A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Dec. 14-20, 2018.
Winter Celebration at The Zoo
SAT-MON Zoo treats its wildlife residents to fish- or fruit-trimmed wreaths, evergreen trees with ornamental fruit or gift-wrapped boxes with favorite treats for rhinos, sloth bears, wolves, otters, penguins and more, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday-Monday and Dec. 20-22, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $9.95-$14.95 (206-548-2500 or zoo.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. 21-24, The Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle; $19.95-$29.95 ages 3 and younger free (206-386-4300 or seattleaquarium.org).
Home for the Holiday
MON-DEC. 23 All adoption fees $25 off, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Dec. 20-, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 23, Seattle Humane, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-274-1501 or seattlehumane.org/2018/11/30/five-ways-to-give-back-for-the-holidays-at-seattle-humane/).
Sing & Play Along Messiah
SUN Come sing, play, or hear the Christmas portion of G. F. Handel’s Messiah, under the direction of Dr. Jason Anderson, in partnership with members of the Issaquah Philharmonic Orchestra; benefit for Issaquah Community Services, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 325 S. E. Darst St., Issaquah; free, donations suggested (425-392-3215 or www.facebook.com/events/274680626705119/).
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SAT Olympic Express Big Band brings horns and rhythm for dancing by The Brass Screw Confederacy and Olympic Peninsula Steam, 7 p.m. Saturday, American Legion Hall, 209 Monroe St., Port Townsend; $10-$15 (www.facebook.com/events/747834752259581/).
FRI Appetizer, prime rib dinner, performance by Silver Fox Players, 5 p.m. Friday, Mountlake Terrace Senior Center, 23000 Lake View Drive, Mountlake Terrace; $8-$10 (425-672-2407 or mltseniorcenter.net/upcoming-events).
FRI-SAT Seattle Astronomical Society events offer opportunity for telescopic viewing of sky objects with information from astronomers, people of all ages welcome; if weather is unfavorable for observing, a cancellation notice for the affected star party will be posted on the SAS site home page at least two hours before the scheduled time; 7 p.m. Friday, Covington Community Park, 17649 S.E. 240th St., Covington; 6 p.m. Saturday, Green Lake Park south of Bathhouse Theatre, Seattle; 6 p.m. Saturday, Paramount School Park, 835 N.E. 155th St., Shoreline; 6 p.m. Saturday, Green River Natural Resource Area, 21250 Russell Road S., Kent (seattleastro.org).
Sunrise Yoga, Sky View Observatory
SUN Beginner Vinyasa series, bring your own mat, 8 a.m. Sunday, Sky View Observatory, 700 Fourth Ave., Floor 73, Seattle; $20, preregister (206-386-5564 or skyviewobservatory.com/en-US/experiences/offers-events/sunrise-yoga).
WED-DEC. 20 Game Day, all ages welcome with adult, meet local game designers, see demonstrations of games being created, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; Winter Holiday Crafternoon, all ages welcome, ages 5 and younger with adult, festive crafting for the holidays, treats, 3 p.m. Dec. 20, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, Issaquah (425-392-5430 or kcls.org).
Holiday events Snow Day Winter Light Display
FRI-JAN. 20 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. Friday; light display 4-9 p.m. daily Friday-Jan. 20, Denny Park, 100 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle (sluchamber.org/snow-day-slu).
FRI Phestivus with free trolley with stops along Phinney and Greenwood Avenues between North 55th and North 87th Streets; arts, music at more than 30 venues; carol singalong, visits from Mr. and Mrs. Claus and Frosty; 6-9 p.m. Friday, free parking at Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N, Seattle (206-783-2244 or phinneycenter.org).
FRI Holiday craft activities, music, gingerbread house construction zone, for all ages, 5 p.m. Friday, Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. N.W., Seattle; $5 (206-684-4093).
