Tag Archives: Christmas Ship onshore viewing

December 18-20, 2015

Christmas Ship onshore viewing
FRI-SUN
See the lighted and decorated Christmas ship and listen to the live choir.
FRI: Parade of Boats night
o 7:30-7:45 Fisherman’s Terminal (NW Dock)
o 8:05-8:25
Fremont Cut

o 8:40-9:00
Westward Restaurant and Little Gull Grocery

SAT:
o 4:00-4:20 O. O. Denny Park
o 8:25-8:45 Juanita Beach Park
o 9:25-9:45 Tracy Owen Station Park
SUN:
o 3:40-4:00 Kirkland Marina Park
o 4:40-5:00 Madison Park
o 9:35-9:55 Madrona Beach Park
(www.argosycruises.com)

Snoqualmie Santa Train
FRI-SAT 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
(www.trainmuseum.org)

Renegade Holiday Craft Sale
SAT-SUN Browse local artists and finish up your holiday shopping at this one-stop crafts and vintage goods extravaganza. Workshops, food trucks and entertainment. At Magnuson Park. Map
(http://www.renegadecraft.com/)

December 12-14, 2014

Holiday Displays and Festivals
THRU DEC 31
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]

Christmas Ship onshore viewing
See the lighted and decorated Christmas ship flotilla and listen to the live choir from the shore.
FRI:
o 8:00-8:20 Blue Ridge
o 8:35-8:55 Carkeek Park
SAT:
o 8:15-8:35 Seattle Aquarium/Great Wheel
o 9:35-9:55 Winslow Waterfront Beach
SUN:
o 5:00-5:20 Museum of Glass – Tacoma
o 6:35-6:55 Gig Harbor
(www.argosycruises.com)

Santa’s Landing Party 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 and the Boeing Band. Family workshops will be offered at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Santa will arrive by air at 11:45 a.m. and will be available to meet children until 4 p.m. Map
(www.museumofflight.org)

MEHVA Santa’s Lights Tour
SAT Santa Claus takes time out from his busy schedule at the North Pole for a 3-hour tour of Seattle’s best Christmas lights. Buses depart at 7 p.m. from 2nd Ave. S. and S. Main St., across from the Seattle Fire Department Headquarters. Map
(www.mehva.org)

December 5-7, 2014

Holiday Displays and Festivals
THRU DEC 31
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]

Christmas Ship onshore viewing
See the lighted and decorated Christmas ship and listen to the live choir.
FRI:
o 8:00-8:20 Gene Coulon Park
SAT:
o 4:20-4:40 Medina Beach Park
o 5:30-5:50 Houghton Beach
o 9:45-10:05 Matthew Beach Park
SUN:
o 5:40-6:00 Ferdinand Street Park
o 6:15-6:35 Stan Sayres Park
o 6:45-7:05 Mt. Baker Beach
(www.argosycruises.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. 5pm to 8:30pm at Westlake Park. Map
(www.pikemarketseniorcenter.org)

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

Redmond Lights Winter Festival
SAT Celebrates Redmond’s diverse holiday traditions, cultures, and faiths with musical entertainment, refreshments, and fun activities for the whole family. In downtown Redmond. Map
(redmondlights.com)

Mary Bridge 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
(www.multicare.org)

Phinney Neighborhood Winter Festival
SAT-SUN Crafts Fair with 115 artists and vendors, hundreds of musicians and dancers, live ongoing entertainment on two stages, a quilt raffle, a bake sale and lunch items. Map
(www.phinneycenter.org)

Burien Winterfest
SAT Free horse and carriage rides, hay rides, hot treats and in-store specials. Map
(www.discoverburien.com)

Kent Winterfest
SAT Kids Santa Parade and Tree Lighting with music and free hot apple cider, hot chocolate and popcorn. Map
(www.kentlionsclub.org)

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)

December 13-15, 2013

Christmas Ship onshore viewing
See the lighted and decorated Christmas ship and listen to the live choir. Many onshore viewing locations have bonfires.
FRI:
o 7:15-7:35 Shilshole Bay
o 8:00-8:20 Blue Ridge
o 8:35-8:55 Carkeek Park
SAT:
o 4:20-4:40 Medina
o 5:30-5:50 Houghton Beach
o 8:55-9:15 Sheridan Beach Club
o 9:45-10:05 Matthew Beach Park
SUN:
o 5:15-5:35 Carillon Point
o 6:25-6:45 Meydenbauer Bay
(www.argosycruises.com)

