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Best of This Weekend in Seattle December 7 – 9

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Cookies, lights, Santa, shopping and celebrating… all fun activities that you can do this weekend in Seattle. Here are some of our favorites.

Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Competition
Friday, December 7
5:00pm – 8:30pm
Westlake Center
400 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101
http://www.pikemarketseniorcenter.org

Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit as dozens of caroling teams sing their hearts out on downtown Seattle street corners in and around Westlake Center.
The top teams then compete in a sing-off on the Figgy Main Stage. This heart-warming tradition attracts nearly 10,000 people every year.

Home for the Holidays
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
December 7, 8 and 9
Seattle Humane Society
13212 SE Eastgate Way
Bellevue, WA 98005
425.641.0080
http://www.seattlehumane.org

Bring the whole family down to the Seattle Humane Society for adoption discounts, festive carolers, pet pics with Santa and more at Seattle Humane’s Home for the Holidays Extravaganza. For three days only, adopt one kitten for $50 or two for $90. On Saturday, Dec. 8, have your pet’s photo taken with Santa Paws from 11:00am – 2:00pm ($20 suggested donation for digital download). Adoption fees are waived on all cats 1 year and up and all critters through December.

CookieFest
Saturday, December 8
9:00am – 1:00pm
Downtown Macy’s
1601 3rd Avenue
Stewart Street Room (3rd Floor)
Seattle, WA 98101
http://www.seattlemilkfund.org

For all you Cookie Cravers and Holiday Hipsters, Seattle Milk Fund, with support from Macy’s, is gearing up for the annual traditional holiday event, CookieFest. Bigger and better than ever this holiday season, CookieFest is sure to please. Loads of cookie-hungry shoppers will vie for their opportunity to select from the best cookies in town made by Seattle’s best bakeries!

Holiday Book Sale
Saturday, December 8
9:00am – 5:00pm
Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
http://www.friendsofspl.org

Come find the perfect holiday gift and support The Seattle Public Library! Friends of The Seattle Public Library will hold its holiday sale in the Lopez Room at the Seattle Center. Drop in and peruse a special selection of items sold at bargain prices including cook books, CDs, DVDs, art books, quality children’s books and much more!

Green Lake Pathway of Lights
Saturday, December 8
5:00pm – 8:00pm
Green Lake
7201 E Green Lake Dr. N
Seattle, WA 98115
http://www.facebook.com/greenlakepathwayoflights

Come enjoy Green Lake Park decked out with thousands of luminaries at the Green Lake Pathway of Lights. The event includes 4 music stages around the 2.8 mile lake. Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in this festive annual holiday tradition in its 36th year. This event is FREE.

Cookies with Mrs. Claus
Saturday, December 8
12:00pm – 3:00pm
Country Village Bothell
23718 Bothell Everett Highway
Bothell, WA 98021
http://www.countryvillagebothell.com

Visit with Mrs. Claus and sample one of her fresh baked cookies! Pony rides (weather permitting) and train rides. Giving Trees at participating shops.

Issaquah Reindeer Festival
Daily, through December 30
10:00am – 4:30pm
Cougar Mountain Zoo
19525 SE 54th Street
Issaquah, WA 98027
425.392.6278
http://www.CougarMountainZoo.org

Take part in the most unique annual holiday celebration in the Northwest, offering excitement and fun for everyone! Santa, live reindeer, arts and crafts, animals, treats and more.

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