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What’s going on, Ya, what’s going on….2015 Seattle Holiday edition…

I’m posting again and so soon after my last one shocking I know.  It’s an oldie but a goodie, at least for those in and around Seattle.  My list of free, cheap and fun sounding things to do this holiday season in and around Seattle noting those that are MitzieKnowsBest (MKB) approved, meaning I’ve done them in years past.  If the dates/times or links are wrong oops sorry I’m not as perfect as some people think I am.

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11/14 12/24 9:00 AM 6:00 PM Reindeer Festival! Swansons Nursery Yes
11/20 11/20 7:00 PM 11:00 PM Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Festival Columbia Tower Club  
11/21 11/22 10:00 AM 5:00 PM Yulefest Nordic Heritage Museum  
11/21 12/02     Festival of Trees Fairmont Olympic Hotel Yes
11/23 12/30 11:00 AM 5:00 PM Teddy Bear Suite Fairmont Olympic Hotel Yes
11/24 01/03 12:00 AM 11:59 PM The 23rd Annual Gingerbread Village Sheraton Yes
11/27 11/27 9:00 AM   Seattle Holiday Parade Downtown Yes
11/27 11/27 4:00 PM   Westlake Center Tree Lighting Westlake Center Yes
11/27 11/27 5:25 PM   Macy’s Star Lighting & Fireworks Macy’s Yes
11/27 12/24 7:00 PM   Snowflake Lane At The Bellevue Collection Bellevue  
11/27 12/31     Winterfest 2015 Seattle Center  
11/27 01/03 5:00 PM 9:00 PM Port Defiance Zoo Lights Point Defiance Zoo  
11/27 01/03 5:30 PM 8:30 PM Wildlights Woodland Park Zoo Yes
11/27 01/03     Willy Wonka in Smell-o-vision SIFF Film Center  
11/28 11/28 10:00 AM 8:30 PM Greet the Season Lake Union Park  
11/28 11/28 1:00 PM 5:00 PM Magic in the Market Holiday Celebration Pike Place Market  
11/28 12/31 6:00 PM   Snow Showers inside Pacific Place Pacific Place Yes
11/28 01/01 11:00 AM 9:00 PM Westlake carousel Westlake Center Yes
11/28 01/02 4:30 PM 9:00 PM Garden d’Lights 2015 Bellevue Botanical Garden Yes
11/28 01/11     Magic Season Ice Arena Bellevue Downtown Park  
11/29 11/20 9:00 AM 3:00 PM Santa Train Northwest Railway Museum  
11/29 11/29 4:30 PM   Edmonds Tree Lighting Ceremony Downtown Edmonds  
11/30 11/30 2:00 PM 6:00 PM Kirkland Winterfest Downtown Kirkland  
11/30 11/30 4:00 PM 8:00 PM Christmas Carnival The Westin Seattle Grand Ballroom  
12/01 12/23 10:30 AM 4:30 PM Issaquah Reindeer Festival Cougar Mountain Zoo  
12/04 12/04 6:00 PM 8:30 PM The 29th Annual Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition Westlake Center  
12/04 12/05 12:00 PM 9:00 PM Winter Beer Festival Hanger 30 Mangnuson Park  
12/04 12/05 9:00 PM   The Best Burlesque Pageant Ever Columbia City Theatre  
12/04 12/06 5:00 PM 9:00 PM Fremont Festivus Fremont  
12/05 12/05 2:00 PM 5:30 PM Champagne & BubblesExtravaganza! Wine World & Spirits  
12/05 12/05 4:00 PM 8:00 PM Junction Holiday Party and Tree Lighting Junction Plaza park  
12/05 12/05 4:00 PM 8:00 PM Redmond Lights Redmond Town Center  
12/05 01/01 5:00 PM 9:00 PM Clam Lights Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park  
12/10 12/27 7:00 PM 10:30 PM Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker Triple Door Yes
12/11 12/12 9:00 PM   The Best Burlesque Pageant Ever Columbia City Theatre  
12/12 12/12 10:00 AM   CookieFest 2015 Seattle Center’s Armory Loft  
12/12 12/12 4:30 PM 7:30 PM Pathways of Lights Greenlake Park  
01/01 01/01     State Parks Free Days Washington  
01/17 01/18     State Parks Free Days Washington  
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Money, money, money, Must be funny, In the rich man’s world

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I have this wonderful tendency to not save money for the holidays.  When it comes time to buy Christmas presents I’ve not saved a dime and just whip out my credit card and charge everything.  I needed to change this stat.

