STAR 101.5 WEEKEND PLANNER - December 6-8
REDMOND TOWN CENTER WINTER WONDERLAND
THRU JAN 5 Create smiles and holiday traditions this season at Redmond Town Center’s annual Winter Wonderland holiday festival presented by SANTA-FM. Shop, dine and enjoy a myriad of magical activities and events. The whole family will enjoy spirited rides on the polar express train and horse carousel. Take a twirl on the synthetic skating rink. Visit Santa’s workshop for photos.
BELLEVUE DOWNTOWN PARK ICE RINK
THRU JAN 20 Bring your families, kids and friends and skate away under the winter sky in the area's only outdoor ice-skating arena right here in Bellevue. The Bellevue ice skating rink features the area's only outdoor ice-skating rink with Free Skate Mondays and music provided by SANTA-FM!
LUMAZE - A FAIRYTALE CHRISTMAS
THRU JAN 4 Experience a magical family-friendly indoor wonderland as you wander through your own holiday fairytale and help Santa save Christmas! Enjoy interactive light gardens, illuminated structures, delicious food, festive drinks and daily live entertainment all under the twinkle of a million lights presented by SANTA-FM at Smith Cove Terminal Pier 91.
A VICTORIAN COUNTRY CHRISTMAS
WED-SUN Shop in over 500 stores, enjoy gourmet food, wine, and delicious tasty treats throughout the festival and visit the Winter Wine Garden presented by SANTA-FM. Visit two beautiful theaters and see countless professional stage shows, The Singing Nativity and concerts!
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND STUDIO TOUR
FRI-SUN The Studio Tour celebrates 36 years this winter, with a bounty of artists and studios. 56 regional artists and eight studios to be exact. This free, self-guided art tour celebrates original hand-crafted artwork that reflects the “hand and spirit” of the artist. Studios are open 10am to 5pm daily, with free refreshments and a festive atmosphere.
URBAN CRAFT UPRISING WINTER SHOW
FRI-SUN Shop for hand-crafted clothing, jewelry, toys, stationery, art, candles, housewares, and food at Urban Craft Uprising Winter Show in the Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center.
JINGLE BELL RUN
SUN Participants dress up in festive holiday attire, tie bells to their shoes and run through downtown Seattle to support those living with Arthritis starting at Seattle Center.
WINTERFEST AT SEATTLE CENTER
THRU DEC 31 Enjoy holiday lights, skating at Fisher Pavilion, folk dancers, carolers, dancers, ice sculptors, model trains, and professional entertainment during Winterfest at the Seattle Center.
WILDLIGHTS AT WOODLAND PARK ZOO
THRU JAN 5 Seattle's wildest holiday lights festival returns with sparkling lights, faux snowball fights, up close animal encounters, hot chocolate and family delights. Experience brand new wild and wonderful light displays that will be featured throughout the zoo including a holiday light spectacular at the zoo’s south entrance which will now be open throughout the run of WildLights.
ZOOLIGHTS AT POINT DEFIANCE PARK & AQUARIUM
THRU JAN 5 See the Zoo transformed into a colorful winter wonderland with over 700,000 lights. The holiday spirit comes aglow in this magical world of dazzling 3-D animal light displays.
THRU DEC 24 Featuring a nightly parade with a cast of 300 performers including Toy Drummers, Jingle Belle Dancers, Stilt Walkers, Snow Flurries Color Guard and 16 lighted floats. Experience the wonder of falling snow, dazzling lights, festive characters along with all your favorite holiday characters at the region’s most festive holiday scene in downtown Bellevue!
THRU DEC 31 Garden d’Lights features over half a million sparkling lights formed into the whimsical shapes of plants, flowers, birds, animals, and cascading waterfalls set amid the natural beauty of the Bellevue Botanical Garden.
CHRISTMAS SHIP FESTIVAL
THRU DEC 23 A ship-to-shore holiday celebration that has been a Northwest tradition since 1949. The Spirit of Seattle, the Official Christmas Ship™, is decorated with hundreds of shimmery white lights and sails to different Puget Sound waterfront communities – around 65 in all. Choirs on board the Christmas Ship™ perform to guests aboard, to follow boats and to communities gathered on shore.
Playmobil: The Movie