The Must List: New Year’s Eve Parties Aplenty, Martin Schoeller at EMP and Where to Dine out During the Holidays

Must Ogle
Martin Schoeller’s Larger than Life Portraits at the EMP Museum

(Through 2/16, times vary) — In Close-Up, photographer Martin Schoeller shares his stunning, large-scale, full-face shots of celebs and regular folks alike.

Must Dine
Where to Dine Out During the Holidays

The holidays are here, family is in town—celebrate at one of these special-occasion spots.

Must Sparkle
Stroll Down Bellevue Square’s Snowflake Lane

(Through 12/31, 7 p.m.) — ‘Tis the season to visit Bellevue Square’s ever-popular Snowflake Lane, where live toy soldiers march to festive music, a dazzling light show brightens the dark sky and snowflakes fall nightly.

Must Party
Seattle’s Best Places to Ring in the New Year

Come New Year’s Eve, the city will be in full-on celebration mode. Check out our list of ways to get your auld lang syne on, from decadent prix fixe dinners to music concerts to circus-themed extravaganzas. LINK TK

Must Plunge
Enter 2014 with a Big Splash

Wednesday (1/1, 12 p.m.) — Earn your “cold badge of courage” at the annual Matthews Beach Polar Bear Plunge, where brave revelers leap into Lake Washington’s chilly waters.