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

October 25-27, 2019

Seattle Restaurant Week
SUN-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)

Woodland Park Zoo Pumpkin Bash and Trick-or-Treating
SAT-SUN Pumpkins for the animals, trick-or-treating, and more are in store for little goblins and ghosts. Map
(www.zoo.org)

The Museum of Fright!
SUN Treats, spooky aviation-themed ghost stories, kids crafts and games at the Museum of Flight. Map
(http://www.museumofflight.org)

Remodeled Home Tour
SAT-SUN Homeowners throughout the greater Seattle area are opening their doors to showcase their professionally remodeled homes, including whole-house remodels, master bedroom suites, kitchen transformations and more!
(remodeltour.com)

Kirkland Zombie Wine Walk
FRI A 21+ event of local wineries offered at downtown Kirkland businesses and commences at The Heathman Hotel, Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland. Map
(kirklandchamber.org)

October 18-20, 2019

Leavenworth Oktoberfest 3rd Weekend
FRI-SAT Free transportation in Leavenworth, live music, Bavarian food, arts and crafts, and activities for the whole family. Oktoberfest in Leavenworth is the next best thing to being in Munich!
Map
(www.leavenworthoktoberfest.com)

Bothell Underground Beer Festival
SAT beer from dozens of breweries with food for sale at Bothell Underground Beer Festival in the garage at Bothell City Hall. Map
(cm.bothellkenmorechamber.org)

TurkFest
SAT-SUN Celebration of Turkish culture with a variety of traditional and contemporary food, music, dance, art, and kids activities. At the Seattle Center Armory..
Map More Festál
(www.seattlecenter.com)

Bellevue Collection Festival of Lights
SAT Celebrate the Hindu holiday Diwali, also known as The Festival of Lights, with Indian dance performances (both Bollywood & traditional), henna artists, craft making, and Indian sweets at Bellevue Square. Map
(www.bellevuecollection.com)

Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival
THU-SUN Holiday shopping for decorations, gifts, arts & crafts plus Santa, entertainment and local chefs at the Tacoma Dome. Map
(www.holidaygiftshows.com)

Orionid meteor shower peaks
SAT-SUN The annual Orionid meteor shower will be at it’s weekend peak Wikipedia