Winter Wonderland Party
FRI Arts and crafts projects, treats, visit by North Pole friend, 6 p.m. Friday, International District/Chinatown Community Center, 719 Eighth Ave. S., Seattle; $2/child (206-233-0042).
Polar Express Train Ride
FRI-DEC. 29 Based on the movie, 90-minute round-trip immersive theatrical experience, with entertainment, hot chocolate, reading of “The Polar Express Story;” Santa boards the train and give each child a silver bell; 3:30, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday and Dec. 19-24, 26-27; 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17-18; 5:30 p.m. Dec. 28-29, Mount Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum, 54124 Mountain Highway E., Elbe; $38-$64 by reservation (360-492-6000 or mtrainierrailroad.com/train-excursions/polar-express/).
Holiday Wreath-laying to Honor Veterans
SAT Part of Wreaths Across America holiday wreath laying to honor and remember veterans, ceremony and program, 9 a.m. Saturday, Tahoma National Cemetery Flag Pole Assembly Area, 18600 S.E. 240th St., Kent; wreath donation available online (425-413-9614 or wawg.cap.gov).
Let There Be Light, Pier 86
FRI-DEC. 21 First exhibit of large scale projected video art, focusing on the past, present and future of Seattle’s waterfront, 6-10 p.m. Friday-Dec. 21, Grain Terminal Head House, Pier 86, Seattle (facebook.com/fap86).
Port Townsend’s Holiday Open Parlor Tours
SAT Self-guided tour of decorated historical buildings and homes with historically costumed docents, seasonal music, holiday treats, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Old Consulate Inn, 313 Walker Street, Port Townsend; $15 reservations recommended (360-301-5884 or www.facebook.com/events/579460745830958/).
Drive-Thru Christmas Story
SAT-SUN Be transported to Bethlehem while driving through the parking lot, volunteers, thousands of lights, full-size sets bring the Nativity Story to life with scenes of angels, shepherds, live animals, guests at the market and the inn, wise men, Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus, 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Normandy Christian Church, 908 S. 200th St., Des Moines; free (206-878-4740 or normandychristian.org).
Fun With Frosty
SAT-SUN Meet Frosty the Snowman and his friend, Hippity Hop the rabbit, noon-3 p.m.; magic show, noon; games, 1 p.m., winter craft project with Frosty, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Country Village, 23718 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell (425-483-2250 or countryvillagebothell.com).
Sleighbells Ring Holiday Festival, Lynden
SAT-SUN Santa Claus, horse-drawn trolley rides, caroling, fresh cut trees and wreaths, Country Store, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; Bellewood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian Drive, Lynden (360-318-7720 or bellewoodfarms.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; entertainment including Garfield Jazz Band, 12:30 p.m. Saturday; Greater Seattle TubaChristmas, 3 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, 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; 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 including performances 7:20 p.m. Friday, Lake Union; 8:10 p.m. Friday, Fremont Cut; 3:10 p.m. Saturday, Ballard Locks; 3:50 p.m. Saturday, Golden Gardens; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Carkeek Park; 8 p.m. Saturday, Blue Ridge; 8:40 p.m. Saturday, Shilshole Bay; 2:10 p.m. Sunday, Kirkland Marina Park; 7:50 p.m. Sunday, Meydenbauer Bay; 8:35 p.m. Sunday, Madison Park Beach; 7:50 p.m. Monday, Log Boom Park; 8:50 p.m. Monday, Juanita Beach Park; 9 p.m. Tuesday, Yarrow Point Beach Park; 8:55 p.m. Wednesday, Magnuson Park; 8:45 p.m. Dec. 20, Matthews Beach Park; 2:40 p.m. Dec. 21, Medina Beach Park; 3:30 p.m. Dec. 21, Carillon Point; 7:50 p.m. Dec. 21, Luther Burbank Park; 9 p.m. Dec. 21, Waverly Beach Park; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22, O.O. Denny Park; 4:15 p.m. Dec. 23, Houghton Beach Park; 7:45 p.m. Dec. 23, Portage Bay; 8:45 p.m. Dec. 23, Gas Works Park; 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).
