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Monday, December 26, 2011 - Page updated at 10:12 a.m.

2011 Holiday Entertainment Guide

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<p>Whether the holidays find you humming 'It's the most wonderful time of the year' or muttering 'You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch,' we bet our 2011 Holiday Entertainment Guide has a thing or two that hits just the right note.
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<strong>Note:</strong> Times and dates are subject to change. We recommend calling ahead to confirm before attending any event.</p>
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Dancers perform the "Snow Scene" at the end of the first act of Pacific Northwest Ballet's The Nutcracker.


Hallelujah! It's our annual list of holiday entertainment

Whether the holidays find you humming 'It's the most wonderful time of the year' or muttering 'You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch,' we bet our 2011 Holiday Entertainment Guide has a thing or two that hits just the right note.

Note: Times and dates are subject to change. We recommend calling ahead to confirm before attending any event.

Holiday movies

34 movies to watch this season

Don't miss our list of holiday movie releases, including "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," "The Adventures of Tintin," and "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows."

See more movies

Holiday lights

Share your holiday lights

Will your house be a tourist attraction this season? We're compiling a list of homes with extra-special light displays, and we want to include yours. Send us the details.

See our holiday lights guide

Holiday cuisine

Recipes and tips for memorable holiday dinners

For this year's holiday cuisine guide we tapped local chefs and restaurateurs for ideas and inspiration.

See holiday recipes

Festivals

'City sidewalks, busy sidewalks dressed in holiday style'

Our annual Holiday Entertainment Guide rounds up all of the best holiday-themed family activities, including parades, tree lightings and more.

See festivals listings

Classical music

'Strike the harp and join the chorus'

We've got comprehensive holiday music listings that hit all the right notes.

See classical music listings

Dance

'Dancing and prancing in Jingle Bell Square, in the frosty air'

This year's calendar of Nutcracker performances has you covered from Edmonds to Renton, Bainbridge to Bellevue.

See dance listings

More entertainment

Beethoven's Ninth closes out 2011 at SSO

16 top entertainment picks, Dec. 25-31

Taste | Recipes for a delicious New Year's Eve

Need a white Christmas? Try snowshoeing

NEW - 7:00 PM

Wine Adviser | Here's a toast to holiday Champagne bargains

Merry cocktails

Northwest zoos, parks and gardens light up

Holidays bring plenty of ski, snowboarding offers

Get set for 'Rudolph' and more holiday-TV fare

Leavenworth, Portland and Warm Beach light up

'Nutcracker' newbies join the joy at PNB

A sleigh full of holiday shows

'Magic Season' launches in downtown Bellevue

All aboard for the Sheraton Gingerbread Village

Backstage with PNB 'Nutcracker' kids

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