A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Dec. 7-13, 2018.
FRI-SUN Cat adoption fees $25 off, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Humane, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-274-1501 or seattlehumane.org).
Winter Holidays at Seattle Aquarium
SAT-MON Diving Santa, story times, holiday concerts, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Monday and Dec. 14-17, 21-24, Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle; $19.95-$29.95, ages 3 and younger free (206-386-4300 or seattleaquarium.org).
Yappy Howlidays Mutt Mixer
MON Mingle with other dog lovers, holiday cocktails, photos with the Grinch, doggy swag, 5 p.m. Monday, W Seattle Hotel, 1112 Fourth Ave., Seattle (facebook.com/events/189016705317679/?active_tab=about).
TUES Dogs welcome, photos with Santa, pup and human snacks, wine, Seattle Humane Society adoptable pups, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Hotel Monaco Seattle lobby, 1101 Fourth Ave., Seattle (monaco-seattle.com/pet-friendly-hotels-seattle/holiday-howl).
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SAT Holiday cookie sale to benefit Seattle Milk Fund, while supplies last, 11 a.m. Saturday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (seattlemilkfund.org).
Holiday Party & Toy Drive
SAT Holiday party and toy drive to benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital, Santa, raffles and prizes, food, drinks, kids’ activities, collecting unwrapped toys and gifts, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Tukwila Comfort Suites, 7200 Fun Center Way, Tukwila; free (425-227-9200 or facebook.com/events/1876160199136469).
Jingle Bell Run
SUN 12K, 5K, one mile runs, includes jingle bells, entertainment, Holiday Cheer Garden, costume contest, benefits The Arthritis Foundation, 8 a.m. Sunday, 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).
St. Nicholas Faire
SUN Appetizers, cider, silent auction, bake sale, children’s books, gift cards, wine tasting; proceeds benefit West Seattle Food Bank and West Seattle Helpline, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, First Lutheran Church of West Seattle, 4105 California Ave. S.W., Seattle; $5/person or $15/family with nonperishable food donation by each person, or $10/$25 without food donation (206-935-6530 or flcws.org).
Holiday International Folk Dance
SAT Music by the Allspice band, finger foods and ethnic costumes encouraged, 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $8 (snoking.org).
Free Cheese Day
FRI Free grilled cheese sandwich, no purchase necessary, to celebrate two-year anniversary, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Conscious Eatery, 5620 Sixth Ave. S., Seattle (206-659-4098).
Second Saturday Wine Nights — Champagne & Port
SAT Learn to taste and pontificate on rare bottles French Champagne and Port from Portugal, 8 p.m. Saturday, The Knife Room at Nordo, 103 S. Main St., Seattle; $40 (206-579-6215 or CafeNordo.com).
Brunch with Santa, Shoreline
SAT Crafts for kids, Santa visit, 12:30-3 p.m., brunch 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Shoreline Elks Lodge, 14625 15th Ave. N.E., Shoreline; $5-$10 by reservation, ages 3 and younger free (206-364-1800).
TUE Proceeds of a unique burger each week in December benefit nonprofit agencies; Operation Sack Lunch Tuesday-Dec. 17; Mary’s Place Dec. 18-23; St. Luke’s Edible Hope Kitchen Dec. 26-31; Li’l Woody’s Burgers and Shakes, 1211 Pine St., 2040 N.W. Market St., 1091 Thomas St., 9807 16th S.W., Seattle (lilwoodys.com/monthofgiving/).
Dick’s Kent Grand Opening
WED Ribbon-cutting, music by local high-school marching bands, pop-up store, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dick’s, 24220 Pacific Highway S., Kent (ddir.com).
Hopnificent Holiday Ball
WED Holiday attire suggested, holiday food specials, raffle, Heavy Metal Santa, Seattle Humane puppies and kittens for adoption, beer from several breweries; proceeds benefit Seattle Humane, 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, Watershed Pub & Kitchen, 10104 Third Ave. N.E., Seattle (facebook.com/events/2324813220925669/).
Elysian Brewing’s The Fix Release Party
DEC. 13 Heading back to the 1920s to celebrate The Fix, a dark imperial stout, chocolate sampling, hot dogs, 4 p.m. Dec. 13, Elysian Brewing Taproom, 5410 Airport Way S., Seattle (206-900-7973).
PLAN AHEAD Prime rib dinner, performance by Silver Fox Players, 5 p.m. Dec. 14, Mountlake Terrace Senior Center, 23000 Lake View Drive, Mountlake Terrace; $8-$10 (425-672-2407 or mltseniorcenter.net/upcoming-events/).