MEHVA Santa’s Lights Tour
SAT Santa Claus takes time out from his busy schedule at the North Pole for a 3-hour tour of Seattle’s best Christmas lights. Buses depart at 7 p.m. from 2nd Ave. S. and S. Main St., across from the Seattle Fire Department Headquarters. Map
(www.mehva.org)

Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks
FRI-SAT This is one of the best meteor showers of the year and never seems to disappoint observers.

December 6-8, 2013

Christmas Ship onshore viewing
FRI-SUN See the lighted and decorated Christmas ship flotilla and listen to the live choir from the shore. Most viewing spots will have bonfires.
FRI:
o 8:00-8:20 Gene Coulon Park
o 8:50-9:10 Newport Yacht Club
SAT:
o 4:20-4:40 Lowman Beach Park
o 5:10-5:30 Alki Beach Park
o 8:15-8:35 Seattle Aquarium
o 9:35-9:55 Winslow Waterfront Beach
SUN:
o 5:00-5:20 Museum of Glass – Tacoma
o 6:20-6:40 Gig Harbor
(www.argosycruises.com)

Ivar’s Clam Lights Holiday Festival
FRI-DEC 31 Kickoff lighting display ceremony with entertainment at Gene Coulon Park in Renton. Map
(www.ivars.com)

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

Phinney Neighborhood Winter Festival
SAT-SUN Crafts Fair with 115 artists and vendors, hundreds of musicians and dancers, live ongoing entertainment on two stages, a quilt raffle, a bake sale and lunch items. Map
(www.phinneycenter.org)

Burien Winterfest
SAT Free horse and carriage rides, hay rides, hot treats and in-store specials. Map
(www.discoverburien.com)

Kent Winterfest
SAT Kids Santa Parade and Tree Lighting with music and free hot apple cider, hot chocolate and popcorn. Map
(www.kentlionsclub.org)

A Victorian Country Christmas
WED-SUN Commercial holiday gift festival with Victorian themed costumes, caroling and kids activities at the Puyallup Fair and Events Center. Map
(www.avictoriancountrychristmas.com)

December 21-23, 2012

Model Train Festival
FRI-JAN 01 Miniature villages transport you back to the days when the iron horse was king. At the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma. Map
(www.washingtonhistory.org)

Firwood Alpaca Farm Christmas Store
THRU DEC 30 You can feed the alpacas and shop for unique gifts made from alpaca fiber. Kids love these gentle animals. Located in Fife, about 30 min South of Seattle. Map
(www.firwoodfarmalpacas.com)

Christmas Ship onshore viewing
See the lighted and decorated Christmas ship and listen to the live choir. Last weekend.
FRI:
o 8:20-8:40 Magnuson Beach Park
SAT:
o 3:55-4:25 Kirkland Marina Park
o 4:55-5:15 Madison Park
o 9:35-9:55 Madrona Beach Park
SUN:
o 4:05-4:25 Yarrow Point Park
o 4:45-5:05 Waverly Beach Park
o 8:45-9:05 West Montlake Park
o 9:45-10:05 Gas Works Park Grand Finale
(www.argosycruises.com)

Holiday Displays and Festivals
o Holiday Lighting Displays
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 Firwood Alpaca Farm Christmas Store [Map]
o Point Defiance Zoolights [Map]
o Lights of Christmas at Warm Beach [ Map]

Ski Areas Open
Ski Areas
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)

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
(redmondlights.com)

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.
FRI:
o 8:00-8:20 Gene Coulon Park
o 8:50-9:10 Newport Yacht Club
SAT:
o 7:10-7:30 Kirkland Marina Park
o 8:25-8:40 Gas Works Park
SUN:
o 5:40-6:00 Ferdinand Street Park
o 6:15-6:35 Stan Sayres Park
o 6:45-7:05 Mt. Baker Beach
(www.argosycruises.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)

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

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
(www.multicare.org)

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
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)