Warm up with holiday treats and enjoy the glow of thousands of candles at Green Lake Pathway of Lights on Saturday.

Panicking because you don’t know what to do this 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 a Friday the 13th show with Beverly Crusher and Dearheart to a free Parade of Boats viewing party, and from the Columbia City Caroling Extravaganza and Beatwalk Winter Fest to the Northwest Film Forum's Power Clash Bash. For even more options, check out our complete EverOut Things To Do calendar and our list of cheap & easy things to do in Seattle all year long.


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    FRIDAY

    FILM

  1. Meaningful Movies: 'The Most Dangerous Year'
    The Advocate dubbed 2016 the most dangerous year for trans Americans. In 2019, anti-trans laws—such as "bathroom bills"—continue to threaten the safety of trans communities across the country. In this documentary from Seattle filmmaker Vlada Knowlton, the director teams up with the Gender Diversity organization to provide a better understanding of the issues faced by trans youth.
    (Magnolia, free)

    GEEK

  2. 2019 Free Public Planetarium Show
    Astrologers will point out bright stars and constellations in the sky after a short video called "Secret Lives of Stars." 
    (Bellevue, free)

    MUSIC

  3. Amanda Winterhalter, Frames in Motion, Claire Tucker
    Seattle alt-Americana singer Amanda Winterhalter will headline after opening sets by fellow locals Frames in Motion and Claire Tucker. 
    (Greenwood, $8)

    Join the party at Speakeasy!— the talkshow where you make cocktails and draw!
    Every other Thursday, make a cocktail, chat, and draw with Police Reports Illustrated’s Callan Berry!
    Fukdtup Variety Show: Digitally Fukdt! Brassy, sick fun!
    Join us for an explosion of salacious, spooky, sappy, sublime, and sinister performances! Hosted by Miss Texas & Strawberry Shartcake!
    Seattle's most scenic happy hour is on Blake Island
    Enjoy local beer, wine, and specialty cocktails outside. Available Wed-Sun, 3:30 pm - Close

  4. Asylum: Friday the 13th
    Get sweaty to EDM, synth-pop, and future-pop with DJs Pazmatik and Jades. 
    (Pioneer Square, $10)

  5. Boss Martians, Derelicts, Tom Price Desert Classic
    The Boss Martians will break out their retro sounds of surf and frat rock for a rowdy crowd alongside fellow instrumental surf crews Derelicts and Tom Price Desert Classic.
    (Georgetown, $10)

  6. Candlelight Christmas Concert
    The Green Lake Church Singers, Junior Choir, Ringers, and Orchestra will present a program of Christmas music that will conclude with an audience carol sing-along by candlelight.
    (Green Lake, free)

  7. Early 00’s Sad Kid Party
    DJ Cry Guy will spin "all your favorite songs that make you feel like you’re at Hot Topic in the early 2000s" at this Friday the 13th party.
    (Capitol Hill, free)

  8. Friday the 13th
    Krampus, the demonic anti-Santa figure, is alive and well this season! Get into the freaky Christmas spirit with Moonlight Remedy, Brian Kennon, Truckers Lemonade, Appalachian Yard Art, and Japan's Omni Bot. Plus, shop from a pop-up art market.
    (Green Lake, free)

  9. Get Dead, Head Honcho, Hilltop Rats
    Thrash your body to live sets from locals Get Dead, Head Honcho, and Hilltop Rats.
    (University District, $10)

  10. Happy 4tet
    Earshot Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year nominee Tarik Abouzied leads this ensemble of jazz and funk musicians.
    (Downtown, free)

  11. Hayley & The Crushers, Rat Queen, Thrash Armstrong
    DJ Brian Foss will get serenaded by hard rockers Hayley & the Crushers, Rat Queen, and Thrash Armstrong on his birthday. 
    (Tukwila, $8)

  12. Laney Lou & Bird Dogs, Vito & One Eyed Jacks, Garrett & Sheriffs
    Tap your toes to folk and bluegrass from Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs, Vito & One Eyed Jacks, and Garrett & Sheriffs.
    (Ballard, $8)

  13. Michael Powers
    Seattle contemporary jazz legend and widely admired guitarist Michael Powers will play a free live set as a part of the Crossroads Bellevue music series.
    (Bellevue, free)

  14. The Nightmare Before Christmas ft. Beverly Crusher and Dearheart
    High energy riff-lovers Beverly Crusher, local post-emo quartet Dearheart, and punky five-piece Actionesse will bring you freaky Creepmas™ vibes.
    (Beacon Hill, $10)