So in 2012 I participated in the $5.00 savings plan.  Which basically consisted of you saving ever $5.00 bill you receive during any cash transaction.  It made me use cash more and at the end of the year I had over $600 in $5 bills to use for Christmas presents.  For 2013 I one upped myself and did the 52 weeks money challenge and saved the $1,378 plus interest to use for Christmas presents and fun for my two week trip in San Diego.   For 2014 I’m going to try and do both!  Whoa crazy I know.  For the 52 weeks I’m going to reverse the savings start with the $52 and work my way down to $1, when it got to the 40’s it was tough to move the money each week, I think it will be easier to start with the larger amounts early plus I’ll earn more interest this way!

The one thing I know I won’t be doing is getting cash back from Bartell’s, every single freaking time I did it in 2012 they gave me back four $5.00 totally defeating the purpose of getting cash back to use because it went straight into my savings cup.

What’s going on, Ya, what’s going on week of 12/20/13

Even though I’m in San Diego I thought I’d still post my list of what’s going on, I’m a giver what can I say.

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
12/20 All Day Gingerbread Village Sheraton Seattle’s lobby
12/20 All Day Seattle Center Winterfest Seattle Center
12/20 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Reindeer Festival Swansons Nursery
12/20 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Teddy Bear Suite Fairmont Olympic Hotel
12/20 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Zoolights Point Definace Zoo, Tacoma
12/20 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Garden d’Lights ‘Construction Edition’ 2013 Bellevue Botanical Garden
12/20 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm WildLights at the zoo Woodland Park Zoo
12/20 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm U-District Art Walk U-District
12/20 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Snowflake Lane  Bellevue Way
12/20 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Christmas Ship Festival Various locations
12/21 All Day Gingerbread Village Sheraton Seattle’s lobby
12/21 All Day Seattle Center Winterfest Seattle Center
12/21 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Bainbridge Island Winter Farmers Market Bainbridge Island
12/21 9:00 am – 2:00 pm University District Farmers Market University District
12/21 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Reindeer Festival Swansons Nursery
12/21 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Vashon Farmers Market Vashon
12/21 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Teddy Bear Suite Fairmont Olympic Hotel
12/21 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at Champion Wine Cellars Champion Wine Cellars
12/21 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at McCarthy & Schiering McCarthy & Schiering
12/21 11:00 am – 7:00 pm Rootbeer Tasting The Rootbeer Store, Redmond
12/21 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at DeLaurenti DeLaurenti
12/21 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at Esquin Wine Merchants Esquin Wine Merchants
12/21 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at Portalis Portalis
12/21 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Everett Art Walk Everett
12/21 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Zoolights Point Definace Zoo, Tacoma
12/21 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Garden d’Lights ‘Construction Edition’ 2013 Bellevue Botanical Garden
12/21 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm WildLights at the zoo Woodland Park Zoo
12/21 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Snowflake Lane  Bellevue Way
12/21 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Christmas Ship Festival Various locations
12/22 All Day Gingerbread Village Sheraton Seattle’s lobby
12/22 All Day Seattle Center Winterfest Seattle Center
12/22 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Reindeer Festival Swansons Nursery
12/22 10:00 am – 2:00 pm West Seattle Farmers Market West Seattle
12/22 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Ballard Farmers Market historic Ballard Avenue NW
12/22 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Fremont Sunday Market 3401 Evanston Ave North
12/22 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Teddy Bear Suite Fairmont Olympic Hotel
12/22 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Broadway Sunday Farmers Market Capitol Hill
12/22 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at Portalis Portalis
12/22 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday Ice Cream Cruise South Lake Union Park
12/22 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Zoolights Point Definace Zoo, Tacoma
12/22 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Garden d’Lights ‘Construction Edition’ 2013 Bellevue Botanical Garden
12/22 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm WildLights at the zoo Woodland Park Zoo
12/22 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Snowflake Lane  Bellevue Way
12/22 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Christmas Ship Festival Various locations
12/23 All Day Gingerbread Village Sheraton Seattle’s lobby
12/23 All Day Seattle Center Winterfest Seattle Center
12/23 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Reindeer Festival Swansons Nursery
12/23 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Teddy Bear Suite Fairmont Olympic Hotel
12/23 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Zoolights Point Definace Zoo, Tacoma
12/23 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Garden d’Lights ‘Construction Edition’ 2013 Bellevue Botanical Garden
12/23 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm WildLights at the zoo Woodland Park Zoo
12/23 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Green star Calamity Jane’s Bingo Calamity Jane’s
12/23 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Snowflake Lane  Bellevue Way
12/23 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Christmas Ship Festival Various locations
12/24 All Day Gingerbread Village Sheraton Seattle’s lobby
12/24 All Day Seattle Center Winterfest Seattle Center
12/24 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Reindeer Festival Swansons Nursery
12/24 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Teddy Bear Suite Fairmont Olympic Hotel
12/24 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Garden d’Lights ‘Construction Edition’ 2013 Bellevue Botanical Garden
12/24 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm WildLights at the zoo Woodland Park Zoo
12/24 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Snowflake Lane  Bellevue Way
12/25 All Day Gingerbread Village Sheraton Seattle’s lobby
12/25 All Day Seattle Center Winterfest Seattle Center
12/25 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Zoolights Point Definace Zoo, Tacoma
12/25 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Garden d’Lights ‘Construction Edition’ 2013 Bellevue Botanical Garden
12/25 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm WildLights at the zoo Woodland Park Zoo
12/26 All Day Gingerbread Village Sheraton Seattle’s lobby
12/26 All Day Seattle Center Winterfest Seattle Center
12/26 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Free Wine Tasting at Esquin Wine Merchants Esquin Wine Merchants
12/26 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Post Alley Wine Hop Post Alley
12/26 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Chocolate Happy Hour Chocolopolis
12/26 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Zoolights Point Definace Zoo, Tacoma
12/26 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Garden d’Lights ‘Construction Edition’ 2013 Bellevue Botanical Garden
12/26 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at West Seattle Cellars West Seattle Cellars
12/26 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm WildLights at the zoo Woodland Park Zoo
12/26 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Free Vino Verite Wine Tasting Vino Verite

