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Gingerbread Village

Seattle Area Seattle architectural firms, trade associations and Sheraton Seattle culinary staff team up to design, bake and build fantastic gingerbread creations. This year's theme is elves! FREE, donations accepted for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. On display daily through Jan. 1. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-621-9000. Saturday, December 7, 2019. Sheraton Seattle Hotel lobby 1400 Sixth Ave. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit gingerbreadvillage.org.

Lumaze: Lost in Lights - A Fairytale Christmas

Seattle Area Laugh, stroll and play under the twinkle of a million lights as you explore light gardens and illuminated structures. Let the playgrounds entertain the kids for hours, while you kick back at the licensed bar and enjoy some seasonal beverages, delicious food, and live music. Shop our vendor market, showcasing the best local artisans and boutique businesses, alongside delicious food and drink options. Lumaze is an indoor Christmas festival that is brand new to Seattle! Under the Glow Gardens umbrella. Lumaze will be at Seattle's Smith Cove Cruise Terminal at Pier 91. Get ready to get lost in lights! It's all the magic and wonder of an outdoor festival, hosted inside our cozy and spacious venues. Various times and dates through January 4, 2020. $15-20 for tickets, kids 3 and younger are FREE. Purchase tickets for staggered start times to avoid crowds. See website for dates and times, some are already sold out. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Email: seattlesupport@glowgardens.com. Saturday, December 7, 2019. Smith Cove Cruise Terminal 91 2001 West Garfield Street Seattle, WA 98199. For more info visit www.lumazelights.com.

Seattle Center Winterfest

Seattle Area Connect to the spirit of the season with activities and entertainment through Dec. 31 including the Winter Train and Village, live performances, ice skating, Saturday ice sculpting, and outdoor seasonal lighting. See online for schedule. Most activities free, small fee for ice skating rental. Visit website for full schedule and event times. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, December 7, 2019. Seattle Center 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.seattlecenter.com.

Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink

Eastside Skate, glide and slide into the holiday season at the region’s largest open-air ice skating experience. $10-15. Bring your own skates for a discount. Weekday rates are lower. Times vary daily; check the website. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Saturday, December 7, 2019. Bellevue Downtown Park 10201 NE 4th Street Bellevue. For more info visit bellevueicerink.com.

Winter Wonderland at Redmond Town Center

Eastside Create smiles and holiday traditions this season at Redmond Town Center’s annual Winter Wonderland holiday festival. 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. Take the younger ones to princess story time. Spread holiday joy with help from over 125 premier stores, restaurants and entertainment venues. Guests enjoy free parking all season. Open daily through Jan. 5. FREE. Hours vary, check website for mall schedule. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-869-2640. Email: GuestServices@redmondtowncenter.com. Saturday, December 7, 2019. Redmond Town Center 7525 166th Ave NE Redmond, WA 98052. For more info visit redmondtowncenter.com.

Oly on Ice

South Sound Ice skating in Olympia for the holiday season. See website for hours and closures.  General Admission + skates $12 Youth + skates (ages 4-10) $10 Toddler + skates (ages 3 & younger)  $3 Admission w/ personal skates (ages 4 & older)  $9. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Saturday, December 7, 2019. Isthmus Park 529 4th Ave W Olympia, WA 98501. For more info visit olympiawa.gov.

Woodinville Winterfest 5k and 10k

Eastside A holiday spirit-infused walk or run along the Sammamish River Trail. Costumes encouraged.  Time: 10K starts at 8:30 a.m. 5K starts at 8:45 a.m. Cost: $35 for 5K, $45 for 10K. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Wilmot Gateway Park 17301 131st Ave NE Woodinville, WA US 98072. For more info visit runsignup.com.

Providence General Children’s Association Teddy Bear Breakfast

North Sound This breakfast is the final day of the Festival of Trees, a series of holiday events organized through the Providence General Foundation. Proceeds support the healthcare needs of children in our community. The event includes a meal, hot chocolate, performance by children's entertainer, Tim Noah, a chance to view the incredibly decorated trees, visit Santa, purchase a raffle ticket and shop at the Teddy Bear Store. Each guest will also receive a unique coloring book designed and illustrated by local artist, Cathy Albrecht. Bring your own camera if you would like to take photos with Santa. Tables of ten will receive reserved seating. $35 per ticket. Patron tickets include a $15 tax deductible donation and donors will be noted in our program. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-258-7805. Email: Teddybearbreakfast@gmail.com. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Tulalip Resort 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd Tulalip, WA 98271. For more info visit squareup.com.

Breakfast with Santa

Seattle Area Enjoy breakfast and photos with Santa along with games, prizes and activities. Pre-registration is required. Tickets $17. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-801-2600. Email: dfriede@shorelinewa.gov. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Shoreline LFP Senior Center 18560 First Ave. N.E. Shoreline WA 98155. For more info visit www.shorelinearts.net.

Drawing Jam

Seattle Area Gage Academy of Art’s annual event features figure, portrait and gesture models, food, music, and art activities for the whole family.  Throughout the day, engage with costumed models, drag artists, and performers – fun for artists of every age. Drawing Jam includes art supplies, access to art instructors, drawing demonstrations, DJ’s, live bands, solo performers and more. If you get hungry, there will be plenty of food, including Off the Rez food truck, breakfast bites and coffee. With the holidays right around the corner, you’ll love the creative selection of gift ideas at our Holiday Bazaar and Small Works Sale. Artist Demos 20+ models to draw from Free Art Supplies and so much more! $15 tickets, free for kids 12 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-323-4243. Email: info@gageacademy.org. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Gage Academy of Art 1501 10th Ave. E. Seattle WA 98102. For more info visit www.gageacademy.org.

Lake Forest Park Pajama Fun Run

Seattle Area Wear your PJs and raise money for Seattle Children's Hospital while you run. Enjoy hot chocolate and look for Santa!  Race begins at 9 a.m. $30 per adult and $10 for children ages 5-18. Teams of 10 or more can designate their fees to any department, program or research project at Seattle Children's Hospital. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 17425 Ballinger Way NE Lake Forest Park, WA US 98155. For more info visit www.sheridanguild.com.

May the Course Be With You 5K

Seattle Area A Star Wars themed event! Costumes encouraged. Run/walk $30 (includes race, bib, photos, finisher's medal).  $35 after 10/22/19; $40 after 11/15/19 Kids (under 10) $20 (includes race, bib, photos, finisher's medal) Virtual 5k $25 (will mail medal in U.S.).  $30 after 10/22/19; $35 after 11/15/19. FREE 1k Kid's Dash (ages 2-10) Day of Event Schedule: 9-10am Packet Pickup/Check-In  9:40am Free 1k Kids Dash 10am Run/Walk starts 11am Raffle & Costume contest. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Green Lake Park 7201 East Green Lake Dr N Seattle, WA 98115. For more info visit www.run2befit.com.

Nordstrom Breakfast with Santa

Seattle Area Join in store for a jolly buffet with the man in red. Santa will mingle with everyone during the breakfast and be available for pictures, plus enjoy fun holiday activities. 100% of ticket sales benefiting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.  Tickets: $15 Children (3–17 years) $25 Adults (18+) Free for children 2 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Nordstrom Downtown 500 Pine Street Seattle, WA. For more info visit nordstromrsvp.com.

Reindeer Festival

Seattle Area Visit reindeer Dasher and Comet, plus see a model train layout, enjoy live music, visit santa and shop for the holidays. FREE. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-782-2543. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Swansons Nursery 9701 15th Ave. N.W. Seattle WA 98117. For more info visit www.swansonsnursery.com.

Nordstrom Breakfast with Santa

Eastside Join in store for a jolly buffet with the man in red. Santa will mingle with everyone during the breakfast and be available for pictures, plus enjoy fun holiday activities. 100% of ticket sales benefiting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.  Tickets: $15 Children (3–17 years) $25 Adults (18+) Free for children 2 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Nordstrom Bell Square 100 Bellevue Square Bellevue, WA. For more info visit nordstromrsvp.com.

Santa Train

Eastside "Ho, ho, ho!" and "Chug, chug, chug!" This unique holiday tradition has been ongoing in Snoqualmie for 49 years. Beginning November 30, families can take a holiday train excursion aboard Santa Train to visit Santa Claus at the historic Snoqualmie Depot. Music, fresh-baked cookies from coal-fired ovens, hot cocoa and fresh coffee, and a small gift for each child. The two-hour holiday celebration takes place Nov. 30-Dec. 1, Dec. 7-8, Dec. 14-15, and Dec. 20-21. Friday, December 20 is the Victorian Santa Train. Various times offered, check website for availability. $28. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-888-3030. Email: info@trainmuseum.org. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. North Bend Depot 205 E McClellan St North Bend, WA 98045. For more info visit www.trainmuseum.org.

Breakfast with Santa

South Sound Santa Claus is coming to town!! Come have your photo taken with the Big Guy himself, enjoy a pancake breakfast w/ fruit & ham, coffee, juice, crafts, and letters to the North Pole. This event includes a printed photo and a digital copy to capture your holiday magic. $8 per ticket, ages 2 and older. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Email: recreation@penmetparks.org. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Goodman Middle School 3701 38th Ave Gig Harbor, WA 98335. For more info visit www.penmetparks.org.

Christmas for Kids- One Starry Night

South Sound Children ages 3-10 are invited to join in the little town of Bethlehem for activities, crafts, food and fun! Discover the meaning of Christmas and have fun along the way. FREE. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 2021 S. 260th Street Des Moines, WA 98198. For more info visit christmas4kidshtlc.wufoo.com.

Mary Bridge Children's Festival of Trees

South Sound Festival is open to the public during select days and hours, when everyone is invited to stroll through the glittering display of trees. Enjoy fun activities for the whole family including live community entertainment, games, and pictures with Santa. Adults: $6, Children 5-12: $2, Children 5 and younger: FREE For FREE admission, bring a non-perishable food item with you. Preferably individually-wrapped, grab-and-go snacks or boxed items such as fruit roll-ups, granola bars, etc.  Donations will benefit families staying at Tree House while their child receives care at Mary Bridge. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-403-4892. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Mary Bridge Children's Hospital 317 Martin Luther King Jr. Way Tacoma WA 98403. For more info visit www.multicare.org.

