What’s going on, Ya, what’s going on week of 12/13/13

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My most favorite (simple) Christmas Lights display so far.

This past week I got the CHRISTMAS SPIRIT in me!  I finally checked out Garden d’Lights ‘Construction Edition’ 2013 at the Bellevue Botanical Gardens, it was free the night I went and it was also FREEZING but I’m glad I took the time to go.  I also went back to two places I haven’t visited since I got laid off in ’09 and am not downtown every weekday.  I checked out the Gingerbread Village in the lobby of the Sheraton and also the Teddy Bear Suite at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel.  Definitely check out the Gingerbread Village if you can those gingerbread houses are pretty impressive, if you have time head to the Fairmont Olympic and get your picture taken with their Santa statue he was more interesting than the actual Teddy Bear Suite, #sorrynotsorry Fairmont.  And since I didn’t get enough of the Menashe Christmas lights I drove by again this week.

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Christmas Lights Teddy Bear edition at Garden d’Lights ‘Construction Edition’ 2013 at the Bellevue Botanical Gardens

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Loch Ness Monster at the Garden d’Lights ‘Construction Edition’ 2013 at the Bellevue Botanical Gardens

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Chimp hanging from a tree at the Garden d’Lights ‘Construction Edition’ 2013 at the Bellevue Botanical Gardens

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Christmas Garden at the Garden d’Lights ‘Construction Edition’ 2013 at the Bellevue Botanical Gardens

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The Menashe’s House Christmas lights

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London Bridge is Falling Down at the Gingerbread Village in the lobby of the Sheraton

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London Bridge is Falling Down at the Gingerbread Village in the lobby of the Sheraton

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Jack and the Beanstalk at the Gingerbread Village in the lobby of the Sheraton

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Inside the Teddy Bear Suite at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel

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Inside the Teddy Bear Suite at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel

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Inside the Teddy Bear Suite at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel

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Checking to see if I made Santa’s good list this year in the lobby of the Fairmont Olympic Hotel

The follow are a list of free and/or cheap and/or just some fun sounding things to do this coming week in Western Washington, if dates or times or links are wrong don’t blame me blame my inner Rainman but here you go:

