Kick off the holidays with these impressive parades, winter fests and more.
Kick off the holidays with these impressive parades, winter fests and more.

SAM Lights, Thursday, Dec. 5, 6–9 p.m.

Experience the wonder of iconic sculptures lit by the glow of luminaria. Make art, listen to music, sip a hot drink and take in the glowing art at Olympic Sculpture Park. 


The most dazzling holiday light displays

Where to see unforgettable holiday lights, from sparkling zoos and gardens to over-the-top neighborhood displays.

These ice skating rinks are perfect for kids

We’ve rounded up the best seasonal and year-rounds rinks to practice your spins and jumps.

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1. Cheer on fantastic floats, giant inflatables, pro sports teams, Santa and more in Macy’s annual holiday parade(FRI.)
2. Design your own guitar pick and get jazzed about local music at this free winter festival. (FRI.)
3. Hike off that Thanksgiving dinner! State parks are offering free access to amazing nature spots. (FRI.)
4. It’s your last chance for a while to visit this gorgeous Japanese garden(FRI.–SAT.)
5. Grab some frybread and shop at a Native art market, featuring wood carvings, beadwork, prints and more. (FRI.–SUN.)
6. Learn printmaking techniques and carve linoleum blocks in this free hands-on art event for families(SUN.)

A new holiday rock opera

Don’t miss “The Bell Ringer,” live at the Moore on Sunday, Dec. 22. Featuring former Trans-Siberian Orchestra members. Get tickets today.



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Ho-ho-holiday outings on the cheap


Edmonds Holidays

Create your tradition in Edmonds. Celebrate with a holiday market, free holiday movies, free holiday trolley, model train displays, Christmas ships and more. More >>

Camp Solomon Schechter

At CSS, Judaism and joy are one. We value each child and strive to support their social and spiritual growth at camp. Register now. More >>
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