The Brass: March of The Toys

Seattle Area Seattle Symphony’s Tiny Tots series for birth to age 5. Musical games, stories and songs with a holiday theme. Pre-concert activities 30 minutes before showtime. 10:30 am today, 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 am Sat. $12. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-215-4747. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Benaroya Hall 200 University St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.seattlesymphony.org.

French Immersion School of Washington

The All Grades Open House is Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. A Preschool-Only Open House will be Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 10 a.m. to noon. Tours are also an excellent way to learn about the school. They are available Tuesdays at 9:00a.m. or by appointment. We will take you into the classes to see our teachers and students during their daily activities. To schedule your visit, contact us, admissions@fisw.org. FISW offers an inquiry-based, bilingual and multicultural education to students in preschool through fifth grade. The value of our innovative and dynamic curriculum goes beyond language: Students who learn in two languages develop different ways to think, to process concepts, and to approach problems. Students also grow up within the context of our international community and develop a deep understanding and respect for other cultures. This bilingual and bicultural experience makes them naturally open to new perspectives and ideas. We would love to have you visit and find… Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 4211 W Lake Sammamish Pkwy. SE Bellevue, WA. For more info visit www.fisw.org.

28th Annual Nativity Exhibit

Seattle Area An exhibit of more than 500 Nativity scenes created in at least 125 countries and territories around the world. There will be kid-friendly activities available, such as challenges to find certain aspects of the scene or "Waldo," and a coloring station. Wheelchair accessible with free parking. Walking distance from several bus stops. Friday December 6  10:00am - 7:00pm Saturday December 7 10:00am - 7:00pm Sunday December 8 9:00am - 1:00pm. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-524-0024. Email: nativityexhibitnw@gmail.com. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Messiah Lutheran Church 7050 35th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98115. For more info visit www.messiahseattle.org.

Daily Winter-Themed Activities

Seattle Area Every day November 29, 2019 – January 5, 2020. Hours vary, see below.  November 29 - December 22: 2–5 PM Weekdays, 10 AM – 5 PM Weekends December 23 - January 5: 10 AM – 5 PM daily Enter the Ice Age or a snowy forest while in the warm comforts of the Burke with fun winter-themed, self-guided activities and crafts for all ages. Activities: -Let it snow! Make a paper snowflakes to take home or decorate the winter scene. -Use the winter-themed activity sheet to learn about how local animals survive the cold winter months. -Create an Ice Age holiday card for a loved one. -Ice Age themed playtable with mammoths, mastodons, sloths, and tigers -Cozy up at our dramatic play hearth where kids (and adults!) can pretend to create a winter meal using local ingredients. -Get up close to winter collections and speak with Burke researchers at Collections Open Door programs on weekends Plus, double up on the fun with extra activities over Thanksgiving weekend and school break! From November 29 – Decembe… Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-543-7907. Email: theburke@uw.edu. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Burke Museum 4300 15th AVE NE Seattle, WA 98195.

Giving Marketplace

Seattle Area Find unique, ethically sourced gifts at dozens of pop-up shops that support women’s and girls’ empowerment, refugees, global health, and the environment. Enjoy family friendly activities and live music, and take action on issues you care about. Free admission. List of vendors available online. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-709-3100 x 7100. Email: discoverycenter@gatesfoundation.org. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Gates Foundation Discovery Center 440 5th Ave. Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.discovergates.org.

Holiday Craft Party

Seattle Area Make holiday crafts and decorations, and cards that will be handed out to residents at Richmond Beach Rehab. Cost: FREE. Age recommendation: All ages. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Richmond Beach Library 19601 21st Ave NW Shoreline, WA 98177. For more info visit kcls.bibliocommons.com.

Holiday Express Train and Poinsettia Display

Seattle Area The Holiday Express Train and Poinsettia Display will be set up in the Volunteer Park Conservatory’s Seasonal House through Jan. 5.  Watch the train's winding journey through the poinsettias and around the winter vintage display. The Express train will be open for viewing during regular Conservatory hours, Tuesday through Sunday, 10am-4pm. Regular Conservatory admission pricing applies.  Adult (Age 18 and older) $4.00 Youth (Age 13-17) $2.00 Child (Age 12 and younger) Free. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Volunteer Park Conservatory 1400 E Galer St. Seattle, WA 98112. For more info visit volunteerparkconservatory.org.

Morning Treats & Tweets

Seattle Area Head to Seward Park and learn about the birds that make the park their home, and the ones that are just passing through. Hot coffee paired with scrumptious donuts await you. Binoculars provided.   Adults and kids ages 8 and older, $7. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Seward Park Audubon Center 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S Seattle, 98118. For more info visit sewardpark.audubon.org.

Teddy Bear Suite & Child-Sized Gingerbread House

Seattle Area A hotel suite is magically transformed into a teddy bear wonderland for kids and parents to enjoy, by professional designer Kevin Bradford, In the Grand Motor Entrance, the hotel erects a Life-Sized Gingerbread House to delight the imagination. ​Donations appreciated to benefit uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Seattle Children's Autism Center. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-922-7867. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Fairmont Olympic Hotel 411 University St. Seattle, WA 98101. For more info visit www.seattlefestivaloftrees.com.

Urban Craft Uprising

Seattle Area Seattle’s largest indie craft show, featuring 150+ vendors selling unique and completely handmade crafts. Free admission. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Seattle Center Exhibition Hall 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit urbancraftuprising.com.

Winter Festival and Crafts Fair

Seattle Area Artist and craft booths, food, entertainment and more at Phinney Neighborhood Center. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 7-8. $2 to $4 plus a suggested donation of a can of food, free ages 12 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-783-2244. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Phinney Neighborhood Center 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.phinneycenter.org.

Annual Gingerbread Open House

Eastside Come decorate your very own gingerbread house and enjoy delicious holiday treats. And, of course, JUMP! Please call to RSVP 425-654-1306. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-654-1306. Email: seattle@springfree.com. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Springfree Trampoline 1875 NW Poplar Way Issaquah WA 98027. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Christmas Market at Carnation Farms

Eastside Inspired by traditional European Christmas markets, the event will take place in the historic Hippodrome. Built in 1923, the Hippodrome is an ideal setting for a holiday market filled with seasonal foods, drinks, and artisanal gifts. On Saturday, 12/7, the Christmas Market will also include a performance from the Cedarcrest High School Band, 11 a.m. to noon. Each weekend will feature different entertainment. Santa Claus will magically appear and will be available for pictures, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Also enjoy free Arts & Crafts for Children, free Pictures with Santa, and local vendors! Warm up with Green Chile Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Pulled Squash Sandwiches and Heirloom Tomato Soup, hot chocolate and cider plus just-baked treats from the pastry chef. The Holiday Lounge will be serving an array of adult beverages. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-844-3100. Email: paschas@carnationfarms.org. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 28901 Carnation Farm Road Carnation, WA 98014. For more info visit carnationfarms.org.

Free Indoor Open Play

Eastside Burr, it is cold & blustery out there. Let the kids get some energy out. Free jumping every Wednesday & Saturday 10 am - noon. Complimentary snacks. Yes, parents can jump too. Easy free parking. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-654-1306. Email: seattle@springfree.com. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Springfree Trampoline 1875 NW Poplar Way Issaquah WA 98027.

Cama Beach Winterfest

North Sound At Cama Beach Winterfest, create one or more of many holiday-inspired crafts. Decorate a gingerbread house with candy of your choice ($15 fee, pre-register) on Dec. 7 or 14. Make candles, ornaments, or wreaths. Shop for quilts and crafts, or get your face painted. Enjoy cookies and hot bverages throughout the day. Proceeds benefit the Cama Beach Foundation. You will need a Discover Pass or day pass for this event. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 360-387-1550. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Cama Center at Cama Beach 1880 S.W. Camano Drive Camano Island WA 98282. For more info visit www.camabeachfoundation.org.

Edmonds Holiday Market

North Sound Over 50 vendors sell artisan crafts, cured meats, baked treats, and more. Find unique holiday gifts at this farmers market-style find. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 5th Ave between City Hall & the Edmonds Historical Museum Edmonds, WA 98020. For more info visit www.edmondsholidays.com.

A Victorian Country Christmas Festival

South Sound Puyallup Fairgrounds transforms into a Victorian village marketplace with live entertainment, a living nativity, food, kids’ activities and more. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 4-5 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 6 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 7 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 8 Tickets $8.50 - 12. Free ages 5 and younger, free parking. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-770-0777. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Puyallup Fairgrounds 110 Ninth Ave. S.W. Puyallup WA 98371. For more info visit www.avictoriancountrychristmas.com.

Discovery Days

South Sound Tour the MaST Center, the marine biology and aquarium facility of Highline College. The Aquarium holds over 15 tanks totaling approximately 3,000 gallons of flow-through seawater, and displays over 250 native Puget Sound marine species. FREE to the public on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-592-4000. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Marine Science and Technology Center 28203 Redondo Beach Dr. S. Des Moines, WA 98198. For more info visit mast.highline.edu.

Jingle Bell Brunch

South Sound Brunch, crafts, entertainment and visits with Santa & Mrs. Claus. $15, $12 kids, pre-registration required. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 253-835-6916. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Federal Way Community Center 876 S. 333rd St. Federal Way WA 98003. For more info visit itallhappenshere.org.

The Elves & The Shoemaker

South Sound The old shoemaker hasn’t had many customers lately, but his kindness to someone in need leads to a few surprises in the workshop. Who is creating these surprises? Let’s Play are dynamic, interactive shows performed in our lobby and are suitable for ALL ages. They are between 20-30 minutes in length and perfect for the very youngest of audience members- age 0 to 5. Tickets $5. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 360-570-1638. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Olympia Family Theater 612 4th Ave E Olympia, WA 98501. For more info visit olyft.org.

