December 13-15, 2019

Santa’s Fly-In at the Museum of Flight
SAT A day of holiday events lands at the Museum with the airplane arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus! The jolly couple will hear children’s’ wishes in the Museum, with music from The Boeing Concert Orchestra, the Boeing Band, and special guests Caspar Babypants. Outdoor event FREE, indoor events included with Museum admission. Map
(www.museumofflight.org)

Christmas Ship onshore viewing
See the lighted and decorated Christmas ship and listen to the live choir. Some shore viewing sites will have bonfires(*).
FRI: Parade of Boats night
o 7:20 Lake Union Parade of Boats Show (center of Lake Union)
o 8:10* Fremont Cut (rolling show)
SAT:
o 2:10* Hyatt Regency Lake Washington
o 3:05* Seward Park
o 7:45* Mt. Baker Beach
o 8:15* Stan Sayres Park
o 8:50* Ferdinand Street Park
SUN:
o 2:30* Pritchard Island Beach Park
o 8:15* Newcastle Beach Park
(www.argosycruises.com)

Enchant Christmas
THRU DEC 29 The world’s largest light maze, ice skating trail, photos with Santa, shopping, food, entertainment and more at at the T-Mobile Park in Seattle. Map
(enchantchristmas.com)

Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival
FRI-SUN Musical performances, strolling carolers, costumed Christmas characters, Bavarian themed dining and shopping, and more. In Leavenworh. Map
(www.leavenworth.org)

Gingerbread Village
THRU JAN 01 Opening weekend for the larger than life gingerbread creations inspired by scenes from your favorite wizarding world. In the Sheraton Seattle Hotel lobby. Through Jan 1. Map
(www.sheratonseattle.com)

Swansons Nursery Reindeer Festival
THRU DEC 24 Holiday decorations, visiting reindeer, model train display, more. At Swansons Nursery in Ballard. Map
(www.swansonsnursery.com)

Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks
FRI-SAT Strong annual meteor shower centered on the constellation Gemini. Look to the southwestern sky to the left and above Orion.

December 6-8, 2019

Redmond Lights Winter Festival
SAT-SUN This winter festival event honors holiday spirit and reflects Redmond’s diversity. Map
(www.redmondlights.com)

Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Competition
FRI Dozens of caroling teams compete with all donations to benefit the Pike Market Senior Center and downtown food bank. 6 to 8:30pm at Westlake Park. Map
(www.pikemarketseniorcenter.org)

Christmas Ship Choir onshore viewing
See the lighted and decorated Christmas ship and listen to the live choir. Some shore viewing sites will have bonfires(*).
SAT:
o 2:00* Duwamish Waterway Park
o 3:05 Don Armeni Park
o 8:05 Pomeroy Park Port Orchard
o 9:25* Elliott Bay Marina
SUN:
o 6:50* Skansie Brothers Park Gig Harbor
o 7:55 Jack Hyde Park Tacoma
(www.argosycruises.com)

Enchant Christmas
THRU DEC 29 The world’s largest light maze, ice skating trail, photos with Santa, shopping, food, entertainment and more at at the T-Mobile Park in Seattle. Map
(enchantchristmas.com)

Victorian Country Christmas
WED-SUN Victorian themed commercial exhibition with 560 holiday shops, gourmet food and wine tasting. At the Puyallup Fair and Events Center in Puyallup. Map
(www.avictoriancountrychristmas.com)

Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival
FRI-SUN Musical performances, strolling carolers, costumed Christmas characters, Bavarian themed dining and shopping, and more. In Leavenworh. Map
(www.leavenworth.org)

Gingerbread Village
THRU JAN 01 Opening weekend for the larger than life gingerbread creations inspired by scenes from your favorite wizarding world. In the Sheraton Seattle Hotel lobby. Through Jan 1. Map
(www.sheratonseattle.com)

Phinney Neighborhood Winter Festival
SAT-SUN Crafts Fair with 120 artists and makers, all-day entertainment on two stages, a quilt raffle, a bake sale and lunch items. Map
(www.phinneycenter.org)

Swansons Nursery Reindeer Festival
THRU DEC 24 Holiday decorations, visiting reindeer, model train display, more. At Swansons Nursery in Ballard. Map
(www.swansonsnursery.com)

Celebrations Holiday Home Tour
FRI Tour unique Eastside homes decorated for the holidays. Proceeds benefit Eastside Assistance League. Map
(www.aleastside.org)

Nov 28 – Dec 1, 2019

Thanksgiving Holiday
THU An American tradition of giving thanks.