Holiday With Lights
ONGOING Rides, holiday decor, activities, 5-10 p.m. Friday-Dec. 23 and Dec. 26-30, Wild Waves Theme & Water Park, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; $14.99-$19.99 (wildwaves.com/holidaywithlights.php).
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-Dec. 20; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 21-23, 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).
Seattle Secular Solstice
PLAN AHEAD Join us to celebrate humanity’s accomplishments, reflect on our past, and consider the future with food, light, song, and camaraderie, 4 p.m. Dec. 22, The Factory Luxe, 3100 Airport Way S., Seattle; free (www.eventbrite.com/e/seattle-secular-solstice-2018-tickets-47498714935www.eventbrite.com/e/seattle-secular-solstice-2018-tickets-47498714935).
Museum events Northwest Seaport Chantey Sing
FRI Chanteys, fun and easy to sing, 8 p.m. Friday, Virginia V Steamer, 860 Terry Ave. N., Suite 223, Seattle; free (206-447-9800 or nwseaport.org).
“Sasquatch: Ancient Native Perspectives on the Mysterious Beings of the Woods”
FRI-SUN Last weekend of display of artwork, traditional masks, anthropological records illustrating regional Native American traditions on the origins of Sasquatch, noon-4 p.m. through Sunday, White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. S.E., Auburn; $2-$5 (253-288-7433 or wrvmuseum.org).
Santa’s Landing Party, Museum of Flight
SAT 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. Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; outdoor activities free; museum admission $14-$24 (206-764-5700 or museumofflight.org).
A Bonsai Solstice
SUN Outdoor bonsai illuminated by holiday lights, bring a flashlight to explore the bonsai by night, hot cocoa or coffee, food truck, acoustic music, pop-up Night Market with nature- and bonsai-themed gifts, 4 p.m. Sunday, Pacific Bonsai Museum, 2515 S 336th St., Federal Way; free, donations appreciated (253-353-7345 or pacificbonsaimuseum.org/event/5th-annual-a-bonsai-solstice/).
Chihuly Garden and Glass Seasonal Sundays
SUN Live music 1:15 Sundays; glassblowing demonstrations and holiday cocktails in the Collections Cafe through the season, 1:15 p.m. Sunday, Chihuly Garden and Glass, 305 Harrison St., Seattle; $17-$26 (chihulygardenandglass.com).
DEC. 20 Special exhibitions on view: Collections Selections: Jacob Lawrence, Two Centuries of Glass, Sleight of Hand: Magic and Spiritualism in the Twentieth Century, museum shop; free admission 3-8 p.m. Dec. 20, Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma (253-798-5926 or washingtonhistory.org/events).
ONGOING Natural and cultural exhibits, museum closing Dec. 30 before new building opens later in 2019; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-616-3962 or burkemuseum.org).
Holidays of Play at PacSci
ONGOING Special programs for all ages, winter science shows, build a snowflake, Winter Sky Planetarium shows, snow for snowball fights, snow forts on weekends, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $13.95-$23.95 (206-443-2001 or pacificsciencecenter.org).
MoPop Museum of Pop Culture
ONGOING Special exhibit “Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes;” other exhibits include “Pearl Jam: Home and Away,” Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Film,” “Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses,” “Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction;” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Museum of Pop Culture (MoPop), 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $17-$34 (206-770-2700 or mopop.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).
“Bullitt” Mustang, America’s Car Museum
ONGOING The 1968 Mustang GT 390 Fastback driven by Steve McQueen during the famous chase scene in the 1968 movie “Bullitt,” on display through April 25, 2019; other exhibits include “Heroes of Bavaria: 75 Years of BMW Motorsports,” “Route 66: Sixties on 66,” “British Invasion,” “Master Collectors,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, LeMay: America’s Car Museum, 2702 East D St., Tacoma; $10-$18 (253-779-8490 or americascarmuseum.org).
