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Unique Holiday Fun for Families


If your family is looking for a more unique holiday experience, switch up your usual seasonal plans and check out one of these sweet local events.


White Christmas Sing-Along

Watch this holiday classic in the SIFF Film Center. Each viewing comes complete with jingle bells and a music video sing along of classic carols before the movie starts. All ages.

From Dec. 21 to Dec. 24; see schedule here.  

$14, $13 seniors and youth, $9 SIFF members

SIFF FIlm Center, Warren Ave N and Republican, Seattle.


A Kwanzaa celebration at NAAM

Head to the Northwest African-American Museum for Kwanzaa crafts, story time and the chance to take photos with an African-American Santa.

Saturday, Dec. 9, and Sunday, Dec. 10, noon to 4 pm; $15-$18.

2300 S Massachusetts St, Seattle


Eat cookies with Mrs. Claus

Celebrate the season with Mrs. Claus, who will hand out cookies this weekend; also, scope live reindeer at their Gingerbread House display and take a photo with Santa.

Saturday, Dec. 9 and Sunday, Dec. 10, noon to 3 pm; free.

Country Village Shops, 23718 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell


Home for the Holidays at Imagine Children’s Museum

Santa will visit kids in the museum’s lodge, families and kids will be able to make spice ornaments, kids can participate in “carpet skating,” and everyone can enjoy the music of The Dickens Carolers.

Saturday, Dec. 9, 10 am to 4 pm; included with admission ($10.70, kids under 1 year free).

Imagine Children’s Museum, 1502 Wall St, Everett


Santa’s Landing Party

Santa arrives via airplane to the Museum of Flight at 9:45 am, and he’ll host family activities, holiday music and other indoor activities. Dont' miss a performance by Caspar Babypants at 2 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 9:45 am to 3 pm; free to meet Santa's plane, indoor activities free with admission to the museum.

9404 E Marginal Way S, Seattle


Diving Santa at the Seattle Aquarium

See Santa hang out underwater with the fishes at the Seattle Aquarium while you listen to awesome live music at 1:30 pm.

Days and times vary. Visit website for details. 

1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle


Snacks with Santa at Seattle Children’s Museum

Sit down to work on a gingerbread project while your kiddo waits to visit Santa. Hurry, because this event sells out every year and an RSVP is required!

Dec. 17-19. Times vary. Visit website for more details. 

Seattle Children’s Museum, 305 Harrison St, Seattle‚Äč


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