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Regional Events

Your guide to Northwest festivals, shows, celebrations and more.

Looking for fun things to do this weekend or on your next road trip? Our events calendar is your go-to source for information on exciting festivals, street fairs, concerts, performances, exhibitions and other gatherings and experiences across the Pacific Northwest.

Please check before you go. Events may be canceled or rescheduled because of COVID-related precautions.

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January 8, Whistler
Luge BC Cup
Cheer on local BC luge athletes as they compete on the fastest track in the world. Guests can watch the heats and access the Sliding Centre for free via the Excalibur Gondola (without ski or snowboard gear).
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January 13, Victoria
Out Innerspace Dance Theatre
A choreographed dance performance by Byones combines hyper-detailed choreography, ghostly architecture, puppeteering, and illusions. McPherson Playhouse.
(250) 386-6121
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January 15, Victoria
The Queer Songbook Orchestra (QSO) are a Toronto based 13-piece chamber pop ensemble, dedicated to exploring and uplifting 2SLGBTQ+ narrative in pop music. Farquhar Auditorium at Uvic
(250) 721-7211
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January 15 – February 14, Vancouver
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival
A local excuse for people to treat themselves to mugs of gourmet and out of the ordinary hot cocoa from some of the city’s best cafes.
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January 20 – February 5, Vancouver
Dine Out Vancouver Festival
Hundreds of chefs, more than 300 restaurants, wineries, craft breweries, suppliers participate in Canada’s largest food and drink festival for a month of dining, food-forward events and experiences designed to give culinary enthusiasts the opportunity to taste the best flavors in the city.
604-682-2222
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January 22 – 29, Whistler
Whistler Pride & Ski Festival
The festival is celebrating its 30th year in 202 and is one of the biggest and best gay and lesbian ski weeks in North America. The events schedule includes skiing, snowboarding, celebrations, arts and culture and social events.
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January 25, Victoria
National Geographic Live: Untamed With Filipe Deandrade
Wildlife filmmaker and conservationist Filipe DeAndrade, star of Nat Geo WILD’s Untamed, gives his unfiltered look at what it’s like to come face-to-face with wild animals, survive extreme environments, and make unexpected discoveries. Royal Theatre.
(250) 386-6121
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January 28 – May 14, Victoria
Heart of the House
This exhibition highlights a selection of art and objects associated with West Coast modernism and the domestic interior from the Art Gallery of Great Victoria’s permanent collection.
(250) 384-4171
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January 29, Victoria
Chinese New Year Celebration
Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit in Canada’s oldest Chinatown. Lion dance parade and Kung Fu demonstrations. Victoria’s Chinatown district.
(250) 386-3713
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February 3 – 28, North Vancouver
Love Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge
Stroll with your sweetheart over the Suspension Bridge, enter Cliffwalk’s “Arc de Lumina” light tunnel and pose under the chandelier in the rainforest during the Love Lights event. Capilano Suspension Bridge.
604-985-7474
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February 10-11, Victoria
BODYTRAFFIC
This Los Angeles-based dance troupe delivers performances that inspire audiences to love dance through a compelling style that “suggests invention, attitude, and urban edge” (Boston Globe) by renowned contemporary choreographers. Royal Theatre.
(250) 595-1829
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February 16-26, Vancouver
VMF Winter Arts
Over 11 days, this award-winning festival brings together local and international public art with live experiences—including music, tours, talk, dance parties, food, and drink.
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February 18-20, Vancouver
Fan Expo Vancouver
The ultimate playground for Comics, Sci-Fi, Horror, Anime, and Gaming with citywide events, family-friendly attractions, and world-renowned celebrities.
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February 26, Whistler
Marcus Mosely Ensemble
In this uplifting and joyous repertoire, Marcus Mosely and his Ensemble perform a rousing program of gospel songs celebrating Black History Month. Mary Young Arts Center.
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Jan 16-21, Driggs
Driggs Snowscapes & Snow Ball
This popular free community event celebrates an abundant winter resource: snow. Join the fun with a Quick Sculpt Competition, Kid’s and People’s Choice Voting, the presentation of awards, holiday music, snow-inspired family games, hot drinks cookies. Downtown.
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Jan 25 – Feb 2, McCall/Cascade
Idaho Sled Dog Challenge
The Running of the Idaho Sled Dog Challenge includes 3 races: a 300-mile race that is an Iditarod and Yukon Quest qualifier, a 100-mile race, and a 2 day/56-mile Warm Lake Stage Race.
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Jan 27 – 29, Stanley
Sawtooth Outdoor Bonspie (“S.O.B.”)
Hosted by the Boise Curling Club, the Sawtooth Outdoor Bonspiel (the “S.O.B.”) is a 16-team, three-day open bonspiel (curling tournament) with a three-game guarantee held on an outdoor ice rink. The event includes a banquet, a rink-side heated tent, and fire barrels to keep curlers warm. Stanley.
