A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Dec. 1-7, 2017.

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Animal events

Swans/Snow Geese of the Skagit

SAT Wildlife biologist discusses trumpeter and tundra swans and the Skagit Valley’s best places to view them, 1 p.m. Saturday; learn about snow geese that migrate to the Skagit Valley, 1 p.m. Dec. 9, Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; $8, reservations required, space limited (360-466-3821 or christiansonsnursery.com).

Pioneer Square Howlidays

PLAN AHEAD Entertainment, activities and treats for dogs and people, dog costume contest, dog park, “Barket Market” vendors, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 9, Occidental Square, Seattle (downtownseattle.org).

Seattle Humane Grand Opening

PLAN AHEAD Ribbon cutting ceremony, music, tours, kids’ craft activities, kitten obstacle course, 10:45 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 9, Seattle Humane, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (seattlehumane.org).

Bazaars/Sales

Giving Marketplace

FRI-SAT Socially-conscious gifts that support causes, activities for all ages, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, 440 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-709-3100 or facebook.com/events/117291648964526/).

Queen Anne Vintage Holiday Market

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FRI-SAT Unique items, fundraiser for Seattle Parks and Recreation programs for kids; 4-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 First Ave. W., Seattle (206-386-4240 or queenannechamber.org).

Bellevue Hilltop Holiday Craft Show

FRI-SAT Shop crafts by 60 local artists, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 29-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Northwest Arts Center, 9825 N.E. 24th St., Bellevue (bellevuehilltopholidaycraftshow.com).

Bainbridge Island Winter Studio Tour

FRI-SUN Arts and crafts by 50 artists in seven studios and community halls, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Bainbridge Island (206-842-0504 or bistudiotour.com).

Gifts & Greens Galore Arboretum Holiday Sale

SAT Nature-inspired gifts including fresh greens, wreaths, garden and home décor, jewelry, holiday cards, gardening books; proceeds benefit the Arboretum, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle (206-325-4510 or arboretumfoundation.org/events/gifts-greens-galore/).

Holiday Gift Bazaar

SAT Crafts by local vendors, raffle, food and beverages available, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Lakewood Seward Park Community Club, 4916 S. Angeline St., Seattle (206-289-0618 or lspcc.org).

Rainier Beach Arts and Crafts Market

SAT Artists selling woodworking, jewelry, sculpture, paper and fabric crafts, food and drinks, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Rainier VFW, 6038 S. Pilgrim St., Seattle (facebook.com/events/1483899878342202/).

University District Farmers Market Holiday Swag event

SAT Get fresh greens, make holiday swags, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, University District Farmers Market, University Way & N.E. 50th Ave., Seattle (seattlefarmersmarkets.org).

Sky Nursery Holiday Events

SAT Arts and crafts vendors, cooks, radio personalities, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline (206-546-4851 or skynursery.com).

Multicultural Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair

SAT Ethnic crafts, multicultural books, gifts, bake sale, Hawaiian food, sushi, benefits Bailey Gatzert Elementary School; 10 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish, 1600 S. King St., Seattle (206-323-5250).

Angels for Animals

SAT Celebration and fundraiser for animals in need, arts and crafts vendors, treats, raffle, all proceeds benefit local animal welfare organizations, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Studio 904, 3041 78th Ave S.E., Mercer Island (206-232-3393 or studio904.com/angels-for-animals-2017/).

Eastside Community Aid Thrift Shop

SAT Everything in the shop half price, clothes, shoes, housewares, collectibles, Christmas decorations, books, toys, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Eastside Community Aid Thrift Shop, 12451 116th Ave. N.E., Kirkland (425-825-1877 or ecathriftshop.org).

Moshier Holiday Sale

SAT Buy local, handmade mugs, bowls, serving dishes, garden art, jewelry, cash or checks accepted, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Moshier Community Art Center, 430 S. 156th St., Burien (206-988-3700 or burienwa.gov/index.aspx?NID=791).

Edmonds Senior Center Holiday Bazaar

SAT Handmade blankets, baby clothing, quilts; jewelry, pet toys, dolls and doll clothing, holiday decorations, bake sale, lunch available, proceeds benefit senior center programs, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds (425-774-5555, ext. 104 or edmondssc.org).

