It’s December! The Holiday Season, with that brings a ton of excitement, but also some stress. We all want to give our kiddo’s the best experiences but maybe some of us can’t afford to go all out. I've rounded up a few of our favorite FREE things to do during the Holiday Season that leave our cup full, and memories imbedded in our hearts forever! These activates are located in and around Snohomish County!
The Lights Of Christmas in Stanwood offers a few pay what you can nights. It’s stroller friendly, and a total hit for all ages! Here are the dates for the Pay What You Can nights: 12/6, 12/27, 12/28! Also, here is the website to check out all their offerings; https://www.thelightsofchristmas.com/
The Snohomish Light Parade is a really fun parade for all ages. My girls love it every.single.year. If you haven’t been Downtown Snohomish it is perfect for a family outing. Has a few delicious bakeries, coffee shops ( I’m a mom, I scope out coffee shops wherever we go- haha!) bars, and some really good restaurants. We love arriving to the parade a little early not only to catch a good spot, but to also get some hot chocolate and a treat before the fun begins! The parade is December 15th, 2018 and starts at 6pm and goes till 7pm! Address: 1st Street, Snohomish WA
Cookies with Mrs. Clause at Country Village. Last year was our first year checking out Country Village during the Holiday Season. I’m so glad we did because it is something I now look forward to! Not only did we get to have cookies with Mrs. Clause we also got to explore all the fun little shops in and around Country Village, oh and not to mention the décor is beautiful. It almost feels like you are in a little Christmas town! It looks to be Mrs. Clause will be taking a break from the North Pole on 12/8, and 12/9 at 12pm-3pm to serve us yummy cookies! Here is where you can find her! 23718 Bothell Everett Hwy, Bothell, WA 98021 Also! Here is the website, I found a ton of fun, free events!! https://www.countryvillagebothell.com/
Snowflake Lane in Bellevue is another parade, and I PROMISE it will leave you full of Christmas Spirt. They do an amazing job. The best part of the whole event is the fact that they put it on NIGHTLY. Which I think is amazing, you don’t have to worry or rush about fitting everything into the weekend. From the “snow” falling from the sky, to Santa making his debut.. its a perfect family event. You can also find free parking all around, my suggestion is to also arrive early to find close parking and a good spot. We’ve been during the week and it is still pretty crowded! Here are the details! Bellevue Square and Lincoln Square from NE 4th to NE 8th Streets every night starting at 7pm!
That basically concludes all of our favorite fun free things to do locally. Oh yeah, DUH! I can’t forget to mention driving around listening to Christmas music and looking at all the Christmas lights! Friends, I know this time brings up a lot for some of us.. but just remember if you have little kiddo’s.. they are going to remember the EXPERINECES, not how much you spent, or how many gifts are under the tree. You can set traditions, without worry of maybe not being able to fulfill it the next year. It is possible! I hope this helps you out with setting reachable and obtainable traditions with your family! We wish you the best Holiday Season, and the Happiest New Year!