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Local Metro Weekend Events Planner: December 8-11, 2016


Wishlist for Santa

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
Dec. 8-11, 2016

 

CELTIC YULETIDE CONCERTS

Through December 16 – This festive gala of music, dance, storytelling, juggling, and songs of the season brings warmth and joy into the heart of winter.

GARDEN D’LIGHTS

Through December 31 – Features over half a million lights that transform the Bellevue Botanical Garden into a blossoming winter wonderland. Each holiday season, thousands of visitors enjoy this dazzling display.

MERRY MUTS & MEOWS

SAT – Come meet over 100 adoptable cats and dogs and find your new best friend in time for the holidays!

PIONEER SQUARE HOWLIDAYS

SAT – A day of free entertainment, activities and treats for dogs and people. Shop the Barket Market for some stocking stuffers, let your dog play in the pop-up pooch park and enjoy a doggy costume parade.

CHRISTMAS SHIP FESTIVAL

Through December 23 – Christmas Ships sail to different Puget Sound waterfront communities, around 65 in total. Choirs on board give 20-minute performances to these communities, all broadcast via speaker system. On shore, thousands of people gather around roaring bonfires, anticipating the arrival of the Christmas Ship™.

WINTERFEST

Through December 31 – Five weeks of free and affordable, fun-filled activities and live performances. Enjoy the uplifting seasonal spirit and get a delightful diversion from the hustle and bustle of the holiday routine.

SNOWFLAKE LANE

Through December 24 – A magical evening performance for the entire family. It’s a holiday spectacle of live toy soldier drummers, exhilarating music, animated snow characters, glittering lights all surrounded by snow falling every night along Bellevue Way.

GINGERBREAD VILLAGE

Through January 1 – Don’t miss the 24th Annual Gingerbread Village with creations inspired by scenes from your favorite wizarding world. Fans of all ages will marvel at the larger-than-life gingerbread exhibit. Each team’s presentation will transfix you with their spellbinding culinary and design wizardry.

ZOO LIGHTS

Through January 1Seattle and Tacoma

REINDEER FESTIVAL

Through December 24 – Holiday decor, ornaments & gifts galore, plus Curley, Santa’s reindeer, a Grinch-themed model train, Santa photos, and much more!

MONA LISA HEIST

All Month – 165th Ave, Redmond: Take part in the most famous heist of the 20th century! An amazing adventure in the Louvre. Go through the security room, deactivating clever alarms and security systems. Get to the exhibit hall filled with ancient artifacts and paintings. Finally, steal the main exhibit piece, The Mona Lisa! Can you complete this mission in less than 60 minutes?

BOAT TOUR

SAT – Enjoy a narrated tour of Lake Union & Lake Washington, includes a dinner cruise.

SEATTLE FARMERS MARKETS
Visit neighborhood farmers markets selling produce exclusively from Washington state farmers.  Check out what’s going on at the Ballard, Madrona & Wallingford’s Farmer’s Markets.

WINE & CHOCOLATE PAIRING
Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday
– Sweet Decadence Wine & Chocolate Bar: This fun, casual and educational experience will help novice wine drinkers develop a new appreciation for different wines while more experienced wine drinkers can get a “grape” experience as well.

LASER LIGHT SHOWS
All Month
– at the Pacific Science Center. Experience the largest and longest operating domed laser theater in the world.

SCAVENGER HUNT ADVENTURE
All Month
– Enjoy this interactive scavenger hunt that takes you on a journey to see the best sights in the city while feeling like you are on the Amazing Race.

TOURS & ACTIVITIES
All Month
– at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center. Through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss.

PLAYS/MUSIC/COMEDIES:

TWILIGHT ZONE LIVE!

Through December 17Theater Schmeater’s annual offering of tv’s most compelling series includes something for die-hard fans as well as Zone novices.  We are proud to present three episodes which will ignite memories in some, and nightmares for many.

AN IMPROVISED CHRISTMAS CAROL

Through December 24 – Based on audience suggestions, our improvisers bend and twist Charles Dickens’ tale of Ebenezer Scrooge in all sorts of hilarious directions — and each show is different. It’s all up to you in this wild, hilarious, holiday ride.

MR SCROOGE

Through December 18 – Here’s a lilting Christmas show based on Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol. The added dimensions of music make this a particularly enjoyable new way of presenting the grand story of hardhearted Ebenezer Scrooge, who hates Christmas and is visited successively by three ghosts.

CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

Through December 18 – Infusing comedy into the classic Death Takes a Holiday, The Christmas Spirit is set in contemporary Long Island. Moments of high farce, drama and even romance arise as bright holiday fantasies collide with a not-so-merry reality.

BRILLIANT TRACES

Through December 4 – A story of love, loss and the extraordinary places we find refuge.  Don’t miss this beautiful tale that speaks to anyone who has been touched by the loss of someone they love.

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET 

Through December 24Tacoma Little Theatre’s production of this timeless classic story.

WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (PRESENTED IN SMELL-O-VISION)

Through January 2 – Bring your nose, your taste buds, and your sense of adventure as you tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory while you sing along with timeless songs like “The Candy Man,” “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” and “Pure Imagination.”

TREASURE ISLAND 

Through December 24 – Robert Louis Stephenson’s great adventure tale features one of literature’s most beloved “bad guys.” Treasure Island has been happily devoured by generations of boys, girls, and grownups.

THE NUTCRACKER

Through December 28 – Enjoy this rendition of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, brought to you by Pacific Northwest Ballet. Beautiful costumes and sets, live orchestra & more.

WONDERLAND

Through January 29Seattle’s classic Winter show is back at Can Can Kitchen & Cabaret in the Historic Pike Place Market. This carnival of merriment will mesmerize audiences as soon as they enter Can Can’s intimate theater turned whimsical winter chalet, making this a holiday entertainment spectacular to remember.

KING CHARLES III

Through December 18 – A play portraying a modern take on the future of the British Royal Family.

THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE

Through SUNSeattle Children’s Theatre proudly presents C.S. Lewis’ magical, timeless classic from his Chronicles of Narnia series, and one of our most beloved productions of all time.

MAGNIFIQUE

Thursdays through DEC 29 – Julia’s on Broadway: Seattle’s premier burlesque performers with some of our gorgeous “ladies” from Le Faux.

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

·         Nocturnal Animals
·         Sugar Mountain
·         Solitary
·         Contract to Kill
·         Office Christmas Party
·         Frank & Lola
·         The Bounce Back
·         Abattoir

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS IN THE AREA FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH, VISIT
www.events12.com/seattle

Local Events Weekend Planner: Dec. 24-27, 2015

Wishlist for Santa Claus laid on a wooden table

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
DEC. 24-27, 2015

 

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
FRI DEC 25  SIFF
Cinema Uptown: Singing along to “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “To Life,” and “Tradition.” Also included is the holiday “tradition” of free Chinese food take-out and live klezmer music before the show.

 

CHRISTMAS JAZZ
SAT DEC 26  Town Hall Seattle: Join Earshot for an annual concert of Ellington’s Sacred Music. The concert features the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, guest vocalists, and the NW Chamber Chorus, and special guest tap dancer.

 

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
THROUGH DEC 30  ACT Theatre. Enjoy Charles Dickens’ holiday classic.

 

REINDEER & SANTA
Through DEC 23 
Visit Santa at the North Pole along with his reindeer & sleigh. The most unique annual holiday celebration in the Northwest. Issaquah, Cougar Mountain Zoo

 

NEW YEAR’S STREET SHOW
SAT-THURS DEC 26-31  Bellevue Way, 7pm nightly. Join in on the fantastic celebration featuring a display of brilliant lights, dancing drummers, characters and exciting music that will have everyone rocking to the beat all while festive bubbles fall from the sky.

 

WINTERFEST
Through DEC 31  Enjoy ice skating, carolers, folk dancers, model trains & much more. Seattle Center.

 

GINGERBREAD VILLAGE
Through JAN 3  Local architecture firms collaborate with the Sheraton Seattle culinary team to custom design, bake and build awe-inspiring gingerbread displays.

 

MODEL TRAINS & REINDEER
Through Dec 24  Watch model trains speed through snowy landscapes, visit reindeer, shop for seasonal plants, Christmas trees & much more! Swanson’s Nursery.

 

NUTCRACKER BALLET
Through Dec 28  48 dancers perform to PNB’s mighty orchestra in this timeless classic play. Seattle Center, McCall Hall.

 

BELLEVUE STREET SHOW
Through Dec 24 Live toy soldier drummers, music, snow characters, glittering lights surrounded by falling snow every night along Bellevue Way. On the street between Bellevue Square, Lincoln Square and Bellevue Place.

 

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG MUSICAL
Through DEC 27  Seattle Children’s Theatre presents a magical flying car that an inventor & his kids take to rescue their grandfather. Discount tickets.