Holiday Displays & Festivals
Open Now
o Swansons Nursery Reindeer Festival [Map]
o Enchanted Christmas at T-Mobile Park [Map]
o Festival of Trees [Map]
o Gingerbread Village [Map]
Opening Friday
o The Lights of Christmas at Warm Beach [Map]
o Bellevue Downtown Ice Skating Rink [Map]
o Bellevue Snowflake Lane [Map]
o Seattle Center Winterfest [Map]
o Woodland Park Zoo Wildlights [Map]
o Point Defiance Zoolights [Map]
Opening Saturday
o Bellevue Botanical Garden d’Lights [Map]

Search for more holiday displays

Christmas Ship Choir onshore viewing
Watch the lighted and decorated Christmas ship and listen to the live choir. Some shore viewing sites will have bonfires(*)
FRI:
o 7:25* Lowman Beach Park
o 8:10* Alki Beach Park
SAT:
o 12:35 Seattle Waterfront (rolling show)
o 1:55 Myrtle Edwards Park
o 7:30* Waterfront Park (Bainbridge Island)
o 8:40 Salty’s on Alki
SUN:
o 2:10 West Point Lighthouse (Discovery Park)
o 7:30* Carkeek Park
o 8:10* Golden Gardens Park
(www.argosycruises.com)

Enchant Christmas
THRU DEC 29 The world’s largest light maze, ice skating trail, photos with Santa, shopping, food, entertainment and more at at the T-Mobile Park in Seattle. Map
(enchantchristmas.com)

Gingerbread Village
THRU JAN 01 Opening weekend for the larger than life gingerbread creations inspired by scenes from your favorite wizarding world. In the Sheraton Seattle Hotel lobby. Through Jan 1. Map
(www.sheratonseattle.com)

Seattle Children’s Festival of Trees
THRU DEC 04 Decorated, themed trees on display at Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle. Tree sales benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital. Map
(www.seattlefestivaloftrees.com)

Swansons Nursery Reindeer Festival
THRU DEC 24 Holiday decorations, visiting reindeer, model train display, more. At Swansons Nursery in Ballard. Map
(www.swansonsnursery.com)

State Parks Free Day
FRI Saturday is a State Park “free day” and the Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park. In honor of Autumn Day. Find a Park
(www.parks.wa.gov)

November 22-24, 2019

Enchant Christmas
FRI-DEC 29 The world’s largest light maze, ice skating trail, photos with Santa, shopping, food, entertainment and more at at the T-Mobile Park in Seattle. Map
(enchantchristmas.com)

Seattle Children’s Festival of Trees
SAT-DEC 04 Decorated, themed trees on display at Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle. Tree sales benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital. Map
(www.seattlefestivaloftrees.com)

Gingerbread Village
SAT-JAN 01 Opening weekend for the larger than life gingerbread creations inspired by scenes from your favorite wizarding world. In the Sheraton Seattle Hotel lobby. Through Jan 1. Map
(www.sheratonseattle.com)

Urban Craft Uprising Food Show
SAT Shop for innovative, local treats and cooking ingrediants as well as handmade kitchenware. At Magnuson Park in Seattle. Map
(gobbleupnorthwest.com)

Woodland Park Zoo Turkey Toss
SAT The zoo’s carnivores chow down on raw, store-prepared turkeys at the annual Turkey Toss. Map
(www.zoo.org)

Swansons Nursery Reindeer Festival
THRU DEC 24 Holiday decorations, visiting reindeer, model train display, more. At Swansons Nursery in Ballard. Map
(www.swansonsnursery.com)

