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Holiday lighting, WildLights, Small Business Saturday in Greenwood-Phinney Ridge this weekend

November 27th, 2015 · Comments

Here’s what’s happening in and around Phinney Ridge and Greenwood this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.

Teen Program: Game On! From 2-4 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N.

Woodland Park Zoo’s WildLights starts tonight and runs through Jan. 3.

Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday, which means you’re encouraged to spend your holiday dollars at neighborhood businesses, many of which are having special sales and events, including Adorn, at 7003 3rd Ave. NW, which is having a trunk show with leather goods, jewelry and apparel from Elk Accessories in Australia.

GloCone and Monkey Lighting at the Phinney Center’s old air raid tower, corner of North 67th and Phinney Avenue North, from 5-6 p.m. Saturday. Sing carols, enjoy refreshments, and one child will be selected from the crowd to “throw the switch” to turn on the lights.

Taproot Theatre continues its special holiday show, “This Christmas.”

Holiday Sale of Himalayan Handicraft from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism, 108 NW 83rd St.

Traffic-wise, if you’re venturing out of the neighborhood this weekend:

  • The Macy’s Holiday Parade starts at 9 a.m. Friday downtown. Needless to say, traffic and parking will be tough, and numerous bus routes will be affected. Check Metro’s Service Advisories page for reroute information.
  • The Huskies host the Cougars for the Apple Cup at 12:30 p.m. Friday. (If you aren’t going to the game, you can watch it for free on a big screen at the Central Library; doors open at 11:30 a.m.)
  • Westlake Tree Lighting ceremony and Macy’s Star Lighting and Fireworks show starts at 5:25 p.m. Friday.
  • Pacific Northwest Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker starts Friday night and runs through December.
  • Winterfest at Seattle Center begins Friday and runs through Dec. 31, with festivities throughout the Center, the Armory and the ice rink at Fisher Pavilion.
  • Seattle Children’s Kids Marathon starts at 10 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Streets will be closed and buses rerouted.
  • Seattle Marathon and half marathon are Sunday morning, with waves starting at 7:15 a.m. All streets should reopen by 2:15 p.m.
  • Seahawks battle the Pittsburg Steelers starting at 1:25 p.m. Sunday.

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