 

BOAT TOUR
SAT  Enjoy a narrated tour of Lake Union & Lake Washington, lunch included.

 

LIGHT DISPLAYS
Seattle Zoo:  http://www.zoo.org/wildlights
Tacoma Zoo:  http://www.pdza.org/calendar?cid=363
Bellevue:  http://www.gardendlights.org/
Federal Way:  https://www.wildwaves.com/holiday-with-lights/
Redmond:  http://www.redmondlights.com/

 

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
• Concussion
• Daddy’s Home
• Joy
• Point Break
• The Big Short
• 45 Years
• The Hateful Eight
• The Revenant
• Yellow Day

 

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS IN THE AREA FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH, VISIT
www.events12.com/seattle

Local Events Weekend Planner: Dec. 17-20, 2015

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
DEC. 17-20, 2015

 

REINDEER & SANTA
DEC 15-23 
Visit Santa at the North Pole along with his reindeer & sleigh. The most unique annual holiday celebration in the Northwest. Issaquah, Cougar Mountain Zoo

HOLIDAY CHORUS
SAT-MON  Seattle Men’s Chorus presents beloved carols, soaring holiday classics, and the cheeky antics you expect from SMC. Seattle, Tacoma, Everett.

CRAFT FAIR
SAT-SUN Magnuson Park: Enjoy a weekend of buying handmade items, participating in hands-on workshops, and eating tasty treats from local vendors.

WINE & CHOCOLATE PAIRING
FRI At Sweet Decadence Wind and Chocolate Bar in Renton, enjoy four premium wines paired with four artisan chocolates.

WINTERFEST
Through DEC 31  Enjoy ice skating, carolers, folk dancers, model trains & much more. Seattle Center.

GINGERBREAD VILLAGE
Through JAN 3  Local architecture firms collaborate with the Sheraton Seattle culinary team to custom design, bake and build awe-inspiring gingerbread displays.

HOLIDAY JAZZ CONCERT
THURS  Winterlight: Songs of the Season features a jazz quartet and vocalist at SOMA Towers.

MODEL TRAINS & REINDEER
Nov 23-Dec 24  Watch model trains speed through snowy landscapes, visit reindeer, shop for seasonal plants, Christmas trees & much more! Swanson’s Nursery.

TWILIGHT ZONE LIVE!
Through Dec 19  Enjoy 3 episodes of this classic sci-fi TV show. Theater Schmeater.

NUTCRACKER BALLET
FRI Nov 27-Dec 28  48 dancers perform to PNB’s mighty orchestra in this timeless classic play. Seattle Center, McCall Hall.

OLYMPIC BALLET THEATRE’S NUTCRACKER
FRI-MON  Everett & Edmonds: Olympic Ballet Theatre’s exciting full-length production of the The Nutcracker.

BELLEVUE STREET SHOW
FRI Nov 27-Dec 24  Live toy soldier drummers, music, snow characters, glittering lights surrounded by falling snow every night along Bellevue Way. On the street between Bellevue Square, Lincoln Square and Bellevue Place.

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG MUSICAL
Through DEC 27  Seattle Children’s Theatre presents a magical flying car that an inventor & his kids take to rescue their grandfather. Discount tickets.

BOAT TOUR
SAT  Enjoy a narrated tour of Lake Union & Lake Washington, lunch included.

CELTIC CHRISTMAS
Through FRI DEC 18  Bellevue, Kent, Leavenworth, Mt Vernon, Seattle & Tacoma:  This festive gala of music, dance, storytelling, juggling, and songs of the season brings warmth and joy into the heart of winter.

LIGHT DISPLAYS
Seattle Zoo:  http://www.zoo.org/wildlights
Tacoma Zoo:  http://www.pdza.org/calendar?cid=363
Bellevue:  http://www.gardendlights.org/
Federal Way:  https://www.wildwaves.com/holiday-with-lights/
Redmond:  http://www.redmondlights.com/

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
• Star Wars
• Alvin & The Chipmunks
• Sisters
• Dilwale
• Extraction
• Mojin: The Lost Legend
• Son of Saul

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS IN THE AREA FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH, VISIT
www.events12.com/seattle

Local Events Weekend Planner: Nov. 26-29, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving - text in vintage letterpress wood type blocks against rustic wood background with a pumpkin and dry leaves

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
NOVEMBER 26-29, 2015

 