208-310-1207
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February 4, Moscow
Moscow Winterfest
An 80’s themed après ski party with vendors serving beer, wine, warm beverages, and food. Downtown Moscow.
208.882.1800
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Feb 4 – 5, Lava Hot Springs
Fire and Ice Winterfest
Held each year over the first full weekend of February in the quaint resort town of Lava Hot Springs. Events include wine tasting, a beer garden, a parade down Main Street, children’s activities, fireworks and more.
208-776-5500
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January (month-long), Portland
Portland Music Month
The second annual round-up of touring and local acts spread over 31 days and 15 independent venues. From vintage ballrooms and converted churches to intimate rooms with killer acoustics and prominent venues that have long reigned the nightlife scene, the month-long experience will have visitors humming. 
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January 13 – 15, Portland
Portland Folk Festival
An annual celebration of folk, Americana, and roots music. McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom.
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January 21 – February 5, Portland
Chinese New Year
Experience a colorful and joyous Chinese festival during this 16-day Lunar New Year celebration. By the Lunar Calendar, the Lunar New Year celebration welcomes the Year of the Rabbit. The festival features cultural performances, festival decorations, craft activities and more. Lan Su Chinese Garden.
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February 24-26, Astoria
Fishers Poets Gathering
Poetry readings inspired by life and work on the sea from 5pm – 11pm at various venues including Astoria Brewing Co, Ten-Fifteen Theater, Fort George Brewery, Lovell Showroom, The Columbian Theater, Kala Performance Gallery, and Liberty Theatre.
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January 27 – 29, Florence
Winter Music Festival
An annual 3-day festival spotlighting bluegrass, Americana, and folk music with local, regional, and nationally recognized performers. Florence Events Center
(541) 997-1994
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February 3 – 11, Portland
Portland Winter Lights Festival
View pop-up art installations in windows, storefronts, and public spaces throughout the city to celebrate art and community during the darkest time of year. 
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February 16 – 25, Portland
PDX Jazz Festival
20th anniversary of this festival which features regional, national, and international artists performing across town. Conversations and other events round out the fun.
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January 28 – February 25 (various dates), Willamette Valley
Oregon Truffle Festival
Fans of native Oregon truffles have opportunities to buy truffles, hunt for them with trained truffle dogs, and enjoy truffle dishes, cooking classes and wine pairings (remember to plan a safe ride home). The Joriad North American Truffle Dog Championship takes place January 28 in Eugene.
(888) 695-6659
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February 17 – 19, Redmond
Oregon Winterfest
Oregon’s largest winter festival includes three music stages, a light exhibit, food, libations, Wonderland Marketplace, art, amusement rides, fun run and more. Deschutes County Fairgrounds.
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December 31 – January 1, Des Moines
Burning Boat Festival
Ring in the new year by setting fire to 2022! In the tradition of the Viking “Up Helly Aa” celebration, a boat bearing written wishes and regrets will set sail from Des Moines Beach Park and set aflame, sending all the sentiments aboard out in smoke!
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January 1, Des Moines
Polar Bear Plunge
Join your fellow revelers for a time-honored tradition of diving into icy waters in Puget Sound this New Year’s Day at 10:00 a.m..
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January, Leavenworth
Winter Karneval
Leavenworth honors a German tradition dating back to the 13th-century, commonly referred to as “Fasching.” Enjoy activities such as ice carving and fireworks over MLK weekend, along with entertainment spread throughout the month.
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January 1, Birch Bay
Birch Bay Polar Bear Plunge
This annual New Year’s Day ritual in Birch Bay draws hundreds of participants and onlookers. Participants come from as far away as Germany, Tokyo, Chicago, and British Columbia to plunge into the bay’s chilly water.
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January 1, Bellingham
Padden Polar Dip and Resolution Run or Walk
Walk or jog around beautiful Lake Padden. Then take a plunge into the chilly lake to ring in your resolutions!
(360) 778-7000
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January 1 – 31, Long Beach Peninsula
Restaurant Month
Sample the best of Columbia Pacific Cuisine with value-season Prix Fixe menus and other specials at participating restaurants. (Sunday – Thursday).  
(360) 642-2400
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January 1 – February 1, Burien
Gumball Machines Exhibit
A quirky and fun look at times gone by with the Mike and Peggy Delon collection of vintage gumball machines. Highline Heritage Museum.
(206) 402-4029
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January 1 – February 5, Seattle 
The Walt Disney Studios & World War II 
A retrospective of The Walt Disney Studios’ extensive contributions to the Allies’ World War II effort. Curated by World War II historian Kent Ramsey and the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. Museum of Flight.
