How are your holidays? I adore saving a penny or a few hundred so I may buy a bigger turkey or donate to a local cause, so here are some money-saving activities to enjoy around Puget Sound :)
Ride a pony!
Come enjoy a ride on one of Santa's ponies ~ Shetland Pony Rides at The Shops at The Bravern:
The Bravern 11111 N.E. Eighth St. Bellevue, WA 98004
Saturday-Sunday 12-4 p.m.
December 1, 2012 - December 23, 2012
Build a Gingerbread house!
Make and decorate your own gingerbread house! Gingerbread House-Bulding at the Dupont Library
Dupont Pierce County Library 1540 Wilmington Drive Dupont, WA 98327
4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
December 8, 2012
All ages: under 6 with an adult
Meet Santa Claus for a photo op!
Free Santa setup ~ Bring your own camera for photos with Santa at the Conservatory ;)
Santa Photos at Volunteer Park Conservatory, 1402 E. Galer St. Seattle, 98112
Saturday, Sunday 12-3 p.m.
December 8, 2012 - December 9, 2012
Visit the Teddy Bears!
Pop into downtown's grand Fairmont Olympic Hotel for festive Christmas freebies, including the Teddy Bear Suite to look at the bears and read a story; and enjoy occasional holiday music in the main lobby by local school and youth choirs. ~
Teddy Bear Suite at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel:
Suite 342, 411 University St. Seattle
Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 10-a.m.-7 p.m.
November 19, 2012 - December 24, 2012
See a free movie!
See "Elf" in your jammies! Please bring non-perishable food items for donation. Refreshment sales benefit Snohomish Food Bank.
Holiday Movie Night and Pajama Party Uppercase Bookshop, 1118 First St. Snohomish , 98290
December 8, 2012
All ages (film rated PG)
Look at the sparkling Christmas Ship Parade!
Christmas Ship Viewing - Downtown Seattle/Alki Pier 55/Bainbridge Island
Almost every night, from late November to December 23, the Argosy Christmas Ship sails to different Puget Sound waterfront locations. Other lighted boats join in to make a boat parade. At departure, return and/or planned stops en route, the public is invited to gather on shore, view the ships and listen to the ship’s choir sing (broadcast via a speaker system). Some locations feature a bonfire as well.
Today's first sailing schedule:
Depart/Return: Pier 55 Downtown Seattle, 3:45pm-6:05pm
4:35-4:44 Lowman Beach Park
5:25-5:45 Alki Beach Park
Depart/Return: Pier 55 Downtown Seattle, 8:00pm-10:45pm
9:00-9:20 Winslow Waterfront Beach
10:15-10:35 Seattle Aquarium
Play in the snow & see Buddy the Elf!
The snow occurs every night. Buddy the Elf will be there doing a brief performance on Saturdays. Ho! Ho! Ho! Be sure to catch a merry snow! What are the holidays without a wintery white blanket? Stop by and enjoy a truly magical indoor snowfall.
Buddy the Elf and a Magical Indoor Snow
Pacific Place Mall 600 Pine St. Seattle, WA 98101
Saturday 5:45-9 p.m.
November 24, 2012 - December 22, 2012
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Have a wonderful weekend ~