Associated Recreation Council, Seattle


November and December 2017 - Holiday Events & More

Seattle Parks and Recreation in partnership with the Associated Recreation Council has a lot to offer as we welcome in the Fall weather! This November and December check out these family friendly events offered at community centers across the Seattle!


SOUTHWEST SEATTLE

 

NOVEMBER 2017

 

THANKSGIVING DINNER
Yesler CC | Friday, November 17th 6-8 p.m. | All Ages | FREE

Come and enjoy a great Thanksgiving meal with traditional and nontraditional holiday foods. Bring family, and friends to this fun event. This event is sponsored by Yesler Community Center Advisory Council.

 

DECEMBER 2017

 

NUTCRACKER TEA
Hiawatha CC | Saturday, December 2nd 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | All Ages | $5/person

Family Friendly Dress up in your favorite ballet outfit and join us for goodies, sweets, and children’s activities during this spectacular tea party kicking off the holiday season.

GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING EVENT
Delridge CC | Thursday, December 13th 6-7:30 p.m. | All Ages | FREE

3rd annual gingerbread house decorating event. Each child 12 years and under old will get a house to decorated and the other family activities will be planned. Please call the center to register. This event brought to you by the Delridge Advisory Council.

HARBORVIEW HOLIDAY PARTY
Yesler CC | Saturday, December 16th 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | All Ages | FREE

Come to Yesler, experience the holiday season with your family. Enjoy the fun activities. Sponsored by Harborview Medical Center.

 

SOUTHEAST SEATTLE

 

NOVEMBER 2017


THANKSGIVING FEAST
Garfield CC | Friday, November 17th 6:30-8 p.m. | All Ages | Suggested Donation $3

Come join us for our Annual Garfield Thanksgiving Feast. Be a part of the tradition and a full-scale Thanksgiving dinner with your community. Volunteers and Donations are welcomed for the event. Call us at 206-684-4788 if you’re interested.

 

DECEMBER 2017

 

HOLIDAY PARTY
Garfield CC | Friday, December 15th 6:30-8 p.m. | All Ages | FREE

Come celebrate all the seasons many wonders with your neighbors and friends at Garfield Community Center. Pre-registration is required to receive a toy at the event. Call 206-684-4788 for details.

WINTER WONDERLAND PARTY
International District/Chinatown CC | Friday, December 15th 6-7:30 p.m. | All Ages | $2/Child

This exciting, fun-filled evening of surprises for children and their families will include a visit from a North Pole friend, arts and crafts projects, holiday pictures, and treats. Parents and grandparents are invited to participate.

 

NORTHWEST SEATTLE


NOVEMBER 2017


FALL SHOW: HANSEL AND GRETEL AND SCAREDY SQUIRREL
Belltown CC | Friday, November 3rd 11:15 a.m.
Loyal Heights CC | Friday, November 17th 11:15 a.m.
Ages 2 and Older | FREE with a suggested donation of $10/family

Theater for Young Children’s Fall Show will be Scaredy Squirrel and Hansel and Gretel. Join us for a silly rendition of the classic Grimm brother’s fairy tale and practice finding your bravest, boldest self with everyone’s favorite worrier, Scaredy Squirrel.


 

DECEMBER 2017


HOLIDAY CRAFTS
Belltown CC | Friday, December 1st 6-7:30 p.m. | Ages 5 and Older | FREE

Come make a holiday gift for a family member or friend. We will have ribbons, bows, string, paper, paints, etc. to make your gift special for someone. Enjoy music in downtown Seattle as part of the Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition at Westlake Park.

HOLIDAY SHOW: THE GINGERBREAD MAN
Bitter Lake CC | Wednesday, December 6th 11:15 a.m.
Loyal Heights CC | Friday, December 15th 11:15 a.m.
Ballard CC | Wednesday, December 20th 11:15 a.m.
Ages 2 and Older | FREE with a suggested donation of $10/family

Run, run, as fast as you can. You can't catch me! Come and see a crazy cast of characters try and catch this tricky cookie. He thinks he’s so clever, but little does he know that he will soon meet the animal that will out FOX him.

MULTI-CULTURAL DINNER
Bitter Lake CC | Friday, December 8th 5:30-7 p.m. | All Ages | $10/family of 4+ or $3/person

Come join us for a culinary tour around the world! Use this annual Bitter Lake tradition to introduce your family to food from different cultures. We have something for everyone! Food is one of the best ways to experience and celebrate our diversity.

LIL GINGERBREAD EVENT
Magnolia CC | Friday, December 8th 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Ages 5 and Under | $3/House

Come on down to enjoy decorating cookies and gingerbread houses. Bring out the family and the little ones to enjoy. We supply all the goodies you bring the fun.

GINGERBREAD EVENT
Magnolia CC | Friday, December 8th 5-7 p.m. | All Ages | $3/ House

Did you miss out on the Lil Gingerbread event? Well come back out to the second showing. You will be decorating gingerbread houses and cookies.

