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Originally published Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 7:06 PM

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Take bus or train for Leavenworth lights

A roundup of coming events in towns around the Northwest.

Sign up now for one-day trips to Leavenworth for the Bavarian-style village's annual Tree Lighting Festival. Seattle-based Clipper Vacations is offering round-trip bus tours from the Seattle area, with breakfast en route, for $59 for adults booked a week in advance, or 10 percent less if booked online. Dates are Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12 and 18; 800-888-2535 or Alki Tours is operating its annual Snow Train, the only daylight train from Seattle, Edmonds or Everett to Leavenworth, running each Saturday in December and returning the same day. A $149 adult fare, for standard seating, includes continental breakfast, catered dinner and entertainment; 800-895-2554 or


Wild Mushroom Celebration, through Monday, Long Beach Peninsula. 800-451-2542 or">

"An Olde-Fashioned Christmas," through Dec. 23, Walla Walla. 509-525-7703 or

"Ocian In View," Friday through Sunday, Long Beach Peninsula. 800-451-2542 or

Bowl Little Market Holiday Festival, Saturday, Burlington. 360-724-3333 or

Seafood and Wine Festival at Seabrook, Saturday, Pacific Beach.

Savor the Flavor, Saturday and Sunday, Pasco. 509-554-2587 or

Chuckanut Brewery's Holiday Beer Dinner, Nov. 17, Bellingham. 360-752-3377 or

Christmas Memories, Nov. 20-21, Kennewick. 503-647-7463.

Holiday Festival of the Arts, Nov. 20-Dec. 24, Bellingham.

Holiday Walk About in Fairhaven, Nov. 26-27, Fairhaven.

Lake Chelan Wineries' Fall Barrel Tasting, Nov. 26-28, Lake Chelan.


Olde Fashioned Christmas in Ferndale, Dec. 3-5, Ferndale. 360-384-6461 or

Lake Chelan Winterfest, Jan. 14-17, Lake Chelan.

Washington State Capitol Tours, daily, Olympia. 360-586-8687 or


My Wet Nose Soiree, Saturday, Portland. 503-535-3384 or

Holiday Art, Wine & Music Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Welches, 503-622-3101 or

Wine Country Thanksgiving, Nov. 26-28, Willamette Valley.

Seaside Holiday Gift Fair, Nov. 26-28, Seaside.

Holiday Ale Festival, Dec. 1-5, Portland. 503-252-9899 or

River City Music Festival, Jan. 7-9, Portland. 503-282-0877 or

Oregon Truffle Festival, Jan. 28-30, Eugene.

Bend Winterfest 2011, Feb. 18-20, Bend. 541-323-0964 or

British Columbia

Viessmann FIBT World Cup Bobsleigh and Skeleton, Nov. 25-27, Whistler. 800-944-7853 or

West Coast Christmas Show, Nov. 26-28, Abbotsford. 604-850-1533 or

Whistler Film Festival, Dec. 1-5, Whistler.

Tourism offices

Washington, 800-544-1800 or

Oregon, 800-547-7842 or

Idaho, 800-635-7820 or

British Columbia, 800-435-5622 or

Send calendar items at least one month in advance to or mail to Travel Calendar, NW Weekend, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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