Thousands of candles will light up the pathways along Green Lake at Saturday's Green Lake Pathway of Lights. You might even spot some hot air balloons, weather permitting. Marlina Green

Panicking because you haven't yet made plans for the weekend and you're short on cash? Don't worry—below, find all of your options for last-minute entertainment that won't cost more than $10, ranging from the Winter Solstice Night Market to CookieFest, and from the opening of Let There Be Light to Equinox Studios' Very Open House. For even more options, check out our complete Things To Do calendar and our list of holiday markets and gift bazaars this weekend.


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1. Rock Bottom: The Farewell Show
Say goodbye to this delightful alliance of multicultural improv talent as they make theater together one last time. Stay on for a party.
(Downtown, $5)


2. Art & Activism
Washington Wild will share tips on protecting your local public lands while local artist Nikki Frumkin presents her art and Anastasia Allison and Rose Freeman of the Musical Mountaineers play the violin and piano. All proceeds from Frumkin's art will benefit Washington Wild.
(Sodo, free)

Black Fret Concert Series: The Black Tones
Streaming live from Nectar 10/28 at 8pm
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Earshot Jazz Festival | Oct 16 – Nov 8
This week: Ahamefule J. Oluo, Charles Lloyd, Reggie Goings, Bill Frisell, John and Gerald Clayton

3. Leonardo Da Vinci
Create your own version of the Mona Lisa, pose as Vitruvian Man, or create your own masterpiece while sipping drink specials.
(Fremont, $3)


4. The Music of Strangers - Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble
In The Music of Strangers, artists Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble gather in locations around the world to explore how art can both preserve traditions and shape cultural evolution. Stick around after the film to hear a performance by musical guest the Seattle Labor Chorus.
(University District, free)


5. Winter Wine Tasting with Doubleback Winery
Cozy up with samples of holiday-inspired wines from Walla Walla's Doubleback Winery.
(Downtown, free)


6. The 32nd Annual Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition
Dozens of caroling teams will once again gather downtown to sing holiday ditties in support of the Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank, which offers free meals, free groceries, one-on-one counseling, and other services to low-income and homeless people in Seattle. The top caroling teams will compete in a very festive "sing-off" on the Figgy Pudding main stage at the end of the night.
(Downtown, donation)

7. Advance Base, Lisa/Liza
Advance Base (aka Owen Ashworth, formerly of the moniker Casiotone for the Painfully Alone) makes dreamy, piano-heavy waltzes and electro-pop ballads for the soul. Lisa/Liza will join in on this tour stop with indie folk songs.
(Capitol Hill, $10)

8. Angry Snowmans, Lucky Boys, Arch Enemies
Hey-ho—HO-HO… hey-ho—HO-HO! What if there was a cover of the Ramones’ punk classic “Blitzkrieg Bop” called “BLITZEN Bop” and the lyrics were all about being disgruntled Santa’s elves, who are trying to overthrow the oppressive North Pole regime? What if these Canadian elves took a whole bunch of classic punk tunes by Dead Kennedys, Misfits, Social Distortion, the Rezillos, and others, and rewrote them all as fist-banger Christmas carols? What if this same band of rebel elves wanted to wear some crappy, half-assed Santa garb, and play all these songs for you live, right around the holidays? It’s a win-win with Angry Snowmans. Standout songs include “Someone’s Gonna Get Their Halls Decked In,” “Santa Is a Fatso,” and “Children Are Mean.” KELLY O
(Eastlake, $8/$10)

9. Art and Music from the Psychè
Columbia City Theater will experience an abstract art and music takeover thanks to Andrey Psychè, Bronson Bragg, and 1st Saint Street.
(Columbia City, free)

10. Bridal Party, Emma Lee Toyoda, Olivia White, Thank You
Escape from the cold by dancing to warm and toasty sets from Victoria beach-poppers Bridal Party, Seattle sad-pop favorite Emma Lee Toyoda, Seattle post-punks Familiars, and "game boi band" Thank You.
(University District, $6-$10)

11. DJ Explorateur + DJ Pepperazzi
DJs Explorateur and Pepperazzi will help you ring in the weekend with party jams.
(Downtown, free)

12. GravelRoad, Guests
Tap your toes to a blend of "North Mississippi Hill Country blues" and "the fuzz and power of heavy rock and roll" by GravelRoad. 
(University District, $10)

13. Josiah Bogle
Josiah Bogle will play "vintage pop-rock tunes" with a modern twist. 
(Kirkland, free)

14. La Armada, Head Honcho, Toecutter, Tigerhawk
Dominican Republic natives and Chicago residents La Armada will bring their brand of DIY hardcore punk to Seattle with punk support from Head Honcho, Toecutter, and Tigerhawk.
(University District, $7)

