SEATTLE EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
DEC 27, 2018 – JAN 01, 2019
FRI – The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra adds guest vocalists, a gospel choir and tap dancers at St. Mark’s Cathedral commemorating the 30th anniversary of Duke Ellington’s sacred music.
THROUGH JAN 6 – One of the biggest annual events at the Seattle Aquarium brings more than a week of activities with marine birds and animals. Don’t miss must-see educational performances and live entertainers bringing the aquarium to life.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
FRI-SUN – Join a film party and watch the beloved film and musical The Sound of Music on the big screen.
HOLIDAY ART EXHIBIT
THURS-SAT – Head to the Schack Art Center to view and purchase ceramic, glass and other mediums of art from local artists.
THE AMAZING BUBBLE MAN
THURS-SAT – Louis Pearl makes magic with all varieties and shapes of bubbles while revealing the science behind it all.
WORLD’S LARGEST CHRISTMAS MAZE
THURS-SUN – Incredibly fun Christmas light maze, help Santa find his nine missing reindeer in time to save Christmas. Bring your four-legged friend on their special animal day Thursday!
FIRE & ICE FESTIVAL
THROUGH DEC 31 – Head to the museum of glass to enjoy a holiday themed performance and demonstration as you learn how to blow your own glass ornament, snowman or paperweight.
MON – OpenTable has a list of participating restaurants offering New Year’s Eve Specials and events.
THE SEATTLE SYMPHONY CELEBRATES NYE
MON – Ring in the New Year with The Doo Wop Project as they sing famous tunes from Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz, Maroon 5 and more!
NYE UNDER THE SPACE NEEDLE
MON – Bundle up and enjoy the free firework display or purchase a $125 ticket to a party at the top of the Space Needle and enjoy a view of the city.
NYE AT EMERALD DOWNS
MON – Dance with the Sonic Funk Orchestra , 70’s style music, and a casino with a champagne toast at midnight.
MON –Watch a comedy and variety show by the Moisture Festival featuring appetizers and a balloon drop at midnight.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
THROUGH FRI – Watch the holiday classic tale about Mr. Scrooge and a transformational journey.
THROUGH FRI– The Pacific Northwest Ballet performs George Balanchine’s play with a live orchestra.
HOLIDAY LIGHTS TOUR
THROUGH SUN – Westlake Center offers a two-hour Seattle Holiday Lights & Lore Tour for the best bright lights in Seattle.
THROUGH SUN – Colorful lights and displays at the Garden d’Lights in Bellevue Botanical Garden.
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.
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.
DISNEY’S THE LION KING
THROUGH JAN 6 – Learn about the circle of life in this adaptation of the popular cinematic adventure The Lion King, with Tony-winning direction and music from Elton John.
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.
SNOW DAY IN DENNY PARK
THROUGH JAN 20 – Enjoy a festive light display in Denny Park with fun for all ages! Eat from food carts and enjoy live entertainment.
ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA
THROUGH FEB 3 – Watch this musical with everyone’s favorite kid genius, Matilda!
NEW MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
- If Beale Street Could Talk
- The Shop Around The Corner
- Take Point
- Kill Mobile
- Stan & Ollie
- The House That Jack Built
- It Happened
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