It's our annual holiday event guide for 2016, with 31 things to do now through December to help you and your loved ones enjoy this festive time in Seattle. We hope you all make many joyful memories and new traditions (and celebrate old ones), and wish you all the happiness and peace of the season.
Thanks to Sound Excursions, we're giving away four pairs of tickets to their events this season! Two lucky couples will win a trip to Leavenworth on their Christmas Shuttle, and two other couples will win tickets to their spectacular wreath making events. See below for giveaway rules and fine print, including how to enter. Good luck and happy holidays! [THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED - THANK YOU FOR ALL THE ENTRIES AND CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS!]
1 - Downtown Tree Lighting & Carousel
The streets will be filled with people starting their holiday shopping the Friday after Thanksgiving. Stay downtown through the evening to see the holiday tree light up outside Westlake Center, then the 60th Annual Macy's Star Lighting and fireworks show (weather permitting). The Holiday Carousel will be spinning across the street in Westlake Park, now in it's 30th season.
- Macy's Star Lighting and Fireworks at Westlake Park, Nov 25, 4:45 pm, social.macys.com
- Holiday Carousel in Westlake Park Winter Village, opens Nov 25
Nearby tree lighting festivities:
- City of Edmonds Tree lighting Ceremony, Nov 26, edmondswa.com
- West Seattle Junction Tree Lighting, Junction Plaza Park, Dec 3, wsjunction.org
- Kirkland Winterfest, Downtown Kirkland, Nov 26, kirklanddowntown.org
- Tree Lighting Ceremony, Alderbrook Resort & Spa, Nov 25, alderbrookresort.com
2 - Macy's Holiday Parade in Seattle
The 26th Annual My Macy's Holiday Parade in Seattle starts at 7th and Pine, then south on 5th to University, then back down 4th to the Macy's near Westlake Center. This is a one-hour parade starting at 9 am the Friday after Thanksgiving.
You can view the televised, 90th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from New York on NBC on Thursday, Nov 24, from 9 am - Noon.
- Macy's Holiday Parade in Seattle, Friday November 25, 9 am, social.macys.com
3 - WildLights at Woodland Park Zoo
Ride the festive trolley to the entrance of the 5th Annual Wild Lights at Woodland Park Zoo, warm-up with some hot cocoa, and walk around the zoo together admiring the displays of animal-shaped lights. Take a ride on the Historic Carousel ($2), and look for the nearby reindeer shelter. Get your photo taken with Santa on special evenings (Friday through Sunday, and December 19 - 23). Look for special themed days, like Seahawks Night on December 12th where you can take a photo with Blitz and go on a Seahawks Scavenger Hunt.
Enter at the West Entrance on Phinney, between N 55th and N 56th. Free parking in Penguin, Otter, and Bear lots during WildLights nights.
- WildLights, Woodland Park Zoo, Nov 25 - Jan 1, 5:30 - 8:30 pm. Closed Dec 24 - 25. zoo.org
- Zoo Lights, Pt. Defiance Zoo (Tacoma), Nov 25 - Jan 1, 5 - 9 pm. Closed Dec 24. pdza.org
4 - Wreath Making
Bring a date or friend to Sound Excursion's wreath making event, where you'll create a fresh-smelling holiday wreath of evergreens, pine cones, holly, bows (and whatever else you'd like) to take home with you. They'll have the supplies, tools, and a team to guide you, as well as hot spiced cider to warm you up - or, if you attend the event in Woodinville, you'll be welcomed with a glass of wine on arrival and enjoy a tasting of 5 Beaumont Cellars wines.
- Wreath Making at Pike Place Market, Elliot Bay Room, Nov 30, Dec 2 & 9th, soundexcursions.com
- Woodinville Wreath Making and Wine Tasting, Beaumont Cellars, Dec 1, 2, 4, 8, 11, 15, 16, 18, 22, soundexcursions.com
5 - SAM Lights
Walk down to the Olympic Sculpture Park for this free, annual event brought to you by the Seattle Art Museum. Celebrate the holidays, as well as ten years of this outdoor park, as the sculptures and pathways are lit up for a unique display. Wear light-up clothing or accessories if you have them.
