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Originally published Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 7:06 PM

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Travel notes

Take bus or train for Leavenworth lights

A roundup of coming events in towns around the Northwest.

Sign up now for one-day trips to Leavenworth for the Bavarian-style village's annual Tree Lighting Festival. Seattle-based Clipper Vacations is offering round-trip bus tours from the Seattle area, with breakfast en route, for $59 for adults booked a week in advance, or 10 percent less if booked online. Dates are Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12 and 18; 800-888-2535 or www.clippervacations.com. Alki Tours is operating its annual Snow Train, the only daylight train from Seattle, Edmonds or Everett to Leavenworth, running each Saturday in December and returning the same day. A $149 adult fare, for standard seating, includes continental breakfast, catered dinner and entertainment; 800-895-2554 or www.alkitours.com.

Washington

Wild Mushroom Celebration, through Monday, Long Beach Peninsula. 800-451-2542 or www.funbeach.com/mushroom">www.funbeach.com/mushroom.

"An Olde-Fashioned Christmas," through Dec. 23, Walla Walla. 509-525-7703 or www.fortwallawallamuseum.org.

"Ocian In View," Friday through Sunday, Long Beach Peninsula. 800-451-2542 or www.funbeach.com.

Bowl Little Market Holiday Festival, Saturday, Burlington. 360-724-3333 or www.bowlittlemarket.com.

Seafood and Wine Festival at Seabrook, Saturday, Pacific Beach. www.seabrookwa.com.

Savor the Flavor, Saturday and Sunday, Pasco. 509-554-2587 or www.savortricities.com.

Chuckanut Brewery's Holiday Beer Dinner, Nov. 17, Bellingham. 360-752-3377 or www.chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com.

Christmas Memories, Nov. 20-21, Kennewick. 503-647-7463.

Holiday Festival of the Arts, Nov. 20-Dec. 24, Bellingham. www.alliedarts.org.

Holiday Walk About in Fairhaven, Nov. 26-27, Fairhaven. www.fairhaven.com.

Lake Chelan Wineries' Fall Barrel Tasting, Nov. 26-28, Lake Chelan. www.lakechelanwinevalley.com.

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Olde Fashioned Christmas in Ferndale, Dec. 3-5, Ferndale. 360-384-6461 or www.ferndaleheritagesociety.com.

Lake Chelan Winterfest, Jan. 14-17, Lake Chelan. www.cometothelake.com.

Washington State Capitol Tours, daily, Olympia. 360-586-8687 or ga.wa.gov/visitor/index.html.

Oregon

My Wet Nose Soiree, Saturday, Portland. 503-535-3384 or www.wetnosesoiree.com.

Holiday Art, Wine & Music Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Welches, 503-622-3101 or www.theresort.com.

Wine Country Thanksgiving, Nov. 26-28, Willamette Valley. www.willamettewines.com.

Seaside Holiday Gift Fair, Nov. 26-28, Seaside. www.seasidechamber.com.

Holiday Ale Festival, Dec. 1-5, Portland. 503-252-9899 or www.holidayale.com.

River City Music Festival, Jan. 7-9, Portland. 503-282-0877 or www.rivercitybluegrass.com.

Oregon Truffle Festival, Jan. 28-30, Eugene. www.oregontrufflefestival.com.

Bend Winterfest 2011, Feb. 18-20, Bend. 541-323-0964 or www.bendwinterfest.com.

British Columbia

Viessmann FIBT World Cup Bobsleigh and Skeleton, Nov. 25-27, Whistler. 800-944-7853 or www.whistler.com.

West Coast Christmas Show, Nov. 26-28, Abbotsford. 604-850-1533 or westcoastchristmasshow.com.

Whistler Film Festival, Dec. 1-5, Whistler. www.whistlerfilmfestival.com.

Tourism offices

Washington, 800-544-1800 or experiencewashington.com

Oregon, 800-547-7842 or traveloregon.com

Idaho, 800-635-7820 or visitid.org

British Columbia, 800-435-5622 or hellobc.com

Send calendar items at least one month in advance to travelcalendar@seattletimes.com or mail to Travel Calendar, NW Weekend, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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