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1. Whistler 

After 25 years, the ski mountain’s Pride and Ski Festival proves that LGBT festivities are as fun in fuzzy mittens as they are in summertime booty shorts. Jan 22–29, whistler.com

2. Mukilteo 

Fold and fly a paper airplane at the Future of Flight Aviation Center’s Boeing Centennial Exhibit to be properly impressed that Boeing engineers can get a 300-ton version off the ground. Thru Dec 31, futureofflight.org 

3. Tacoma 

If you can’t tell the live reindeer—new this year—from the classic holiday light creations at Point Defiance Zoo’s Zoolights, focus on the animals’ noses. They’re not real if you can even say they glow. Nov 25–Jan 1, pdza.org

4. Chinook 

The best part of a Hi-Line Crab Charter trip on the Columbia River is that the crab traps were baited the day before: Passengers skip straight to the thrill of capture and the Dungeness-for-dinner part. funbeach.com

5. Portland 

Though the 1910 Oregon Pioneer Building is newly reborn as the Hi-Lo Hotel, it retains the city’s oldest eatery. And Huber’s Cafe still cranks out 100 pounds of turkey every day. hi-lo-hotel.com 

6. Eugene 

Now spanning the Willamette Valley and two long weekends, the Oregon Truffle Festival encompasses winemaker dinners, a dog-led truffle hunt, and a mac-and-cheese bake-off to put the delicate fungi in the dish it truly deserves. Jan 20–22 & 26–29, oregontrufflefestival.com

7. Walla Walla 

To honor the Victorian obsession with the occult, the historic Kirkman House Museum hosts a Psychic Fair with tarot readers, mediums, and an aura camera that can reveal if your spiritual color matches your shoes. Nov 7, kirkmanhousemuseum.org

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