International:The Seattle Public Library will be screening short films from around the world on Friday and Saturday as part of the Children’s Film Festival. The event is free, featuring animated and live action short films from England, Turkey, Russia, France, Japan, Germany and other countries.More.
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.