Date Time What Where
12/13 All Day Gingerbread Village Sheraton Seattle’s lobby
12/13 All Day Seattle Center Winterfest Seattle Center
12/13 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Reindeer Festival Swansons Nursery
12/13 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Teddy Bear Suite Fairmont Olympic Hotel
12/13 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Zoolights Point Definace Zoo, Tacoma
12/13 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Garden d’Lights ‘Construction Edition’ 2013 Bellevue Botanical Garden
12/13 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm WildLights at the zoo Woodland Park Zoo
12/13 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Greenwood-Phinney Art Up Art Walk Greenwood-Phinney
12/13 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Snowflake Lane  Bellevue Way
12/13 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Christmas Ship Festival Various locations
12/14 All Day Gingerbread Village Sheraton Seattle’s lobby
12/14 All Day Seattle Center Winterfest Seattle Center
12/14 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Bainbridge Island Winter Farmers Market Bainbridge Island
12/14 9:00 am – 2:00 pm University District Farmers Market University District
12/14 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Reindeer Festival Swansons Nursery
12/14 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Vashon Farmers Market Vashon
12/14 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Teddy Bear Suite Fairmont Olympic Hotel
12/14 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at Champion Wine Cellars Champion Wine Cellars
12/14 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at McCarthy & Schiering McCarthy & Schiering
12/14 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Central District Art Walk Central District
12/14 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Seattle Urban Wineries – Second Saturdays tasting  Seattle
12/14 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at DeLaurenti DeLaurenti
12/14 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at Esquin Wine Merchants Esquin Wine Merchants
12/14 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at Portalis Portalis
12/14 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Zoolights Point Definace Zoo, Tacoma
12/14 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Garden d’Lights ‘Construction Edition’ 2013 Bellevue Botanical Garden
12/14 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm WildLights at the zoo Woodland Park Zoo
12/14 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Ballard Art Walk Ballard
12/14 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Georgetown Art Attack Georgetown
12/14 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Snowflake Lane  Bellevue Way
12/14 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Christmas Ship Festival Various locations
12/15 All Day Gingerbread Village Sheraton Seattle’s lobby
12/15 All Day Seattle Center Winterfest Seattle Center
12/15 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Reindeer Festival Swansons Nursery
12/15 10:00 am – 2:00 pm West Seattle Farmers Market West Seattle
12/15 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Ballard Farmers Market historic Ballard Avenue NW
12/15 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Fremont Sunday Market 3401 Evanston Ave North
12/15 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Teddy Bear Suite Fairmont Olympic Hotel
12/15 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Broadway Sunday Farmers Market Capitol Hill
12/15 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at Portalis Portalis
12/15 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday Ice Cream Cruise South Lake Union Park
12/15 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Zoolights Point Definace Zoo, Tacoma
12/15 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Garden d’Lights ‘Construction Edition’ 2013 Bellevue Botanical Garden
12/15 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm WildLights at the zoo Woodland Park Zoo
12/15 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Snowflake Lane  Bellevue Way
12/15 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Christmas Ship Festival Various locations
12/16 All Day Gingerbread Village Sheraton Seattle’s lobby
12/16 All Day Seattle Center Winterfest Seattle Center
12/16 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Reindeer Festival Swansons Nursery
12/16 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Teddy Bear Suite Fairmont Olympic Hotel
12/16 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Zoolights Point Definace Zoo, Tacoma
12/16 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Garden d’Lights ‘Construction Edition’ 2013 Bellevue Botanical Garden
12/16 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm WildLights at the zoo Woodland Park Zoo
12/16 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Green star Calamity Jane’s Bingo Calamity Jane’s
12/16 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Snowflake Lane  Bellevue Way
12/16 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Christmas Ship Festival Various locations
12/17 All Day Gingerbread Village Sheraton Seattle’s lobby
12/17 All Day Seattle Center Winterfest Seattle Center
12/17 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Reindeer Festival Swansons Nursery
12/17 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Teddy Bear Suite Fairmont Olympic Hotel
12/17 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Zoolights Point Definace Zoo, Tacoma
12/17 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Garden d’Lights ‘Construction Edition’ 2013 Bellevue Botanical Garden
12/17 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm WildLights at the zoo Woodland Park Zoo
12/17 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Snowflake Lane  Bellevue Way
12/17 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Christmas Ship Festival Various locations
12/18 All Day Gingerbread Village Sheraton Seattle’s lobby
12/18 All Day Seattle Center Winterfest Seattle Center
12/18 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Reindeer Festival Swansons Nursery
12/18 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Teddy Bear Suite Fairmont Olympic Hotel
12/18 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Zoolights Point Definace Zoo, Tacoma
12/18 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Garden d’Lights ‘Construction Edition’ 2013 Bellevue Botanical Garden
12/18 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm WildLights at the zoo Woodland Park Zoo
12/18 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Snowflake Lane  Bellevue Way
12/18 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Christmas Ship Festival Various locations
12/19 All Day Gingerbread Village Sheraton Seattle’s lobby
12/19 All Day Seattle Center Winterfest Seattle Center
12/19 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Reindeer Festival Swansons Nursery
12/19 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Teddy Bear Suite Fairmont Olympic Hotel
12/19 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm 3rd Thursday Wine Walk Woodinville
12/19 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Free Wine Tasting at Esquin Wine Merchants Esquin Wine Merchants
12/19 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Post Alley Wine Hop Post Alley
12/19 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Edmonds Art Walk Edmonds
12/19 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm FREE Third Thursday Museum Day Tacoma Museum’s
12/19 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Seattle’s Best Damn Happy Hour Seattle Center
12/19 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Chocolate Happy Hour Chocolopolis
12/19 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Zoolights Point Definace Zoo, Tacoma
12/19 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Garden d’Lights ‘Construction Edition’ 2013 Bellevue Botanical Garden
12/19 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at West Seattle Cellars West Seattle Cellars
12/19 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm WildLights at the zoo Woodland Park Zoo
12/19 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Free Vino Verite Wine Tasting Vino Verite
12/19 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Upper Queen Anne Art Walk Upper Queen Anne
12/19 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Belltown Art Walk Belltown
12/19 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Snowflake Lane  Bellevue Way
12/19 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Christmas Ship Festival Various locations

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