Where to Find Lights and Activities:
If you are looking for ways to fill the last two weekends before Christmas, Seattle and the Puget Sound area have been making merry since Thanksgiving weekend. Check out my blog post from November 25th – Let the Holidays Begin!
Downtown you can find everything from Star Wars themed gingerbread villages to ice skating rinks.
The Sheraton Seattle Hotel – GINGERBREAD VILLAGE
This elaborate display is free to the public, but donations are accepted to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Come visit and vote for your favorite.
Winterfest 2015 at Seattle Center:
Here you can “conduct” a turn-of-the-century model train, ice skate at the Fisher Pavilion, or take a spin on the carousel. Donations for the carousel ride support Treehouse for Kids.
Watch the Christmas Ship from Shore:
This weekend and most of the remaining sailings with Argosy Cruises are sold out, but you can still see the ship from shore. Here are some places to watch from this weekend.
Saturday, December 12: Pier 55 (Second Sailing)
Choir: Dickens Carolers
8:15 p.m.-8:35 p.m. Seattle Aquarium/Great Wheel (bonfire/special lighting location)
9:35 p.m.-9:55 p.m. Winslow Waterfront Beach (bonfire/special lighting location)
Sunday, December 13: Tacoma Museum of Glass
Choir: Olympia Youth Choir – Cantabile
5 p.m.-5:20 p.m. Museum of Glass
6:35 p.m.-6:55 p.m. Gig Harbor
For more information visit Argosy Cruises.
Candy Cane Lane:
For over 60 years the people who live in this neighborhood have been lighting up their street for the holidays, also known as Candy Cane Lane. You can find it at NE Ravenna Blvd & Park Rd NE
Seattle, WA 98105.
For more information visit this post on Red Tricycle.
The Lights of Christmas:
If you feel like venturing North of the city, head up to Warm Beach in Stanwood. They boast over a million lights covering 15 acres. Here you will find live entertainment, activities for the kidlets and seasonal shopping. You can learn more at The Lights of Christmas website.