Celebrate the Holidays with Locomotion
What: Winter Train and Village at Seattle Center’s Winterfest. You are invited to take your turn conducting the winter train around the holiday village. A free event, with a suggested donation of $2.
When: Open through the month of December all the way through 4pm on December 24th. 10:30am – 12 noon, 1pm – 2:30pm and 3:30pm – 5:30pm daily.
Where: Seattle Center
What: Enjoy the zoo, covered in decorations and holiday lights (standard admission rates apply).
When: December 21st through January first, 5:00pm (December 24th Excluded).
Where: Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium.
What: Watch expert ice sculpting artists create works of art.
When: December 24th and 31st. Noon to 2:00pm.
Where: Seattle Center, Outside of Fisher Pavilion.
Ugly Sweater Night
What: Put on your worst holiday sweater and get a $1 discount on admission to the Tacoma Art Museum.
When: December 23rd, 10:00am – 5:00pm.
Where: Tacoma Art Museum
Seahawks vs. 49ers
What: Watch the Seahawks butt heads with their division rivals the 49ers. A Seahawks victory would keep their playoff hopes alive.
When: Saturday, December 24th at 1:15pm(pt)
Where: Century Link field
Federal Way Tree Recycling
What: Free Christmas Tree pickup for residents of Federal Way. Simply place the tree by the curb (remove all decorations, no trees with coatings or fireproofing are accepted).
When: 7:00am, December 26th – January 6th
Where: Federal Way curbsides (residents only).
New Year’s Fireworks
What: Celebrate the beginning of 2012 by enjoying the view of the professional fireworks show launched from Seattle’s iconic space needle.
When: December 31st, Countdown to the new year in the moments approaching midnight and watch the fireworks start at 12 O’clock.
Where: Visible from downtown Seattle, or local news stations.
Polar Bear Dip
What: Kick off the New Year with a jump into the chilly waters of Lake Washington.
When: January 1, 11:00am
Where: Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park
Day Trip to Leavenworth’s IceFest
What: Join other winter enthusiasts on a trip to Leavenworth’s IceFest. Enjoy a full day of winter activities in beautiful and festive Leavenworth. Transportation costs $40 – $50.
When: Saturday January 14th. Bus departs at 8:00am and starts the return trip at 6:00pm.
Where: Bus departs from Hwy 512 Park N Ride, Lakewood, WA
What: Buy a hand crafted bowl and enjoy a nice meal, all while doing something good for the community. Admission is a minimum $15 donation for adults and $10 for children. Proceeds go to the Highline Food Bank and White Center Food Bank.
When: Friday January 28th, 11:00am-2:00pm & 4:00-8:00pm
Where: Burien Community Center