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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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December 4

Be wowed by the lights and sounds of the holiday season by a light show programmed by Google engineers... more
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December 5

Shop for gifts of enduring beauty from the work of 25 local artists, designers and craftspeople... more
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Holiday Concert

December 6

Annual concert of music for the holidays in the beautiful (and acoustically superb) chapel at Bastyr University... more
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Opening Reception

December 10

Join us for a showcase of 21 local artists presenting contemporary holiday giftables... more
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Small Business Saturday and Shop Small are efforts from American Express to promote shopping and dining at locally-owned, independent, small businesses in neighborhood business districts during the holiday season. This year's event is Saturday, November 28 and the Shop Small campaign will last through December 24. Kirkland is known for the collection of boutique shops in its charming lakeside downtown. Show your support for small businesses while discovering unique finds for the holidays. Featured Kirkland Businesses
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Outdoor Sculpture Gallery
Park Lane in Downtown Kirkland just got the final touches with the installation of and outdoor sculpture gallery. Curated by the Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission, sculptures are displayed on a rotating basis and for sale to the public. Learn more about the inaugural sculptures and artists on explorekirkland.com/arts.

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