Jule Fest

Farther Afield Market with crafts (10 am to 4 pm at Sons of Norway), Scandinavian food and entertainment, followed by the lighting of the yule log, procession of Vikings and Lucia, and a visit from Santa (4:30 pm). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Waterfront Park 18809 Anderson Pkwy. Poulsbo WA 98370. For more info visit www.poulsbosonsofnorway.com.

Toddler Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Columbia Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Columbia Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

¡Hora De Cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Children's Area. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: Español. Summary: Es una hora de cuentos para los niños en la biblioteca de Beacon Hill Branch! (It is Spanish story time at the Beacon Hill Branch!). Description: Traiga a sus niños a la biblioteca de Beacon Hill Branch para que disfruten escuchando cuentos, rimas y canciones en espanol. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hora de Cuentos

The Seattle Public Library Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: Español. Summary: Es una hora de cuentos para los niños en la biblioteca de Ballard Branch Library! (It is Spanish story time at the Ballard Branch Library!). Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Ballard Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

The Brass: March of The Toys

Seattle Area Seattle Symphony’s Tiny Tots series for birth to age 5. Musical games, stories and songs with a holiday theme. Pre-concert activities 30 minutes before showtime. 10:30 am today, 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 am Sat. $12. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-215-4747. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Benaroya Hall 200 University St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.seattlesymphony.org.

Issaquah Reindeer Festival

Eastside Meet Santa, his elves and his very own reindeer, plus enjoy story time with an elf, watch candy canes being made, face painting and more. All proceeds support Santa’s Reindeer for the coming year. Included with admission.10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily through Dec. 23. $14.50, $13.50 seniors, $11.50 ages 2 to 12, free younger than age 2. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-391-5508. Email: info@cougarmountainzoo.org. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Cougar Mountain Zoo 19525 S.E. 54th St. Issaquah WA 98027. For more info visit cougarmountainzoo.org.

中文故事会 (Mandarin Chinese Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Room Location: Children's Area. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: 中文. Summary: 开心享受国语儿歌、故事及歌曲!(Enjoy rhymes, stories and songs in Mandarin Chinese!). Description: 所有活动均为免费。在各分馆设有限额免费停车位. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Parking is available on the streets around the branch. Patrons may pay to park in the garage beneath International District Village Square II. Enter the garage from the two-way alley behind the building via South Lane or South Dearborn. Daily… More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: International District/Chinatown Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Corduroy

Seattle Area Late at night while the world sleeps, a curious bear named Corduroy searches every inch of a department store in pursuit of his missing button. Leaving behind delightful messes, a Night Watchman is on the case to discover the origin of this playful destruction. All the while, a young girl dreams of bringing Corduroy home as a new cuddle companion. Don Freeman’s beloved picture book comes to vibrant life in this fun and highly physical adaptation, sure to delight all audiences. Recommended ages 3 and older. Tickets start at $20. Various times Nov. 21 through Dec. 29. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Email: tickets@sct.org. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.sct.org.

Saturday Story Time

Seattle Area Enjoy story time every Saturday at 11 a.m. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-525-2347. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Third Place Books, Ravenna 6504 20th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98115. For more info visit www.thirdplacebooks.com.

Seattle Meowtropolitan Family Day

Seattle Area The Seattle Meowtropolitan Cat Cafe welcomes younger kids and their guardians into the cat lounge on the first Saturday of every month (11 a.m. session). Also learn strategies to encourage safe interaction with cats, and how to create a comfortable living environment with younger children and cats. This is the only time when there's no age restriction in the cat lounge! A limit of 2 kids per adult guardian to ensure everyone gets some individual attention and gets comfroatble being around the cats. At least 1 adult guardian must accompany 2 kids. $12 per person. Type of Animal Event: Pet Events. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-632-2330. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Seattle Meowtropolitan 1225 N. 45th St. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit seattlemeowtropolitan.com.

Weekend Family Workshop

Seattle Area Each weekend Museum of Flight hosts hands-on family workshops with a different theme. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. through Sunday. Included with admission. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. Museum of Flight 9404 E Marginal Way S Seattle, WA 98108. For more info visit www.museumofflight.org.

Welcome Winter at Sky Nursery

Seattle Area Here's to a joyful season! Join for a full day of festivities to start the winter off right. Enjoy free cookies, cider, and hot chocolate throughout the day, plus live ukulele music, local artisans with unique wares for sale, a pinecone birdfeeder craft for kids, and a special guest appearance by none other than Santa Claus himself. Don't forget to bring your camera and your favorite festive outfits, because there will be lots of great photo-ops available. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-546-4851. Email: sky@skynursery.com. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Sky Nursery 18528 Aurora Ave N Shoreline, WA 98133.

'Twas the Night

Eastside Family musical comedy loosely based on the famous holiday poem. Recommended for ages 4 and older 11 a.m. 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. weekends through Dec. 22. $20. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-820-1800. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Studio East 11730 118th Ave. N.E. #100 Kirkland WA 98034. For more info visit studio-east.org.

Kirkland Holiday Market

Eastside The Holiday Art Market at KAC is a filled with one-of-a-kind gifts created by local artists! Proceeds go to artists themselves and to support Kirkland Arts Center, a non-profit organization committed to expanding arts access. From ceramics to jewelry to prints, there are all kinds of gifts at the market! The market is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. KAC is located at 620 Market Street. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 620 Market Street Kirkland, WA. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Holiday on the Bay

North Sound Cookie decorating, ornament making, face painting, crafts market, live music, Santa, fire truck rides, tree lighting and lighted boat parade. See schedule online. Toys for Tots donations accepted. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Waterfront Center 1205 Craftsman Way Everett WA 98201. For more info visit www.portofeverett.com.

Ballerinas from Ballet Northwest's Nutcracker

South Sound Meet and greet ballerinas from Ballet Northwest's Nutcracker. Included with admission. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-956-0818. Email: irutherford@hocm.org. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Hands On Childrens Museum 414 Jefferson Street NE Olympia, WA 98501. For more info visit www.hocm.org.

Christmas Regale

South Sound Take a break from the hustle and bustle of modern holidays and experience a real 19th century Christmas at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. A highlight of the event is the arrival of the yule log, towed in by young visitors at 1 pm. Everyone can join in greeting the yule log with toasts and Christmas Carols. Guests will have a chance to take home a piece of the log for their own holiday fire. Throughout the day, guests of all ages can join in parlor games, make ornaments, and create pomanders. Father Christmas will be available for visits and photos.  Tickets: $8.50-$10.50 Age 3 and younger FREE. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-404-3970. Email: jessicas@tacomaparks.com. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Fort Nisqually Museum 5400 N Pearl St #11 Tacoma, WA 98407 Tacoma, Wa 98407. For more info visit www.metroparkstacoma.org.

Storybook Theater: Beauty & the Beast

South Sound The Prince has been turned into a silly-looking loud-mouthed beast because of his selfish and unruly behavior. In order to break the spell he must learn to be well-mannered, sincere, gracious and pure of heart. But most importantly, he must find someone to love him for who he is, both inside and out. Will Beauty fall in love with the Prince or will his comical looks and beastly behavior scare her away? Adaptation by Lani Brockman | Music & Lyrics by Susan Bardsley Directed by Lani Brockman | Choreographed by Karen Omahen Kirkland Performance Center Oct 26 at 11am, 1pm & 3pm Oct 27 at 11am & 1pm Dec 15* at 11am, 1pm & 3pm Dec 21 at 11am, 1pm & 3pm *All Dec 15th shows are ASL Interpreted. Shoreline Conference Center Nov 9 at 11am Hale’s Palladium In Fremont Nov 10 at 11am, 1pm & 3pm Everett PUD Auditorium Nov 17 at 11am & 1pm Renton Carco Theatre Dec 7 at 11am Dec 8 at 11am & 1pm • Best for ages 3+ • Tickets $15 (includes service charge). Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-820-1800. Email: ashleymccuen@studio-east.org. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Renton Carco Theatre 1717 Maple Valley Hwy Renton, WA 98057. For more info visit storybooktheater.org.

Light Up Your Holiday

Farther Afield Light up your holiday season in a real lighthouse! Listen to local live music. Get your photo taken with Santa. Take a tour of the lighthouse. Discovery Pass required. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Admiralty Head Lighthouse, Fort Casey State Park 1280 Engle Rd, Coupeville, WA 98239. For more info visit business.facebook.com.

Baby Story Time

The Seattle Public Library Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the High Point Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. This program is geared towards children 0-12 months old and their caregivers. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: High Point Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

The Brass: March of The Toys

Seattle Area Seattle Symphony’s Tiny Tots series for birth to age 5. Musical games, stories and songs with a holiday theme. Pre-concert activities 30 minutes before showtime. 10:30 am today, 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 am Sat. $12. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-215-4747. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Benaroya Hall 200 University St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.seattlesymphony.org.

Diving Santa

Seattle Area See Santa diving in the Window on Washington Waters exhibit at noon and 3 p.m. Also enjoy live musical performances at 1 p.m. (on weekends), story time and pictures with Santa. Dives at noon and 3 p.m. on weekends; noon on Mondays and Fridays. Through Dec. 24. Included with admission. $20-35. FREE ages 3 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-386-4300. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Seattle Aquarium 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59 Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit www.seattleaquarium.org.

Holiday Craft Market

Seattle Area Gift-seekers can browse the handcrafted offerings of Urban Craft Uprising artisans in a unique setting. The Holiday Market is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Nov. 29 to Dec. 22. Fridays and Saturdays, Noon to 7 p.m. Sundays, Noon to 5 p.m. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Westlake Park 401 Pine St. Seattle, WA 98101. For more info visit downtownseattle.org.

Photos with Asian-American Santa at the Wing Luke

Seattle Area Come to the museum to take photos with Asian Santa, and while you wait, hang out at the local artist craft fair. Shop for unique holiday gifts and mingle with the artists. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Email: visit@wingluke.org. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Wing Luke Museum 719 S King St Seattle, WA 98104. For more info visit www.wingluke.org.

