Pacific Northwest Christmas Events, Tree Farms and Bazaars – 2013 Edition

Pacific Northwest Christmas Events

Pacific Northwest Christmas Events, Tree Farms

and Bazaars – 2013 Edition

Now that it’s November, it’s time to start thinking about the Christmas season & all of the fun holiday events that are beginning this month.  We are teaming up once again with Angela from Frugal Living NW and Karrie from Happy Moneysaver to bring you a roundup of Christmas events, popular craft & gift bazaars and  Christmas tree farms around the Northwest!

If you see an event or Christmas tree farm that we missed, fill out this form and we’ll add it to the post! Let us know what your favorites are, too, and what you like about them!

Here’s what you’ll find:

  • Thrifty NW Mom – Christmas Events & Christmas Tree Farms around Western Washington (from Whatcom County to Centralia/Chehalis Area)
  • Frugal Living NW - Christmas Events & Christmas Tree Farms around Western Oregon and Southwest Washington
  • Happy Moneysaver – Christmas Events & Christmas Tree Farms for Eastern Washington and  Oregon

Don’t forget that you’ll find the best free or frugal ($5 or less) family events & activities going on around the Northwest, as well as national events, each Friday morning! Check out the full list of fun & frugal family events from previous weeks.


King County:

North Sound:

South Sound:



King County:

  • Molbak’s Festival of Poinsettias - Woodinville, Starts November 8th – December 24th; 14 foot high poinsettia tree, more than 25 varieties of poinsettias, themed Christmas trees & more. Take pictures with Santa on weekends from Nov. 30th – Dec 22nd, from 11 – 3pm.
  • Swanson’s Reindeer Festival - Seattle (Ballard area); November 9th – December 24th; Visit with 2 reindeer, a camel & a miniature donkey; miniature holiday train setup
  • Yulefest – Seattle, WA – November 23rd & 24th
  • Festival of Trees - Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle; November 23rd – Dec 4th; Free admission
  • Gingerbread Village - Sheraton Hotel in Seattle, November 26th – January 1st; Open 24 hours/day, 7 days/wk; FREE admission
  • Downtown Macy’s Holiday Parade - Seattle – November 29th, begins at  9am
  • Downtown lighting of Christmas Tree & Macy’s Star – Seattle, November 29th, 5pm
  • Winterfest - Seattle Center, Seattle – November 29th – December 31st (with ice rink open thru 1/5/12); Free family activities & entertainment
  • Snowflake Lane – Bellevue, November 29th – December 24th at 7pm every night (changes to Celebration Lane from Dec 26th – December 31st), FREE -nightly display of lights, music, drumming by toy soldiers & much more. (We have gone the last few years & my girls just love it – and so do we!)
  • Garden D’Lights – Bellevue Botanical Gardens – November 30th –  January 4th; 5pm – 10pm; $5/admission or 10 & younger – Free; There are a number of FREE nights – make sure to check the schedule (they are undergoing construction, but said this will not affect the lights, there will just be a different entrance)
  • Christmas Ship Festival - Seattle; November 29th – December 23rd; the Argosy ship & other boats travel to 45 communities with choirs on board, broadcasting their carols over loud speakers so that those on shore can hear.
  • Providence O’Christmas Trees Christmas Carnival - The Westin Seattle Ballroom; Monday December 2nd; 12-8pm; Free event. Caspar Babypants performing, kids crafts, visit with Santa, snacks & much more.
  • The Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Competition - Seattle (Westlake Center), December 6th from 5 – 8:30pm; 40+ caroling teams
  • Journey to Bethlehem Living Nativity – Auburn; December 5th – 8th; We went to this the last 2 years & this was the highlight of our Christmas activities – our girls loved it! Very well-done!
  • Candy Cane Lane - Seattle –  4pm – 11pm daily (no info on start dates yet, though)
  • New Years Eve at the Space Needle - Seattle – December 31st

North Sound:

  • Lights of Christmas - Warm Beach/Stanwood; open 20 nights during the month of December (see website for full listing); Starts December 5th – December 29th
  • Christmas Tree Lighting & Santa’s Arrival - Country Village Shops, Bothell; December 7th at 10am & 8pm (although there will be earlier activities); train rides, free hot roasted chestnuts & more

South Sound / Peninsula / Coast:

  • Fantasy Lights - Spanaway – Sunday November 24th from 5-7pm; $3/person or $9 for family of 4 if you pre-buy tickets – you can walk thru the light display (rather than driving); afterwards Fantasy Lights is open from November 28th – January 1, 2013 from 5:30pm – 9 pm. Will operate every night including Christmas & New Years.
  • Old Cannery Bridge Lighting - November 29th – 5pm for Bridge Lighting & then fireworks; Sleigh rides on weekends in December (stay tuned to their website for more current info) & Santa pictures
  • Zoolights - Point Defiance Zoo, Tacoma – November 29th – January 5th; 5pm – 9pm; Open every night except 12/24. Admission is $7.25/person online or at Fred Meyer ($8.50/gate). Zoo members will get in for $4.25/person
  • A Victorian Country Christmas – Puyallup, WA – December 4th – 8th
  • Tidefest – Gig Harbor, WA – December 3rd & 4th
  • Living Nativity - Gig Harbor, WA at Discovery Baptist Church – December 7th & 8th; over 200 cast members plus live animals. (I’ve heard from friends that this is an amazing live nativity event! Definitely something we’ll be putting on our calendar this year!)