206-764-5700
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January 6-8, Olympia
Nyx and the Long Night
An original winter folk myth, performed by the String & Shadow Puppet Theater. Olympia Family Theater.
(360) 570-1638
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January 7, Toppenish
Comedian Anjelah Johnson-Reyes
Stand-up Comedian, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes. Legends Casino and Hotel.
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January 11 – 12, Yakima
The Simon and Garfunkel Story
A concert-style show about two young boys from Queens, New York who went on to become the world’s most successful music duo of all time. Capitol Theatre.
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January 12-15, Walla Walla
Walla Walla Winter Chamber Music Festival
Internationally acclaimed artists perform at area wineries and other venues.
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January 13 – February 5, Seattle 
“I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter” 
In this play, a woman grieves the death of her older sister and faces pressure to put her own dreams of becoming a writer on hold. A rich and poignant exploration of how to transcend your circumstances while remaining true to who you are. Bagley Wright Theater, Seattle Rep.
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January 13, Olympia 
Black Box Jazz: Jay Thomas Band 
Jay Thomas is among the leading jazz soloists in the northwest. Washington Center Black Box Theater.
(360) 753-8586
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January 13–22, Chelan and Manson 
Lake Chelan Winterfest 
Downtown Chelan and Manson transform into a winter wonderland with fireworks, ice sculptures, an ice bar, live music, sledding and more. (Remember to plan a safe ride home).
(509) 682-3503.
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January 14, Spokane 
Professional Bull Riders Spokane Classic 
It’s man versus beast as some of the best bull riders in the world battle bovine athletes. Spokane Arena.
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January 14, Conconully 
Outhouse Races 
Get bowled over in one of the state’s quirkiest races. Contestants push wooden outhouses on skis down snow-covered Main Street in Conconully.
(509) 826-9050
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January 14 – 15, Seattle 
Vietnamese New Year -Tết in Seattle 
Celebrate the cultural roots and traditions of Vietnamese Americans during the Vietnamese Lunar New Year through arts, music, hands-on experiences, food, and performances. Part of the Seattle Center Festál series. Seattle Center Armory Food & Event Hall and Fisher Pavilion.
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January 20, Bellingham   
Letters Aloud: Road to Fame at Mount Baker Theatre  
On stage, Letters Aloud: Road to Fame charts the course of celebrity through the correspondence of luminaries such as Stephen King, Andy Warhol, Emily Dickinson, Bruce Lee, Marilyn Monroe, and Tom Hanks.
(360) 734-6080
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January 20, Olympia 
National Geographic Live: From Summit to Sea: Andy Mann 
Award-winning filmmaker and photographer Andy Mann uses his work to bridge the gap between science and policy. Washington Center Main Stage.
(360) 753-8586
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January 21 – 22, Spokane 
Spokane Symphony: Masterworks 5 
One of America’s greatest conductors, Leonard Slatkin, will lead the Spokane Symphony. Slatkin’s love of music is infectious. Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox.
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January 26, Olympia 
Comedy Underground 
Features a new slate of touring comedians that are sure to make you laugh out loud. Washington Center Black Box Theater.
(360) 753-8586
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January 26 – 28, Vancouver 
Clark College Jazz Festival 
Up to 60 middle- and high-school instrumental jazz ensembles perform during this three-day competition. Gaiser Hall, Clark College.
(360) 992-2188
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January 27 – February 5, Seattle  
Seatle Chamber Music Society Winter Festival
(In person and on-line)
The Seattle Chamber Music Society performs the music of Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Haydn and others. Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall.
(206) 283-8710
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January 28, Orcas Island 
Orcas Island 50K 
Trail running through old-growth forests with tough climbs and spectacular views of the surrounding islands, mountains, and Puget Sound. Celebrate finishing with wood-fired pizza, live music and beer and non-alcoholic drinks (remember to plan a safe ride home). Start at Moran State Park.
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January 28 – 29, Seattle 
Seattle Wedding Show 
Seattle Convention Center.
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January 28, Olympia 
Blind Boys of Alabama with special guest Charlie Musselwhite 
The Blind Boys of Alabama are recognized worldwide as living legends of gospel music. Washington Center Main Stage.
(360) 753-8586
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January 31, Olympia 
Ailey II 
Universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the countryU+0027s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of todayU+0027s most outstanding emerging choreographers. Washington Center Main Stage.
(360) 753-8586
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January 31, Bellingham  
Shawn Colvin, Marc Cohn, Sarah Jarosz: Together in Concert  
Shawn Colvin, Marc Cohn, and Sarah Jarosz come together onstage for a special evening.
(360) 734-6080
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February 1 – 5, Puyallup 
Washington Sportsmen’s Show 
Washington State Fair Events Center.
