Home for the Holidays
FRI-SUN Festivities for all ages and hundreds of adoptable pets, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; fees waived through December on all cats and rabbits 1 year old and older, Seattle Humane Society, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-649-7563 or seattlehumane.org
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SAT Washington Swan Stewards information on snow geese that migrate to the Skagit Valley, 11 a.m. Saturday, Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; $5, reservations required (360-466-3821 or www.christiansonsnursery.com
Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center
SAT-SUN Information on bald eagles’ winter migration to the Upper Skagit, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through January, Howard Miller Steelhead County Park, Rockport (skagiteagle.org).
Hot Rod Holiday Bash Cruise-In
SAT Hot-rod cruise-in, vendors hosted by Bishops Car Club and Vintage Customs, noon Saturday, Vintage Customs, 2614 S. Washington St., Tacoma; free, Toys for Tots donations collected (www.facebook.com/hotrodholidaybash).
Cheers for Charity Pub Crawl benefiting Seattle Children’s
SAT Food and drink specials at four locations, raffles, costume contest, all proceeds to Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4 p.m. Saturday, starts at Amber, 2214 First Ave., Seattle; $27.37 (charitypubcrawl.eventbrite.com).
MMJ Charity Event
SAT Event supports CPN Institute/Cannabis Patient Network education and research, 8 p.m. Saturday, Northwest Cannabis Market, 2329 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; $10 (www.eventbrite.com/e/red-carpet-charity-ball-hosted-by-nw-cannabis-market-tickets-8080201099).
Walrus & Carpenter Picnic
SAT Nighttime low-tide walk, oyster eating, bonfire; benefits the Puget Sound Restoration Fund, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Taylor Shellfish Farms, 2182 Chuckanut Drive, Bow; $125 (www.restorationfund.org).
Emerald City Contra Dance
FRI Beginners’ workshop, 7 p.m., dance with live music and caller, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$8 (206-440-9839 or seattledance.org/contra/emerald.city.html
Sno-King International Folk Dance Club
SAT Folk-dancing holiday party with live music, potluck snacks, 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $5-$7 (425-385-2088 or sno-king.org
JuleFest Scandinavian Holiday Festival
SAT Scandinavian craft vendors, Swedish pancakes, bake sale, food, music, entertainment, children’s activities, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Santa Lucia program, 2 p.m. Saturday, Issaquah Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way, Issaquah; free (425-313-0193 or scandinavianfestivals.com).
Pike Place Market Atrium Kitchen Chef Series
FRI-DEC. 20 Celebrating the opening of the new Atrium Kitchen with free cooking demos by luminary local chefs including Khampaeng Panyathong, Manhattan, noon Friday; Wilfried Boutiller, Maximilien, noon Saturday; Cormac Mahoney, Madison Park Conservatory, noon Monday; Deborah Breuler, Cutters Crabhouse, noon Tuesday; Garrett Abel, DeLaurenti Specialty Food and Wine, noon Wednesday; Kristen Cole, Madres Kitchen, noon Dec. 19; John Neumark, Sur La Table, noon Dec. 20, ground level of the Economy Market, First Avenue and Pike Street, Seattle; free (www.pikeplacemarket.org/events/atrium-kitchen-chef-demonstrations
Kathy Casey Food Studios Holiday Extravaganza
SAT Holiday food gifts, samples, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Kathy Casey Food Studio, 5130 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-784-7840 or www.kathycasey.com).
Camlann Medieval Yule Feast
SAT-JAN. 4 14th-century English Christmas banquet with procession, carols of the season, medieval-style food and beverages, 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and Dec. 22-24, 28-29, Jan. 4, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $45, by reservation (425-788-8624 or www.camlann.org
PLAN AHEAD Lutfisk and lutefisk Swedish style or Norwegian style; meatballs, 6 p.m. Dec. 20, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $25 by reservation (206-283-1090 or www.swedishclubnw.org).
Steamer Virginia V Dinner/Dessert Cruises
PLAN AHEAD Dinner cruise on Lake Washington and Lake Union, meet up with the Christmas ships, 7 p.m. Dec. 20, $65-$75; dessert-buffet cruise, join Christmas Ships, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 23, $44-$59; Virginia V Steamer, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle (206-624-9119 or www.virginiav.org/events).