Holiday Bazaar and Craft Fair, Monroe

SAT Handmade crafts, jewelry, holiday decorations, bake sale, quilt raffle, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe (360-794-6359 or eastcountyseniorcenter.org).

Winter Festival and Crafts Fair

SAT-SUN 37th annual fair, arts and crafts by 115 vendors, entertainment, food vendors; supports PNA’s programs for kids, seniors and community; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; (206-783-2244 or phinneycenter.org).

Native Art Mart

SUN Native American traditional and modern arts, crafts and food vendors, entertainment, salmon and Indian taco lunch available, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 9, 17, Daybreak Star Cultural Center, 5011 Bernie Whitebear Way, Discovery Park, Seattle (unitedindians.org).

Benefits

Rainbow Bingo Mistletoe Madness

PLAN AHEAD Bingo games, drag queen entertainment, food and drinks available, 6 p.m. Dec. 8, Southeast Seattle Senior Center, 4655 S. Holly St., Seattle; $20/advance, $25/at the door (206-722-0317 or sessc.org).

Meeker Mansion Candlelight Evening

PLAN AHEAD Tour the mansion with Christmas decorations by candlelight, entertainment; benefits Paint the Mansion Fund, 5-8 p.m. Dec. 8, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup; $6 (253-848-1770 or meekermansion.org).

Jingle Bell Run

PLAN AHEAD Run or walk to benefit The Arthritis Foundation, holiday themed costumes and tying jingle bells to running shoes encouraged; dogs welcome (extra fee), post-event Cheer Garden; Kids 1K Run; 8 a.m. Dec. 10, Westlake Park, Seattle; $40-$75, $20/Kids Run, $10/dog for all events; additional fundraising suggested (jbr.org/).

Dance

Dancing in the Park

SAT Dance class, 7:30 p.m., dance party, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, DanceSport International Studio, 6344 N.E. 74th St., Seattle; $12 (dancesportseattle.com).

Glittering Christmas Ball

SAT Grand March, live music, performances, dessert buffet, dance to waltzes, swing, jigs, fox trots, Christmas tunes, festive formal to semiformal wear, 8 p.m. Saturday, Polish Cultural Center, 1714 18th Ave., Seattle; $75, by reservation (danceforjoy.biz/glitteringchristmasball.html).

Food events

St. Nick’s Taste the Season

FRI Guest chef Justin Severino, James Beard Award nominee, and winery Executive Chef Seth Fernald host “Cure’ated” food, pours from 30 Washington wineries, wine sale, 7 p.m. Friday, Novelty Hill-Januik Wineries, 14710 Woodinville-Redmond Rd. N.E., Woodinville; $95 (woodinvillewinecountry.com/st-nicks-holiday-wine-tasting/).

Winter Beer Fest

FRI-SAT Washington Brewers Guild tasting event with 50 local breweries featuring winter beers, food trucks, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, noon-4 p.m. and 5:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Hangar 30, Magnuson Park, 6310 N.E. 74th St., Seattle; $30-$35, $5/designated driver (washingtonbrewersguild.org).

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast

SAT Community breakfast to support youth groups and educational scholarships; photos with Santa, Toys For Tots collection, 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Alki Masonic Hall, 4736 40th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $8-$10, ages nine and younger free with paid adult (206-552-9757 or kiwaniswestseattle.org/).

The Bravern Brunch with Santa

SAT Brunch, Santa visits, gift bags, 10 a.m. Saturday, The Sugar Factory, 11111 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue; $29-$39 by reservation (425-454-0313 or thebravern.com/events/event/brunch-with-santa-2/468/).

Pancake Breakfast

SAT Pancakes, eggs, ham, all ages welcome, proceeds support senior center services, 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; $5 (425-487-2441 or northshoreseniorcenter.org).

Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner

SAT Lutefisk, meatballs, potatoes, lefse, dessert, noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Bothell Sons of Norway, 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; $25, $10/ages 12 and younger, at the door, no reservations needed; cash or checks only (bothellsonsofnorway.org).

Victorian Christmas Tea, Neely Mansion

SAT Holiday music by Cascade Foothills Chorale, buffet tea, tours of the mansion decorated for Christmas, 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Neely Mansion, 12303 Auburn-Black Diamond Road, Auburn; $10-$15, reservations required (253-927-4250 or neelymansion.org).

