A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2015.

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Animal events

Black Cat Friday

FRI Adoption fees waived on all black, black-striped, and black-spotted cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, Seattle Humane Society, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-641-0080 or seattlehumane.org).

“Oldies But Goodies” pet adoption discount

FRI-SUN Reduced adoption fees on all cats and dogs over the age of 8, noon-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Homeward Pet Adoption Center, 13132 N.E. 177th Place, Woodinville (425-488-4444 or homewardpet.org).

Help Out for Half Off

FRI-SUN Bring two or more nonperishable food items for Emergency Food Network for half off admission, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Dr. E., Eatonville; $8.25-$19.75 (360-382-6117 or nwtrek.org).

Northwest Winter Pigeon Classic

SAT Pigeon competition, displays, swap, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; free (253-841-5045 or thefair.com).

Swans of the Skagit

PLAN AHEAD Northwest Swan Conservation Association information on white swans, native trumpeter and tundra swans in the Skagit Valley in winter and best places to view them, 11 a.m. Dec. 5, Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; $8, reservations required (800-585-8200 or christiansonsnursery.com).


The Gather Event Silent Auction and Holiday Festival

SAT Presentation by Samaritan’s Purse, silent auction, live music, tree sale, Santa visits; proceeds benefit refugees in Europe, 2 p.m. Saturday, Calvary Fellowship, 23302 56th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace; $10 (thegatherevent.com).

Providence O’Christmas Trees Silver Bells Luncheon/Gala

MON-TUES Display of 15 designer decorated Christmas trees, fashion show, 11 a.m. Monday, $75-$125; auction dinner gala, 5 p.m. Tuesdays, $330; The Westin Seattle; by reservation (206-938-2788 or providence.org/OTrees).

Auction to benefit Humane Society

PLAN AHEAD Holiday festivities, dinner, auction to benefit the Humane Society, 3 p.m. Dec. 6, Hilton Garden Inn, 22600 Bothell Everett Hwy., Bothell; $55-$65, by reservation (360-652-5844 or happypawshumanesociety.blogspot.com).


Sno-King International Folk Dance Club

SAT Folk dancing, dance lesson, 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $7 (206-524-7360 or sno-king.org).

Mountaineers Folkdance

TUE Informal teaching, no partner necessary, waltz, tango, polka, line dancing, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Peter Kirk Community Center, 352 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland; $7-$10 (425-746-2328 or mountaineers.org/seattlefokdance).

Food events

Northwest Winter Beer Tasting

DEC. 3 Meet brewers, sample winter brews from Georgetown, Maritime, Silver City, Pyramid, Black Raven, Ninkasi, Alaskan, 10 Barrel, Elysian, 6 p.m. Dec. 3, Ivar’s Acres of Clams, 1001 Alaskan Way, Seattle; $40 (206-624-6852 or ivars.com/events/item/370-ivars-winter-beer).

Winter Beer Festival

PLAN AHEAD Winter seasonal beers from 50 Washington Brewers Guild member breweries, fundraiser for the Washington Brewers Guild; 5-9 p.m. Dec. 4, noon-4 p.m. and 5:30-9:30 p.m. Dec. 5, Hanger 30, Magnuson Park, 6310 N.E. 74th St., Seattle; $30-$35, designated driver $5 (washingtonbrewersguild.org).

Holiday events

Holiday Parade and Star Lighting

FRI Holiday parade with floats, costumed characters and Santa, 9 a.m. Friday, Pine Street from Seventh Avenue to Fifth Avenue, on Fifth Avenue to University Street, on University Street to Fourth Avenue, on Fourth Avenue to Pine Street, concluding at Macy’s; lighting of the Macy’s star with fireworks (weather permitting), 5 p.m. Friday, Macy’s, 1601 Third Ave., Seattle (seattle-downtown.com/events/#dec).

Westlake Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration

FRI Tree lighting ceremony with Santa, 4:45 p.m., Westlake Center, 400 Pine St., Seattle (206-467-1600 or westlakecenter.com).

