A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2018.
Foul weather, a group leader’s illness, insufficient sign-ups — many situations can cancel or cause schedule changes for events and outings. To be certain of your plans, always call before you go.
Swans/Snow Geese of the Skagit
SAT Information on trumpeter and tundra swans that migrate to the area December-February and where to view them, 11 a.m. Saturday; program on migrating snow geese, 11 a.m. Dec. 8, Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; $8, preregister (360-466-3821 or christiansonsnursery.com).
Winter Holidays at Seattle Aquarium
SAT-MON Diving Santa, story times, holiday concerts, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Monday and Dec. 7-10, 14-17, 21-24, The Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle; $19.95-$29.95, ages 3 and younger free (206-386-4300 or seattleaquarium.org).
SAFE Holiday Open House
SUN Farm tours, holiday photos with mini horses, kids activities, craft bazaar; proceeds benefit Save a Forgotten Equine (SAFE) horse rescue; noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Safe Harbor Stables, 10407 192nd Ave. N.E., Redmond (safehorses.org/news-updates/upcoming-events/).
Most Read Entertainment Stories
- Seattle’s theater stagehand community, still idled by COVID shutdown, fears a mental health crisis
- Seattle-based kung fu movie ‘The Paper Tigers’ debuts this week after a long, winding 10-year production journey
- 'Anxious to see you:' JFK letters to Swedish lover auctioned
- Now streaming: TCM fest opens with original 'West Side Story'; plus 'Tenet,' 'Girls5eva' and more
- It's Star Wars Day, and a meteor shower is on its way to Seattle-area skies
PLAN AHEAD Holiday cookie sale to benefit Seattle Milk Fund, while supplies last, 11 a.m. Dec. 8, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (seattlemilkfund.org).
Jingle Bell Run
PLAN AHEAD 12K, 5K, one mile runs, includes jingle bells, entertainment, Holiday Cheer Garden, costume contest, benefits The Arthritis Foundation, 8 a.m. Dec. 9, Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Seattle; $45-$70, additional fundraising suggested (206-413-6858 or /events.arthritis.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1615&eventID=649).
Danish Christmas Beer Fest
FRI Inspired by J-dag (Christmas brew day) in Denmark; taste Christmas brews, cider, and aquavit, Danish Christmas treats, nonalcoholic beverages, 7 p.m. Friday, Seattle Danish Center, 1833 N. 105th St., Seattle; $10-$25, preregister (206-523-3263 or /northwestdanish.org/xmasbeerfest/).
St. Nick’s Holiday Wine Weekend
FRI-SUN “Oh Chocolate Night” wine tasting and chocolates, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Columbia Winery, 14030 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville; $65-$95; Saint Nick’s Open House Celebration tours and tastings at 25 wineries and tasting rooms, 1-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Woodinville Wine Country, check in Woodinville Visitor Center, 14700 148th Ave. N.E., Woodinville; $50/day or $65/weekend (425-482-7490 or woodinvillewinecountry.com/calendar/).
Swedish Pancake Breakfast
SUN Swedish pancakes with lingonberries or strawberries, ham, beverages, music and folk dancing, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$11, ages 4 and younger free (206-283-1090 or swedishclubnw.org).
Breakfast with Santa, Poulsbo
SUN Pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, ham, beverages, 9 a.m. Sunday, Sons of Norway, 18891 Front St. N.E., Poulsbo; $7-$10 (360-779-5209 or poulsbosonsofnorway.com).
Peruvian Dinner Cooking Class
DEC. 6 La Cocina School Latin cooking course, how to prepare a three-course Peruvian dinner, proceeds benefit Senior Wellness programs, 6 p.m. Dec. 6, El Centro De La Raza, 2524 16th Ave. S., Seattle; $85 (206-957-4649 or elcentrodelaraza.org/).
Brunch with Santa, Shoreline
PLAN AHEAD Crafts for kids, Santa visit, brunch, 12:30-3 p.m. Dec. 8, Shoreline Elks Lodge, 14625 15th Ave. N.E., Shoreline; $5-$10 by reservation; ages 3 and younger free (206-364-1800).
