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The Weekend Report: What's Cookin'

Welcome to the Weekend Report - where we tell you what's up in Seattle this weekend, the things you definitely don't want to miss. Why should we have all the fun at these events? Most of the things we are previewing here, we will be at - so if you see us say hi! We're guaranteed to miss some, so definitely email us if there is something wonderful we need to know about!

Thursday, November 22

Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! If you don't have any plans or just don't feel like cooking (we get it), visit our Thanksgiving round up for fun ideas and places to eat out.

Turkey Trot. Make room for all the fixins' at Seattle's Turkey Trot, a 5k walk or run in the morning of Thanksgiving Day. The run starts at Sunset Hill neighborhood near Ballard and finishes up at Golden Gardens Park.

Sunset Hill Neighborhood
NW 85th St & 32nd Ave NW
8 a.m.
Registration: $40

Friday, November 23

Apple Cup. It's time for the Cougs and Huskies to kick each others booties. The big game is in Pullman this year with kick off at 5:30 p.m. Cough, Go Dawgs, cough.

Wildlights. Woodland Park Zoo will turn into a beautiful display of lights starting this Friday! There will be over 600,000 lights in animal shapes, real reindeer, animals, music and sometimes even Santa Claus himself will make an appearance.

Woodland Park Zoo
5500 Phinney Ave N
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $12

Bellevue Magic Season. Who wants to go ice skating?! Head on over to the east side where you can enjoy the regions largest covered open-air holiday ice skating experience. It's open daily, including holidays! You can also enjoy Garden D'Lights, Snowflake Lane and more.

Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink
NE 1st Street & 100th Avenue NE
11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Tickets: $15

The Nutcracker at PNB. The beloved Nutcracker is back starting this Friday at PNB and will run through December 28th!

McCaw Hall
321 Mercer St
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $58++

Free State Park Day. Looking to burn off some Thanksgiving calories AND get outside and enjoy some fresh air?! All Washington State Parks will be open and free to enter this Friday. There are like, a bazillion, parks in Washington so TAKE. YOUR. PICK.

Macy's Holiday Parade. Downtown Seattle will be turning into the a festive holiday atmosphere with this years Macy's Holiday Parade! The route will follow Pine Street from 7th to 5th, 5th to University, University Street to 4th, and 4th Ave to Pine! Santa Claus will be making an appearance and will get off to open Macy's Santaland!

Downtown Seattle
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Westlake Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration. Literally the day after Thanksgiving is over, it's time for CHRISTMAS! Head downtown to enjoy the tree lighting celebration at Westlake Center.

Westlake Park
401 Pine Street
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday, November 24

Magic in the Market. Pike Place Market is honoring Small Business Saturday by filling the market with holiday spirit with hundreds of Market vendors displaying their goodies! You can find stocking stuffers, enjoy free cookie decorating, take photos with Santa under the Market Clock, tree and Market lighting with Santa and live entertainment!

Pike Place Market
Pike Street
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Holiday Tree Lighting. On the south side, Tacoma will be having a tree lighting ceremony of their very own! Holiday Tree Lighting is a tradition at the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts.

Broadway Center of the Performing Arts
901 Broadway
4:30 p.m.

GeekCraft Expo Seattle Holiday Market. Got some geeks in your life and need help finding them the perfect holiday gift? The GeekCraft Expo will surely have something to help you out. The expo promises that you will find "gifts for the geeks on your holiday shopping list." Oooooh yeah. This event will run both on Saturday and Sunday.

Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park
6310 NE 74th St
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tickets: $2

Sunday, November 25

Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The Orchestra is performing at the Tacoma Dome for one night only! The show is "Ghost of Christmas Eve" and it is bound to be UH-MAZE-ING.

Tacoma Dome
2727 E D St
3 p.m.
Tickets: $45+

Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon. Alright, runners. It's the Seattle Marathon & Half! Join your fellow 15,000 Seattleites (or should I say fitspos) for your marathon madness starting at Seattle Center.

Seattle Center
305 Harrison St
7 a.m.
Registration: $170