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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).This article has 23 other Seattle locations (Show)
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).
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. 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).
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).
...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...
...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...
...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. 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. 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).
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).
...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...
Swanson’s Holiday Party with shopping, food, drink, live music and more. A benefit for the Ballard Food Bank, 6-9 p.m., Swanson’s Nursery (9701 15th Avenue NW), $20This article has 3 other Seattle locations (Show)
Meet and greet retired racing greyhounds, learn about adoption and volunteer opportunities at Mud Bay Ballard’s new location (5314 15th Ave. NW), 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Ballard Performing Arts Dinner and Auction, 5:30 to 10:30 p.m., Swedish Club at 1920 Dexter Ave N., this event appears to be sold out
Sustainable Ballard’s Meaningful Movies presents “Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things“, 5:30 p.m. at Royal Drummer Cafe (6420 24th Ave NW), free ($5 suggested donation)
...Fridays, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Dec. 23; Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-782-2543 or swansonsnursery.com...This article has 21 other Seattle locations (Show)
SUN Food trucks for people and dogs, advice and information from Citizens for Off Leash Areas, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Occidental Square, 117 S. Washington St., Seattle (downtownseattle.org/events/post/pop-dog-park-20171112/).
FRI-SUN New model-year vehicles, concepts and classic cars, 2-9 p.m. Nov. 9, noon-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $14-$16, ages 12 and younger free (seattleautoshow.com).
FRI-SUN Northwest Art Alliance sale by 100 artists, food trucks, kids’ activities, noon-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Hangar 30, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $8, ages 12 and younger free (nwartalliance.org/).
...and up, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, College Center Building, North Seattle College, 9600 College Way N., Seattle (206-682-7567 or friendsofspl.org...
SAT Antiques, vintage, new, used, arts and crafts with 40 vendors, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-639-8813 or seattlelakecitylions.org/).
...checked at customer service; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Goodwill Store, 1400 S. Lane St., Seattle (seattlegoodwill.org...
SAT-SUN Christmas specialty foods, ethnic Latvian foods, decorative pillows, dolls, hand-dyed yarns, knitted articles, stuffed toys, jewelry, ceramics, hot meals, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Latvian Community Center, 11710 Third Ave. N.E., Seattle (seattlelatviancenter.com).
SUN Simple dances for kids under 10 and their families, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $6-$18 (phinneycenter.org).
SUN Celebrating Japanese culture with art, food, history, music and performances for all ages, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Japanese Cultural & Community Center, 1414 S. Weller St., Seattle; free (jcccw.org/bunka-no-hi/).
SUN Social time, dinner at 6:30 p.m., music by Norwegian Male Chorus, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 N.W. 57th St., Seattle; $25 (206-783-1274).
SUN Hosted by chefs Ethan Stowell and Joe Ritchie, culinary showdown, bites by eight local chefs, 6 p.m. Sunday, Four Seasons Hotel, 99 Union St., Seattle; $75 (eventbrite.com/e/the-best-chefs-youve-never-heard-of-tickets-38507945301).
TUE Choosing wines for any budget, tasting, 6 p.m. Tuesday, South Seattle College, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $83, preregistration required (206-934-5339 or learnatsouth.org).
WED Cooking show host and cookbook author discusses “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It!” 7 p.m. Wednesday, University Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 N.E. 43rd St., Seattle; $29.99 includes book (206-634-3400 or ubookstore.com/events).
PLAN AHEAD Community Thanksgiving dinner, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17, Garfield Community Center, 2323 E. Cherry St., Seattle; $3/suggested donation (206-684-4788).
FRI First look at the holiday display, for all ages, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Volunteer Park Conservatory, 1402 E. Galer St., Seattle; free (volunteerparkconservatory.org/).
...Museum in 2018; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 18-19, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle; $5, ages 5 and younger free (nordicmuseum.org/events...
...past has influenced the present, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-324-1126 or mohai.org/program/history-cafe...
...5 p.m. Wednesdays thru Sundays, until 7 p.m. Thursdays, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle; $5-$7 (206-518-6000 or naamnw.org...
SUN November tours focus on ancient tree species, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or uwbotanicgardens.org).
...band concert, 10:30 a.m., speaker, 11 a.m. Friday, Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park, 11111 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle (facebook.com/events/911638245654729...
SAT Puyallup Historical Society historian Andy Anderson hosts Veterans Day program, all welcome, 3 p.m. Saturday, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup; $5 (253-848-1770 or meekermansion.org).
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Hosted by Swanson's Nursery (9701 15th Ave. NW), this regional show features breathtaking orchid displays by orchid societies from throughout the Pacific Northwest...
...Wednesday, October 4 from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Whitman Middle School Library (9201 15th Ave NW) with the Seattle Parks and Recreation’s planner, project manager, and design consultants...
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