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The Must List: New Year’s Eve Parties Aplenty, Martin Schoeller at EMP and Where to Dine out During the Holidays
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.
Where to Dine Out During the Holidays
The holidays are here, family is in town—celebrate at one of these special-occasion spots.
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.
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
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.