Breakfast with Santa, Auburn
PLAN AHEAD Breakfast, entertainment, Santa visit, 8:30 and 11 a.m. seatings, Dec. 8, Auburn Community & Event Center, 910 Ninth Street S.E., Auburn; $7-$10 by reservation (253-931-3043 or auburnwa.gov/things_to_do.htm).
Holiday events 27th Annual Nativity Exhibit
FRI-SUN Advent exhibit of more than 500 Nativities created by artists in over 115 countries around the world, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Messiah Lutheran Church, 7050 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-383-5718).
Victorian Country Christmas Festival
FRI-SUN Hundreds of Victorian-themed vendors, Holiday Jubilee Theater, Santa, Christmas displays, Winter Wine Garden, horse-drawn sleigh and carriage rides, kids’ activities, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 28-29, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $8-$12; cash only at the gate (avictoriancountrychristmas.com).
SAT Music by the Smiling Scandinavians, treats, trees, Santa visits, 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Bergen Place Park, 5420 22nd Ave. N.W., Seattle (visitballard.com/events/ballard-holidayfest-2/).
Celebrate the Season at Sky Nursery
SAT Santa visiting 11 a.m.-3 p.m., STRUM Ukulele Band 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline (206-546-4851 or skynursery.com).
Hometown Holidays in the Junction
SAT Holiday Night Market with 40 artists, 3-7 p.m. Saturday; entertainment, 4-6 p.m., Santa lights the tree, 6 p.m. Saturday, California Avenue Southwest and Southwest Alaska Street, Seattle (wsjunction.org/blog/hometownholidays2018/).
Luminaria Walk, Meadowbrook Pond
SAT Walk along the lit pathway, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Meadowbrook Pond, 35th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 107th Street, Seattle (206-684-7522).
SAT Holiday llamas, kid’s activities, music, food trucks, vendors, Santa, 3 p.m., tree lighting, 5 p.m. Saturday, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland (kirklanddowntown.org).
Kent Winterfest Holiday Celebration
SAT Performances by choirs and bands, kids activities, 2-4:30 p.m., snacks, 3-7 p.m., Kent Christmas Tree and Park Lighting Ceremony, 5 p.m. Saturday, Town Square Plaza Park, Smith Street and Second Avenue, Kent (kentlionsclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Winterfest-2018-for-the-webpage.pdf).
Santa Parade and Tree Lighting, Auburn
SAT Children’s parade, followed by community caroling and the lighting of the City Hall Christmas Tree and synchronized light show, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, downtown Auburn (253-931-3043 or /auburnwa.gov/things_to_do/community/sptl_s_p214.htm).
Santa Arrival and Tree Lighting, Country Village
SAT Santa arrives to light the tree and greet children, 7 p.m. Saturday, Country Village, 23718 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell (countryvillagebothell.com/santa-arrival-tree-lighting).
Tree Lighting Festival and Holiday Market, Kenmore
SAT Entertainment from local choirs and dance groups, arts and crafts, holiday market, 4-8 p.m., Santa’s arrival by fire truck and tree lighting, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Kenmore City Hall, 6700 N.E. 181st St., Kenmore; nonperishable food bank donations and new toys collected (kenmorewa.gov/TreeLightingFestival).
Tree Lighting, Mill Creek
SAT Performances by Henry M. Jackson High School drum line, Voices Northwest Chorus, 4 p.m. Saturday, Mill Creek City Hall, 15728 Main St., Mill Creek (millcreektourism.com/treelighting).
SAT 10K, 8:30 a.m., 5k 9 a.m.; holiday fair 3-6 p.m.; Santa’s procession, 5:30 p.m., tree lighting, 6 p.m. Saturday, DeYoung Park, 13680 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville (celebratewoodinville.com/winterfest/).
Snoqualmie Winter Lights
SAT Heirloom Winter Market with arts and crafts by local artists and businesses, 2-6 p.m.; horse drawn wagon rides, ice carver demo, music, cookies, cider, 5-8 p.m.; Santa arrives by fire engine to light the tree, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Railroad Park, 7971 Railroad Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie (ci.snoqualmie.wa.us/).
