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November 18, 2010 18:01 ET

Save Some Clams and Celebrate the Holiday Season With Ivar's

Featuring Clam Lights, Ivar's Santa Clam, Holiday Sparkler Event, Gift Card Bonus and More

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - November 18, 2010) - This December, Ivar's -- Puget Sound's award-winning seafood restaurant chain -- will be kicking off the holidays with glitz and glamour at the 2nd Annual Holiday Sparkler event at Ivar's Salmon House on December 1. That's just the first of many celebrations spanning the entire month. Starting December 3, families can enjoy the Ivar's Clam Lights nightly in Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park in Renton, and even snap a photo with Ivar's Santa Clam at Ivar's Acres of Clams restaurant on Sundays through December 19. Plus, throughout the month, shoppers receive a FREE $5 gift card when they buy a $25 Ivar's gift card -- the perfect treat at the end of a long day of holiday antics.

Additional details on Ivar's holiday activities and offerings are listed below and can also be found on www.ivars.com.

  • Ivar's Clam Lights 17th Annual Holiday Festival at Renton's Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, December 3 -- What started as a small lighting display has now expanded to an event that draws thousands of people every year. Celebrate the season as Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park in Renton is transformed into a winter wonderland. Ride in Santa's Covered Wagon. Take part in community sing-alongs with the Lindbergh High School Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Enjoy the Rainier Yacht Club's Parade of Boats and an appearance from the famous Ivar's Dancing Clam. End the evening watching the Argosy Christmas Ship sail by at 8 p.m. Entertainment starts at 6:30 p.m. with the clam lighting ceremony at 7:15 p.m. Thereafter, Ivar's Clam Lights runs nightly through January 1. For additional details, visit www.ivars.com

  • Santa Clam Visits at Ivar's Acres of Clams, December 5, 12 and 19 -- Guests dining at Ivar's Acres of Clams waterfront restaurant can snap their family pictures posing with the famous Ivar's Santa Clam during Sunday brunches in December. Digital photos, plus a special surprise treat for the kids, are available from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For reservations, call (206) 624-6852 or book online.

  • Ivar's Salmon House 2nd Annual Holiday Sparkler, December 1 -- What could be better than sipping sparkling wines and Champagne while enjoying the best Christmas Ships view in the city! Sit waterside at Ivar's Salmon House on North Lake Union and enjoy regional and international sparkling wine while sampling seasonally-inspired hors d'oeuvres from Ivar's Salmon House Executive Chef Jason Bray. Enjoy the view as the beautiful Argosy Christmas Ships sail by the window with downtown Seattle sparkling in the background. Taking place 5:30-8 p.m., the evening will feature samplings from up to 25 sparkling wines and Champagne from around the world. Purchase tickets online at www.ivars.com or through BrownPaperTickets.com for $35.

  • Get a $5 Gift Card FREE, When You Purchase $25 -- Still looking for the perfect gift? To make you happy as a clam, Ivar's offers gift cards online with free shipping so you and that someone special can enjoy Ivar's famous fare year round. Or, purchase directly at any Ivar's Seafood Bar Restaurant, Ivar's Acres of Clams, Ivar's Salmon House or Ivar's Mukilteo Landing.

  • Get 15% off select Pacific Northwest Ballet's Nutcracker performances with Ivar's -- Looking for that quintessential holiday outing? Ivar's can save you some clams while you enjoy this local favorite holiday performance. Stop by any Western Washington Ivar's location (excluding stadiums) to receive discount information. 

About Ivar's
Ivar's Seafood Restaurants began on Seattle's waterfront in 1938. Today, there are 23 Ivar's fast casual Seafood Bars, three walk-up Fish Bars and three full-service restaurants: Ivar's Acres of Clams, Ivar's Salmon House and Ivar's Mukilteo Landing. Ivar's Seafood, Soup and Sauce Company markets and sells its award-winning soups, chowders and sauces both nationally and internationally. The company also operates 20 regional stadium concessions including Safeco Field, Qwest Field, Husky Stadium and the Comcast Arena at Everett. Learn more at www.ivars.com.

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