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

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. Nov. 29–Dec. 24.


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. Enjoy festive train rides, take a twirl on a skating rink, visit Santa’s workshop and more winter fest fun(OPENS FRI.)
5. Don your finest holiday lights at this sparkly night parade. There will also be cozy bonfires! (SUN.)
6. Feed real reindeer, meet Santa and his animals, hear a story from an elf and more. (OPENS SUN.)

Dental health made interactive and fun!

Join us for the Tooth Fairy Experience, including free interactive presentations, story time, fun smile facts and educational activities. 



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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 >>

Kid’s Country Learning Centers

Visit one of our 10 safe and nurturing locations to experience our unique approach to helping children love, laugh, learn and grow. More >>
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