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February 1 – 28, Walla Walla 
Walla Walla Restaurant Month 
The farm-to-table restaurant scene in Walla Walla overflows with the bounty of harvest, celebrating the local farmers and ranchers who have made this region the “Breadbasket of the Pacific Northwest.” Various locations.
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February 1 – 28, Seattle 
Seattle Museum Month 
Downtown hotel guests receive a passport offering half-off admission to museums in Seattle, Bainbridge Island, Tacoma, Federal Way and other cities in the region.
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February 2, Olympia 
Legally Blonde the Musical 
Fabulously fun and international award-winning Legally Blonde – The Musical is the ultimate Broadway tribute to Girl Power. Washington Center Main Stage.
(360) 753-8586.
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February 3 – 11, Seattle 
Seattle Boat Show 
Hundreds of exhibitors, new and brokerage boats, and the latest in marine accessories and technology. Lumen Field Event Center and Bell Harbor Marina.
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February 3 – 5, Mt. Baker Ski Area   
Legendary Banked Slalom  
This famous snowboarding competition has been held at the Mt. Baker Ski area since 1985. Its list of winners includes some of the biggest names in snowboarding history. 
(360) 734-6771.
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February 8 – 9, Spokane 
Bluey’s Big Play
A theatrical adaptation of the award-winning children’s TV show. First Interstate Center for the Arts.
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February 10, Burien 
Northwest Symphony Valentine’s Concert 
Enjoy an evening of romantic orchestral pieces from the Northwest Symphony Orchestra, featuring Brahms, Morricone, and more.
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February 11 – 20, Seattle (In person and virtual)
Children’s Film Festival 
Fantastical films, wondrous workshops, and spectacular special events are lined up for this year’s festival, which features both virtual and in-person screenings and events. Northwest Film Forum.
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February 15 – 19, Seattle
Northwest Flower & Garden Festival
Over 20 display gardens, more than 90 free seminars and workshops, and thousands of treasures in the garden marketplace. Seattle Convention Center.
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February 17, Bellingham
Our Planet Live in Concert at Mount Baker Theatre
Breathtaking high-definition cinematography is combined with orchestrations by Oscar-winning composer Steven Price performed by a 44-member live orchestra, immersing audiences in the wonders of Earth’s wildlife. 
(360) 734-6080
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February 17 – 19, Pasco
RadCon 8C – Forest Folk
Science fiction and fantasy convention with panels, masquerade costume contest, fighting demonstration, concerts, merchants, gaming and more. Red Lion Inn.
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February 18 – 28, Long Beach Peninsula
Restaurant & Cocktail Month
Dozens of restaurants will be offering special menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as small plates with wine, beer and cocktail pairings.
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February 18, Tukwila
Seattle Seawolves Season Opener
Your 2022 Western Conference Major League Rugby Champions return to the pitch for a brand new, heart pumping season. Join the hunt and support the Seawolves as they take on Rugby New York at Starfire Arena.
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February 23 – 26, Bellevue
Wintergrass Music Festival (in person and virtual)
Come listen—and dance—to traditional American acoustic and bluegrass music stages at the Hyatt Regency and the Westin. Torch and Twang is the theme this year, with performances by bands ranging from the Jerry Douglas Band and the Darrell Scott Bluegrass Band to Fiddlers Four and Cedric Wilson with Dirk Powell.
(253) 428-8056
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February 23 – March 4, Spokane
Inlander Restaurant Week
Enjoy three-course meals at 100 participating restaurants at $25, $35 or $45 price points.
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February 25, Tukwila
Hops and Props
Enjoy over 100 local beers and ciders while taking in the awe-inspiring Museum of Flight. Live music and delicious bites from McCormick & Schmick’s complete the festive atmosphere..
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February 25-26, Tukwila
Rainier Symphony Classics Concert
A 70-member community symphony that’s been playing for over 40 years performs Beethoven and more with an evening concert on the 25th and a matinee on the 26th.
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February 25, Ellensburg
Winterhop Brewfest
Visit downtown Ellensburg and taste craft beer from local breweries while enjoying live music, shopping and more.
(888) 925-2204
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February 28, Yakima
World Ballet Series: Cinderella
A part of the World Ballet Series, Cinderella is performed live by a multinational cast of 40 professional ballet dancers. A visually stunning production accompanied by Sergei Prokofiev’s passionate celebrated score, over 150 hand-sewn radiant costumes, richly detailed hand-crafted sets, and sparkling choreography by Marina Kessler.
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Now – Feb. 1, Burien
Gumball Machines Exhibit
A quirky and fun look at times gone by with the Mike and Peggy Delon collection of vintage gumball machines.