PNB Hosts Land of Sweets

Seattle Area Enjoy chocolate and tea samples while admiring costumes and props from the Pacific Northwest Ballet's The Nutcracker. Listen to the story of The Nutcracker from an expert ballet storyteller while enjoying classical music. Pre-registration requested. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Fran's Chocolates 5900 Airport Way S Seattle, Washington 98108. For more info visit www.pnb.org.

Santa Lunch Cruise

Seattle Area Bring your family aboard to celebrate the magic of the holidays and relax as hard-working Elves treat you to a delicious lunch and fun activities! Your little ones will be delighted with a visit from Santa, and holiday-themed crafts during the cruise. Spread the joy of the season and bring an item to donate to the Roots Young Adult Shelter located in the U District in Seattle. Every guest who donates will receive a $20 gift card that they may use toward their next cruise. Items the shelter is in need of include socks (new), boxers (new), underwear (new), hygiene supplies (unopened, personal travel sizes preferred), backpacks, gloves, coats and winter hats. General – $62.95 Senior – $60.95 Military – $60.95 Child – $29.95 (5 to 12 years old) Child – Free (4 and under). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-223-2060. Email: kathleen@waterwayscruises.com. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. 2441 N Northlake Way Seattle, WA 98103. For more info visit www.waterwayscruises.com.

Science Dome Children's Show

South Sound Held every Saturday at 12:30 and 2 p.m. each week explores a different theme in this interactive show for kids ages 3 to 12. $6 per child, free for accompanying adults. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-964-6440. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. Pierce College Science Dome 9401 Farwest Drive S.W. Lakewood WA 98498. For more info visit wp.pierce.ctc.edu.

Victorian Holiday Tea at Neely Mansion

South Sound The mansion is decorated for the holidays and this event boasts tea, music, tours and a light buffet.  Sessions today at 12:30, 1:30, and 3 p.m.  Adults $15, Children (ages 5-10) $10. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 253-927-4250. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. Neely Mansion 12303 SE Auburn-Black Diamond Road Auburn, WA 98092. For more info visit www.auburnareawa.org.

Argosy Christmas Ship

Seattle Area Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship™ Festival is a ship-to-shore holiday celebration that has been a Northwest tradition for 70 years. 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. Various dates and times through Dec. 23.  Kids (3 and under): Free Youths (4-12): $29-68 Adults (13+): $42-68. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-623-1445. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:40 PM. Pier 55 1101 Alaskan Way Seattle, WA 98101. For more info visit www.argosycruises.com.

Celebrations of Light

Seattle Area Puppets perform songs, stories and dance about traditional light festivals from around the world. Presented using the Bunraku style of puppetry by Thistle Theatre. All tickets $11. Various performance locations and times, check website for details. Performance Type: Puppet. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-524-3388. Email: info@thistletheatre.org. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Sunset Hill Community Club 3003 NW 66th St Seattle, WA 98117. For more info visit thistletheatre.org.

Family Magic Show

Seattle Area Take the whole family to the Seattle Center for this family fun stage magic show. For over 35 years Magician Raymond W. has perfected the art of family entertainment at theme parks and theaters. His popular show features comedy magic, stage illusions, mind reading and lots of audience participation. There will be two shows at 1 pm and 2:30 PM. Free admission. Gratuity accepted in the hat after the show. Email to reserve seats or first come first serve at the show. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Email: seattlemagicshow@gmail.com. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM. Seattle Center 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109.

Sambica Christmas Carnival

Eastside Get in the Christmas spirit at SAMBICA's Christmas Carnival, offered on two weekends this December. This event includes carnival games, snacks, pictures with Santa, and more! Held in the SAMBICA Dining Hall. Parking is located on Upper Camp near the Dining Hall. This event is FREE to the public. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-746-9110. Email: sambica@sambica.com. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM. SAMBICA 4114 W. Lk Sammamish Pkwy SE Bellevue, WA 98008. For more info visit www.sambica.com.

City of Lakewood Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Festival & Parade

South Sound Join for Lakewood’s Day-long festival December 7th, from 1:00-7:30pm presented by CHI Franciscan Health. Free for all ages. Find one-of-a-kind gifts at the Candy Cane Lane Holiday Market and Craft Fair. Visit with Santa, run in the Jingle Bell Dash or participate in the Lakewood Parade of Lights by building a float, singing, dancing or decorating a car. End your evening with the annual Christmas tree lighting in front of Lakewood City Hall. Also two Santa Sessions: 1:00-2:30 and 5:00-6:30!  Schedule: 1:00-7:30pm enjoy free carnival games, kids karaoke, entertainment inside and out, crafts, and scavenger hunt. 1:00-7:30pm Candy Cane Lane vendors and food trucks, shop from 25 specialty vendors 1-2:30 p.m.: Santa visits (bring your own camera) 1-3 p.m.: LEGO contest. View the inspiring creations from the Lego® Building Competition on display from 1-3. (Interested in joining the contest? Contact Bricks 4 Kids in University Place). 3: 45 p.m.: Jingle Bell Dash (start at Park Lodge Elementary and run 0.5… Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 1:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main Street SW, Lakewood WA 98499 98499. For more info visit www.cityoflakewood.us.

Santa Holiday Train Ride - Chehalis

South Sound Santa visits everyone on the train during this 30 minute ride, and there will be photo opportunities with Santa. Dress warmly. Tickets $15. Children ages 2 and younger are FREE and must ride on caregiver's lap. Cab rides (ages 4 and older) $55 per person, call for reservations. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-748-9593. Email: info@steamtrainride.com. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM. 1101 SW Sylvenus St Chehalis, WA 98532. For more info visit steamtrainride.com.

Ensemble Ballet Theatre Presents: The Nutcracker

Seattle Area Follow Clara’s adventures with her nutcracker as they battle the mouse king and visit the Kingdom of Sweets. $15-25. Various times from 12/6-8. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 1-877-328-8771. Email: info@ebtballet.org. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center 400 S. Second St. Renton WA 98057 Renton, WA. For more info visit www.ebtballet.org.

Evergreen City Presents: The Nutcracker

Eastside Make Evergreen City Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker part of your family’s holiday tradition. From the magical 25 foot holiday tree, to the delicate snow fall, to the beautiful Pas De Deux of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier, you're invited to discover an enchanted world filled with excitement and joy. $35-45. Today is a special one hour performance for younger audiences. Performance Type: Dance. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-228-6800. Email: officeadmin@evergreencityballet.org. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Meydenbauer Center Theatre 11100 NE 6th St. Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.evergreencityballet.org.

Victorian Holiday Tea at Neely Mansion

South Sound The mansion is decorated for the holidays and this event boasts tea, music, tours and a light buffet.  Sessions today at 12:30, 1:30, and 3 p.m.  Adults $15, Children (ages 5-10) $10. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 253-927-4250. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Neely Mansion 12303 SE Auburn-Black Diamond Road Auburn, WA 98092. For more info visit www.auburnareawa.org.

Holiday Cards and Ornaments

The Seattle Public Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 3 - The Norcliffe Foundation Living Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Celebrate winter holidays with some crafting fun! Description: Use stamps, stencils, washi tapes, stickers, ribbons, glitter markers, felt, etc to make cards and ornaments for yourself and your loved ones. Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages. Contact: 206-684-0849. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

A Christmas Carol

Seattle Area A Seattle tradition, Charles Dickens' classic returns to ACT Theatre. Ages 5 and older (no babes in arms). Various times through Dec. 28. $37-$90, ages 5 to 12. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-292-7676. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. ACT Theatre 700 Union St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit acttheatre.org.

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

Seattle Area Pacific Northwest Ballet presents the Tchaikovsky classic, a timeless holiday tradition.  Various dates and times through Dec. 28. $32 to $181. Today at 2 pm and 7:30 pm. Performance Type: Dance. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-2424. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. McCaw Hall 301 Mercer St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.pnb.org.

Mrs. Doubtfire at 5th Avenue Theater

Seattle Area The beloved 1993 film starring Robin Williams is headed to the stage! This is a story about a parent's love for his children, and the lengths he will go for that love. After losing custody in his divorce, a father disguises himself as a nanny to spend more time with his three children.  Various dates and times through Dec. 29. ​Ticket prices range from $29-$169. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-625-1900. Email: info@5thavenue.org. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 5th Avenue Theater 1308 5th Ave Seattle, WA 98101. For more info visit www.5thavenue.org.

Northwest Girlchoir: Generation to Generation

Seattle Area From beautiful settings of the Magnificat and L'dor Vador, to gems like Winter Wonderland and Children, Go Where I Send Thee, to songs from the Philippines, Norway, and Greece, you'll hear exciting repertoire that honors family traditions and music that have been passed down through the generations. We'll be joined on stage by generations of treble-singing family members and alums to perform the concert finale, Catch the Spirit, Share the Magic. $21, $16 seniors, $12 youth/students. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-527-2900. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. First Free Methodist Church (View) 3200 Third Ave W Seattle, WA 98119. For more info visit www.northwestgirlchoir.org.

Shout Sister, Shout!

Seattle Area This rousing new musical tells the story of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, a brilliant, singer, songwriter and guitarist of the 1930s and 1940s, who changed music forever with her Gospel recordings. Various dates and times through Dec. 22.  Tickets: $17-91. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-443-2222. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Bagley Wright Theater 155 Mercer St Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.seattlerep.org.

The Bishop's Wife: A Live Radio Play

Seattle Area "The beloved holiday film comes to life as a live radio broadcast with you as the in-studio audience! Dudley is an angel and the answer to Bishop Brougham's prayer to build a new cathedral. But when the angel turns his attention to the bishop's friends and family, Dudley's minor miracles require divine intervention. Join us this Christmas season for a story of love, family and blessings in disguise." Recommended for ages 12 and older. Tickets $25-52. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Taproot Theater 204 N 85th St Seattle, WA 98103. For more info visit www.taproottheatre.org.

'Twas the Night

Eastside Family musical comedy loosely based on the famous holiday poem. Recommended for ages 4 and older 11 a.m. 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. weekends through Dec. 22. $20. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-820-1800. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Studio East 11730 118th Ave. N.E. #100 Kirkland WA 98034. For more info visit studio-east.org.

