Family fun calendar

  • Wed Dec 26th, 2012 8:05pm
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HOLIDAY EVENTS

Snohomish County

Marysville: Second annual Holiday Tour of Lights: Marysville’s Cedarcrest Golf Course is an after-dark winter wonderland where families ride aboard a Merrysville Express Rotary Train and traverse the winding paths amid 30 enchanting light displays, including penguin village, polar bear forest, Santa’s workshop; free activities include a community bonfire, music and carolers; tours are 6 to 9 p.m. through Saturdayat the course, 6810 84th St. NE, Marysville. Suggested donation of $3 per child, $5 adults or $20 for a family. Call the Marysville Parks and Recreation Department at 360-363-8400 or go to marysvillewa.gov/.

Stanwood: The Lights of Christmas, 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Warm Beach Camp, 20800 Marine Drive; holiday lights, treats, live music, storytelling and theater performances, Nativity scene, petting farm, pony and train rides, meet Santa and Bruce the Talking Spruce; $9, $10 and $15, free for ages 3 and younger; 360-652-7575, 800-228-6724; www.warmbeachlights.com.

Seattle and beyond

Woodland Park Zoo’s Wildlights: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. through Jan. 1 at N. 50th Street and Fremont Avenue N., Seattle; 206-548-2500; www.zoo.org. Check out wild animals and settings made from LED lights, visit animals, including reindeer, ride the carousel (extra cost) and enjoy other live entertainment. Tickets are $9.50 for adults, $6.50 for ages 3 to 12 and free to ages 2 and younger.

Point Defiance Zoolights: 5 to 9 p.m. through Jan. 1 at 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; www.pdza.org. Tickets $4.25 for members, $8.50 for nonmembers at the gate or $7.25 online or at Fred Meyer stores. Value passes that include admission to the zoo during the day and zoolights at night available from $12.75 to $15.75.

Seattle Center Winterfest: through Jan. 6; free; www.seattlecenter.com.

Through Jan. 6: Winterfest Ice Rink, Fisher Pavilion; admission includes skate rental: $7 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, and $2 children ages 5 and younger; cash only; see www.seattlecenter.com for hours.

Through Jan 6: Winter Train and Village, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Seattle Center Armory/Center House; miniature train ride through snowy, turn of the century village; $2 suggested donation; closed Jan. 1; www.seattlecenter.com.

Saturday: Ice sculpting, starts at noon outside Fisher Pavilion.

Through Jan. 6: Winterfest Student Showcases, various times in the Armory; see www.seattlecenter.com for a showcase schedule.

Through Dec. 31: The Magic of the Moment: PTSA Reflections, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Harrison Street Gallery, 3rd Floor Armory; selected artwork of Seattle Public School students; www.seattlecouncilptsa.org.

Saturday: The Dickens Carolers, 12:30 p.m. in the Armory; www.dickenscarolers.com.

Dec. 30: Eastside Modern Jazz Orchestra, 12:30 p.m. in the Armory; www.woodinvilleband.org/index.php.

Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Celebration, 8:15 to 11:45 p.m. in the Armory; The Rhythm Nation will play a diverse mix of popular dance, R&B and rock from the 1970s to today; www.therhythmnation.net.

events

Snohomish County

Free Everett Public Library programs: The Everett Public Library is hosting two free programs for families. Both programs are free; Main Library auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett. For more information about library events go to www.epls.org/calendar, or call 425-257-8000.

Introduction to Opera: This program has Seattle Opera’s Robert McClung presenting “The story of Cinderella” as it first appeared in an ancient Greek myth and about Rossini’s operatic version, “La Cerentola;” the opera is being performed in January by Seattle Opera and McClung’s talk introduces families to opera in general; 2 p.m. Jan. 4.

Mossyback Morris Men: This troupe performs an ancient British ritual dance, “The Morris,” that mixes street theater and dance and celebrates good earth and spreads good cheer. The troupe greets the audience and answers questions; 2 p.m. Jan. 6.

Seattle

“Plastics Unwrapped”: The Burke Museum explores the impact of plastics on people and the planet, from life before plastics to the effects of plastics on our health and the environment; runs through May 27 at the Burke Museum, on the University of Washington campus, at the corner of NE 45th St. and 17th Ave. NE. Admission: $10 general, $8 senior, $7.50 student/ youth. Admission is free to children four and under, Burke members, UW students, faculty, and staff. Admission is free to the public on the first Thursday of each month. Call 206-543-5590 or visit www.burkemuseum.org.

Tutankhamun: The Golden King and The Great Pharaohs: The exhibition features more than 100 objects from King Tut’s tomb and ancient sites representing some of the most important rulers throughout 2,000 years of ancient Egyptian history. Many of these objects have never toured in the United States before this exhibit. Come face-to-face with the largest image of King Tut ever unearthed — a 10-foot statue of the pharaoh; through Jan. 6 at Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle. Admission is $27.50, $24.50, $16.50 and $15.50. Call 206-443-2001, www.pacificsciencecenter.org.

Theater

Seattle

“The Wizard of Oz”: Meet the Munchins, Good Witch Glinda, Dorothy and all her friends in the wonderful land of Oz; because flying monkeys might be scary recommended for ages 5 and up; at various times through Jan. 6 at Seattle Children’s Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle; Tickets start at $29. Call 206-441.3322 or visit www.sct.org. Discounts for groups of 10 or more are available by calling the Group Sales Office at 206- 859.4054.

Nutcracker

Pacific Northwest Ballet: Various times through Saturday at 321 Mercer St. Seattle; 206-441-2424; www.pnb.org. Tickets $25 to $125 for adults and $22 to $113 for kids. Tickets available by phone, online or at the box office, 301 Mercer Street, Seattle.