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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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MKB Approved

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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What’s going on, Ya, what’s going on week of 06/20/14 edition

The next time the Beach Naturalist are at one of the local beaches at low tide be sure to go check it out, there’s some pretty cool things out there.
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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
6/20 All Day Seattle International Dance Festival  South Lake Union area
6/20 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Kids Day Les Gove Park
6/20 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm Meeker Days Festival Downtown Puyallup
6/20 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm Marysville Strawberry Festival Asbery Field
6/20 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm Fremont Fair Fremont
6/20 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm U-District Art Walk U-District
6/21 All Day Seattle International Dance Festival  South Lake Union area
6/21 9:00 am – 2:00 pm University District Farmers Market University District
6/21 10:00 am – 7:30 pm Marysville Strawberry Festival Asbery Field
6/21 10:00 am – 9:00 pm Meeker Days Festival Downtown Puyallup
6/21 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at Champion Wine Cellars Champion Wine Cellars
6/21 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at McCarthy & Schiering McCarthy & Schiering
6/21 11:00 am – 7:00 pm Rootbeer Tasting The Rootbeer Store, Redmond
6/21 11:00 am – 8:00 pm Fremont Fair Fremont
6/21 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at DeLaurenti DeLaurenti
6/21 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at Esquin Wine Merchants Esquin Wine Merchants
6/21 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Fremont Solstice Parade Downtown Fremont
6/21 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Everett Art Walk Everett
6/22 All Day Seattle International Dance Festival  South Lake Union area
6/22 10:00 am – 2:00 pm West Seattle Farmers Market West Seattle
6/22 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Ballard Farmers Market historic Ballard Avenue NW
6/22 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Fremont Sunday Market 3401 Evanston Ave North
6/22 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Marysville Strawberry Festival Asbery Field
6/22 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Meeker Days Festival Downtown Puyallup
6/22 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday Ice Cream Cruise South Lake Union Park
6/22 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Fremont Fair Fremont
6/22 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm If These Walls Could Talk Gatewood Bed & Breakfast
6/25 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Kenmore Art Show Bastyr University
6/26 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Kenmore Art Show Bastyr University
6/26 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Free Wine Tasting at Esquin Wine Merchants Esquin Wine Merchants
6/26 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Post Alley Wine Hop Post Alley
6/26 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at West Seattle Cellars West Seattle Cellars
6/26 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Free Vino Verite Wine Tasting Vino Verite
6/26 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm Around the World in 80 Sips EMP

What’s going on, Ya, what’s going on week of 06/13/14 edition

I thought I’d bring back my “what’s going on” lists, not nearly as robust as last years but they’ll, hopefully, grow as the summer goes on.

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
6/13 All Day Seattle International Dance Festival  South Lake Union area
6/13 9:30 am – 1:30 pm Low Tide – Beach Naturalist Program Various Parks and Beaches
6/13 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Edmonds Arts Festival Frances Anderson Cultural Center
6/13 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Bell Street Classic Weekend 2014 Bell Harbor Marina
6/13 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm Maple Valley Days LAKE WILDERNESS PARK
6/13 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm Washington Brewers Festival Marymoor Park
6/13 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Greenwood-Phinney Art Up Art Walk Greenwood-Phinney
6/14 All Day Seattle International Dance Festival  South Lake Union area
6/14 8:30 am – 5:00 pm National Marina Day Shilshole Bay Marina
6/14 9:00 am – 2:00 pm University District Farmers Market University District
6/14 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Bell Street Classic Weekend 2014 Bell Harbor Marina
6/14 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Edmonds Arts Festival Frances Anderson Cultural Center
6/14 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Wild Strawberry Festival Burien Town Square Park
6/14 10:30 am – 2:30 pm Low Tide – Beach Naturalist Program Various Parks and Beaches
6/14 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at Champion Wine Cellars Champion Wine Cellars
6/14 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at McCarthy & Schiering McCarthy & Schiering
6/14 11:00 am – 9:00 pm Washington Brewers Festival Marymoor Park
6/14 11:30 am – 9:00 pm Festival Sundiata  Seattle Center
6/14 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm Georgetown Carnival  Georgetown
6/14 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm Maple Valley Days LAKE WILDERNESS PARK
6/14 1:00 pm – 10:30 pm Festival Sundiata  Seattle Center
6/14 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Central District Art Walk Central District
6/14 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Seattle Urban Wineries – Second Saturdays tasting  Seattle
6/14 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at DeLaurenti DeLaurenti
6/14 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at Esquin Wine Merchants Esquin Wine Merchants
6/14 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Ballard Art Walk Ballard
6/14 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Georgetown Art Attack Georgetown
6/15 All Day Seattle International Dance Festival  South Lake Union area
6/15 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Fenders on Front Street Downtown Issaquah
6/15 10:00 am – 2:00 pm West Seattle Farmers Market West Seattle
6/15 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Ballard Farmers Market historic Ballard Avenue NW
6/15 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Bell Street Classic Weekend 2014 Bell Harbor Marina
6/15 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Wild Strawberry Festival Burien Town Square Park
6/15 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Fremont Sunday Market 3401 Evanston Ave North
6/15 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Edmonds Arts Festival Frances Anderson Cultural Center
6/15 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Maple Valley Days LAKE WILDERNESS PARK
6/15 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday Ice Cream Cruise South Lake Union Park
6/15 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Washington Brewers Festival Marymoor Park
6/15 11:30 am – 3:30 pm Low Tide – Beach Naturalist Program Various Parks and Beaches
6/15 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm Festival Sundiata  Seattle Center
6/16 All Day Seattle International Dance Festival  South Lake Union area
6/17 All Day Seattle International Dance Festival  South Lake Union area
6/18 All Day Seattle International Dance Festival  South Lake Union area
6/19 All Day Seattle International Dance Festival  South Lake Union area
6/19 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm 3rd Thursday Wine Walk Woodinville
6/19 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Free Wine Tasting at Esquin Wine Merchants Esquin Wine Merchants
6/19 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Post Alley Wine Hop Post Alley
6/19 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Edmonds Art Walk Edmonds
6/19 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm FREE Third Thursday Museum Day Tacoma Museum’s
6/19 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Seattle’s Best Damn Happy Hour Seattle Center
6/19 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at West Seattle Cellars West Seattle Cellars
6/19 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Free Vino Verite Wine Tasting Vino Verite
6/19 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Belltown Art Walk Belltown