SAT-SUN Terrarium workshop for kids ages 7 and older, materials provided, 10 a.m. Saturday, $12; terrarium workshop for adults, plants and containers priced separately, 11 a.m. Sunday, $10; Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; preregister, space limited (206-782-2543 or swansonsnursery.com).
East Shore Singles Holiday Walk
SAT Singles older than 45, walk on the Burke-Gilman Trail and return to Molbak’s for holiday snack, 11 a.m. Saturday, meet at Molbak’s parking lot at the entrance to the gift shop, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville (www.meetup.com/Eastshore-Singles
Issaquah Alps Trails Club
SAT-SUN Twin Falls easy 3 miles, Discover Pass required, 9:30 a.m. Saturday; Tradition Lake Plateau easy 6 miles, Discover Pass required, noon Sunday, Issaquah Alps Trail Club clubhouse, 175 Rainier Blvd. S., Issaquah (www.issaquahalps.org).
The Bikery Winterfest
FRI Celebration by The Bikery for bicyclists, supporters and the community with food, live bluegrass music, DJ dance party, craft activities to brighten up your bike and gear with reflective tape, raffle, 7-11 p.m. Friday, Artspace Hiawatha Lofts, 843 Hiawatha Pl. S., Seattle; free (www.facebook.com/events/559897997418331/).
Holiday with Lights at Wild Waves Theme Park
FRI-SUN Rides, light displays, Santa, entertainment, 5-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 5-9 p.m. Sunday; 5-10 p.m. Dec. 13-14, 20-23, 26-31; Toyland activities for ages 12 and younger, 5-9 p.m., Wild Waves Theme Park, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; $9.99-$12.99 (206-388-1452 or www.wildwaves.com
The Lights of Christmas
FRI-SUN Light displays, music, theater, petting farm, pony rides, train rides, vendors, food, larger-than-life nativity, visit with Santa Claus and Bruce the Spruce talking Christmas tree. 5-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday and Dec. 18-23, 26-29; Warm Beach Christian Camps & Conference Center, 20800 Marine Drive, Stanwood; $10-$15 (800-228-6724 or www.WarmBeachLights.com
Santa’s Landing Party, Museum of Flight
SAT Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by airplane to visit with children in the museum, music by the Boeing Concert Orchestra and Boeing Band, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; concert by Caspar Babypants, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $10-$18, outdoor events free (206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.org
University District Neighborhood Christmas Party
SAT Magic of Narnia party, create Christmas decorations and crafts with Susan and Lucy, play with electric trains with Peter and Edmund, hot chocolate and sweets, all welcome, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, University Presbyterian Church, 4540 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-524-7300 or www.upc.org
Green Lake Pathway of Lights
SAT Holiday music, luminaria along the 2.8-mile path around the lake, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle (www.facebook.com/GreenLakePathwayofLights
Santa Breakfast & Craft Corner
SAT Mountlake Terrace Music Boosters breakfast, photos with Santa, craft sale, all ages welcome, 8 a.m. Saturday, Mountlake Terrace High School, 21801 44th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace; $7-$10 (425-478-1989 or mthsbands.org).
Cookies with Mrs. Claus
SAT Free cookies for children from Mrs. Claus, pony and train rides available, weather permitting, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell (www.countryvillagebothell.com).
SAT Ninety-minute vintage-train ride, Santa visits, 9:30 a.m., noon and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 21, Lake Whatcom Railway, State Highway 9, Wickersham; $12.50-$25 by mail reservation only (360-595-2218 or lakewhatcomrailway.com).
Seattle’s Traditional Santa Breakfast
SAT-SUN Santa, traditional. entertainment, Arthritis Foundation benefit for juvenile arthritis, 9 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Sheraton Seattle Hotel, 1400 Sixth Ave., Seattle; $25-$55 by reservation (206-547-2707 or santabreakfasts.kintera.org).