- Sam Lights, Olympic Sculpture Park, Dec 15, 6 - 9 pm, Free, seattleartmuseum.org
6 - Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship Festival
Though the Christmas Ship cruises sell out fast every year, you don't have to be on board to enjoy this Seattle tradition. Look for the dates they sail to your neighborhood and come out to enjoy a 20-minute performance from the ship's choir, and sing along with the crowd as you warm-up around a bonfire.
- Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship Festival, argosycruises.com (scroll down to see a full schedule of performance stops)
- See also: Waterway Cruises and Events Holiday Parade of Lights Dining Cruises, waterwaycruises.com
7 - The Gingerbread Village at the Sheraton
The 24th Annual Gingerbread Village is taking over the lobby of the Sheraton hotel downtown once again, with a 'wizarding world' of candy-coated creations. Local architecture firms and builders team up with the hotel’s culinary team to bring gingerbread displays to life, all while supporting the JDRF Northwest Chapter to help fund research and find a cure for Juvenile Diabetes. 100% of the donations go directly to the cause.
- Gingerbread Village, The Sheraton, Nov 22, 2016 (12 am) - Jan 1, 2017, Open 24 hours. Free, donation suggested for JDRF. sheratonseattle.com/gingerbread-village
8 - Clam Lights, Fantasy Lights, and More Local Light Shows
Attend the Annual Ivar’s Clam Lights free opening night celebration on December 2 and you’ll not only see the light display along the one mile walking loop, you’ll have photo opportunities with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, see the Rainier Yacht Club’s ‘Parade of Boats’, and be treated to songs sung from the Dickens Carolers as their Argosy Christmas Ship makes an appearance.
The Fantasy Lights in Spanaway Park, now in it’s 22nd year, boast the “largest holiday drive-through display in the Northwest” with a 2-mile drive along the lake. Tune the radio to 95.3 for accompanying holiday music.
- Ivar's Clam Lights, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, Dec 2 - Jan 1, 2017, 5 - 9 pm, Free. More info: rentonwa.gov/clamlights
- Garden d’Lights, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St, Bellevue. November 26 - Dec 31, 4:30 - 9 pm. Tickets: $5 pp, under 10 free (plus $5 lot parking). Free Nights: Nov 28, 29, 30 & Dec 1, 5, 6, 7, 8. More info: gardendlights.org
- Fantasy Lights, Spanaway Park, Nov 24 -Jan 1 2017, 5:30 - 9 pm. Tickets: $14 per vehicle, Half price nights: Nov 28 - 30, and Dec 5 - 7. More info: co.pierce.wa.us
- Candy Cane Lane, NE Park Road, Ravenna. Mid-Dec - Jan 1, 4 - 11 pm. Free. More Info: seattletimes.nwsource.com
- Redmond Lights, City Hall, 4 - 6 pm. Luminary Walk, 5 - 7 pm. Redmond Town Center, 6 - 8 pm. December 3. More info: redmondlights.com
9 - “The Lights of Christmas” at Warm Beach Camp
Called the largest holiday festival in the Pacific Northwest, the Lights of Christmas is like a small festive theme park with gift shops, theatre performances, and light displays. There’s also visits with Santa, pony rides, a ‘Polar Express Train’ with nightly rides, Victorian Caroling, face painting, a petting farm, and so much more. This magical place in Stanwood is about an hour north of Seattle, but if you feel the drive is too far purchase an overnight package (with admission included) and stay at one of their decorated homes, like the 2 bedroom “Kringle Kottage”.
