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Dec 2nd, 2017 (Sat)
  Victorian Christmas Tea - Neely Mansion
Come to the historic Neely Mansion for holiday fun! Enjoy delicious refreshments erved by costumed docents. Listen to the Cascade Foothills Chorale. Tour the decorated Mansion. Visit the Swedish room and the Japanese-American bathhouse. Explore the gift shop. The Neely Mansion is located at 12303 Auburn-Black Diamond Road, just off of Highway 18. Seatings at 12:30, 2 PM and 3:30 PM. Adults/$15, children under the age of 10/$10. Reservations required: neelymansion.org or 253-927-4250.
Dec 2nd, 2017 (Sat) -- Dec 3rd, 2017 (Sun)
  Santa Train - Northwest Railway Museum
Families can take a holiday train excursion aboard Santa Train to visit Santa Claus at the historic Snoqualmie Depot. Children and their families will enjoy music, fresh-baked cookies from coal-fired ovens, hot cocoa and fresh coffee, and a small gift for each child. Tickets may be purchased online (www.trainmuseum.org) beginning on August 7th! Tickets may be purchased in person at the Snoqualmie Depot beginning in September (38625 SE King Street, Snoqualmie, WA 98065. Tickets are $26 per person for everyone ages 2 & older. There are seven hourly departures to choose from 9am to 3pm. Purchasing tickets early is recommended to help assure your preferred choice of date and time as tickets sell out every year.
Dec 2nd, 2017 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  A History of Washington Music in 10 Songs
DJ Amanda Wilde highlights ten WA artists who shaped our region’s music - and music itself. Wilde is known for innovative radio programs and eclectic interviews spanning 25 years on Seattle airwaves. Wilde is a music scholar and history buff producing award-winning radio series and documentaries that focus on music and its role in popular culture - from Bing Crosby to Macklemore. At the Renton History Museum, 235 Mill Avenue S, Renton. Museum admission is $5/adults, $2/students and children.
Dec 2nd, 2017 (Sat)
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  Greek Holiday Dinner
This event at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption includes a delicious three-course Greek dinner cooked by talented members of the community. Dinner Reservations are required. Adults $35; children under 12, $15. Seatings from 4-7 PM. The Church is located at 1804 13th Avenue on Seattle's Capitol Hill.
Dec 2nd, 2017 (Sat)
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Yule Tide Concert - Maritime Folknet
Ring in the holiday season with a blend of maritime and holiday tunes! Enjoy festive performances by some of the Northwest’s finest musicians, including Kat Eggleston, Emerald Fire, and Watch the Sky, in the beautiful atmosphere of this old church. Delicious refreshments and a gift bazaar will be available during intermission. At Immanuel Lutheran Church; 1215 Thomas Street; Seattle. Admission: $15 Regular; $12 seniors & ages 20-29; $5 ages 7-19; $12 Members of Maritime Folknet, Northwest Seaport, Immanuel Lutheran Church For tickets: maritimefolknet.org
Dec 3rd, 2017 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Holiday Tea and Open House - Bothell Historical Museum
Enjoy this old-fashioned holiday tradition at the Bothell Historical Museum, located in the Park at Bothell Landing. More information at www.bothellhistoricalmuseum.org
Dec 5th, 2017 (Tue)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Telling the Story of Al Smith: An Evening with the Curators - MOHAI
Gain insights into the life and legacy of Al Smith and the development of the Museum opf History & Industry’s new exhibit, "Seattle on the Spot: The Photographs of Al Smith." Vivian Phillips hosts a conversation with exhibit curators Howard Giske, Al “Butch” Smith, Jr., Paul de Barros, and Quin’Nita Cobbins. The companion book will be available for purchase at the MOHAI Store during this event. MOHAI is located at the south end of Lake Union in Seattle. This program will take place in the Faye G. Allen Grand Atrium. Cost: $5 for MOHAI members / $10 general public.
Dec 7th, 2017 (Thu)
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  The Labor of Diversity: Thinking Inclusive Futures in Museums with Dr. Nicole Ivy
4Culture is proud to welcome Dr. Nicole Ivy, the American Alliance of Museums’ (AAM) Director of Inclusion, to Washington Hall, 153 14th Avenue, Seattle. As Dr. Ivy leads AAM’s efforts to help museums across the country put diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion at the center of their work, we invite you to learn from her experience and insight. This event is free and no registration is required. Starting at 5 PM, 4Culture Heritage staff members Brian Carter and Chieko Phillips will give an overview of their recently completed King County Heritage Report, and introduce upcoming 4Culture programs for heritage organizations. Dr. Ivy’s talk will begin at 6 PM. Dr. Ivy first joined AAM in July 2015 as a museum futurist under a fellowship of the Mellon Foundation and American Council of Learned Societies. In that role she studied and published on future museum trends, specifically focused on diversity and the future of labor in the field. She was appointed as AAM’s first Director of Inclusion in July 2017. Among the projects she’s exploring is a partnership with a technology company and several pilot museums to test an online tool that could help museums reduce unintended bias in their hiring processes. Dr. Ivy earned her Ph.D. in African American Studies and American Studies from Yale University, and has done Post-Baccalaureate coursework at Cornell University.
