Go snowshoeing: It's a great way to get out in the winter and it's fun for adults and kids. We have a story about snowshoeing and a list of guided trips to get you started.
Fishing and shooting: Cabela's in Tulalip offers an ice fishing and shooting event for kids from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Kids will learn firearm and archery safety and how to set up a rod for ice fishing. Get more info here.
Lights fantastic: Saturday and Sunday are your last chances to see the millions of "Lights of Christmas" at Warm Beach Camp near Stanwood. Admission is $15 for teens and adults, $11 for seniors and military, $10 for kids 4 to 12, and free for kids 3 and younger. Get tickets here. Sunday is pay-what-you-can-afford night at the gate.
More lights: The tractor-pulled Merrysville Express train makes its final run through the Holiday Tour of Lights at Cedarcrest Golf Course Saturday night. Suggested donations are $3 to $5, or $20 for a family. The golf course is at 6810 84th St. NE, Marysville.
Another last chance: Test your vocal cords at a Community Messiah Sing at 7 Saturday night at St. Aidans Episcopal Church, 1318 Highway 532. Camano Island. Bring your own score, borrow or buy one at the event. Call 360-939-0240 for information.
Choir carols: Listen to the pros sing as the Tudor Choir and Players present traditional carols for Christmas and the new year at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Blessed Sacrament Church, 5041 Ninth Ave. NE, Seattle. Tickets are $20 to $30 at brownpapertickets. com or tudorchoir.org. Call 206-323-9415 for more information.
Winter animals: Bundle up and visit Woodland Park Zoo to see animals who thrive in cold. It's open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $8.75 to $12.75. Then, sparkling LED lights will transform the zoo during WildLights, featuring indoor and outdoor light displays, reindeer and other animals and carolers. The event is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. daily through Jan. 4. Tickets are $6.50 to $9.50. More.
Ships: Sail through the Sound on a family holiday brunch cruise this Saturday. It's $46 for adults and $18 for youth, including a festive spread with options for the whole family. More.
Library fun: The Sno-Isle libraries have a lineup of events for kids Friday and Saturday.
- Be the architect of your own creation, using Legos and Roylco Straws at 2 p.m. Friday at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave.
- See exploding toothpaste. Discover if raisins can dance. Experiment with bouncing blobs at the 11 a.m. Friday at the Lake Stevens Library, 1804 Main St.
- Hear about the sometimes sweet and sometimes scary stories of gingerbread at 2 p.m. Friday at the Edmonds Library, 550 Main St. You'll also get to create your own gingerbread design. For ages 5-11.
- Watch "Monsters University," at 2 p.m., Friday at the Arlington Library, 135 N. Washington Ave.
- Unravel the mysteries of light at 4 p.m. Friday at the Darrington Library, 1005 Cascade St.
- Check out Dr. Owl's Silly Science at 2 p.m. at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave.
- Teen gamers can play old favorites or learn a new one at 2 p.m. at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd.
- School-age kids can watch "Teen Beach Movie" (rated G) from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Darrington Library, 1005 Cascade St.
- The Lynnwood Library is planning a sugar high for school-age kids with the science of sweets at 2 p.m. 19200 44th Ave. W.
- Tears of Joy puppet theater presents: "The Mantis and the Moon" at 3 p.m. at the Edmonds Library, 550 Main St.
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