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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 28

Happy Thanksgiving! If you are absolutely OVER hosting a Thanksgiving feast this year, check out our round up to see what restaurants around the Seattle area will be serving up some holiday grub. Looking for something a little less traditional? We rounded up a list of restaurants that will be serving up something a little bit different.

Turkey Trot. Make room for more Thanksgiving grub by starting the day at the Seattle Turkey Trot in Magnuson Park. "Calling all runners, waddlers and trotters to this year's Turkey Trot. Run more, and in theory you should be able to eat more! We will be supporting Teen Feed as our featured charity this month and if you have any products you want to bring to the race we will be donating them to the University Food Bank. There will be a 5k, 10k, 15k and a kids dash!

Magnuson Park
7400 Sand Point Way NE
10 a.m.
Registration: $23+

Seattle Turkey Trot. Here's another run for ya, but this one is in Ballard! In its 13th year, The Seattle Turkey Trot starts in the Sunset Hill neighborhood and finishes in Golden Gardens Park.

Sunset Hill Neighborhood
NW 85th St & 32nd Ave NW
8 a.m.
Registration: $40-$45

Friday, November 29

Apple Cup. It's that time of year again! Washington's Cougars and Huskies go head-to-head in this annual football extravaganza! This year, UW is hosting the face off.

Husky Stadium
3800 Montlake Blvd NE
1 p.m.
Tickets: $75

Macy's Holiday Parade. Seattle's very own Macy's Day Parade will be happening on Friday! "In celebration of the 2019 holiday season, Macy's is proud to announce that its 29th annual Macy's Holiday Parade will take place on Friday, November 29th in Downtown Seattle. The parade begins promptly at 9a.m. and lasts approximately one hour. The Holiday Parade steps off at 7th Avenue and Pine Street, then travels west down Pine Street to 5th Avenue to University Street, West on University to 4th Avenue, north on 4th Avenue and ends at Macy's when Santa leaves his sleigh and enters the store to open Santaland."

Downtown Macy's
300 Pine St
9 a.m.

Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration. Get in the holiday spirit with the annual Holiday Tree Lighting celebration! "The seasonal sights and sounds will begin around 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 29 with the lighting of the Westlake holiday tree, followed by a dusting of snow and a spectacular fireworks show (if the weather permits)."

Westlake Park
401 Pine St
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

GeekCraft Expo Seattle Holiday Market. The GeekCraft Expo will run all weekend long and is essentially a mall for geeks! "If you're looking for "that" special thing--or things--to complement your geeky lifestyle, there is simply no better place to shop; everything for sale at GeekCraft Expo is incredibly unique, limited in quantity (i.e. NOT mass produced—this stuff is all made by hand) and TOTALLY NERDY! If you have geeks on your holiday shopping list, THIS IS WHERE YOU WANNA GO."

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

Snowflake Lane.This holiday nightly parade "with a cast of 300 performers including Toy Drummers, Jingle Belle Dancers, Stilt Walkers, Snow Flurries Color Guard and 16 lighted floats. Experience the wonder of falling snow, dazzling lights, festive characters along with all your favorite holiday characters at the region’s most festive holiday scene! Join us for this complimentary nightly parade on the sidewalks between Bellevue Square and Lincoln Square from NE 4th to NE 8th Street every night at 7 pm. Use any one of our many free parking garages and choose your favorite spot on the sidewalk to see the parade!"

Bellevue Square & Lincoln Square
NE 4th to NE 8th St
7 p.m.

Saturday, November 30

WinterFest. Another year, another WinterFest! "Connect to a world of sparkling lights, child-sized amusements and spirited entertainment at Seattle Center Winterfest, Nov. 29 – Dec. 31, in Center venues and on the grounds. Five weeks of festive, fun-filled, free and affordable activities await those in search of uplifting seasonal spirit or delightful diversion from the hustle and bustle of the holiday routine. Featuring Winterfest Ice Rink, Saturday ice sculpting, and outdoor seasonal lighting. Our Winter Train & Village returns, along with live weekend performances and inspiring student showcases. The festival rings in the New Year with spectacular fireworks, Fountain of Light dance party and live music inside the Armory."

Seattle Center
305 Harrison St

Lumaze. Here's another holiday light show and market for ya! "Experience a magical family-friendly indoor wonderland as you wander through your own holiday fairy tale and help Santa save Christmas! Enjoy interactive light gardens, illuminated structures, delicious food, festive drinks and daily live entertainment all under the twinkle of a million lights."

Smith Cove Cruise Terminal
2001 W Garfield St
Tickets: $47

Magic in the Market. Kick off the holiday season with Pike Place Market! The 24th annual Magic in the Market celebration will have festive music, live reindeer, Santa Claus, and browse stocking stuffers and their handmade market!

Pike Place Market
85 Pike Street
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Art Under $100. The South Park Arts puts on this annual event where you can buy artwork for under $100. "Art Under $100 has evolved into the holiday party of the season with amazing, accessible art still at its very core. And this particular Art Under $100 takes on a bittersweet significance. AU100 2019 will be the last one, so carve out Saturday, November 30th on your calendar: not to be missed."

Seattle Design Center
5701 6th Ave S
2 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Pyramid Alehouse Keg Lighting Ceremony. Now this is my kind of Christmas tree! In place of a traditional tree, Pyramid Alehouse built their own tree out of 322 kegs which is the largest keg tree on the west coast. Think about the endless keg stand possibilities! The keg tree stands at about 24 feet tall and weighs a *slight* 13,500 pounds. It's been beautifully decorated using over 1,300 feet of LED rope lights and shines like the diamond it is. The tree will be topped with a Pyramid Brewing neon sign.

Pyramid Brewing
1201 1st Ave S

Sunday, November 31

WildLights. The Woodland Park Zoo is back with Wildlights, "Seattle's wildest holiday lights festival returns with sparkling lights, faux snowball fights, up close animal encounters, hot chocolate and family delights. Experience brand new wild and wonderful light displays that will be featured throughout the zoo including a holiday light spectacular at the zoo’s south entrance which will now be open throughout the run of WildLights." Wildlights will run through January 5, 2020.

Woodland Park Zoo
5500 Phinney Ave N
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15

Zoolights. Another zoo event for ya, but this one is down south! Head on down to Point Defiance Zoo for this "magical lights and a holiday tradition." The zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland with 70,000 LED lights. There will also be "dazzling 3-D animal light displays."

Point Defiance Zoo
5400 N Pearl St
Tickets: $19