to do with your kiddos...and some local holiday happenings too.
1) Put on some holiday music.
2) Lay out the snacks.
3) Get your paper, tape, scissors/etc. ready.
Harness your inner Edward Scissor-Hands with the videos below!
Line the doorway & stairwell, or hang your treasures from existing fixtures and plants indoors.
Paper Craft Videos:
Lack the time or energy for DIY? You can purchase paper stars & snowflakes at: Luna Bazzar.
If all else fails- you can go tacky. My kids have been begging for the inflatable yard-penguin.
Make your own gifts for the Holidays. Here are 88 fun and family friendly ideas: 88 DIY Holiday Gifts, like this kitchen conversation piece:
Or these socks that speak for themselves.
Seattle Area Events (check for any covid-related changes)
Snowflake Lane: Nov. 27-Dec. 24 from 5-9 p.m. For safety, there will be no parade or performers this year, but guests can see lights, hear holiday music and maybe catch a “snow” shower. Free. Bellevue Way between Bellevue Square and Lincoln Square; 425-454-8096; snowflakelane.com.
The Lights of Christmas: Drive-thru display Dec. 2-6, 9-13, 16-23 and 26-30, from 5-10 p.m. Purchase tickets online. $20/Sunday-Thursday, $25/Friday-Saturday, $25/Christmas week (Dec. 20-23). 20800 Marine Drive, Stanwood; 360-652-7575; thelightsofchristmas.com
Zoolights at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium: Nov. 27- Jan. 3, 2021, closed Dec. 24-25, from 5-9 p.m. Purchase timed tickets online. $5.50-$7/zoo members, $11-$14/general admission, $10-$13/BECU members, free/children ages 2 and under. 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; 253-404-3800; pdza.org.
Downtown Bellevue’s Holiday Lights: Walk or drive around downtown Bellevue to see thousands of lights at Bellevue Downtown Park (7 a.m.-11 p.m.), Old Bellevue (all hours) and Snowflake Lane on Bellevue Way (5-9 p.m.). Through Jan. 4. bellevuedowntown.com.
Downtown Holiday Lights & Delights: Nov. 27-Jan. 9, 2021. See more than 80,000 lights on installations of presents, arches and trees at Seattle’s Westlake Park. There will also be holiday “augmented reality” surprises in designated spots throughout parks, sidewalks and plazas in downtown Seattle; bring your smartphone to discover a digital winter wonderland. All activities are designed to be socially distanced with public health in mind. Free. Most of the programming will be in and around Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Seattle; 206-623-0340; downtownseattle.org
LUSIO Lights Pioneer Square: Dec. 1-Jan. 14, 2021. View light and art installation exhibits from local artists in storefront windows and outdoor public spaces throughout Pioneer Square. lusiolight.com.
Holiday Magic Drive-Thru: Dec. 4-Jan. 3, 2021, from 5-10 p.m. Lights, displays, fair food and more. Purchase tickets online. Anytime ticket $35/vehicle (5-10 p.m.), $25/vehicle (5-7 p.m., 7-9 p.m. and 9-10 p.m.). Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; 253-845-1771; thefair.com/holiday-magic.