What’s Happening Around Town?

By RSIR Staff |

Those quintessential rainy, chilly days have officially arrived. As we put away our warm-weather clothes and bring the scarves and beanies out, we can look forward to enjoying the last moments of vibrant autumn foliage and the influx of holiday festivities. Keep reading if you’re looking for a highlight of some of the best upcoming events in your area.

King County Events

1. Tacky Turkey Sweater 5k

Gather with friends, family, and community as you run (or walk) in your best ugly sweater. 

Green Lake Park | Seattle

Saturday, November 18 | 10 a.m.

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2. Julefest: A Nordic Holiday Celebration

This is your opportunity to experience a Nordic holiday experience right in your own backyard. 

The National Nordic Museum | Seattle

Saturday, November 18 to Sunday, November 19 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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3. Snowflake Lane

Marvel over the nightly parade featuring live performances, twinkling lights, snow, and more. 

Bellevue Square | Bellevue

Friday, November 24 to Sunday, December 24 | 7 p.m.

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4. Winter Solstice Holiday Night Market

Get all of your holiday shopping finished early at this bustling 21+ night market. 

Magnuson Park Hangar 30 | Seattle

Wednesday, December 1 to Thursday, December 2 | 5 to 10 p.m.

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Kitsap County Events

1. Helpline House Turkey Trot

Support an amazing local nonprofit and participate in the 5k or 1-mile trot. 

Battlepoint Park | Bainbridge Island

Thursday, November 23 | 8:30 a.m.

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2. Jingle Fest Holiday Craft and Gift Show

Shop for crafts and support local artists at this fun event that also raises funds for Meals on Wheels Kitsap. 

Kitsap County Fairgrounds | Bremerton

Saturday, November 25 to Sunday, November 26 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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3. Suquamish Holiday Bazaar

Make your way to Suquamish for another opportunity to shop earlier and support local businesses and artists. 

House of Awakened Culture | Suquamish

Saturday, November 18 to Sunday, November 19 & Saturday, December 9 to Sunday, December 10 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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4. Santa Paws: Pet Portraits With Santa

Bring your pooch to take an adorable photo with Santa and support Kitsap Humane’s Society. It’s a win win!

Various Kitsap County Locations | Kitsap County

Sunday, November 19, Saturday, December 2, Sunday, December 10, and Saturday, December 16 | 12 to 4 p.m. 

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Pierce County Events

1. Friendsgiving at Eastside

Dig into a (free) Thanksgiving feast with music, games, and community bonding. 

Eastside Community Center | Tacoma

Thursday, November 16 | 5:30 p.m. 

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2. Zoolights

Experience the zoo transformed into winter wonderful decked in twinkling lights with plenty of fabulous photo ops. 

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium | Tacoma

Friday, November 24 to Monday, January 1 | 4:30 to 10 p.m. 

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3. Holiday Magic

What if you could indulge in yummy fair food in a merry holiday setting? Stop by the state fairgrounds for a jolly time!

Fairgrounds | Puyallup

December 1 to December 3, 8-10, 15-17, 20-23 | 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.

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4. Holiday Christmas Market

Shop the farmer’s market and holiday wares before viewing the Santa parade.

Downtown Puyallup | Puyallup

Saturday, December 2 | 12 to 7 p.m. 

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Snohomish County Events 

1. Santa’s Arrival & Tree Lighting

Meet Santa and his reindeer before the sun sets and then the dazzling tree lighting commences. 

Carnegie Plaza | Snohomish

Saturday, November 25 | 2:30 p.m. 

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2. Holiday Wine Walk

Feel like doing tastings of the wines you’re going to gift to loved ones this year? Make an evening out of it in downtown Snohomish.

Downtown Snohomish | Snohomish

Thursday, December 9 | 4 to 9 p.m. 

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3. Holiday on the Bay

Head to the Everett waterfront for food trucks, activities for the kiddos, a tree lighting ceremony, and a magical boat light parade on the water. 

Pacific Rim Plaza | Everett

Thursday, December 2 | 12 to 6 p.m. 

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4. Holiday Bazaar

Options abound with over 40 different vendors at the Edmond’s market. 

Edmonds Waterfront Center | Edmonds

Sunday, December 3 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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