Where to eat breakfast with Santa and make your dream gingerbread house.
Where to eat breakfast with Santa and make your dream gingerbread house.

Snowflake Lane at The Bellevue Collection

Celebrating 15 years. Experience the wonder of falling snow, music, toy drummers and dancers in this complimentary nightly parade, now through Dec. 24.


Explore a stunning lighted botanic garden

This all-ages indoor experience, filled with rainbow landscapes and glowing plants, is not your garden-variety light display. Catch it while you can!

Take your Legoland trip to the next level

Our insider tips ensure everything is awesome on your visit to this popular family destination.

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1. Hop aboard for a free hayride with Santa and sing carols with the family. (FRI.–SAT.)
2. This cozy cabin is the perfect place to make seasonal crafts, enjoy hot chocolate and visit Santa. (SAT.)
3. Bring to life the gingerbread house of your dreams, free. (SAT.)
4. Welcome Swan Creek salmon as they return home to spawn. Test the water (literally) and enjoy other free kids’ activities. (SAT.)
5. Tell Santa what’s on your list while you chow down on delicious pancakes(SAT.)
6. Rediscover the true meaning of Christmas with Charlie Brown and friends(SAT.–SUN.)

Discover more at Charles Wright Academy

It’s all here: science, art, music, languages, athletics, technology, time in nature and place-based learning for students preschool–grade 12, led by inspiring faculty. 



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Dan and Claudia Zanes

Dance, wiggle and sing with Grammy-award winners Dan and Claudia Zanes at a concert on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2 p.m. at the Washington Center in Olympia. More >>

Music Together

Have a blast singing and jamming with your little ones. Classes throughout the Puget Sound area. More >>
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