  15. Service Animal, Powerbleeder, Power Strip, Echo Ravine
    Get your fill of sludge-rock from local bands Service Animal, Powerbleeder, Power Strip, and Echo Ravine. 
    (Pioneer Square, $8)

  16. A Service of Readings and Carols
    Hear holiday carols from the Cathedral Choir, Women of St. James Schola, Jubilate Young Women's Ensemble, and Schola Cantorum accompanied by Cathedral brass, harp, and organ.
    (Downtown, free)

  17. Unilalia Live ft. Snclre, Max Moodie, Moia Bri + More
    It's a packed bill of soul and R&B artists, including Moia Bri, Max Moodie, snclre, Kyle Kamppi, and several others. 
    (Rainier Valley, $5)

  18. Wreck the Hall Ball
    Local bands Fonzarelli, Bugs!, and Trash Day will destroy and rebuild your concept of holiday cheer with a night of hard rock. 
    (Eastlake, $8)

    PARTIES & NIGHTLIFE

  19. Northwest Film Forum Holiday Party: The Power Clash Bash
    Add a touch of absurdity to your holiday party queue by donning an "extradimensional ensemble" (think beyond the ugly sweater) to this campy yuletide rumpus. Come prepared with a dish to add to a potluck, art to swap for different art, and a song to sing in karaoke.
    (Capitol Hill, free)

    PERFORMANCE

  20. (R)EVOLUTION The Senior Cabaret
    Cornish College's Senior Musical Theatre Ensemble will perform some hits.
    (Downtown, free)

  21. The Wondaland Ball
    In the words of the producers, Ghetto Heaven Collective, "WONDALAND is to Alice in Wonderland as The WIZ is to The Wizard of OZ." At this "richer, extra melanated, queerer, and sexier" trip down the rabbit hole, contestants are invited to compete in contests like Lip Sync, Face, European Vs. American Runway, Vogue Femme, and more. Trophies and cash prizes will be bestowed on the winners.
    (Central District, free)

    SHOPPING

  22. Copper Canyon Press Showcase and Holiday Book Sale
    The local press will have many poetry books to buy during their annual celebration. Come for the shopping, stay for the ecological verse reading from Here: Poems for the Planet, which features work from 125 prominent writers like Mary Oliver, Robert Hass, and Aimee Nezhukumatathil, plus a foreword by the Dalai Lama.
    (Capitol Hill, free)

  23. Holiday Makers Market
    South Seattle vendors like Lexa Luna Studio, Mousy Collection, Artcycled, and over 20 others will sell unique gifts for everyone on your list, from skincare aficionados to fine art collectors.
    (Seattle Center, free)

  24. Phestivus: Art for the Rest of Us
    Find handmade ornaments and other excellent artsy gifts for under $50 while you taste seasonal snacks and drinks. Vendors include queer artist Sarah Maloney, colored pencil/chalk artist Dusty Rockets, Gallery Sati, and felt sculpture artist Monica Gripman presented by Terra Bella Flowers & Mercantile. Plus, stop by a snowflake-making station.
    (Greenwood, free)

  25. Pop-Up Holiday Market
    Locally owned businesses like J & J Chocolates, Hometown Candle Co., and Rethink Fabrics will sell their wares in 400 Fairview's Market Hall while a high school jazz band plays live.
    (South Lake Union, free)

  26. Uncanny Market ~ Holiday Edition
    The first-ever edition of the quarterly market will supply spooky and mystical wares for your witchy holiday gift recipients.
    (University District, free)

  27. West Seattle Winter Night Market
    The Flock Collective will hold its annual holiday pop-up featuring 20 local artists, makers, and bakers. 
    (West Seattle, free)

  28. Witches' Night Out Yule Market
    This edition of the Witches' Night Out Market will celebrate the darkest parts of the yuletide season—bolstered by the inherent freakiness of Friday the 13th—with a local lineup of metaphysically minded artisans.
    (Ballard, free)

    VISUAL ART

  29. Art Up PhinneyWood
    Walk around charming Greenwood/Phinney (just north of the zoo) and take in art from dozens of venues, from galleries to restaurants to bookshops, including Couth Buzzard Books, Greenwood Space Travel Company, and the Phinney Center Gallery.
    (Ballard, free)

  30. Belltown Art Walk
    On second Fridays, wander around Belltown and check out the local art scene amidst the waves of drinkers and clubbers.
    (Belltown, free)