Swedish Pancake Breakfast

SUN Swedish pancakes with lingonberries, ham, beverages, music and folk dancing, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$9, ages 5 and younger free (206-283-1090 or swedishclubnw.org/Events/pancake.htm).

Beer Tasting at Ivar’s

DEC. 7 Meet brewers, taste winter beers from local breweries, paired with bites, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 7, Ivar’s Acres of Clams, 1001 Alaskan Way, Seattle; $45 (206-624-6852 or ivars.com).

Seattle Brewing: Craft, Culture and History

PLAN AHEAD Pike Place Market partnering with The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History to host discussion about Seattle’s brewing history, tastings, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Pike Place Market Atrium Kitchen, Seattle; $48 (seattlebrewing.brownpapertickets.com/).

Hobbies

Harry Potter-themed Yule Ball

SAT Dress in your Yule Ball best for wizarding tunes, refreshments, activities for all ages, 5 p.m. Saturday, University Book Store Mill Creek, 15311 Main St., Mill Creek (425-385-3530 or ubookstore.com).

Green Slime Needs Love, Too

MON Meet the beautiful creatures of ponds, and slime, learn how to buy a microscope, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle; free (206-685-8033 or www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/Green-Slime-Needs-Love-Too-P1565C265.aspx).

Watercolor Your World

WED Interactive workshop, exploring ways to use watercolor paints to express landscapes and weather patterns, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Ave. N.W., Shoreline; free, preregister (206-546-3522 or kcls.org).

Holiday events

The Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition

FRI Dozens of caroling teams sing on downtown street corners in and around Westlake Center, 6 p.m. Friday, top teams compete in a sing-off on the Figgy Main Stage, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Friday; benefits Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank; Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Seattle (pikemarketseniorcenter.org/figgy-pudding/).

Twinkle Twinkle Freeway Park

FRI Celebrate Freeway Park illuminations with hot chocolate, bonfire, Dickens Carolers, 4:30 p.m. Friday, parade to Figgy Pudding at Westlake Park at 6 p.m., Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St., Seattle (freewayparkassociation.org).

Light Up the Beach Holiday Challenge

FRI Events at local business including dance performances, ethnic food bites and beverages, crafts, games, caroling, live music, pop up shows; 5-8 p.m. Friday, Rainier Beach Safeway, 9262 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle (facebook.com/events/1886260135023486/).

Queen Anne Tree Lighting

FRI Music by SPU Brass Ensemble, treats, countdown to tree lighting, 6:30 p.m. Friday, near Trader Joe’s, 112 W. Galer St., Seattle (queenannechamber.org).

Ivar’s Clam Lights

FRI Opening day holiday entertainment, Santa Clam, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday; official park lighting, 6:15 p.m.; Rainier Yacht Club Parade of Boats, 6:30 p.m.; Argosy Christmas Ships, 7 p.m. Friday; light display, 5-9 p.m. daily through January 1, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N., Renton (rentonwa.gov/clamlights/).

Des Moines Holiday Tree Lighting

FRI Entertainment, Santa, holiday tree lighting; donations of nonperishable food or new pajamas for children encouraged, 6 p.m. Friday, Big Catch Plaza, South 216th Street and Marine View Drive, Des Moines (destinationdesmoines.org).

Nativity Exhibit

FRI-SUN 26th annual exhibit of hundreds of Nativities from 100 countries and territories 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 (messiahseattle.org).

Victorian Country Christmas Festival

FRI-SUN Christmas displays, 500 vendors, children’s activities, concerts, Singing Nativity, Winter Wine Garden, Santa’s Village, stage shows, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 29-30, 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, ages 5 and younger free (avictoriancountrychristmas.com).

West Seattle Hometown Holidays Tree Lighting

SAT Tree lighting, festivities, 5 p.m. Saturday, West Seattle Junction, California Avenue Southwest and Southwest Alaska Street, Seattle (wsjunction.org).

Luminaria Walk, Meadowbrook Pond

SAT Walk around the pond, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-684-7522 or seattle.gov/parks/about-us/public-meeting-and-events-calendar).

Santa Arrival and Tree Lighting, Country Village

SAT Live reindeer, caroling, gingerbread house display, visit by the Grinch, animated light display, free hot roasted chestnuts at 4 p.m. while they last; Santa arrives on his new float to light the tree, 7 p.m. Saturday, Country Village, 23718 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell (425-483-2250 or countryvillagebothell.com).

