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Old 10-04-2009, 09:02 PM
 
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Default Christmas time in Seattle is so much fun. I love it.

The Macy's Holiday Parade











The Macy's train display


The crowds


Santa at Nordstrom Flagship




Macy's Star/Westlake Plaza Christmas Tree


The Fairmont Olympic Hotel






The gingerbread houses at the Sheraton downtown.


Seattle Center






Pike Place Market


Street performers and carolers along with the Westlake merry-go-round.


I can't wait!
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Old 10-04-2009, 09:16 PM
 
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I'm actually sad to miss it this year- it's such a beautiful time of the year in Seattle and by far my favorite. BTW, pwwright you take awesome pictures.
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Old 10-05-2009, 12:23 AM
 
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Those are great photos just posted! In case you missed the reference in it, be sure to check out the gingerbread houses in the lobby of the Sheraton in downtown Seattle
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Old 10-05-2009, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Looking forward to it. Ever year I throw and all-day party for the parade and tree lighting since I live along the parade route. It always turns into a crazy dance party and usually draws some crowds staring up from the street. Good times.
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Old 10-05-2009, 06:59 AM
 
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Looking forward to it. Ever year I throw and all-day party for the parade and tree lighting since I live along the parade route. It always turns into a crazy dance party and usually draws some crowds staring up from the street. Good times.
I always threw parade parties too. Lots of fun when you live on the parade routes.

Damn my company for shipping me elsewhere this year for December. I am not scheduled to be back in Seattle until January.
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Old 10-05-2009, 03:11 PM
 
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Default Winterfest and Caroling Competition

Winterfest happens from the day after Thanksgiving to December 31st. Various performers, bands, choirs, dance troupes, ice skating rink, bon fires, winter train and village, story telling.
Seattle Center - Create your Seattle Center Experience! (http://www.seattlecenter.com/programs/detail.asp?EV_EventNum=24 - broken link)

Winter Worldfest showcases some of the best ethnic entertainment, from bagpipes to Native American storytelling, Indian dance, music from the Andes and West Africa, Irish step dancing, flamenco dance and Bavarian folk dancing.

The Winter Solstice Fire Festival happens at the International Fountain.

The Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Competition: Several streets in downtown are closed for choirs,dance groups, and small ensambles to perform. Very festive. Below are some pics I took from last years event.






















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Old 10-06-2009, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Ahh Winterfest. It's a nice change from the usual tired ethnic entertainment, from bagpipes to Native American storytelling, Indian dance, music from the Andes and West Africa, Irish step dancing, flamenco dance and Bavarian folk dancing that the Seattle Center hosts all year long anyways.
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Old 10-07-2009, 01:26 AM
 
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Christmas Eve service at St. Mark's and St. James are both wonderful, as is the O Antiphon service on the first Sunday of Advent. The Lights of Christmas at Warm Beach near Stanwood is the best Christmas light display in Washington.

The Seattle Tudor Choir and the Medieval Women's Choir both put on great Christmas concerts.
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:58 PM
 
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Go see the Christmas ships, for sure, they run the whole month of December at various places.
Also, in early December, usually before/around the 10th, Seattle Parks & rec hosts a "Pathway of Lights" where a ring of luminarias light the path around Green Lake. They usually have singers, musicians, hot chocolate, etc. It's really sweet.
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Old 12-13-2009, 01:36 PM
 
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A nice picture of a Christmas Ship at sunset, here:

West Seattle Blog… Christmas Ship in West Seattle
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