A jaw-dropping light maze, robot puppets, ballet shows and more.
A jaw-dropping light maze, robot puppets, ballet shows and more.

Pick the perfect Christmas tree at Swansons Nursery

Swansons wants your tree shopping experience to be exceptional. Enjoy full-service tree shopping inside our greenhouse. You can even reserve your tree on social media. 


Where to find holiday magic on the cheap

Visit mesmerizing light displays, see live reindeer or snap a fun Santa pic with kids.

The best family forest walks in the city

Skip the lengthy drive and explore the great outdoors on these fantastic trails, right in town.

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1. Join Corduroy the teddy bear as he searches for his missing button and leaves behind delightful messes. (OPENS THURS.)
2. Find your way through a jaw-dropping light maze, meet a sassy St. Nick and skate through a river of silvery ice. (OPENS FRI.)
3. Gape at huge gingerbread structures made of more gingerbread and candy than you can imagine. (OPENS SAT.)
4. Create a free robot puppet with all kinds of materials. (SAT.)
5. Enjoy homemade cookies and story time at a free family holiday celebration. You have to see these trees! (SUN.)
6. Get chummy with salmon returning to Piper’s Creek. Celebrate with hot drinks, fun activities and more. (SUN.)

Downtown Seattle tree-lighting celebration

Usher in the season at the Downtown Seattle Association’s tree-lighting celebration presented by Alaska Airlines. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, at Westlake Park.



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Cool package covers four ballets your kids will love


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Music Together

Have a blast singing and jamming with your little ones. Classes throughout Seattle, the Eastside and the North Sound. More >>

URJ Camp Kalsman

Join us for a summer of fun, friendships and an unparalleled Jewish experience. We can’t wait to welcome you. Register now. More >>
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