A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Dec. 8-14, 2017.

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Animal events

Pioneer Square Howlidays

SAT Entertainment, activities and treats for dogs and people, dog costume contest, dog park, “Barket Market” vendors, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Occidental Square, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle (downtownseattle.org/events/holidays/).

Seattle Humane Grand Opening

SAT Ribbon-cutting ceremony, 10:45 a.m.; music by DJ, tours, kids craft activities, kitten obstacle course, clicker training demonstration, food trucks, 10:45 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Humane, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-641-0080 or seattlehumane.org/events/grand-opening).


Lake City Lions Second Saturday Flea Market

SAT Antiques, vintage, arts and crafts by 60 vendors, snack bar; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-638-8813 or seattlelakecitylions.org).

Peace Through Pieces Sale

SAT Sale of African-made crafts to benefit survivors of trauma served by the Peace Through Pieces ministry; items include quilts, clothing, table and household linens, backpacks, handbags; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, North Seattle Friends Church, 7740 24th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-525-8800 or northseattlefriends.org).

Ravenna Holiday Arts and Crafts Sale

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SAT Arts and crafts by local vendors, music, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-684-7534).

Big Book Sale and Holiday Bake Sale

SAT Sale of 2500 books, sorted into 30 categories and all priced between 50 cents and $2, bake sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Lifetime Learning Center, 6208 60th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-949-8882 or lifetimelearningcenter.org).

Native Art Mart

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

Stocked Holiday Market

SAT Food-related items, cocktails, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Stocked Studios, 4501 Shilshole Ave. N.W., Seattle (www.facebook.com/events/1528077203924340/).

Tacoma Musical Playhouse Holiday Bazaar

SAT Arts and crafts vendors, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 Sixth Ave., Tacoma (253-565-6867 or tmp.org).

eBay Holiday Airstream

SAT-SUN Curated collection, deals on toys, tech, fashion, and home; gifting advice via the Google Home Mini, noon Saturday-Sunday, Westlake Center, 400 Pine St., Seattle (ebay.com/airstream).

Vashon Island Holiday Art Studio Tour

SAT-SUN Works by 70 artists at 32 locations, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Vashon Island (VashonIslandArtStudioTour.com).

Tractor Tavern’s Handmade Arcade

SUN Eat, drink, shop local and handmade by 25 artists, live music, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, The Tractor, 5213 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle (www.facebook.com/events/1538015719596853/).

Guilty Holiday Pleasures/Gift Market

DEC. 14 Drag Carolers, photos with Bad Santa, food, wine, hot beverages, pop up gift market, 6 p.m. Dec. 14, Chophouse Row Courtyard, 1424 11th Ave., Seattle (seattle.carpediem.cd/events/5226944-chophouse-row-guilty-holiday-pleasures-its-a-party-at-chophouse-row/).

Pioneer Square Holiday Market

PLAN AHEAD Neighborhood vendors, live music, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 15, Occidental Square, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle (downtownseattle.org/holidays).

Dress for Success Seattle Holiday Sale

PLAN AHEAD Purses, jewelry, designer clothing, proceeds support Dress for Success’ mission of empowering women to achieve economic independence; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 15, Dress for Success Seattle, 1118 Fifth Ave., Seattle (206-461-4472 or www.facebook.com/events/2080199795548031/).


Rainbow Bingo Mistletoe Madness

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

Meeker Mansion Candlelight Evening

FRI Tour the mansion with Christmas decorations by candlelight, entertainment, hot cider, cookies; benefits Paint the Mansion Fund, 5 p.m. Friday, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup; $6 (253-848-1770 or meekermansion.org).


SAT Cookies by local bakeries sold by the dozen to benefit Seattle Milk Fund child care and family support programs, while supplies last, 11 a.m. Saturday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-526-7944 or seattlemilkfund.org).

Jingle Bell Run

SUN Run or walk to benefit The Arthritis Foundation, holiday themed costumes and tying jingle bells to running shoes encouraged; dogs welcome for the first time this year, post-event Cheer Garden; Kids 1K Run, 8 a.m.; 5K run/walk start 8:20-8:35 a.m. Sunday, Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Seattle; $40-$75, $20/Kids Run, $10/dog for all events; additional fundraising suggested, incentives available (jbr.org/).