Greenbank Farm Tractor Lighting

FRI Caroling, cookies, Santa arrives on a firetruck, 4:30 p.m. Friday, Greenbank Farm, 765 E. Wonn Road, Greenbank, Whidbey Island; free (greenbankfarm.org).

Holiday Carousel and Winter Village

FRI-JAN. 1 Holiday carousel, proceeds benefit Treehouse for foster kids, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, $3 suggested donation; Winter Village with music performances, food trucks, children’s activities daily, Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Seattle (holidaysinseattle.com).

Pacific Place Holiday Season

FRI-DEC. 31 Ten-minute snow flurries show with Santa, 6 p.m. nightly through Dec. 31; holiday entertainment performances, Fridays-Sundays; gift wrapping service to benefit The Forgotten Children’s fund, through Dec. 24, Pacific Place, 600 Pine St., Seattle (pacificplaceseattle.com).

Seattle Center Winterfest

FRI-DEC. 31 Winter village and model train display, food vendors, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Seattle Center Armory; entertainment including Keith Highlanders Pipe Band, 12:30 p.m. Friday; Zaniac Comedy Show, 11 a.m. Saturday; SANCA Cirrus Circus, 12:30 Saturday-Sunday; Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com/winterfest).

Woodland Park Zoo WildLights

FRI-JAN. 3 Light displays of wild animals and wild places, reindeer, music, activities, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday-Dec. 23 and Dec. 26-Jan. 3, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $6.95-$9.95 (206-548-2500 or zoo.org).

Snowflake Lane, Tree lighting

FRI-DEC. 31 Toy soldier drummers, costumed characters, Jingle Belle Dancers, music, lights, falling snow, 7 p.m. daily through Dec. 24; Bellevue Way between Bellevue Square, Lincoln Square and Bellevue Place, Bellevue; Tree lighting ceremony with Santa, 7:30 Friday, Bellevue Place (bellevuedowntown.com).

Point Defiance ZooLights

FRI-JAN. 3 Light displays with animal themes; camel rides, carousel, gift shop, aquarium, 5-9 p.m. Friday-Dec. 23 and Dec. 25-Jan. 3, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $5-$10, ages 2 and younger free (pdza.org).

North Pole at the Fair

FRI-SUN Santa’s house with office, library of Christmas books, Mrs. Claus Candy Store and Kitchen, workshop, toy museum, media den showing Christmas movies, Elf Village activities, Santa photos available by reservation or day of visit; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday-Dec. 4; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 5; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 6; hours vary through Dec. 24, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $5/admission, under age 2 free; additional charge for Santa photos, Santa’s workshop craft and food (253-841-5045 or northpoleatthefair.com).

Greet the Season at Lake Union Park

SAT Celebration with music, crafts, activities for all ages, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., at Lake Union Park, MOHAI, The Center for Wooden Boats and Historic Ships Wharf, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship Festival launch, 7 p.m. Saturday, Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; regular MOHAI admission ($14-$17, ages 14 and younger free) 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; museum admission free after 5 p.m. (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).

Magic in the Market

SAT Free photo with Santa, cookie decorating the Market Atrium Kitchen, performances by Figgy Pudding caroling teams, 1-5 p.m.; Santa leads countdown to lighting holiday tree and lights throughout the Market, 5 p.m. Saturday, Pike Place Market, Seattle; first hour parking free at Public Market Parking Garage 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (pikeplacemarket.org).

Tacoma Holiday Tree Lighting

SAT Carols and photos with Santa, 5 p.m. Saturday, Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma (broadwaycenter.org).

Arrival of Father Christmas, Mount Vernon

SAT Father Christmas in his red sleigh in the South Greenhouse, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, free; also, tea in the historic Schoolhouse, four seatings, donations benefit Friendship House, Mount Vernon, noon Saturday, $10, by reservation; Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon (800-585-8200 or christiansonsnursery.com).

Garden d’Lights

SAT-JAN. 2 Garden and holiday themed light sculptures, 4:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday-Jan. 2, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue; $5, ages 10 and younger free; advance tickets available (425-252-2750 or gardendlights.org).

