Seattle, WA Events Calendar - things to watch when moving to Seattle

Event Calendar

Thinking about moving to Seattle, WA?  Here are some of the events coming up in the area - before you move stop by to take in some of these exciting activities.
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November 21, 2014 - January 11, 2015
Tacoma
Polar Plaza
Ice skating, art, music and lots of special events like skating with the Seattle Thunderbirds, a broomball tournament and more.
November 22 - December 2, 2014
Seattle
37th Annual Festival of Trees
Beautifully decorated trees displayed at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel. Each tree is available for sponsorship or purchase. Money raised will be used for the Seattle Children's Autism Center and Uncompensated care at Seattle Children's. Free event. Gala Dinner on 22nd requires tickets.
November 28 - December 31, 2014
Seattle
Winterfest
Ice Rink, ice sculpting, performances, live music, winter train & village, art, and more. A holiday tradition!
November 28, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Tacoma
Zoolights
Bundle up and stroll the Zoo as it comes aglow with more than a half-million lights. Warm up in the steamy South Pacific Aquarium, ride a camel, or take a spin on the antique carousel.
November 28, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Seattle
WildLights
See the Zoo all decked out in festive lights, have a faux-snowball fight, listen to carolers, and see some animals like a visiting reindeer.
November 28 - December 23, 2014
Various Seattle area Cities
CHRISTMAS SHIP™ FESTIVAL
A ship-to-shore holiday celebration that runs nightly cruising to over 45 waterfront communities. The Official Christmas Ship™ carries choirs singing holiday greetings. Decorated boats follow forming the world’s largest holiday flotilla.
November 29
Seattle
Greet The Season at Lake Union Park
Family Holiday Fun! Toy boat building, cookie decoration, crafts, music and dance performances, and more.
November 29, 2014 - January 3, 2015
Bellevue
Garden d’Lights
Garden d’Lights features over ½ million lights which transform the Bellevue Botanical Garden
into a blossoming winter wonderland.
November 29
Tacoma
Holiday Tree Lighting
A Holiday family tradition for 69 years. Free event. Visit from Santa.
November 30
Kirkland
Winterfest Holiday Tree Lighting and Music Festival
Performances, carols, kids’ activities, games, Santa, refreshments, food, tree lighting.
December 4-7, 2014
Puyallup
A Victorian Country Christmas Festival
Step back in time into a Victorian village and enjoy food, fun, shopping, entertainment, activities for the whole family.
December 6
Puyallup
Lighted Santa Parade & Holiday Market
Holiday Market from 9:30am-4pm in the Pioneer Park Pavillion. Parade follows and Santa arrives on a fire engine at 5pm to light the community tree in the park.
December 6-7, 2014
Monroe
Homespun Holiday Bazaar
Arts & Craft vendors, food, pictures with Santa, music and more. 
December 6-7, 2014
Vashon Island
Vashon Island Art Studio Tour, Holiday 2014
32 stops on this free, self-guided Holiday Art Tour. Buy amazing, one of a kind, hand crafted items of all kinds from the artist themselves.
December 6-7, 2014
Eastsound
Artisan’s Faire
40 vendors, unique holiday gifts, food.
December 6-7, 2014
Gig Harbor
Tidefest
Annual fine arts & crafts festival. Food, music, gifts, local art work. Event raises funds for school activities & athletic programs. $5 admission
December 6-13, 2014
Poulsbo
Julefest
Bazaar at Sons of Norway, Christmas music around the Christmas tree down on the waterfront. The Lucia Bride arrives by boat with the Vikings. Father Christmas and the Lucia Bride light the Christmas tree.
December 6
Everett
Holiday on the Bay
Farmer’s Market Holiday Craft Fair and Market, beverages, toys for tots holiday toy drive, kids’ activities, Fire Truck rides, music, lighted boat parade.
December 6
Kingston
Kingston Cove Christmas
Cookies, hot chocolate, Santa, tree lighting, music, sing-alongs, wine & beer garden, vendors. Familiy Friendly Free event.
December 6
Marysville
Merrysville for the Holidays
Hoiday Electric Lights Parade, family outdoor concert, the Watertower lighting, food vendors and holiday bonfire.
December 6
Kingston
Kingston Cove Christmas Celebration and Tree Lighting
Cookies, hot chocolate, Santa, music, sing-alongs, wine & beer garden, vendors
December 6
Redmond
Redmond Lights
Celebrate diverse holiday traditions! Tree lighting, musical entertainment, refreshments and kids activities, Luminary Walk and more.
December 13-14, 2014
Port Gamble
Country Christmas
Santa's Workshop, fruitcake contest, tree lighting, fireworks
December 21, 2014 - January 1, 2015
Tacoma
Model Train Festival
Model train displays occupy every floor of the museum and include the largest permanent model train layout in the state. Santa visits 12/21, 22 &23.
December 26-28, 2014
Eatonville
Winter Wildland
See animals throughout the park enjoy special winter-themed treats and activities. Enjoy a narrated tour of the park's free-roaming area from a heated tram.
January 10
Seattle
January Chantey Sing
Celebrate our rich maritime heritage in song. Chanteys are easy to learn and fun to sing. Bring the whole family! Free, donations welcome. 
January 23 - February 1, 2015
Seattle
Seattle Boat Show
The West Coast's Largest Boat Show featuring more than 1,000 recreational watercraft, seminars and the latest accessories.
January 23, 2015 - January 31, 2014
Seattle
Seattle Chamber Music Society's 2015 Winter Festival
Six exciting classical music concerts. January 24th is a special Family Concert ideal for children 5-10 years old. 
January 31
Snohomish
Ground Frog Day
Kid friendly activities, coloring contest, frog hat contest, shopping opportunities.
February 6-7, 2015
Arlington
Arlington-Stillaguamish Eagle Festival
CeleCelebrate & learn about the majestic eagle! Guided tours, art and photography show, speakers, demonstrations, live music, wagon rides, and other fun activities.
February 11-15, 2015
Seattle
Northwest Flower & Garden Show
Seminars, display gardens, marketplace with over 300 exhibitors, floral competition, food & beverages,
March 5-8, 2015
Lynnwood
Northwest Yoga Conference
Workshops for teachers, students, and the community, 
Studio Owner Summit, Yoga Trance Dance, 
Kirtan, Yoga Marketplace, Children’s Yoga Program , free guided meditations, free Community classes. All levels and abilities welcome.
March 13-15, 2015
Blaine
Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival
Field trips, nature cruises, wildlife demonstrations, arts & crafts, kid's activities, expert wildlife speakers and more!

March 14-22, 2015
Seattle
Seattle Jewish Film Festival
Cinematic exploration and celebration of global Jewish and Israeli life, history, complexity, culture and filmmaking for everyone.
April 1-30, 2015
Mount Vernon, La Conner, Various Skagit Valley Communities
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
Visit fields of blooming tulips scattered throughout the Skagit Valley, enjoy a variety of events and activities throughout the festival month.

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