To do: Holiday festivities, music, trees, Santa, more

Get a tree: Check out our list of cut-your-own tree farms here. Or get the info you need to cut a tree out in the forest here.

Snohomish holiday fun: The city is working hard to welcome visitors on the day after Thanksgiving. On Friday, there will be live music at 4 p.m. Then Santa will begin a cruise down First Street at 5:45 followed by a tree lighting at 6 p.m. After that, Santa will hang around to visit with kids. Free photos will be available from about 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Bring your own camera. Get more info here.

Wreath making: Several local nurseries are offering classes this weekend.

Family music Tim Noah, Cyndi Soup, Gus Puppy and friends will lead a family-friendly musical performance in celebration of things to be thankful for at the Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater in Snohomish. The show is at 1 p.m. Friday. Admission is by donation. Get more info here.

Handmade gifts: Bring your kids, ages 3 and up, to Bee Bops &Lollipops in Snohomish from 4 to 5 p.m. on Friday. Kids will be making up to three different gifts, $4 for each gift. Get more info here.

Winterfest: A wonderland of sparkling lights, activities for kids and a variety of entertainment begins Friday at the Seattle Center. There will be ice skating, ice sculpting, performances, a mini train village and more. Get more info and a schedule here.

Everett holiday shopping: Many businesses around downtown Everett will be offering deals on Saturday, a day dubbed Small Business Saturday. Get more info here.

Sing: A sing-along “Sound of Music” is at noon on Saturday at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Tickets are $15 to $20. Costumes are encouraged. Get more info here.

Moving fast: A combo of mime, dance and acrobatics is on tap at McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon on Sunday. “Frogz” is a presentation of Imago Theatre. Tickets are $25 and $15 for children under 12. Get more info here.

“It’s a Wonderful Life”: The Thanksgiving tradition continues with a weekend of screenings and a visit from Karolyn Grimes, who played Zuzu in the film. The shows are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Everett Historic Theatre. Grimes will attend the Saturday show to introduce the film and answer questions afterward. Tickets are $12. For $50, you can attend a reception with Grimes from 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Get more info here.

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