Salish Lodge Tree Lighting
SAT Tree lighting, hot chocolate, holiday tea and cookies, Santa photos, carolers, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Salish Lodge and Spa, 6501 Railroad Ave. S.E., on Highway 202, Snoqualmie (salishlodge.com/holiday2018.php).
North Bend Holly Days Community Celebration
SAT Entertainment, 4-7 p.m., tree lighting, 5:05 p.m., Santa arrives by fire truck, 5:25 p.m. Saturday, downtown North Bend (discovernorthbend.com/176/Holly-Days).
Port of Everett Holiday on the Bay
SAT Vendors, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; entertainment, holiday activities, music, movies, 1-5 p.m.; Holiday Tree Lighting and Santa visit, 5 p.m.; Mukilteo Boat Club Lighted Boat Parade, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Port of Everett Waterfront Center, 1205 Craftsman Way, Everett (portofeverett.com/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/5433/265?curm=12&cury=2018).
Puyallup Lighted Santa Parade
SAT Holiday Market, noon-7 p.m., Pioneer Park Pavilion; Lighted Santa Parade, Santa arrives by fire truck, 5 p.m. Saturday, downtown Puyallup to Pioneer Park for lighting of Community Tree, Pioneer Park, 330 S. Meridian St., Puyallup (puyallupmainstreet.com/events/lighted-santa-parade/).
Christmas Regale, Fort Nisqually
SAT Holiday celebration in 1800s style, games, make ornaments, Father Christmas visits, arrival of the yule log, Christmas carols; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $8-$10, ages 3 and younger free (metroparkstacoma.org/news/?id=2696).
SAT Santa arrival, dancing around the tree, Lucia Bride lights bonfire escorted by Vikings, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Waterfront Park, Liberty Bay, Poulsbo (poulsbosonsofnorway.com).
Festival of Chimes and Lights, Port Orchard
SAT Merchants’ events, snacks, lighted boat contest, Purr N’ Pooch pet parade, pictures with Santa, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Main Street and waterfront, Port Orchard (portorchard.com/events/details/festival-of-chimes-and-lights-13391).
Winter Festival and Crafts Fair
SAT-SUN Arts and crafts by 150 vendors, entertainment, cafe, wreath sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N, Seattle; $2-$4 ages 12 and younger free (206-783-2244 or phinneycenter.org/calendar/winter-festival-18/).
SAT-SUN Holiday market, noon-6 p.m., entertainment, craft activities, 4-8 p.m., tree lighting, 5 p.m., fireworks show 6 p.m. Saturday; luminary walk, 5 p.m. Sunday, Redmond City Hall Campus, 15670 N.E. 85th St., Redmond (redmondlights.com/).
SAT-JAN. 31 Step into a 20-foot-long shipping container to be immersed in a kaleidoscope of color created by local artists, Saturday-Jan. 31, Occidental Square, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle (downtownseattle.org/events/holidays/).
Holiday With Lights
SAT-DEC. 30 Tree lighting ceremony, 6 p.m. Saturday; rides, holiday decor, activities, 5-9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 5-10 p.m. Dec. 7-8, 14-23, 26-30, Wild Waves Theme & Water Park, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; $14.99-$19.99 (wildwaves.com/holidaywithlights.php).
Issaquah Reindeer Festival
SAT-DEC. 23 Holiday celebration, meet Santa and his reindeer, Magic Forest, gift shop, Snack Shop, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily, Saturday through Dec. 23, Cougar Mountain Zoo, 19525 S.E. 54th St., Issaquah; $15.50; $14.50/ages 62+; $12.50/ages 2-12 (cougarmountainzoo.org).
SUN Scandinavian Advent service with lessons and carols in English and Swedish, St. Lucia Procession, reception following, 4 p.m. Sunday, First Covenant Church, 400 E. Pike St., Seattle (firstcovenantseattle.org/julfest/).
