A weekend calendar of events for families.
Movies in a big-screen theater, refreshments available; “Babe,” 11 a.m., Magnuson Community Center, 7110 62nd Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-684-7026).
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Free movie and popcorn, Seattle’s Fudge snacks available; “The Muppet Christmas Carol,” 7 p.m.; Seattle Center House, Seattle; free (206-684-7200).
Seattle Astronomical Society sets up telescopes for anyone to 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 St., Shoreline; free (206-523-2787 or www.seattle astro.org).
Northwest Trek winter holiday hours
See native Northwest wildlife and their natural habitats, open daily during winter break, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. today and Tuesday-Jan. 1, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Dr. E., Eatonville; $4-$12 (360-832-6117 or www.nwtrek.org).
Festivals of Light
Celebrating the Swedish holiday Festival of Santa Lucia, today-Dec. 31, regular hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, closed Monday, The Children’s Museum, Seattle Center House, Seattle; $6.50-$7.50 (206-441-1768 or www.thechildrens museum.org).
Holiday décor, entertainment, train display, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. today, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, Center House; ice rink, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. today, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Dec. 30, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, Seattle; $5 adult/$3 child admission, skate rental $2, Center House; Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 ).
Bellevue Magic Season
Snowflake Lane nightly light show with falling snow, live toy soldiers, music and light show, 7 p.m. today, Sunday and Tuesday-Dec. 31, along the sidewalks of Bellevue Way and Northeast Eighth Street, Bellevue; ice rink, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. today, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Tuesday-Dec. 30, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 31, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Jan. 1, Bellevue Downtown Park, Northeast First Street and 102nd Avenue Northeast, Bellevue; $8 admission includes skate rental, $6 without skate rental (425-453-1223 or www.magicseason.com).
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Harry Potter trilogy
Movies in a big-screen theater, refreshments available; “The Sorcerer’s Stone,” 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, “The Chamber of Secrets,” 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, “The Prisoner of Azkaban,” 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Magnuson Community Center, 7110 62nd Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-684-7026).
Winter Holidays at Bellevue Arts Museum
Hands-on art and nature activity inspired by William Morris: Native Species, creating artwork from nature, noon-3 p.m. Tuesday-Dec. 30, Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue; $5 (425-519- 0770 or www.bellevuearts.org).
Museum of Flight Blackbird
Blackbird Tip-to-Tail tours of the museum’s unique M/D 21 Blackbird and Drone, the fastest jet in the world, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday-Dec. 31, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $14-$22 (206-628-0888 or www.museumofflight.org).
Seattle Aquarium Winter Break Fantastic Fishtival
Holiday hours, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Monday; hands-on activities, demonstrations and more ways to learn more about the ocean’s animals, highlighting a different sea animal and activity each day; Sea Birds & Shore Birds, Tuesday; Octopus, Wednesday; Otters, Thursday; Puget Sound Orcas, Friday; Sharks, Dec. 30; Sea Stars, Dec. 31; Animals with Shells, Jan. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, the Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle; $5.50-$12.50 (206-386-4300).
Model Train Festival
Celebrate railroads from the past and present with model-train displays throughout the museum in addition to the museum’s permanent 1,800 square-foot layout, numerous holiday-themed layouts and dioramas will be on display, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Jan. 1, Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; $6-$8 (253-272-3500).