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Plan your holiday season: Seattle-area fairs, festivals and more

NOV. 18-29 Display of designer-decorated trees, Nov. 18-29; Festival of Trees Celebration with cookies, storytelling, holiday sale, Santa photos, 1-4 p.m. Nov. 19, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University St., Seattle (seattlefestivaloftrees.com).

NOV. 24 Marching bands, holiday-themed groups and displays, Santa, 9 a.m., Seventh Avenue and Pine Street to Fifth Avenue to University Street, to Fourth Avenue, ends at Macy’s on Pine Street, Seattle (macys.com/social/events/event/?id=21280).

...to light holiday tree and lights throughout the Market, 5 p.m. Pike Place Market, 1501 Pike Place, Seattle (pikeplacemarket.org/events/magic-in-the-market-holiday-celebration...

DEC. 7 Ice sculpting, carolers at First Thursday Art Walk, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Occidental Square, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle (downtownseattle.org/holidays).

DEC. 9 Excursion to see holiday lights in fleet of historic trolley and motorbuses; 7 p.m., Second Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; $5, children age 5 and younger free; ORCA, Metro transfers, tickets, or passes not accepted (mehva.org).

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NOV. 18-19 Arts and crafts vendors, traditional Scandinavian Christmas food and drinks, music and dancing, Santa; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle; $5, ages 5 and younger free (nordicmuseum.org/events).

THRU DEC. 24 See Santa’s reindeer Dasher and Blitzen, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., “Meet the Reindeer” photo ops, 10 a.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-782-2543 or swansonsnursery.com).

NOV. 23 5K benefiting Ballard Food Bank, 9 a.m. from Northwest 85th Street 32nd Avenue Southwest to Golden Gardens Park, 8498 Seaview Place N.W., Seattle; $15-$40 (seattleturkeytrot.org).

...in Snowmazium performing with faux snow balls and mini basketballs, Dec. 13; Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $7.95-$11.95 (zoo.org/wildlights...

...and craft activities for all ages, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; MOHAI admission $13.95-$19.95, ages 14 and younger free, $2 off admission...

NOV. 25 Holiday entertainment for all ages, snacks, Santa visits, 3-5 p.m., Bergen Place Park, 5420 22nd Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-784-9705 or visitballard.com/events/ballard-holidayfest/).

NOV. 25 Phinney Center tower set aglow with lights and monkeys; refreshments, activities, caroling, 5 p.m., Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle (206-783-2244 or phinneycenter.org).

DEC. 1 Celebrate Freeway Park illuminations with hot chocolate, bonfire, Dickens Carolers, 4:30 p.m., parade to Figgy Pudding event at Westlake Park at 6 p.m.; Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St., Seattle (freewayparkassociation.org).

DEC. 1-3 26th annual exhibit of hundreds of Nativities from 100 countries and territories around the world, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 1-2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 3, Messiah Lutheran Church, 7050 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-524-0024).

DEC. 2 Decorate cookies, make winter crafts, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; guided nature walks at noon, 1 and 2 p.m., preregister; Christmas Ship arrives at the park at 3:10 p.m., Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle (sewardpark.audubon.org).

DEC. 2 Tree lighting, eggnog, festivities, 5 p.m., California Avenue Southwest and Southwest Alaska Street, Seattle (wsjunction.org/events/hometown-holidays-tree-lighting-2/?evtmonth=12&evtyear=2017).

DEC. 7 Five choral groups, free cookies and hot chocolate, kids’ activities, holiday lighting including hundreds of luminaria, 6-8 p.m., Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle (volunteerparktrust.org/events).

DEC. 8 Free trolley rides, art walk, specials at participating businesses, pub crawl; 6-10 p.m., Phinney Avenue North and Greenwood Avenue North, from the Zoo to North 87th Street, Seattle (phinneycenter.org).

DEC. 9 Luminaria, music performances around the lake, bring your own lights to add to the ambience, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; nonperishable food bank donations requested (206-784-0780 or facebook.com/pg/GreenLakePathwayofLights/about/?ref=page_internal).

...treats including kringle and glögg, Santa, 2 p.m. Dec. 10, Seattle Danish Center, 1833 N. 105th St., Seattle; $5-$15 (206-523-3263 or northwestdanish.org/julestue...

...Pavilion, food trucks, all ages and pets welcome, 6-9 p.m., Olympic Sculpture Park, 2901 Western Ave., Seattle; free, preregister (seattleartmuseum.org/visit/calendar/events?eventid=57437...

DEC. 16 Empathy theme to brighten the world, celebrate humanity’s accomplishments, reflect on our past and consider the future with food, light, song, camaraderie, 4-9 p.m., University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle (facebook.com/events/294609727722923/).

DEC. 17 Food-truck festival, food and craft vendors, holiday themed activities, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., North 34th Street and Evanston Avenue North, Seattle (facebook.com/events/1953770621615268/).

...m. Dec. 31 and 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 1, St. John the Baptist Church, 3050 California Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (emeraldcitywanderers.org...

    Plan your holiday season: Seattle-area fairs, festivals and more
    From Turkey Trots to New Year's Eve bashes, the holidays are upon us. Use this guide to parades, fairs, festivals and more to plan your season. And remember, one reindeer gets injured and all plans can change, so call or check details online before heading out into the cold.
    https://www.seattletimes.com

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Beloved comics shop closing after 42 years

Woolworth's, the last of the big American dime stores, closed its Seattle store at Third and Pike in 1994, three years before all Woolworth's were shuttered in the country.

    Beloved comics shop closing after 42 years
    'The good guys don't always win' Published 9:47 am, Thursday, November 16, 2017 Comic book movies are bigger than ever, but unfortunately, so are Seattle real estate prices. And so another local institution will be closing its doors forever.
    http://www.seattlepi.com

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Michael Upchurch Says Cumming and Lawrence Show at Woodside/Braseth is Fine

...The  show, “A Centennial Celebration: William Cumming & Jacob Lawrence,” closes at the Woodside/Braseth Gallery, 1201 Western Avenue in Seattle, on December 2. Image: William Cumming, Evening Light,Family

    Michael Upchurch Says Cumming and Lawrence Show at Woodside/Braseth is Fine
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Charge: Serial public masturbator targets woman near Pike Place

A woman was visiting her son who worked around the 1500 block of Western Avenue about 11:30 a.m. Nov. 2 when she found a man sitting atop a flight of stairs wearing a medical boot, with crutches near the bottom of the stairwell, court documents indicate.

...in September. Court documents say that a nighttime receptionist at the Post Condos in the 800 block of Western Avenue spotted Reville about 3:30 a.m. Sept. 16 masturbating on the Columbia Street side...

    Charge: Serial public masturbator targets woman near Pike Place
    A 46-year-old man two days out of a jail stint for masturbating outside Western Avenue condos in downtown Seattle earlier this year allegedly exposed himself in front of a woman visiting her son near Pike Place Market, according to charges.
    http://www.seattlepi.com

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Mercedes-Benz plans up to 150 software engineers at Seattle R&D office

The new office, under the Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America umbrella that also oversees engineers in California and Michigan, employs about 20 people today at its office at 1201 Western Ave. The company plans to open a garage space across the street in early 2018.

    Mercedes-Benz plans up to 150 software engineers at Seattle R&D office
    Mercedes-Benz says its workers in Seattle will focus on the cloud- computing services that manage and analyze the data generated from internet-connected vehicles. Share story The research and development unit of Mercedes-Benz says it plans to staff a new Seattle outpost with up to 150 software engineers in the next year and a half, the latest company to take interest in Seattle's thriving high-tech sector.
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