November 15-18, 2019

Seattle International Auto Show
THU-SUN See and compare hundreds of new models including new electrics & hybrids, exotics and classic muscle cars. At Centurylink Field Events Center. Directions
(www.seattleautoshow.com)

Winter Beer Taste: Stranger Beers
SAT Local craft beers and ciders, pub snacks, homemade treats and an auction of unique beer paraphernalia. At the Phinney Center in Seattle. Map
(www.phinneycenter.org)

Puget Sound Artists Gift Show
SAT High-quality, artist-made items. Each purchase supports the local art community. At Artworks in Edmonds. Map

Leonid meteor shower peaks
SAT-SUN The annual Leonid meteor shower will be at it’s peak. Find a clear spot away from urban lights and look to the northern sky around the constellation Leo. Wikipedia

November 8-11, 2019

Veteran’s Day
MON Celebrated around the world as the end of WWI, and in the US in honor of veterans of all wars.

Auburn Veteran’s Day Parade
SAT One of the largest Veterans Day Parades west of the Mississippi with honor guards, veteran units and military fly-over starting at 9am in downtown Auburn. Map
(www.auburnwa.gov)

Farewell Glitter Sale at Seattle Goodwill
SAT-SUN Final charity celebration of all that is glitzy and glamorous! Shop the Seattle store for formal dresses, fancy gowns, cocktail dresses and designer wear, and choose from our amazing selection of accessories and fabulous jewelry. At the Seattle Goodwill Store. Map
(www.seattlegoodwill.org)

Northwest Chocolate Festival
SAT-SUN Chocolate Lovers Unite! The Top Show For Artisan Chocolate in North America today. At the Pier 91 Smith Cove Cruise Terminal Map
(www.nwchocolate.com)

Best of the Northwest Art & Fine Craft Show
FRI-SUN Annual Art & Fine Craft show featuring local artisans at Magnuson Park. Map
(www.nwartalliance.com)

Hmong New Year Celebration
SAT Live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods, games, and a lively marketplace representing the people from the hilltops of China, Laos, and Thailand. At the Pacific Science Center. Map More Festál
(www.seattlecenter.com)

Oddmall Winterfest
SAT-SUN Entertainment and shopping for curious things at the bazaar of the bizarre. At the Evergreen State Fairgrounds. Map
(oddmall.co)

North Pole at the Fair
SAT Opening weekend. Santa’s house with office, library full of children’s books, Mrs. Claus Candy Store, kids crafts, holiday movies and Santa photos through December at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup. Map
( www.northpoleatthefair.com)

National Parks Free Entrance Days
MON Free admission at Mount Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park and all other National parks. In celebration of Veterans Day. Find a Park
(www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/fee-free-parks.htm)

State Parks Free Day
MON Saturday is a State Park “free day” and the Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park. In honor of Veterans Day. Find a Park
(www.parks.wa.gov)

Oct 31-Nov 3, 2019

Safe Halloween Trick-or-Treats
THU

Seattle Restaurant Week
THRU NOV 07 Participating local restaurants are serving up three-course dinners for a bargain price, and many also offer two-course lunches as well. Map
(srw.seattletimes.com)

Mexican Dia de Muertos
SAT-SUN A Mexican Celebration to Remember Our Departed featuring live performances, spectacular sand paintings, special hands-on activities, foods, face painting and exquisite rituals. Create sugar skulls and paper skeletons, explore community altars and march in a musical procession to remember the dead.
Map More Festál
(www.seattlecenter.com)

Kenmore Camera Digital Photo Expo
SAT-SUN Photography exhibit, seminars, manufacturers representatives. At the Lynnwood Convention Center. Map
(www.kenmorecamera.com)

Dia de los Muertos Festival
SAT-SUN Mexican holiday honoring loved ones who have died by bringing them to life with colorful traditions. At the Seattle Center. Map More Festal
(www.seattlecenter.com)

Fall Polish Bazaar
SAT-SUN Celebrating Polish cultural traditions with traditional food, crafts and more. At the Polish Cultural Center in Seattle. Map
(www.polishhome.org)

Daylight Savings Ends
SUN Set your clocks back one hour Saturday night