Mill Creek Santa Parade and Tree Lighting

SAT Santa Parade, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Main Street; performances, carriage and wagon rides, cookie decorating, photos with Santa and his elves, 4 p.m. Saturday, Mill Creek City Hall, 15728 Main St., Mill Creek (cityofmillcreek.com/treelighting).

Mukilteo Yacht Club Lighted Boat Parade

SAT Lighted boats from area yacht clubs, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, from the Port of Everett North Marina (12th Street) to Anthony’s Restaurant in Everett Marina Village, through the main marina, and back; weather permitting, Port of Everett Marina, 1700 W. Marine View Dr., Everett (425-218-3359 or mukilteoyachtclub.com).

Santa Parade and Tree Lighting, Auburn

SAT Children’s parade, followed by community caroling, the lighting of the City Hall Christmas tree, and City Hall synchronized lighting show; pre-parade entertainment, 4 p.m., parade 4:30 p.m. Saturday, on East Main Street from E Street to City Hall on A Street, Auburn (253-931-3043 or auburnwa.gov/).

Santa and Wine

SAT Santa visits, wine tasting, pizza, music, noon Saturday, Efeste Wines, 19730 144th Ave. N.E., Woodinville; $15-$25 (425-398-7200 or /efeste.com/about/vineyards/events/).

Tree Lighting, Bonney Lake

SAT Music, activities, Santa, tree lighting ceremony, 6 p.m. Saturday, Public Safety Building, 18421 Veterans Memorial Drive E., Bonney Lake; nonperishable food bank donations requested (ci.bonney-lake.wa.us).

Poulsbo Sons of Norway Julefest

SAT Bazaar, Scandinavian vendors, arts and crafts, food, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sons of Norway, 18891 Front St. N.E., Poulsbo; Julefest, Santa arrives, dancing around the tree, Lucia Bride lights bonfire, escorted by Vikings, 6 p.m. Saturday, Waterfront Park, Poulsbo (poulsbosonsofnorway.com/calendar/julefest-2017c.pdf).

Redmond Lights

SAT-SUN Celebration of Redmond’s diverse holiday traditions, cultures, and faiths, starting at the City Hall Campus Tree Lighting; Redmond Central Connector Luminary Walk; evening at Redmond Town Center with music, refreshments, activities for all ages, 4-8 p.m. Saturday; light displays only all day Sunday, Redmond City Hall Campus, 15670 N.E. 85th St., Redmond (425-556-2352 or RedmondLights.com).

Holiday on the Bay, Port of Everett

SAT-SUN Everett Farmers Market Holiday Festival with 40 vendors, live music, Toys for Tots toy drive, kids’ activities, holiday music, free cocoa, cider and popcorn, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday; holiday tree lights, Santa visit, 5 p.m., boat parade 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Port of Everett Waterfront Center, 1205 Craftsman Way, Everett (portofeverett.com/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/3912/265?curm=12&cury=2017).

Santa Train

SAT-SUN Holiday train excursion to visit Santa Claus at the historic Snoqualmie Depot, on the hour 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 9-10, 15-16; Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 S.E. King St., Snoqualmie; $26 advance purchase recommended, some times sold out (425-888-3030 or trainmuseum.org).

Holly & Jolly, Snoqualmie

SAT-SUN Specials in downtown shops; free ice skating, skates included, 1-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and Dec. 9-10, 15-17, downtown Snoqualmie (cityofsnoqualmie.org).

Hands-on Hanukkah

SUN Make edible dreidels, decorate Hanukkah place mats, spin a giant dreidel, photo booth, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Northgate Mall, Seattle and Crossroads Mall, Bellevue; free, preregister (sjcc.org/kids-adults-families/community-celebrations/).

Holiday With Lights

SUN-DEC. 31 Light displays, 25 rides, “Toy Time Fun” and “Joy! A Sweet Candy Adventure” shows, laser light shows, Toyland for kids, Santa visits, holiday singalongs and shows, 5-9 p.m. Sunday, with opening day tree lighting with Santa, 6 p.m. Sunday; 5-10 p.m. Dec. 8-9, 15-23, 26-31, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 10; Wild Waves & Enchanted Village, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; $14.99-$19.99, $7/parking (wildwaves.com/holidaywithlights.php).