Holiday events Twinkle Twinkle Freeway Park Winter Warmup
FRI Freeway Park illuminations, bonfire and s’mores, caroling; winter wear drive, donation of new or gently used wool or fleece hats, gloves, socks suggested; 4:30-6 p.m. Friday, Seneca Plaza, between 600 and 700 Seneca, Seattle, concluding with walking parade to Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition (freewayparkassociation.org).
Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Competition
FRI 40+ caroling teams sing on downtown Seattle streets while they compete for Best Choral, Most Creative, and People’s Choice Awards, top teams compete in a sing-off on the Figgy Main Stage, 6 p.m. Friday, Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Seattle and surrounding area (pikemarketseniorcenter.org).
Holiday Tree Lighting and Firehouse Munch, Mercer Island
FRI Caroling, tree lighting ceremony, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Mercerdale Park, 77th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 32nd Street, Mercer Island; food, Santa, activities, 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, North Fire Station, Mercer Island (facebook.com/events/705208856498255/).
Des Moines Holiday Tree Lighting
FRI Caroling, treats, Santa, 6 p.m. Friday, Big Catch Plaza, South 216th Street and Marine View Drive, Des Moines (destinationdesmoines.org).
Tree Lighting Ceremony, Mountlake Terrace
FRI Cocoa, coffee and cookies, caroling, lighting the “tree“, a frame constructed with 1,800 LED lights atop the city’s water tower, Santa’s grand entrance on a Fire Truck, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Evergreen Playfield, 22205 56th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace (cityofmlt.com/602/Tree-Lighting-Ceremony).
Very Merry Sammamish
FRI Petting zoo, crafts, entertainment, treats, food vendors, 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sammamish Commons Plaza, 801 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish (sammamish.us/).
Let There Be Light, Pier 86
FRI-SUN First exhibit of large scale projected video art, focusing on abstract, immersive rendering of the sea, 6-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Grain Terminal Head House, Pier 86, Seattle (www.facebook.com/fap86)
Holiday With Lights
FRI-SUN Rides, holiday decor, activities, 5-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Dec. 14-23, 26-30, 5-9 p.m. Sunday, Wild Waves Theme & Water Park, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; $14.99-$19.99 (wildwaves.com/holidaywithlights.php).
Neighborhood Holiday Advent Festival
SAT Crafts, live reindeer, decorate cookies, make ornaments, carnival games, door prizes, sing along, holiday treats, 1 p.m. Saturday, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 4805 N.E. 45th St., Seattle (adventfestival.org).
Green Lake Pathway of Lights
SAT Luminaria, music by local schools and artists on the path around the lake, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; food bank donations collected (206-684-0780).
Santa’s Lights Tour
SAT Metro Employees Historic Vehicle Association 3-hour tour on vintage buses to neighborhood lights, 7 p.m. Saturday, Second Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; $5, no ORCA, Metro transfers, tickets, or passes accepted (206-477-0460 or mehva.org).
Santa Arrgh-rival — A Pirate X-Mas
SAT The Pirates of Treasure Island will arrgh-rive on their famous Pirate Ship, Santa lights the Jolly Rodney Pirate Ship in the center courtyard, 7 p.m. Saturday, Country Village, 23718 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell (425-483-2250 or countryvillagebothell.com).
Dickens Holiday Festival
SAT Santa, Best Victorian Dog Contest, horse and carriage rides to Seymour Conservatory Victorian Days, music, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Historic Stadium Business District, 9 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma; Stadium Christmas Tree Lighting, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Second and G Streets, Tacoma (dickensfestival.net).
Victorian Holiday Festival
SUN Staff and volunteers will be dressed in Victorian costumes, live music, crafts, refreshments, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Seymour Botanical Conservatory in Wright Park, 316 S. G St., Tacoma (www.facebook.com/events/154335428645863/).
Cocoa and Caroling
SAT Cocoa, carols, and good cheer for all ages, 5 p.m. Saturday, Lakewold Gardens, 12317 Gravelly Lake Drive, Lakewood; free, donations accepted (253-584-4106 or lakewoldgardens.org).
Winter Wonderland, Bainbridge
SAT Tree lighting ceremony, holiday music, visit by Santa and reindeer, snacks, lighted boat parade, 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Waterfront Park, Bainbridge, 301 Shannon Drive S.E., Bainbridge Island (biparks.org/special-events).
