A weekend calendar of events for families.
Volkssport 10K (6.2 miles) or 5K walk on sidewalks and trails, start 8 a.m.- noon, finish by 3 p.m., Port of Edmonds Marina, 336 Admiral Way, Edmonds (800-830-9255 or www.esva.org).
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Art activities, self-guided tours, outdoor activities, storytelling and all-day entertainment by five musical groups performing a cappella, Cajun, bluegrass and jazz, noon-4 p.m., IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave. N.E., Bainbridge Island; suggested donation $5/person (206-855-4300 or www.islandwood.org).
Seattle Astronomical Society set up telescopes for anyone to stop by and take a look at the night sky, weather permitting, dusk, Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle, and Paramount Park, Eighth Avenue Northeast and Northeast 155th Street, Shoreline (206-523-2787 or www.seattleastro.org).
Christmas carols, Santa’s arrival by firetruck and a walk to Old Milltown, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Edmonds Centennial Plaza, 121 Fifth Ave. N., Edmonds (425-776-6711 or www.edmondswa.com/Events/Xmas/index.html).
Night of Lights and Annual Tree Lighting, Kirkland
Santa photos, 4-7 p.m., live reindeer, 5-8 p.m., retail sales and events, noon -9 p.m., tree-lighting with Santa, holiday music, caroling by the Sno-King Chorale and holiday treats, 6:30 p.m., Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland (425-893-8766 or www.kirklanddowntown.org).
Vashon Celtic Dance Society dance for all ages, with life live music, no partner or experience required, 7-10 p.m., Vashon Grange Hall, north end of the ferry-dock parking lot, Vashon; suggested donation $6-$8 (206-774-4047).
Kicking off the Winterfest holiday season with performances representing cultures from around the world, Dolls of the World exhibit, holiday world market, all day today and Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (206-684-7200).
Festivals of Light
Traditional decorations, music, dance, storytelling and art from cultures around the world: celebrating Hanukkah, Saturday- Dec. 1, Las Posadas, Dec. 2-8, Kwanzaa, Dec. 9-15, Philippine Christmas, Dec. 16-22, Festival of Santa Lucia, Dec. 23-31, 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).
Holiday Tree Lighting & Firehouse Munch
Annual tree lighting with carol sing-along, 7 p.m., Mercerdale Park, 77th Street Southeast and Southeast 32nd Avenue, Mercer Island, followed by Firehouse Munch, with entertainment by Duwamish Dixieland Band, children’s storytelling, Santa photos, firehouse chili and snacks, Toys for Tots drive, 7:30-9 p.m., North Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E., Mercer Island (206-236-3545).
Woodinville Light Festival
Santa’s workshop, puppet shows and light displays, 5:30-9 p.m., Woodinville Community Center, 17401 133rd Ave. N.E., Woodinville (425-984-2346 or www.ci.woodinville.wa.us).