Holiday Winter Market

Eastside Unique, handmade gifts, seasonal foods, live music and carolers. FREE. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-888-1555. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Corner of Railroad Ave SE and SE River St in Historic Snoqualmie. For more info visit www.ci.snoqualmie.wa.us.

Kirkland Urban Winter Festival

Eastside Come enjoy holiday family fun at Kirkland Urban’s Winter Festival. From 2-5 p.m. activities will include themed arts and crafts, music, face painting, balloon art, glitter tattoos and snow machines. From 6:30-9 p.m. there will be a 21+ Beer and Wine garden featuring local brewers and wineries, as well as live music. This event is free and open to the public, with the exception of the Beer and Wine garden being 21+. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-343-1543. Email: ku@feareygroup.com. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 425 Urban Plaza Kirkland, WA 98033. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Walk

Eastside Interested in a weekend activity that’s both fun and educational? Bring the whole family to the Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Station for a ranger-led walk! Every Saturday from 2-3PM, join for a mild 1-mile hike through the Greenbelt’s trails and discover the season’s myriad of flora and fauna. Wear your favorite weather-appropriate outdoor clothing and shoes, and feel free to bring personal wildlife-viewing gear (e.g. binoculars or magnifying glasses) to further enjoy the park. If you’re feeling especially energized, continue on to the Larsen Lake trail loop and use your newfound knowledge to explore. We’ll be heading out rain or shine, so come prepared to learn and have a great time! No pre-registration or RSVP required (unless groups of 10+). Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-452-6993. Email: parkrangerprogram@bellevuewa.gov. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 15416 SE 16th St. Bellevue, WA 98007. For more info visit bellevuewa.gov.

Newsies at Lake Washington High School

Eastside Disney's Newsies is a family friendly musical about kids rising up to protect their own rights. Set in the 1890's in New York, everyone will love this high energy show! Ticket Prices: $10 Students W/ASB, Seniors 60+, Military, Children under 10 $15 General Admission Check website for updates on sold out shows. Ticket sales close 12 hours prior to the show time. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Lake Washington High School Performing Arts Center 12033 NE 80th St Kirkland, WA. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

A Christmas Story: The Musical

North Sound Based on the classic film and set in the 1940s, this show has all of the iconic scenes including Ralphie getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole, the bunny suit, and Christmas dinner at the Chinese restaurant.  Thursdays-Saturdays at 8pm Saturday 12/7 & 12/21 at 2pm Sundays at 2pm $28 General; $25 Jr/Sr/Military. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-774-9600. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Edmonds Driftwood Players 950 Main St Edmonds, WA 98020. For more info visit edmondsdriftwoodplayers.org.

Music at the Library

North Sound Free live music in the Plaza Room above the Edmonds Library.  This month:  Puget Sound Winds Quintet with soloist Elizabeth Johnson Peter & the Wolf plus Children's Classics. Cost: FREE. Age recommendation: All ages. Phone: 425-771-1933. Pre-register: No. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Edmonds Library 650 Main St Edmonds, WA 98020. For more info visit www.sno-isle.org.

Santa's Coming to Town Parade & Tree Lighting

North Sound Train rides, photos with Santa, and other festive activities. Parade starts at 3:30 p.m. Holiday tree lighting at 4 p.m. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Mill Creek Town Center Main Street Mill Creek, WA. For more info visit www.cityofmillcreek.com.

The Nutcracker by Emerald Ballet Theatre

North Sound Holiday magic returns to the Northshore with Emerald Ballet Theatre’s full-length production of The  Nutcracker, featuring professional guest artists, talented youth performers, gorgeous costumes and sets, and the rousing Emerald Ballet Theatre Orchestra conducted by David Waltman. Tickets $20-43. Performance Type: Dance. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-298-3449. Email: info@npacf.org. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Northshore Performing Arts Center 18125 92nd Ave NE Bothell, WA 98011. For more info visit npacf.org.

Robin Hood, A Holiday Panto

South Sound Come see a brand-new Holiday Pantomime, complete with many favorite elements. Robin Hood tells the classic tale of the dashing thief who "steals from the rich to give to the poor," time and again outwitting his nemesis the Sheriff of Nottingham. But when Robin gets in over his head, he'l need his band of Merry... Peoples... and the totally-out-of-his-league Maid Marion to help him save the day! Lots of comedy and dancing to entertain.  Various dates and times through Dec. 22.  Adults: $30 Senior/Military: $26 Student (18-23): $15 Youth (17 & Under):$12. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: (253) 661-1444. Email: angela@centerstagetheatre.com. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Knutzen Family Theatre 3200 SW Dash Point Road Federal Way, Wa 98023. For more info visit centerstagetheatre.com.

Science Dome Children's Show

South Sound Held every Saturday at 12:30 and 2 p.m. each week explores a different theme in this interactive show for kids ages 3 to 12. $6 per child, free for accompanying adults. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 253-964-6440. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Pierce College Science Dome 9401 Farwest Drive S.W. Lakewood WA 98498. For more info visit wp.pierce.ctc.edu.

Wind in the Willows

South Sound Toad is always keen to take on the latest fad, but his new obsession with motorcars might lead to ruin. Can loyal Mole, clever Rat, and stalwart Badger save Toad from himself, and take back Toad Hall from the weasels of the Wild Wood? This is a joyful, musical adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s classic children’s tale by local writers and composers. It is a story of adventure and discovery about finding your place in the world and the enduring power of friendship.  Recommended for ages 5 and older. $15-20. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-570-1638. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Olympia Family Theater 612 4th Ave E Olympia, WA 98501. For more info visit app.arts-people.com.

Matilda the Musical

Farther Afield Based on the classic story, Matilda, with her sharp mind and special powers, changes her own destiny using wit, music, laughter, and a bit of magic. Thurs. Dec. 5 is "pay what you can" preview night. Various dates and times Dec. 6 - 22.  TICKETS Adults - $29 Discounted - $24 First Saturday "Teen" Tickets: $5 per youth. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:15 PM. Bainbridge Performing Arts 200 Madison Ave N. Bainbridge Island, WA 98110. For more info visit www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

Corduroy

Seattle Area Late at night while the world sleeps, a curious bear named Corduroy searches every inch of a department store in pursuit of his missing button. Leaving behind delightful messes, a Night Watchman is on the case to discover the origin of this playful destruction. All the while, a young girl dreams of bringing Corduroy home as a new cuddle companion. Don Freeman’s beloved picture book comes to vibrant life in this fun and highly physical adaptation, sure to delight all audiences. Recommended ages 3 and older. Tickets start at $20. Various times Nov. 21 through Dec. 29. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-3322. Email: tickets@sct.org. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.sct.org.

The Princess Bride Quote-Along

Seattle Area Head to SIFF this weekend to quote along with this classic film as it returns to the big screen. "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die" TIckets $14, Student/Youth/Senior $13. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. SIFF Film Center 305 Harrison St Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.siff.net.

Celebrations of Light

Seattle Area Puppets perform songs, stories and dance about traditional light festivals from around the world. Presented using the Bunraku style of puppetry by Thistle Theatre. All tickets $11. Various performance locations and times, check website for details. Performance Type: Puppet. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 206-524-3388. Email: info@thistletheatre.org. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Sunset Hill Community Club 3003 NW 66th St Seattle, WA 98117. For more info visit thistletheatre.org.

Choir of the Sound Holiday Show

Seattle Area Choir of the Sound (COTS) is a leading Puget Sound community choir, performing primarily in the Shoreline/Lynnwood area. The choir is routinely recognized for its impressive performances of major classical works and other choral pieces, which it presents each year in its Winter Concert. In addition, the choir uses a unique blend of staging, lighting, and choreography to turn its Holiday and spring Pops Shows into musical theater-style productions.Tickets $10-22, plus service fees. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-528-9990. Email: info@choirofthesound.org. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Shorecrest Performing Arts Center 15343 25th Ave NE Shoreline, WA 98155. For more info visit www.choirofthesound.org.

Hometown Holidays & Tree Lighting at the Junction

Seattle Area Come to the Holiday Night Market and find local handmade goods from over 40 local artisans. Get your picture with Santa too! Watch for Santa in the Holiday Night Market Santa House. Make an ornament to hang on the tree. Held in Junction Plaza Park at 42nd and Alaska during the Holiday Night Market there will be a full music and entertainment line-up, with the finale – the tree lighting. Entertainment by: Mode Music Studios, Endolyne Children’s Choir, School of Rock and headliner The Not It’s! Welcoming West Seattle favorite to emcee – Brent Amaker. 4:00 PM Mode Music Studios 4:20 PM Endolyne Children’s Choir 4:45 PM School of Rock West Seattle 5:15 PM The Not-Its! 6:00 PM Santa and Jack Menashe light the tree! The Junction presents the 16th Annual Tree Lighting Event. It’s a community event for family, friends, and neighbors. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Junction Plaza Park at 42nd and Alaska. For more info visit wsjunction.org.

Photos with Black Santa

Seattle Area Black Santa is here to spread some holiday cheer! Get a photo, do crafts, have treats. FREE, non-perishable food donations for Hopelink are welcome.  Other donations for Hopelink needed:  - new and unopened and unwrapped toys and games - and new, unworn and unwrapped kids clothing - canned and dry pet food - baby items: size 3-6 diapers, wipes, formula - hygiene Items: toothpaste/toothbrushes, shampoo, soap, deodorant, razors, lotion, combs, brushes - paper Items: toilet paper, paper towels, foil, zip-lock bags - household and cleaning Items: dish or dishwasher soap, household products, laundry soap -Gift cards. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Dale Turner Family YMCA 19290 Aurora Ave N Shoreline, Washington 98133. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Santa Holiday Train Ride - Chehalis

South Sound Santa visits everyone on the train during this 30 minute ride, and there will be photo opportunities with Santa. Dress warmly. Tickets $15. Children ages 2 and younger are FREE and must ride on caregiver's lap. Cab rides (ages 4 and older) $55 per person, call for reservations. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-748-9593. Email: info@steamtrainride.com. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM. 1101 SW Sylvenus St Chehalis, WA 98532. For more info visit steamtrainride.com.