Santa Train

NOV. 28-DEC. 19 Vintage train excursion with snacks, visit with Santa in historic depot, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on the hour Nov. 28-29, Dec. 5-6, 12-13, 18-19, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 S.E. King St, Snoqualmie; $22, advance purchase recommended, space limited (425-888-3030 or trainmuseum.org).

Santa Express Train

NOV. 28-DEC. 20 Historic train through scenic foothills, Santa visits, Saturdays-Sundays Nov. 28-Dec. 20, Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad, 54124 Mountain Highway E., Elbe; $18-$32, reservations strongly recommended (360-569-7959 or mrsr.com).

Kirkland Winterfest Holiday Tree Lighting and Music Festival

SUN Performances, bonfires, food, kids’ activities, 2 p.m., Santa arrives 5 p.m. for tree lighting ceremony, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland (kirklanddowntown.org/kirkland-winterfest).

Edmonds Tree Lighting Ceremony

SUN Tree lighting, Santa Claus, carols, snacks, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 29, Centennial Plaza, Fifth Avenue and Bell Street, Edmonds (425-670-1496 or edmondswa.com).

Providence O’Christmas Trees

MON-TUES Display of decorated trees, pictures with Santa, kids’ carnival games and crafts, concert by Caspar Babypants, 4-8 p.m. Nov. 30, free; Silver Bells Luncheon, fashion show, 11 a.m. Nov. 30, $75 by reservation; Gala Dinner and Auction benefiting health care, housing and hospice for people in need, 5 p.m. Dec. 1, $330 by reservation; The Westin Seattle, 1900 Fifth Ave., Seattle (206-938-2788 or providence.org/OTrees).

Story Time with Mrs. Claus

TUE-DEC. 10 Meet Mrs. Claus for interactive story time, cookies, proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; preschool story times, 11 a.m. Tuesday and Dec. 8; family story times, 6 p.m. Dec. 3 and 10, Sky Terrace Level 3, Westfield Southcenter, 633 Southcenter Parkway, Tukwila; $6.27 per child (eventbrite.com/e/story-time-with-mrs-claus-tickets-19453683491?aff=ebapi).

Issaquah Reindeer Festival

WED-DEC. 23 See Santa and his reindeer, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dec. 1-23, proceeds benefit zoo animals and education programs, Cougar Mountain Zoo, 19525 S.E. 54th St., Issaquah; $10-$14 (425-391-5508 or cougarmountainzoo.org).

Winter’s Eve Celebration

WED Nocturnal walk through the forest, 6 and 7 p.m.; holiday crafts, decorate cookies, luminaria to bonfire and Christmas Ship visit at 8:20 p.m., Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; free, reservations required (206-652-2444 or brownpapertickets.com/event/897388).

Victorian Country Christmas Festival

WED-DEC. 6 Victorian village with stage shows, concerts, activities, wine garden, singing nativity, 500 stores, Santa visits, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 2-3, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 4-5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 6, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $8-$12, ages 5 and younger free (253-841-5045 or avictoriancountrychristmas.com).

The Lights of Christmas

DEC. 3-29 Holiday festival with 1 million lights, five entertainment stages, children’s activities, food vendors, 5-10 p.m. Dec. 3-6, 10-13, 17-23, 26-29; overnight packages and holiday theater tickets available, Warm Beach Christian Camps & Conference Center, 20800 Marine Drive, Stanwood; $11-$16, ages 3 and younger free; pay what you can, at the gate only, Dec. 3, 10, 28, 29 (800-228-6724 or warmbeachlights.com).

Swanson’s Reindeer Festival

ONGOING Reindeer Dasher, Blitzen and Curley the camel on display, feedings at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily, model train village, music on weekends, sale of Christmas trees, seasonal plants, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. through Dec. 24, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-782-2543 or swansonsnursery.com).

Teddy Bear Suite

ONGOING Decorated teddy bear wonderland room, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Dec. 25, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University St., Seattle; free, donations collected for Seattle Children’s Hospital (fairmont.com/seattle/activities-services/events-calendar/).

