3 to See: Hello Holidays

Hello Kitty Mania

The world’s favorite cartoon kitty is turning 45, and she’s bringing the celebration to Bellevue from Dec. 7thto 29th. Starting Saturday, you can visit Hello Kitty’s Friends Around the World Tour, a 10,000-square-foot pop-up designed to transport you into the Hello Kitty universe. The fully immersive, multi-sensory walk through will take listeners on a journey through five cities, including London, Paris, and Tokyo. Tour perks include a commemorative passport, a Hello Kitty crown, the chance to stock up on exclusive merchandise, and relax at a special Pacific Northwest-themed lounge. Tickets start at $27. For more details, or to book a tour, visit this website.

Clam Lights at Renton

On Friday, Ivar’s will present its 26th annual Clam Lights at Renton’s Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park. The dazzling lights display is one of the Eastside’s largest and will run from Dec. 6th through Jan. 1st. The official lighting ceremony will be held at 5:45 p.m., while festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. Stick around for holiday tunes by Lindbergh High School’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble, entertainment by the Rainier Yacht Club Parade of Boats, and a selfie station with Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and Ivar’s Santa Clam (rumor has it a princess and a snowman from a certain winter-themed movie also will be there). Find more information and a full events schedule at this website.

A Holiday Wreath Class

If you’re looking to spruce up your décor with some holiday handicrafts, head to the Cedarbrook Lodge this evening. From 7 to 9 p.m., Flora Laura will lead a Holiday Wreath Class and help you craft a perfect piece to gift or display. Tickets include all the florals and décor, as well as savory bites and cocktails from theCopperleaf Restarant. Tickets are $65 per person, and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets

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