SAT-SUN Downtown Seattle scavenger hunt to festive locations, chance to win prizes, 10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, downtown Seattle; free (www.HolidaysInSeattle.com).
Drive-thru Christmas Story
SAT-SUN Drive-through lights, full-size sets bring to life the Nativity Story with angels, shepherds, a donkey, goats, guests at the inn, wise men, Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus, 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Normandy Christian Church, 908 S. 200th St., Des Moines; free (206-878-4740 or www.normandychristian.org).
SUN Lucia procession and pageant honoring St. Lucia, in Swedish with English translation, followed by coffee, dessert and dancing around the Christmas tree, 5 p.m. Sunday, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2400 N.W. 85th St., Seattle; free (206-783-7900 or www.ourredeemers.net).
Christmas Ship Celebration, Kirkland
SUN Dickens Carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides, fire pit, watch Christmas Ship, 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Woodmark Hotel, 1200 Carillon Point, Kirkland; free (facebook.com/WoodmarkHotel).
Holiday tea with Santa
PLAN AHEAD Santa and Mrs. Claus, children’s activities, Christmas songs, seatings at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and noon Dec. 21, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University St., Seattle; $25-$55 by reservation (206-287-4049 or fairmont.com/seattle
Seattle Christmas Ship Festival
THRU DEC. 23 Holiday-music performances by local choirs, Friday, 7:15 p.m., Shilshole Bay, 8 p.m. Blue Ridge, 8:35 p.m. Carkeek Park; Saturday, 4:20 p.m. Medina, 5:30 p.m. Houghton Beach, 8:55 Sheridan Beach Club, 8:45 p.m. Matthew Beach Park; Sunday, 5:15 Carillon Point, 6:25 p.m. Meydenbauer Bay; Monday, 8:05 p.m. Manchester City Park, 9:15 p.m., Salty’s on Alki; Tuesday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 8:10 p.m., 9:05 p.m. Golden Gardens Park; Wednesday, 7:20 p.m. Des Moines Marina Park, 8:20 p.m. Dash Point; Dec. 19, 8 p.m. Beaux Arts, 8:35 p.m. Luther Burbank Park (206-623-1445 or www.argosycruises.com).
KidsQuest Children’s Museum Gingerbread Lane
THRU DEC. 20 Display of gingerbread creations by local architecture firms and bakeries, daily through Dec. 20; family gingerbread-house workshops, 4 and 6:30 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m., noon and 2:30-4 p.m. Saturday; 10:30 a.m. Sunday, $40-$45/family, by reservation; holiday concert and gingerbread-house awards, 11 a.m. Saturday, Bellevue Hilton, 300 112th Ave. S.E., Bellevue (magicseason.com
ONGOING Gingerbread displays with “Nursery Rhymes” theme, daily through Jan. 5, Sheraton Seattle Hotel, 1400 Sixth Ave., Seattle; free, donations to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation suggested (gingerbreadvillage.myevent.com).
ONGOING Ride the carousel, benefits Treehouse for foster kids, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 9-12; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Dec. 13; hours vary through Jan. 1, Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Seattle; $3 suggested donation (holidaysinseattle.com
Pacific Place Holiday Season
ONGOING Snow flurry, 6 p.m. daily, Santa, weekend music performances, Pacific Place Mall, 600 Pine St., Seattle (206-405-2655 or www.pacificplaceseattle.com).
Teddy Bear Suite
ONGOING Visit a room full of holiday teddy bears, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University St., Seattle; free, donations collected for uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital (fairmont.com/seattle
Seattle Center Winterfest
ONGOING Winter train and village, holiday decorations, entertainment on weekends, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Dec. 31, Garfield High School Jazz Band, 12:30 p.m. Saturday; Bailadores de Bronce, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle, free; Winterfest Ice Rink, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays through Jan. 5, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center; $2-$7 includes skate rental, cash only (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com/winterfest).
Woodland Park Zoo WildLights
ONGOING Winter holiday-lights festival with wild animals and wild-places light displays, reindeer, carolers, carousel, ZooStore, 5:30-8:30 p.m. through Dec. 23 and Dec. 26-Jan. 4, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $6.50-$9.50 (206-548-2500 or www.zoo.org/wildlights).