Tidepools by Flashlight, Carkeek
FRI Guided beach exploration, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle; $10 (206-386-4236).
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, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, free admission in December; Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. S.E., McCollum Park, Everett (425-316-8592 or streamkeeper.org)
SAT Contemplative 1/2 mile walk for ages 15 and older, 10 a.m. Saturday, North Creek Forest, 10654 N.E. 204th Pl., Bothell; preregister (friendsofnorthcreekforest.org).
SAT Learn about and search for owls, for ages 8 and older, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 Discovery Park Boulevard, Seattle; $10 preregister (206-386-4236).
Evening beach walk
PLAN AHEAD Explore the beach at low tide with Seattle Aquarium naturalists to look for sea creatures, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21, Constellation Beach, Beach Drive Southwest and 63rd Avenue Southwest, Seattle (seattleaquarium.org).
Me-Kwa-Mooks Nighttime at the Beach
PLAN AHEAD Explore tide pools, bring a flashlight, wear shoes that can get wet, for ages 6 and older, 9 p.m. Dec. 22, Me Kwa Mooks beach, Southwest Jacobsen Road and Southwest Beach Drive, Seattle; $10 (206-684-7434).
12 K’s of Christmas Holiday Run and 5K
SUN 12K and 5K run/walks, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Heritage Park, 111 Waverly Way, Kirkland; $15-$50 (src12ksofchristmas.com).
Holiday Fun Run
PLAN AHEAD 5K, 10K, 15K, kids dash, 10 a.m. Dec. 22, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $3-$30 (magnusonseries.org).
Duwamish Longhouse Native Gift Fair & Art Market
FRI-SUN Native and community artists from the Pacific Northwest and beyond, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle (duwamishtribe.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/).
Black & Tan Hall-i-Day Celebration
SAT Food by Chef Tarik Abdullah and drinks, crafts from local vendors, entertainment, vendors with complimentary gift wrapping, craft activities for kids, 6 p.m. Saturday, The Hillman City Collaboratory, 5623 Rainier Ave S, Seattle; free nonperishable food bank donation suggested (blackandtanhall.com/events-guide/).
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).
SUN Handmade gifts and jewelry from around the world, nonprofit organizations, 11:45 a.m. Sunday, Northminster Presbyterian Church, 7706 25th Ave. N.W., Seattle (northminsterpres.org).
SUN Vendors offering jewelry, art print, sausages and more, gift cards, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Queen Anne Beerhall, 203 W. Thomas St., Seattle (www.facebook.com/QueenAnneHall).
Everett Makers Ugly Sweater Party Last Minute Gift Market
DEC. 20 Wear your favorite Ugly Sweater, $2 pints, sale by several artists, 4 p.m. Dec. 20, Scuttlebutt Taproom and Brewery, 3314 Cedar St., Everett; free (425-891-7183 or www.facebook.com/events/332435690901476/).
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); 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. 20; 3-11 p.m. Dec. 21, 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).
Frozen Fountain at Point Ruston, Tacoma
THRU FEB. 2 Outdoor ice skating, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, noon-10 p.m. Sunday, 4-10 p.m. Monday-Dec. 20, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Dec. 21, hours vary through Feb. 2, including holidays; Point Ruston Grand Plaza, 5005 Ruston Way, Tacoma; $12.50-$14, including skate rental (pointruston.com/).
Guided snowshoe hikes, Lake Easton State Park
SAT 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. Saturday and Dec. 19 and 26, 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).
Algona-Pacific Library Holiday Open House
SAT Hosted by the Friends of the Algona-Pacific Library, refreshments, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wizard’s School International Magic Show for ages 5 and older, 11 a.m.; Winter Holiday Music with Cascade Brass, 2 p.m. Saturday, Algona-Pacific Library, 255 Ellingson Road, Pacific (253-833-3554 or kcls.org).