- The Lights of Christmas, 20800 Marine Drive, Stanwood. Tickets: $16 adults - $11 youth, under 3 free. Look for “Pay What You Can” nights with any any price admission. More info: thelightsofchristmas.com
10 - Holiday Music Shows
Follow the Northwest Boychoir as they sing throughout the area, from performing The Polar Express at Benaroya Hall, to free music Winterfest at Seattle Center, and various venues with their Festival of Lessons & Carols. Also at Benaroya Hall see Holiday Pops, Handel's Messiah, The Coats Annual Holiday Show, and Pacific Lutheran University's "In Sweet Rejoicing" Christmas Celebration.
- A Festival of Lessons and Carols, The Northwest Boychoir, nwchoirs.org
- Holiday Pops, Benaroya Hall, Dec 9 - 11, seattlesymphony.org
- Handel’s Messiah, Seattle Symphony & Chorale, Benaroya Hall. Dec 16 - 18, seattlesymphony.org
- YuleFest 2016, Town Hall, Dec 3, townhallseattle.org
- Seattle Girls' Choir: A Gift of Song, Town Hall, Dec 10, seattlegirlschoir.org
- Emerald City Ringers: Carol of the Bells, St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Dec 10, Facebook.com/events
- Holiday Music Salute, The Westin Seattle (22nd Annual), Dec 6, seattlesymphony
- Tommy Emmanuel Classics and Christmas Tour, The Moore, Dec 3, stgpresents.org
- Magical Strings: 38th Annual Celtic Yuletide Concert, Town Hall, Dec 10, brownpapertickets.com
- The Coats Annual Holiday Show, Benaroya Hall, Dec 16 - 18, seattlesymphony.org
- Band It Live, Hales Palladium, Dec 9, banditseattle.com
- Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular, Xfinity Arena, Dec 18, cirquemusica.com
- “In Sweet Rejoicing” PLU’s 2016 Christmas Celebration, Pacific Lutheran University, Benaroya Hall, Dec 5 (also Tacoma), plu.edu
- Sacred Music by Duke Ellington, Town Hall Seattle, Dec 17, townhallseattle.org
- Mark O’Connor with the O’Connor Family Band: An Appalachian Christmas, Dec 15, Meany Hall, UW, meanycenter.org
- A Charlie Brown Christmas, Cornish Playhouse, Dec 11, strawshop.org
11 - Fun with Santa
Enjoy the fun of Santacon on Saturday December 17th, where hundreds of people dressed in Santa suits and other holiday costumes will parade through the streets, and later, through the bars. Take 'grown-up' photos with Santa at Rhein Haus on Capitol Hill during the 5th Annual Bad Santa Photos, where proceeds from the $10 and up photo packages go to The World is Fun charity.
- The 5th Annual Bad Santa Photos, Rhein Haus, Dec 3, facebook.com/events
- Seattle's Coolest Santa, the Space Needle, spaceneedle.com
- Macys Santa Land, social.macys.com
- Diving Santa, Seattle Aquarium, seattleaquarium.org
- Breakfast with Santa, Four Seasons Hotel, Dec 3, facebook.com/events
- McMenamins Anderson School Breakfast with Santa, Dec 3 - 4, etix.com
- West Seattle Santa Pub Crawl, The Beer Junction, Dec 10, facebook.com/events
- Santacon 2016, Dec 17, facebook.com/events
- Westfield's South Center Santa, Nov 11, westfield.com
12 - Magic in the Market
Join the free holiday celebration downtown at Pike Place Market while you shop for local gifts. There's music, cookie decorating for kids, wreaths for purchase, and more. Stay for a visit from Santa at 5 pm as he countdowns the holiday lighting of the Market, including the 20-foot tree.
- Magic in the Market, Pike Place, November 26, 11 am - 5 pm, Free, pikeplacemarket.org
13 - Leavenworth Christmas Tree Lighting Festival
Book Sound Excursions' luxury bus from South Lake Union or Eastgate Park and Ride, and have fun on the three-hour journey east as you travel to the Bavarian village dressed up as a spectacular Christmas wonderland. Once there you'll have five hours of free time to enjoy the area and festivities, then see the Christmas Tree lighting and the magical lights of the town before the return trip.
