There is a sense of celebration in the air, with Christmas around the corner. The most festive (and delicious!) time of the year is almost here. It’s time to catch up with friends and family over lingering feasts and conversations. Good food and wine are synonymous with Christmas parties. While most of us plan the food way in advance, picking out the wines is often a last-minute stressor. It doesn’t have to be that way!

One of Seattle’s most beloved holiday traditions returned for the Sheraton Seattle Hotel’s 24th Annual Gingerbread Village. Since 1992, the Sheraton’s expert culinary team has partnered with top local architecture firms to design, build and wow the crowds with intricate, larger-than-life gingerbread creations. The unforgettable event keeps more than 150,000 visitors coming back year after year. 

A delightful winter tradition in Victoria, BC.

Riding the Victoria Clipper to Victoria for day and weekend trips during the spring and summer is always a popular and fun activity. As the weather cools down and the season changes, it’s also the perfect trip during the holiday season for families or a romantic getaway. Bundle up and ride the Clipper to check out Victoria’s holiday festivities, including our feature: The Butchart Gardens Holiday Lights Tour. The tour starts December 1st and runs through January 6th. 

Woodland Park Zoo’s fourth annual WildLights.

This electrifying, after-hours event runs nightly from 5:30 – 8:30 pm from Friday, November 27th through Sunday, January 3rd. Guests will be transported to a festive winter wonderland complete with lights, treats, animals and more. Over 600,000 energy-efficient LED lights illuminate the paths of Woodland Park Zoo through dazzling displays of wild animals and exotic destinations  including