15. Variations, Mè Pistolá, 25c Ride
Enjoy a night of indie punk with Seattle's Variations, Mè Pistolá, and 25c Ride. 
(Tukwila, $5)


16. Bard In A Bar: Much Ado About Nothing
Shakespeare would no doubt approve of Bard in a Bar: rowdy, crowdsourced, and boozy presentations of the great playwright's works, in this case the snappy comedy Much Ado About Nothing. They'll provide the scripts and props, and you'll lend your voice to the immortal verses.
(Fremont, free)

17. The Loungettes Cabaret
View queer weirdness in all its vitality at this cabaret hosted by the Loungettes band and featuring scary queen Jackie Hell, Britt Brutality, Mr. Dr. Professor M.D., Manica, and Pleiades.
(Capitol Hill, $8)

18. ReBel's Drag Race: A Queer Holi-Slay Spectacular
Eight queens from RuPaul's Drag Race seasons past (including Eureka O’Hara, Jasmine Masters, Shangela, Kim Chi, Latrice Royale, Mayhem Miller, Sonique, and Trixie Mattel) will return for the RuPaul’s Drag Race Holi-slay Spectacular to vie for the title of “Drag Race Xmas Queen.” Feast your eyes on the action with local queens Mercury Divine and Arrhythmio at this non-binary/trans/queer/female-inclusive Drag Race viewing party, and wear your best wintery costume to win prizes. Also check out viewing parties at Union, Little Maria's Pizza, and R Place.
(Belltown, free)


19. Art + Science
Science and art may seem like opposing disciplines, but that's not so according to Pacific Science Center’s Artists in Residence Elizabeth Schiffler and Natalie Dupille and Science Communication Fellow Ivonne Ortiz. Hear their thoughts at this panel discussion.
(Seattle Center, $5)

20. Erika Brumett Chapbook Release
Join Erika Brumett for the launch of her new poetry chapbook, bonehouse, where she'll read alongside fellow poets Joannie Stangeland, Molly Tenenbaum, Sari Krosinky, and Holly Boone.
(Capitol Hill, free)

21. Gillian Gaar Book Reading & Signing
Gillian Gaar will read from her book World Domination: The Sub Pop Records Story—about how a humble Seattle record company grew to boast so many great artists—and will stick around afterward for a Q&A and signing.
(West Seattle, free)

22. Martha Brockenbrough: Unpresidented
One of the most annoying recurring questions spurred by Donald Trump's presidency is "How do I tell my kids about X! Or Y! Or pussy grabbing?!" Seattle-based YA novelist Martha Brockenbrough's Unpresidented, a new biography of the president, will go some way in helping answer those questions. Her history of Trump's life, which is aimed at younger readers, goes all the way back to the Drumpfs. She follows the family's immigration to the United States and tracks their crooked rise to power. She chronicles the dark days of 2016, and the even darker days that have come since, creating a useful timeline of rage-inducing events that are difficult to remember because they keep getting eclipsed by other rage-inducing events. RICH SMITH
(University District, free)


23. Holiday Show and Sale
This local, handmade art market will have pottery and other small gifts for sale as you prepare for the holidays. Some truly original and skilled artists are taking part: Ling Chun, Chase Lilleholm, Anyuta Gusakova, and others.
(Seattle Center, free)
Opening Friday


24. 15-Year Anniversary Party and Reception
The jewelry and small-scale metalworking studio Danaca Design is turning 15 years old. Celebrate with them by seeing work by students and teachers and shopping from the gallery. Plus, get ready to dance to groovy tunes by DJ Noah "the Mind Bloah."
(University District, free)

25. Noble Golden: Spirit Bowls/Paper Work
Artist Noble Golden will share her process of traditional weaving, which she uses to make what she calls "spirit bowls" and folded paper works.
(Mercer Island, free)


26. Annual Ugly Sweater Party
Dress yourself and your dog in an ugly sweater to take an adorable photo for your holiday cards. Humans can enjoy Chavoya's Hot Dogs and dogs can revel in treats from the Seattle Barkery.
(Lake City, free)

27. Community Tree Lighting & Firehouse Munch
Enjoy classic holiday activities such as a tree lighting, caroling, arts and crafts, and photos with Santa, along with free drinks and treats served by the Mercer Island Fire Department.
(Mercer Island, free)

28. Google Lights
The Google Kirkland campus will turn on their 25,000-light display for a holiday light show synchronized to music. There will also be free hot chocolate and cookies, and appearances by Blitz the Seattle Seahawks mascot and Keiko the llama.
(Kirkland, free)

29. Mountlake Terrace Tree Lighting Ceremony
See Mountlake Terrace's 1,800-light LED tree frame light up the town, accompanied by carols sung by children from the community, and an appearance by Santa, who will trade his traditional sleigh for a fire truck.
(Mountlake Terrace, free)

