From family-friendly winter festivities and special holiday concerts to excellent shopping, dining and sporting events, you'll find plenty to do this winter season in Kent and nearby Seattle. Spend some time in the malls searching for the perfect gift, or sign up for the annual Christmas Rush for a fun holiday race. Bring the kids to Winterfest, Seattle Center's free holiday wonderland, and ring in the New Year with the Seattle Symphony.
A fun race that is well suited for both professional runners and beginners, the Christmas Rush Fun Run features a 10k run as well as a 5k run/walk. Now in its 32nd year, this popular competition runs a smooth, flat course along the Green River in Kent Valley passing right by Plaza by the Green.
The heart of the city turns into a magical wonderland during the winter season, a free Seattle holiday event with sparkling lights, live entertainment and kids activities. You'll also find an ice rink, winter train and village, carolers, ice sculpting and more.
Celebrate the arrival of 2015 with the Seattle Symphony during a festive holiday event featuring both classical tunes and jazzy numbers. Tickets to the concert in Benaroya Hall include a post-concert part featuring a live band dancing and midnight countdown
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At Kent Station you have your choice from many restaurants in different price ranges. Just 1.5 miles from Plaza by the Green, this is one of our most recommended visits in Kent.
Featuring a wide selection of ice-cold beer and a tasty tavern menu, this Kent restaurant and brewery is a casual place to relax with friends. With food that goes far beyond pub fare, this family-owned eatery serves up burgers, steaks and seasonal beers.
Finish your Kent holiday shopping at this contemporary, open-air retail center and urban village. Located in downtown Kent, this friendly outdoor mall features an AMC theater plus numerous restaurants and shops, including Coldwater Creek, Chico's, MAC Store and LOFT.
Seattle's downtown shopping mecca features several levels of shopping excitement, a large movie theater, food court and sit-down dining at P.F. Chang's. Shop for treasures at stores like Nordstrom Rack, Pandora, LUSH and Made in Washington.