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Best of This Weekend in Seattle January 18 – 20

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From fun and fitness for kids to model trains, Seattle Market Week and more, this 3-day weekend is full to overflowing with activities in Seattle. Put the kids in the car and head out to do something together!

Winter Gift & Home Accessories Show
Wednesday, January 16 – Tuesday, January 21
Wednesday through Monday, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Friday, 9:00am – 8:00Ppm
Tuesday, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Pacific Market Center
6100 4th Ave South
Seattle, WA 98108
800.318.2238
http://www.pacificmarketcenter.com

It’s a week of fabulous buying! Bursting with new products and thousands of in-demand national and international lines in the hottest categories, Pacific Market Center’s permanent showrooms are filled with the latest products in every category!

Seattle Gift Show
Thursday – Sunday
January 17, 18, 19 and 20
Thursday, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Friday, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Washington State Convention Center
800 Convention Place
Seattle, WA 98101
678.285.EXPO (3976)
http://www.seattlegiftshow.com

The Seattle Gift Show has collaborated with the permanent showrooms of the Pacific Market Center to bring you Seattle Market Week! It’s seven fabulous days of buying opportunities featuring the freshest gift, home and lifestyle products. Two world-class, easy-to-shop venues give savvy retailers an opportunity to explore over 10,000 national and innovative lines of new product, exciting new vendors and an industry-recognized educational forum.

Kidstock! at Edmonds Center for the Arts
Saturday, January 19
10:00am – 4:00pm
Edmonds Center for the Arts
410 4th Avenue North
Edmonds, WA 98020
425.275.9595
http://www.ec4arts.org

Bring the kids to a fun, FREE event! Come play all day. Recess Monkey, Zambini Bros Puppets, Harmonica Pocket, Alex Zerbe, Juggler and the NOT-ITS! Face painting, concessions, jula joops, bouncy houses, juggling. Reserve space at http://www.ec4arts.org.

New Years All Year Round Family Fun Day
Saturday, January 19
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian American Experience
719 South King Street
Seattle, WA 98104
206.623.5124
http://www.wingluke.org

Create and decorate your own egg carton dragon. Plus, celebrate the New Year by checking out the opening of our newest KidPLACE exhibit New Years All Year Round featuring Japanese, Vietnamese, and Hmong New Year celebrations.

Lasting Homes Expo
Saturday, January 19
10:00am – 5:00pm
Northgate Mall
401 NE Northgate Way
Seattle, WA 98125
http://www.lastinghome.com

Whether you’re tackling home overhauls or simply looking to save each month, talk one-on-one with local experts for ways to make your home last for generations.

Let’s Play! Tacoma
Saturday, January 19
10:00am – 10:00pm
Tacoma Dome
2727 East D Street
Tacoma, WA 98421
253.327.1866
http://www.letsplaytacoma.org

LET’S PLAY! A Sports and Fitness Experience is a day long event put on by Tacoma South Sound Sports for the purpose of bringing people together through sports and fitness. Filled with opportunities for kids and adults to participate, educate, and compete in a variety of recreational sports, all in one place! FREE for kids up to age 18 with student I.D. $7 for adults. Free parking.

Seattle Wedding Expo
Saturday and Sunday
January 19 and 20
Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, 11:00am – 4:00pm
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
299 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109
206.684.7200
http://www.bridesclub.com

Ready for your big day? Head to the wedding expo for a whole new perspective in trends, fashions, products and services.

Model Railroad Show
Saturday, Sunday and Monday
January 19, 20 and 21
10:00am – 6:00pm
Pacific Science Center
200 2nd Avenue N
Seattle, WA
(206) 443-2001
http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org

A Northwest family tradition, the Annual Model Railroad Show, now in its 39th year! Explore dozens of model railroad displays and layouts. Enjoy hands-on activities and crafts for people of all ages. Discover the history of Pacific Northwest Railway museums. Take a ride on the Iron Horse Railway kid-sized train. Check out custom train displays and create LEGO trains and tracks at the interactive LEGO trains station. Entry to this program is included with the price of general admission – free for Pacific Science Center members.

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