Light Up the Night Parade and Holiday Beach Party
SUN Join the parade, wear twinkling sweaters and hats, decorated wagons, strollers, tricycles encouraged; from Sunset Beach parking lot, around the playground and past the bathhouse; entertainment by Joyas Mestizas music, dance and regional costumes of Mexico, concessions available, bonfires on the beach, bring marshmallows and roasting sticks, beach chairs suggested, 4:30-6 p.m. Sunday; in case of rain, the event will be moved to Sunday Dec. 9; Lake Sammamish State Park, 20606 S.E. 56th St., Issaquah (lakesammamishfriends.org).
Bothell Tree Lighting Festival on Main Street
SUN Santa’s arrival, lighting the Christmas Tree, holiday activities and treats on Main Street, holiday music, favorite holiday characters, 5 p.m. Sunday, Main Street, downtown Bothell (bothelltreelightingfestival.com).
Seattle Center Winterfest
ONGOING Model train in historic winter village display, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily; take a turn controlling the train, 10:30 a.m.-noon, 1-2:30 p.m., 3:30-5:30 p.m. daily, $2 suggested donation; weekend entertainment including Federal Way Chorale, 12:30 p.m. Saturday; KlezKids Jewish music and mirth, 12:30 p.m. Sunday; Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).
ONGOING 26th annual display in support of the Northwest Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) with a Whoville theme inspired by “How The Grinch Stole Christmas,” 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily, Sheraton Seattle Hotel, 1400 Sixth Ave., Seattle; free, donations suggested (206-682-6979 or gingerbreadvillage.org).
ONGOING Christmas Light Maze and Market, Ice-Skating Trail, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, entertainment, 4-10 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 4-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays through Dec. 30, closed Dec. 3 and 10, Safeco Field, 1250 First Ave., Seattle; $21.99-$29.99/Mondays-Thursdays; $23.99-$32.99/Fridays-Sundays; $19.99-$26.99/last two hours each day; $19.99-$24.99/Dec. 4 and 11; advance purchase recommended (enchantchristmas.com/seattle/).
Holiday Express Train and Poinsettia Display
ONGOING Holiday display, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays through Jan. 1; Volunteer Park Conservatory, 1400 E. Galer St., Seattle; $2-$4 (volunteerparkconservatory.org/events-calendar).
Teddy Bear Suite
ONGOING Suite transformed into a holiday wonderland of teddy bears, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Jan. 1, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University St., Seattle; donations to Seattle Children’s Hospital encouraged (fairmont.com/seattle/activities-services/holidays-at-fairmont).
ONGOING Decorated boat with choir stops near shore locations with holiday music, ride on boat or follow boat available, various dates and locations through Dec. 23, including performances 7:10 Friday, Newcastle Beach Park; 8:05 Friday, Gene Coulon Memorial Park; 2:15 p.m. Saturday, Gas Works Park; 3:10 p.m. Saturday, ASUW Shell House; 7:55 p.m. Saturday, Madrona Beach Park; 8:55 p.m. Saturday, Ivar’s Salmon House; 2:10 p.m. Sunday, Hyatt Regency Lake Washington; 3:05 p.m. Sunday, Seward Park; 7:40 p.m. Sunday, Mount Baker Beach; 8:15 p.m. Sunday, Stan Sayres Memorial Park; 8:50 p.m. Sunday, Ferdinand Street Park; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Liberty Bay Waterfront Park; 7:50 p.m. Wednesday, House of Awakened Culture, Port Madison; 8:05 Dec. 6, Pomeroy Park; 9:25 p.m. Dec. 6, Elliott Bay Marina; shore events free, rides on ship $22-$68 by reservation (argosycruises.com/christmas-ship-festival-schedule/).
Reindeer Festival, Swansons
ONGOING Meet Santa’s reindeer Dasher & Blitzen, model train village display, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily; “Meet the Reindeer” presentations, 11 a.m. Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-782-2543 or swansonsnursery.com).
