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How to Celebrate the Holidays in Bothell

‘Tis the season to appreciate all that the holidays have to offer, especially in Bothell.

Whether you’re looking for a handmade wreath or hoping to get a glimpse of Lucky the Tree, we made a fun-filled itinerary for your next one-tank trip to our favorite city in the Pacific Northwest. Follow along...

Sip on heavenly hot chocolate

Start your day in Bothell with a piping hot cup of hot chocolate from Alexa’s Cafe. And if you’ve got time, enjoy the restaurant’s outdoor seating and dine on their mouthwatering brunch. 

Admire Bothell’s best window displays

With your hot chocolate in tow, make your way through downtown Bothell and ogle the holiday window displays of our local small businesses. The Bothell Kenmore Chamber of Commerce is currently hosting its Holiday Window Decorating Tour and Contest, and visitors can vote for their favorite displays online. (Photo courtesy of Graham’s RoyalTea)

Pick up a one-of-a-kind holiday wreath

Show everyone you’re in the holiday spirit by taking home a handmade wreath from Small River Farm. The family-owned business sells unique floral designs, including table centerpieces and bouquets, that feature the season’s best blossoms.

Make your own holiday ornament

This year, adorn your tree with your own handcrafted ornament! Bothell’s go-to craft store, Room to Craft, is selling Holiday Ornament Kits that include an ornament, vinyl cut stickers, and trinkets to include inside.

The shop is currently offering curbside pick up, local delivery, and virtual shopping experiences.

Get into the Harry Potter holiday spirit

Stop by Zulu’s Board Game Cafe and check out their impressive Harry Potter-themed display, which includes floating candles, thestrals, a cozy fireplace topped with the banners of Hogwarts houses, and their take on the infamous 9 ¾ station. And while you’re there, pick up a few board games to tide you over during the cold winter months.

Catch a live(stream) show

Have a delicious dinner at The Cottage and enjoy its recently renovated outdoor deck. The bistro is also putting its own spin on live music every Saturday by broadcasting livestreams of local artists on a large screen TV and professional audio system.

Visit Lucky the Tree

Round out the day by paying a visit to the star of Bothell’s holiday celebrations: Lucky the Tree. This Grand Douglas Fir has been a staple of the community since 1937, surviving two great fires in Bothell’s history. Lucky’s lights will be lit on Main Street every evening until New Year’s Day.

As the day winds down, know this: No matter how you spend your holidays, Bothell will always be there to make them merry and bright.

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