Winterfest Tree Lighting, Bremerton
SAT Activities for all ages at venues around downtown, 4-8 p.m.; horse-drawn carriage rides, 5-8 p.m.; Santa arrives by fire truck with a marching band, 5:30 p.m.; mayor lights the tree with Santa, 6 p.m.; photos with Santa, 6-7 p.m. Saturday, downtown Bremerton (downtownbremerton.org).
Pioneer Square Holidays/Howlidays
SAT-SUN Carriage rides, 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 15, 22; Howlidays pet event with dog costume contest, vendors, noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Occidental Square, 117 S. Washington St., Seattle (pioneersquare.org).
Celebrate the Season, Anacortes
SAT-SUN Santa and the Grinch, treats, games, entertainment; Sunday activities focus on Gingerbread, adult and student teams compete, make your own mini-house to take home, noon-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Port of Anacortes Event Center, 102 Commercial Ave., Anacortes (360-488-2343 or asfkids.org).
Holiday in the Park
DEC. 13 Choral ensembles, cookies and cocoa, kids’ activities, holiday lighting, luminaria, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 13, Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle (volunteerparktrust.org/events).
DEC. 13 Light installations, luminaria, music, art-making, food trucks, processions through the park, light-inspired clothing suggested, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 13, Olympic Sculpture Park, 2901 Western Ave., Seattle; free, preregistration suggested (206-654-3210 or seattleartmuseum.org/).
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; entertainment including Seattle Girls Choir, 12:30 p.m. Saturday; Seattle Boys Choir, 2 p.m. Saturday; SANCA Cirrus Circus, 12:30 p.m. Sunday; Northwest Junior Pipe Band, 3:05 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 Step into a 20-foot-long shipping container to immersed in a kaleidoscope of color created by local artists, daily through Jan. 31, Occidental Square, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle (downtownseattle.org/events/holidays/).
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. 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. 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).
Woodland Park Zoo WildLights
ONGOING Light displays throughout the zoo, animal encounters, indoor exhibits including Adaptations Building, home to meerkats and nocturnal animals such as sloths and fruit bats; historic carousel, indoor Snowmazium; food and beverages available, 5:30-8:30 p.m. daily through Jan. 5, closed Dec. 12, 24, 25, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $9.95-$14.95 (206-548-2500 or zoo.org/wildlights).
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 7:55 p.m. Friday, Lowman Beach Park; 8:40 p.m. Friday, Alki Beach Park; 3 p.m. Saturday, Duwamish Waterway Park; 4:05 p.m. Saturday, Don Armeni Park; 8 p.m. Saturday, Waterfront Park Bainbridge; 9:10 p.m. Saturday, Salty’s on Alki Beach; 6:15 p.m. Sunday, Skansie Brothers Park; 7:20 p.m. Sunday, Jack Hyde Park; 7:20 p.m. Monday, Dash Point Park; Browns Point Improvement Club, 7:55 p.m. Monday; 7:20 p.m. Wednesday, Edmonds Public Fishing Pier; 8:20 p.m. Wednesday, Richmond Beach Saltwater Park; 7:20 p.m. Dec. 13, Des Moines Beach Park; 8:10 p.m. Dec. 13, Redondo Beach; other locations through Dec. 23, 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, Redmond Town Center
ONGOING Synthetic skating rink, entertainment, carousel, Santa; mall hours through Jan. 6, Redmond Town Center, 16495 N.E. 74th St., Redmond (425-869-2640 or redmondtowncenter.com/event/winter-wonderland-kick-off).
Issaquah Reindeer Festival
ONGOING Holiday celebration, meet Santa and his reindeer, Magic Forest, gift shop, Snack Shop, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily 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).
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, 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, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday; 4-8 p.m.Wednesday-Dec. 13; 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).
Snow Day Winter Lighting Display
PLAN AHEAD Thousands of lights designed around a wintry Snow Day theme, Grand Opening Party with DJ, holiday craft vendors, entertainment, activities, food trucks, holiday beer garden, 4-9 p.m. Dec. 14; light display 4-9 p.m. daily Dec. 14-Jan. 20, Denny Park, 100 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle (sluchamber.org/snow-day-slu).
Holiday Wreath-laying to Honor Veterans
PLAN AHEAD Part of Wreaths Across America holiday wreath laying to honor and remember veterans, ceremony and program 9 a.m. Dec. 15, Tahoma National Cemetery Flag Pole Assembly Area, 18600 S.E. 240th St., Kent; wreath donation available online (425-413-9614 or www.wawg.cap.gov/).
NASA’s Space Program
SAT Former NASA director George Abbey and his biographer Michael Cassutt provide an insider look at NASA issues, 2 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; museum admission $14-$24 (206-764-5700 or museumofflight.org).