Holiday Parade of Lights Cruise

SUN Part of parade of decorated boats on Lake Union and Lake Washington, -Champagne or sparkling cider toast, holiday buffet, beverages available; 2:15 p.m. Sunday, Waterways Cruises, 2441 N. Northlake Way, Seattle; $36.95-$62.95 (206-223-2060 or waterwayscruises.com/holiday-cruises-festive).

Traditional Christmas Celebration, Historic Flight Foundation

SUN Christmas activities, refreshments, donations of new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots suggested, Santa arrives for visits at 1:30 p.m., noon Sunday, Historic Flight Foundation, 10719 Bernie Webber Drive, Mukilteo; $10-$15 ages 10 and younger free (425-384-3200 or historicflight.org).

Bothell Tree Lighting Festival

SUN Holiday events, 4:45 p.m., tree lighting, 5 p.m. Sunday, Main Street, downtown Bothell (bothelltreelightingfestival.com/).

Gingerbread Village

THRU JAN. 1 Celebrating Sheraton Seattle’s 25th annual Gingerbread Village benefiting Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), “25 Years of Cheer: A Celebration of Seattle” gingerbread creations on the city’s history past and imagined future; 6:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 6:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Fridays, 8 a.m.to 12:30 a.m. Saturdays, 8 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 1, City Centre, 1420 Fifth Ave., Seattle; free, donations collected for JDRF Northwest Chapter (gingerbreadvillage.org/).

Holiday Carousel

THRU JAN. 1 Holiday carousel, proceeds benefit Treehouse; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Seattle; $3/suggested donation (downtownseattle.org/holidays).

Teddy Bear Suite

THRU DEC. 26 Teddy bear wonderland, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University St., Seattle; free, donations for Seattle Children’s Hospital suggested (fairmont.com/seattle/activities-services/events-calendar/).

Seattle Center Winterfest

THRU DEC. 31 Winter train and village, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily; holiday entertainment on weekends, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).

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; $2-$8 includes skate rental; $2 off with your own skates (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).

Snowflake Lane

THRU DEC. 24 Live toy soldier drummers, music, animated snow characters, lights, snowfall, 7 p.m. daily, along Bellevue Way between Northeast Eighth Street and Northeast Fourth Street, Bellevue (snowflakelane.com).

Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena

THRU JAN. 15 Outdoor ice skating rink, food concessions, hours vary daily, including holidays, through Jan. 15, including 3-11 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. 7; free skating lesson included with admission, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 5-7, 12-14, Jan. 2-4, 9-11, Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue; $10-$14 including skate rental; $9/with your own skates (bellevuedowntown.com/events/ice-arena).

Garden d’Lights, Bellevue Botanical Garden

THRU DEC. 31 Sparkling lights formed into shapes of plants, flowers, birds, animals, waterfalls, 4:30-9 p.m. daily, including holidays, lights go off 9:30 p.m.; free parking at Wilburton Hill Park, $5/premium parking in our lot for $5 per car, cash only, as space permits, limited number of free disabled parking spots available in parking lot, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue; $5, ages 10 and younger free; free for everyone Dec. 4-7 (425-452-6844 or gardendlights.org).

Winter Wonderland, Redmond Town Center

THRU DEC. 31 Holiday carousel, proceeds support Hopelink, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays, $4 suggested donation; Holiday Train, noon-8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, $4/person; covered, synthetic ice rink for ages 3 and older, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays, 3-8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, $7/person includes skates; Redmond Town Center, 16495 N.E. 74th St., Redmond (redmondtowncenter.com/custom/winterwonderland.php).

Issaquah Reindeer Festival

THRU DEC. 23 Holiday celebration, Santa visits, see Santa’s reindeer, feed treats to zoo animals, hot drinks and snacks available, donations of new, unwrapped toys for kids in need collected; 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily Dec. 1-23, Cougar Mountain Zoo, 19525 S.E. 54th St., Issaquah; minimum donation $14.50, $12.50/ages 62+, $10.50/ages 2-12 (cougarmountainzoo.org).

Lantern Light Festival

THRU JAN. 7 Celebration of Chinese tradition with unique, large lanterns crafted by Chinese artists, 5-11 p.m. daily through Jan. 7, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $18-$49 (thefair.com/fun/details/lantern-light-festival).

