Nov. 30: Sammamish Holiday Lighting Ceremony
- 5:30—6:30 pm
- Bring the whole family to celebrate the lighting ceremony. Enjoy live music, Eastside Fire & Rescue's Reindeer Fire Truck, kid activities and refreshments.
- Cost: Free
Nov. 30, Dec. 5, 6 and 7: Free Nights at
- 5—10 pm
- For the whole family.
- Enjoy seeing the Bellevue Botanical Garden transformed into the magical Garden D’Lights by over a half a million lights.
- Cost: Free. No tickets are required on Free Nights but it is “first come, first served” as capacity allows, so plan to come early or late. Directions and information on parking options is available online.
- 10 am to 4:30 pm daily, Dec. 1 to Dec. 23, and 11 am to 3 pm Dec. 26 to Dec. 30.
- For all ages
- Visit Santa’s reindeer, mail a letter to Santa while waiting to have photos taken with Santa and hear a holiday story read by an elf. While you are at the zoo visit the Bengal tigers and new cougar cubs too.
- Cost: $12.50 adult or $10.50 for ages 2 to 12 (includes admission to the entire zoo), kids under 2 are free.
Dec. 3: Holiday Breakfast with Santa
- 8:45 am and 10 am seatings at
- Sponsored by the , Providence Point and the Key Clubs of and
- Families will enjoy time with Santa and Douglas the Talking Fir, a delicious pancake breakfast, music and crafts for the kids.
- Cost: $10 adult, $5 child. Pre-registration required by calling 425 392-8905 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or printing out and mailing in this online form.
Dec. 3: Home Depot Kids Workshop
- 9 am to noon at the Redmond and Issaquah Home Depot
- Kids ages five to twelve
- Kids learn basic construction skills while building and painting a snowman napkin holder. All participants take home their project and a kid-size Home Depot workshop apron.
- Cost: Free
Cyber Week Sales
- Deal: “Cyber Monday” has been extended into a week-long sale of online deals from major retailers including Toys 'R' Us and Target. A list of retailers offering online sales this week and the top items and prices is available online here and here.
- Good Through: Saturday, Dec. 3
- Deal: Friends and Family Discount Days. Shop like a Fred Meyer employee when you use these reusable online coupons you print off and can use again every time you shop for savings including up to 15% off toys, 20% off jewelry and 10% off electronics. And the discount can be combined with other coupons and existing store sales for extra savings.
- Good Through: Thursday, Dec. 1