- Leavenworth Christmas Tree Lighting Festival Shuttle, Sound Excursions, Dec 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18, soundexcursions.com
14 - The Nutcracker
George Balanchine’s ‘The Nutcracker’ is back for it’s second year with the Pacific Northwest Ballet, based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s tale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. It’s the story of a little girl named Clara who is gifted a Nutcracker doll by her mysterious Uncle, and experiences a magical night on Christmas Eve as she meets the Nutcracker Prince and travels to the Land of Sweets. Sets and costumes by children’s author Ian Falconer, and the classic score by Peter Tchaikovsky.
Look for ‘value priced’ tickets during opening weekend, Nov 25th, 26th, and 27th. Upgrade your experience with $30 per person admission to The Nutcracker Suites, where you’ll find appetizers and drinks during intermission without having to wait in line in the lobby.
- The Nutcracker at PNB, Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St. November 25 - December 28th. Tickets: $25 - $190. pnb.org/nutcracker or (206) 441 - 2424, or in person box office.
Other local Nutcracker productions:
- The Nutcracker, Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center, Ensemble Ballet Theatre, Dec 2 - 4, brownpapertickets.com
- The Nutcracker, Evergreen City Ballet, Dec 2 - 18, Bellevue and Auburn, evergreencityballet.org
- The Nutcracker, Olympic Ballet Theatre, Everett Performing Arts Center, Dec 10 - 18, olympicballet.com
15 - Bellevue's Snowflake Lane & Santa Parade
The snow falls nightly at 7 pm on Bellevue Way, as a 20-minute show takes place with holiday characters, drummers dressed as toy soldiers, dancers, and music. Line the street between Bellevue Square, Lincoln Square, and Bellevue Place to watch the free festivities.
- Snowflake Lane, The Bellevue Collection, November 25 - December 24, 7 pm., Free, snowflakelane.com
16 - Festival of Trees
In the lobby and grand entrance of the Fairmont Olympic Hotel, you’ll find a magical display of professionally decorated Christmas trees, each with a different theme, and accompanied by a photo and story of a Seattle Children’s patient. If you have a few thousand dollars the trees can be purchased or sponsored, though every penny helps - donations to the Festival of Trees benefit Seattle Children’s Autism Center as well as their amazing Uncompensated Care program.
- Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University St, November 19 - 30, More info: seattlefestivaloftrees.com
17 - 'A Christmas Carol' and Other Plays
There are at least three different ways to see the story of Scrooge this season. Ebenezer Scrooge come to life in A Christmas Carol at ACT Theatre, while Taproot Threatre has The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, and Town Hall has a live, 1930’s radio version of Christmas Carol.
- A Christmas Carol. Allen Theatre at ACT, 700 Union St, Seattle, Nov 25 - Dec 28. 90 minutes, no intermission. acttheatre.org
- The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, Taproot Theatre Jewell Mainstage, Nov 18 - Dec 30, taproottheatre.org
- Classic Radio 'Christmas Carol', Town Hall, Dec 9, townhallseattle.org
More local plays:
- Christmastown: A Holiday Noir, Bathhouse Theatre, Dec 1 - 24, seattlepublictheater.org
- The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Bathhouse Theater, Dec 10 - 24, seattlepublictheater.org
- A Charlie Brown Christmas, Taproot Theatre's Isaac Studio Theatre, Nov 30 - Dec 28, taproottheatre.org
18 - Urban Craft Uprising & Other Holiday Fairs
If you can’t make the show at Seattle Center, stop by Westlake Park downtown during the holidays, where 24 vendors will be offering their unique goods, with a different set of vendors each week.