St. Nicholas Faire

SUN Appetizers, spiced cider, mulled wine, silent auction of gift baskets, ring toss game, wine tasting, benefits West Seattle Food Bank and West Seattle Helpline, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, First Lutheran Church of West Seattle, 4105 California Ave. S.W., Seattle; $5/person or $15/family with nonperishable food donation from each person; if no food donation, $10/person or $25/family (206-935-6530 or flcws.org).

KOMO Toy Drive

PLAN AHEAD The Salvation Army and KOMO raise money and collect new, unwrapped toys for families in need this holiday season, Dec. 15, KOMO Plaza, 140 Fourth Ave. N., Seattle (komonews.com/station/donate-to-the-komo-toy-drive).


Swamp Soul Cajun/Zydeco Dance

SAT Dance class, 7 p.m.; dance 2-step, waltz, Zydeco step, swing, blues to Louisiana music, 8 p.m. Saturday, Fraternal Order of Eagles #1, 8201 Lake City Way N.E., Seattle; $15 (206-724-4471 or swampsoulband.com).

Holiday Dance with The 85th Street Big Band

SAT Swing dance lesson, 6-7 p.m.; dance to big band playing swing and ballroom favorites and holiday classics from the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (thirdplacecommons.org/).

Sno-King International Folk Dance club

SAT Holiday folk dance party with live music from Folk Voice Band, no partner needed, potluck snacks and ethnic costumes encouraged, 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $5-$7 (206-524-7360 or sno-king.org).

Food events

Seattle Brewing: Craft, Culture and History

FRI Pike Place Market partnering with The Smithsonian National Museum of American History to host discussion about Seattle’s brewing history, tastings by featured craft brewers, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Pike Place Market Atrium Kitchen, First Avenue and Pike Street, Seattle; $48 (206-829-9525 or www.facebook.com/events/392130454539180/).

Elysian Release Party

FRI Ceremonial tapping of Bete Blanche Belgian-style Tripel, music; proceeds from Bete Blanche sold during the event benefit Bailey-Boushay House for people with chronic illness, 7 p.m. Friday, 1221 Pike St., Seattle (facebook.com/events/130136064364537/).

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).

Lutefisk Dinner

PLAN AHEAD Lurfisk/lutefisk, Swedish or Norwegian style, meatballs, live music, glögg, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $35, reserve by Dec. 12 (206-283-1090 or swedishclubnw.org).

Meeker Mansion Santa Breakfast

PLAN AHEAD Pancakes, sausage, visit from Santa, 10 a.m. Dec. 16, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup; $15 by reservation (253-848-1770 or meekermansion.org).


Newcastle Genealogy Meet-Up

FRI Share family history search stories and strategies, amateurs, experts and drop-ins welcome, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Newcastle Library, 12901 Newcastle Way, Newcastle (425-255-0111 or kcls.org).

Mystical Winds Lynnwood Holistic Fair

SUN Presented by Universal Life & Light, crystals, jewelry, tarot and other readers, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Embassy Suites, 20610 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood; free admission (425-582-1711 or MysticalWindsEvents.com).

Puget Sound Civil War Roundtable

DEC. 14 Dinner meeting, speaker Lesley J. Gordon, author of “A Broken Regiment: The 16th Connecticut’s Civil War,” 6 p.m. Dec. 14, China Harbor, 2040 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; $21 includes dinner (206-524-4434 or pscwrt.org).

Holiday events PhinneyWood Phestivus

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

Holiday Cheer at Rainier Community Center

SAT Holiday photos, kids’ craft activities, games, music, food, bring a new, unwrapped toy for Treehouse and canned and nonperishable items for Rainier Valley Food Bank, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S., Seattle (206-386-1919).

Green Lake Pathway of Lights

SAT Luminaria, music performances around the lake, bring your own lights to add to the ambience, 4:30-7:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; nonperishable food bank donations requested (206-784-0780 or parkways.seattle.gov/2017/11/08/2017-pathway-lights/).

Santa’s Lights Tour

SAT Excursion to see holiday lights in fleet of historic trolley and motorbuses; no food or beverages allowed, 7 p.m. Saturday, MEHVA tours, 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).

Santa Arrgh-rival — A Pirate X-Mas

SAT Pirates of Treasure Island arrive on their pirate ship, Santa lights the Country Village Pirate Ship, 7 p.m. Saturday, Country Village, 23718 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell (425-483-2250 or countryvillagebothell.com).