Reindeer Festival, Swansons Nursery
ONGOING Two of Santa’s reindeer and a camel on display, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Dec. 24; Santa available for photos, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-782-2543 or swansonsnursery.com).
Candy Cane Lane
ONGOING View lighted homes on Park Road, 4-11 p.m. daily, Northeast Park Road and Ravenna Boulevard, Seattle; free, food-bank donations suggested.
ONGOING Music, light show, drummers, live toy soldiers, magical snowstorm, 7 p.m. daily through Dec. 24; arrival of Santa Friday; Bellevue Way and Northeast Eighth Street, Bellevue (www.magicseason.com/events/snowflake.html
Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena
ONGOING Open-air ice-skating rink, food concessions, 3-11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday; 3-9 p.m. Monday-Tuesday; 1-9 p.m. Wednesday; 3-9 p.m. Dec. 19; 3-11 p.m. Dec. 20; hours vary through Jan. 12, Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue; $12 or $8/ages 6 and younger, includes skate rental; $9 if you bring your own skates (www.magicseason.com).
Garden d’ Lights Construction Edition
ONGOING Winter wonderland.of light sculptures, shorter route since the garden is undergoing construction, 5-10 p.m. through Jan. 4, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue; $5, ages 10 and younger free; free admission Dec. 9, 10, 11, 12 (425-452-6844 or www.gardendlights.org).
Issaquah Reindeer Festival
ONGOING Santa, reindeer, story times, animal feeding, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dec. 1-23 and Dec. 26-30, Cougar Mountain Zoo, 19525 S.E. 54th St., Issaquah; $10.50-$12.50, ages 2 and younger free (cougarmountainzoo.org
ONGOING Light-sculpture dancing clams and decorated park, 5-9 p.m. nightly through Jan. 1, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd., Renton (www.ivars.com).
Polar Plaza, Tacoma
ONGOING Ice skating, 4-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, 4-9 p.m. Monday-Dec. 19, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Dec. 20, hours vary through Jan. 9, Tollefson Plaza, South 17th Street and Pacific Avenue, Tacoma; $4-$8, skate rental $2 (www.polarplaza.com).
Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium Zoolights
ONGOING Winter-, holiday- and animal-themed light displays, camel rides, aquarium, 5-9 p.m. daily through Dec. 23 and Dec. 25-Jan. 1; Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $4.25-$8.75 (www.pdza.org/zoolights).
Cut your own Christmas tree in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
ONGOING Permits and maps available to cut Christmas trees on National Forest land in Pierce, King, Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties, sold at ranger stations, hours vary, and at REI stores in Alderwood Mall and Seattle; $10/tree or $20/tree taller than 12 feet, by cash only at ranger stations (www.fs.usda.gov/mbs).
U-cut tree farms
ONGOING Information on U-cut Christmas-tree farms (www.nwchristmastrees.org).
Bloedel Reserve Holiday Village
ONGOING Miniature-village display with electric trains, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, The Bloedel Reserve, 7571 Dolphin Drive N.E., Bainbridge Island; $5-$13 (206-842-7631 or bloedelreserve.org).
Parents’ Night Out, Pacific Science Center
SAT After-hours exploration of exhibit halls, Sugar Smarts activities, for kids in grades K-6, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $30-$40. preregister (206-443-2925 or www.pacificsciencecenter.org/parents-night-out).
Holiday Hands-On Day
SAT Craft activity for children ages 4 to 12, 11 a.m. Saturday, Shoreline Historical Museum, 18501 Linden Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-542-7111 or shorelinehistoricalmuseum.org).
Santa Arrives via Staggerwing
SAT Santa test flies his Staggerwing prior to arrival at noon and visits with children, noon Saturday, Historic Flight Foundation, 10719 Bernie Webber Drive, Mukilteo; $8-$12 (425-348-3200 or www.historicflight.org).
Christmas at Fort Steilacoom
SAT Re-enactors’ Christmas of 1863 in four historic houses, 4 p.m. Saturday, Fort Steilacoom, 9601 Steilacoom Blvd. S.W., Lakewood; $3-$5 (www.historicfortsteilacoom.org).