ONGOING Parade with Santa, falling snow, colorful lights, floats, snow princesses, toy drummers, 7 p.m. daily through Dec. 24, on Bellevue Way between Northeast Fourth Street and Northeast Eighth Street, Bellevue (snowflakelane.com).
ONGOING Half a million sparkling lights formed into the whimsical shapes of plants, flowers, birds, animals, and waterfalls, 4:30-9:30 p.m. daily through Dec. 30, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue; $5, ages 10 and younger free (425-452-6844 or bellevuebotanical.org/event/garden-dlights/).
Clam Lights, Renton
ONGOING Trees and shrubs decorated with thousands of lights, 5-8 p.m. daily through Jan. 1, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N., Renton (rentonwa.gov/cms/one.aspx?pageId=9619465).
Winter Wonderland at Redmond Town Center
ONGOING Synthetic skating rink, entertainment, carousel, Santa; Kick Off 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 23, mall hours through Jan. 6, closed Dec. 25, Friday-Wednesday, Redmond Town Center, 16495 N.E. 74th St., Redmond (425-869-2640 or redmondtowncenter.com/event/winter-wonderland-kick-off/).
Zoolights, Point Defiance
ONGOING Zoo transformed into a colorful winter wonderland with more than 700,000 lights, 3-D animal light displays, 5-9 p.m. through Jan. 6, Friday-Wednesday, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $6-$12 (pdza.org/event/zoolights/).
North Pole at the Fair
ONGOING Santa visits and photos, activities for kids including Christmas stories, Mrs. Claus Candy Store and Kitchen, Santa’s Workshop projects, 4-8 p.m. Nov. 29-Friday; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday; 4-8 p.m Wednesday-Dec. 6; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 7; hours vary through Dec., Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $5/admission, $30/Santa visit and photo (northpoleatthefair.com).
Fantasy Lights, Spanaway Park
ONGOING Two-mile drive-through display, 300 displays and thousands of sparkling lights of animals, holiday scenes, a rocket ship, sea turtles, 5:30-9 p.m. daily through Jan. 1, Spanaway Park, 14905 Bresemann Blvd. S., Spanaway; $14/vehicle; half price nights, $7/Dec. 3-5 (co.pierce.wa.us/1253/Fantasy-Lights).
The Lights of Christmas Festival
ONGOING A million lights, five entertainment stages, children’s activities, food, 5-10 p.m. Nov. 29-Sunday, Dec. 6-9, Dec. 13-16, Dec. 19-23, Dec. 26-29, Warm Beach Camp & Conference Center, 20800 Marine Drive, Stanwood; $12-$16, overnight packages available (800-228-6724 or thelightsofchristmas.com).
Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Competition
PLAN AHEAD 40+ caroling teams sing on downtown Seattle streets to compete for Best Choral, Most Creative, and People’s Choice Awards, 6 p.m. Dec. 7, Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Seattle (pikemarketseniorcenter.org).
Twinkle Twinkle Freeway Park Winter Warmup
PLAN AHEAD Freeway Park illuminations, bonfire and s’mores, caroling, winter wear drive, bring new or gently used wool or fleece hats, gloves, socks, 4:30-6 p.m. Dec. 7, Seneca Plaza, Seattle (freewayparkassociation.org).
Tree Lighting Ceremony, Mountlake Terrace
PLAN AHEAD Cocoa, coffee and cookies, caroling, lighting the “tree“ 1,800 LED lights atop the city’s water tower, Santa’s grand entrance on a Fire Truck, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Evergreen Playfield, 22205 56th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace (cityofmlt.com/602/Tree-Lighting-Ceremony).
Des Moines Holiday Tree Lighting
PLAN AHEAD Caroling, treats, Santa, 6 p.m. Dec. 7, Big Catch Plaza, South 216th Street and Marine View Drive, Des Moines; (destinationdesmoines.org).
Very Merry Sammamish
PLAN AHEAD Petting zoo, crafts, entertainment, treats, food vendors, 5 p.m. Dec. 7, Sammamish Commons Plaza, 801 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish (sammamish.us/event/?id=48592).