Twinkle, Twinkle Freeway Park

PLAN AHEAD Bonfire, s’mores making, holiday crafts, hot chocolate, singing with Dickens Carolers, parade to Westlake Park for the Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition, 4:30-6 p.m. Dec. 4, Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St., Seattle (parkways.seattle.gov/#sthash.Tn87s9Q2.dpbs).

Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition

DEC. 4 Dozens of caroling teams perform, proceeds benefit Pike Market Senior Center and Food Bank; 6:15-8:30 p.m. Dec. 4, Westlake Park, 400 Pine St., Seattle (pikemarketseniorcenter.org/figgy-pudding).

Nativity Exhibit

DEC. 4-6 Advent exhibit of 600 Nativities from around the world, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 4-5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 6, Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 12509 27th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-383-5718 or nativityexhibitnw.org).

Bethlehem Experience

DEC. 4-5 Drive-through living Nativity scene, 6-8:30 p.m. Dec. 4-5, Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church, 11042 Sunrise Drive N.E., Bainbridge Island; free (rbpres.org).

Bellevue Festival of The Nativity

DEC. 4-13 Display of 550 Nativities from around the world, performances, family activities, noon-9 p.m. Dec. 4-7 and 11-13, Bellevue South LDS Stake Center, 15205 S.E. 28th St., Bellevue (bellevuenativity.com).

Clam Lights

DEC. 4-JAN. 1 Entertainment, 6:15-7:30 p.m., official lighting, 7 p.m., Rainier Yacht Club Parade of Boats, 7:30 p.m., Argosy Christmas Ship, 8 p.m. Dec. 4; Clam Lights 5-9 p.m. nightly, Dec. 5-Jan. 1, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N., Renton (rentonwa.gov/clamlights).

Celebrate The Nativity, Maple Valley

DEC. 4-6 Display of 600 nativities, artwork, children’s activities, live Nativity, music performances, 2-9 p.m. Dec. 4-6, LDS Church, Maple Valley, 26800 236th Place S.E., Maple Valley; food bank donations collected (celebratethenativity.com).

Ice skating

Winterfest Ice Rink

FRI-DEC. 31 Ice skating, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays through Jan. 3, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center; $2-$7 includes skate rental (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com/winterfest).

Magic Season Ice Arena

FRI-JAN. 10 Covered, open-air ice arena, food concessions, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; 3-9 p.m. Monday-Tuesday; 1-9 p.m. Wednesday; 3-9 p.m. Dec. 3; 3-11 p.m. Dec. 4; hours vary through Jan. 10; group or private skating lessons available for a fee; free skating lessons with admission, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday-Dec. 3, Dec. 8-10, 15-17; Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue; $9-$12 includes skate rental; $3 off if bringing your own skates (bellevuedowntown.com).

Polar Plaza

FRI-MON Ice skating rink, live music, 4-10 p.m. Friday, 7-9 p.m. Saturdays; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays, 4-10 p.m. Wednesday-Dec.4, hours vary through Jan. 10, Tollefson Plaza, South 17th Street and Pacific Avenue, Tacoma; $4-$8, skate rental $2 (253-305-1022 or polarplaza.com).


International Games Day

SAT Board games for all ages including chess, Chutes and Ladders, Scrabble, Scrabble en espanol, Jenga, playing cards, puzzles, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, South Park Branch Library, 8604 Eighth Ave. S., Seattle (206-615-1688).

Museum events

Gingerbread houses, MOHAI

SAT Maker Day: making gingerbread houses, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, $15 per gingerbread house kit while supplies last, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $14-$17, ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).

Santa Trolley

SAT Ride the trolley with Santa, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E., Issaquah; $5 includes admission to Depot Museum and Gilman Town House Museum; ages 5 and younger free (425-392-3500 or issaquahhistory.org).

Gingerbread Jamboree

SAT-SUN Children’s Museum of Tacoma gingerbread house building, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Hotel Murano, 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma; $40/one house for family of up to 4 people (253-627-6031 or playtacoma.org/gingie).

