SEATTLE EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
DECEMBER 13-16, 2018
APPALACHIAN CHRISTMAS MUSIC
THURS – Join in on an Appalachian Christmas with violinist and composer Mark O’Connor and his musical family at Moore Theatre.
FRI – Hear local leaders discuss a year in review and current events at Seattle CityClub’s luncheon.
FRI – Head to this Yuletide Festival with Irish music, dance, storytelling and performances in multiple cities of Kingston, Kent, Leavenworth, Tacoma, Seattle, Mt. Vernon, and Bellevue.
SAT – Watch and participate in the Parade of Festive Boats on Lake Union, or watch with a shoreline viewing party.
THROUGH SUN – Learn the story of Tchaikovsky through actor and pianist Hershey Felder as he paints a tale of culture with his unforgettable music from Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, and the Nutcracker.
SANTA BAR CRAWL
SAT – Wear a Santa suit or holiday costume and head to SantaCon to spread the holiday cheer!
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 SAT – Watch Rod Sterling’s made for TV sci-fi show live!
FRI-SUN – 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.
SAT-SUN – Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park hosts the Renegade Craft Fair, with food trucks, indie crafts, and a live DJ!
FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL
SUN – The popular Winter Feast Holiday Bazaar is back at the Fremont Sunday Market. Taste Seattle with various food carts and local vendors to purchase all your holiday gifting needs.
REINDEER & SANTA
THROUGH DEC 23 – Head to the Cougar Mountain Zoo for Santa’s North Pole. See Santa’s sleigh, his friendly reindeer and Father Christmas himself!
THROUGH DECEMBER 23 – Listen to festive carols and the story of the Nativity with the Northwest Boychoir & Vocalpoint.
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.
THROUGH DEC 28 – The Pacific Northwest Ballet performs George Balanchine’s play with a live orchestra.
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 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.
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
- Mortal Engines
- The Mule
- Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
- The Favourite
- Once Upon A Deadpool
- If Beale Street Could Talk
- The Wedding (2018)
- Antidote (2018)
- Beyond White Space
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