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Ho-Ho-Holiday Fun on the Cheap: Budget-Friendly Attractions for Seattle and Eastside Families

No need to blow your budget to have a good time this season

Published on: November 19, 2018

Ho-Ho-Holiday Fun on the Cheap: Budget-Friendly Attractions for Seattle and Eastside Families

Reindeer at Swansons

Live reindeer at Swansons Nursery (North Seattle)

Visiting Swansons Nursery in North Seattle to take a look at a pair of real live reindeer is a low-key outing that you can take anytime. Browse Swansons' displays of gorgeous — and pricey — greenery, ornaments and trees at your own risk. There's also an amazing holiday train set-up, a fish pond and more. 

Details: The Christmas critters will be on display daily through Dec. 24 during open hours, with "Meet the Reindeer" presentations also offered at select times and Santa visits on select days. Note: If you're looking forward to seeing the reindeers' camel friend Curley, he has retired.

Join the challenge and win prizes!

This adventure is part of our #YearofLivingAdventurously Challenge. Go adventuring together — then share!

It's simple: When you visit one of this month's local spots with the fam, share your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #YearofLivingAdventurously (or upload a photo here) to be entered to win. This months' prize: tickets to see the "Sing-A-Long Sound of Music" at 5th Avenue Theatre!

52 Seattle Adventures With KidsNeed more ideas on living adventurously with the fam? Our new book "52 Seattle Adventures With Kids" is here! From secret hikes to off-the-radar bike paths to tree house hotels, this must-have Puget Sound adventure guide offers unlimited ideas for affordable family outings all year long.

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