  31. Sixth Anniversary
    Celebrate the literally and figuratively underground gallery Push/Pull's sixth year, complete with annual traditions of $20 mystery gift packs, free gifts for all guests, and music by DJs Old & Tired.
    (Ballard, free)

    WINTER HOLIDAYS

  32. Annual Santa Pics And Xmas Pop Up!
    Take photos with a cooler-than-average Santa, enjoy cookies and cocoa, and shop for some vintage goods.
    (Pioneer Square, free)

  33. Christmas Ship Parade of Boats Viewing Party
    Bundle up and head to the Fremont Cut for Argosy's official Parade of Boats onshore viewing party. Warm106.9, "Seattle’s Christmas Station," will provide holiday music and a warm tent with Wendell the Bear photo ops, free candy, and games and prizes. The Finn the Food Truck and the Chayen Coffee Trailer will also be onsite, along with a station where you can cast your vote for your favorite ship. 
    (Fremont, free)

  34. 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 for the first 2,000 people.
    (Kirkland, free)

  35. Late Night - 30th Year Celebration
    Seattle Parks & Recreation will throw a free party for teens complete with free food, tabletop and sports games, live performances, and raffles.  
    (Columbia City, free)

  36. Santa at Urban Family!
    Santa will return to the brewery for photos with pets and humans of all ages.
    (Magnolia, free)

    FRIDAY-SATURDAY

    VISUAL ART

  37. Collaboration on Canvas
    These collaborative paintings on canvas were made by more than 250 guests and supporters of local non-profits Mary’s Place Day Center and Northshore Family Center, Angeline’s Day Center, Street Youth Ministries, Friends of Youth, Solid Ground, and Seattle Union Gospel Mission’s Hope Place.
    (Pioneer Square, free)
    Closing Saturday

  38. Rachel Campbell: What Are You Looking For?
    This oil painter, originally from Christchurch, New Zealand, explores the rich textures of interior and exterior spaces.
    (Pioneer Square, free)
    Closing Saturday

    FRIDAY-SUNDAY

    SHOPPING

  39. Annual Holiday Native Gift Fair & Art Market
    Find gifts for loved ones by local Native artists and makers at this annual market.
    (West Seattle, free)

    VISUAL ART

  40. In Plain Sight
    This group show is stacked. Featuring some of the best and most interesting artists currently working nationally and internationally, In Plain Sight “addresses narratives, communities, and histories that are typically hidden or invisible in our public space (both conceptually and literally defined).” The work in this exhibition isn’t confined to one particular gallery but is spread throughout the entire museum. Particularly of note is Iraqi painter Hayv Kahraman and her work surrounding memory, gender, and diaspora; Kiwi visual artist Fiona Connor, who deals in the overlooked infrastructure we are surrounded by; and the vibrant mixed-media pieces from Jamaican artist Ebony G. Patterson. JASMYNE KEIMIG
    (University District, $10)
    Curator tour on Saturday

    WINTER HOLIDAYS

  41. Candy Cane Lane Holiday Lights Festival
    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)

  42. Clam Lights Presented by Ivar's Restaurants
    Every night, Ivar's powers up the 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)

  43. Evergreen Lights 2019
    Over half a million lights will dance around to live music every night of December. Watch the show from a heated viewing area and keep extra warm with cocoa and cookies.
    (Bothell, free)

  44. Garden d’Lights
    Whimsical flora and fauna, birds, animals, and cascading waterfalls get the holiday light treatment at Bellevue Botanical Garden's annual display. (To be clear, actual birds and animals will not be strung with lights.) Wander the grounds and take photos among the "half a million" bulbs.
    (Bellevue, $5)

  45. Maple Leaf Lights
    Take some time to appreciate the lengths to which people have gone to illuminate their houses with impressive Christmas light displays.
    (Maple Leaf, free)

  46. Sheraton Grand Seattle Gingerbread Village
    For the 27th 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 that uses 1,850 pounds of gingerbread, 150,000 pieces of candy, 350 pounds of fondant, and 15 gallons of egg whites, according to press materials. This year's theme is #ElfLife, featuring pixies, gnomes, and pucks from across genres.
    (Downtown, free)

  47. Snow Day SLU
    Denny Park's winter light display will provide a magical, twinkly respite from dark Seattle winter days.
    (South Lake Union, free)

  48. Snowflake Lane
    Every year, downtown Bellevue turns into a winter wonderland not just for one night but for a whole dang month, with (fake) falling snow, jolly live music, and a nightly parade filled with dancers and toy drummers.
    (Bellevue, free)

