Check out these holiday events in Everett
EVERETT - A flurry of family fun is coming to Everett this holiday season.
The Port of Everett kicks off the season Saturday, Dec. 1 from 2 to 5 p.m. with Holiday on the Bay, the port’s annual winter celebration. There will be choir music, a tree lighting, a lighted boat parade and free gingerbread cookie decorating for the kids. Santa also plans to stop by.
The afternoon activities will be held downstairs at the port’s Waterfront Center, with the tree lighting and other ceremonies happening at 4 p.m. at the Fisherman’s Tribute Plaza west of the center.
At the port, the Fisherman’s Market and Grill is hosting a pancake breakfast at 9 a.m. that will benefit the Imagine Children’s Museum. The port also will host a children’s art show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
On Friday, Dec. 7, folks age 50 and older can boogie at the Santa Hop at Everett’s Carl Gipson Senior Center. The free Christmas party is from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Santa Hop is an Everett nonprofit that raises money for other charities while having fun. The entertainment lineup includes flutist Duffy Owens and Elvis impersonator Clay Volz. Miz Liz Tobin will sing a few hits as well.
The Santa Hop is looking for people to donate food and items for a 50-50 raffle at the event. To donate, e-mail founder Ken Boisse at email@example.com.
The Carl Gipson Senior Center is located at 3025 LombardAve.
On Thursday, Dec. 13 from 4 to 7 p.m., the city will celebrate Wintertide, its annual seasonal event, at the downtown plaza next to the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave.
The family friendly event is free and features a tree lighting ceremony. Santa will arrive by fire truck.
There will be children’s holiday craft projects, caroling, face painting and cocoa, hot apple cider and cookies.
A free showing of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” starts at 6:30 p.m.
On Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m., the annual Christmas Spectacular happens at the Everett Civic Auditorium, 2415 Colby Ave. The show includes variety acts, choir music and a talent show. Tickets are $15 and proceeds benefit the Volunteers of America Everett Food Bank. Call 425-385-4045 for details.
On Sunday, Dec. 9 at 4 p.m., Seattle’s Taproot Theatre Company will perform Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at First Baptist Church, 1616 Pacific Ave. For information, call the church at 425-259-9166.
On Saturday, Dec. 15 from noon to 4 p.m., a Christmas Community Concert by the nonprofit Snohomish County Music Project will be held at the Everett Mall in the former cinema site. Admission is by donation.