Highline Heritage Museum | (206) 402-4029
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Now – Feb. 5, Seattle/Tukwila
The Walt Disney Studios & World War II
A retrospective of The Walt Disney Studios’ extensive contributions to the Allies’ World War II effort. Curated by World War II historian Kent Ramsey and the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco.
Museum of Flight | 206-764-5700
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November 1 – December 10, Whidbey Island
Whidbey Wild Mushroom Tours
Get to know all about the local species of fungi on a unique wild mushroom tour on Whidbey Island.
Starts at South Whidbey Tilth Farmers Market | (206) 531-8904
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Nov 1 – 5, Union Gap
Dia De Los Muertos Exhibit
The Yakima-Morelia Sister City Association Dia De Los Muertos Exhibit includes Mariachi performances, Aztec dancers, workshops, catrina contest, folkloric performances and more.
Valley Mall
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November 3, Bellingham
Perdondi’s Stunt Dog Experience
Trainer Chris Perdondi has rescued dogs from shelters around the country and taught them to perform amazing tricks, big air stunts, comedy, and dancing.
Mount Baker Theatre | (360) 734-6080
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November 4, Tri-Cities
The Nightmare Before Christmas Ball
Experience Halloween and Christmas Towns in this family-friendly, themed event, benefitting the performing arts of Tri-Cities.
Numerica Pavilion
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Nov 4 – 6, Walla Walla
Walla Walla Fall Release Weekend
Be among the first to enjoy newly released wines during Fall Release Weekend. Many wines only available at area wineries and tasting rooms.
Walla Walla Valley | (509) 526-3117
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Nov 4 – 6, Yakima
Racing Rascals – Quarter Midgets of America at State Fair Park
Quarter midget racing provides youth ages 5 to 17 the exciting opportunity to participate in a competitive environment in specifically designed cars for kids.
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Nov 4 – 6, Blaine
Murder Mystery Weekend
Interactive weekend of mystery and crime solving.
Semiahmoo Resort | (855) 917.3767
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November 4, Kennewick
Nightmare Before Christmas Ball
Experience Halloween and Christmas Towns in this family-friendly, themed event, benefitting the performing arts of Tri-Cities.
Toyota Center
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November 4 – 6, Pasco
Custer’s Holiday Arts & Crafts Show
Professional artists and crafters from across the northwest display and sell fine art, handcrafts, and specialty food.
HAPO Center
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November 5 – Seattle
Festal: Hmong New Year Celebration
Hmong New Year Festival features intricate clothing, dance, food, and more.
Seattle Center
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November 5, Kennewick
Los Tigres Del Norte
The legendary Los Tigres Del Norte perform at the Toyota Center.
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November 5 – 6, Bellingham
Bellingham Chamber Chorale Presents “Wings”
A program filled with music inspired by creatures and beings with wings, from angels to insects. See program.
Church of Assumption | (360) 386-5907
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November 8, Bellingham
Os Mutantes in concert
Legendary Brazilian psychedelic rock band Os Mutantes (“The Mutants”) were linked with the Tropicália movement of the late 1960s.
The Shakedown | (360) 778-1067
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November 9, Bellingham
Talisk in Concert
A highly ranked and in-demand folk-based group from Scotland.
Mount Baker Theatre | (360) 743-6080
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November 9, Spokane
The Smashing Pumpkins with Jane’s Addiction
The iconic band from Chicago takes the stage with Jane’s Addiction for one night in Spokane.
Spokane Arena
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December 9, Bellingham
Whatcom Chorale: Messiah
The Whatcom Chorale and Sinfonia present George Frideric Handel’s Messiah.
Mount Baker Theatre | (360) 734-6080
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December 10, Ferndale
Ferndale Creative Winter Arts & Crafts Festival
Live music, raffle to support Ferndale Community Services, and objects created by local artists and crafters.
Pioneer Pavilion | (360) 384-4302
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December 10, Bellingham
Lighted Bike Parade
Bodies and bikes adorned with ride along the South Bay Trail between Fairhaven Village and Downtown Bellingham.
Participants gather at either Fairhaven Village Green or the Depot Market Square | (360) 527-8710
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Nov 11, Walla Walla
Pigs on the Wing: The Dark Side of the Moon
This Pink Floyd tribute band performs Pink Floyd’s 1973 classic album “The Dark Side of the Moon” in honor of the 50th anniversary of its release.
Gesa Powerhouse Theatre | (509) 529-6500
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November 11, Bellingham
Holiday Wine Walk
Downtown Bellingham shops host pop-up tasting rooms featuring a variety of regional wines. Attendees receive tasting tickets to redeem for the wines of their choice while retailers offer special deals.
Downtown Bellingham | (360) 527-8710
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November 11 – 13, Port Gamble
Port Gamble Ghost Conference
3-Day Conference with speakers, classes and investigations of the paranormal in Port Gamble.
