November 27-30, 2014

Thanksgiving Holiday
THU A uniqely American tradition of giving thanks.

Macy’s Holiday Parade
FRI A Holiday Tradition in Downtown Seattle as the parade makes it’s way through the streets followed by the official arrival of Santa Claus. Map

Black Friday Sales
FRI The day after Thanksgiving is known for store sales and discounts. So-called because this is the day that retailers hope to put their balance sheets in the black.

Holiday Displays and Festivals
FRI-DEC 31 Holiday festivals opening this weekend include:
o Seattle Center Winterfest [Map]
o Bellevue Magic Season [Map]
o Bellevue Botanical Garden d’Lights [Map]
o Woodland Park Zoo Wildlights [Map]
o Gingerbread Village [Map]
o Issaquah Reindeer Festival [ Map]
o Point Defiance Zoolights [Map]
o Lights of Christmas at Warm Beach [ Map]

Ski Areas Open
FRI Due to the past week’s snowfall, some ski areas will be opening on Friday. Click here for latest ski report. (For your safety please check the current pass report and have the appropriate legal traction devices when travelling in mountain passes.)

Snoqualmie Santa Train
FRI-SUN Board the Museum’s railway at the North Bend Depot for a 20 minute, 3.5-mile trip to Snoqualmie. Once in Snoqualmie, they will enter the restored and seasonally decorated 1890-built Snoqualmie Depot for a visit with Santa Claus, cookies and hot cocoa. North Bend Depot Map

Greet the Season at Lake Union Park
SAT Festive music and family-friendly crafts and activities all day followed by the launch of the Argosy Christmas Ship Festival! – at Lake Union Park, the Center for Wooden Boats, and MOHAI. Map

Magic in the Market
SAT Entertainment, food and a holiday concert & Santa followed by a tree-lighting ceremony at Pike Place Market. Map

Christmas Ship onshore viewing
See the lighted and decorated Christmas ship and listen to the live choir.
o 7:15-7:35 MOHAI (S Lake Union)
o 8:05-8:50 Seattle Yacht Club
o 8:40-9:00 Westward Restaurant and Little Gull Grocery
o 5:10-5:30 Kirkland Marina Park
o 6:25-6:45 Gas Works Park

Festival of Trees
THRU DEC 03 The annual event to benefit Seattle Children’s with decorated, themed trees on display at Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle. Map

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