Senior & Health Events
Costume Jewelry Sale
Dec 6, 1-6pm, Greenwood Senior Center, Costume Jewelry Sale
Free Silver Screeners for Seniors
Dec 7 at 10am, “Desk Set”, Wallingford Senior Center, 206-461-7825.
Wisdom Café: Food for Thought Dec 7, 2-3:30pm, Wisdom Cafes provide a place for older adults to engage in ongoing facilitated conversations about aging. This month’s topic is “Food for Thought” – what are the foods that bring you joy? Bring some recipes you want to share and the stories that go with them. Lake Forest Park Library,
Holiday Singalong Jamboree
Dec 10, 2-4pm, join Greenwood Senior Center memory loss community RSVP 206-297-0875. All Present Holiday Singalong Jamboree
NW Creative Aging with Town Hall
Dec 12, 7:30pm, join Misha Berson at Town Hall Seattle about Seattle’s current theatrical landscape, featuring artistic directors, Click here for more details and ticket info.
AARP Smart Driver Course
Dec 14 & 15, 1-5pm, driver refresher course on managing and accommodating common age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time, covers current rules of the road and defensive driving techniques, after course you receive a certificate entitling you to a discount on your auto insurance! Or as a refresher course to extend your discount, you must attend both classes to receive your certificate, $25 (or $20 for AARP members- bring your membership number), make checks payable to AARP, held at Seattle’s Wallingford Community Senior Center, to register, call 206-461-7825 or email More info about location and other events:
Aging Well Learning Community (North Bend Library & online)
Dec 16, 11:15-1:30pm, open-learning community dedicated to aging well, held both in person and online, please register by noon the day before the discussion to receive email information on the topic, questions?
Christmas Meal at the Senior Center
Dec 22, 12-2pm, registration open through Dec 20 – call to RSVP 206-297-0875.
Memory Navigator Consultation
Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am-3pm by appointment provided by The Memory Hub, 1021 Columbia Street in Seattle, rsvp on the Memory Navigator booking page
Senior Walking Group
Wednesdays 11am-noon, 45 minute walks through Magnuson Park, meet in parking lot E4 at the north end of Lake Shore Drive NE, sponsored by NEST senior service organization.
Women’s Group: Growing Older
Fridays led by NEST senior services organization, for more info call 206-525-6378.
Seniors Living Alone Group
Wednesdays 11am-noon, offered by Greenwood Senior Center, email to sign up.
Daily Arts Activities for people of all abilities by Silver Kite!
Free online AARP events (no membership needed). For a list of free online AARP events including health, wellness, arts, history and more visit this link: AARP Washington Events

Holiday Events
Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition
Dec 1, 6-8:30pm, benefits Pike Market Senior Center & Food bank, watch caroler teams compete for awards, mainstage on Pike Place at Westlake Park, various locations at Pike Place, Westlake Park & Downtown Seattle area, FREE event, donations accepted.
Free Outdoor Holiday Family-Friendly Party
Dec 1, 4:30-6:30pm, 10th Annual Twinkle Twinkle Freeway Park, festive treats, bonfire, carolers singing, roasted s’mores, cocoa, holiday lights, Freeway Park in downtown Seattle, FREE Twinkle Twinkle
Giving Marketplace
Dec 1-2, 10am-5pm, unique gifts, craft making and live music, Gates Foundation Discovery Center, 440 5th Ave N in Seattle, FREE  Giving Marketplace
Holiday Barter Fair & Exchange
Dec 2, 2pm, bring things you cooked, made or do a service to trade, free refreshments, Ballard Eagleson VFW Post, 2812 NW Market St in Seattle, by donation,  Barter Fair & Holiday Party
Old Fashioned Christmas
Dec 2, 11am-4pm, caroling, Father Christmas, coffee roasting, ornament-making, yule log at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum in Point Defiance Parkin Tacoma, Christmas Regale 
Holiday Market in Puyallup
Dec 2, noon-7pm, Pioneer Park Pavilion in Puyallup, free, catch the nearby Puyallup Santa Parade at 5pm (see below), Holiday Market 
Santa Parade in Auburn
Dec 2, live music at 4pm followed by lighted vehicles, floats, cars and walkers, Main Street from Auburn High to City Hall, free, Santa Parade
Santa Parade in Puyallup
Dec 2, 5pm, bands, floats, walking units go south down S. Meridian and then turn west on 5th Ave SW – nearby is the Holiday Market (12-7pm) in Pioneer Park Pavilion in Puyallup, Free, Santa Parade
Craft Show at the Seattle Center
Dec 2-3, hand-crafted clothing, jewelry, toys, stationary, art, candles, housewares, food at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, free, Urban Craft Uprising Winter Show
Phinney Winter Crafts Fair
Dec 2-3, 10am-5pm, arts, craft and gift vendors, musicians, dancers, lunch, baked goods, Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N in Seattle, Winter Festival & Crafts Fair 
Victorian Country Christmas
Dec 1-3, arts, jewelry, toys and gift vendors, Santa’s Village, carolers and performances, Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup, A Victorian Country Christmas 
Victorian Christmas market
Thru Dec. 3, A Victorian Country Christmas has 500 booths with vendors in Victorian costumes selling art, jewelry, decorations, clothing, and toys at Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 9th Ave. SW in Puyallup. Free parking.
