A weekend calendar of events for families.
Thanks to Trees
Activities, treats and tree-planting to celebrate trees, 1-4 p.m., Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; call to register (206-386-4236).
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Watch real trains go by and see a large operating model-train layout inside the station, with railroad arts and displays and morning Santa visit, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Amtrak Station,
210 Railroad Ave., Edmonds; free.
Winterfest — A Holly Jolly Day in Kent
Holly Jolly walk, entertainment, horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday sales and more; 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent Station, 417 Ramsay Way and downtown Kent (253-813-6976 or www.kentdowntown.org).
Issaquah Train Depot Holiday Open House
Holiday craft fair, children’s crafts, snacks and Santa visit, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Santa noon-2 p.m., Issaquah Train Depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N., Issaquah; call to preregister children for craft activities; Santa photos available for $7.50, proceeds benefit Downtown Issaquah Association and Issaquah History Museums (425-392-3500).
Renton Holiday Tree Lighting
Music, Santa arrives by firetruck, tree lighting, 5-7 p.m., Renton Downtown Piazza, South Third Street and Burnett Avenue South, Renton (206-772-1016).
Santa arrival, Country Village
Santa’s arrival and traditional tree-lighting ceremony, 7 p.m., Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell (425-483-2250).
Holiday Open House
Music; refreshments; and drawing for books, an American Girl doll and action figures, 1 p.m., Algona-Pacific Library, 255 Ellingson Road, Pacific (253-833-3554).
Experience an 1855 Christmas in the life of the people of different cultures who lived on this site, with stories, Yule log and Christmas dances, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $2-$4 (253-591-5339).
City of Brier Tree Lighting
Carols, snacks, beverages, Santa’s arrival and tree lighting, 6:30 p.m., Brier Park, 2903 228th St. S.W., Brier (206-498-7426).
Crafts from 120 vendors, entertainment, food, bake sale, quilt raffle, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle (206-783-2244).
Holidays at MOHAI
Featuring display of dozens of Norman Rockwell Saturday Evening Post holiday-cover illustrations through Jan. 15; Home for the Holidays family activities, crafts, visits from St. Nicholas, today, Sunday and Dec. 9-10, 16-17; Father Christmas visits, Dec. 10; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Museum of History and Industry, 2700 24th Ave. E., Seattle; museum admission $5-$7 (206-324-1126).
Redmond Lights Kickoff
Tree lighting, 4:30 p.m., Redmond City Hall, lighted Sammamish River Trail with entertainment to Redmond Town Center, 4:30-8 p.m., Redmond Town Center, 16495 N.E. 74th St., Redmond (425-867-0808).
Holiday décor, entertainment, train display, ice rink, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, hours may vary with special events, Center House; carousel, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Fisher Pavilion, $1; Pasko-Philippine Christmas, 2-5 p.m. Sunday; Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 ).
Festivals of Light
Traditional decorations, music, dance, storytelling and art from cultures around the world: celebrating Las Posadas, today through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, The Children’s Museum, Seattle Center House, Seattle; $6.50-$7.50 (206-441-1768 or www.thechildrensmuseum.org).
Bellevue Magic Season
Snowflake Lane nightly light show with falling snow, live toy soldiers, carolers, music and light show, ice rink, 7 p.m. daily through Dec. 24 and Dec. 26-31, along the sidewalks of Bellevue Way and Northeast Eighth Street, Bellevue; (425-453-1223 or www.magicseason.com).
Light sculptures, entertainment, animal encounters, carousel rides, 5-9 p.m. daily through Dec. 23 and Dec. 26-Jan. 1, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $5-$7 (253-591-5337 or www.pdza.org ).