Popular holiday events, great hotel packages and plenty of local brews will keep you entertained in Bothell this winter

The Pacific Northwest’s best-kept secret is inviting you to get in the spirit of things with a roadtrip south this season. Featuring wine, beer, recreation and reindeer to boot, a trip to Bothell, Washington makes the perfect winter getaway. Warm up to Christmas nice and early on November 14th at the annual Taste of the Holidays Wine Walk. Enjoy seasonal refreshments as you browse special demos and activities and get a head start on your gift list at Country Village Shops in Bothell. And don’t let the name fool you—it isn’t all adult-only fun. Bring the kids along to visit Santa’s reindeer at their annual debut. Just a few weeks later, neighbouring Woodinville hosts St. Nick’s, a weekend-long, winter celebration of Washington wines. The open house wine tasting runs from December 4th through 6th and here’s an insider tip worth noting: many of Bothell’s hotels offer special room rates for St. Nick’s guests. In fact, the accommodation offers don’t end there. If your favourite part of winter is a hearty winter ale, check out Bothell’s brand-new Sip & Stay Brewery Tasting package, which offers discounts and passes to local breweries including Triplehorn and Dirty Bucket Brewing. Round out your brewery-themed visit with plenty of hard-to-find beers at the Hop & Hound and comfort food from Beardslee Public House’s Chef John Howie—a beloved name among Bothell locals. Or, make the most of a weekend away with loved ones with Bothell’s Play & Stay Family Fun package that keeps winter fun affordable thanks to discounts at Elevated Sportz, Toy that Teach, Kate Quinn Clothing, Bothell Ski & Bike and more. To learn more about Bothell’s events, packages and participating hotels this season, visit exploreBothell.com.