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

What’s going on, Ya, what’s going on week of 12/06/13

This past weekend I visited Swanson’s Nursery Holiday Oasis. If you have little ones and are looking for something free and Christmas-y to do this would work. You can pet Santa’s reindeer and the Christmas camel if it’s sitting near the fence. You can also get your picture taken in a sled with a reindeer and of course Santa’s there as well to sit on his lap and tell him what you want.  Oh and if you like Christmas lights like I do and are driving around West Seattle you must check out the famous Menashe house on Beach Drive SW, kind of in the middle between SW Jacobsen RD and Lincoln Park Way SW.

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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
12/6 All Day Gingerbread Village Sheraton Seattle’s lobby
12/6
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Seattle Center Winterfest Seattle Center
12/6 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Reindeer Festival Swansons Nursery
12/6 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Teddy Bear Suite Fairmont Olympic Hotel
12/6 11:00 am – 8:00 pm Free First Friday Bellevue Art Museum
12/6 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Zoolights Point Definace Zoo, Tacoma
12/6 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Garden d’Lights ‘Construction Edition’ 2013 Bellevue Botanical Garden
12/6 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm WildLights at the zoo Woodland Park Zoo
12/6 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Fremont Art Walk Fremont
12/6 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Issaquah Art Walk Issaquah
12/6 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Snowflake Lane  Bellevue Way
12/6 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Christmas Ship Festival Various locations
12/7 All Day Winter Beer Fest Hales
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All Day
Gingerbread Village Sheraton Seattle’s lobby
12/7 All Day Seattle Center Winterfest Seattle Center
12/7 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Bainbridge Island Winter Farmers Market Bainbridge Island
12/7 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Poulsbo Farmers Market Poulsbo
12/7 9:00 am – 2:00 pm University District Farmers Market University District
12/7 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Reindeer Festival Swansons Nursery
12/7 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Vashon Farmers Market Vashon
12/7 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Teddy Bear Suite Fairmont Olympic Hotel
12/7 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at Champion Wine Cellars Champion Wine Cellars
12/7 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at McCarthy & Schiering McCarthy & Schiering
12/7 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at DeLaurenti DeLaurenti
12/7 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at Esquin Wine Merchants Esquin Wine Merchants
12/7 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at Portalis Portalis
12/7 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Zoolights Point Definace Zoo, Tacoma
12/7 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Garden d’Lights ‘Construction Edition’ 2013 Bellevue Botanical Garden
12/7 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm WildLights at the zoo Woodland Park Zoo
12/7 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Snowflake Lane  Bellevue Way
12/7 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Christmas Ship Festival Various locations
12/8 All Day Winter Beer Fest Hales
12/8 All Day Gingerbread Village Sheraton Seattle’s lobby
12/8
All Day
Seattle Center Winterfest Seattle Center
12/8 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Reindeer Festival Swansons Nursery
12/8 10:00 am – 2:00 pm West Seattle Farmers Market West Seattle
12/8 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Ballard Farmers Market historic Ballard Avenue NW
12/8 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Fremont Sunday Market 3401 Evanston Ave North
12/8 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Teddy Bear Suite Fairmont Olympic Hotel
12/8 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Broadway Sunday Farmers Market Capitol Hill
