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Best of This Weekend in Puget Sound December 30 – January 1

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credit: Feng Li/Getty Images

credit: Feng Li/Getty Images

A bridal showcase, holiday light displays, ice skating and Chinese New Year are just some of the fun and exciting activities happening around Puget Sound as we head into 2012!

West Coast Bridal Showcase
Saturday and Sunday
December 31 and January 1
Puyallup Fair and Event Center
110 9th Ave SW
Puyallup, WA 98371
http://www.westcoastbridalshowcase.com

Is there a wedding in your future? You will find the perfect professionals to help plan your day. December 31, 2011 9:30am – 5:00pm; January 1, 2012 10:00am – 5:00pm.

Seattle Center Winterfest
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
December 30, 31 and January 1
Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
http://www.seattlecenter.com/winterfest

A FREE New Year’s Eve celebration with The Rhythm Nation, the Pacific Northwest’s premier party band featuring exceptional vocalists plus dynamic rhythm sections. Extended hours of ice skating through Sunday, January 1.

Garden d’Lights
Friday and Saturday
December 30 and 31
Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street
Bellevue, WA 9800
http://www.gardendlights.org

The enormously popular Garden d’Lights festival features over ½ million lights which transform the Bellevue Botanical Garden into a blossoming winter wonderland. Over 150,000 people enjoy
this dazzling display through December 31!5:00pm to 10:00pm Every Evening Including Holidays (last entry at 9:30pm).

Bellevue Celebration Lane and Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
December 30, 31 and January 1
Downtown Bellevue
http://www.magicseason.com

Celebration Lane at 7:00pm nightly through Saturday, December 31 at Bellevue Way and NE 8th Street. The biggest covered outdoor ice-skating rink around at Bellevue Park (NE 1st Street and 102nd Avenue NE0 is open through January 8! It’s all part of Bellevue’s Magic Season.

Zoolights
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
December 30, 31 and January 1
Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
5400 N Pearl Street
Tacoma, WA 98407
253.591.5337
http://www.pdza.org

Lights and light sculptures of animals and local landmarks plus music, camel rides and more at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. Zoo is open from 9:30am – 4:00pm. Zoolights is open from 5:00pm – 9:00pm.

Fantasy Lights
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
December 30, 31 and January 1
Spanaway Park
14905 Bresemann Blvd South
Spanaway, WA 98387
http://www.piercecountywa.org/parks

The largest drive-through holiday display features more than 300 animated scenes from 5:30pm – 9:00pm.

Festivals of Light
Friday and Saturday
December 30 and 31
The Children’s Museum, Seattle
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
206.441.1768
http://www.thechildrensmuseum.org

Explore the Chinese New Year Celebration through January 5! (Museum will be closed on Sunday, January 1).

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