If you were wondering how to slow down and enjoy the holidays with your children, then Edmonds is the place for you.
If you were wondering how to slow down and enjoy the holidays with your children, then Edmonds is the place for you. More than a few folks, like Julie Kuehn’s and Pam Stuller’s families, have chosen to kick off their holidays with a traditional ride on the Holiday Trolley.
Jump on the Free Trolley
This year on the Trolley brings a new treat as an elf will be the host. “My kids are going to love that,” said Julie. “We’re all guilty of doing too much. I love that it’s such a simple experience that my kids absolutely love. And I don’t have to drive to Bellevue or Seattle.”
As for Pam, owner of Walnut Street Coffee, her extended family - parents, sisters, husbands and all the kids - pick a Saturday in Edmonds to start their holiday celebration with a trolley ride. “We then disperse to find this year's tree ornament, do some shopping, stop for lunch, and finish with a cocktail,” she said.
Letters to Santa Get Answered
In this town, the Letters to Santa get answered with a personal reply. Drop yours in the red mailbox by the Edmonds Historical Museum. While you’re there, check out the museum and its model train display.
Model Railroads and More
If your kids can’t get enough of trains, don’t stop there. The Swamp Creek & Western Model Railroad Association operates a model railroad housed in the old freight room of the Edmonds Amtrak BNSF station. Their annual open house is the first Saturday of December, but there’s one more shot to visit during their monthly open house, the third Tuesday of the month. Still can’t get enough? Put a model train on your shopping list and visit Edmonds Hobby Shop and Model Machinist Center.
We’re just getting started. The kids will want to stick around to see the Christmas Ships, watch the Olympic Ballet Theater perform the Nutcracker at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, and take in a free holiday-themed movie at the historic Edmonds Theater. Classic Holiday Cartoons begin playing at 4 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8, followed by Elf at 6 p.m.
You may find the perfect gift for them at Teri’s Toybox or Edmonds Bookshop. The Wishing Stone is a magical place for kids, featuring a cave wall inside with fossils, minerals, shells, stones, spheres, jewelry and all kinds of natural wonders. One more stop at Glazed and Amazed will give the kids some hands-on time to paint their own pottery.
Check out our holiday calendar so you don’t miss a thing at edmondsholidays.com. Create Your Family’s Tradition in Edmonds.
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“I love that it’s such a simple experience that my kids absolutely love. And I don’t have to drive to Bellevue or Seattle.”