Dickens Festival

SAT Victorian holiday revelry, entertainment, lights, Dickens Costume Contest, vendors, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Dickens Festival, Avenue G and Second Avenue, Tacoma (dickensfestival.net).

La Conner Holiday Lighted Boat Parade

SAT Boat parade, view from the boardwalk or restaurants, 6 p.m. Saturday, La Conner (lovelaconner.com).

Drive-Through Christmas Story

SAT-SUN Experience Bethlehem, 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Normandy Christian Church, 908 S. 200th St., Des Moines (normandychristian.org).

Candy Cane Lane

SAT-DEC. 31 Holiday lights, decorations, a Seattle tradition since 1949, 4-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 4-9:30 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays through Dec. 31; Winter Solstice pedestrian night, Dec. 21, Northeast Park Road and Ravenna Boulevard, Seattle; food bank donations welcome.

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. 15-17, downtown Snoqualmie (cityofsnoqualmie.org).


SUN Danish Christmas traditions including singing and dancing around the Christmas tree, making Danish Christmas crafts, stories about “nisser” (Christmas elves), treats including kringle and glögg, Santa visit, 2 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Danish Center, 1833 N. 105th St., Seattle; $10-$15, preregister (206-523-3263 or northwestdanish.org/julestue/).

Road to Bethlehem: A Live Nativity

MON-DEC. 15 The road to Bethlehem from your car, the story of Christmas nativity with live actors and animals, 7-8:30 p.m. Monday-Dec. 15, Calvary Chapel Eastside, 5130 164th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-641-7717 or cceastside.com/new-events/live-nativity).

Community Christmas Caroling

DEC. 14 Storytime and photos with Mrs. Claus, 6 p.m.; singalong for all ages, ukuleles and tambourines welcome, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E., Issaquah (425-391-1112 or downtownissaquah.com).

SAM Lights

DEC. 14 Park sculptures lit with luminarias, light installation in the trees, glowing inflatables, art-making, musical processions; guests invited to wear lights make your own wearable light art; food and drink available from TASTE Cafe, food trucks, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 14, Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free, preregistration requested, not required (seattleartmuseum.org/visit/calendar/events?eventid=57437).

Community Hanukkah Pajama Jam

PLAN AHEAD Hanukkah celebration, wear your pjs, music performed by Josh & Chava, live presentation of a special Hanukkah story, food trucks; collecting donations of new and gently used pajamas (size 2T-12) for kids in foster care, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 16, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way, Mercer Island; preregister (sjcc.org/kids-adults-families/community-celebrations/).

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).

Woodland Park Zoo WildLights

THRU JAN. 1 Holiday lights festival, select indoor animal exhibits open, Winter Warm-Up covered food and drink vendors area, indoor snow at Snowmazium, Santa photos, carousel, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 24-Dec. 23 and Dec. 26-Jan. 1; Galactic Lights out-of-this-world theme night with characters from a galaxy far, far away, including a nighttime lightsaber performance, Dec. 12; Harlem Globetrotters Night, meet a player in Snowmazium performing with our faux snow balls and mini basketballs, Dec. 13, Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle; $7.95-$11.95 (206-548-2500 or zoo.org/wildlights).

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. 14; free skating lesson included with admission, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 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).

Christmas Ship Festival

THRU DEC. 23 Ships broadcast 20-minute choir performances of holiday music; Pomeroy Park in Manchester, 8:05 p.m. Friday; Myrtle Edwards Park, 9:25 p.m. Friday; Duwamish Waterway Park in South Park, 3:30 p.m. Saturday; Salty’s on Alki, 4:35 p.m. Saturday; Lowman Beach Park, 8:10 p.m. Saturday; Alki Beach Park, 8:55 p.m. Saturday; Maritime Pier in Gig Harbor, 8:15 p.m. Sunday; Jack Hyde Park, 9:15 p.m. Sunday; Dash Point Park, 7:50 p.m. Monday; Brown’s Point, 8:25 p.m. Monday; Edmonds Fishing Pier, 7:20 p.m. Wednesday; Richmond Beach Salt Water Park, 8:20 p.m. Wednesday; Winslow Waterfront Beach Park, 8 p.m. Dec. 14; Don Armeni Park, 9:10 p.m. Dec. 14; Lake Union Parade of Boats Show, 7:20 p.m. Dec. 15; rides available on ship and follow boats, various dates and locations through Dec. 23, $20-$62 by reservation (206-623-1445 or argosycruises.com/argosy-cruises/christmas-ship-festival-schedule/).

