STAR 101.5 WEEKEND PLANNER November 23-25
THURS Bellevue Beat the Bird 5K/1K, Issaquah Turkey Trot 5K, Seattle Turkey Trot 5K in Ballard, Seattle Turkey Trot 5K/10K in Magnuson Park, Snohomish Wattle Waddle marathon/half, Tacoma City Turkey Trot 5K/1K in Proctor district, Tacoma Norpoint Turkey Trot 5K/2-mile/kids
MACY'S HOLIDAY PARADE
FRI The parade steps off promptly at 9 a.m. and lasts approximately one hour. The Parade steps off at 7th Avenue and Pine Street, then travels west down Pine Street to 5th Avenue, South on 5th Avenue to University Street, West on University to 4th Avenue, north on 4th Avenue and ends at Macy's when Santa leaves his sleigh and enters the store to open Santaland.
MACY'S DOWNTOWN SEATTLE STAR-LIGHTING
FRI Join us for our 62nd Annual Starlighting, followed by our magnificent fireworks display (weather permitting). Don't miss an evening of holiday fun for everyone!
WESTLAKE HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING
FRI The seasonal sights and sounds will begin around 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23, with the lighting of the Westlake holiday tree and the Macy’s shining holiday star, followed by a “snow storm”, Capping it all off, a festive fireworks display will light up the downtown sky.
CHRISTMAS SHIP FESTIVAL
FRI-SUN 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.
FRI-DEC 24 Experience the wonder of falling snow, dazzling lights, festive music, toy drummers and dancers, and see all your favorite characters! Celebrate the season at Snowflake Lane - the region's most festive holiday scene in downtown Bellevue.
FRI-DEC 30 A world of Christmas wonder awaits with lights, ice skating, Santa, a Christmas market, entertainment, food and beverages and more at Safeco Field in Seattle and in Arlington.
FRI-JAN 6 Connect to a world of sparkling lights, child-sized amusements and spirited entertainment at Seattle Center. Five weeks of festive, fun-filled, free and affordable activities including Winterfest Ice Rink and Saturday ice sculpting. Winter Train & Village returns, along with live weekend performances and inspiring student showcases. The festival opens with Holiday Harmony and rings in the New Year with spectacular fireworks, Fountain of Light dance party and live music.
WILDLIGHTS AT WOODLAND PARK ZOO
FRI-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 ZOO
FRI-JAN 6 See the Zoo transformed into a colorful winter wonderland with more than 700,000 lights. The holiday spirit comes aglow in this magical world of dazzling 3-D animal light displays. Camel rides, a vintage carousel and some new surprises await you at Zoolights 2018.
MAGIC IN THE MARKET
SAT Be sure to participate in the Market’s longest holiday tradition! Our family-friendly Magic in the Market will feature an assortment of activities for all. The event is free (items for sale, prices vary).
Meet and take photos with Santa under the Public Market Center clock sign from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Free cookie decorating in the Atrium Kitchen from 12 - 3 p.m. (for kids under 12 years old) Meet live reindeer from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Giant holiday tree lighting countdown with Santa at 5 p.m.
SAT-SUN If you’re looking for gifts for the geeks on your holiday shopping list, there is simply no better place to shop; everything for sale at GeekCraft Expo is incredibly unique, limited in quantity (i.e. NOT mass produced—this stuff is all made by hand) and TOTALLY NERDY, at Magnuson Park, Hangar 30.
SAT-SUN Ride the rails with Santa! Santa Train begins from North Bend Depot, located at 205 E McClellan Street and faces the Shell Station in the town of North Bend.
SAT-DEC 30 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.
SEATTLE MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON
SUN From its humble beginnings in 1970 when a group of friends from the University of Washington decided to hold their own marathon, the Seattle Marathon Family of Events has grown into the largest combination marathon/half marathon in the Northwest and one of the top ten largest in the U.S.
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