For your weekend: holiday shopping and events galore!


If you haven’t yet been able to get into the holiday spirit, there are plenty of Edmonds events this weekend that will put you in the mood for shopping, singing, decorating and eating.

Friday-Sunday: The holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol,” presented by the Driftwood Players, continues its run at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturday, with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. All performances at the Wade James Theater, 905 Main St. In addition, the Driftwood Players present “The Snow Queen” — Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fairy tale reinvented for live radio broadcast, complete with audience participation –Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. Also remember that many downtown Edmonds merchants will be offering special holiday sales and events throughout the weekend. Visit the Greater Edmonds Chamber of Commerce website for more details. And stop by one of the city’s fine eating and drinking establishments for some holiday cheer!

Saturday: The Swamp Creek Model Railroad Association holds its Holiday Open House from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Edmonds Amtrak station, 211 Railroad Ave. If you like handcrafted gifts and live holiday music, the Edmonds Woodway High School’s Music Booster Club sponsors its annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., EWHS Great Hall, 7600 212th St. S.W. Bring your dog or cat for pet photos with Santa, product samples and more at the Smiley Dog Woofstock 2009 open house from noon-4 p.m., 23303 Hwy 99, in Edmonds. And the Olympic Ballet Theatre opens its production of the Nutcracker, with performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, all at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N. Saturday is also the deadline if you want a T-shirt for the Dec. 12 Run Rudolph Run 5K run/walk in Edmonds. Visit Running in Motion at 4th and Main to register.

Early warning: Dec. 7 is the Edmonds Christmas Ship celebration on the waterfront, featuring caroling and free holiday refreshments, courtesy of Petosa’s Family Grocer.

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