions, light displays and the magic of Toyland.
photo: Redmond Town Center
A Winter Fishtival at the Aquarium
Take your crew to the Seattle Aquarium for tons of family fun. Enjoy hands-on activities, special talks, and opportunities to learn more about the care and feeding of the Aquarium’s fish, birds, tidepool animals and marine mammals. Mon.-Sun., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Seattle. $14.95 to $21.95 (under 3 and members free). All ages. Event details.
Small Frye: Sorytelling + Art
During this special event, play with the storytellers from Seattle Children’s Theatre as they weave together an imaginative narrative and a dramatic book reading. Then sculpt, draw, collage, and paint with Frye art educators. Fri., 10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Seattle. Free. Online registration required. Ages 3 to 5. Event details.
Take your LEGO-loving kiddos to the West Seattle or Douglas-Truth Public Library for lots of LEGO building fun. Take the building challenge or create something super-cool from your own imagination. Sat., 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sun., 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Seattle. Free. Sat. ages 5-12; Sun. all ages. Event details.
This is your last week to enjoy the dazzling winter wonderland of twinkling lights at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Grab the stroller and take the Littles on a holiday journey filled with three-dimensional flowers, shrubs, and animal characters. Insider Tip: Avoid the long lines at the gate by purchasing your tickets online. Mon.-Sat., 4:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Bellevue. $5 (10 and under free). Tickets required. All ages. Event details.
New Year’s Day Glow in the Dark Skating Party (pictured)
Kick off 2015 at RTC’s first-ever Glow in the Dark Skating Party complete with glow in the dark bracelets, glow sticks and necklaces. The DJ will liven up the rink with freeze skate games and top-forty music and there will be yummy New Year’s treats to enjoy as well as fluorescent face painting and nail polish. Thurs., 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Redmond. $5/person. Ages 5 & older. Event details.
Frozen-Themed Winter Dance Camp
Do you want to build a snowman? Spend your last weekend of winter break with Evergreen City Ballet. At this special camp, become Elsa and Anna through Frozen-themed music, dance and craft projects and bring the popular movie to life. Fri.-Sun., 9 a.m.-noon or 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Renton. $150 ($25 registration fee for non-registered students). Registration required. Ages 3 to 8. Event details.
What fun things to you have planned for the first weekend of 2015? Will you be enjoying some of the activities we mentioned above? Leave us a comment below.
— Kristina Moy