Green Lake Pathway of Lights
PLAN AHEAD Luminaria, music by local schools and artists on the path around the lake, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; food bank donations collected (206-684-0780).
Victorian Christmas Tea, Neely Mansion
SAT Season buffet tea, tours of the mansion decorated for Christmas, holiday music; noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Saturday, Neely Mansion, 12303 Auburn-Black Diamond Road, Auburn; $10-$15 by reservation (253-927-4250 or neelymansion.org).
First Thursday, MOHAI
DEC. 6 Exhibits and objects on local history; free admission 10 a.m.-8 p.m., admission to special exhibits $10-$12, Dec. 6, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).
First Thursday, Museum of Flight
DEC. 6 Museum Great Gallery, Personal Courage Wing, Aviation Pavilion and more, free admission 5-9 p.m. Dec. 6, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle (206-764-5700 or museumofflight.org).
First Thursday, NAAM
DEC. 6 Exhibits, programs and events on the histories, arts and cultures of people of African descent; free admission 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 6, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (206-518-6000 or naamnw.org/).
First Thursday, the Burke
DEC. 6 Washington state collections of natural and cultural heritage; free admission, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 6, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle (206-616-3962 or burkemuseum.org/).
First Thursday, the Wing
DEC. 6 Gallery admission free, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 6; Museum Experience tours offered at discounted rates, $7.95-$11.95, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, 719 S. King St., Seattle (206-623-5124 or wingluke.org).
First Thursdays, SAM
DEC. 6 Collections, temporary installations, and special exhibitions from around the world; free admission and half price for special exhibit “Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India,” 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 6, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org/).
First Thursday, White River Valley Museum
ONGOING Featuring “Sasquatch: Ancient Native Perspectives on the Mysterious Beings of the Woods” through Dec. 16, free admission noon-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Dec. 6, 918 H St. S.E., Auburn; $2-$5, free on first Thursdays and third Sundays (253-288-7433 or wrvmuseum.org).
History After Hours: Craft & Brew
DEC. 6 Crafting and beer tasting, last chance to see 180 unusual items in the exhibition Make/Do: A History of Creative Reuse before it closes, specialty brews by Washington breweries, make your own wrapping paper, 7 p.m. Dec. 6, Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; $20-$25 (253-798-5926 or washingtonhistory.org/events).
Welcome the Orcas Celebration
SAT The Whale Trail invites the public to an inspirational, educational event for all ages to mark the annual return of the Southern Resident orcas to the inland waters of Puget Sound, learn about the Southern Resident killer whale task force, orcas and the major threats to their survival; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, orca parade at noon, Alki Bathhouse Studio, 1702 Alki Ave S.W., Seattle (www.facebook.com/events/304964523443506/).
Holiday Hijinx Ice Skating Show
TUE Local competitive skaters perform holiday selections, wear warm clothes and feel free to bring a blanket, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Highland Ice Arena, 18005 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-546-2431 or highlandskatingclub.org).
Trail Running Film Festival and Expo
FRI-SUN The Trail Running Film Festival takes you on a virtual run through forests, up mountains, beyond emotional obstacles and across the finish line, expo 4 p.m., films 6 p.m. Friday; expo opens 1:30 p.m., films at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday; expo opens 2:30 p.m., films 5:30 p.m. Sunday; Cornish Playhouse, 201 Mercer St., Seattle; $20-$60; expo admission free (trailfilmfest.com).
FRI-SAT Unique gifts from 30 vendors and organizations that support causes empowering women and girls, protecting the environment, and responding to the refugee crisis, and local organizations using design innovation to tackle world problems, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, 440 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle (206-709-3100 or discovergates.org/givingmarketplace).
Bellevue Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale
FRI-SAT Book bargains, proceeds benefit library programs; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Bellevue King County Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue (425-450-1765 or kcls.org).
Christmas Flair Craft Boutique
FRI-SAT Ornaments, wreaths, jewelry, gift baskets, quilts, vintage collectibles, food items; portion of profits benefits the Foundation for the Edmonds Schools scholarship fund; noon-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, ArtWorks, 201 Second Ave. S., Second Street and Dayton Avenue South, Edmonds (425-774-7865).
