It’s the most wonderful time of year to save some money.
Celebrating the holidays doesn’t need to break the bank. Here’s a list of free activities around the state that you and your family can enjoy this holiday season.
La Conner tree lighting
Take the family on a short trip to La Conner, the port town with its annual Christmas tree lit up on December 3 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Santa Claus will also make an appearance at the event. for children.
Where: Gilkey Square, 103 Morris St, La Conner, WA 98257
Shelton Christmas Tree Maze
Dubbed the “Christmas Tree Capital of the World,” Shelton’s free maze of pine trees is back up and running. The labyrinth will be open daily until the end of December at 3:30pm to 10pm
Where: 325 W Cota St, Shelton, WA 98584
Tree Festival in Auburn
From now until December 30, the White River Valley Museum will host an annual exhibit of holiday trees decorated by local artists. Installation will be available Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 4pm
Where: 918 H St SE, Auburn, WA 98002
Winter Night Market on Bainbridge Island
This is the first Winter Night Market organized by the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. On December 2 and December 3, from 4pm to 8pm, local vendors, beer gardens, free photo booths, movie screenings and holiday music will overflow. flooded the square. With activities for all ages, this night market is a place for families across the Sound.
Where: 550 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
An iconic Bellevue tradition, Snowflake Lane will return to its lights for the festive season in 2022. A parade featuring drummers and dancers will run nightly at 7 p.m. until Christmas Eve. One great thing about this event: free parking.
Where: Between Bellevue Square and Lincoln Square from NE 4th to NE 8th Streets
Free pictures with Santa Claus in Snohomish
Support local businesses in the North Sound when you visit Santa for a free photo shoot. Every Saturday and Sunday until December 18, Santa will appear at various local shops to take pictures.
Where: Many businesses around Snohomish. Full schedule here.
Tacoma Santa Claus Parade
On December 4, there will be the 9th Annual Tacoma Santa Parade, which begins at 4:30 p.m. KST, which will feature musical acts including Vocal contestant Grace Bello and “Singing Chef” Chantel Jackson. There will also be a holiday market with street vendors starting at noon.
Where: S Tacoma Way between 56th St and 50th St Tacoma, WA
Winter Festival at Downtown Seattle
Every weekend between now and December 29, live performances will be held at Armory. The late 19th century model train and village exhibition will also be on display daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., an annual tradition for more than 40 years. Bring your family for free entertainment as you grab a bite from one of the many food outlets at Seattle Center.
Where: 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109
Light Village: Christmastown in Leavenworth
A list of holiday activities would be incomplete without mentioning Leavenworth. Through December 24, there will be music and entertainment for people of all ages at Gazebo. At the event center, there will be children’s crafts, a gingerbread house display, and a photo session with Santa.
Where: 820 Front St, Leavenworth, WA 98826 and 1001 Front St, Leavenworth, WA 98826
From December 1 to January 4, enjoy free lighting and art installations at Redmond City Center Park. Friday Night celebrations, including face painting, craft activities and local sellers, will also take place on December 2, 9 and 16, from 6pm to 9pm
Where: 16101 NE, Redmond Way, Redmond, WA 98052
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