First Thursday, Asian Art Museum

DEC. 3 Free museum admission, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 3, 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle (206-654-3100 or seattlartmuseum.org).

First Thursday, Living Computer Museum

DEC. 3 Milestones in the history of computers, interactive with old computers; 5-8 p.m. Dec. 3, Living Computer Museum, 2245 First Ave. S., Seattle (livingcomputermuseum.org).

First Thursday, MOHAI

DEC. 3 Free admission, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 3, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; surcharge for special exhibitions (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).

First Thursday, Museum of Flight

DEC. 3 Free admission, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 3, Airpark open free 5-7 p.m. Dec. 3, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle (206-764-5700 or museumofflight.org).

First Thursday, NAAM

DEC. 3 Free museum admission, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 3, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (206-518-6000 or naam.org).

First Thursday, Nordic Heritage Museum

DEC. 3 Free admission, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 3, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle (206-789-5707 or nordicmuseum.org).

First Thursday, SAM

DEC. 3 Free admission, reduced surcharge on special exhibitions, tours, music, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 3, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org).

First Thursday, the Burke

DEC. 3 Free admission, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 3, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle (206-543-5590 or burkemuseum.org).

White River Valley Museum

DEC. 3 Exhibits on local history, Northwest Native culture, Northern Pacific Railway; free admission noon-8 p.m. Dec. 3, White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. S.E., Auburn; also, holiday tea, 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 5, $15 by reservation (253-288-7433 or wrvmuseum.org).

Park events

Free entry, Olympic and Mount Rainier National Parks

FRI Fee-free day, Longmire Museum open 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Henry M. Jackson Memorial Visitor Center open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, all vehicles required to carry tire chains, Mount Rainier National Park, Longmire (360-569-2211 or visitrainier.com); fee free day, Olympic National Park’s almost one million acres including ocean and rain forest areas; road to Hurricane Ridge open, weather permitting, 9 a.m.-sunset, all vehicles required to carry chains past the Heart O’ the Hills entrance station (nps.gov/olym/index.htm).

Japanese Garden

FRI-SUN Last weekend before closing for the winter, 3.5 acre formal garden, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $4-$6 (206-684-4725 or seattlejapanesegarden.org).

Afternoon on the Trails

SAT Explore the temperate rainforest, Suspension Bridge, Canopy Tower, treehouses; noon-4 p.m. Saturday, IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave. N.E., Bainbridge Island; free, preregister, donation suggested (206-855-4384 or islandwood.org/event/afternoon-trails-1).

Arboretum walk

SUN Walk to learn about forest ecosystems and the Arboretum’s plants, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or uwbotanicgardens.org).

Winter’s Eve Celebration

WED Nocturnal walk through the forest, 6 and 7 p.m. Wednesday; holiday crafts, decorate cookies, luminaria to bonfire and Christmas Ship visit at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; free, reservations required (206-652-2444 or brownpapertickets.com/event/897388).

Night Walk at Mercer Slough

PLAN AHEAD Learn about nocturnal creatures, walk in the forest, for families with children ages 6 and older, 7 p.m. Dec. 4, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; $10, preregister (206-443-2925).

Holly Day Decorations

PLAN AHEAD Create wreaths, garlands and sprays using holly and English ivy from the park, 2 p.m. Dec. 5, Discovery Park, Seattle; $9, preregistration required (206-386-4236 or parkways.seattle.gov/#sthash.Tn87s9Q2.dpbs).


Acrobatic Conundrum Fundraiser

SAT DJ and dancing, circus performances, proceeds help the company present its work in NYC in Jan. 2016, 8 p.m. Saturday, Om Culture, 2210 N. Pacific St., Seattle; $20-$25 (512-695-6613 or facebook.com/events/418106341716332).


The Ugly Sweater Run

SAT Run, walk through winter wonderland of holiday inflatables, music, hot chocolate, adult beverages, Best Ugly Sweater, Best Kids Sweater and Best Pet Sweater contests, 11 a.m. Saturday, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; $40-$50 (theuglysweaterrun.com).