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November 11 – 13, North Kitsap
Art in the Woods 2022
A self-guided studio tour invites visitors into North Kitsap working studios to meet the artists, see new work, view demonstrations, and purchase treasures.
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November 12, Bellingham
An Evening with Bob Woodward
Investigative journalist and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Bob Woodward pulls back the curtain on Washington and its leaders to captivate audiences with stories that are sometimes surprising, at times shocking, and always fascinating.
Mount Baker Theatre | (360) 734-6080
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November 12, Lynden
Ciderfest
10th annual Ciderfest Celebration with cider tastings from local cideries, a home brewing competition, community carboy fill, live music by Hot Damn Scandal, bonfires, food, raffle prizes, a take home sipping glass, and more.
Bellewood Farms & Distillery | (360) 318-7720
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November 12, Spokane
Blue’s Clues & You! Live on Stage.
First Interstate Center for the Arts
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November 12, Kennewick
Midland – The Last Resort
Country sensation, Midland, performing live on their The Last Resort Tour.
Toyota Center
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November 12, Camano Island
25th annual Camano Island Chowder Cookoff
This annual competition among the best professional and amateur cooks preparing their versions of chilis and chowders.
Camano Center | (360) 629-7136
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Nov 12, Yakima
Heart by Heart Live
The original rhythm section for Heart, one of classic rock’s most successful and revered bands, is still locked in and delivering those iconic songs as faithfully as possible.
Seasons Performance Hall
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November 12, Olympia
The Evolution Series: The Cello
Emerald City Music reveals the wild historical development of the cello.
The Washington Center for the Performing Arts | (206) 250-5510
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November 16, Bellingham
Midland in Concert
Voted Best New Group by the Academy of American Country Music Awards, the men of Midland are ground breakers and progressive traditionalists.
Mount Baker Theatre
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November 17, Bellingham
Whatcom Literacy Council’s Annual Literacy Breakfast with Nancy Pearl
The witty and wonderful Nancy Pearl, author/librarian/NPR commentator, reviews her favorite titles for the year.
Four Points Sheraton | (360) 752-8678
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November 17 – 19, Seattle
Martha Graham Dance Company
The legendary dance company presents solos, duets, and trios by eight diverse choreographers with a new score from jazz pianist Jason Moran. Included is Canticle for Innocent Comedians, based on the themes and format of Graham’s original “lost” work.
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November 17, Olympia
Seattle International Comedy Competition
10 comedians face-off in the semi-final round of this epic competition.
The Washington Center for the Performing Arts | (360) 753-8586
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Nov 18, Olympia
The Aunties – Women of the Salish Sea
Native American stories told live on stage.
The Washington Center for the Performing Arts | (360) 753-8586
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November 18 – 20, Pasco
Jurassic Quest
A large, realistic dinosaur exhibit including a 50-foot long Megalodon, 60ft -long sky-scraping Spinosaurus, the 80 ft. long Apatosaurus and a gigantic T-Rex.
HAPO Center
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November 18, Bellingham
Open Roller Skate
Throw on your roller skates or roller blades for a free skate.
Depot Market Square | (360) 778-7000
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November 18 – December 17, Bellingham
Fairhaven Winterfest
Winter Art Walk, Winter Art Market, Father Christmas, Carriage Rides, Tree Lighting, Lighted Bike Parade, Firelight Luminary Stroll, and more.
Historic Fairhaven Village | (360) 366-8246
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November 18 – December 24, Bellingham
Allied Arts of Whatcom County’s 43rd Annual Holiday Festival of the Arts
Over 100 local artisans and craftspeople present their holiday goodies, including one-of-a-kind gifts, specialty food and treats, stunning jewelry, and paintings. Live local music, artist demos, workshops, and family art projects.
Location TBA | (360) 676-8548
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November 19, Bellingham
The Hip Hop Nutcracker at the Mount Baker Theatre
A re-mixed and re-imagined version of the classic, directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber brings hip-hop dance and Tchaikovsky’s timeless music into a heart-stirring and inspirational holiday event.
Mount Baker Theatre | (360) 734-6080
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Nov. 19, SeaTac
Copperleaf Spirit Classes
Taste and learn all about the exciting, rich culture and history behind European whiskies with accompanying bites artfully prepared and paired by The Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar.
Copperleaf Restaurant at Cedarbrook Lodge, SeaTac | (206) 214-4282
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Nov 19, Yakima
Thankskilling Benefit Concert
This charity event will feature some of the Pacific Northwest’s most influential local heavies: Cold Hearts, Malinois, Odyssey & Sleep Signals. Donations benefit Rods House, Rotary Food Bank, The Space, & Union Gospel Mission.
Hop Capital Brewing
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November 19 – December 23, Seattle
The Wiz
A reimagining of The Wizard of Oz with a soaring soul, R&B, and gospel score.