Cocoa and Carols
Dec 9, 4-5pm, gather around the fire to sing holiday songs, then explore winter flower exhibit inside the WW Seymour Botanical Conservatory at Wright Park in Tacoma, 316 S. G Street, Tacoma FREE  Cocoa and Carols
Holiday Music for All Faiths
Dec 9m 7-9:30pm, family friendly music featuring choirs, soloists, singalongs of sacred and secular music for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and winter solstice plus storytelling and food for sale at Amazing Grace Spiritual Center, 2007 NW 61st in Seattle FREE Seattle Holiday Jingle Jam
Holidays at Carnation Farms
Dec 9th & 16th, Holiday Market, shop at the Historic Hippodrome; historic tour and stories of the farms on Dec 16 from 2-3pm (rsvp for limited space) email to reserve your space 
Gingerbread Contest
Thru Dec 15, vote for your favorite, Auburn Community & Event Center, Free, Gingerbread Contest 
Friday Night Lights in Redmond
Dec 2-16, live entertainment, crafts, food vendors, holiday lights, family parade (first night at 6:30pm), downtown park on Redmond Way Friday Night Celebrations 
Native Arts Market
Dec 15-17, clothing, jewelry, woodworking, drums, art prints, Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center at Seattle’s Discover Park, FREE  United Indians Native Art Market 
Christmas Boats on Lake Union
Dec 16, 7pm, lighted boats begin lining up from Aurora Bridge to Gas Works Park at 6:30pm then at 7pm the parade starts sailing counterclockwise around lake past MOHAI, Ivar’s Salmon House and back FREE  Seattle Christmas Boat Parade 
Bonsai Solstice
Dec 16, 4-7pm, live music, hot chocolate, kids activities, gift shop, Federal Way’s Bonsai Museum, flashlights welcome, by donation  A Bonsai Solstice
Native Craft Fair
Dec 16-17, 10am-5:30pm, fine art, native crafts, jewelry, smoked salmon, Duwamish Longhouse in Seattle, FREE  Native Art Market 
Handmade Holidays at the Market
Dec 18-22, 11am-2pm, weeklong event features live music, crafts, immersive family experience at Seattle’s Pike Place Market Crafty’s Handmade HoliDAYS
Holiday Magic at the Fairgrounds
Thru Dec 23, family fun, lights, interactive displays, festive food & drink, ice skating, train ride, holiday market, Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup, Holiday Magic 
Christmas Ships
Thru Dec 23, multiple locations, ride on the main ship with the choir, or on a “follow boat” for adults, or listen from shore (unless the performance is marked P for private in the schedule) during the Christmas Ship Festival with many departure points.
Bellevue Street Show
Thru Dec. 24, 7pm, arrive early to park and find a good viewing spot for the 20-minute show of lights, music, falling snow, young dancers, and drummers in uniform on Snowflake Lane (Bellevue Way between N.E. 4th & N.E. 8th). FREE
Reindeer Festival
Thru Dec 30, Cougar Mountain Zoo is decorated like the North Pole to welcome Santa and his reindeer and sleigh,  Issaquah Reindeer Festival  
Lights in Snohomish County
Thru Dec. 30, 5-10pm, a million lights, beautiful displays, and costumed characters as you drive your car through The Lights of Christmas, 20800 Marine Drive in Stanwood. Then park and see Santa’s Village. Last day for Santa is Dec. 23. Open Nov. 24 - 26, 30, Dec. 1 - 3, 7 - 10, 14 - 17, 20 - 23, 26 - 30, 2023. Video (2 minutes).
Winter at Seattle Center
Thru Dec. 31, enjoy holiday lights, bands, folk dancers, carolers, musicians, model trains, and ice sculptures during Winterfest at the Seattle Center. See entertainment schedule on web page. No events Dec. 25. FREE
Lights in Bellevue
Thru Dec. 31, Enjoy more than a half million colorful lights with displays at Garden d’Lights in Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St. in Bellevue. Free for age 10 and younger. You must buy timed tickets online. Some weeknights are cheaper. Closed Dec. 25.
