The City of Woodinville will celebrate the holiday season with its 3rd annual Holiday Celebration Dec. 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Sorenson gym.
Entertainment at the ceremony will be provided by the Woodinville Community Band, the Leota Junior High 7th grade choir, and dancers from Studio I. Free photos with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, free refreshments, and free crafts for kids will also be available.
For more information, residents may call Lane Youngblood at Woodinville Parks and Recreation, 489-2700.
Tree lighting at Grace
Caroling, treats, and the unique humor of the Mystical Township of Grace will highlight events Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. as Grace's Mayor-for-Life Terry Jarvis, Grand Marshal Hugo B. Jonsen, and Police Chief Don Fitz, Jr. throw the switch at Grace's fourth Christmas Tree lighting.
Included in the festivities will be reports from Grace officials, including a business report from Baab Rustle, a crime and safety report from Chief Fitz, Jr., and the State of Grace speech from Mayor-for-Life Jarvis.
The lighting will be at Hughes Publishing, 20300 Woodinville-Snohomish Road.
Old-fashioned Christmas tea
The Bothell Historical Museum will be open free to the public Dec. 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. to celebrate the start of the Christmas season.
The 1893 Hannan House will be decked out with fresh greens and holly, a historically decorated tree, a crackling fire in the fireplace, a holiday sing-along around the piano, and a teddy bear display. Tea, coffee, punch, cookies, and cakes will be served.
The museum is located at 9919 NE 180th, in the Park at Bothell Landing. For more information, call 488-8408.
Chateau Ste. Michelle celebrates
Toast the holiday season with a tasting of sparkling, fortified, and dessert wines at Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery on Dec. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. Then join chef John Sarich for the Northwest Holiday Celebration Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. Festive holiday wines will be paired with seafood such as fresh albacore tuna, Dungeness crab, Penn Cove mussels, and native Olympia oysters. Call 488-1133.
Bazaars offer unique handmade gifts and crafts
The 5th annual Christmas Delights Bazaar will be held Dec. 6 and 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cottage Lake Presbyterian Church, 18350 Woodinville-Duvall Place. Handmade crafts, wooden toys, gift baskets, fresh floral arrangments, and wreaths will be featured. Call 788-1569 for details.
Handcrafted garments, gifts, furnishings, and accessories are the highlights of the Christmas Craft Show Dec. 6, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Vasa Park Resort, 3549 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway SE, Bellevue. Admission is free.
Herbfarm open house
The Herbfarm Holiday Open House is set for Dec. 7 from noon to midnight and Dec. 8 from noon to 5 p.m. Taste a variety of foods, wines, and herbal teas, and make a dried flower and herb ornament. Winner of a drawing will receive a free dinner for two at the restaurant. Call 784-2222.