Dec 11, 2010

Holiday Happenings near Green Lake

We love this time of year, because Green Lake is especially festive! Julie’s been listening to Christmas carols on the radio this afternoon and baking sugar cookies. Tonight we are looking forward to the annual “Pathway of Lights” along Green Lake’s 2.8 mile walking trail, with thousands of luminaria lighting the way and Christmas carolers to entertain us from 4:30-8:30pm. We will try to get some photos tonight to share! If you miss the event this year, keep in mind that it is always held the second Saturday in December.

Another one of our favorite holiday traditions is seeing “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by Seattle Public Theater, located at the historic Bathhouse at Green Lake. This hilarious and heart- warming story is based on the book by Barbara Robinson. We had the privilege of having Barbara as a guest a few years ago when she was visiting Seattle to see her play performed. “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever “ is running December 10-24.

Other local theater productions include “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” playing now until December 24 at the Bathhouse and Taproot Theater’s “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol”, playing until December 30 at Taproot These productions are affordable and fun, and located only a mile or two from the Greenlake Guest House!

We also love driving through “Candy Cane Lane” in the nearby Ravenna neighborhood, to enjoy the holiday lights. Candy Cane Lane has been a Seattle tradition since the 1940’s. The light displays will be up now until New Year’s Day, 4pm-11pm, at Ravenna Boulevard and NE Park Rd.

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