SEATTLE EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
DECEMBER 20-23, 2018
THURS-SUN – Watch a powerful display of acrobatics in this high-flying adventure with juggling, circus acts and more!
SAT – Enjoy food, song and a community event that brightens the darkest day in winter.
MODEL TRAIN FESTIVAL
THROUGH JAN 1 – Take in scenic Pacific Northwest tracks for model trains and see railroad history exhibits at the Model Train Festival in Tacoma.
SAT – Dress up for the holidays and participate in the Holiday Fun Run with a hot chocolate and apple cider treat at Magnuson Park.
FRI – Head to the Seattle Aquarium to see Santa dive with sea creatures and get a one-of-a-kind photo!
SPACE NEEDLE WINTERFEST
FRI – Activities available for the whole family at the Space Needle! See a winter train and village inside the Armory and even get a chance to work the controls! Ice sculpting demonstrations are available at the Winterfest Ice rink.
THE LIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN – View over one million lights, five entertainment stages and amazing food. Bring the kids for fun activities and a train ride!
A ZOO ANIMAL’S CHRISTMAS
SUN – Bundle up and head to the Seattle Zoo to watch animals enjoy holiday presents and treats like evergreen trees with ornamental fruit and wrapped boxes.
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
THURS – A Charlie Brown Christmas spreads holiday cheer in a musical adaptation of the Christmas classic.
A PRIDE & PREJUDICE CHRISTMAS
THROUGH DEC 29 – Enjoy a theatrical production of a witty sequel to Pride and Prejudice. Watch the romantic and hilarious comedy unravel as a holiday classic.
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 – 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
- Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
- They Shall Not Grow Old
- Second Act
- Welcome to Marwen
- Cold War
- American Renegades
- Bird Box
- Fourth Quarter
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