30. Twinkle Twinkle Freeway Park
Forget the chestnuts—instead, roast some marshmallows on an open fire to make s'mores and sip on a cup of hot cocoa, while enjoying the beautifully illuminated park and the sweet sounds of the Dickens Carolers.
(Downtown, free)

31. Very Merry Sammamish
This festive holiday celebration will feature two stages of performances by local school choirs and dance groups, booths with games and prizes, food trucks, crafting, face painting, and even a petting zoo, complete with twinkling lights and fake falling snow to amplify the wintery vibes.
(Sammamish, free)

32. Wreath and Swag Making
Make a holiday wreath your own by choosing from a selection of cutting greens, ribbons, pine cones, and berries with which to adorn it.
(North Seattle, free)



33. The Dickens Carolers
The Dickens Carolers will return to serenade you with holiday ditties while you eat and drink festive treats. 
(First Hill, free)


34. Out in the Open
A young queer woman confronts unexpected complications when a friendship turns into something else in this play by James Schilling.
(Seattle Center, free)


35. Folio's Holiday Book Sale
Browse hundreds of used books ranging from fiction and poetry to history and art at this holiday sale.
(Downtown, free)

36. Winter Solstice Night Market
The official first day of winter is just around the corner, and it's officially freezing outside. Stay warm at this two-day indoor holiday night market, where over 100 local pop-ups will serve up their tasty food and drink offerings. While you're there, enjoy live holiday performances and shop for gifts for your loved ones. Plus, check out the market's indoor beer hall, where a separate, $25 ticket gets you 32 ounces' worth of beer from local breweries.
(Sand Point, $5 suggested donation)


37. Charlie Parriott, Cappy Thompson, Dick Weiss: Old Friends, New Work
Cappy Thompson is responsible for the 90-foot-long window mural—a woodland/celestial scene of painted glass titled I Was Dreaming of Spirit Animals (2003)—at Sea-Tac International Airport. Thompson will show work with Dick Weiss, an Everett-born glass artist whose large-scale piece can also be seen at Sea-Tac, and Charlie Parriott, who spent 12 years as a colorist at Chihuly Studio before helping to run the hot glass studio at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma.
(Downtown, free)
Artist talk on Saturday

38. Daniel Carrillo: Daguerrotypes
In the back gallery, check out Carrillo's mysterious photographic impressions, which focus in part on the paraphernalia and tools of visual artists like Kimberly Trowbridge, Kelly Bjork, Jeffry Mitchell, and Paul Komada.
(Queen Anne, free)
Opening Friday

39. David Traylor: Home
This installation juxtaposes paintings and quilts by David Traylor with writings by William Marsh and sound design by Steve Braunginn.
(Pioneer Square, free)
Opening Friday

40. Human Rights 70 Years On: A Poster Show
Visiting Zimbabwean artist and graphic designer Saki Mafundikwa and Elisabeth Patterson co-taught a Design for Social Activism class to the senior BFA graphic design class at Cornish this past semester, wherein the students designed posters to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations' Declaration of Human Rights. See some of the work at this gallery exhibition.
(Belltown, free)
Closing Saturday

41. Thuy-Van Vu and Samantha Scherer: New Work
Seattle-based artists Thuy-Van Vu and Samantha Scherer seem like an intuitive pairing for a gallery show. Presenting new work at the G. Gibson Gallery, both artists get at the tender underbelly of their subjects. With Vu, inanimate objects like typewriters, quilts, and piles of wood take on a human, alive quality in a rather quiet way. Scherer’s watercolor subjects seem to just surface against the background—craggy, aching, and vulnerable. Whatever these two artists put out is thoughtful, contemplative, and a “don’t miss” in every way. JASMYNE KEIMIG
(Queen Anne, free)
Opening Friday



42. Big Wood Festival
This festival exclusively featuring barrel-aged beers and ciders will boast 50 barrel-aged creations on tap.
(Fremont, free)


43. Holiday Book Flood/Jólabókaflóð
Thanks in part to the Seattle-Reykjavik Sister City Association, the Scandinavian-focused museum will emulate Iceland's Jólabókaflóð, the "Holiday Book Flood," during which Icelandic publishers release a veritable tide of books for the holidays. Shop at an Icelandic lit pop-up and drop off children's paperback books at their drive.
(Ballard, free)


44. Holiday Market at Westlake Park
A trip downtown during the holidays beckons a visit to Urban Craft Uprising's annual market, where you'll find all sorts of handmade gifts throughout the season.
(Downtown, free)


45. Bench Mark
Urban benches are an architectural reflection of the social contract of our shared spaces. They can be built as a place of comfort and rest, or they can be weaponized to discourage use by the unsheltered. Co-curated by Lynn Chou and Negarra A. Kudumu, Bench Mark presents bench designs created by 10 young artists mentored by teaching artists Laura Bartunek, John Hallock, and Jim Nicholls through the Frye's Partnership for Youth Program. In drafting their designs, these students considered not only what kind of design they'd like to look at, but what kind of world they'd like to live in. EMILY POTHAST
(First Hill, free)
Closing Sunday