  49. 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. This weekend's special events include a performance from the Garfield Jazz Band (Sat), the SANCA Cirrus Circus (Sun), and Greater Seattle TubaChristmas (Sun).
    (Seattle Center, free)

    VISUAL ART

  50. ClayFest Northwest
    Celebrate clay art "from teapots to abstract sculpture" at this celebration featuring work—which you can buy!—by more than 40 Pacific Northwest artists.
    (Seattle Center, free)

    WINTER HOLIDAYS

  51. Solstice Stroll
    Brighten up the darkest days of the year by walking through an illuminated garden, which will be open each day until the winter solstice passes.
    (Shoreline, $10 suggested donation)

    SATURDAY

    COMEDY

  52. Improv For Everyone
    Local improvisers will teach you the ropes of spontaneous acting in this free workshop. 
    (Seattle Center, free)

  53. NW Peaks Comedy Show
    Spend Saturday night drinking craft brews and laughing to sets by Levi Manis, featured comic Corinna Lee Allen, and special guests Joseph Gilleran and Helen Wildy. 
    (Hillman City, $5/$10)

    COMMUNITY

  54. 1 Year Birthday Bash
    The outdoor clothing and equipment shop Wonderland Gear Exchange will celebrate its first birthday with giveaways, food and drinks, and a sample sale. 
    (Ballard, free)

  55. Turn of the Tides
    This regionally focused winter celebration will bring arts and crafts, community booths, and estuary creatures. 
    (University District, free)

    FILM

  56. Le Petite Theater
    Le Petite Theater will show some cartoon and live-action shorts like The Night Before Christmas, Little Mole, a Punch & Judy puppet show, and more in 16mm. Admission and popcorn are both free. 
    (Georgetown, free)

    FOOD & DRINK

  57. Beer & Chocolate Celebration
    Fremont's fair-trade chocolate factory Theo Chocolate is releasing a new collection of "beer confections," including a pate de fruit made with Reuben's Brews Hazealicious IPA. To mark the release, Reuben's will offer a trio of their beers paired with the pate de fruit and two other Theo treats.
    (Ballard, no cover)

    MUSIC

  58. Cascadia Big Band
    Cascadia Big Band, a 17-piece community jazz ensemble, will play tunes from the "post-swing era," touching on jazz, big band, and ragtime musical traditions.
    (Bellevue, free)

  59. Caspar Babypants
    Brought to you by the West Seattle Christian Church, kiddie rocker Caspar Babypants will perform an in-store set as a part of the Junction Hometown Holidays event spree.
    (West Seattle, free)

  60. Christmas Tidings
    Northwest Chorale will perform a veritable feast of sacred works and traditional carols by composers like Bach, Forrest, and Whitacre, along with a few pieces by local composer Robert Kechley. The show is free, but donations to benefit Northwest Harvest will be accepted.
    (Maple Leaf, free)

  61. Christmas with Elvis by Graceland Manila
    Thrust along to Christmas hits by the King performed by local Elvis cover band Graceland Manila. 
    (Beacon Hill, free)

  62. The City Hall, Dardksoft, Seacats, Bread Pilot
    Lo-fi pop-rockers the City Hall will take the stage right after warm-up sets from Darksoft, SEACATS, and Bread Pilot. 
    (Pioneer Square, $8)

  63. Columbia City Caroling Extravaganza and Beatwalk Winter Fest!
    Bop around to festive tunes by the Beaconettes, the Columbia City Chorus, and other local bands at various Columbia City venues. Don't miss the Beaconette's holiday lights serenade at Columbia City Gallery and a Holiday Hootenanny and Sing-A-Long at the Royal Room.
    (Columbia City)

  64. Crack Sabbath, Specswizard
    The self-proclaimed "gods of Seattle's underground grunge jazz scene," Crack Sabbath features the work of industrial and free jazz impresarios Skerik and Ron Weinstein, with help from Specswizard.
    (Beacon Hill, $10)

  65. Crazy Eyes, Dirty Dirty, Flesh Produce
    Jazzy punk rockers Crazy Eyes will celebrate their newly released songs off of Den Tapes with support from fuzz rockers Dirty Dirty and Flesh Produce. 
    (Eastlake, $8/$10)

  66. Dusty Strings 40th Anniversary Open House
    Stop by the Fremont music store on their 40th birthday for live sets from Greg & Jere Canote, Sundae + Mr. Goessl, Super Sones, and Casey MacGill. 
    (Fremont, free)

