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Sing with Ol’ Kris Kringle at Grand Ridge Plaza

November 25th, 2014 | Filed under: helpful hints Holiday Events Holiday traditions news planning your visit | Posted by Elf jennifer

Santa at Grand Ridge Plaza

Santa will be arriving at Grand Ridge Plaza Friday, November 28th, at 4:30 pm! Come and listen to the children from the Grand Ridge Elementary School Chorus sing and help welcome Santa with open arms.

Be sure to capture the moment in a photo with Santa Claus from professional photography provided by Arthur & Associates!

Cartoon Santa

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Happy holidays!

Santa Arrives with his Reindeer at University Village!

November 24th, 2014 | Filed under: helpful hints Holiday Events Holiday traditions news planning your visit | Posted by Elf jennifer

Santa Cabin at U Village

Santa’s Reindeer will accompany him on Santa’s first day at University Village! On Friday November 28th come and see the magical creatures and get your photo with Santa Claus, photography provided by Arthur & Associates.

Seasons Greetings!

Breakfast

Festive Elf Inspired Decorations and Holiday Snacks!

November 20th, 2014 | Filed under: helpful hints Holiday Events Holiday traditions news seasonal recipes | Posted by Elf jennifer

What better way to express gratitude for your friends than to throw them their very own holiday? Us elves throw each other parties all season long! It brings us great joy to be together. I want to share a few of my favorite decorations I’ve seen at gatherings that are great ways to tie in themes.

The first is a seasonal way to greet your guests by embellishing your front door as a gift! Simply make a large bow with burlap ribbon and fasten the ends like a present on either side of the door. Use a few points of blue tacky on each side; the tacky will preserve the door finish.

Door Gift

A fun finger-food to include in your gathering is garlic pretzels! This is a great recipe that is made ahead of time and takes only minutes to prepare!

Ingredients:

1 bag of Snyder’s “Snaps” Pretzels

⅔ cup olive oil infused with garlic

3 tablespoons ranch powder

Directions:

– Pour pretzels into a large mixing bowl

– In a small bowl whisk together olive oil and ranch powder

– Pour oil mixture over pretzels and toss to coat evenly

– Toss pretzels every 15 minutes for an hour

– Place pretzels into a large freezer bag and let sit for 24 hours

– Then serve!

Garlic Pretzels

 

This is a snack that is guaranteed to leave the bowl empty!

 

Celebrate Ten Years of Tradition at Snowflake Lane

November 18th, 2014 | Filed under: Holiday Events Holiday traditions news planning your visit | Posted by Elf jennifer

Snow, singing, and drums beating! What could be a more festive way to greet Santa Claus? Every year the Bellevue Collection puts on a spectacular parade to help kick off the holiday season and this year is extra special! Snowflake Lane celebrates its ten year anniversary.

Sights to see during Snowflake Lane and Santa’s Arrival are toy drummers, merry snow characters, snowfall and much much more! For the first time ever, there will be a spectacular tree lighting with Santa at Bellevue Place.

Snowflake Lane happens nightly but it is only one night that Santa takes part in the jollification! If you miss Santa’s Arrival, that’s ok! He will be here at Bellevue Square from November 28th – December 24th. You can get a photo with Santa provided by Arthur & Associates inside Bellevue Square.

Bellevue Snowflake Lane

Visit the Bellevue Collection to help plan your holiday experience.

Share your memories this season on Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and use #SFLmemories!

First Annual Gingerbread Town at Country Village

November 17th, 2014 | Filed under: helpful hints Holiday Events Holiday traditions news planning your visit | Posted by Elf jennifer

In this quaint, quiet and cozy village nestled in the heart of Bothell, there will be a day of festivities with ginger wafting through the air! On November 22nd, 10 AM – 6 PM Country Village will host their first annual Gingerbread House Day.

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Santa is opening his workshop for Gingerbread House-making participants, providing warmth and all the supplies you need! If you are feeling like a pro, you can enter the house you construct into the Gingerbread House Competition!

There is much more to do and see at Country Village. There will be a live gingerbread man and woman to say hi to, Santa’s reindeer, and… the big man himself will be there starting November 28th!

November 28th – December 24th come get your photo with Santa, photography provided by Arthur & Associates.

Gingerbread Building

Visit Country Village for more details about this season’s festivities and sign up for Gingerbread House Day.

 

The Great Month of Giving: Part I!

November 5th, 2014 | Filed under: helpful hints Holiday Events news planning your visit | Posted by Elf jennifer

November is officially the month of giving! With Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season, it only makes sense for us to take a moment and really think about what we are thankful for. Throughout this month we’ll share special  suggestions of ways to give back, whether it be in your community or within your family.

First on our list is volunteering to clean up at a local park. We have found a few upcoming tree planting and cleanup parties in the Pacific Northwest. This is a fun and educational activity for the whole family!

Nature

Seward Park Restoration – Saturday November 8th

A great chance to get to know members of the community, while helping the community!

Point Defiance Marina Beach Cleanup – Saturday November 15th

Help keep the beach clean and healthy by joining a cleanup party every third Saturday of the month.

Planting & Mulching along Lake Sammamish – Saturday November 22nd

Help prevent invasive species from spreading and rebuild the natural habitat.

Have fun giving back this month! Stay tuned for more ways we like to give back.

A Family Fun Trick O’ Treat!

October 31st, 2014 | Filed under: Holiday Events news planning your visit | Posted by Elf jennifer

Have a Happy Halloween and be safe!

Halloween

It Was a Good Year! Ho! Ho! Ho!

December 25th, 2013 | Filed under: Holiday Events Holiday traditions My Albums news | Posted by Elf jennifer

Santa is off! He’s very excited to come visit all of you! He wanted me to share some of his favorite moments from this season. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Crying Girl Seeing Santa

 

Crying Baby with Santa

 

Mascot with Santa

 

Mustache Santa

 

Typical Child with Santa

Christmas Time Activity in Seattle

December 17th, 2013 | Filed under: Holiday Events Holiday traditions planning your visit | Posted by Elf jennifer

If you want to treat your family this year to some fantastic live performances around the area, I have a diverse yet family-friendly list of theatre performances! Whether you like dance, musicals, drama, or watching rare talents, I know you’ll be able to find something delightful on this list!

Seattle’s favorite holiday performance would have to be The Nutcracker. Presenting Stowell and Sendak’s spin off of the ever classic Tchaikovsky ballet. Featuring over 200 dancers, gigantic moving sets, and as always, fabulous costumes! It is sure to be an enchanting night for all!

Playing at Seattle’s McCaw Hall, matinee times available. Running through December 29th.

PNB Nutcracker

The 5th Avenue Theatre is proud to have Oliver! as part of their Christmas season! This production is special because it features a cast of local actors! So come on down, share the magic of a downtown holiday experience, and come see your local talent performing in a Broadway show!
Playing at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre, matinee times available. Running through December 29th.
PNW 5th Ave Theatre
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This year, the Paramount Theatre is treating us to three nights only for Cirque Dreams: Holidaze. Watch in awe as your favorite holiday characters come to life and perform rare talents! Set to your favorite holiday tunes, with fantastic sparkling costumes, how could you leave not satisfied?
Playing at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre for 3 nights only, December 20th – 22nd!
Paramount Theatre Seattle
Photo from floridatheatre.com/ – Pinned by Florida Theatre
With so much to do in just our area, everyone’s holiday will be spectacular!