Garden D'Lights at the Bellevue Botanical Garden: November 29 through January 3. Features over a half million lights transforming the garden into a blossoming wonderland. $5, age 10 and under free. Free nights listed on web. Buy your ticket in advance online to avoid lines (and be assured of actually getting into the event). The garden is at 12001 Main Street, Bellevue. Free parking available at Wilburton Hill Park (124th and Main St). After 5 p.m., free parking also at Bellevue School District offices, 12111 NE 1st St.
Kruckeberg Garden Solstice Stroll: Friday, Saturday, Sunday December 19,20,21 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. each day. See the garden aglow with light & unique art creations while enjoying refreshments & carols. Free but must reserve space. 20312 15th Ave NW, Shoreline.
Lighting the Night- A Solstice Walk through Bloedel Reserve: Sunday, December 21 at 4:45 p.m. (doors open at 4). Take a peaceful, candle-lit walk around the Reserve. Imagine what deer, raccoon and owls will think when they see a parade of lanterns traipsing the trails. Participants will meet in the Ed Center to decorate lanterns and warm-up with hot cider before walking the grounds together. Note: the only light will be from candles. Please wear proper footwear and exercise caution. $15 admission. 7571 NE Dolphin Drive, Bainbridge Island.
Centerpiece Class for kids age 5 and above at The Barn Nursery: Sunday, December 21 at 2:00 p.m. Make a decorative round holiday centerpiece with 1 candle surrounded by mixed greens. $15 per child will cover all materials. 9510 Old Highway 99 SE, Olympia. Must reserve at 360-943-2826.
Wondering About Wildlife at the Cedar River Watershed Education Center: Friday, January 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Join Seattle Public Utilities for a fun-filled day of discovering wildlife in the Cedar River Watershed through hands-on activities, crafts, presentations, and nature walks. Free. 19901 Cedar Falls Road SE, North Bend.
Puyallup Home & Garden Show: January 2,3,4, 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday. Enjoy hundreds of exhibits and demonstrations for homeowners in all stages of remodeling, landscaping and decorating their homes. $8 adults, $7 seniors & military, free under 17.
'Fruit Tree Health Care' at Swansons Nursery: Saturday, January 3, 2:00 -3:30 p.m. Ingela Wanerstrand will share with you the important things that need to be done now to protect your trees from winter damage, discourage insects & diseases, and improve the health and fruitfulness of your trees. Free. 9701 15th Ave. NW, Seattle.