46. Brooke Borcherding
2018 Carmel Art Festival winner Brooke Borcherding uses small color-blocks to structure variegated landscapes.
(Capitol Hill, free)
Closing Sunday

47. D. Allan Drummond: Curiosity
I remember when I first watched The Mummy as a child, I was completely terrified by the scenes of bewitched scarabs crawling under some unfortunate person’s skin and eating them alive from the inside. Yuck. And even though I know scarabs and prehistoric trilobites have basically nothing to do with each other, looking at D. Allan Drummond’s bronze-cast rendering of the now extinct marine creature brings up a lot of childhood body horror for me—and fascination. In the University of Chicago professor’s first show, Drummond will be presenting a mounted installation of his 3-D printed trilobite sculptures, which visitors are encouraged to inspect (without touching) for themselves. Careful they don’t crawl under your skin, though. JASMYNE KEIMIG
(Capitol Hill, free)
Opening Friday

48. Isvald Klingels: Growth
This artist and commercial illustrator has worked for Vogue, the Barbican, Sony BMG Records, Sub Pop, Absolut Vodka, Elle, Goldfrapp, Oasis, City Arts, and many more. Isvald is a self-proclaimed obsessive with a fondness for textile arts and wild, cosmic patterns. Many of the paintings and drawings in this show are inspired by the weird symmetries and asymmetries of cells.
(Capitol Hill, free)
Closing Sunday

49. Let There Be Light
Light projection art by SIGNALS (the team of Nicholas Sassoon and Rick Silva) will spread across a huge panorama on the waterfront—namely, the working grain terminal on Pier 86—222 feet long and visible from many parts of Seattle during the first weekend of Let There Be Light. Check out the Opening Viewing Party on Friday.
(Queen Anne, free)
Opening Friday

50. Night of the Outsiders (NOTO) Pop Up Art Group Show and Exhibition
Acquaint yourself with the artistic wild side with this brief showing of works by outsider artists Candace Behuniak (known for kitties painted in well-known, distinctive styles like Picasso's), Tom Davis, Georgann Gibson, and Jacquie Theilen.
(Capitol Hill, free)
Closing Sunday


51. Clam Lights
Every night, Ivar's powers up the Gene Coulton Memorial Beach Park with thousands of Christmas lights depicting various clammy characters. Is this where clams go to heaven after you eat them at Ivar's?
(Renton, free)

52. Fremont Festivus
Enjoy a weekend of non-denominational holiday events in Fremont, including the lighting of the Lenin statue (Fri), First Friday Art Walk (check out Cindy Krafft's 9-Bit Quilts), the Roamin' Holiday Bazaar (Fri-Sun), the Fremont Music Festival (Sat), the Holiday Sunday Market, and An Artist's Reception (Sun).
(Fremont, free)

53. Gingerbread Village
For the 26th year in a row, diabetes research center JDRF Northwest has invited local architecture firms to use their skills for a holiday tradition: crafting an elaborate gingerbread village, this year with the theme of "Welcome to Whoville." See five life-size whimsical Seussian creations in person throughout the season, accompanied by clips from the classic 1966 How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
(Downtown, $5 suggested donation)

54. Hometown Holidays in the Junction
Head to West Seattle to meet Santa and go for a festive bus ride with him around town, shop for holiday gifts, and more family-friendly activities.
(West Seattle, free)

55. Garden d’Lights
Walk among "half a million" sparkling lights in the shapes of flowers, plants, birds, and waterfalls at this annual holiday display.
(Bellevue, $5)

56. Seattle Festival of Trees
Every year, the historic Fairmont Olympic hotel celebrates the winter season with a fancy dinner, caroling, an impressive display of decorated trees in their lobby, and a teddy bear suite.
(Downtown, free)

57. Snowflake Lane
Flurries of snow (the kind that shoots out of a machine) dust the streets as bright lights, festive music, toy drummers, and other emblems of magical holiday cheer fill the streets for nightly parades.
(Bellevue, free)

58. Swansons Reindeer Festival
Shop a variety of seasonal plants, bulbs, arrangements, and Christmas trees, as well as other gifts like books, jewelry, and home decor, at the decked-out nursery. Plus, visit with Santa and his real-life reindeer, check out model trains, and enjoy live music throughout the season.
(Crown Hill, free)

59. Winterfest
From a winter train village to an ice rink, and from music and dance performances to ice sculpting, Winterfest promises five weeks of free festive cheer for all ages. Special events this weekend include a performance from the Seattle Girls Choir on Saturday and the SANCA Cirrus Circus on Sunday.
(Seattle Center, free)