- Urban Craft Uprising, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, Dec 3 - 4, urbancraftrising.com
- Urban Craft Uprising Holiday Market at Westlkake Park, Nov 25 - Dec 24, facebook.com/events
Other local holiday fairs:
- Native Holiday Gift Fair, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, Nov 26, seattle.gov
- Seattle Bizarre Bazaar! Washington Hall, Nov 27, facebook.com/events
- Oddmall Emporium of the Weird, Everett Community College, Nov 19 - 20, oddmall.co
- Renegade Craft Fair, Magnuson Park, Hangar 30, De 17 - 18, renegadecraft.com
- Winter Festival & Crafts Fair, Phinney Center, Dec 3 - 4, phinneycenter.org
- Handmade Holiday Market, Sodo Second Use Building Materials, Dec 10, seconduse.com
- 9th Annual DIY Holiday Fair, The Vera Project, Dec 3, facebook.com/events
19 - Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker
Now in it’s eleventh season, Lily Verlaine & Jasper McCann Present Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker at The Triple Door. Celebrate the season with an entertaining and risque rendition of The Nutcracker, that's more of a wild dream with hints of the classical ballet than an adaptation.
- Land of the Sweets: Burlesque Nutcracker, The Triple Door, Dec 9 - 29th, thetripledoor.net
More Variety, Drag, or Burlesque Shows:
- Homo for the Holidays, Oddfellows Bldg West Hall, Dec 8 - 26, strangertickets.com
- Dina Martin Christmas Show, Re-bar, Nov 25 - 26, brownpapertickets.com
- Wonderland, Can Can Kitchen, Nov 13th - Jan 31, thecancan.com
- A Drag Queen Christmas, Moore Theatre, Nov 26, stgpresents.org
- The Naughty List: XXX-Mas Show, The Rendezvous, Dec 11, therendezvous.rocks
- Stripped Screw: The Best Burlesque Pageant Ever, Dec 2, 3 and 9 - 10, Columbia City Theater, columbiacitytheater.com
- Christmas is Burning, Nordo’s Culinarium, Dec 1 - 30, cafenordo.com
- Mimosas Cabaret: A Boob Job for Christmas, Narwhal, Nov 12 - Dec 18, thestranger.com
20 - Christmas Comedy & Improv Shows
See Ham for the Holidays: Jurassic Pork at ACT, a sketch show by Kisa Koch and Peggy Platt, self-described as a "mishmash of social satire, musical parody, and campy characters:".
Both A(n Improvised) Christmas Carol at Unexpected Productions in Post Alley, and Uncle Mike Ruins Christmas at Jet City Improv in the University District, are local holiday traditions. While Uncle Mike has been around for a decade, Carol has been playing since 1985.
The majority of these shows are for mature audiences.
- A(n Improvised) Christmas Carol, Nov 25 - 27, Dec 1 - 4 & 8, unexpectedproductions.org
- Uncle Mike Ruins Christmas, Nov 27 - Dec 19, jetcityimprov.org
- Ham for the Holidays: Jurassic Pork, ACT Theatre, Dec 8 - 24, acttheatre.org
- A John Waters Christmas, Neptune Theatre, December 2, ticketmaster.com
21 - Ice Skating at Winterfest
The holidays mean it's time for Winterfest at Seattle Center, with a miniature Winter Train & Village in the Armory, ice sculpting outside Fisher Pavilion, and the popular Winterfest Ice Rink indoors.
Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena presented by Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card starts November 25th, at 11 am. Skate to the music of STAR 101.5 under the largest open-air rink in the region (with a shelter in case of rain). Look for Free Skate Mondays.
- Winterfest Ice Rink, Seattle Center, November 25 - January 2 seattlecenter.com/winterfest
- Redmond Synthetic Skating Rink, Nov 25 - Jan 1, redmondtowncenter.com
- Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena, Ashwood Park, Bellevue, Nov 25 - Jan 8, bellevuedowntown.com
22 - Holiday Movies
Screen White Christmas at SIFF Film Center this December with free jingle-bells and a sing-along preview, see the holiday classic It’s A Wonderful Life at the Grand Illusion’s 46th annual showing, in 35mm film, or watch a bunch of holiday movies at Central Cinema. Don't miss National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation December 13th on $1.99 movie night, or Hecklevision: Jingle All the Way on Dec 15.
