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Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl Parade Pictures

Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl Parade Pictures

There aren’t many things that pull a community together the way the Seattle Seahawks have. The blue and green shines on every building, the 12th man flag is plastered everywhere, and “Go Hawks!” is a more common greeting than hello. We take serious pride in our Super Bowl champions, and that’s exactly why more than 700,000 people lined the streets of Seattle for the ‘Celebrate 48’ Super Bowl parade. Check out some of our pictures from the event. We were there for the very start of the festivities near the Space Needle, and we were also there to see the celebration come to a close at CenturyLink Field. It’s a memory we’ll never forget! Go Hawks! This slideshow requires JavaScript. Were you there for the Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl parade? What was the coolest thing you saw? Be honest — did you skip work?  We’d love to hear from you.  Leave a comment below or connect with us on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter. Don’t forget to also stop by Seattle Bloggers for more Emerald...

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Issaquah Reindeer Festival at Cougar Mountain Zoo

Issaquah Reindeer Festival at Cougar Mountain Zoo

You can find Santa all over the Seattle area during the holiday season, but there’s only one place around here you can see Santa and his reindeer. I’m talking about the Issaquah Reindeer Festival at Cougar Mountain Zoo. It’s a unique setting for holiday fun in the Pacific Northwest. Every December, Cougar Mountain Zoo (19525 S.E. 54th St.) transforms into a winter wonderland for the Issaquah Reindeer Festival. While the zoo is usually only open Wednesday-Sunday, that’s not the case during the holiday season. The event happens daily during December (except for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve). From December 1st to December 23rd the zoo is open from 10am-4:30pm, but the hours shift to 11am-3pm for December 26th-December 30th. From the Christmas music that greets you in the parking lot to the workers dressed in holiday garb, everyone and everything is decked in the holiday spirit for the Issaquah Reindeer Festival at Cougar Mountain Zoo. The highlight of the event is obviously Santa and his nine reindeer. As you...

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Seattle Center Winterfest | Can’t Miss Holiday Fun

Seattle Center Winterfest | Can’t Miss Holiday Fun

From late November to the end of December, Seattle Center transforms into a winter wonderland. With beautiful Christmas lights, ice skating, a toy train, special performances, and much more, Seattle Center Winterfest provides FREE and affordable, can’t miss holiday fun in the Emerald City! There’s no greater beacon of the Christmas spirit in Seattle than the Space Needle. With Christmas lights glowing 605-feet above the Emerald City, and a creative, circular (for lack of a better description) Christmas tree out front, the Space Needle is a perfect centerpiece to Seattle Center Winterfest. On top of the lights on the Space Needle, there are also Christmas lights on many of the trees around Seattle Center. It’s a perfect place for a holiday stroll. What are the holidays without some ice skating? They’re not the holidays at all! Take care of your ice skating itch at Seattle Center Winterfest. Fisher Pavilion transforms into a fun ice rink for all ages. This is the only part of Seattle Center Winterfest that isn’t...

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Gingerbread Village at the Seattle Sheraton

Gingerbread Village at the Seattle Sheraton

There are a bunch of awesome holiday traditions in Seattle, but none look and smell more delicious than Gingerbread Village at the Seattle Sheraton. With massive, creative gingerbread houses, this is a must-see during the Christmas season in the Emerald City. Located in the lobby of the Seattle Sheraton (1400 6th Ave.), Gingerbread Village has been a part of the holiday season for more than 20 years. Designed by local architects and created by the Sheraton culinary staff, these gingerbread houses are like nothing you’ve ever seen before. In fact, it’s hard to even call them “houses.” Ranging from entire towns to huge ships, these gingerbread designs are really complex. I’m not even sure how they put them together. It’s really incredible. NOTE: The 2016 Gingerbread Village runs from November 22nd through January 1st at the Seattle Sheraton. Click here for more details! Not only is Gingerbread Village fun to look at, it also helps raise money for a good cause. It’s free to check out, but there’s a...

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Holiday Date Night in Bellevue

Holiday Date Night in Bellevue

Let’s just start by saying Bellevue knows how to get in the holiday spirit! If you’ve never spent an evening in Bellevue around Christmas, then you’re missing out. Tim and I love this time of year, which is why we jumped at the chance to go on a holiday date night in Bellevue. The night included ice skating, “snow,” a visit with whimsical holiday characters, a fun dinner and a stroll through a garden decked out with hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights. Without further ado, here is our latest installment of It’s a Date! We started our holiday date night at the Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena. Located in Bellevue Downtown Park (NE 1st St. & 102nd Ave NE), it’s the largest outdoor holiday skating experience in the region. With holiday decor, plenty of music and a whole lot of people having fun, Tim and I found it the perfect place to start off our date. Tim played hockey as a kid, so he is a natural on the ice. It was...

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Washington State Fair | Do the Puyallup

Washington State Fair | Do the Puyallup

The Washington State Fair draws thousands of people to Puyallup every single year. It’s one of the largest fairs in the world, bringing in big name musicians, tons of rides, and plenty of fun games. We recently hit up the fair for a mid-week, get-out-of-the house, out-of-the-ordinary date night, and we had a blast. The Washington State Fair is easily the largest fair in Washington, and it’s been happening here for more than 110 years. The Washington State Fair hosts two events a year; one in April and another in September. The fair in April (known as the Spring Fair) is the shorter of the two fairs, lasting only four days. The fair in September is the REAL Washington State Fair, and it lasts a whopping 17 days. To get into the September festivities, it costs $12.50 for adults, $9.00 for kids 6-18 and seniors (62+), and it’s free for kids 5 and younger. Tim and I both grew up going to local county fairs, so we were really pumped to check out...

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