This Saturday, Whistler Blackcomb welcomes anyone dressed up in a full Santa or Mrs. Claus costume to ski or ride for free. This means red or black pants (or a skirt for Mrs. Claus Claus), a red...

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This Saturday, Whistler Blackcomb welcomes anyone dressed up in a full Santa or Mrs. Claus costume to ski or ride for free. This means red or black pants (or a skirt for Mrs. Claus), a red jacket with white trim, a black belt, a beard for Santa and a Santa or Mrs. Claus hat. Meeting time for all participants is 8:30 a.m. on the patio of the Garibaldi Lift Co. at the base of Whistler Mountain. No registration is necessary. Details: www.whistlerblackcomb.com


Washington


Holiday Island Lights Festival, through Dec. 30, San Juan Island. 888-468-3701 or www.guidetosanjuans.com


Christmas Lighting Festival, Saturday-Sunday, Leavenworth. 509-548-5807 or www.leavenworth.org


Gaiser Conservatory, through Sunday, Spokane. 509-456-8038 or www.festivals.com


“The Northwest Treaty Trail,” through June 25, 2005, Olympia. 360-753-2580 or www.washingtonhistory.org/wscm/exhibits.htm




Washington State Capitol tours,
daily, Olympia. 360-586-8687 or www.ga.wa.gov/visitor/index.html


Oregon


Victorian Christmas Celebration, Saturday-Sunday, Jacksonville. 541-899-8118 or www.jacksonvilleoregon.org


Christmas Festival of Lights, through Dec. 30, Portland. 503-261-2400 or www.thegrotto.org/events/lights.html


Holiday Fireworks, Dec. 31, Long Beach. 360-642-4421 or www.funbeach.com/events/index.html


Bi-Mart Winter Wonderland, through Jan. 1, Portland. 503-821-4396 or www.globaleventsgrouppdx.com/wonderland/general.html


Idaho


Preston Festival of Lights, through Dec. 31, Preston. 208-852-2703 or www.prestonidaho.org


Winter Spirit Festival of Lights, through Jan. 8, Lewiston. 208-743-3531 or www.lewistonchamber.org


British Columbia


A Victorian Christmas, through Dec. 31, Victoria. 250-475-6635 or www.victorianchristmas.ca


Christmas at Butchart Gardens, through Jan. 6, Victoria. 866-652-4422 or www.butchartgardens.com/entertain/christmas.php


First Night, Dec. 31, Whistler. 604-938-2769 or www.tourismwhistler.com/to_do/events.asp


FIS Snowboard Championships, Jan 15-22, Whistler. 877-991-9988 or www.whistlerworlds.com


Tourism offices


Washington: 800-890-5493 www.experiencewashington.com


Oregon: 800-547-7842 www.traveloregon.com


Idaho: 800-635-7820 www.visitid.org


British Columbia: 800-663-6000 www.hellobc.com




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