12/8 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at Portalis Portalis
12/8 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday Ice Cream Cruise South Lake Union Park
12/8 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm 76 Seafair Holiday Cruise Lake Union/Lake Washington
12/8 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Zoolights Point Definace Zoo, Tacoma
12/8 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Garden d’Lights ‘Construction Edition’ 2013 Bellevue Botanical Garden
12/8 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm WildLights at the zoo Woodland Park Zoo
12/8 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Snowflake Lane  Bellevue Way
12/8 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Christmas Ship Festival Various locations
12/9 All Day Gingerbread Village Sheraton Seattle’s lobby
12/9
All Day
Seattle Center Winterfest Seattle Center
12/9 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Reindeer Festival Swansons Nursery
12/9 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Teddy Bear Suite Fairmont Olympic Hotel
12/9 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Zoolights Point Definace Zoo, Tacoma
12/9 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm WildLights at the zoo Woodland Park Zoo
12/9 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Green star Calamity Jane’s Bingo Calamity Jane’s
12/9 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Snowflake Lane  Bellevue Way
12/10
All Day
Gingerbread Village Sheraton Seattle’s lobby
12/10
All Day
Seattle Center Winterfest Seattle Center
12/10 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Reindeer Festival Swansons Nursery
12/10 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Teddy Bear Suite Fairmont Olympic Hotel
12/10 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Zoolights Point Definace Zoo, Tacoma
12/10 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm WildLights at the zoo Woodland Park Zoo
12/10 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Snowflake Lane  Bellevue Way
12/10 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Christmas Ship Festival Various locations
12/11
All Day
Gingerbread Village Sheraton Seattle’s lobby
12/11
All Day
Seattle Center Winterfest Seattle Center
12/11 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Reindeer Festival Swansons Nursery
12/11 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Teddy Bear Suite Fairmont Olympic Hotel
12/11 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Zoolights Point Definace Zoo, Tacoma
12/11 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm WildLights at the zoo Woodland Park Zoo
12/11 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Snowflake Lane  Bellevue Way
12/11 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Christmas Ship Festival Various locations
12/12 All Day Gingerbread Village Sheraton Seattle’s lobby
12/12
All Day
Seattle Center Winterfest Seattle Center
12/12 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Reindeer Festival Swansons Nursery
12/12 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Teddy Bear Suite Fairmont Olympic Hotel
12/12 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Free Wine Tasting at Esquin Wine Merchants Esquin Wine Merchants
12/12 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Post Alley Wine Hop Post Alley
12/12 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Blitz, Capitol Hill’s Art Walk  Capitol Hill
12/12 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Chocolate Happy Hour Chocolopolis
12/12 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Zoolights Point Definace Zoo, Tacoma
12/12 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at West Seattle Cellars West Seattle Cellars
12/12 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm WildLights at the zoo Woodland Park Zoo
12/12 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Free Vino Verite Wine Tasting Vino Verite
12/12 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm West Seattle Art Walk West Seattle
12/12 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Snowflake Lane  Bellevue Way
12/12 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Christmas Ship Festival Various locations