Seattle Men's Chorus: 'Tis the Season

South Sound Seattle Men's Chorus presents a lively holiday show, featuring classice like  "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," "Good King Wenceslas,” and “Santa Claus Got Stuck in My Chimney.” Tickets $42-65. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-388-1400. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Rialto Theater 310 S 9th St Tacoma, WA 98402. For more info visit www.seattlechoruses.org.

Victorian Holiday Tea at Neely Mansion

South Sound The mansion is decorated for the holidays and this event boasts tea, music, tours and a light buffet.  Sessions today at 12:30, 1:30, and 3 p.m.  Adults $15, Children (ages 5-10) $10. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 253-927-4250. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Neely Mansion 12303 SE Auburn-Black Diamond Road Auburn, WA 98092. For more info visit www.auburnareawa.org.

The Polar Express™ Train - Mt. Rainier Railroad

South Sound Wear your pajamas and ride a historic train as you enjoy story time, treats and a gift from Santa. Various dates and times through Dec. 31. Please check website for availability. Three rides today, at 3:30, 5:30, and 7:30 p.m.  $27 to $75. Free for lap children ages 2 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 360-569-7959. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Mount Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum 54124 Mountain Hwy E. Elbe WA 98330. For more info visit mtrainierrailroad.com.

Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival

Farther Afield During Christmas Lighting, the quaint Bavarian village is transformed into a dazzling array of over 500,000 Christmas lights with live music, a special visit from Santa Claus, and more fun for the whole family. Check website for scheduled events such as concerts and holiday hours for dining, shopping, and more. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Downtown Leavenworth. For more info visit leavenworth.org.

Free Jingle Bell Dash (1/2 mile run/walk)

South Sound Join for the City of Lakewood’s Jingle Bell Dash (half mile) presented by CHI Franciscan Health. Dig out your favorite elf hats, Santa beards, striped stockings, and other holiday-themed costumes. Everyone is welcome, so bring the whole family and get your jingle on (bells provided). Strollers and bicycles are allowed and encouraged. Decorate your wheels and bring the whole family.  This is a pet-friendly event — in fact, dress them up and put them in our annual pet costume contest. There will be prizes for best costumes for family, individual, bike, stroller and pet. After the race roast s’mores over fire pits! Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 3:45 PM – 5:45 PM. Lakewood City Hall 6000 Main Street SW Lakewood, WA 98499. For more info visit www.active.com.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko Oo Soomali Ah (Somali Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: It is Somali Story Time at the Lake City Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Lake City Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Enchant Christmas

Seattle Area The world's largest Christmas light maze, with food, a Christmas market, Santa's Landing, a kid zone, and much more. Various dates and times through Dec. 29. Purchase tickets for entry times between 4 and 10 p.m. $15-33. Ages 3 and younger are FREE. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM. T Mobile Park 1250 1st Ave S Seattle, WA 98134. For more info visit enchantchristmas.com.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Seattle Area The Fremont Players present their unique take on this classic tale in a panto play for all ages. "This classic panto-style fairy tale is about Jack and his mom, the local farming community, an evil ogress and a scary giant. Will Jack have to sell Daisy the cow? Can the neighbor’s goose lay a golden egg? Will there be a beanstalk that grows into the clouds? Can friends conquer evil? Come boo the villains and cheer for the heroes at an all-original production that includes the Fremont Philharmonic Orchestra and a lot of just plain foolishness at Hale’s Ales Palladium in Fremont." TICKETS Adults: $16 Seniors and Kids: $8 Various dates and times through Jan. 5. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Email: fremontplayers@gmail.com. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Hale's Palladium 4301 Leary Way N.W. Seattle WA 98107. For more info visit www.fremontplayers.com.

Snow Day at Lake Union: Light Display

Seattle Area Experience Snow Day's immersive lighting display in Denny Park, on display through Jan. 20.  Located in Seattle's South Lake Union, Denny Park is between Denny Way & John St, and between Dexter Ave & 9th Ave. The park is open to the public from 4am to 11:30pm daily. It is recommended to come at dusk, and the lights can be seen from anywhere nearby. There is free parking on most streets after 6 p.m. FREE. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Email: chuck@nwpolitesociety.com. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 4:00 PM – 11:30 PM. Denny Park in South Lake Union 100 Dexter Ave N Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.snowdayslu.com.

Holiday Barn Lighting

Eastside Meet farm animals, have hot cocoa, do holiday crafts, and visit with Santa. Then, sing holiday carols and watch the barn light up with holiday cheer. Bring a flashlight. Pre-register. FREE. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: Yes. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Kelsey Creek Farm 410 130th Pl SE Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit bellevuewa.gov.

Redmond Lights Weekend

Eastside Begin your evening at City Hall and enjoy live entertainment, interactive booths, and a tree lighting at 5 p.m. Stroll along the luminaries and art installations to Downtown Park and Redmond Town Center, where you will find more entertainment and activities.  Northwest Folklife performs tonight at Redmond Lights! Featuring performances by  Anzanga Marimba Ensemble, Orkestyr Farfeleh, Banda La Mejor, and more. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-556-2300. Email: events@redmond.gov. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Redmond City Hall Campus 15670 NE 85th Street Redmond, WA 98052. For more info visit www.redmond.gov.

Greening of Coupeville

Farther Afield The parade winds through the beautifully decorated historic downtown. This is followed by the tree lighting at Cook’s Corner Park. It is a picture perfect, local tradition, small town at its best. FREE. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 360-678-5434. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Historic Downtown Coupeville. For more info visit coupevillechamber.com.

Garden d’Lights

Eastside Stroll a winter garden with more than 500,000 mini-lights in three-dimensional plant and critter shapes. No pets. Included with admission is the viewing of a gingerbread village.  4:30 to 9 p.m. daily through Dec. 31. $5, free ages 10 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-452-6844. Email: gardendlights@bellevuebotanical.org. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden 12001 Main St. Bellevue WA 98005.

Santa Parade & Tree Lighting- Auburn

South Sound Floats, tractors, horses, and other motorized entries will light up the parade for this year's holiday event in Auburn. Next, the tree lighting will take place in front of City Hall with a visit from Santa. Before the parade, catch a musical performance from The Christmas Crooners featuring Joey Jewell & Chris Anderson.  Parade line-up begins at 4:00 PM on E Street NE. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 253-931-3043. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Downtown Auburn 25 W Main Street Auburn, WA 98001. For more info visit www.auburnwa.gov.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko Oo Soomali Ah (Somali Story Time)

The Seattle Public Library Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Cost: FREE. Event provided by: The Seattle Public Library. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

'Twas the Night

Eastside Family musical comedy loosely based on the famous holiday poem. Recommended for ages 4 and older 11 a.m. 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. weekends through Dec. 22. $20. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-820-1800. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM. Studio East 11730 118th Ave. N.E. #100 Kirkland WA 98034. For more info visit studio-east.org.

Issaquah Dance Theatre: The Nutcracker

Eastside This holiday tradition comes to life on stage with Clara, her beloved Nutcracker, the fierce Rat King, a prince, sugarplum fairies, and more. Tickets $13 - $25.  Special one-hour performance for younger audiences. Performance Type: Dance. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-391-2632. Email: info@issaquahdance.com. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Sammamish High School Performing Arts Center 100 140th Ave SE Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit www.issaquahdance.com.

Snoqualmie Winter Lights

Eastside Live music on the main stage featuring a handbell choir, Mount Si Jazz Band, and the Sno Valley Winds. Selfies with Santa Holiday cheer with cookies, cocoa, and cider courtesy of the Salish Lodge & Spa and Church on the Ridge. Caroling in horse-drawn wagons throughout downtown Snoqualmie. Snoqualmie Valley ice carving artist will create an ice art installation along the boardwalk. Tree Lighting at 6:30 p.m. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 425-888-1555. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Railroad Park 7971 Railroad Ave SE Snoqualmie, WA 98065. For more info visit www.ci.snoqualmie.wa.us.

Merrysville for the Holidays

North Sound Craft show, family activities, Santa, Electric Light Parade (6:30 p.m.) followed by an outdoor concert and water tower lighting. FREE, food bank and unwrapped toy donations welcomed. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 360-363-8400. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Comeford Park 514 Delta Ave. Marysville WA 98270. For more info visit marysvillewa.gov.

The Lights of Christmas Festival

North Sound The Lights of Christmas is one of the biggest holiday festival in the Pacific Northwest with over one million lights, five entertainment stages, children’s activities, food, and more. Opening the day after Thanksgiving and running 21 nights through December 29, 2019; 5-10 p.m. $10-18, children 3 and younger are FREE.  Specific dates online or by phone. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 1-800-228-6724. Email: enews@warmbeach.com. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center 20800 Marine Drive Stanwood, WA 98292.

Lighted Santa Parade

South Sound Parade includes Santa arriving on a fire engine, followed by the tree lighting ceremony. Over a hundred parade entries light up the streets. This year's theme is "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas." FREE. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-840-2631. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Downtown Puyallup WA. For more info visit www.puyallupmainstreet.com.

The Polar Express™ Train - Chehalis

South Sound All aboard the Polar Express Train! Cookies, hot cocoa, and lots of holiday charm. Go on a journey to the North Pole to pick up Santa! Each child will receive the first gift of Christmas from Santa. There will be singing and other entertainment. Children are encouraged to wear pajamas.  Tickets $38. Children ages 2 and younger are FREE and must ride on caregiver's lap. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-748-9593. Email: info@steamtrainride.com. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 1101 SW Sylvenus St Chehalis, WA 98532. For more info visit steamtrainride.com.

Zoolights

South Sound See the Zoo transformed into a colorful winter wonderland with more than a half-million lights. The holiday spirit comes aglow in this magical world of dazzling 3-D animal light displays. 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 24 through Jan. 6.  $6-$12. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-591-5337. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium 5400 N .Pearl St. Tacoma WA 98407. For more info visit www.pdza.org.