60. Winter Wonderland at Redmond Town Center
Enjoy an ice skating rink, a carousel, live entertainment, visits from Santa, and more family-friendly activities throughout the winter season.
(Redmond, free)



61. Dead Letters, Fat Cats, Mr. Snake
The Other Theatre presents an hour of improv by three fun groups.
(Fremont, $10)


62. Bird Focus: Backyard Birds
Learn to identify the winged creates that flutter around your backyard (or your local park) from Naturalist Ed Dominguez.
(Rainier Valley, $5)

63. Civic Saturday
Eric Liu will host Civic Saturday, described as "a civic analogue to church": a service that celebrates the American civic tradition through readings, songs, silent reflection, and a sermon by Liu himself.
(Pioneer Square, free)

64. The Reptile Man
See all sorts of scaly creatures up close, including a large Burmese python and an African tortoise, presented by the Reptile Man.
(University District, free)


65. CookieFest
This annual cookie bake sale pop-up benefiting the Seattle Milk Fund offers a smorgasbord of gooey, crispy, chewy delights from a variety of vendors, including beloved Scandinavian bakery Byen Bakeri, Capitol Hill cookie purveyor Hello Robin, the late-night cookie delivery service Midnight Cookie Co., and Greenwood plant-based dessert shop Cookie Counter. Guests are encouraged to tote along their own “cookie vessels” or grab a bakery box and load up on as many confections as they like. JULIANNE BELL
(Seattle Center, free)


66. Board Game and Miniature Swap Meeting / Trade #9 Gift Shopping Edition
Buy, sell, or trade your board, card, and role-playing games, miniatures, toys, comics, and more. While you're there, enter raffles and shop from vendors.
(North Seattle, free)


67. The Bang-Up Jobs, Lost In The Tracks, The Weary
Local garage-punk five-piece the Bang-Ups will play a rowdy set with support from fellow jammy rockers Lost In the Tracks and the Weary. 
(West Seattle, $8)

68. Bug Hunter, Happy Heartbreak, Stephanie Mae
Dance pensively to "pop with a lot of thought" by Bug Hunter, local emo alt-rockers Happy Heartbreak, and singer-songwriter Stephanie Mae. 
(Fremont, $8/$10)

69. The Fresh Prince of Capitol Hill: A '90s HipHop Dance Party
Get inspired by Will Smith's outfits from the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and head to Capitol Hill to dance freely to '90s hiphop all night long.
(Capitol Hill, $5)

70. Jim O'Halloran Trio with Guests
Local jazz mainstays Jim O'Halloran Trio have some new music to share with you. 
(Columbia City, free)

71. Kate's Pub Holiday Ball with Bobby, Jim, & Zach
Local party cover band the Unoriginals will play popular songs to a room full of people in ugly sweaters.
(Wallingford, free)

72. Poltersleep, 2 Libras, Guests
Sway to "'80s-inspired horror synthwave" with Poltersleep after a set from noise-rockers 2 Libras. 
(Tukwila, $7)

73. The Requisite, Moments, Early Warnings
Seattle-based alt-rockers the Requisite make what they qualify as "Sub-Rock-Indie-Psycho-Pop."
(Capitol Hill, $8/$10)

74. Saturday Family Concert: Caspar Babypants
The relentlessly silly and cheerful ex-member of the Presidents of the United States of America, Caspar Babypants (aka Chris Ballew), will perform a late-morning double-set for kiddos.
(Madison Park, $5)

75. Spekulation & Friends
Local hiphop artist Spekulation invites you to bring your favorite instrument and join him in an all-night jam session.
(Maple Leaf, free)

76. A Very Choral Christmas with Poulenc's Gloria
Get your choral music fix at this winter concert with Northwest Chorale, which features "a musical feast of sacred carols" directed by Lynn Hall.
(Queen Anne, free)

77. The Zolas
Alt-pop band the Zolas will play their atmospheric jams. 
(Belltown, $8)


78. HEAT! Underwear Party
DJs Bret Law and BenTraxx will lay down some sexy tracks for you to dance to in the company of hot go-go boys.
(Downtown, $7/$10)


79. Barbara Kinney: #StillWithHer
Former Seattle Times photographer Barbara Kinney has taken many photos of the Clintons over the years—including during Bill Clinton's time in the White House. She'll present her new book, #StillWithHer, which includes written contributions from celebs like Sybrina Fulton, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michelle Kwan, Cecile Richards, and others.
(Capitol Hill, free)

80. The Collective Memory of the Korean Community
The Korean American Historical Society (led by University of Washington Professor Moon-Ho Jung) will present a collection of documents, photos, and artifacts from Seattle's Korean community and discuss their cultural and historical significance.  
(Chinatown-International District, free)

81. Kazu Kibuishi Signing
Kazu Kibuishi, the creator of the children's graphic novel series Amulet, will sign copies of the series' Vol. 8: Supernova.
(Fremont, free)

