Okay my little Kirkland Elves, let's see what is in store for us this holiday...feel free to comment with other fun things I may have missed that you want to share.
2nd Annual Holiday Lights Contest- But hurry! FREE registration closes Dec 6th at noon. Decorate your home and also submit a photo to email@example.com by 12/9 at 5pm. The top 3 winners will be announced on 12/16 and receive a victory yard sign so they will be the envy of all of Kirkland.
Ladies Night Out at The Village at Totem Lake- 12/9 4-7 pm: happy hour, a wreath-making or Santa painting workshop and food and beverages. Grab a friend and buy your tickets here. The Village also has carols scheduled and of course, storytime with Ms. Claus at Barnes & Noble.
Kirkland Winter Market- Dec 11th 10 am-2 pm at Kirkland Urban/Peter Kirk Promenade. This is the last one, so be sure to check out these local vendors for winter produce, flowers, foods, and crafts.
Make your own parade with Duffy Boat's Holiday Light Cruise- Carillon Point Marina thru 1/2/22. 4 nightly parades at 3:30, 5:00, 6:30, and 8 pm. Be your own captain on an electric boat that is fully enclosed, heated, and fits 10 people. Book here. Our family did this last year- super fun!
Gingerbread House contest- on display at participating stores downtown.
"Sips & Snowballs" Wine Walk- Dec 17th 5 pm-9 pm for early admission. 21 and over. Buy your $25-$30 tickets here now so you can embark on a fun holiday adventure of shop-hopping and wine tasting.
Google Musical Holiday Lights on the Cross Kirkland Corridor- 12/8-1/1 nightly from 5-10 pm. Free show of 10,000 LED lights. You'll find this treasure at the Family Fitness and Play Area on the Cross Kirkland Corridor near the Google campus.
Visits with Santa- You can still catch the Big Guy at Kirkland Urban on Sat 12/11 11 am-2 pm and Sat 12/18 11 am- 2 pm. Crafts and a selfie-station too.
"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever"- live performances at Studio East through Dec 19th. Tickets are $20 student/senior and $25/adult.
Argosy Christmas Ship Festival- 12/11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 22. $50/adults, $47 seniors, $37 youth, and under 3 are free. This is always such a unique and festive way to enjoy the lake and holiday lights and carols.
Community Bonfires- Gather and watch the Christmas Ships by land! Marina Park Sat 12/11 2:10-2:35 and O.O. Denny Park Sunday 12/19 2:35-2:55 pm. Bonfires can be cancelled due to weather or burn bans. Call 425-587-3345 for 'day of' weather info.
The 12K's of Christmas is BACK- Registration is open for this Sun 12/12 festive run that starts in Marina Park.
Spa-La-La Still Spa Holiday Event- Tues 12/14 3-8pm at Still Spa at the Woodmark. Passport style with express treatments, complimentary wine, skincare and beauty advice, exclusive discounts, and special prizes. Buy your tickets here before they're gone.
(photo cred: Woodmark)
Carillon Kitchen (to-go holiday meals $85/pp) and Beach Café (3 courses, $95/pp) both have amazing Christmas dining options. Take out orders must be placed by 12/18 by calling 425-739-6363. Reservations for Beach Café are through Open Table ONLY.
Santa's Mailbox- you will find it in front of the downtown Bank of America until Dec 18th. Don't forget! Your little ones will get a reply! hohoho