FRI-SAT Sale 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; pancake breakfast, 8:30-11 a.m. Saturday; Mt. Si Senior Center, 411 Main St., North Bend (discovernorthbend.com/176/Holly-Days).
Seattle Sampling Artists’ Studio Tour
FRI-SUN Self-guided tour of eight Seattle artists’ studios, 4-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Seattle (seattlesampling.com).
Seward Park Clay Studio Holiday Show and Sale
FRI-DEC. 27 Sale of a variety of clay work by local artists and students; opening night gala, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, suggested $10 donation; regular hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Dec. 27, Seward Park Clay Studio, 5900 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle (sewardparkart.org).
Historic Shell Holiday Shop
FRI-SUN Jewelry, holiday and home decor, greeting cards and more by local artists, noon-6 p.m. Fridays-Sundays through Dec. 30, Historic Shell Station, 232 Front St., Issaquah (facebook.com/ShellHolidayShop/).
Gifts and Greens Galore
SAT Botanical decorations including holiday wreaths and bundled greens, nature-inspired gifts, including many local, seasonal specialty items; all proceeds benefit Washington Park Arboretum, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Graham Visitor Center, Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle (arboretumfoundation.org/events/gifts-greens-galore/).
Orca K-8 PTSA Holiday Bazaar
SAT Gifts by local artists and vendors, baked goods, hot cider, kids’ craft-making table, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Orca K-8 School, 5215 46th Ave. S., Seattle (orcaptsa.wordpress.com/holiday-bazaar/).
Lakewood-Seward Park Holiday Bazaar
SAT Shop from local artists and vendors, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Lakewood Seward Park Community Club, 4916 S. Angeline St., Seattle (206-289-0618 or lspcc.org/holiday-gift-bazaar/).
Queen City Holiday Market
SAT Live jazz, food and shopping from local women-owned businesses, 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Central Area Senior Center, 500 30th Ave. S., Seattle (facebook.com/events/272149826966807/).
Rainier Beach Arts and Crafts Market
SAT Holiday gifts and crafts by local artists, woodworking, ceramics, jewelry, sculptors, art in all medias, foods and drinks, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday Rainier Beach Community Club, 6038 S. Pilgrim St., Seattle (rainierbeachcommunityclub.org/?p=4390f).
Moshier Holiday Pottery Sale
SAT Handmade mugs, bowls, serving dishes, casseroles, garden art, jewelry, planters, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Moshier Community Art Center, 430 S. 156th St., Burien; cash or checks only (206-988-3700 or burienparks.net).
Holiday Craft Bazaar Benefiting MEOW Cat Rescue
SAT Handcrafted items, homemade baked goods; proceeds benefit the animals of MEOW, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church, 308 Fourth Ave. S., Kirkland (meowcatrescue.org).
Skyline High School Holiday Bazaar
SAT Arts and crafts by local vendors, glass art, photography, jewelry, soap, purses, candles, holiday decorations, food, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Skyline High School, 1122 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish (facebook.com/events/777333015938209/).
Sons of Norway Bazaar, Poulsbo
SAT Scandinavian vendors, lefse, rommegrot and other food, folkdancing, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sons of Norway, 18891 Front St. N.E., Poulsbo (poulsbosonsofnorway.com).
United Indians Art Market
SAT-SUN Authentic Native American arts, crafts and food with representatives from many tribes, entertainment, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Daybreak Star Cultural Center, 5011 Bernie Whitebear Way, Discovery Park, Seattle (unitedindians.org).
Urban Craft Uprising Winter Show
SAT-SUN Hand-crafted clothing, jewelry, gifts, bags, accessories, children’s goods, toys, housewares, furniture, paper goods, candles, kits, art, food by 150 vendors, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 299 Mercer St., Seattle (urbancraftuprising.com).