Free Lights in Everett
Dec 1-31, free winter wonderland every December evening at the Evergreen Arboretum Gardens next to Legion Memorial Park, FREE Wintertide Lights 
Winterfest at the Seattle Center
Dec 2-31, holiday lights, bands, Mexican dance, carolers, model trains, ice sculptures, Christmas Village, Seattle Center, view entertainment schedule on the following link: Winterfest
Festival of the Nativity in Bellevue, 
Dec 3-10, 1-9pm, over 550 creches from around the world, music plus 150 Christmas trees, free, Bellevue Festival of the Nativity 
Celtic Christmas
Dec 3-22, Irish music, dance, storytelling, juggling and songs performed by Magical Strings, shows in Kent, Mount Vernon, Leavenworth, Celtic Yuletide
Lights at Tacoma Zoo
Thru Jan. 1, bundle up to admire 800,000 holiday lights and displays at Zoolights from 4:30 to 10 p.m. at Point Defiance Zoo, 5400 N Pearl St. in Tacoma. The kids area has goats, and there are fire pits. Closed Dec. 24 & 25.
Gingerbread Displays
Thru Jan. 1, see elaborate houses made mostly of food at the Gingerbread Village at Sheraton Grand Seattle, 1400 6th Ave. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (except closes 11 p.m. on Fridays & Saturdays). Donation.
Tacoma Skandia Dances
First & Third Friday Dances, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave W. Lynnwood, $10-$15, masking required at indoor events,

Community Events
NW Stream Center
Dec 2, 10am-2pm, Maker’s Bazaar for unique nature themed gifts, then get outside and enjoy the boardwalk, admission is free to the NW Stream Center throughout the month of December,
Jazz Vespers
Dec 3, 6 to 8 pm, Seattle Jazz Vespers presents Jake Bergevin Quintent at Seattle First Baptist, 1111 Harvard Ave. in Seattle. FREE, goodwill offering. 
Free Choral Evensong
Dec 3, 4:30 pm, Saint Mark’s Evensong Choir performs its monthly Choral Evensong service in the cathedral nave at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave. E in Seattle. FREE
The Year in Review
Dec 6, 5:30-8pm, event focusing on the biggest issues and major stories that defined our civic life in 2023 presented by Seattle City Club at The Collective, 400 Dexter Ave N in Seattle, 5:30pm is reception, speaker at 6:30pm, panel discussion at 7:30pm, $25, The Year in Review 
Green Lake Pathway of Lights
Dec 9, 4:30-7:30pm, glowing luminaries, live music, hot air balloons first hour (if weather allows), Seattle’s Green Lake, consider donating canned goods for the food bank, FREE, Green Lake Pathway of Lights
Rick Steves: European Music
Dec 10-11, 6:30pm lecture by Steve, 7:30pm music and photos, Edmonds Center for the Arts, Europe: A Symphonic Journey 
Family-Friendly Dance Party at Third Place Commons 
Dec 16, 11-11:45am, world music and high-energy interactive dance and movement, all ages welcome, takes place at Lake Forest Park Town Center
Midwinter Revels
Dec 16-20, family oriented celebration of winter solstice with music, dance, theater, song and storytelling with Medieval theme, Rialto Theater Tacoma The Midwinter Revels 
Model Train Festival
Dec 22-Jan 1, model trains run through detailed scenes of the Pacific Northwest, railroad history displays, Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave in Tacoma (closed Dec 24 & 24), Model Train Festival 
Movie: Fiddler on the Roof Singalong
Dec 25, noon, see this classic film about Jewish tradition, hear live Klezmer music, enjoy free vegetarian noodle take-out, annual tradition at SIFF Uptown Cinema, 511 Queen Anne Ave N in Seattle, $27,  Fiddler on the Roof Sing Along

KCLS Events
KCLS offers free events, both in person and virtual. For info on all events contact 425-462-9600 or check to RSVP or find additional information. Some events require registration as noted, although walk-ins are welcome if space is available.

