Free weekend fun around Seattle, Dec. 8-9
Head to Tacoma for some Victorian revelry at the Dickens Festival.
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Fa-la-la-la-la! Time for the Deck the Dock Kids Dance Party with KEXP this Sunday. Also free this weekend: holiday music, museum play, a Dickens Festival, story times, and a pathway of lights around Green Lake.
All Weekend Long, All Around the Sound
Go birding while strolling around Green Lake. Meet behind the Bathhouse Theater. 8 a.m. to noon. Green Lake.
Play bean bag toss and sip apple cider. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ballard Commons Park.
Ride in a horse-drawn carriage through Pioneer Square. 1 to 5 p.m. Occidental Park, Seattle.
Listen to the Northwest Youth Harp Ensemble play holiday favorites. 2 to 3 p.m. Ballard Library.
Meet reindeer and make holiday crafts at the The Neighborhood Holiday Advent Festival. 1 to 3 p.m. St. Stephens Episcopal Church, Laurelhurst.
Tour the MaST Center – the marine biology aquarium and facility at Highline College and watch a live dive. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Marine Science and Technology Center, Des Moines.
Celebrate the holidays with community friends and neighbors at Yesler. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Yesler Community Center.
Read about bicycles and do bike-related crafts. 10:30 to 11 a.m. G&O Family Cyclery, Greenwood.
Learn Afro-Brazilian dance. 2 to 4 p.m. Seward Park Amphitheater, Seattle.
Take an evening stroll during Green Lake Pathway of Lights and listen to acoustic music along the way. 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Green Lake Park.
Hear local musicians play at Fremont Festivus. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fremont.
Look for laughter in a special holiday story time filled with giggles. 11 a.m. Elliot Bay Book Company, Capitol Hill.
Rock out with KEXP, The Not-Its and Mikey Mike the Rad Scientist at the Deck the Dock Kids Dance Party. 2 to 4 p.m. Pier 66 at Bell Harbor.
Sail around Lake Union and see how magical the lake can be in wintertime. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Center for Wooden Boats, South Lake Union
Create sculptural self-portraits with found objects and modeling clay. 1 to 3 p.m. Henry Art Gallery, U-District.
Find unique gifts and people watching at the holiday bazar and market during Fremont Festivus. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fremont.
Put on ballet slippers for Nutcracker story time. 1 to 2 p.m. Sammamish Library.
Watch Santa’s arrrgh-rival for a pirate-themed Christmas celebration. 7 to 8 p.m. Country Village, Bothell.
Hop aboard the Dinosaur Train for a special children’s museum play day with activities themed around the popular PBS Kids show. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Children’s Museum of Tacoma.
Celebrate with Victorian revelry at the Dickens Festival. There will be costumed characters, caroling, and carriage rides. Noon to 4 p.m. Stadium District, Tacoma
Prepare for the New Year by create a honeycomb-themed book to record 2019 goals at the Museum of Glass’ “Buzzing Into the New Year” Family Day. 1 to 4 p.m. Museum of Glass, Tacoma.
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