Luminaria Walk

Seattle Area Sip cocoa while walking around the beautifully lit pathway of Meadowbrook Pond. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Meadowbrook Pond. For more info visit www.seattle.gov.

WildLights

Seattle Area Winter lights festival at Woodland Park Zoo, featuring wild animals and places recreated in thousands of LED lights. Indoor and outdoor displays, some animals on view (including reindeer) and more. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. nightly most nights through Jan. 5. $17 adults, $13 children. Discounts offered for tickets purchased in advance. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-548-2500. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Woodland Park Zoo 5500 Phinney Ave. N. Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit www.zoo.org.

Fantasy Lights

South Sound Drive through 2.5 miles of animated displays at Spanaway Park. Tune your radio to FM 95.3 to hear holiday music performed by a local high school. 5:30 to 9 p.m. through Jan. 1. $15 per vehicle. Check website for discounts and coupons. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: No. Phone: 253-798-4177. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Spanaway Park 15320 Bresemann Blvd. SW Spanaway, WA 98387. For more info visit www.piercecountywa.gov.

The Polar Express™ Train - Mt. Rainier Railroad

South Sound Wear your pajamas and ride a historic train as you enjoy story time, treats and a gift from Santa. Various dates and times through Dec. 31. Please check website for availability. Three rides today, at 3:30, 5:30, and 7:30 p.m.  $27 to $75. Free for lap children ages 2 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 360-569-7959. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Mount Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum 54124 Mountain Hwy E. Elbe WA 98330. For more info visit mtrainierrailroad.com.

Dinner and Dancing: City Opera Ballet

Eastside Experience the magic and joy of dance, as City Opera Ballet performs a scene from The Nutcracker, live at the museum! Enjoy dinner and participate in a dance workshop, plus end the night by playing in the museum with the performers! Tickets $15. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-637-8100. Email: info@kidsquestmuseum.org. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 5:45 PM – 8:00 PM. KidsQuest Museum 1116 108th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.kidsquestmuseum.org.

Monthly Family Story Time

Eastside Held on the first Saturday of the month, this story time for the whole family features storytellers from all over the Puget Sound region. Age recommendation: Infant. Toddler. Preschool. Cost: FREE. Phone: 206-232-6920. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 6:00 PM. Island Books 3014 78th Ave. S.E. Mercer Island WA. For more info visit www.mercerislandbooks.com.

A Christmas Cactus - Holiday Theatre

North Sound A Christmas Cactus– (written by Eliot Byerrum, and produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.) Christmas turns to a dickens of a holiday for private investigator Cactus O’Riley as she solves mysteries, delivers small miracles, and takes a second chance on love and sleuthing. Comedy, mystery, and romance converge in this charming contemporary Christmas tale where goodwill and justice triumph. Holiday cheer for ages 8 and older. Dinner Theatre: Dec. 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 2019; enjoy an elegant five-course dinner and live theatre! 6:00-9:45 PM. Tickets $64.  Sunday Dessert Matinee: Dec. 8, 15, 22, 2019; a delicious dessert and live theatre. 4:00-6:15 PM. Tickets $43.  Festival admission included. Lodging available. A delicious hot breakfast and gift basket included. For rates and information visit https://www.thelightsofchristmas.com/stay-overnight. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 800-228-6724. Email: enews@warmbeach.com. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:45 PM. Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center, 20800 Marine Drive, Stanwood, WA 98292. For more info visit www.thelightsofchristmas.com.

Parents Night Out - "Dancing in a Winter Wonderland"

North Sound Take a break from the hustle and bustle enjoying a night out, while your children enjoy a fun-filled night in a Winter Wonderland at Reflections School of Dance. Activities will include: - Dancing - Games - Movies - Costumes - Photo Booth "Dancers Night Out"! - Child supervision - with a dancing twist - "Christmas Party" Theme. If they wish, children can come dressed as their favorite Christmas Character, or don that dance costume they love! Food (likely pizza, snacks & drinks) will be provided. Admission $20.00 - paid at door or pre-paid, cash or check or on our payment website page. *Discount Family Special -$5 off for each extra sibling. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-338-9056. Email: Dance@reflectionsschoolofdance.com. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Reflections School of Dance 3922 148th St SE #202 Mill Creek, WA 98012. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Pier Into The Night: Live Dive

South Sound Take an underwater journey of Gig Harbor Bay... without getting wet! Professional divers use an underwater video camera to live stream exactly what they encounter below the surface onto a 10 foot screen. Harbor WildWatch’s staff biologists will narrate the dive and identify the plants and animals that appear. Because the dive happens after the sun has set, you could catch a glimpse of nocturnal favorites such as squid and octopus. Donations accepted. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: FREE. Phone: 253-514-0187. Email: carly@harborwildwatch.org. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Jerisich Public Dock 3215 Harborview Drive Gig Harbor, WA 98335. For more info visit www.harborwildwatch.org.

Macy's Holiday Parade of Lights

Farther Afield This event features a huge variety of lighted entries and thousands of spectators who help herald in the start of the holiday shopping season. The parade begins promptly at 6 pm at the corner of Alder and Fifth Street. The parade travels east on Alder to Palouse, Palouse to Main Street, and Main Street to Fifth. The Jolly Old Elf Himself, Santa Claus, will bring the parade to a close as he makes his way into Downtown Walla Walla. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Pre-register: No. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Downtown Walla Walla 31 E Main St Walla Walla, WA, 99362. For more info visit www.downtownwallawalla.com.

A Christmas Carol

Seattle Area A Seattle tradition, Charles Dickens' classic returns to ACT Theatre. Ages 5 and older (no babes in arms). Various times through Dec. 28. $37-$90. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-292-7676. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. ACT Theatre 700 Union St. Seattle WA 98101. For more info visit acttheatre.org.

Argosy Christmas Ship

Seattle Area Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship™ Festival is a ship-to-shore holiday celebration that has been a Northwest tradition for 70 years. 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. Various dates and times through Dec. 23.  Kids (3 and under): Free Youths (4-12): $29-68 Adults (13+): $42-68. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-623-1445. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Pier 55 1101 Alaskan Way Seattle, WA 98101. For more info visit www.argosycruises.com.

Candlelight Concerts: Bach Flute Sonatas

Seattle Area The tenth annual Candlelight Concerts in tribute to George Shangrow presents holiday concerts at Faith Lutheran Church. Tonight's performance features harpsichordist Jonathan Oddie and flutist Jeffrey Cohan performing music by Johann Sebastian Bach. There is a suggested donation (a free will offering): $15, $20 or $25; 18 & younger free. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-523-9636. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Faith Lutheran Church 8208 18th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98115. For more info visit www.candlelightnw.org.

Ensemble Ballet Theatre Presents: The Nutcracker

Seattle Area Follow Clara’s adventures with her nutcracker as they battle the mouse king and visit the Kingdom of Sweets. $15-25. Various times from 12/6-8. Age recommendation: Toddler. Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 1-877-328-8771. Email: info@ebtballet.org. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center 400 S. Second St. Renton WA 98057 Renton, WA. For more info visit www.ebtballet.org.

The Princess Bride Quote-Along

Seattle Area Head to SIFF this weekend to quote along with this classic film as it returns to the big screen. "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die" TIckets $14, Student/Youth/Senior $13. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. SIFF Film Center 305 Harrison St Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.siff.net.

Evergreen City Presents: The Nutcracker

Eastside Make Evergreen City Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker part of your family’s holiday tradition. From the magical 25 foot holiday tree, to the delicate snow fall, to the beautiful Pas De Deux of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier, you're invited to discover an enchanted world filled with excitement and joy. $35-45. Performance Type: Dance. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-228-6800. Email: officeadmin@evergreencityballet.org. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Meydenbauer Center Theatre 11100 NE 6th St. Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.evergreencityballet.org.

Frozen Jr (Musical)

Eastside Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production. A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart! Performance Dates: December 6, 7, 8, 19, 20, 21: 7pm December 8 & 21: 2pm Tickets: $15 Adults/$12 Students and Seniors General Admission at the Door, based on availability. ​. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Email: rataoffice@gmail.com. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM. Redmond High School Performing Arts Center 17272 NE 104th St Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit www.redmondacademy.org.

Newsies at Lake Washington High School

Eastside Disney's Newsies is a family friendly musical about kids rising up to protect their own rights. Set in the 1890's in New York, everyone will love this high energy show! Ticket Prices: $10 Students W/ASB, Seniors 60+, Military, Children under 10 $15 General Admission Check website for updates on sold out shows. Ticket sales close 12 hours prior to the show time. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Lake Washington High School Performing Arts Center 12033 NE 80th St Kirkland, WA. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

Snowflake Lane

Eastside It "snows" nightly on a parade of live toy soldiers and other characters, music and a light show. Nov. 29 is Santa's arrival and a tree lighting, with music, cocoa and cookies. 7 p.m. daily through Dec. 24. Park in any of the free parking garages and pick your favorite spot on the sidewalk to view the show. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: FREE. Phone: 425-646-3660. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Bellevue Way N.E. between N.E. Eighth Street and N.E. Fourth Street Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit snowflakelane.com.

Twelve Days of Christmas

Eastside Get into the holiday spirit with a lovely performance put on by Bellevue Youth Theatre.  "This delightful tale has all the joy of a holiday treasure.  A prince longs for a new world within his kingdom and finds a town fallen to bad times.  It is brought back to life with true love and Christmas joy.  This is a great holiday adventure for the whole family." Tickets are $15 each. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-452-7155. Email: BYT@bellevuewa.gov. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Bellevue Youth Theatre 16051 NE 10th Street Bellevue, WA 98008. For more info visit parks.bellevuewa.gov.

