Wine walk, shopping, holiday lights and more fun

Sip and shop: A holiday wine walk will take over downtown Snohomish on Saturday evening. Bring your own glass and wear your ugliest sweater for a chance to win a prize. The rest of the details are here.

See the lights: The Lights of Christmas at Warm Beach has added features this year to make the event even more fun for visitors. It is open on Saturday and Sunday from 5 to 10 p.m. Find all the details here.

Live holiday music Pacifica Chamber Orchestra’s upcoming concert is a season favorite. This year’s concert is Sunday afternoon in Everett. The program is fun and festive, and includes music by Vaughn-Williams, Mozart, Haydn, Ostijn and Telemann. To add to the festive atmosphere, the concert includes a carol sing along. Following the performance, the audience can meet the Pacifica members over holiday cookies and beverages. More information here.

See the Nutcracker: You have plenty of options to see this beloved holiday classic. With all the shows, you should be able to find something to fit your family and your budget. Take a look at our story about Olympic Ballet Theatre here. The story includes a list of other performances of “The Nutcracker” in the area.

Get in the holiday spirit: The 12th annual Christmas Spectacular is at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Everett Civic Auditorium, 2416 Colby Ave. The event features TV personality Brian Tracey and musician Dehner Franks. There will be a talent show, live music and entertainment. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 online or at the door.

Holiday decorations: The Snohomish Historical Society’s annual parlor tour features five private homes decorated for the holidays, plus the Blackman House Museum, Kikendall Cabin and Waltz Building. Read about it here and see photos with a sneak peak of the tour.

Make glass jewelry: You can make your own fused glass jewelry at Schack in Everett on Sunday afternoon. Click here for details and to register.

Shop local: An artists Christmas Sale is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday to Saturday and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at 21302 Echo Lake Road, Snohomish. The event will offer a selection of paintings by artists who have painted Northwest scenes for more than 20 years along with note cards, cookie boxes, knit hats and jewelry. For more information, call Joan Pinney at 360-668-8805.

Laugh: Comedy improv teams will battle for the top spot in a tournament at 8:05 p.m. Saturday at Black Box Theatre at Edmonds Community College, 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. Tickets are $10, online or at the door.

Run: A Santa Dash is on Saturday in Stanwood. The 5K Fun Run and Walk starts at 8 a.m. Saturday at the old Thrifty store, 8815 272nd St. NW, downtown. Santas of all ages will be running around Stanwood and all are invited to join the fun. Participants can run, jog, walk, dance, roll or jingle your way to the finish line. Race timing chips will be provided. Cost is $15 for early registration or $20 the day of the race.

More in Life

This beefy ex-cop has a delicate hobby: intricate paper-cut art

You can see Tom Sacco’s creations at the upcoming Everett Art Walk.

Kamiak student Aidan Norris (center) drags Matthew Ninh into a scene as Mitchell Beard (left) reads his lines. (Ian Terry / The Herald)
Joy, disappointment at Kamiak High’s ‘Spamalot’ auditions

More than 80 students try out for 45 roles in the outrageous Monty Python musical comedy.

Arlington eagle fest wants your nature-themed artwork, haiku

Local residents of an artistic bent are invited to submit… Continue reading

What’s new for 2018 for travelers in Scandinavia

Sweden, Norway and Finland have embarked on many urban, cultural and transit projects.

Kia Rio subcompact takes a classy step up in 2018

A new design, roomier cabin, and better fuel economy are among the improvements on the 2018 Kia Rio.

Overcome your fear of death, in a book title at least

Three novels about death worth reading at Everett Public Library.

Dolores O’Riordan was lead singer of Irish band The Cranberries

The police force said the death was being treated as “unexplained.”

‘Trump saying something racist isn’t exactly news anymore:’ ‘SNL’

The week’s news was dominated by reports that Trump disparaged Haiti, El Salvador and all of Africa.

Bald eagle no longer listed as ‘sensitive species’ in the state

A recent study found that eagle numbers are strong throughout Washington.

Most Read