Kraken at the Ice Rink
The Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink opened for skating Nov. 18 and will run through Jan. 8. This 25-year holiday tradition features 9,000 square feet of ice, a spacious viewing area, on-site concessions, and free parking. On Dec. 4 and Dec. 11, come out and visit the Kraken at its booth located outside the rink from 12-3 p.m. They'll be giving away prizes, promotional materials, and more. Bring your families, kids, and friends and skate away — rain, shine, or snow. Click here for more information on the Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink’s upcoming events.
Fox Hollow Winter Festival 2022
Stop by Issaquah's Fox Hollow Farm for an all-ages winter celebration Dec. 8-11 from 2-9 p.m. Kids will get the chance to explore elf's workshop playhouses, tour the Polar Express storybook and winter light walk, craft snowmen ornaments, and write letters to Santa. Attendees also can cozy up to one of the many fire pits, roast s'mores, and snap pictures at the festival's pop-up photo experience. If you’re looking to make your stop even more unforgettable, consider reserving a private dining "snow globe" for you and up to five additional guests. Reservations include private access, a bottle of alcoholic or non-alcoholic bubbly, a bowl of truffle popcorn, a charcuterie board, and chocolate chip cookies. Click here to purchase your ticket(s).
‘Twas the Night at Kirkland Performance Center
Studio East has announced the return of its annual holiday musical, ‘Twas the Night... Now in its 21st year at the theater, the iconic musical will hit the Kirkland Performance Center stage for the first time. An annual tradition for many Eastside families, ‘Twas the Night... recounts the famous poem it's named after through the eyes of not just the humans involved but the run-away mice, hungry cats, "hoofing" reindeer, and Santa Claus himself. Sixty young actors between ages 5-19, along with a few adult actors, will perform the musical for one weekend only Dec. 2-4. Learn more about the show and purchase tickets here.