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January 2019

Fantasy Lights

Nov. 22, 2018 - Jan. 1, 2019

Pierce County Parks and Recreation is pleased to present the 24th annual 'Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park' the largest holiday drive-through display in the Northwest, featuring nearly 300 elaborate displays and thousands of sparkling lights. The beautiful two-mile drive along Spanaway Lake has become a memorable lakeside tradition for the entire family.

Zoo Lights at Point Defiance

Nov. 23, 2018 - Jan. 6, 2019

Need a break from Christmas shopping and holiday baking? Head on over to Point Defiance Zoo for their annual Zoo Lights celebration. Over half a million colorful lights adorn the zoo grounds for one unbelievable holiday display. Don't expect to see any polar bears or penguins on this trip, though - they're tucked away safe and sound for this one.

Seattle Center WinterFest

Nov. 23, 2018 - Jan. 1, 2019

Connecting to the sights, sounds and spirit of the season - Seattle Center Winterfest includes Winter Train and Village, Winterfest Ice Rink, cultural celebrations, ice sculpting, along with music and comedy, performances by more than 100 student groups and more.


Nov. 23, 2018 - Jan. 1, 2019

Seattle's wildest winter holiday lights festival is back! The favorite new holiday tradition features wild animals and wild places recreated in hundreds of thousands of sparkling LED lights. Experience amazing indoor and outdoor light displays, see a few animal friends - including visiting reindeer - have a faux-snowball fight with your family, and enjoy carolers singing the joy of the holiday season.

Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena

Nov. 23, 2018 - Jan. 13, 2019

Skate and celebrate at the Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena, the region's largest open-air holiday ice skating experience! The festive venue offers shelter for all-weather skating, food and beverage concessions, music from STAR 101.5, and a series of special events including Free Skate Mondays, Free Skate Lessons, Stroller Skate Thursdays and Library Appreciation Days!

Ivar's Clam Lights

Dec. 1, 2018 - Jan. 1, 2019

Ivar's Clam lights is a stunning visual display of several dozen trees and shrubs professionally decorated with thousands of lights. Centered at Ivar's, Kidd Valley, and the water walk at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park in Renton, the overall decorated paved trail path is a flat walkable loop approximately one mile in total distance.

Model Train Festival

Dec. 21, 2018 - Jan. 1, 2019

This museum-wide event for families, railroad buffs and model train enthusiasts showcases the most spectacular and detailed model railroad scenes in the Pacific Northwest - including the largest permanent model train layout in Washington.

The Resolution Run

Jan. 1, 2019

This annual 5K run/walk takes place at Magnuson Park in Seattle each January 1st. Includes optional polar bear dive within 100 yards of the finish line, as well as free chili feed with hot chocolate and coffee, a free kids dash for kids 10 & under, the beer garden for those 21 and over and much more.

Puyallup Home & Garden Show

Jan. 4 - 6, 2019

Combining the latest 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. It's a DYI paradise!

Seattle Wedding Show

Jan. 12 - 13, 2019

The Seattle Wedding Show features more than 400 local, regional and national vendors, including event facilities, bakeries, bridal boutiques, caterers, disc jockeys, florists, jewelers, photographers, transportation providers and wedding consultants.

Northwest Remodeling Expo

Jan. 18 - 20, 2019

Back for a 17th exciting year, the 2019 Remodeling Expo will 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. The Expo will be held at the Washington State Convention Center.

Washington Sportsmen's Show

Jan. 23 - 27, 2019

Western Washington's only sportsmen's show spotlights the one-of-a-kind indoor "Steelhead River," over 150 hours of free "how to" seminars, camp cooking demonstrations, the Kid's Free Trout Pond, the "Head & Horns" competition and much more. It's the perfect time to begin planning outdoor adventures with professional guides, outfitters and other resources to assist in making fishing, hunting and wildlife-watching trips a reality.

Tacoma Home & Garden Show

Jan. 24 - 27, 2019

Washington State's largest combined home and garden event introduces visitors to a huge range of products and services with hundreds of exhibits providing a "one-stop" shopping and information-gathering experience for show-goers.

Children's Film Festival Seattle

Jan. 24 - Feb. 9, 2019

Children's Film Festival Seattle has become the largest and most respected film festival on the West Coast dedicated to children and their families. The 16-day extravaganza celebrates the best and brightest in international cinema for children, featuring live performances, animation, features, shorts and hands-on education workshops.

Seattle Boat Show

Jan. 25 - Feb. 2, 2019

The Seattle Boat Show, Indoors + Afloat, is the West Coast's Largest Boat Show featuring more than 1,000 recreational watercrafts, from stand-up paddleboards to superyachts and everything in between! Plus, check out more than three acres of accessories, over 200 free boating and fishing seminars and the latest accessories indoors at CenturyLink Field, plus afloat on South Lake Union.

Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival


The Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) in partnership with SIFF presents the twelfth annual Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival, a not-to-be missed annual juried festival showcasing animated and live-action science fiction, fantasy, and horror-tinged short films from around the globe.

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