Holiday and Winter Photography (Shoreline Library)

Dec 2, 2-3:30pm, learn new approaches
Let’s Get Growing Indoors
Dec 3, 2-3:30pm, hands-on session about planting and growing seeds inside well-suite for NW gardens,
Basic Ballet for Adult Bodies (Shoreline Library)
Dec 5, 6-7pm, work on balance, strength, flexibility, posture in this slow-paced class, wear comfortable clothes, bring water and towel, rsvp
Digital Payment Systems (online)
Dec 6, 2-3pm, learn about common payment systems such as PayPal and Zelle and see if they are a good fit for you, presented by Bridget of Gentle Tech Help, please register by 1pm on the day of the program to receive email link (if you don’t see the link check your spam or junk folder)
Cyndi’s List for Genealogy Research (online)
Dec 6, 6:30-7:45pm, explore “Cyndi’s List” with creator and innovator Cyndi Ingle, for 26 years, Cyndi’s List, a free categorized list (with more than 337,000 links) has been a top genealogical research tool, Cyndi will use specifics for beginners as well as guidance for more advanced researchers, learn how to make the most of the categories and links, please register for link
Wisdom Café: Food for Thought
Dec 7, 2-3:30pm, Wisdom Cafes provide a place for older adults to engage in ongoing facilitated conversations about aging. This month’s topic is “Food for Thought” – what are the foods that bring you joy? Bring some recipes you want to share and the stories that go with them. Lake Forest Park Library,
Holiday Book Sale (Lake Forest Park Library)
Dec 9, 11am-4pm, great selection of pre-loved books,
Yoga for Healthy Backs (Bothell Library)
Dec 9, 12:30-1:30pm, learn basic back anatomy and yoga postures that support back health, mats are optional, rsvp
Wilderness Survival Essentials (Kenmore Library)
Dec 9, 3-5pm, learn about the keys to effective shelter-building, water purification, fire-making, wild edibles foraging and other skills that can keep you alive in an emergency and enhance your outdoor experiences, presented by Jason Knight, Alderleaf Wilderness College in Monroe and author,
End of Life Ready: Intro to Advance Planning (Richmond Beach Library)
Dec 12, 6-7pm, presentation and Q&A on how to plan ahead for end-of-life, how to prepare an Advance Directive, how to choose a Health Care Agent, what choices rae legal and accessible,
Day Hiking in the Central Cascades (Shoreline Library)
Dec 12, 6-7pm, presented by guidebook author Craig Romano, explore trails along US 2 corridor and more,
Video Calling (online)
Dec 13, 2-3pm, look at the most popular video calling options and how they work on different devices, presented by Bridget of Gentle Tech Help,
Decluttering Books and Papers (online)
Dec 13, 6-7, part 2 of 3, process and rules of keeping books and how to sort your piles of paper into just 3 piles, (part 3 is Jan 9) Decluttering Books and Papers Using the Kon Marie Method
Aging Well Learning Community (North Bend Library & online)
Dec 16, 11:15-1:30pm, open-learning community dedicated to aging well, held both in person and online, please register by noon the day before the discussion to receive email information on the topic, questions?
Family-Friendly Dance Party at Third Place Commons 
Dec 16, 11-11:45am, world music and high-energy interactive dance and movement, all ages welcome, takes place at Lake Forest Park Town Center
What are You Reading Book Group (Bothell Library)
Dec 19, 6:30-7:30pm, what are you reading, what do you want to read, what did you start but did not finish, open-ended discussion with recommendations from others,
Intro to Genealogy (online)
Dec 20, 7-8pm, join professional genealogist to learn research techniques,
Cookbook Book Group (Kenmore Library)
Dec 20, 6:30-7:30pm, “The Italian Vegetable Cookbook” try making a recipe of your own choice from the book then send a photo of the finished dish to the librarian along with brief comments about your experience, then attend the event for a slide show of everyone’s successes and failures,
Arts Activities by SilverKite! SilverKite Community Arts offers online inter-generational workshops, talks, social hours and performances FREE for KCLS patrons. We hope that by offering these opportunities, we are providing stimulating creative engagement opportunities and social connection. These workshops last approximately one hour.
Digital Navigator Appointments
Availability varies, Description: Would you like help to do something on the computer or online – setting up email, filling out a form or getting on social media? Do you need affordable options for getting your own computer, device or in-home broadband connection? A Digital Navigator can help achieve your tech goals. In a 30-minute appointment online or by phone, your navigator will help you find ways to learn the skills you want or understand your options for the in-home connection you need. To make an appointment to meet online or by phone to get one-on-one help with your questions, call 800.462.9600 or click here:
Genealogy Help with Eastside Genealogical Society; Wednesdays, 1-3pm; get your genealogy questions answered with one-on-one help with a volunteer. This is a one hour appointment for an individual. Please register. EGS will send you an email with a Zoom link at least one hour before your appointment.