Weekend Planner

DECEMBER 19-21

HOLIDAYS IN SEATTLE CAROUSEL & WINTER VILLAGE
THRU JAN 1
  Fun for the family with a winter village, the holiday carousel, snacks & refreshments and kids' activities at Westlake Park.  www.2daysinseattle.com/holidays

BELLEVUE MAGIC SEASON ICE ARENA
THRU JAN 11
  Stroll, skate & celebrate at the area's largest outdoor, covered ice skating rink with music from STAR 101.5.  Free skating lessons and special events.  www.bellevuedowntown.com

WINTERFEST AT SEATTLE CENTER
THRU DEC 31 
A wonderland of sparkling lights, child-sized diversions and spirited entertainment brightens Seattle Center. Winterfest Ice Rink returns, along with Saturday ice sculpting and lively weekend performances.
and you’ll find the enchanting, otherworld Winter Train & Village, fresh food and drink offered at Seattle Center Armory merchants.  www.seattlecenter.com

WILDLIGHTS at WOODLAND PARK ZOO
THRU JAN 4
  Seattle's wildest winter holiday lights festival is back! The favorite new holiday tradition features wild animals and wild places recreated in hundreds of thousands of sparkling LED lights. Experience amazing indoor and outdoor light displays, see a few of our animal friends—including visiting reindeer—have a faux-snowball fight with your family, and enjoy carolers singing the joy of the holiday season at Woodland Park Zoo.  www.zoo.org

ZOOLIGHTS AT POINT DEFIANCE ZOO & AQUARIUM
THRU JAN 4
  Bundle up and stroll the Zoo as it comes aglow with more than a half-million lights! Be inspired by dazzling, 100% LED-bulb animal-themed displays, including our 3-D displays of a swooping bald eagle, a regal polar bear family, and a Sumatran tiger head. Warm up in the steamy South Pacific Aquarium, ride a camel or take a spin on the antique carousel at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.  www.pdza.org

GARDEN d'LIGHTS
THRU JAN 3
  Over a half million lights transform the Bellevue Botanical Garden into a winter wonderland.  www.gardendlights.org

THE LIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS
THURSDAYS-SUNDAYS in DECEMBER
  Over a million lights in dazzling displays plus carolers, refreshments, entertainment and holiday theatre at Warm Beach.  www.thelightsofchristmas.com

FESTIVALS OF LIGHT
THRU DEC 30
  Celebration of winter holidays from around the world featuring a different culture each week at Seattle Children's Museum.  www.thechildrensmuseum.org

SANTA TRAIN
THRU DEC 20
  Ride a vintage train with Santa Claus and enjoy music, cookies & hot cocoa and a small gift for each child at Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie.  www.trainmuseum.org

ISSAQUAH REINDEER FESTIVAL
THRU DEC 23
  See Santa's permanent Reindeer Farm at the Zoo, meet Santa and the Elves at Cougar Mountain Zoo.  www.cougarmountainzoo.org

CLAM LIGHTS
THRU JAN
1  Holiday entertainment, light displays nightly at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park in Renton.  www.rentonwa.gov/living

MOVIES OPENING
-The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
-Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
-Annie