82. Writing Workshop with Jeff Leisawitz
Author Jeff Leisawitz will lead you in writing exercises, group discussions, and even guided meditations to help your writing along, whether you're working on a novel, a screenplay, a book of poems, or a short story. 
(Rainier Valley, free)


83. Holiday Bazaar/MarketPlace + AfroBeat Groove
Celebrate black diaspora culture and artists in Seattle at this inaugural market featuring handcrafted jewelry, Ankara prints, and more from black women-owned businesses. Plus, a live DJ will spin Afrobeat music and local restaurants will keep you sated with bites.
(Columbia City, free)

84. Lazy Daisy Market
Find vintage gems, handmade goods, sexy gear, and more holiday gifts from local vendors and collectors. You can eat pizza and sip bloody Marys and mimosas while you shop.
(Beacon Hill, free)

85. NAAM Holiday Market
The museum will host its first-ever artisan market featuring local small businesses.
(Atlantic, free)

86. Open House and Holiday Market
Stop by this open house for some eggnog, holiday treats, and holiday shopping for handmade gifts. The first 50 people in the door will receive party favors.
(First Hill, free)

87. Shop the Square
As part of Pioneer Square Holidays, shop special holiday deals, enter raffles, and win prizes at neighborhood businesses.
(Pioneer Square, free)


88. 5 Year Anniversary Bash!
The enjoyably weird gallery/shop/artist collective Push/Pull will create some extra fun for its fifth birthday, including music by Helen America and Aaron J. Shay, $20 mystery gifts, "AND more, probably, to be announced."
(Ballard, free)

89. Annie Morris
Morris, who graduated from the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris in 2002, sculpts towers out of plaster and decorates them with cheerfully colored paint and sand.
(South Lake Union, free)
Closing Saturday

90. Georgetown Art Attack
Once a month, the art scene of the tiny airport hamlet of Georgetown ATTACKS all passersby. In more literal terms, it's the day of art openings and street wonderment. If the westerly locations are too far, there's a free Art Ride! In December, check out the 12th Anniversary Show with Jeremy Eaton, Art Under $100, Everyone's Floored, Equinox Studios' Very Open House, and the opening of Warren Dykeman: Attention Span.
(Georgetown, free)

91. Inscape Open House
Shop a makers' market and open studios for art, "hand-knit hats, ceramics, jewelry, clothing, and more" and stop by Vichayapai's soft sculpture installation Permeable Moment, which she's been preparing all through her artist's residency. The "High Wall reception," usually with video projected on the high wall, will feature Che Sehyun. Among the many other things to see are works by Jo Ellen Wang, Victor Devlin, Maggie Argiro and Sanwal Deen, Jessica Hoffman, and Mya Kerner with dancer Paige Barnes.
(Sodo, free)

92. Kristol Jones: Vestige
Camano Island artist Kristol Jones works in mixed media, including stones.
(Ballard, free)
Opening Saturday

93. Light In The Attic Records: A Visual Archive
One of the world's most interesting reissue labels, Light in the Attic Records has been responsible for bringing back into circulation records by under-recognized legends such as Last Poets, Betty Davis, Karen Dalton, Rodriguez, Lee Hazlewood, Haruomi Hosono, This Heat, and Annette Peacock. Now, in commemoration of 16 years of outstanding archival digging, the Seattle/LA company is hosting a touring exhibition of photographs featuring rare and unseen prints of their esteemed roster of artists. Some of the subjects will include Karen Dalton backstage at Montreaux circa 1971, Baron Wolman's photos of Betty Davis in 1969 during her brief marriage to Miles Davis, Stephen Paley's Sly Stone portraits, Townes Van Zandt on the set of Heartworn Highways, Mark Lanegan (shot by Charles Peterson), Texan skate-punks Big Boys in the frame with Glenn Danzig, and a series of pics taken by Mark Guthrie during D'Angelo's Voodoo tour. DAVE SEGAL
(Seattle Center, free)


94. Christmas Market 2018
Shop for artisan goods and make arts and crafts at this French- and German-inspired market, complete with a visit from Santa and a performance from a French-language choir.
(Wallingford, free)

95. Craftsman Christmas - Seattle Flagship
Drink free hot cocoa and cider and check out work for sale by local woodworker Laura Burkhart, metal fabricator Chelsea Gaddy of Force/Collide, and chain-stitching/patchwork artists Lindsey and Dusty Diamond. Pike Street Press Letterpress Print + Design Studio will also be onsite selling their vintage cards.
(Sodo, free)

96. Green Lake Pathway of Lights
Every year, the Green Lake Park circuit illuminates its pathway with thousands of candles. You can walk through it, gaze up at hot air balloons*, hear holiday music, and warm up with treats. Plus, Jon Lutyens and fellow Seattle singers Clare Marx, Emily Cawley, and Dani Hobbs will be singing songs and leading a holiday sing-along.
(Green Lake, free)