GINGERBREAD VILLAGE
Through JAN 3  Local architecture firms collaborate with the Sheraton Seattle culinary team to custom design, bake and build awe-inspiring gingerbread displays. http://gingerbreadvillage.myevent.com/3/events.htm

 

MODEL TRAINS & REINDEER
Nov 23-Dec 24  Watch model trains speed through snowy landscapes, visit reindeer, shop for seasonal plants, Christmas trees & much more! Swanson’s Nursery. http://www.swansonsnursery.com/holidays-at-swansons

 

TWILIGHT ZONE LIVE!
FRI Nov 27-Dec 19  Enjoy 3 episodes of this classic sci-fi TV Show. Theater Schmeater. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1557477

 

NUTCRACKER BALLET
FRI Nov 27-Dec 28  48 dancers perform to PNB’s mighty Orchestra in this timeless classic play. Seattle Center, McCall Hall. https://www.pnb.org/Season/15-16/Nutcracker/

 

BELLEVUE STREET SHOW
FRI Nov 27-Dec 24  Live toy soldier drummers, music, snow characters, glittering lights surrounded by falling snow every night along Bellevue Way. On the street between Bellevue Square, Lincoln Square and Bellevue Place. http://snowflakelane.com/

 

COMEDY CONTEST
NOV 4-29  The Seattle International Comedy Competition showcases comedians with their best acts. Various locations.

 

DINE AROUND SEATTLE
NOV 3-25  Restaurant discounts for three-course meals around the Seattle metro area.

 

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL
SAT NOV 21-DEC 2  Designer trees decorate the lobby and driveway of the Fairmont Olympic Hotel during this annual charity event. Gala, tree raffle, teddy bear suite and more!

 

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG MUSICAL
THURS NOV 12-DEC 27  Seattle Children’s Theatre presents a magical flying car that an inventor & his kids take to rescue their grandfather. Discount tickets.

 

ZOMBIE ESCAPE
NOV 14-DEC 6  You have 60 minutes to follow the clues, solve the puzzles, find the key and exit the room to escape the zombie. http://roomescapeadventures.com/

 

THANKSGIVING RUN/WALKS:
Bellevue 5K ~ http://greatestgoalministries.org/beat-the-bird-fun-run/
Issaquah 5K ~ http://www.issaquahturkeytrot.org/
Seattle 5K ~ https://seattleturkeytrot.org/
Tacoma 5K/1K ~ http://tacomacityturkeytrot.com/
Tacoma 5K ~ http://www.metroparkstacoma.org/trot/#.VlN8kNKrRpg

 

THANKSGIVING DINNER
Don’t feel like cooking your own Thanksgiving Dinner? Check out the links below that list restaurants offering special menus for Thanksgiving Day…
http://www.seattlemet.com/articles/2015/11/16/seattle-restaurants-do-thanksgiving-dinner
http://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/restaurants/tnt-diner/article44560626.html

 

PARADE, TREE & STAR LIGHTING
• Macy’s Seattle Holiday Parade: http://social.macys.com/believe/#home/events/details/13878
• Westlake Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration: http://www.seafair.com/events/2016/westlake-holiday-tree-lighting-celebration/
• Seattle Star Lighting & Fireworks: http://social.macys.com/believe/#home/events/details/14077

 

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
The Good Dinosaur
• Creed
• Victor Frankenstein
• The Danish Girl
• Janis: Little Girl Blue
• Killing Them Safely

 

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS IN THE AREA FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH, VISIT
www.events12.com/seattle

BHHS Northwest Real Estate Gives Back to the Community

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Every holiday season, the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate Federal Way branch pulls together and creates complete Christmas dinner baskets for the needy families served by Friends United to Shelter the Indigent, Oppressed and Needy, “FUSION”.

FUSION is a non-profit organization designed to provide support services to the homeless in our community so they will have a safe and loving environment as they work toward self-sufficiency.

This is the 15th year the Federal Way office has participated with this event.  This year, they created 16 beautiful baskets full of holiday dinner fixings and raised enough money to include a $40 Safeway Gift Cards for the families to purchase perishables including the Holiday Ham.  In addition, Ferney’s Nursery donated 16 giant poinsettias to be included with each basket.

“Creating these baskets for the deserving families of FUSION is one of the greatest holiday traditions of our office,” said Julie Siegler, Real Estate Broker.

Thanks to everyone who participated and donated.  To learn more about FUSION, please visit: http://www.fusionfederalway.org/

FUSION

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