Point Defiance Zoolights

THRU JAN. 1 Winter wonderland with 3-D animal light displays, camel rides, food vendors, carousel, aquarium; most zoo exhibits closed; 5-9 p.m. daily, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $5-$10 (253-591-5337 or /pdza.org/calendar?cid=363).

The Lights of Christmas

THRU DEC. 30 Displays of one million lights, children’s activities, entertainment, food, 5-10 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 3, Dec. 7-10, 14-17, 19-23, 26-30, Warm Beach Camp & Conference Center, 20800 Marine Drive, Stanwood; $12-$16 (800-228-6724 or thelightsofchristmas.com).

Holiday in the Park

DEC. 7 Five choral groups, free cookies and hot chocolate, kids’ activity booth, holiday lighting including hundreds of luminaria, 6 p.m. Thursday, Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle; (/volunteerparktrust.org/events).

Pioneer Square Holiday Kick Off

DEC. 7 Ice sculpting, carolers at First Thursday Art Walk, 5:30-8:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Occidental Square, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; (downtownseattle.org).

PhinneyWood Phestivus

DEC. 8 Free trolley rides, art walk, specials at participating businesses, pub crawl; 6-10 p.m., Phinney Avenue North and Greenwood Avenue North, from the Zoo to North 87th Street, 6 p.m. Dec. 8, Greenwood/Phinney Art Walk, on Phinney Avenue North and Greenwood Avenue North between N. 60 and 87th Streets, Seattle; (phinneycenter.org).

Breakfast with Santa

DEC. 9 Breakfast, games, activities, picture taken with Santa, 9 a.m. or 10:45 a.m., 9 a.m. Dec. 9, Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center, 18560 First Ave. N.E., Shoreline; $12-$17 preregistration required (206-801-2600 or ShorelineWA.gov/SpecailEvents).

Green Lake Pathway of Lights

PLAN AHEAD Luminaria, music performances around the lake, bring your own lights to add to the ambience, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 9, Green Lake Park, Seattle; nonperishable food bank donations requested (206-784-0780 or /facebook.com/pg/GreenLakePathwayofLights/about/?ref=page_internal).

Santa’s Lights Tour

PLAN AHEAD Excursion to see holiday lights in fleet of historic trolley and motorbuses; no food or beverages allowed, 7 p.m. Dec. 9, Second Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; $5, children age 5 and younger free; ORCA, Metro transfers, tickets, or passes not accepted (206-684-1816 or mehva.org).

Museum events

A History of Washington Music in 10 Songs

SAT DJ Amanda Wilde highlights ten Washington artists who shaped our region’s music, 11 a.m. Saturday, Renton History Museum, 235 Mill Ave. S., Renton; $2-$5 (425-255-2330 or rentonhistory.org).

Tanks Giving

SAT Santa’s arrival on a tank, crafts around the hangar, holiday treats, 10 a.m. Saturday, Flying Heritage Collection, 3407 109th St. S.W., Everett; $10-$14 (206-342-4243 or flyingheritage.com).

Fort Nisqually 19th Century Christmas

SAT Toast the yule log and take a piece home, making ornaments and other craft activities, Father Christmas visits, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $8-$10 (253-591-5339 or tacomaparks.com).

Piroshky Fest

SAT Sweet and savory piroshky pastries with a variety of fillings available, craft activities for all age inspired by traditions of Russia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe, stories of holidays in different cultures; noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; $11-$14 (washingtonhistory.org).

First Thursday, MOHAI

DEC. 7 Exhibits and objects on local history; free admission 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 7, admission to special exhibits $10-$12, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).

First Thursday, Museum of Flight

DEC. 7 Museum Great Gallery, Personal Courage Wing, Aviation Pavilion and more, free admission 5-9 p.m. Dec. 7, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle (206-764-5700 or museumofflight.org).

First Thursday, NAAM

DEC. 7 Exhibits, programs and events on the histories, arts and cultures of people of African descent; free admission 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 7, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (206-518-6000 or naamnw.org/).

First Thursday, the Burke

DEC. 7 Washington state collections of natural and cultural heritage; free admission, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 7, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle (206-616-3962 or burkemuseum.org/).

First Thursday, the Wing

DEC. 7 Gallery admission free, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 7; 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. 7 Collections, temporary installations, and special exhibitions from around the world; free admission and half price for special exhibits, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 7, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org/).