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
All Day
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
12/7
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

What’s going on, Ya, what’s going on week of 11/29/13

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
11/29 All Day 36th Annual Festival of Trees The Fairmont Olympic Hotel
11/29
All Day
Gingerbread Village Sheraton Seattle’s lobby
11/29 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Macy’s Holiday Parade & Star Lighting  Downtown Seattle
11/29 11:00 am – 5:00 pm EtsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show Elliott Hall at Pier 66 in Bell Street Pier Cruise Terminal
11/29 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm Magic in the Market Pike Place Market
11/29 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Zoolights Point Definace Zoo, Tacoma
11/29 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm WildLights at the zoo Woodland Park Zoo
11/29 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Snowflake Lane  Bellevue Way
11/29 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Christmas Ship Festival Various locations
11/30 All Day 36th Annual Festival of Trees The Fairmont Olympic Hotel
11/30
All Day
Gingerbread Village Sheraton Seattle’s lobby
11/30 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Bainbridge Island Winter Farmers Market Bainbridge Island
11/30
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Poulsbo Farmers Market Poulsbo
11/30 9:00 am – 2:00 pm University District Farmers Market University District
11/30 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Vashon Farmers Market Vashon
11/30 11:00 am – 5:00 pm EtsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show Elliott Hall at Pier 66 in Bell Street Pier Cruise Terminal
11/30 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at Champion Wine Cellars Champion Wine Cellars
11/30 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at McCarthy & Schiering McCarthy & Schiering
11/30 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at DeLaurenti DeLaurenti
11/30 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at Esquin Wine Merchants Esquin Wine Merchants
11/30 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at Portalis Portalis
11/30 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Zoolights Point Definace Zoo, Tacoma
11/30 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm WildLights at the zoo Woodland Park Zoo
11/30 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Garden d’Lights ‘Construction Edition’ 2013 Bellevue Botanical Garden
11/30 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 68th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Pantages Theater Lobby and 9th & Broadway, Tacoma
11/30 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Snowflake Lane  Bellevue Way
11/30 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Christmas Ship Festival Various locations
12/1
All Day
36th Annual Festival of Trees The Fairmont Olympic Hotel
12/1 All Day Gingerbread Village Sheraton Seattle’s lobby
12/1
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
West Seattle Farmers Market West Seattle
12/1 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Ballard Farmers Market historic Ballard Avenue NW
12/1 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Fremont Sunday Market 3401 Evanston Ave North
12/1 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Broadway Sunday Farmers Market Capitol Hill
12/1 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at Portalis Portalis
12/1 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday Ice Cream Cruise South Lake Union Park
12/1 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Zoolights Point Definace Zoo, Tacoma
12/1 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm WildLights at the zoo Woodland Park Zoo
12/1 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Garden d’Lights ‘Construction Edition’ 2013 Bellevue Botanical Garden
12/1 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Snowflake Lane  Bellevue Way
12/1
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Christmas Ship Festival Various locations
12/2 All Day 36th Annual Festival of Trees The Fairmont Olympic Hotel
12/2
All Day
Gingerbread Village Sheraton Seattle’s lobby
12/2 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Zoolights Point Definace Zoo, Tacoma
12/2 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm WildLights at the zoo Woodland Park Zoo
12/2
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Green star Calamity Jane’s Bingo Calamity Jane’s
12/2
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Snowflake Lane  Bellevue Way
12/3
All Day
36th Annual Festival of Trees The Fairmont Olympic Hotel
12/3 All Day Gingerbread Village Sheraton Seattle’s lobby
12/3 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Zoolights Point Definace Zoo, Tacoma
12/3
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
WildLights at the zoo Woodland Park Zoo
12/3 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Snowflake Lane  Bellevue Way
12/3
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Christmas Ship Festival Various locations
12/4 All Day 36th Annual Festival of Trees The Fairmont Olympic Hotel
12/4 All Day Gingerbread Village Sheraton Seattle’s lobby
12/4 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Zoolights Point Definace Zoo, Tacoma
12/4
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
WildLights at the zoo Woodland Park Zoo
12/4
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wallingford Art Walk Wallingford
12/4 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Snowflake Lane  Bellevue Way
12/4 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Christmas Ship Festival Various locations
12/5
All Day
36th Annual Festival of Trees The Fairmont Olympic Hotel
12/5 All Day Gingerbread Village Sheraton Seattle’s lobby
12/5 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm First Thursday Art Walk Pioneer Square
12/5 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Free Wine Tasting at Esquin Wine Merchants Esquin Wine Merchants
12/5 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Post Alley Wine Hop Post Alley
12/5 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Chocolate Happy Hour Chocolopolis
12/5 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Zoolights Point Definace Zoo, Tacoma
12/5
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
WildLights at the zoo Woodland Park Zoo
12/5 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at West Seattle Cellars West Seattle Cellars
12/5 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Free Vino Verite Wine Tasting Vino Verite
12/5 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Snowflake Lane  Bellevue Way
12/5 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Christmas Ship Festival Various locations