97. Handmade Holiday Market
Purchase handmade gifts from over 50 local makers and enjoy a food truck, dessert vendors, and a beer garden to keep you fueled while you shop.
(Beacon Hill, free)

98. Holiday Craftapalooza 2018
Make gift tags, wrapping paper, snowflakes, and more for holiday gifts using cool found materials. Kids can hang out in a painting corner.
(Greenwood, $5 suggested donation)

99. Holiday Sip & Shop in The Nest
Enjoy the Nest's fall-winter menu and sip cocktails while browsing a selection of goods from local stores like Moorea Seal and Scotch & Soda.
(Downtown, free)

100. Horse-drawn Carriage Rides in Occidental Square
Get an old-timey holiday experience by making your way through Occidental Square in a horse-drawn carriage with Gala Carriage Co.'s Jane and Annie. Kids and families can also enjoy crafting activities, letters to Santa, live music, and hot cocoa in the square.
(Pioneer Square, free)

101. Neighborhood Holiday Advent Festival in Laurelhurst
Get in the holiday spirit by making crafts, meeting live reindeer, and taking free Santa photos. 
(University District, free)

102. Santa at Ounces!
Bring your whole family (dogs included) to take free photos with Santa.
(West Seattle, free)

103. Santa's Lights Tour
Hop on a trolley with Santa as he takes you on a tour of the best holiday lights Seattle has to offer.
(Pioneer Square, $5)

104. Spirit of the Season and Open House
Enjoy drinks and snacks while you celebrate our "Oneness in Spirit" by hearing a program of sacred chanting, meditation, and a special candle ceremony with prayers for world peace. After that, shop for books and receive 25 percent off your purchase.
(Roosevelt, free)

105. WinterFest Tree Lighting with Santa
Downtown Bremerton will play host to family-friendly holiday fun like horse-drawn carriage rides, Santa's grand firetruck arrival, marching bands, and a tree lighting.
(Bremerton, free)

106. Winter Wonderland
Bainbridge families can enjoy light displays, face painting, "balloon clowns," craft activities, visits from Santa, holiday cookies, and more holiday delights.
(Bainbridge Island, free)



107. The Alterna-Steam Steamcrawl - A Steampunk Holiday Affair
Starting with tea and treats at Friday Afternoon, this crawl invites steampunks to buckle up in their leather- and metal-heavy outfits and go around to various Seattle businesses in pursuit of vendors, fashion shows, a steampunk book fair, and more holiday fun.
(Wallingford, free)


108. The Market Street Singers Present More Than a Silent Night
Did you know the song "Silent Night" is 200 years old? Celebrate its holiday legacy by singing along as it's performed on organ and brass instruments. Other pieces on the program include "The Magnificent" by Charles Theodore Pachelbel, three choral premieres by local composers, and more seasonal tunes. 
(Ballard, free)


109. HYEI Holiday Market
Get festive with drinks and holiday music while you shop for great stuff from local vendors like AlexaStark, Carleen, Guillermo Bravo, History + Industry, Open Air Museum, Rachel Ravitch, and others.
(Capitol Hill, free)


110. Omakase Images
Get prints to match your "secular saint" candles like Saint Prince, His Purpleness; Saint Christine Blasey Ford the Brave; and Saint Bob, Painter of Happy Little Trees.
(Ballard, free)
Opening Saturday


111. Candy Cane Lane
1920s-era Tudor homes in Ravenna have been boasting impressive light displays every holiday season since 1949. Stroll along Northeast Park Road taking in Nutcracker-themed havens complete with sleighs, reindeer, sugar plum fairies, and blow-up candy canes galore. 
(Ravenna, free)



112. 'I Am Evidence' Documentary Watch Party
In October of 2015, after a legislative tour revealed that evidence rooms across the country were filled with untested rape kits, the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs polled their members on the number of unprocessed and unsubmitted rape kits in their custody, which came in just over 6,000. This information sparked a statewide effort that advocated for the creation and implementation of a "victim-centered, trauma-informed reform program." Learn more at this screening of the documentary I Am Evidence, followed by a discussion with Washington State Representative Tina Orwall, Washington State Attorney General’s Office Senior Investigator Lindsay Wade, and Leah Griffin of the Washington State Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Task Force.
(Capitol Hill, free)


113. MOX Geeky Hostess Cookie Decorating
Decorate holiday cookies in nerdy shapes with "Geeky Hostess" Tara.
(Bellevue, $10)

114. NARN Vegan Holiday Potluck
If you're a vegan who's sick of going to holiday parties filled with buttery cookies, bring your favorite animal product-free dish to this potluck hosted by the Northwest Animal Rights Network.
(South Lake Union, free)


