Heading out of town for the close of 2012? Whether you head to the ocean or over the mountains, there are fun family-oriented events where you can sing Auld Lang Syne and welcome 2013!
Take advantage of the last runs and walks of 2012 and the first of 2013 at one of these Puget Sound area events! Make a commitment to your health in the New Year!
Face it, no matter how much you love the family, you’re probably going to need an escape during the holidays. Seattle is located near the mountains for a quick ski day or weekend, and close enough to the Pacific Ocean to venture out to watch the winter storms. The Skagit River valley and flats offer many opportunities for birders to see migratory snow geese and bald eagles. The small artist town of La Conner offers art galleries, fine dining and lodging. For short jaunts, the Washington state ferry system has many great routes to ride the ferry, enjoy the scenery and feel the breeze. These are the best holiday escapes near Seattle.
Part of Christmas in the Northwest is the beauty of lighted ships and boats on the local lakes and in Puget Sound. Join in the fun and merriment of the holidays and take a ride on one of these evening cruises!
Just a short drive from Seattle, there’s a host of holiday happenings for the whole family! Enjoy lighted boat parades, winter ales, Dickens characters and a whole Bavarian town filled with fun!
If you want to celebrate a green Christmas, you might think about purchasing a “living” Christmas tree. Kept potted for the holidays, you can transition the tree to your yard (or donate it to be planted elsewhere). Here are some local places where you can find a tree and do good for the environment.
In the Northwest, the holidays are celebrated on land and sea! Head out of town for the weekend and visit the Bavarian town of Leavenworth, the historic port towns of Port Townsend, Westport or Ilwaco, or the Scandanavian themed Poulsbo for a magical weekend with the family.
For info on traffic and road closures, the best places to park, viewing locations and what eateries are nearby, check out this spectator’s guide to the marathon.
Spend a fun day with family and friends, dressed in holiday gear and keeping yourselves in shape for all those goodies and treats! Here are some of the best runs you’ll find around town. Many of them benefit local charities.
Though the nights are longer in the Pacific Northwest during the holidays, the joy and childlike wonder of sparkly lights makes the night sky bright! Come out and enjoy one of these festive holiday traditions.
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