Winter Festival and Crafts Fair
SAT-SUN Arts and crafts by 150 vendors, entertainment, cafe, wreath sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N, Seattle; $2-$4, ages 12 and younger free (206-783-2244 or phinneycenter.org/calendar/winter-festival-18/).
Home for the Holidays Arts and Crafts Fair
SAT-SUN Arts and crafts by local artists, jewelry, glass and fiber arts, cards, photography, holiday decor, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Unity of Bellevue, 16330 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue (425-747-5950 or unityofbellevue.org/upcoming-events).
Holiday Sale of Handicrafts & Baked Treats
SUN Marketplace selling prayer flags, incense, art prints, books, music, prayer beads, jewelry, calendars, clothing, baked goods and more, Tibetan tea served, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; free tour of the Monastery’s Shrine Room with its traditional Tibetan murals, sculptures, mandalas, and triple life-sized golden Buddha statue, noon Sunday, Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism, 108 N.W. 83rd St., Seattle (206-789-2573 or sakya.org).
Crown Hill Holiday Market
WED Arts and crafts by local vendors, 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Crown Hill Center, 9250 14th Ave. N.W., Seattle (facebook.com/events/2226388727629373/).
DEC. 6 Parents and kids sell their gently-used toys, table rentals and entrance fees benefit Wellspring Family Services, helping homeless families, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 6, Lakewood Seward Park Community Club, 4916 S. Angeline St., Seattle (206-289-0618 or lspcc.org/toycyle-sale/).
DEC. 6-7 New or slightly used clothing clearance, both days with replenished stock, most items $5-$15, more expensive items in High End Designer Boutique, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 7, Dress for Success Seattle, 1118 Fifth Ave., Seattle (206-461-4472 or /seattle.dressforsuccess.org/).
Leavenworth Tree Lighting Getaway
SAT-SUN Bellevue or Seattle departures available to Leavenworth Christmas Tree Lighting day trip, round-trip bus transportation, five hours free time in Leavenworth, Saturday-Sunday and Dec. 8-9, 15-16, Sound Excursions; $70 (soundexcursions.com/leavenworth-tree-lighting-getaway/).
Winterfest Ice Rink
THRU DEC. 31 Indoor ice skating, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays; Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, Seattle; $8, $6/ages 6-12, $2/ages 5 and younger, includes skate rental (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com/winterfest).
Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink
THRU JAN. 13 Outdoor skating rink with all-weather shelter, skating events and lessons, food and beverages available; 3-11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; 3-9:30 p.m. Monday; 3-9:30 p.m. Tuesday; 1-9:30 p.m. Wednesday; 1-9:30 p.m. Dec. 6; 3-11 p.m. Dec. 7, hours vary through Jan. 13; 100 100th Ave N.E., Bellevue; $15, $10/ages 8 and younger including skate rental; $11, $/6 ages 8 and younger with your own skates (bellevueicerink.com).
ONGOING Permits available, required to park in specially cleared, designated parking lots with access to areas around the state for cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, tubing and other winter sports and snow play, sold online and at venues around the state (parks.state.wa.us/).
“Seattle Now & Then” Book Signing
MON Book signing event with historian and author Paul Dorpat and photographer and co-author Jean Sherrard; presentations 5:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. Monday, signings after each 15-minute presentation, books available for sale, Ivar’s Salmon House, 401 NE. Northlake Way, Seattle; free, reservations required (206-632-0767 or ivars.com/events/item/593-ivar-seattle-book).
Europe travel classes
SAT Travel classes; Portugal, 10 a.m.; Alpine Europe, noon Saturday; Europe on foot, 6 p.m. Dec. 6; packing light and right, 10 a.m. Dec. 8; Croatia and Slovenia, noon Dec. 8; Rick Steves Travel Center, 130 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds; free, preregister (ricksteves.com/travel-tips/travel-classes).
SAT Southern Spain and Morocco, 10 a.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, reservations required (425-744-6076 or savvytravelerstore.com).
SAT Observe or follow on library computer to learn basic and intermediate Adobe Photoshop holiday projects; 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Greenwood Branch, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle; call to register (206-684-4086 or spl.org).