GINGERBREAD JUBILEE
Ballard CC | Friday, December 15th 5-7 p.m. | Ages 1 and Older | $5

This year’s event will be even bigger! It will be in the gym which means there is lots of space for decorating. Join us this year for an evening of holiday fun. You bring your imagination; we will provide the rest!

 

NORTHEAST SEATTLE


NOVEMBER 2017


NATIVE AMERICAN STORYTELLER
Meadowbrook CC | Saturday, November 4th 12:30-2 p.m. | All Ages | $3/person $10/family

Roger Fernandes is a Native American artist and storyteller whose work shares the art and stories of the coast Salish tribes of Western Washington. He is a member of the Lower Elwha S'Klallam Tribe, and has a degree in Native American Studies from the Evergreen State College. He approaches storytelling with the traditional indigenous understanding that storytelling is teaching, and storytelling is healing. Must pre-register using barcode 168469.

SEATTLE REPTILE GUY
Ravenna-Eckstein CC | Friday, November 17th 6:30-7:30 p.m. | All Ages | $5/person $20/family +4

Why go to the zoo when the animals can come to you! The Seattle Reptile Guy will be coming to our community center to show off his reptile friends. Please join us for a fun filled evening of bonding with cute little cold blooded creatures.

LUMINARIA WALK VOLUNTEER WORK PARTIES
Meadowbrook CC | Thursday, November 30th 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Ages 10 and Older | FREE

Volunteers will be inside filling sandwich bags with sand, counting candles, and general organizing for the Luminaria Walk in December.

 

DECEMBER 2017

 

LUMINARIA WALK
Meadowbrook Pond | Saturday, December 2nd 5:30-7:30 p.m. | All Ages | FREE

Friends of Meadowbrook Pond and the Meadowbrook Advisory Council are joining together to host our Annual Luminaria Walk. Please come enjoy good company and hot coco, while walking around the beautifully lit pathway. We are also looking for community members to help make this event happen, work parties are listed below.

LUMINARIA WALK VOLUNTEER WORK PARTIES
Meadowbrook CC/Meadowbrook Pond | Ages 10 and Older | Saturday, December 2nd 4-8:30 p.m.

Prior to the event volunteers will be outside, rain or shine, setting up 700 luminaries throughout the Meadowbrook Pond. During the event, volunteers will be serving hot coco to the participants. After the event, volunteers will be picking up the luminaries and other equipment and carrying it back to Meadowbrook CC.

SPECIAL EVENTS HOLIDAY WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP
Magnuson CC | Tuesday, December 5th 5:30-7:30 p.m. | All Ages | $15/wreath

Join Magnuson staff as we lead you through making your own holiday wreaths using fresh green from Magnuson Park. It’s great fun for the whole family! We’ll have holiday music and refreshments. Please register by November 28 to ensure that we have enough supplies.

SEATTLE CIVIC CHRISTMAS SHIP
Matthews Beach | Please visit www.argosycruises.com for listing of dates and time for this event. | All Ages | FREE

Enjoy the beautiful night light with hot coco in hand, while awaiting the ship to arrive. Ship arrival/departure time 9:45-10:05 p.m.

GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING
Laurelhurst CC | Friday, December 8th 5:30-7 p.m. | All Ages | $8/house
Northgate CC | Friday, December 15th 5-7 p.m. | All Ages | $10/house (register by 12/8 to guarantee a house)

Join us for an ooey-gooey night full of gumdrop rooftops and peppermint paths! This event is sure to get you and your family into the holiday spirit! Decorate your own house with all kinds of candy and take it home to display with your holiday decorations!

RAVENNA HOLIDAY ART AND CRAFTS SALE
Ravenna-Eckstein CC | Saturday, December 9th 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | All Ages | FREE

Support neighborhood artists and craftspeople at the Ravenna Holiday Art and Craft sale. Your purchases will support local artists as well as the programs at your community center. We’ll also have musical entertainment and home-made soup, offered by volunteers from the Ravenna Community Garden. Mark your calendars for a fun family event that lets you complete your holiday shopping close to home.

SPECIAL EVENTS PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT DROP ‘N SHOP!
Ravenna-Eckstein CC | Friday, December 15th 6-9 p.m. | Ages 3-10 | $15/child (​Sibling discount $5)

Get those last minute and surprise gifts taken care of without the “help” of your little ones. Activities will keep ‘em busy, along with cheese pizza, fruit, and lots of fun! Child must be potty trained, and E-13 required.
Please contact the Ravenna Eckstein Community Center to register multiple children at 206-684- 7534.

MIGHTY MITES NEW YEAR’S PARTY
Miller CC | Thursday, December 28th 9:30 a.m.-Noon | Ages 5 and Under | FREE

Bring your little ones to the Miller gym for a New Year’s party celebration. Kids will enjoy dancing to music, playing with toys, and snacking on healthy treats.