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Top Holiday Activities this Year

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Christmas is known as a holiday to spread joy and spend time with loved ones. In fact, almost three-quarters of Americans look most forward to the holidays so they can spend time with family and friends, according to a 2013 Pew Research Center survey.


Grab a friend, loved one or little one and visit one of these special holiday happenings this year!


The Nutcracker | Mount Vernon, WA

December 19 – December 20, 2015

Let the Northwest Ballet Theater’s The Nutcracker transport you to a magical and captivating world. With breathtaking backdrops made in Russia and exquisite hand-tailored costumes, it’s guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience. For more information, visit their website.


Christmas Ship | Seattle, WA

Through December 22, 2015

Ride Argosy Cruise’s Christmas Ship around various Puget Sound shores while taking in sea views. Enjoy a live Christmas choir as they travel and sing for different local communities. Since 1949, the company has taken guests on this yearly holiday trip. The 2-plus-hour cruise offers onboard children activities and a full-service bar for adults. For more information, visit their website.


The Lights of Christmas | Stanwood, WA

December 17 – December 23, 2015

Bring your family and loved ones to The Lights of Christmas and take in more than 1 million lights throughout 15 acres at Warm Beach Camp. With live entertainment, a petting farm, pony rides, shopping and more, there’s something for the whole family. For more information, visit their website.


WildLights | Seattle, WA

Through January 3, 2016

Where can you see more than 600,000 lights transformed into your favorite animals, go on a flamingo scavenger hunt, witness real reindeer, enjoy a beer or warm cup or mulled wine, and more? The Woodland Park Zoo’s WildLights! For more information, visit their website.


Featured Holiday Events at the Swinomish Casino & Lodge

An Elvis Family Christmas

December 22, 2015

Join us for an evening of holiday cheer and songs by Danny Vernon. Don’t miss a chance to witness the king on stage as Danny Vernon takes his audience back in time. He’ll have the whole family singing and dancing! Tickets to this event include a photo, cookies and family-friendly beverages. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.


Gingerbread House of Cash

Thursdays through December 24, 2015

Friday, December 25, 2015

Visit the Gingerbread House of Cash for a chance to win up to $2,500! One lucky contestant each hour will pick their favorite gingerbread house item and turn it around to reveal their cash prize amount. In the spirit of giving, another additional guest each hour will have the chance to win up to $250! For more information, click here.


Christmas Buffet at Two Salmon Café

December 25, 2015

Join us for a special Christmas buffet from 1pm-9pm for $29.95. Children under 12 are half-price and children under 5 eat for free. Holiday-inspired menu options include sweet potato casserole, fried oysters, Waldorf salad and much more!