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).

Ivar’s Clam Lights

THRU JAN. 1 Holiday light display, 5-9 p.m. daily through January 1, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N., Renton (rentonwa.gov/clamlights).

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 Chinese tradition, unique, large lanterns crafted by Chinese artists, activities, 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).

Museum events

Northwest Seaport Chantey Sing

FRI Sea songs celebrate our connections to the sea, ships, sailors, fun and easy to sing for all ages; folk singer Tom Rawson leads the singalong, 8 p.m. Friday, Virginia V Steamer, 860 Terry Ave. N., Suite 223, Seattle; free (206-447-9800 or nwseaport.org).

Astronaut/mountaineer Scott Parazynski

SAT Lecture and book signing with author of memoir “The Sky Below: A True Story of Summits, Space and Speed,” 2 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; included with admission, $13-$23 (206-764-5720 or museumofflight.org).

Kent History Museum Christmas Open House

SUN Bereiter House decorated for the season, snacks, music, Santa, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Kent Historical Museum, 855 E. Smith St., Kent (253-854-4330 or gkhs.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Christmas-Open-House-flyer-jpeg-2017.jpg).

Portrait of the City

TUE MOHAI hosts “The 25 Most Important Photographs From Seattle History,” from Edward Curtis to Instagram, and the stories behind them, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Hotel Theodore, 1531 Seventh Ave., Seattle; $10-$20 (mohai.org).

“Seattle on the Spot: The Photographs of Al Smith”

ONGOING Retrospective of Smith’s work that chronicles the African-American community during the mid-20th century in the Pacific Northwest, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, until 8 p.m. first Thursdays; The Hammons House tiny home, a miniature mansion given to the Seattle Historical Society in 1955, decorated for the holidays, on display through Jan. 15; Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $13.95-$19.95 ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or mohai.org/exhibit/seattle-on-the-spot/).

Park events

Celebrate the return of salmon to Swan Creek Park

SAT Guides answer questions along the creek, where fish return to spawn, with activities for all ages, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Swan Creek Park, 2820 Pioneer Way E., Tacoma (253-472-7264 or tacomaparks.com).


Red Kettle Concert

FRI Featuring the Seattle Temple Band of The Salvation Army, Breath of Aire Choir, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aurora Community Church, 1900 N. 175th St., Seattle; free, donations requested (206-783-1225).

“The Bishop’s Wife”

FRI Live radio theater performance with all-star local cast and live music, 8 p.m. Friday, University Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 N.E. 43rd St., Seattle; $5-$15 (townhallseattle.org).

Dickens Carolers, Hotel Sorrento

FRI-WEDS Songs of the season, 5-6:45 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Hotel Sorrento, 900 Madison St., Seattle; free (hotelsorrento.com/event).

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show

FRI-SUN Based the classic 1946 Frank Capra film, as a live 1940s radio broadcast, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Dec. 15-16, 3 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 10, Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $18-$20 (206-937-1394 or twelfthnightproductions.org).

Saturday Family Concert

SAT Kid-friendly performance by percussionist Thione Diop sharing music and culture of West Africa, 11 a.m. Saturday, The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; $5, free for kids (townhallseattle.org).

Dusty Strings Open House

SAT Live music performances for all ages, jazz, blues, rock, R&B and country music, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Dusty Strings Acoustic Music Shop, 3406 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle (206-634-1662 or dustystrings.com).

Make the Season Bright

SAT Seattle Girls Choir sing classics celebrating winter and the holiday season, singalong; proceeds benefit Treehouse, 4 p.m. Saturday, First Church Seattle, 180 Denny Way, Seattle; $10-$20 (206-526-1900 or seattlegirlschoir.org/12425-2/).

Magical Strings Celtic Yuletide

SAT Tara Academy Irish Dancers, music, storytelling, songs of the season, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; $12-$31 (magicalstrings.com).

Songs of Christmas

SUN Admiral Choir, community singalong, cookies, 3 p.m. Sunday, Admiral Congregational Church, 4320 S.W. Hill St., Seattle; free (206-932-2928 or admiralchurch.org/events/).