SAT How astronomers past and present determine distances to objects; telescopes for stargazing if the weather is clear, 7 p.m. Saturday, Edwin E. Ritchie Observatory, Battle Point Park, 11299 Arrow Point Dr. N.E., Bainbridge Island; $2 (206-842-9152 or www.bpastro.org
Weekend Activities @ The Burke: Fish and Shells
SAT-SUN Special display of fish and some of the 100,000 shells recently donated to the Burke, craft activity, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Dec., Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-5590 or www.burkemuseum.org/events/browse/weekend_activities_Dec13).
Hands-On History: Heritage Crafts
DEC. 19 Celebrate Bellevue’s early history with family heritage crafts by Eastside Heritage Center, holiday ornaments working with pipe cleaners and beads, paper-cup bells, 5 p.m. Dec. 19, KidsQuest Children’s Museum, 4089 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; free third Thursday admission (425-637-8100 or kidsquestmuseum.org).
12 Days of Christmas, LeMay Car Museum
ONGOING Family-friendly holiday activities including Santa photos, crafts and ticket giveaways through Dec. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, LeMay — America’s Car Museum, 2702 East D St., Tacoma; $8-$14 (253-779-8490 or www.lemaymuseum.org/events.php?eid=1247
Jingle Bell Bounce
FRI Bounce houses, games, treats for kids, proceeds support center programs, 5 p.m. FRI, Loyal Heights Community Center, 2101 N.W. 77th St., Seattle; $5/per child at the door (206-684-4052).
Hibernation Pajama Party
FRI Learn about animals that hibernate and survive winter in other ways, bring blanket or pillow, for ages 5 and older, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; $2-$3, preregistration required (425-452-4195 or www.bellevuewa.gov/lewis_creek_park.htm).
Holly-Day Decorations, Discovery Park
SAT Create wreaths, garlands, basic materials provided, for adults and families with children ages 5 and older, 1 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; $9, preregister (206-386-4237).
SAT Mixed-doubles format by age groups from 21 to above 90, two-match guarantee, pickleball paddles provided or bring your own, register as team or individual, 9 a.m. Saturday, Delridge Community Center, 4501 Delridge Way S.W., Seattle; $15 (206-684-7092 or www.seattle.gov/parks
Winter Wonderland December Saturdays
SAT Holiday crafts, nature activities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 21, free; truck-drawn hay-wagon ride around Seward Park with an Audubon naturalist, hourly 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $5/person, reservations available, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle (206-652-2444 or www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/17346
SAT See salmon returning to spawn, learn about the watershed, activities for all ages, tours of the park, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Swan Creek Park, 2820 Pioneer Way E., Tacoma (chipinforparks.com).
SUN Draw and sketch Pacific Northwest species from a collection of wildlife mounts, materials provided, for ages 8 and older, 1 p.m. Sunday, Lewis Creek Park, 5808 Lakemont Blvd., Bellevue; $4-$5 (425-452-4195 or www.bellevuewa.gov/lewis_creek_park.htm).
SUN Learn about the lives of beavers that live in Mercer Slough, for all ages, 2 p.m. Sunday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free, no registration required (425-452-2565).
PLAN AHEAD Walk through the garden to bring light to the longest night of the year on the winter solstice with warm drinks, cookies, holiday carols, glow sticks, 4:30 p.m. Dec. 20, Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, 20312 15th Ave. N.W., Shoreline; free (206-546-1281 or kruckeberg.org).
Performances at Third Place Commons
FRI-SAT Milner Family Fiddles Commons Legacies performance, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Northwest Ballet Holiday Recital, 12:30 p.m. Saturday; Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (206-366-3302 or www.thirdplacecommons.org).
Seattle Chinese Arts Group
SAT Traditional Chinese songs and dances, 2 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-684-0849 or www.spl.org
Caspar Babypants Baby Beatles Concert
SUN Concert for preschoolers and families, 2 p.m. Sunday, Burien Library, 400 S.W. 152nd St., Burien; free (360-825-2045/Enumclaw, 206-362-8860/FLPw or www.kcls.org).
