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Best of This Weekend in Seattle November 30 – December 2

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There are lots of Santa sightings this weekend, plus fun family events, markets, parades, food and drink and more to mark the merriness of the season. Here are some of our favorite happenings.

A Victorian Country Christmas
Wednesday – Sunday
November 28 – December 2
10:00am -
Puyallup Fair and Event Center
110 9th Ave SW
Puyallup, WA 98371
253.770.0777
http://www.avictoriancountrychristmas.com

Step back in time and enjoy a Victorian village filled with 560 stores! Find jewelry, art, tools, ornaments, decorations, home décor, clothing, fragrances, toys and hundreds of other gift ideas for everyone on her list. Enjoy the lights and beautiful décor as you shop til’ you drop! Photos with Santa, live entertainment on two stages, music, wine garden, cooking demonstrations and more! Free parking. Adults/$10.00; Seniors(62+)/$8.00; Students(6-18)/$8.00; Military w/ID/$7.00; Kids 5 & Under are Free.

Christmas in the Country
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
November 30, December 1 and 2
Friday and Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 11:00am – 5:00pm
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
206.291.7188
http://www.christmasinthecountry.info

Bainbridge Island’s premier winter holiday event. Following a map, visitors will drive the winding, tree-lined, rural roads on Bainbridge and stop at quaint historic cottages, farms, and fascinating homes hand built by the owners. Shopping, kids’ activities, pony rides and Santa! Handmade arts & crafts, nosh on savory foods, and enjoy festive music, activities and décor. Find the map and details online.

Redmond’s Centennial and Redmond Lights
Saturday, December 1
12:00pm – 8:00pm
15670 Northeast 85th Street
Redmond, WA 98052
http://www.redmondlights.com

This once in a lifetime event will feature Cultural entertainment, kids activities, a Holiday Craft Market, and Interactive Historical Displays. Then at 4:00pm, enjoy a festive tree lighting, musical entertainment, refreshments and kids activities. Join in the Luminary Walk between City Hall Plaza and Redmond Town Center. You’ll arrive at Redmond Town Center where you can enjoy tastes of complimentary holiday treats, kids’ crafts and entertainment from the community and around the world.

Kent Winterfest Parade
Saturday, December 1
3:30pm – 9:00pm
Town Square Plaza
Second Avenue and West Harrison Street
Kent, WA 98030
253.852.5466
http://www.downtownkentwa.com

Get in the holiday spirit with a Holiday Reading, Santa Parade and Tree Lighting! All are part of the festivities at the 31st annual Winterfest presented by the Kent Lions Club.

Sumner Santa Parade
Saturday, December 1
11:00am – 2:30pm
Downtown Sumner, WA 98390
253.720.9846
http://www.sumnerdowntown.com

Join in on Sumner’s Hometown Santa Parade! The Parade will start at 2:30pm at the Sumner High School Parking Lot and travel Westbound along Main Street to Kincaid Avenue. Plus, between 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Heritage Park Gazebo! Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Sumner Food Bank.

Santa’s Coming To Town Parade
Saturday, December 1
Main Street
Downtown Mill Creek, WA 98012
http://www.millcreektowncenter.biz

Come for a Parade with Santa, real reindeer, Free horse drawn carriage rides, Dickens Carrolers, photo ops, face painting, live music, cookie decorating, and much more! Bring your camera for photos with Santa and his elves!

Lighted Santa Parade
Saturday, December 1
5:00pm
Downtown Puyallup, WA 98371
253.840.2631
http://www.puyallupmainstreet.com

Bring the kids down to welcome Santa! See the jolly old elf arrive on one of Puyallup’s finest fire engines! Included in the festivities is the Holiday Market between 10:00am – 9:00pm in the Pioneer Park Pavilion and the lighting of the Community Tree in the Park! This wonderful community tradition is a great way to kick off the holiday season!

Auburn’s Santa Parade & Tree Lighting
Saturday, December 1
4:30pm
Main Street in Downtown Auburn
Auburn, WA 98047
253.931.3043
http://www.auburnwa.gov

A festive and fun children’s parade, which is followed by a community caroling and the lighting of the City Hall Christmas tree. Pre-parade entertainment starts at 4:00pm in front of City Hall. Come before the parade the the Snack and Craft event from 2:00pm – 4:00pm at Washington Elementary. The Auburn Avenue Theater (10 Auburn Avenue) will host a family holiday movie after the parade at 6:00pm.

Winter Feast
Sunday, December 2
10:00am – 4:00pm
3401 Phinney Ave North
Seattle, WA 98103
http://www.mobilefoodrodeo.wordpress.com

It’s Winter Feast during the Fremont Sunday Market! Come to a winter ale festival with 10 local breweries and regional beers on tap and over 15 food trucks on-site. Come hungry and stay dry and warm courtesy of the Red Door. Sample various blends and brews or simply grab a beer and sit back and get your grub on.

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