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Get Out and Play

Community Communing
Teddies Galore
Warm fuzzy feelings are sure to surface once you visit the festive Teddy Bear Suite at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. Bring the camera and the camcorder to capture big smiles as kids exclaim over the montage of stuffed bears in a temporary arrangement created by local designer Kevin Bradford. Runs through December 25. Suite is open from 11 am - 6 pm daily.
Info: 206.621.1700
Location:411 University St. (between Fouth and Fifth Avenes)
Cost: Free.Donations are being accepted for uncompensated care at Children's Hospital.
Online:, use the 'hotels and resorts' tab, select United States and then Seattle

Better than TV
Black Nativity - on December 26th!
Tickets are hard to come by for this amazing, soulful gospel-song play written by the legend Langston Hughes and directed by Jacqueline Moscou. If you act now, you can likely still squeeze in for a post-Christmas performance. Appropriate for all ages and faiths.
When: Monday, December 26, shows at 2:00 pm and 7:30pm
Info.: 206.269.1900
Location: 201 Mercer St. (between Second and Third Aves. N)
Tickets: $42 for adults; $15 for kids under 16

Sweet Savings

Madrona Moose
One of Seattle's top children's clothing boutiques is offering 35% off most of its merchandise though December 24, so pop in if you're in the Madrona nabe. What toddler wouldn't look adorable in Petit Patapon's brown bear jacket (originally $59.95), complete with little ears on the hood? Also dig the store's corduroy pants, puffy vests and long-sleeved, varsity-style tees for tykes.
Info.: 206.320.7900; open December 24 from 10 am - 4 pm
Location: 1421 34th Ave. (between E Union and E Pike Strets)