The passage of Thanksgiving means we have officially entered the holiday season. To get us in the mood on cold winter evenings, we imbibe large quantities of eggnog, booze-laced cider, and cocktails in our finest festive wear. And to spread good cheer on frigid, winter weekend mornings, we should, clearly, consume large quantities of starchy goodness with good friends in our finest elastic-waist pants.

On Saturday, December 1, from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m., the West Seattle Kiwanis will host a community pancake breakfast. Come for pancakes and ham, and bring an unwrapped toy to donate to their Toys for Tots drive. Those with children take note: Admission includes one free photo with Santa for kids 12 and under.

For pancakes of a thinner, different, but no less delicious sort, head to the Swedish Cultural Center on Sunday, December 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., for their Swedish pancake breakfast, complete with lingonberry jam, ham, folk dancing and yodeling, and free seconds (!!). recommended

West Seattle Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast,

Alki Masonic Building, 4736 40th Ave SW, 938-8032. Sat Dec 1, 7–11 am. Adults $5, children 12 and under $3.

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Swedish Cultural Center Pancake Breakfast,

1920 Dexter Ave N, 283-1090. Sun Dec 2, 8:30 am–1:30 pm. Adults $7, children 5–12 $4, children under 5 free.