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Best of This Weekend Around the Sound January 4 – 6

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Seattle Center Winterfest
Through Sunday, January 6
Seattle Center
300 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
http://www.seattlecenter.com/winterfest

Seattle Center’s Winterfest Ice Rink is open through Sunday, January 6. Admission includes skate rental: $7 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, and $2 children ages 5 and under. Cash only. FREE admission to watch. Plus, enjoy the magnificent Winterfest model train and turn-of-the-century village in miniature size, with garlanded homes and buildings, snowy streets. Take a turn controlling the train, too!

Archaeology Day
Saturday, January 5
10:00am – 4:00pm
Burke Museum
17th Ave NE and NE 45th St
Seattle, WA 98195
206.543.5590
http://www.burkemuseum.org

The Burke Museum and the Archaeological Institute of America are pleased to present a special Archaeology Day. Discover the exciting world of archaeology through a variety of activities including:
• Get close to unique artifacts found in our very own Puget Sound region
• Try out techniques Vikings used to make yarn and cloth
• Talk about shipwrecks in Lake Union with The Center for Wooden Boats
• Try your hand at the ancient hunting skill of atlatl throwing

Seattle Remodeling Expo
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
January 4, 5 and 6
Washington State Convention Center
800 Convention Place
Seattle, WA 98101
206.447.5000
http://www.homeshowcenter.com

Back for an 11th exciting year, the 2013 Seattle Remodeling Expo is back to help you turn your dream home into a reality. It’s the perfect way to jumpstart the New Year! As Seattle’s comprehensive “one stop” home show, you’ll discover thousands of new and exciting ideas — from the smallest design details, to the largest additions, and everything in between.

Bellevue Magic Season
through Sunday, January 13
Bellevue’s Downtown Park
NE 1st Street and 102nd Avenue NE
http://www.magicseason.com

It’s the region’s only open-air frozen water holiday ice skating experience. The festive venue offers shelter for all-weather skating and stunning views of the park’s waterfall. Open daily through January 13. $10 (includes skate rental). Food concessions available onsite. Hours and details online.

Franciscan Polar Plaza
Through Sunday, January 6
Friday, 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday, 10:00am – 8:00pm
Tollefson Plaza
Pacific Ave. and S 17th St.
Tacoma, WA 98402
http://www.tacomaartmuseum.org

The Franciscan Polar Plaza comes to downtown Tacoma for its second year of holiday ice skating through January 6, 2013. Skates are available for rent as well. Plus, live camel rides through Saturday, January 5 and live music on Saturday from 5:00pm – 7:00pm.

Puyallup Home and Garden Show
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
January 4, 5 and 6
Friday and Saturday, 10:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Puyallup Fair & Events Center
110 9th Ave SW
Puyallup, WA 98371
253.874.8711
http://www.puyalluphomeshow.net

The Puyallup Home & Garden Show is a show designed for homeowners in all stages of remodeling, landscaping and decorating their homes. The show includes hundreds of exhibits with product demonstrations geared to enhance a wide variety of intersts. Combinding new products and expert advice from the pros, the Puyallup Home Show inspires homeowners with wonderful ideas on enhancing their home´s comfort and functionality, as well as the overall look and appeal of their home.

NW Health & Fitness Expo
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
January 4, 5 and 6
Friday and Saturday, 10:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Puyallup Fair & Events Center
110 9th Ave SW
Puyallup, WA 98371
http://www.nwhealthandfitnessexpo.net

NW Health & Fitness Expo takes place at the Western Washington Fairgrounds Showplex in cooperation with the Puyallup Home & Garden Show! Two shows for the price of one! Puyallup Native Rose Cowan will share how she lost 150 lbs on Saturday, January 5 at 11:00am during the expo.

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