5th Avenue Theatre.
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November 20 – December 11, Spokane
Christmas Tree Elegance
This raffle of 18 themed, custom-decorated trees, a benefit for the Spokane Symphony, has been a Spokane holiday tradition for over 35 years.
Historic Davenport Hotel & River Park Square.
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November 24, Spokane
Trans Siberian Orchestra: The Ghost of Christmas Eve
TSO has inspired generations of fans to rediscover the multi-dimensional art form of rock opera.
Spokane Arena
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November 25 – December 23, Seattle
Argosy Cruises Christmas Ships
Argosy’s Spirit of Seattle ship is decorated with lights and sails to a variety of different Puget Sound waterfront communities. Listen to choirs perform on board or from shore.
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November 25 – December 27, Seattle
Pacific Northwest Ballet: George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
This Sugarplum-packed adventure incudes Tchaikovsky’s classic score, gorgeous costumes, astonishing sets, and exceptional dancing – topped off with a picture-perfect lobby experience.
McCaw Hall
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November 25, Spokane
Jay Leno
The former late-night talk show host takes the stage with his all-new standup comedy routine.
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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November 25 – December 23, Seattle
Mr. Dickens and his Carol
Adapted for the stage from Samantha Silva’s critically acclaimed novel, this tale set in the heart of Victorian England weaves a fictional take on Dickens’ past, present, and future into a comedic and poignant new holiday classic. World Premier.
Seattle Rep. Bagley Wright Theater
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Nov 25-26, Winthrop
Christmas at the End of the Road
Town Lighting, Fireworks Extravaganza, Ice Skate with Santa, and more.
Downtown Winthrop Riverside Ave | (509) 996-2125
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Nov 25– Jan 1, Lake Chelan
Small Town Holidays
Holiday season kicks off November 25 with the arrival of Santa, fireworks, and shopping specials in downtown Chelan. Season’s events include evening cruises on the Lady of the Lake, fireworks, and a Luminary Walk around Riverwalk Park on the Winter Solstice (Dec 21).
Lake Chelan Wine Valley | 509.682.3503
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November 25 – December 25, Olympia
Downtown for the Holidays
Come on ‘Downtown for the Holidays’ to enjoy holiday lighting, twinklefest, snow and more.
Downtown Olympia | (360) 357-8948
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November 25 – January 2, Tacoma
Zoolights
The Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium transformed into a colorful winter wonderland with over 800,000 lights.
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Nov 26, Ilwaco
Small Business Saturday
Shoeboxes of Joy, Holiday Bazaar & Mini-Tree Auction
Salt Pub | (503) 298-9319
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Nov 26, Prosser
Family Christmas Festival
Santa arrives for pictures with the kids. Christmas Tree lighting, carolers, holiday music, hot chocolate, fire pits & hot dogs.
Depot Square
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Nov 26, Olympia
Lincoln Winter Market
A vibrant fair of handmade items and local artisan goods.
South Capitol of Olympia
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November 26, Seattle
27th Annual Magic in the Market
Meet Santa, listen to caroling, sip some eggnog, shop for loved ones, and see the famous Market lighting ceremony at 5pm.
Pike Place Market
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November 26, Bellingham
Shop Small Saturday
Find unique and delightful gifts in the wide array of boutiques, shops, and galleries stocked with special finds and one-of-a-kind items in downtown Bellingham.
(360) 527-8710.
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Nov 27, Olympia
Winter Fest
Live entertainment, carriage rides and more holiday themed fun.
Historic downtown Olympia | (360) 357-8948
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Late November – December, Olympia
Oly on Ice
Covered outdoor skating rink.
Downtown Olympia | (360) 753-8380
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December 1 – 4, Spokane
Spokane Symphony Presents: The Nutcracker
The Santa Barbara-based State Street Ballet and more than 80 local dancers perform E.T.A. Hoffman’s story of Clara and her nutcracker prince.
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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December 1 – 31, Richland
Richland Festival of Lights
After the official lighting ceremony on December 1, visit dancing light displays and listen to holiday favorites each night.
John Dam Plaza
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December 1, Bellingham
Storm Large: Holiday Ordeal
The Portland-based quadruple threat: a musician, actor, playwright, and author light up the stage with music, gags, and gifts.
Mount Baker Theatre | (360) 734-6080
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December 2, Bellingham
Downtown Tree Lighting Festival
The annual lighting of Downtown’s holiday tree is accompanied by hot cocoa and cookies, caroling, and artisan vending.
Downtown Bellingham | (360) 527-8710
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Dec 2, Selah
Lighted Holiday Parade
The parade starts at 1st and Wernex Loop and heads south ending at the Civic Center, where
Santa will light the City Tree, and families can enjoy refreshments, pictures with Santa, and see
some of the lighted trucks up close.