Sasquatch: Man-Ape or Myth?
SAT Author David George Gordon evaluates the data gathered about the legendary Sasquatch, rules of critical thinking and the scientific method, 2 p.m. Saturday, White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. S.E., Auburn; $5 (253-288-7433 or wrvmuseum.org/).
Chihuly Garden and Glass Seasonal Sundays
SUN Live music. 1:15 Sundays; glassblowing demonstrations and holiday cocktails in the Collections Cafe through the season, Chihuly Garden and Glass, 305 Harrison St., Seattle; $17-$26 (chihulygardenandglass.com).
Holiday Open House, Bellingham
SUN Refreshments, music, Christmas decorations in historic house, fundraiser for restoration, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Pickett House Museum, 910 Bancroft St., Bellingham; $10 (360-733-5873).
Santa’s Landing Party, Museum of Flight
PLAN AHEAD Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by plane and greet well-wishers, then head inside to hear holiday wishes, with music by Boeing Concert Orchestra and Boeing Band, 9:45 a.m. Dec. 15, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; outdoor activities free; museum admission $14-$24 (206-764-5700 or museumofflight.org).
Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India
ONGOING Paintings, decorative arts, elaborate tents, canopies, textiles and jewelry showcasing five centuries of art from the kingdom of Marwar-Jodhpur in Rajasthan, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, until 9 p.m. Thursdays, through Jan. 21; Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; $14.95-$24.95, ages 12 and younger free (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org).
Adopt a Stream Foundation
FRI-SUN Learn about stream, wetland and forest ecology on 1/2-mile accessible Nature Trail, Trout Stream Exhibit, Elevated Nature Walk through 20-acres of deep forests and wetlands next to a salmon stream, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, free admission in December; Holiday Tree for Salmon sale of live trees Saturday, $40-$100; Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. S.E., McCollum Park, Everett (425-316-8592 or streamkeeper.org).
Green Lake Bird Walk
SAT Expert birder Martin Muller leads walk about Green Lake to share information about its many bird species; 7:25 a.m. from South Kirkland Park & Ride, 108th Avenue Northeast just north of Hwy. 520 and Northup Way to carpool, or meet at Green Lake behind the Bathhouse Theater at 8 a.m. Saturday, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; free (425-746-6351 or eastsideaudubon.org).
Winter Wander Along Longfellow Creek
SAT Guided walk to explore the wilderness, look for season changes, learn about wildlife, for ages 6 and older, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $5 (206-684-7434).
Interlaken Park Improvements Ribbon Cutting
SAT Ribbon cutting celebration to celebrate a new stair and ramp connection between Interlaken Boulevars and Boyer Avenue East, 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the bottom of the new staircase at Boyer Avenue East and East Howe Street, followed by celebration with music, free bicycle safety checks, Montlake Community Center, 1618 E. Calhoun St., Seattle (parkways.seattle.gov/).
The Chanukah Party
SAT Community multimedia celebration, live stand-up comedy, musical performances, a dance party, food, 8 p.m. Saturday, Russian Community Center, 704 19th Ave. E., Seattle; $17 (thechanukahparty.com).
FRI New or slightly used clothing clearance, both days with replenished stock, most items $5-$15, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Dress for Success Seattle, 1118 Fifth Ave., Seattle (206-461-4472 or /seattle.dressforsuccess.org/).
Winter Solstice Night Market
FRI-SAT Arts and crafts, vintage items, food from 100 local vendors, entertainment, 5-10 p.m. Friday, noon-8 p.m. Dec. 8, Hangar 30, Magnuson Park, 6310 N.E. 74th St., Seattle; $1/suggested donation (facebook.com/events/2252621111638577/).
Friends of Newcastle Library Book Sale
FRI-SAT Hundreds of books for all ages in a wide-ranging selection of genres, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Newcastle Library, 12901 Newcastle Way, Newcastle (425-255-0111 or kcls.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/).
Lifetime Learning Center Book Sale
SAT Sale of 4,000 books in 30 categories, 50 cents-$2, bake sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Lifetime Learning Center, 3841 N.E. 123rd St., Seattle (206-949-8882 or lifetimelearningcenter.org).
Christmas Market, West Seattle
SAT Handmade crafts, cider, pretzels, bake sale, plants, food, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Admiral Congregational Church, 4320 S.W. Hill St., Seattle (206-932-8662).
Art Under $100
SAT Art sale by 70 local artists; VIP hour includes bubbly, chocolate, and messenger bag, 1-2 p.m., $20; free entry 2-8 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Design Center, 5701 Sixth Ave. S., Seattle (southparkarts.org/art-under-100/).