Joy to the World

SUN Seattle Children’s Chorus choral Advent music from around the world, 6 p.m. Sunday, Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood; $10-$20 (206-542-5998 or seattlechildrenschorus.org).

Ballard High School Winter Concert Series

MON Choir Concert, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Ballard High School, 1418 N.W. 65th St., Seattle; free, reserved seating by donation (ballardperformingarts.org).

Fireside Cinema, “It’s A Wonderful Life”

MON Holiday movie classic, 6 p.m. Monday, Hotel Sorrento, 900 Madison St., Seattle; free (hotelsorrento.com/event/fireside-cinema-its-a-wonderful-life).

“The Nutcracker Suite”

WED The 1960 arrangement by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn performed by Newport High School and Bellevue High School jazz bands, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Bellevue High School, 10416 Wolverine Way, Bellevue; $5 at the door (425-260-8818).

Ladies Musical Club

SUN, WED Classical music performances, 3 p.m. Sunday, West Seattle Branch, 2306 42nd Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-684-7444); and noon Wednesday, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-386-4636 or spl.org).

The Beaconettes

DEC. 14 Sounds of the season, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Hotel Sorrento, 900 Madison St., Seattle; free (hotelsorrento.com/event/the-beaconettes).


Christmas Rush Fun Run and Walk

SAT Celebrating 35 years of fitness, 10K run and 5k run/walk on flat courses, 9:50 a.m. Saturday, Hogan Park at Russell Road, 24400 Russell Road, Kent; $10-$35 (253-856-5057 or kentwa.gov/christmasrush).

Special interest

Season 2: Victoria Screening & Holiday Tea Party

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

Light a Light for our Children Remembrance and Candle-Lighting Service

SUN To unite family and friends around the globe in lighting candles to honor and remember children who have died, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Providence Hospice, 2811 S. 102nd St., Tukwila; free (206-749-7704 or washington.providence.org/in-home-services/hospice-of-seattle/programs-and-services/grief-support/events-and-group-calendar/).

We Can: Ban the Bomb

SUN Celebrate the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, with food and drinks, music from the Seattle Peace Chorus, and remarks from local leaders, sponsored by Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility and Washington Against Nuclear Weapons, 6 p.m. Sunday, Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 N.W. 57th St., Seattle; free, preregister (wpsr.org/wpsr-events/2017/12/10/we-can-ban-the-bomb).

Gift Wrapping 101

SUN Professional gift wrapper shares tips and tricks, 2 p.m. Sunday, University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., Seattle; free, no registration required (206-634-3400 or ubookstore.com).

100th Anniversary of Leif Erikson Lodge Murals

WED Dinner, program, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 N.W. 57th St., Seattle; $15 by reservation (206-783-1274).

Jimi Hendrix Exhibit

ONGOING Display highlights Jimi’s life and career with replicas of his most notable guitars, articles of clothing, renderings of his original artwork, artifacts, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays through Feb., Douglass-Truth Branch Library, 2300 E. Yesler Way, Seattle (206-684-4704 or spl.org/locations/douglass-truth-branch).

Holiday Wreath-laying to Honor Veterans

PLAN AHEAD Speakers honor each branch of the military, with members of Civil Air Patrol, Gold Star Mothers and Wives, Daughters of the American Revolution and representatives of military services, veterans and families; following the ceremony, everyone has the opportunity to place holiday wreaths on cemetery grave sites, 9 a.m. Dec. 16, Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 S.E. 240th St., Kent (425-413-9614).

Travel events

Travel seminar

SAT Kenya and Tanzania safaris, 10 a.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, preregistration required (425-744-6076 or savvytravelerstore.com).


Community Stewardship Event

SAT Help remove invasive ivy, tools, gloves and snacks provided, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Walker Preserve Park, Southwest 168th Street and Second Avenue Southwest, Normandy Park; preregister (206-263-6826).


Capitol Holiday Walk

SAT Capitol Volkssport Club hosts 10K (6.2 miles) and 3k walk on sidewalks through historic neighborhoods and the Capitol Campus, 10K goes around Capitol Lake, flashlight recommended, start anytime 2-5 p.m., finish by 8 p.m. Saturday, United Churches, 110 11th Ave. S.E., Olympia; free (capitolvolkssportclub.org).