- It’s A Wonderful Life, Grand Illusion Cinema, Dec 9 - 29, grandillusioncinema.org
- Fiddler on the Roof Sing Along, Dec 25, siff.net
- White Christmas Sing Along, SIFF Film Center, Dec 21 - 24, siff.net
- A Christmas Story, Admiral Theatre, Bremerton, Dec 20, 6 pm, $5, admiraltheatre.org
- The Muppet Christmas Carol, Central Cinema, Dec 9 - 13, central-cinema.com
- National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Dec 9, Dec 11 - 13, central-cinema.com
- ELF, Central Cinema, Dec 16 - 20, central-cinema.com
- Hecklevision: Jingle All the Way, Central Cinema, Dec 15, central-cinema.com
- The Totally Christmas Sing Along Encore, Central Cinema, Dec 23, central-cinema.com
- Almost Christmas, various theaters, almostchristmasmovie.com
23 - A Victorian Country Christmas
Imagine the classic fair food and vendor booths with a holiday touch, all decorated like a Victorian village, and you have the 29th Annual Victorian Country Christmas down in Puyallup. There's a Singing Nativity, stage shows, a visit from Santa, and more.
- A Victorian Country Christmas, Washington State Fair Events Center (Puyallup), Nov 30 - Dec 4, avictoriancountryhristmas.com
24 - Holiday Cookies
The Seattle Milk Fund is a local charity that helps pay for child care so low-income parents can get a higher education and a better life. Pick up some tasty treats at this event and support a great cause this holiday season.
- Milk Fund CookieFest, Seattle Center Armory Loft, December 10, 10 am - 1 pm, seattlemilkfund.org
25 - Butchart Gardens Holiday Lights with the Victoria Clipper
Travel to Victoria, BC to tour the beautiful Butchart Gardens during the 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Lights show. See more than 300,000 lights, skate in the open-air ice rink, and take a spin on the Rose Carousel as you listen to carolers sing holiday tunes.
With the Clipper Vacations Package, starting at $171 per adult, you get a round trip cruise from Seattle to Victoria onboard the Victoria Clipper, a one night stay in a Victoria hotel, and a tour of the gardens light show.
- Clipper Vacations, Dec 1 - Jan 1, From $171, Clippervacations.com
- Butchart Gardens, Vancouver Island, BC, butchartgardens.com
26 - Take a Holiday Train Ride
Bundle up in your pajamas and get ready for a magical train ride for all ages with the Polar Express Train Ride down in Elbe, about an hour and a half south of Seattle. You'll hear a reading of The Polar Express, while enjoying hot cocoa and cookies on your journey.
Departing from North Bend, the Santa Train travels to Snoqualmie where you can enjoy cookies and hot cocoa with Santa at the Snoqualmie Train Depot before heading back. This is a two-hour event, including the 20 minute train ride each way.
- The Polar Express Train Ride, Mt Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum, Elbe, WA. Nov 19 - Dec 30, mtrainierrailroad.com
- Santa Train, Northwest Railway Museum, Snohomish, WA. Nov 26, 27, Dec 3, 4, 10, 11, 16, 17, Tickets: $24 ages 2 and up, trainmuseum.org
27 - More Holiday Shopping Events
From ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Small Business Saturday’ the days after Thanksgiving to GeekCraft Exp at Seattle Center and Art Under $100 at Seattle Design Center, the holiday shopping opportunities abound. If you shop downtown, be sure to stop by Pacific Place for their evening 'snow' twice a night.
