365 Things To Do Around the Eastside

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Number 43 of 365 Things to Do Around the Eastside – Meet Woody Goomsba and Celebrate Christmas in a Bavarian Village

Ok, so this isn’t exactly Around the Eastside of Seattle, but it is still an awesome Holiday Event for the entire Family. Each December for the past 44 years the Village of Leavenworth holds hosts a Christmas Lighting Festival. This event has made Leavenworth world famous as “the Ultimate Holiday Town USA” from A&E Network.

Each weekend in December the Bavarian Village of Leavenworth hosts a Christmas Lighting Ceremony and Festival. For a complete list of Activities check out Leavenworth’s web site.

Christmas Tree Lighting Leavenworth WA

Christmas Tree Lighting Leavenworth WA


Be sure to meet Woody Goomsba, the Official Ambassador of the Bavarian Village of Leavenworth. He even has his own video that has gone viral on the interweb.






December 6, 2010 Posted by | Family Activities, Holidays | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Number 41 of 365 Things to do Around the Eastside – Hanukkah Celebrations

Number 41 of 365 Things to do Around the Eastside – Hanukkah Celebrations

Hanukkah begins on December 1, 2010 at sundown. This 8 night Festival of Lights is full of Family activities around the Seattle Area.

You can find something to do for just about anyone. There are History Lessons, Gatherings, Dances, Concerts and lots of options for fantastic food.

I have heard about the Famous Latke Dinner and Hanukkah Celebration at Temple De Hirsch Sinai. This year it is coming up on Friday December 3, 2010 beginning at 6:00 with a Hanukkah Service followed by Latke Larry’s Famous Dinner. I haven’t made it to this event yet, maybe this year will be my time to check it out.

Latke Larry

Latke Larry

For a list of most, not all, but most Hanukkah Events check out the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle’s Events Calendar.

To all of my Friends that are begging their Holiday Celebration tonight…

Mazel Tov


Happy Hanukkah 2010

Happy Hanukkah 2010



December 1, 2010 Posted by | Entertainment, Family Activities | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment