Erika's weekend picks: Issaquah Reindeer Festival, Merry Chris Mouse and a Star Wars party
Erika Lee Bigelow writes in Seattle when not chauffeuring 3 kids and one dog to too many activities.
Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Competition, Fri 6-8:30. Pine St between 4th and 7th. 'Tis the season of song. Caroling teams compete on downtown street corners for donations to the Pike Market Senior Center and Food Bank. Vote for your favorites and stay for the sing off on the Figgy Main Stage at Westlake Center. pikemarketseniorcenter.org
TeenTech Global Youth Summit, Sat 8:30-12:30 Living Computer Museum. FREE. Meet tech professionals, listen to inspiring speakers, take part in workshops with industry experts and try your hand at the inaugural TeenTech Hackathon.
Issaquah Reindeer Festival, Sat thru Dec 23rd, 10:30- 4:30. Cougar Mt. Zoo. The reindeer are getting ready for their big day. Come visit them, Santa and some of the elves for a special story time. Plus, you can see candy canes being made! $14, $12 seniors, $10 ages 2-12, free younger than 2. cougarmountainzoo.org
Family Concert: The Snowman, Sat 11 a.m. Benaroya Hall. Frosty is back in the animated classic. Come delight in the movie accompanied by live music from the Seattle Symphony and Seattle Opera Youth Chorus. For ages 6-11 and their families. $20, $15 kids. seattlesymphony.org
Merry Chris Mouse, Sat/Sun 1 and 3. Thistle Theatre at Magnuson Park. An original story of holiday sharing, told in puppetry. Come meet a mouse family who finds a home on Christmas Eve. $10. thistletheatre.org
Star Wars Party, Redmond Library, Sat 1-3. FREE. The new movie is almost here, which means it's time to celebrate! Join the Redmond Library for a day of Star Wars crafts and trivia. Come in costume, make origami Yoda, take pics in the Star Wars photo booth and more. Have fun, you will. kcls.org