Robin Hood, A Holiday Panto

South Sound Come see a brand-new Holiday Pantomime, complete with many favorite elements. Robin Hood tells the classic tale of the dashing thief who "steals from the rich to give to the poor," time and again outwitting his nemesis the Sheriff of Nottingham. But when Robin gets in over his head, he'l need his band of Merry... Peoples... and the totally-out-of-his-league Maid Marion to help him save the day! Lots of comedy and dancing to entertain.  Various dates and times through Dec. 22.  Adults: $30 Senior/Military: $26 Student (18-23): $15 Youth (17 & Under):$12. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: (253) 661-1444. Email: angela@centerstagetheatre.com. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Knutzen Family Theatre 3200 SW Dash Point Road Federal Way, Wa 98023. For more info visit centerstagetheatre.com.

The Polar Express™ Train - Chehalis

South Sound All aboard the Polar Express Train! Cookies, hot cocoa, and lots of holiday charm. Go on a journey to the North Pole to pick up Santa! Each child will receive the first gift of Christmas from Santa. There will be singing and other entertainment. Children are encouraged to wear pajamas.  Tickets $38. Children ages 2 and younger are FREE and must ride on caregiver's lap. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 360-748-9593. Email: info@steamtrainride.com. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1101 SW Sylvenus St Chehalis, WA 98532. For more info visit steamtrainride.com.

An American Christmas Concert

Seattle Area This concert is a fun and lively performance of early American music from New England, Appalachian, and Shaker traditions.This narrated performance features songs and carols for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year.  General: $25 Senior: $20 Student: $15 PROGRAM William BILLINGS: O praise the Lord of heaven Nehemiah SHUMWAY: Schenectady William WALKER: Sweet prospect Joseph STEPHENSON: Anthem from Luke Edward FRENCH: New Bethlehem Jeremiah INGALLS: Redemption BILLINGS: Judea BILLINGS: Shiloh STEPHENSON: Milford SHAKER: I will bow and be simple SHAKER: Love is little SHAKER: Lay me low SHAKER: New Year’s greeting TRADITIONAL: I saw three ships TRADITIONAL: Joys Seven TRADITIONAL: The cherry tree Daniel READ: Sherburne. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-919-2471. Email: info@radiance.org. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Trinity Parish Church 609 8th Avenue Seattle, WA 98104. For more info visit www.radiance.org.

Celestial Lights Concert

Seattle Area This holiday concerts feature the final two cantatas of J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio, plus contemporary choral delights focusing on the guiding light of sun, moon, and stars. Highlights in addition to the spectacular music are guest artists the Philharmonia Northwest and The Lake Washington High School choir.  General $25 Student/senior $20 Children 12 and younger FREE. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Bastyr University Chapel 14500 Juanita Dr NE Kenmore, WA. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

Seattle Area Pacific Northwest Ballet presents the Tchaikovsky classic, a timeless holiday tradition.  Various dates and times through Dec. 28. $32 to $181. Performance Type: Dance. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206-441-2424. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. McCaw Hall 301 Mercer St. Seattle WA 98109. For more info visit www.pnb.org.

Howl's Moving Castle

Seattle Area In the fantastical land of Ingary, being the eldest of three means your destiny has already been decided. Or so Sophie Hatter believed, until she was hit by a curse from the Witch of the Waste. When she seeks refuge in the dread Wizard Howl’s castle, she finds unlikely allies, and friends, in the sorcerer, his fire demon, and a lovesick apprentice, who help Sophie realize that she has the power to decide her own fate. Book-It’s smash-hit musical, adapted from the novel by celebrated fantasist Diana Wynne Jones, is back and more magical than ever. Recommended for ages 10 and older.  Performance tickets range from $26 to $50 with group rates and rush tickets available. $20 tickets will be available to students during the entire run with valid school ID. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 206.216.0833. Email: boxoffice@book-it.org. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Center Theatre at Seattle Center 305 Harrison St Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit book-it.org.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Seattle Area The Fremont Players present their unique take on this classic tale in a panto play for all ages. "This classic panto-style fairy tale is about Jack and his mom, the local farming community, an evil ogress and a scary giant. Will Jack have to sell Daisy the cow? Can the neighbor’s goose lay a golden egg? Will there be a beanstalk that grows into the clouds? Can friends conquer evil? Come boo the villains and cheer for the heroes at an all-original production that includes the Fremont Philharmonic Orchestra and a lot of just plain foolishness at Hale’s Ales Palladium in Fremont." Tonight is the "pay what you can" preview performance.  TICKETS Adults: $16 Seniors and Kids: $8 Various dates and times through Jan. 5. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Email: fremontplayers@gmail.com. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Hale's Palladium 4301 Leary Way N.W. Seattle WA 98107. For more info visit www.fremontplayers.com.

Shout Sister, Shout!

Seattle Area This rousing new musical tells the story of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, a brilliant, singer, songwriter and guitarist of the 1930s and 1940s, who changed music forever with her Gospel recordings. Various dates and times through Dec. 22.  Tickets: $17-91. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-443-2222. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Bagley Wright Theater 155 Mercer St Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.seattlerep.org.

Issaquah Dance Theatre: The Nutcracker

Eastside This holiday tradition comes to life on stage with Clara, her beloved Nutcracker, the fierce Rat King, a prince, sugarplum fairies, and more. Tickets $13 - $25. Performance Type: Dance. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-391-2632. Email: info@issaquahdance.com. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sammamish High School Performing Arts Center 100 140th Ave SE Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit www.issaquahdance.com.

Seattle Men's Chorus: 'Tis the Season

South Sound Seattle Men's Chorus presents a lively holiday show, featuring classice like  "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," "Good King Wenceslas,” and “Santa Claus Got Stuck in My Chimney.” Tickets $42-65. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-388-1400. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Rialto Theater 310 S 9th St Tacoma, WA 98402. For more info visit www.seattlechoruses.org.

The Polar Express™ Train - Mt. Rainier Railroad

South Sound Wear your pajamas and ride a historic train as you enjoy story time, treats and a gift from Santa. Various dates and times through Dec. 31. Please check website for availability. $27 to $75. Free for lap children ages 2 and younger. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 360-569-7959. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Mount Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum 54124 Mountain Hwy E. Elbe WA 98330. For more info visit mtrainierrailroad.com.

A Handbell Christmas

Farther Afield This festive concert features 12 ringers and 108 handbells, singers, musicians and more! The Marlin Handbell Ringers was formed in 1979 by the “city fathers” of Leavenworth to help promote the Bavarian Village. Through the years the bells have played hundreds of concerts in many venues and in many places. Over fifty ringers have come and gone. The current group consists of 13 ringers and 108 handbells. The group is named in honor of Archie Marlin who sold caramel apples during festivals to pay back the loan that bought the original set of bells. Canyon Wren Recital Hall is “home” for the bells where rehearsals take place. TICKETS $15 General Admission / $17 at the door Free for Youth ages 12 & younger. Performance Type: Music. Age recommendation: All ages. Cost: Fee. Phone: 509-548-6347, x1. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Venue: Snowy Owl Theater Icicle Creek Center for the Arts 7409 Icicle Road Leavenworth, WA 98826. For more info visit icicle.secure.force.com.

Mrs. Doubtfire at 5th Avenue Theater

Seattle Area The beloved 1993 film starring Robin Williams is headed to the stage! This is a story about a parent's love for his children, and the lengths he will go for that love. After losing custody in his divorce, a father disguises himself as a nanny to spend more time with his three children.  Various dates and times through Dec. 29. ​Ticket prices range from $29-$169. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Preschool. Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 206-625-1900. Email: info@5thavenue.org. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 5th Avenue Theater 1308 5th Ave Seattle, WA 98101. For more info visit www.5thavenue.org.

The Bishop's Wife: A Live Radio Play

Seattle Area "The beloved holiday film comes to life as a live radio broadcast with you as the in-studio audience! Dudley is an angel and the answer to Bishop Brougham's prayer to build a new cathedral. But when the angel turns his attention to the bishop's friends and family, Dudley's minor miracles require divine intervention. Join us this Christmas season for a story of love, family and blessings in disguise." Recommended for ages 12 and older. Tickets $25-52. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Taproot Theater 204 N 85th St Seattle, WA 98103. For more info visit www.taproottheatre.org.

A Christmas Carol (Second Story Rep)

Eastside In its seventh year of production, this original adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is rich with traditional carols, alive with color and movement, and created to tell this enduring tale in a fashion that will appeal to people of all ages. Online Tickets: $30 (inclusive of all fees) BOX OFFICE TICKET PRICE $29 Adult  $24 Seniors (Over 65) $24 Students/Military/Educators (with ID) SHOWTIMES Friday, December 6, 2019 @ 8pm Saturday, December 7, 2019 @ 8pm Thursday, December 12, 2019 @ 8pm Friday, December 13, 2019 @ 8pm Saturday, December 14, 2019 @ 8pm Thursday, December 19, 2019 @ 8pm Friday, December 20, 2019 @ 8pm Saturday, December 21, 2019 @ 8pm Sunday, December 22, 2019 @ 8pm Monday, December 23, 2019 @ 8pm. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Phone: 425-881-6777. Email: boxoffice@secondstoryrep.org. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 7325 166th AVE NE Suite F250 Redmond, WA 98052. For more info visit www.secondstoryrepertory.org.

A Christmas Story: The Musical

North Sound Based on the classic film and set in the 1940s, this show has all of the iconic scenes including Ralphie getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole, the bunny suit, and Christmas dinner at the Chinese restaurant.  Thursdays-Saturdays at 8pm Saturday 12/7 & 12/21 at 2pm Sundays at 2pm $28 General; $25 Jr/Sr/Military. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Elementary School. Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Phone: 425-774-9600. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Edmonds Driftwood Players 950 Main St Edmonds, WA 98020. For more info visit edmondsdriftwoodplayers.org.

A(n Improvised) Christmas Carol

Seattle Area See the classic story performed based on audience suggestions. We all know the story of Charles Dickens classic, "A Christmas Carol". Or do we...? Unexpected Productions brings back its holiday favorite, A(n Improvised) Christmas Carol. $12-20. Various days and times through Dec. 22. Performance Type: Theater. Age recommendation: Middle School. High School. Cost: Fee. Pre-register: Yes. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Unexpected Productions 1428 Post Alley Seattle, WA 98101. For more info visit unexpectedproductions.org.