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Money MagazineKirkland is a vibrant waterfront destination with an unparalleled blend of outdoor recreation, artdining and boutique shopping. Located on the shores of Lake Washington just east of Seattle, no other city in the Puget Sound region has as many waterfront parks and beaches as Kirkland.

Kirkland is home to award-winning hotelswineries and restaurants and hosts a dynamic repertoire of events spanning art openings and performances to athletic events, wine festivals and outdoor concerts.

From adventure and outdoor activities to shopping, strolling and sipping Washington wine with a water view, come explore all Kirkland has to offer. Check out our itineraries page for themed experiences.

Kirkland, WA No. 5! MONEY's Best Places to Live 2014

 

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half arrowHoliday Art Market
Through December 23

Annual Holiday Art Market featuring local artists and craftspeople... more
half arrowEarly Music Guild "J.S. Bach's Christmas Magnificat"
December 16

Alexander Weimann leads the Northwest Baroque Masterworks ensemble of five internationally renowned soloists... more
half arrow12K’s of Christmas Holiday Run and 5K
December 18

Join in Puget Sound's premier long-distance holiday-themed running and walking event... more
half arrowJuanita Bay Park Bird Walk—
A relaxed walk in the Park

December 20

A relaxed walk in the Park, seeing what birds are in the area... more
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Featured Activity: Argosy Christmas Ships Argosy Christmas Ship

Holiday traditions in the Northwest start on the water with Argosy Cruises. The Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship™ Festival is a holiday celebration that has been a Pacific Northwest tradition since 1949. Every year, the Argosy Christmas Ship sails from the downtown Kirkland dock. Choirs on board give 20-minute performances to crowds gathered around roaring bonfires* at beach locations anticipating the arrival of the Christmas Ship.

*Bonfire Hotline: 425.587.3345 (Check for cancellations)

Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship Schedule | Kirkland Stops

 
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Featured Restaurant: Deru's Little Brother
Deru Market—a treasured Kirkland eatery—has expanded to a second location! Little Brother will feature Deru's style of counter service and ideal (local, organic, seasonal food cooked from scratch daily) but with a different menu. Specialties include breakfast, lunch, drinks, and coffee. Enjoy outdoor seating and walk-ins welcome.

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Little Brother
456 Central Way
(456) 298-0268