Seattle Marathon

SUN Full and half marathon run, walk, 7:15 a.m. Sunday, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle; $105-$135, no day of event registration (seattlemarathon.org).

Holiday Dash & Dine 5K run

PLAN AHEAD Edmond Police Foundation dash, treats, to support law enforcement; 9 a.m. Dec. 5, Boys & Girls Civic Center Playfield, 310 Sixth Ave. N., Edmonds; $20-$35 (edmondspolicefoundation.org).

K-9 Candy Cane 5K Fun Run/Walk

PLAN AHEAD Cedar River Trail course, prizes, pictures with Santa, pet food drive, 9 a.m. Dec. 6, Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Highway, Renton; $35-$40 (signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/109786).


Ballard Gives Black Friday

FRI Participating Ballard merchants donate a portion of their sales to local communities in need, Friday, Seattle (facebook.com/ballardgivesblackfriday).

Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair, Port Townsend

FRI-SAT Jewelry, photography, pottery, dolls, clothing, portion of proceeds benefit Jefferson County Food Bank, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Port Townsend Community Center, Lawrence St. and Tyler St., Port Townsend (porttownsendartsguild.org).

Duwamish Native Holiday Gift Fair

FRI-SUN Arts and crafts, regalia, cards, jewelry, smoked salmon, by native artists and vendors, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle (206-431-1582 or facebook.com/events/896724137084205).

Small Business Saturday

SAT Shop as part of a national event to support small local stores Saturday, West Seattle Junction, California Avenue Southwest and Southwest Alaska Street, Seattle (wsjunction.org).

Small Business Saturday, Country Village

SAT With every purchase of $10 or more in Village shops, entry in Small Business Saturday give away basket; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Country Village, 23718 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell (425-483-2250 or countryvillagebothell.com).

Vendor Splendor

SAT 50 vendors, raffles, door prizes, pictures with Santa on a Harley, to benefit Grad Night Party scholarships, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Lynnwood High School, 3001 184th St. S.W., Lynnwood (edmonds.wednet.edu/lhs).

Small Business Saturday, Issaquah

SAT Entertainment, shopping, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; ride with Santa on free historic trolley, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, downtown Issaquah (downtownissaquah.com).

Holiday Sale of Himalayan Handicrafts

SUN Sale of prayer beads, jewelry, statues, prayer flags, incense, clothing, art prints, books, CDs and Himalayan art calendars. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism, 108 N.W. 83rd St., Seattle (206-789-2573 or sakya.org).

Kent Commons Holiday Bazaar

PLAN AHEAD Handcrafts by 100 vendors, musical entertainment, food trucks, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 5, Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent (253-856-5000 or kentwa.gov/KentCommonsHolidayBazaar).

Holiday Antique Show & Sale

PLAN AHEAD Antique show and sale benefits community center programs, 5-8 p.m. Dec. 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 6, Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 First Ave. W, Seattle; $10/Friday, $2/Saturday, free admission Sunday (206-372-0224).


Apple Cup viewing at Seattle Central Library

FRI Watch the 108th Apple Cup, University of Washington Huskies vs. Washington State University Cougars, on the library’s big screen, cheering and friendly competition welcome, doors open 11:30 a.m. Friday for 12:30 p.m. game, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free, while space lasts, auditorium accommodates 275 people (206-386-4636).


Celebrations Holiday Home Tour, Redmond

PLAN AHEAD Self-guided tour of six festively decorated homes in Redmond; proceeds benefit Assistance League of the Eastside programs for people in need; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 4, Redmond; $30-$35 (425-556-5106 or eastside.assistanceleague.org).

Mount Baker Home Tour and Arts and Crafts Sale

PLAN AHEAD Tour inside historic homes within walking distance or ride shuttle, arts and crafts sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 5, Mount Baker Community Club, 2811 Mount Rainier Drive S., Seattle; $30 (mountbaker.org/home-tour).