Holiday Star Lighting and Fireworks NOV. 23 Macy's star-lighting and fireworks, 5 p.m. today, weather permitting, Macy's, Third Avenue and...
Holiday Star Lighting and Fireworks
NOV. 23 Macy’s star-lighting and fireworks, 5 p.m. today, weather permitting, Macy’s, Third Avenue and Pine Street, Seattle (206-506-6000). Zoolights
NOV. 23-25, NOV. 29-DEC. 2, DEC. 6-23, DEC. 25-JAN. 1 Winter wonderland at the zoo. Light displays are made from more than 500,000 lights. 5-9 p.m. Nov. 23-25, 5-9 p.m. Nov. 29-Dec. 2, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 6-23, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 25-Jan. 1, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $5-$7, closed Nov. 26-28, Dec. 3-5, Dec. 24 (253-404-3822 or www.pdza.org).
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NOV. 23-DEC. 27 Nightly display of lights, music, dramatic drumming from live toy soldiers and magical snow, along Bellevue Way and Northeast Eighth Street, Bellevue, 7 p.m. nightly through Dec. 27. 7 p.m. Nov. 23-Dec. 27, downtown Bellevue, 106th Avenue Northeast and Northeast Sixth Street, Bellevue (425-454-8096).
Space Needle Lighting
NOV. 23 5 p.m. Nov. 23, Space Needle, 305 Harrison St., Seattle; free (206-905-2100 or www.spaceneedle.com).
NOV. 24-DEC. 31 Garden-themed light sculptures made of thousands of lights, 5-9:30 p.m. Saturday-Dec. 31, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue; free, donations appreciated; preferred parking $5, parking at Wilburton Park free (425-452-2750 or www.bellevuebotanical.org).
Edmonds Winter Tree Lighting Ceremony
NOV. 24 4:30 p.m. Nov. 24, Centennial Plaza, Fifth Avenue and Bell Street, Edmonds; free (425-776-6711 or www.edmondswa.com/Events/Xmas/index.html).
Kirkland Night of Lights
NOV. 24 6:30 p.m. Nov. 24, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland; free (425-893-8766 or www.kirklanddowntown.org).
Magic in the Market Tree Lighting Ceremony
NOV. 24 The start of the holiday season at Pike Place Market with kids’ craft activities, noon-4 p.m., Dickens carolers, 2-5 p.m., Santa noon-5 p.m., tree-lighting ceremony 5 p.m., canned-food-bank donations requested. Noon-5 p.m. Nov. 24, Pike Place Market, 1501 Pike Place, Seattle (206-682-7453 or www.pikeplacemarket.org).
Deck the (City) Halls
NOV. 29 Holiday tree-lighting. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 29, Mill Creek City Hall, 15728 Main St., Mill Creek (425-745-1891).
The Lights of Christmas
NOV. 29-DEC. 2, DEC. 6-9, DEC. 13-16, DEC. 20-23, DEC. 27-30 Light displays, music on three stages, pony rides, Polar Express train rides, petting farm, draft-horse wagon ride, theater performances, vendors, food, Nov. 29-Dec. 2, Dec. 6-9, 13-16, 20-23, 27-30. 5-10 p.m. Nov. 29-Dec. 2, 5-10 p.m. Dec. 6-9, 5-10 p.m. Dec. 13-16, 5-10 p.m. Dec. 20-23, 5-10 p.m. Dec. 27-30, Warm Beach Christian Camps & Conference Center, 20800 Marine Drive, Stanwood; $7-$12, $12/adults, $8/ages 60 and older and active military, $7/ages 4-12, advance tickets and discounts available online (360-652-7575 or 800-228-6724 or www.warmbeach.com).
Community Tree Lighting, Black Diamond
NOV. 30 Santa arrives to light the community Christmas tree. 6-8:30 p.m. Nov. 30, Black Diamond Community Center, 31605 Third Ave., Black Diamond (360-888-1011).
Ivar’s Clam Lights and Holiday Tree Lighting
NOV. 30-JAN. 1 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Nov. 30, runs through Jan. 1, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd., Renton; free (425-430-6700 or www.rentonwa.gov/calendar.aspx).
Brier Traditional Tree Lighting
DEC. 1 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Brier Park, 2903 228th St. S.W., Brier; free (425-775-5440 or ci.brier.wa.us).
Christmas Town Lighting and Santa’s Arrival
DEC. 1 Thousands of new LED lights will turn Skykomish into a holiday wonderland. All day Dec. 1, downtown Skykomish, Railroad Avenue and Highway 2, Skykomish (360-677-2261).
Festival of Lights & Visit with Mrs. Claus
DEC. 1-2 Country Village turns on its holiday lights. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 1, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 2, Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell (425-483-2250).
Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration
DEC. 1 5-7 p.m. Dec. 1, Renton Downtown Piazza, South Third Street and Burnett Avenue South, Renton (425-917-0173 or www.piazzarenton.com).
DEC. 2 Holiday tree-lighting and entertainment. 4-8 p.m. Dec. 2, Redmond City Hall, 15670 N.E. 85th St., Redmond; free (425-556-2300 or www.redmond.gov).
DEC. 6 Annual menorah lighting and Hanukkah celebration with Klezmer music. 6 p.m. Dec. 6, University Village, 2623 N.E. University Village, Suite 7, Seattle; free (206-523-0622 or www.uvillage.com).
DEC. 7 Holiday tree-lighting. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Bothell Landing, Woodinville Drive and 100th Avenue Northeast, Bothell (425-486-7430).
Fremont Lenin Lighting
DEC. 7 5-6 p.m. Dec. 7, downtown Fremont, North 36th Street and Fremont Place, Seattle; free (206-632-1500 or www.fremontseattle.com).
Holiday Tree Lighting & Firehouse Munch
DEC. 7 Tree-lighting and community singalong at the park. 7-9 p.m. Dec. 7, Mercerdale Park, 77th Southeast and Southeast 32nd, Mercer Island; free (206-236-3545 or www.miparks.net).
Woodinville Light Festival
DEC. 7 Santa Claus lights the tree. 5:30-9 p.m. Dec. 7, Brittany Park Retirement Community, 17143 133rd Ave. N.E., Woodinville (www.ci.woodinville.wa.us).
Candy Cane Lane Light Display
DEC. 8-JAN. 1 A neighborhood Christmas light display on Park Road and Ravenna Boulevard near Ravenna, that has been a staple in Seattle since the 1940s. 4 p.m.-midnight Dec. 8-Jan. 1, Candy Cane Lane, Northeast Park Road, off Ravenna Boulevard, Seattle; free.
Green Lake Pathway of Lights
DEC. 8 Luminaria and music around the path, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle (206-684-0780).
Capitol Holiday Walk
DEC. 8 Volkssport 10K or 3K walk from the decorated Christmas tree at the State Capitol through decorated historic neighborhoods, downtown, along the waterfront and around Capitol Lake. Start anytime 3-6 p.m., finish by 9 p.m. Dec. 8, State Capitol Building Campus, downtown, Olympia (800-320-9255 or www.esva.org).
DEC. 8, DEC. 15, DEC. 22, DEC. 29 Musical performances and hands-on art activities exploring light in holiday celebrations. 1-4 p.m. Dec. 8, 1-4 p.m. Dec. 15, 1-4 p.m. Dec. 22, 1-4 p.m. Dec. 29, Museum of Glass, 1801 E. Dock St., Tacoma; museum admission $10, $8/seniors, military, students with ID, $4/ages 6-12 (866-468-7386 or www.museumofglass.org).
Santa’s Lights Tour
DEC. 8 Metro Employees Historical Vehicle Association two-hour tour of Seattle’s best Christmas lights using a fleet of historic Seattle and King County Metro buses. Buses depart at 7 p.m. Dec. 8, MEHVA tours, Second Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; $4-$5 (206-684-1816 or www.mehva.org).
Tree Lighting and Santa Arrival
DEC. 8 Magical arrival of Santa by sleigh from the sky at 7 p.m., followed by a traditional tree-lighting heralded by Town Crier; village decorated with thousands of twinkling lights and animated light displays 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 8, Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell (425-483-2250).
Compiled by Christopher Taylor.