Medieval Women’s Choir
TUE Holiday concert, noon Tuesday, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-386-4636 or www.spl.org
Harmony Kings holiday concert
TUE Holiday songs for all ages by barbershop chorus, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Federal Way 320th Library, 848 S. 320th St., Federal Way; free (253-839-0257 or www.kcls.org
Auburn Moumtainview High School Bands Winter Concert
DEC. 19 Auburn Mountainview High School Jazz Ensemble, dessert potluck, performances followed by Winter concert with AMHS Concert Band and Wind Ensemble, 7 p.m. Dec. 19, Auburn Mountainview High School, 28900 124th Ave. S.E., Auburn; free (RoarOfTheLions.org).
Holiday Treasures Sale
FRI-SAT Rummage, flea, vintage, collectibles, crafts, toys, clothing, Asian antiques, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nagomi Tea House, 519 Sixth Ave. S., Seattle (206-623-0100 or nagomiteahouse.tumblr.com/contactus
Fa-La-La Holiday Sale
FRI-SAT Arts and crafts by 35 local artists, noon-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett (www.schack.org/events/fa-la-la).
Black Dog Forge Studio Sale
FRI-SUN Reception, open house, sale of decorative and functional art, 5-9 p.m. Friday, show and sale continues 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Black Dog Forge, 2316 Second Ave., Seattle (206-443-9413 or www.facebook.com/events/386786581402974
Central’s Holiday Bazaar
SAT Handcrafted jewelry, chocolate, soaps, candles, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Central Area Senior Center, 500 30th Ave. S., Seattle (206-625-1067 or www.the-central.org
Holiday Art Fair
SAT Reasonably priced fine art, rare prints to framed paintings, food and beverages available, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Vermillion, 1508 11th Ave., Seattle (206-709-9797 or vermillionseattle.com
Lake City Lions Flea Market
SAT New and used items from 60 vendors, Market Cafe, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-639-8813 or lccommunitycenter.org
Holiday Bazaar and Craft Fair
SAT Jewelry, wooden toys, holiday decorations, bake sale, cafe, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., photos with Santa, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe (360-794-6359).
Indoor Farmers Market
SUN Local produce and food, crafts, holiday music, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park (206-366-3302 or www.thirdplacecommons.org).
Architecture Greatest Hits
SAT Walking tour focusing on the construction and culture that shaped our skyline, 10 a.m. Saturday, Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave, Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle; $15-$25 (seattlearchitecture.org
Metro Employees Historic Vehicle Association-MEHVA
SAT Santa’s Lights three-hour tour of Seattle’s best Christmas lights on historic buses, 7 p.m. Saturday, MEHVA tours, Second Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; $5 (206-684-1816 or www.mehva.org).
Gig Harbor Holiday Tour of Homes and Bazaar
SAT Tour of a variety of decorated homes, $20, proceeds benefit local youth charities; 40 arts and crafts vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Gig Harbor Boys & Girls Club, 8502 Skansie Ave., Gig Harbor (www.gigharborholidaytour.org/tour-of-homes
Europe Through the Back Door
SAT Rick Steves Europe Through the Back Door travel class, Ireland, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free, reservations required (425-771-8303 or www.ricksteves.com/news/classes).
Brightwater Holiday Art Extravaganza
SAT IslandWood and Waste Management garbage and recycling experts host art projects, collect natural objects from the forest and create wreaths, holiday decorations, table art, eco-gifts, cards and wrapping paper, for all ages, 10 a.m. Saturday, Brightwater Education & Community Center at Clean-Water Treatment Facility, 22505 State Route 9 Southeast, Woodinville; free, preregister (206-263-8862 or brightwaterholidayart.eventbrite.com
21 Acres Heritage Crafts: Holiday Wreath Class
SAT Make a wreath using looped and tied rope with fresh greens and items from your garden, 10 a.m. Saturday, 21 Acres Farm, 13701 N.E. 171st St., Woodinville; $17.50-$22.50 (425-481-1500 or holidaywreath13.eventbrite.com