Nov. 23-Dec. 1 Tree-lighting ceremony With lighted trees up for auction to benefit Seattle Children's Hospital, 6:30 p.m., Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle (206-287-4049). Nov. 26 Bon-Macy's Holiday Star Lighting...
Nov. 23-Dec. 1
With lighted trees up for auction to benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital, 6:30 p.m., Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle (206-287-4049).
Bon-Macy’s Holiday Star Lighting and Fireworks
5 p.m., southeast corner of Fourth Street and Pine Street, Seattle, FREE (206-506-6000 or www.macys.com).
Space Needle tree lighting
5 p.m., Space Needle, 305 Harrison St., Seattle, FREE (206-905-2100 or www.spaceneedle.com).
Westlake Center tree lighting
5 p.m., Westlake Center, 400 Pine St., Seattle, FREE (206-467-3044).
Nov. 26-Jan. 2
Zoolights, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium’s holiday light show
Features thousands of glittering lights, new animal figurines, live entertainment and access to new facilities at the zoo, 5-9 p.m., daily, closed Nov. 29-30, Dec.1, Dec. 24-25, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, $4.50, under 3, FREE (253-591-5337 or www.pdza.org).
Edmonds tree lighting
With Christmas carols, hot cider, walk to Old Milltown, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Centennial Plaza, 5th & Bell Streets, Edmonds, FREE (425-776-6711).
The Night of Lights in Kirkland
Procession from the pavilion to the tree, live reindeer, view art, live music, 6:45 p.m., Marina Park Pavilion, Kirkland Avenue and Lakeshore Plaza, Kirkland, FREE, (425-893-8766).
Greenwood-Phinney Tree Lighting
With entertainment and refreshments, 5:30-7 p.m., Greenwood Market, N.W. 85th Street and Third Avenue N.W., FREE, attendees can bring donations for the Greenwood Food Bank (206-789-1148).
Nov. 27-Jan. 1
Features a winter garden decorated with thousands of glittering lights, created by volunteers, music and lights that trace the diversity of Christmas traditions, 5-9 p.m., Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue, FREE (425-451-3755 or www.bellevuebotanical.org).
Dec. 2-5, 9-12, 16-23, 26-30
The Lights of Christmas
Showcases nearly 1 million lights, with live music, children’s activities, crafts, meals, 5-10 p.m., Warm Beach Christian Camps and Conference Center, 20800 Marine Drive, Stanwood, $10 adults, $ 7 children 4-12, $8 seniors and military (800-228-6724 or www.warmbeach.com).
Holiday tree lighting and firehouse munch
Lighting of the sequoia tree, carol singing, visit with Santa, Jazzberry Jam Band, children’s activities, 7-9 p.m., Mercerdale Park, 77th S.E. and S.E. 32nd and North Fire Station, 3030 S.E. 78th, Mercer Island, FREE, please bring unwrapped toy, (206-236-3545 or www.miparks.net).
Dickens Lane at the Village Center
Features a tree lighting, children’s choir and jazz band, 6-9 p.m., Village Center, 12199 Village Center Place, Mukilteo, FREE, please bring non-perishable donations for the food bank (425-519-4290).
Woodinville Light Festival
Features Seattle Mime Theater, hot-air balloon, puppet show and light displays, 5:30-9 p.m., Woodinville Community Center, 133rd Ave. N.E., Woodinville, FREE, (425-984-2346 or www.ci.woodinville.wa.us).
Dec. 3-Jan. 1
Ivar’s Clam Lights
Co-sponsored by the City of Renton, features thousands of lights covering the park’s trees, shrubbery, buildings and walkways, 6-8 p.m., Coulon Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd., Renton, FREE, (206-587-6500 or www.ivars.net).
Nativity displays at CRISTA
With 700 individual displays from more than 60 countries, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, CRISTA Nursing Center, 19303 Fremont Ave. N., Shoreline, FREE, (206-289-7878 or www.cristaseniors.org).
Dec. 4, 11, 18
Leavenworth tree lighting festival
Welcomes visitors to a Bavarian village with food booths, holiday music and shops, lighting at dusk Saturdays in December, downtown Leavenworth, FREE, (509-548-5807 or www.leavenworth.org).
Dec. 4, 11, 18-19
Island Lights Fest
Takes place over three weekends, starting with the Friday Harbor Town Lighting, Dec. 4, 5 p.m.; Port of Friday Harbor Marina Lighting, Dec. 4, 5:30 p.m.; San Juan Island Lighted Boat Parade and Santa Ship, Dec. 11, 5:30 p.m.; Roche Harbor Christmas Festival, Dec. 18-19, 3-7 p.m., FREE, (360-378-9551 or www.guidetosanjuans.com).
Dec. 4-Jan. 2
Santa’s new toy
Outdoor display of half-scale Wright Flyer replica piloted by Santa, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, outdoor display is FREE (206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.org).
Fremont Lenin lighting
Lenin statute will be covered in lights and holiday garland, 5 p.m., Lenin Square, Dayton Avenue and N. 36th Street, Seattle, FREE (206-632-3759).
Redmond Lights Kick-off Ceremony
Begins with a tree lighting and holiday river walk along the lighted Sammamish River Trail, with live entertainment, 4-8 p.m., Redmond City Hall, 15670 N.E. 85th St., Redmond, FREE (425-556-2299 or www.redmond.gov).
“And Then There Was Light”
Music and lights that trace the diversity of Christmas traditions, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10-11; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Dec 12, Westminster Chapel, 13646 N.E. 24th St., Bellevue, FREE, call for tickets (425-460-3717).
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Dec. 10-Jan. 1
Holiday With Lights
At Wild Waves and Enchanted Village includes decorated rides, holiday music and lights throughout the park, which is operating, Wild Waves, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way, $12.99-$16.99 (253-661-8001 or www.wildwaves.com).
Seattle Santa Lights Tour
A 2½-hour tour of Christmas and holiday lights in the Seattle by vintage King County buses, 7 p.m., Second Avenue S., across from Seattle Fire Department Headquarters in Pioneer Square, Seattle, $4-$5 (206-684-1816 or www.mehva.org).
Christmas in the Cascades
Tree lighting, a gift bazaar, decorating competition, caroling and performance of “A Christmas Carol,” starts at 8 a.m., events all day, Mt. Si Senior Center, 411 S. Main, North Bend, FREE (206-499-2022 or www.christmasinthecascades.com).
With Klezmer music, toy dreidels and chocolate gelt for the kids, 6 p.m., University Village, N.E. 45th Street and 25th Avenue N.E., FREE, (206-523-0622).