🎅 North Pole's Santa Claus was born here in Washington. Yes, really!

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Loyal Heights neighbors go nut(cracker)s for surreal holiday set

Nutcracker in Loyal Heights

Giant characters from “The Nutcracker” take their places in Loyal Heights this holiday season. The show’s namesake himself stands proud at 15-feet tall and takes a group of neighbors to assemble. Learn how these icons made it all the way from a Chicago department store to one couple’s yard.

 

🕎 The Festival of Lights brightens downtown Seattle

Menorah is lit at Westlake Park

Members of Seattle's Jewish community came together Thursday night to celebrate Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights. Organized by Chabad of Downtown Seattle, "Light Up the Night Chanukah Celebration" attendees lit a giant menorah and gathered with food and music to "spread that hope, spread that love, spread that light." 

 

🎅 North Pole's Santa Claus was born here in Washington. Yes, really!

Westlake Mall's Santa Claus

The world’s largest Santa Claus clocks in at 42 feet tall and 900 pounds, and was created in 1968 right here in Washington as a holiday promotion for the Westlake Mall. Learn more about his journey to North Pole, Alaska (those reindeer must’ve been huge).

 

The special from Christmas past

JP Patches Holiday Special

Seattle icons J.P. Patches and Stan Boreson get us into the holiday mood with this special from Christmas past. It tells the story of how Santa got his elves — more or less — and gives us some valuable vintage style inspiration.

 

Vintersong Ragna-rocks the holidays (Norway you can miss it)

Nordic holiday special

You can’t a-fjord to miss this Ballard Vintersong Nordic Holiday Concert. The 2018 celebration included visiting singers from Norway who joined talented Seattleites to welcome the season.

 

Gifting a photo or art for the holidays? Learn the dos & don'ts of framing

Gallery Frames owner Daniel Carillo

Gallery Frames owner Daniel Carillo shares some simple dos and don’ts for a perfect frame job. Whether you’re giving or receiving art this holiday season, he’s got you covered.