SAT The Alliance Francaise de Seattle European market, handmade products, arts and crafts from local businesses, French and German drinks and delicatessen, French Choir performance, visit from Santa, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle (206-632-5433 or afseattle.org).
East West Artisan Market
SAT Handmade items by local artists, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, East West Bookshop, 6407 12th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-523-3726 or eastwestbookshop.com).
Burien Library Guild Holiday Book Sale
SAT Great prices; proceeds benefit library programs; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Burien Library, 400 S.W. 152nd St., Burien (206-243-3490 or kcls.org).
Holiday at the Lake Bazaar
SAT Vendors, bake sale, gift wrapping, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Mountlake Terrace Senior Center, 23000 Lake View Drive, Mountlake Terrace (425-672-2407 or mltseniorcenter.net).
Thrift store sale
SAT Clothes, shoes, toys, furniture, crafts, linens, housewares, tools, Christmas items all 50-75% off; proceeds benefit community programs; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Eastside Community Aid Thrift Shop, 12451 116th Ave. N.E., Kirkland (425-825-1877 or ecathriftshop.org).
Artisans Holiday Fair
SAT Locally made products from 120 artists, holiday treats, craft opportunities, entertainment, gift wrapping, Santa, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe (360-805-6700 or evergreenfair.org/).
SUN Handmade gifts and jewelry from around the world, nonprofit organizations, 11:45 a.m. Sunday and Dec. 16; also, Neighborhood Christmas Party singing and treats, 7 p.m. Sunday, Northminster Presbyterian Church, 7706 25th Ave. N.W., Seattle (northminsterpres.org).
Holiday Charity Craft Fair
SUN Marketplace of local artists, clown doctors, Santa, tarot card readings; portion of proceeds benefit Room Circus medical clowning at Seattle Children’s Hospital; 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Mercer Island VFW Hall, 1836 72nd Ave. S.E., Mercer Island; nonperishable food bank donations requested (roomcircus.org/events).
Seward Park Clay Studio Holiday Show and Sale
ONGOING Sale of a variety of clay work by local artists and students; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Dec. 27 (closed Dec. 25); Wearable Art Weekend Saturday-Sunday, Seward Park Clay Studio, 5900 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle (sewardparkart.org).
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-Tuesday; 1-9:30 p.m. Wednesday- Dec. 13; 3-11 p.m. Dec. 14, 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).
Guided snowshoe hikes, Lake Easton State Park
PLAN AHEAD Three-mile guided snowshoe hikes for all ages and abilities with natural history, snowshoeing basics and safety information; bring snowshoes, poles, layered clothing and water; 12:30 p.m. Dec. 15, 19 and 26, other dates through Feb., Lake Easton State Park day use area, 150 Lake Easton State Park Road, Easton; Sno-Park permit and Discovery Pass required; road closures may cancel, updates after 9 a.m. day of hike (509-925-1943 or parks.state.wa.us/532/Lake-Easton).
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/).
First Friday Madrona
FRI Music, shopping, food, kids’ activities, wine tasting, 5-8 p.m. Friday, Madrona neighborhood, 34th Avenue between Pike, Union and Spring Streets, Seattle (206-949-1913 or facebook.com/events/327824444438587/).
Jurassic Quest Dinosaur Adventure
FRI-SUN Interactive experience for all ages from the Middle Triassic to the Late Cretaceous Era with 50 museum quality and animatronic dinosaurs, rides, fossil digs, 3-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $18-$34, ages 2 and younger free (jurassicquest.com).
Puget Sound Civil War Roundtable
DEC. 13 Social hour, 6 p.m., dinner 6:45 p.m., program 8 p.m.; Gerry L. Alexander discusses Abraham Lincoln and his influence on Washington territory Nov. 8; Stuart Streichler discusses the impeachment of Andrew Johnson, 6 p.m. Dec. 13, China Harbor, 2040 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; $24 by reservation (pscwrt.org/meetings/2018-19.html).
Miller Creek Trail restoration
SAT Help remove invasive species and plant native trees and shrubs, tools provided, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Miller Creek Trail, 14455 Des Moines Memorial Drive, Burien; preregister (206-263-6826 or kingcounty.gov/services/environment/watersheds/central-puget-sound/miller-walker-creeks/volunteer.aspx).
Christmas in the Capitol City
SAT Volkssport 10K (6.2 miles) or 5K walk through the Capitol campus, start anytime 10 a.m.-1 p.m., finish by 4 p.m. Saturday, United Churches, 110 11th Ave. S.E., Olympia (capitolvolkssportclub.org).