November 30 + December 1-2, 2012

Redmond Lights Winter Festival
SAT Redmond Centennial Celebration. Enjoy festivities, food, and entertainment from Redmond’s past, present and future. This once in a lifetime event will feature Cultural entertainment, kids activities, a Holiday Craft Market, and Interactive Historical Displays. Fun for the whole family. Map

Christmas Ship onshore viewing
FRI-SUN See the lighted and decorated Christmas ship and listen to the live choir. See detailed schedule for onshore viewing times.
o 8:00-8:20 Gene Coulon Park
o 8:50-9:10 Newport Yacht Club
o 7:10-7:30 Kirkland Marina Park
o 8:25-8:40 Gas Works Park
o 5:40-6:00 Ferdinand Street Park
o 6:15-6:35 Stan Sayres Park
o 6:45-7:05 Mt. Baker Beach

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

Bainbridge Island Studio Tour
FRI-SUN Juried art show features works by local artists. At various locations on Bainbridge Island. Location map Ferry Schedule

Festival of Trees
SAT-SUN Nearly 70 elaborately decorated Evergreen trees and holiday decor. Games and crafts for kids. Festival benefits Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. Directions & Parking

Holiday Festivals
THRU Jan 13
o Seattle Center Winterfest [Map]
o Bellevue Magic Season [Map]
o Bellevue Botanical Garden d’Lights [Map]
o Woodland Park Zoo Wildlights [Map]
o Christmas Ship Festival
o Gingerbread Village [Map]
o Clam Lights [Map]
o Issaquah Reindeer Festival [ Map]
o Point Defiance Zoolights [Map]

Ski Areas Open
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2 responses to “November 30 + December 1-2, 2012

  1. Do you have any suggestions for the best places to buy a Christmas tree?

    • There are many places to get a live tree but not all are equal. I’ll break it down by cost vs quality. If you’re on a budget, many grocery stores have ok Douglas Fir trees for under $30. If you want a bit nicer tree such as Blue Spruce, there are temporary tree lots all around town that can set you up for a little more money. Be aware some will ask you to buy a tree stand from them too. If you want the best in freshness, visit one of several tree farms in the area. I’ve been happy with the Red Wood Christmas Tree Farm (13925 Woodinville-Redmond road, Redmond). If you want a little bit more adventure drive out to Fall City Farms where you can select and cut your own tree. For the lowest cost on U-Cut (and the ultimate adventure in trekking through wet woods), you can also get a permit to cut on State or National Forest Lands.


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