If you don’t see your favorite Christmas tree farm listed, make sure to check out the Puget Sound Christmas Tree Association list, too.

King County:

North Sound:

South Sound / Peninsula:

  • Riverlook Farm’s Red Barn Tree Farm -  119th & Highway 162, Puyallup ; Opens November 29th. Train ride out  to the fields. This is one of the most popular tree farms in the Pierce County area. We’ve gone to it for quite a few years & love it there, but it does get very, very busy on weekends.
  • Snowshoe Evergreen Tree Farm - 10716 State Route 162 East, Puyallup; Opens November 29th – December 15th.
  • Double 4 Tree Farm – Tacoma, WA – Open November 29th – December 21st; Tue-Fri 12 pm to 4 pm; Weekends 9 am to 4 pm
  • Hillside Tree Farm – Sumner, WA – Open November 29th ; Sat-Sun 9 am to 4 pm; Weekdays 12 pm to 4 pm
  • Ohop Ridge Tree Farm – Eatonville, WA – Opens November 29th – December 16th. Weekends Only 10 am to Dusk
  • Holiday Christmas Trees – Eatonville, WA –No dates yet, make sure to check back; Fri-Sun 9 am to Dusk
  • Hunter’s Christmas Tree Farm - Lacey/Yelm area; 7401 Yelm Hwy. SE; Opens November 29th – December 23rd. – 10am – 6pm weekdays; 9am -6pm weekends; Yule tree wagons to take you to the fields, free hot chocolate/coffee, reindeer, Santa visits on the first 3 weekends
  • Henry’s Tree Farm – Poulsbo, WA – Weekdays 10 am to 4:30 pm; Weekends 8 am to 4:30 pm. No updated dates yet.
  • Five Springs Tree Farm – Olalla, WA – Open Friday November 29th & then all Sat & Sundays & part day Fridays.  9 am to 5 pm

If we’ve missed your favorite event, bazaar or Christmas tree farm, fill out this submission form to let us know about it!



  1. Becky Kinney says

    The Junior Junction School, in Auburn, is hosting a Bazaar on Tuesday December 6th from 6-8pm with all proceeds benefiting Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society. Vendors include: Pampered Chef, ThirtyOne, Mary Kay, Osbourn Books, Tastefully Simple. There will also be a Bake Sale. The address to the school is 13303 SE 288 St, Auburn, WA 98092

  2. Becky Turner says

    Come see Christmas Island! It is set up in Maytown @ 2920 Tierney St, Olympia Wa. 98512. It is free ,opened every night from dusk till 9:30 ish and on Friday & Saturday nights we have refreshments and a cozy fire going in the barn. Opening night is Saturday,Nov.30 at 6 pm!

  3. says

    Everett UCC Winter Wonderland Holiday Bazaar is Nov. 9, 9:30 – 5; Facebook event here:

    Holiday Boutique @ The Hollywood Schoolhouse in Woodinville, November 13-17th. Wed 4-8, Thurs-Sat 9:30-8, Sunday 10-5.

    MOPS Boutique in Everett; November 23rd from 10 to 5.

    Designer Disaster Sale at IUOE Union Hall in Bothell, December 14 from 10-5

  4. Grace Peters says

    Church On The Hill
    2nd Annual Christmas Bazaar
    Saturday, December 7, 9 AM – 4 PM

    11715 214th Ave E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391

    FREE Entrance – FREE Parking – FREE Candy Canes

    Family Christmas Photos!

    Crafters, Vendors, Gently Used Christmas Decor, Raffle Prizes, Bake Sale, Hot Cocoa, Coffee, Christmas Music, Christmas Movies, Candy Canes. Family Friendly Atmosphere

    For Vendor info:

  5. says

    Live Nativity 2013 Road to Bethlehem

    December 16th through the 20th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm, Calvary Chapel Eastside’s Lakemont Parking Lot; 5130 164th Ave SE, Bellevue, 98006. Join us for our annual live Nativity, “Road to Bethlehem,” featuring live actors, animals, and the true story of Christmas! Invite your friends and neighbors!