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Best of This Weekend in Seattle December 21 – 23

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The longest day of the year, the end of the Mayan calendar, the spirit of the holidays, and a model train festival! So much going on this weekend around the Sound! Ready, set? Go!

Winter Solstice Candlelight Walk
Friday, December 21
4:00pm – 7:00pm
Cady Park
40 Maple Avenue
Snohomish, WA 98290
http://www.historicdowntownsnohomish.org

Stroll with friends, come a-caroling, or simply contemplate the beauty of the evening along the Riverfront Trail.

The Lights of Christmas
Tuesday, December 18 – Sunday, December 23
5:00pm – 10:00pm
Warm Beach Camp
20800 Marine Drive
Stanwood, WA 98292
425.743.5471
http://www.warmbeachlights.com

The Lights of Christmas is the largest holiday event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest with more than a million lights and a wide range of entertainment. Dazzling light displays, the smell of fresh hot donuts, the holiday sounds of Victorian Carolers, and so much more make The Lights of Christmas the perfect holiday destination for your family, your friends, and your group.

SANCA Youth Performance Company
Saturday, December 22
12:30pm
Seattle Center Armory
Seattle Center House
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
http://www.seattlecenter.com/winterfest/

SANCA Youth Performance Company proactices and performs original acts in aerial arts, juggling, tightwire, clowning, unicycle and acrobatics. Come watch these talented kids as they delight their audience on Seattle Center Armory stage!

Model Train Festival
Friday, December 21 through Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Washington History Museum
1911 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402
253.272.3500
http://www.washingtonhistory.org

The event showcases model train displays designed and assembled by model train enthusiasts across the state! The Model Train Festival runs from December 21 to January 1, and will feature the Polar Plaza Express, a ride-on train that will travel between the Washington State History Museum and the Tacoma Art Museum. And don’t forget Santa! Pictures with Santa in front of a holiday train backdrop happen from 11:00am-3:00pm on December 21, 22, 23. Skip the mall and have photos taken by Lisa Hystak Photography while you’re enjoying the train displays.

For “End of the World” Events, click HERE.

For Winter Solstice Events, click HERE.

For the Best Holiday Light Displays, click HERE.

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