115. Halloween in December: A Benefit for Urban Rest Stop
Halloween will get a December encore at this art show benefit for Urban Rest Stop, a nonprofit that provides clean, safe facilities where homeless individuals and families can shower and do laundry for free. The lineup includes witchy performances by three live bands, two live painters, and one ballet dancer.
(Fremont, $6/$10)

116. Happy Hula-Days with the Ukadelics
Local nine-piece tropical music band the Ukadelics will strum holiday songs from the south seas like "Christmas Island" and "Santa in a Red Canoe."
(Capitol Hill, free)

117. KEXP Deck the Dock 2018
You won't actually have to brave the cold of an outdoor dock at this concert—this family event with the Not-Its and Mikey Mike the Rad Scientist will take place within four walls. There will also be hot beverages.
(Downtown, free)

118. Saturday Family Concert: Caspar Babypants
The relentlessly silly and cheerful ex-member of the Presidents of the United States of America, Caspar Babypants (aka Chris Ballew) will perform a late-morning double-set for kiddos.
(West Seattle, $5)

119. Seattle Celebrates the Life of Mac Miller
Honor the late hiphop artist Mac Miller on the night he was scheduled to perform in Seattle with a DJ tribute night. All proceeds will benefit MusiCares, a Grammy-funded organization that helps artists in need.
(Capitol Hill, $5)

120. The Whole Bolivian Army, Jodie Watts, Saint Helen
Support the recovery of Ryan Georg, the singer of Olympia metal band Saint Helen who has recently been hospitalized, by thrashing to sets by the Whole Bolivian Army, Jodie Watts, and Saint Helen's additional members. 
(West Seattle, $5)


121. MJ Kaufman: Sagittarius Ponderosa
Albatross Theatre Lab presents a staged reading of MJ Kaufman's Sagittarius Ponderosa, directed by Xandria Nirvana Barber, about a trans man who moves back home to rural Oregon when his father falls ill.
(Greenwood, free)

122. Sing It! Seattle
Are you a layperson who also enjoys singing? Here's your chance to be part of a choir and perform in front of an audience. You'll even get to vote on which song to learn.
(Downtown, $5)

123. Strike Anywhere!
This seems like a dystopian, sci-fi take on both A Christmas Carol and The Little Match Girl, in which the latter character ventures into the wastes of Christmas Future and Christmas Past to find a way to challenge a dictator.
(Capitol Hill, pay what you will)


124. Adib Khorram: Darius the Great Is Not Okay
Adib Khorram will read from his debut novel, Darius the Great Is Not Okay, which follows a half-Persian boy with clinical depression whose life changes when he moves to Iran and befriends a boy named Sohrab.
(Rainier Valley, free)


125. Barter Fair & Holiday Party
Trade your goods (like knitwear, jam, cheese, or whatever else you're good at making) and services (such as dog-walking and babysitting) at this holiday barter fair. Once you're done swapping, enjoy food, drinks, and music.
(Ballard, free)

126. Black Owl Market - Winter Moon
Get some holiday shopping done at this local vendor market, which comes complete with tattoo artists, a coffee and pastry cart, and a (21+) beer garden.
(Capitol Hill, free)

127. Blithe Bazaar
Sip a cozy beverage and support West Seattle makers specializing in jewelry, art, housewares, and more at this holiday bazaar.
(West Seattle, free)

128. Holiday Trunk Show and Wine Tasting
Taste wine and olive oil, then shop for gifts like jewelry, paper goods, linens, and more from local makers.
(Columbia City, free)

129. My Favorite Craft Fair
If you're a fan of the podcast My Favorite Murder, this market is specifically for you. Artists and artisans will sling their crafty wares related to the beloved program about serial killers, from candles and pet products to paper goods and jewelry.
(South Park, free)

130. Noche Buena - Holiday Pop Up Mini Market
BadWill Market will set up a pop-up filled with a curated selection of holiday gifts. Plus, Monica Dimas will be selling tamales, Mariela Camacho will be selling baked goods, and Little Neon Taco will offer festive drinks like spiked eggnog, so come hungry and thirsty.
(First Hill, free)


131. Lucia Festival
Lucia is a Swedish holiday tradition wherein people in white gowns light candles and sing in celebration of the mythical Saint Lucia, the bearer of light. UW Swedish language students will join the Swedish Women’s Chorus, the Svea Male Chorus, and "the best bakers of the Swedish Club" for this festive event.
(Queen Anne, free)

132. Pioneer Square Howlidays
Your canine companion can run around in a pop-up dog park, enter a doggie costume contest, and enjoy holiday treats (there will be some human treats, too).
(Pioneer Square, free)

133. Santa at the Mansion
Santa will stop by the historic Stimson-Green mansion for one day only to take photos with kids and families, who can enjoy free cider and holiday cookies while they wait.
(First Hill, donation)