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Event Picks, December 2007

Published on: December 01, 2007

OK, this is shopping, and for many of us, it’s not technically fun if we have kids in tow. But look: It’s the holiday season and presents must be bought, and better to go small and locally made than big and mass produced. Organizers say that Urban Craft Uprising (now in its third year) attracts lots of families, so pop the baby in the sling and browse wares from more than 100 indie crafters and designers. Get your hands on googly-eyed monster tees for kids from Dishy Duds, kid hipster fashion by LuCoo Clothing and Bossa Nova Baby’s patterned fleece newborn outfits. Adult stuff includes clothes, cards, jewelry and weird unclassifiables you won’t be able to live without. Be one of the first 100 shoppers through the door on either day and you’ll get a bagful of swag. Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.

Get in the holiday spirit by exploring a festively decorated downtown Seattle — and squeeze in some exercise, too. The Street Scramble at the Market takes you to as many as 30 holiday-themed locations around the city. Use your map and navigational skills and walk (or run, or push the stroller) to as many checkpoints as you can within two hours. Sunday, Dec. 9, 8:30 a.m. registration, 9:25 a.m. briefing, 10 a.m. start. Register at Market Theater, Post Alley and Pike Street. $35 per family.

Sixty live toy soldiers, music, a light show and snow — the spectacle along Bellevue Way and Northeast Eighth Street in Bellevue packs in families for free holiday entertainment. Held through Dec. 24, the show is called “Snowflake Lane” and includes holiday-themed music. The music changes to reflect the impending new year after Christmas, and the Dec. 26-31 performances are called “Celebration Lane.” Shows happen nightly at 7 p.m. 425-454-8096,

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