Half Priced Thursdays, Historic Flight Foundation

DEC. 7 Exhibit of unique, flight ready, vintage aircraft, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 7, Historic Flight Foundation, 10719 Bernie Webber Drive, Mukilteo; regular admission $10-$15, ages 10 and younger free (425-348-3200 or historicflight.org).

Park events

Rockport State Park guided hikes

FRI-SUN Deep Forest Experience half-mile, 45-minute guided hikes through ancient forest, 11 a.m., noon, 1 and 2 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays through Feb. 18; Rockport State Park, Milepost 96.5, Highway 20, Rockport; Discover Pass required for parking, $10/day (360-853-8461 or parks.state.wa.us/Calendar.aspx).

Winter’s Eve Celebration

SAT Decorate cookies, make winter crafts, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; guided nature walks at noon, 1 and 2 p.m., preregister; Christmas Ship arrives at the park at 3:10 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle (sewardparkaudubon.org).

Cama Beach State Park Winterfest

SAT Kick off display of decorated trees in Cama Center and lights on cabins and historic buildings, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, lights on and guided night walks 4-10 p.m. daily in December; craft activities, 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 9; guided hikes and starlight low tide beach walks throughout the month, Cama Beach Historical State Park, 1880 S. West Camano Drive, Camano Island (360-913-0253 or camabeachfoundation.org/winterfest.html).

Performances

Holiday Concert with Seattle Festival Orchestra

SAT-SUN Holiday concert for all ages with Christmas carol singalong, come early for cookies, activities for kids, including Santa photo booth and dreidel table, 7 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Green Lake United Methodist Church, 6415 First Ave. N.E., Seattle; $10-$18 (seattlefestivalorchestra.org).

Norwegian Ladies Chorus Holiday Concert

SUN Old and new songs, Scandinavian dessert reception, 3 p.m. Sunday, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2400 N.W. 85th St., Seattle (206-352-2641).

Magical Strings Celtic Yuletide

SUN Tara Academy Irish Dancers, music, storytelling, songs of the season, 3 p.m. Saturday, Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center, 10020 S.E. 256th St., Kent; $12-$31 (magicalstrings.com).

Ballard High School Winter Concert Series

WED Chamber Orchestra and Concert Choir, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Jazz bands, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7; Ballard High School, 1418 N.W. 65th St., Seattle; free, reserved seating by donation (ballardperformingarts.org).

Running

K-9 Candy Cane 5K Run/Walk

SUN Run or walk for all ages and dogs, chip timing available, 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Highway, Renton; $33, canned or bag pet food donations requested (runsignup.com/Race/WA/Renton/K9CandyCane5KRunandWalk).

Christmas Rush Fun Run and Walk

PLAN AHEAD 10K run and 5k run/walk on flat courses, 9:50 a.m. Dec. 9, Hogan Park at Russell Road, 24400 Russell Road, Kent; $10-$35 (kentwa.gov/christmasrush).

Special interest

Newcastle Library 5th Birthday Celebration

SAT Singalong show, 11:30 a.m.; “Backroom Secret” tours, 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2 p.m.; cupcake decorating while supplies last, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Newcastle Library, 12901 Newcastle Way, Newcastle (425-255-0111 or kcls.org).

Seattle Human Rights Day Celebration

DEC. 7 Awards ceremony celebrating leadership, commitment to human rights, dedication to racial and social justice by Seattle organizations and individuals; speakers; 7 p.m. Dec. 7, reception 6-7 p.m., Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave., Seattle; free (townhallseattle.org).

Season 2: Victoria Screening & Holiday Tea Party

PLAN AHEAD Festive Holiday Victorian Tea Party with advanced screening of the first episode of the new season of “Victoria,” 2:30 p.m. Dec. 9, KCTS Television, 401 Mercer St., Seattle; $60 (206-443-4851 or KCTS9.org/Victoria).

Tours

Mount Baker Home Tour

SAT Explore six south Seattle homes, some historic, some contemporary, all classic, including the 1912 home featured in the Nov 12, 2017 Pacific NW Magazine, via shuttle service; refreshments and craft fair at community club; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Mount Baker Community Club, 2811 Mount Rainier Drive S., Seattle; $35-$40 (mountbaker.org).

Travel events

Travel seminar

SAT Adventures in Morocco, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, preregistration required (425-744-6076 or savvytravelerstore.com).