Dec 7th, 2017 (Thu)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Late Play Date - Holiday with Santa
On the first Thursday of every month drop-in for FREE admission and themed activities perfect for families with children 3-12 years of age, no registration required. Special for December - Bring your camera to snap a photo with Santa! www.wrvmuseum.org
Dec 7th, 2017 (Thu)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Late Play Dates - White River Valley Museum
Bring the kids to the White River Valley Museum for themed activities and crafts perfect for families and community groups with kids ages 3-12. Free - no registration required. The White River Valley Museum is located in Les Gove Park, 918 H Street SE, Auburn.
Dec 9th, 2017 (Sat) -- Dec 10th, 2017 (Sun)
  Santa Train - Northwest Railway Museum
Families can take a holiday train excursion aboard Santa Train to visit Santa Claus at the historic Snoqualmie Depot. Children and their families will enjoy music, fresh-baked cookies from coal-fired ovens, hot cocoa and fresh coffee, and a small gift for each child. Tickets may be purchased online (www.trainmuseum.org) beginning on August 7th! Tickets may be purchased in person at the Snoqualmie Depot beginning in September (38625 SE King Street, Snoqualmie, WA 98065. Tickets are $26 per person for everyone ages 2 & older. There are seven hourly departures to choose from 9am to 3pm. Purchasing tickets early is recommended to help assure your preferred choice of date and time as tickets sell out every year.
Dec 9th, 2017 (Sat)
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  Seasonal Sounds on the Sound - Southwest Seattle Historical Society
Please join the Southwest Seattle Historical Society for a fun afternoon with drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and music (over 21 please) See and hear the Christmas Ship at Harbor Park Condominiums, 1727 Harbor Avenue SW, Recreation Room, West Seattle. $50 suggested donation includes drinks, food, music. All proceeds benefit the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.
Dec 9th, 2017 (Sat)
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  16th Annual Holiday Gathering - Tukwila Historical Society
Please join us for refreshments/RSVP @ 206/244-4478 or tukwilaheritagectr@tukwilahistory.org We will be introducing Tukwila resident Jack Garris about his Eagle Scout Project at the Tukwila Heritage & Cultural Center, as well as a display of Tukwila area photos to join in the 2018 celebration of SouthCenter50 Nelsen Family Residence, 15643 W Valley Hwy, Tukwila
Dec 9th, 2017 (Sat)
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  Santa's Lights Tour - Metro Employees Historical Vehicles Association
Santa Claus takes time o ut from his busy schedule at the North Pole for a 3-hour tour of Seattle's best Christmas lights. Buses depart at 7 PM from 2nd Avenue S and S Main Street, across from the Seattle Fire Department Headquarters. Fares are $5 for everyone, children 5 and under are free. (Please, no food or beverages onboard the historic buses.)
Dec 10th, 2017 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Christmas Open House At the Kent Historical Museum
See the Bereiter house decorated for the season! Come enjoy some snacks, music, good company and see Santa Claus! Picture taking and donations welcome. The Museum is located in Bereiter House at 855 E Smith Street in Kent.
Dec 12th, 2017 (Tue)
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  Portrait of the City - MOHAI Director talk at Hotel Theodore
From Edward Curtis to Instagram, Museum of History & Industry Executive Director Leonard Garfield reveals the 25 most important photographs from throughout Seattle’s history and the incredible stories behind the lens. This special event will take place at Hotel Theodore, 1531 7th Avenue, Seattle. MOHAI and Hotel Theodore have teamed up for a travel and cultural collaboration that pays tribute to Seattle’s pioneering spirit. Photographs, patent drawings, and artifacts from MOHAI’s collection are currently on view at the hotel. Cost: $10 for MOHAI members - $20 general public. All tickets include one drink ticket with purchase.
Dec 15th, 2017 (Fri)
  Victorian Santa Train - Northwest Railway Museum
Families can take a holiday train excursion aboard Santa Train to visit Santa Claus at the historic Snoqualmie Depot. Friday, December 15, features the special Victorian Santa Train with a Victorian Santa. Children and their families will enjoy music, fresh-baked cookies from coal-fired ovens, hot cocoa and fresh coffee, and a small gift for each child. Tickets may be purchased online (www.trainmuseum.org) beginning on August 7th! Tickets may be purchased in person at the Snoqualmie Depot beginning in September (38625 SE King Street, Snoqualmie, WA 98065. Tickets are $26 per person for everyone ages 2 & older. There are seven hourly departures to choose from 9am to 3pm. Purchasing tickets early is recommended to help assure your preferred choice of date and time as tickets sell out every year.
Dec 16th, 2017 (Sat) -- Dec 17th, 2017 (Sun)
  Santa Train - Northwest Railway Museum
Families can take a holiday train excursion aboard Santa Train to visit Santa Claus at the historic Snoqualmie Depot. Children and their families will enjoy music, fresh-baked cookies from coal-fired ovens, hot cocoa and fresh coffee, and a small gift for each child. Tickets may be purchased online (www.trainmuseum.org) beginning on August 7th! Tickets may be purchased in person at the Snoqualmie Depot beginning in September (38625 SE King Street, Snoqualmie, WA 98065. Tickets are $26 per person for everyone ages 2 & older. There are seven hourly departures to choose from 9am to 3pm. Purchasing tickets early is recommended to help assure your preferred choice of date and time as tickets sell out every year.


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