Downtown Selah
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Dec 2 – 3, Kennewick
Lighted Boat Parade
This annual holiday event takes place on the Columbia River. Viewing opportunities in Richland, Kennewick, or Pasco side of the Columbia River at any of the parks.
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Dec 2 – 4, Walla Walla
Holiday Barrel Tasting
During the festive season, winemakers and cellar staff provide samples of future releases straight from the wine barrels.
Walla Walla Valley | (509) 526-3117
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Dec 3, Sunnyside
Sunnyside Downtown Christmas Market
Centennial Square
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Dec 3, Sunnyside
Sunnyside Lighted Farm Implement Parade
The longest running Lighted Farm Implement Parade in the country.
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Dec 3, Raymond
Lighted Christmas Parade
A festive lighted parade that marches through downtown Raymond
(360)-942-5580
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Dec 3, Ilwaco
Crab Pot Christmas
Lighting of the “world’s tallest” crab-pot holiday tree, a lighted parade at the Port of Ilwaco, and additional festivities at participating businesses.
Port of Ilwaco | (503) 298-9319
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Dec 3, Downtown Walla Walla
Holiday Parade of Lights
Downtown Walla Walla’s annual Holiday Parade of Lights. Grab your family, a warm coat, a chair, and a warm drink for a kickoff of the holiday season.
Downtown Walla Walla | (509) 529-8755
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December 10, Olympia
The Telegraph Quartet
The award-winning Telegraph Quartet performs three powerful and contrasting works.
Good Shepherd Olympia | (206) 250-5510
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December 10 – Poulsbo
Lighted Ships Parade
Downtown waterfront
Santa calls out holiday greetings. Boats cruise Liberty Bay and surrounding waterways.
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Dec. 10 – 11, Tukwila
Rainier Symphony Holiday Concert
Returning to the stage for a program of beautiful holiday music, the Rainier Symphony is an artistically distinguished, 70-member community orchestra founded in 1981.
Fosters Performing Arts Center, Tukwila | (206) 781-5618
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December 10, Whidbey Island
Light Up Your Holiday
Kick off the holiday season at Fort Casey State Park and the Admiralty Head Lighthouse from all-outdoor evening event.
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December 10-11
Port Gamble Country Christmas
Tree Lighting, Fireworks, Santa’s Workshop, wagon rides, and over 100,000 holiday lights.
Downtown Port Gamble
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December 14, Tri-Cities
Hanford Holidays
This holiday season, hear some tales of those who were home at Hanford for the holidays during World War II.
Westgate Elementary | (509) 222-5080
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December 15, Kennewick
Manheim Steamroller
This year’s show will feature classic Christmas hits from the Mannheim Steamroller holiday albums.
Toyota Center
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Dec 16 – Jan 1, Tacoma (closed Dec 24 & 25)
26th Model Train Festival
The state’s largest permanent model train layout is joined by room-sized layouts created by railroad clubs from around Puget Sound.
Washington State History Museum.
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December 17, Seattle
Seattle Christmas Boat Parade
Brightly decorated boats parade on Lake Union. Prizes categories include Best in Show, Best Christmas Around the World theme, Best Santa and Reindeer theme, and others.
Lake Union
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December 17, Kennewick
44th Annual Lampson Cable Bridge Run
Finisher Medals will again be given out to the first 2000 participants who finish the run.
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December 18, Seattle
Letters to Santa Tea
Cozy up around the fireplace with Santa & Mrs. Claus to enjoy cocktails and a menu of seasonal delights.
The Fireside Room at Hotel Sorrento | (206) 343-6156
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Dec 31, Walla Walla
New Year’s Eve Comedy
Brad Upton Gesa Power House Theatre | (509) 529-6500
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December 31, Kennewick
First Night Tri-Cities at the Carousel of Dreams
Family friendly New Year’s Eve event with fake midnight at 9pm featuring a countdown, ball drop, and fireworks.
Gesa Carousel of Dreams
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December 31, Spokane
New Year’s Eve: Beethoven’s 9th
The Spokane Symphony’s annual performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
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December 31, Birch Bay
Ring of Fire & Hope
For this fun annual New Years’ tradition get a biodegradable or battery-powered LED road flare and head to the shores of Birch Bay. At 7 p.m. sharp everyone lights their flare, and the entire bay looks like a string of red Christmas lights.
Shoreline between Birch Bay State Park and Birch Bay Village | (360) 371-5004
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December 31, Bellingham
The Illusionists: The Magic of the Holidays
A showcase featuring the jaw-dropping talents master entertainers performing sophisticated illusions, close-up magic, mentalism, daring escapes, and technological spectacles of unprecedented proportions.
Mount Baker Theatre | (360) 734-6080
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