Small Business Saturday: Nov. 28.: Support your local small business including nurseries on this busy shopping day. Most local nurseries have holiday themed events.
Holiday Wreath-making at Christiansons Nursery: One hour classes starting at 11 a.m, Last class 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 28. Use wreath-making machines and get help from designer Karen Harper. $8 plus extra for supplies. Reserve at 360-466-3821 or 1-800-585-8200. 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon.
Garden D'Lights at the Bellevue Botanical Garden: 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (last entry at 9 p.m.). November 28 through January 2. Over a half million lights transform 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. The garden is at 12001 Main Street, Bellevue (parking directions online).
St Nicks Night Out at Molbaks: Friday, December 4 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. A special 21 and older after-hours event showcasing 30+ Woodinville Wine Country wineries and their latest vintages along with delicious hors d’oeuvres. Tickets: $55. 13625 NE 175th St., Woodinville.
Arboretum Foundation's Annual Gifts & Greens Galore Holiday Sale: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, December 5. an expanded selection of nature-inspired gifts from the Arboretum Shop, including local, seasonal specialty items. You’ll also find a fabulous selection of handmade wreaths and centerpieces, and unique fresh-cut greens donated by local gardeners and the Arboretum staff. Graham Visitor Center: 2300 Arboretum Drive E, Seattle. Also, this is your first chance to buy tickets to the Opening Night Party at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show that takes place on Tuesday, February 16.
"Magic and Miracle" with Dan Hinkley: Sunday, December 6 at 2:00 p.m. Learn a bit about the mystery surrounding many of the plants you are already growing in your garden, or discover a few you will want to include in the near future. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 day of event, $5 for Heronswood Garden Members. Port Gamble S’Klallam “House of Knowledge”: 31964 Little Boston Road NE, Kingston
Holiday in the Park Sponsored by Volunteer Park Trust: Thursday, December 10, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. 600 luminaries line the main concourse. Music, hot cocoa, and cookies. Conservatory and Seattle Asian Art Museum will be open with more Holiday cheer! 1400 East Galer Street, Seattle.
Luminaria at the Yakima Area Arboretum: Friday and Saturday, December 11 & 12, from 6 to 10 p.m. both days. Take a magical candle-lit walk through the wintry wonderland of the Yakima Area Arboretum during the annual Luminaria walk. Free, donations accepted. 1401 Arboretum Drive, Yakima.
Green Lake Pathway of Lights: Saturday, December 12 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Rain or shine, join others in a "walk of Lights" around the lake. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own lights and candles to add to the ambiance. Free, non-perishable food items accepted for local food banks. Location: Green Lake in Seattle.
Washington Park Arboretum Weekend Walk Tour Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Casual guided tour focusing on plants that are particularly interesting for the time of year. Free (meet at the Graham Visitors Center at the Washington Park Arboretum). 2300 Arboretum Drive E, Seattle. Last tour for 2015 is Sunday, November 29.