Today I am compiling a list of a few holiday activities that we try to get to each December. This year with a little one, we may have to make a few changes to our holiday schedule (mostly getting out earlier in the evening) but we hope to check several of these events off our list!
Bellevue Garden d'Lights- This event costs $5, but there are usually several free evenings. The crowds are fewer on the nights that you pay and honestly I think the small fee is worth it! The Christmas lights here are pretty incredible. I took the photo above a couple of years ago.
Sheraton Gingerbread Houses- This event is an absolute favorite. And it's free, although there are places available for donation. Each year several architecture firms in Seattle create AMAZING gingerbread houses and every year there is a different theme. I can't wait to go this year! I suggest going on a weeknight, because it can get CRAZY on Saturday or Sunday.
Candy Cane Lane- This is located in the Ravenna neighborhood of Seattle where all the houses decorate with Christmas lights. It is usually only lit up about a week or so before Christmas. The traffic is usually so terrible that we haven't gone the past couple of years, but I think it might be fun this year to take Lucy. I am curious how she will react to Christmas lights and she loves to ride in the car, so win-win.
Woodland Park Zoo Lights- I haven't gotten to see the Zoo lights yet! It is first on our list this year! I think that Lucy will love it. The cost is $9.75, but since we have a zoo pass, it will be $2 off.
Westlake Merry-Go-Round- This is another activity that we have yet to do! Now that I have a little one, this is definitely on our list. I think Lucy will get a kick out of the Carousel.