SEATTLE EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
DECEMBER 6-9, 2018
EVENING STREET FAIR
FRI-SAT – The Winter Solstice Night Market features art, food carts, live music and vendors.
THROUGH JAN 1 – View some of the most intricate and detailed Gingerbread Village of Whoville, modeled after Dr. Seuss’ whimsical world. These creations are brought to you by Seattle’s top architects, bakers, and master builders.
THURS – The GeekWire Gala hosts an evening of conversation, tasty treats and cocktails with festive music at the tech party of the year.
PETER PAN PLAY
FRI-SUN – Watch a fresh spin on the classic tale in this new adaptation of Peter Pan and the Starcatcher. This prequel triumphs an adventure with mermaids, mayhem and music.
SAT – Seattle Symphony and vocalists from the University of Washington Chorale perform Holiday Pops at Benaroya Hall.
AFFORDABLE ART SHOW
SAT – 70 artists, DJ music, free crafts and food trucks at the Seattle Design Center.
CHARLES DICKENS FESTIVAL
SAT – Join others in Victorian era costumes, puppet shows, live music and dancers. Head to the Victorian Holiday Festival for horse carriage rides at the Botanical Conservatory.
SANTA LUNCH CRUISE
SAT – Join Santa and friends on the Lake Union Boat Cruise with a lunch buffet, kid’s activities and more!
TWILIGHT ZONE: LIVE
THROUGH DEC 15 – Watch Rod Sterling’s made for TV sci-fi show live!
SAT – Hop on the Northwest Railway Museum, for a 20-minute Santa Train from North Bend to Snoqualmie for a visit and cookies! Check online for closures and updated ticket info.
JINGLE BELL RUN
SUN – Head to the Jingle Bell Run with a costume and participate in the 12k, 5k, or smaller choices like the kid’s run and join in on the fight against arthritis!
SUN – Listen to the Jose ‘Juicy’ Gonzales Trio play the classic score from A Charlie Brown Christmas, and participate in the silent auction.
REINDEER & MODEL TRAIN
THROUGH DEC 24 – View a model train circling a winter landscape and view live reindeer at the Swanson’s Nursery Reindeer Festival.
THROUGH DEC 24 – Throw out audience suggestions and enjoy funny twists at this improvised Christmas Carol production.
BELLEVUE STREET SHOW
THROUGH DEC 24 – Watch young dancers and musicians perform under a light show and falling snow on Snowflake Lane.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
THROUGH DEC 28 – Watch the holiday classic tale about Mr. Scrooge and a transformational journey.
HOLIDAY LIGHTS TOUR
THROUGH DEC 30 – Westlake Center offers a two-hour Seattle Holiday Lights & Lore Tour for the best bright lights in Seattle.
THROUGH DEC 30 – Colorful lights and displays at the Garden d’Lights in Bellevue Botanical Garden.
THROUGH DEC 28 – The Pacific Northwest Ballet performs George Balanchine’s play with a live orchestra.
THROUGH JAN 6 – Head to the Seattle Zoo for WildLights, over 600,000 lights in animal shapes, reindeer, carolers and Santa. The Tacoma Zoo hosts Zoolights with half a million lights and displays.
THROUGH JAN 6 – Enjoy a stroll through Winterfest. See twinkling holiday lights, ice sculptors, model trains and live entertainment.
ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA
THROUGH FEB 3 – Watch this musical with everyone’s favorite kid genius, Matilda!
NEW MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
- Ben is Back
- Divide and Conquer
- Great Great Great
- Mary Queen of Scots
- Swimming With Men
- Clara’s Ghost
- Back Roads
- Bitter Melon
- The Appearance
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