- GeekCraft Expo, Seattle Center Pavilion, Dec 10 - 11, Free, geekcraftexpo.com
- Art Under $100, Seattle Design Center, Dec 10, Free, seattledesigncenter.com
- Seattle Unique Boutique, Q Nightclub, 21+, Dec 17, eventbrite.com
- Holiday Mahouto Market, Nagomi Tea House, Dec 17-18, facebook.com/events
- Stocked Studios Holiday Market, Stocked General, Dec 10, facebook.com/events
- Small Business Saturday - Nov 25 - Dec 24, bottomline.seattle.gov
- Fremont Festivus 2016, Fremont, Dec 2 - 4, facebook.com/events
- Snow at Pacific Place, Nov 25 - Dec 24, Monday - Sat 6 & 7, pacificplaceseattle.com
- Reindeer at Country Village Shops, Bothell, countryvillagebothell.com
28 - Tree Farms
Christmas Tree Farms are full of holiday cheer and excitement of the season. Pick out your Christmas Tree, take a lot of festive photos, and make a lot of memories.
- Trinity Tree Farm, Issaquah, Opens Nov 25th, trinitytreefarm.com
- McMurtrey’s Red-Wood Christmas Tree Farm, Redmond, red-woodfarm.com
- Mt. Creek Tree Farm, Snoqualmie, Nov 16 - Dec 23rd, moutaincreekchristmastreefarm.com
- Noel Trees Christmas Tree Lots, noeltreeslimited.com
- Coates Christmas Tree Farm, Auburn, coateschristmastrees.com
- Swanson’s Nursery, available Nov 21, swansonsnursery.com
29 - Holiday Spirits
Head to Woodinville’s Wine Country for the annual St. Nick’s Holiday Wine Tasting, starting Friday December 2nd with a Holiday Wine Tasting Night, followed by a weekend of ‘Saint Nick’s Open House’ as over 30 local wineries celebrate the season. Drink award-winning local wine, win prizes, enjoy nearby restaurants, and if you’d like, make it an overnight.
- St. Nick’s Holiday Wine Tasting, Woodinville, Dec 2 - 4, woodinvillewinecountry.com
- Winter Beer Fest - Magnosun Park Hangar 30, Dec 2 - 3, strangertickets.com
30 - Caroling
Money raised from the 30th Annual Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition supports the Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank. Watch the teams of carolers sing, followed by a sing-off competition on stage, downtown at Westlake Center on December 2nd, from 6 - 8:30 pm.
- Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition, Dec 2, Westlake Center, pikemarketseniorcenter.org
- Annual Caroling with our friends in Pioneer Square, Dec 10, facebook.com/events
31 - Runs
Holiday runs are a great time to dress up in costumes suited for the season - think ugly Christmas sweaters, jingle bells, and light up jewelry. If you need more motivation, the Ugly Sweater Run ends with a warm hot chocolate and a Kahlua cocktail.
Full Sound Excursions Giveaway Rules and Information:
We're giving away four pairs of tickets (2 pairs for Leavenworth and 2 pairs for Wreath Making). To enter, like us on Facebook and comment on this post on Facebook with "leavenworth", "wreath making", or "either".
Winners will be chosen at random, contacted via Facebook, and required to provide contact information (name, phone number, and email address) which will be given to Sound Excursions, who will reach out to the winners and issue tickets via email. If contact information is not provided within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen. Dates and location of the events for the winning tickets are at the discretion of Sound Excursions.
More fine print:
Approximate prize values: 1) $140 for pair of Leavenworth tickets, 2) $140 second pair of Leavenworth tickets, 3) $130 - $150 for pair of wreath making tickets, 4) $130 - $150 for second pair of wreath making tickets; all plus any applicable taxes.
Sound Excursions is not responsible for this promotion, but is providing tickets. In the event the tickets are not provided by Sound Excursions, Seattle Date Night will be responsible for the approximate prize value and nothing more.
Seattle Date Night is not liable nor responsible for any harm or injuries resulting from these events. Facebook is not affiliated with this giveaway.
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