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Erika's weekend picks for Dec. 8-9

Downtown Seattle Association


Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Competition
Friday, Dec. 7, 6-8:30 p.m.
Westlake Center

Bundle up and get into the holiday spirit by listening to dozens of caroling teams as they compete for a chance to sing on the Figgy Main Stage. Come vote for the best choral performance, most creative team and people’s choice. All donations benefit Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank.


Green Lake Walk with Expert Birder
8 a.m.-noon Sat, Dec. 8
Bathhouse Theater; FREE

Lace up your walking shoes and join expert birder Martin Muller (who has incredible knowledge of this lake and the 150 bird species found there) at the Bathhouse Theater for an educational stroll around Green Lake. No pre-registration required.


Family Story Time
10:15-10:45 a.m. Sat, Dec. 8 
Northgate Branch, Seattle Public Library

It is story time at the Northgate Branch of the Seattle Public Library! Come listen to fun stories, rhymes, and songs with the children's librarian. Stay after to play with other families. Great for all ages!


"A Charlie Brown Christmas"
11-11:40 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 
Taproot Theatre

Happiness is Taproot’s production of the classic Peanuts holiday movie. Warm your heart with this live-action 40-minute adaptation. Show runs various dates through Dec. 27. (Sensory-friendly performance on Dec. 8 at 11 a.m.) $25, $15 ages 12 and younger, $5 lap children 2 and younger.


Horse-drawn Carriage Rides
1-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8
Occidental Square. FREE

Channel the olden days Saturday and make your way through Occidental Square in a classic horse-drawn carriage.  Rides courtesy of Gala Carriage Co.’s Jane and Annie. Be sure to stick around after for free crafting activities, letters to Santa, live music and delicious hot cocoa.


Family Concerts: Caspar Babypants
 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8
Town Hall Seattle
10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9
Westside School
10404 34th Ave SW


Seattle favorite Caspar Babypants (AKA Chris Ballew of the Grammy-nominated band The Presidents of the United States of America) is back this Saturday at St. Mark’s Cathedral and Sunday at Westside School celebrating the release of his 15th children’s album, Keep It Real!  $5, free for kids 12 and younger. Note: According to Town Hall, the concert is sold out, but there will be a standby line at the door. Good news: It appears that tickets are still available online for Sunday's Westside School shows.



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