  67. Holiday Sing-a-Long
    Lend your voice to holiday carols with Jon Lutyens and other Seattle singers and mingle with Christmastown: A Holiday Noir and A Very Die Hard Christmas cast members. 
    (Green Lake, free)

  68. Kindiependent - Eli Rosenblatt
    Local musician Eli Rosenblatt will play a free set for kids. 
    (Mount Baker, $5)

  69. King Cumulus & Friends
    Seattle's King Cumulus will play high-energy ska originals and covers.
    (Greenwood, $8)

  70. Last Rockers - Krampus Revenge with Cryptamnesia
    Keep your Friday the 13th energy going with spooky sets from Cryptamnesia, Post Rapture Party, Idoless, and Dead on Cue. Krampus will be around to take photos with you. 
    (Tukwila, $7)

  71. Live at the Shed: Night Music
    Sign up for a laid-back night of jazz with the Blue Notes. 
    (North Seattle, free)

  72. Lowe Cellar, KT Neely, Lo There
    Local band Lowe Cellar will celebrate the release of their latest acoustic folk-rock album with support from KT Neely and Lo There. 


    (Capitol Hill, $8/$10)

  73. Pezzner [Open to Close Set]
    Dogged determination over many years can pay off in the dance-music realm—especially if you have an abundance of talent, as demonstrated by the career of Seattle’s Dave Pezzner. He’s been a key mover and shaker of music that inspires moving and shaking since 1998, both as a member of left-field-house duo Jacob London and as a solo performer and DJ. In 2016, Pezzner ascended to yet a higher level, releasing music on revered labels like Get Physical and Dirtybird. He’s continued to refine his sleek production style, which balances unusual tones with unerringly sensual rhythms. His tracks are the aural equivalent of weird sex, with all the attendant thrills that this implies. DAVE SEGAL
    (Downtown, $10)

  74. RivetSkull, LorPan, Oceans Fade
    Eighties power chords will prevail when RivetSkull takes the stage after LorPan and Oceans Fade.
    (Ballard, $10)

  75. Ryan Barber and the Riches, Leah T and the Baked Goods, Erin Rae & the Heartbeets
    Acoustic psych-rock band Ryan Barber and the Riches will headline with more local support from Leah T and the Baked Goods, and Erin Rae & the Heartbeets. 
    (Ballard, $8)

  76. The Scuppermonkeys
    Raise a Guinness and sing Irish tunes with local party band the Scuppermonkeys.
    (Downtown, free)

  77. Sorrento Nights with Sundae + Mr. Goessl
    Agile-voiced Sundae and swinging guitarist Mr. Goessl make the musical equivalent of shiny-wrapper candy scattered on a coffee table: light, sweet, glittery, and dangerously inviting to sample before dinner.
    (First Hill, free)

  78. War Baby, Asterhouse, Guests
    Dance to heavy sets from Pacific Northwest rockers War Baby and Asterhouse. 
    (Belltown, $10)

  79. White City Graves, Nurse Ratchett, Atrocity Girl
    Get spooked with local horror punks White City Graves, plus more (less-scary) punk from Nurse Ratchett and Atrocity Girl. 
    (Burien, $7)

    PERFORMANCE

  80. Four Queens Walk Into a Bar
    The four queens are Donnatella Howe, Duchess Drew Nightshade, Fraya Love, and Kara Sutra, and they're here to offer you an evening of glamor.
    (Georgetown, free)

    READINGS & TALKS

  81. Holiday Story Time with ReAct Theatre
    ReAct Theatre performers will bring children's holiday tales like Olive the Other Reindeer and How the Grinch Stole Christmas to life.
    (Rainier Valley, free)

  82. Shauna Ahern: Enough
    Ahern, the "Gluten-Free Girl," will read from her memoir about finding freedom and contentment after a small stroke.
    (Edmonds, free)

    SEX

  83. That’s How It’s Done, Babe! Cunnilingus Tips from the Pros
    Learn cunnilingus tips and tricks from the experts at Babeland and enjoy 10% off shopping for all your sexy holiday gift needs. 
    (Capitol Hill, free)

    SHOPPING

  84. 2nd Annual-Afro-Centric Black Womxn Owned Holiday Bazaar + Afro Beat
    Support black womxn-owned businesses and makers at this pop-up.
    (Renton, free)

  85. 5th Annual Handmade Bazaar
    Shop for holiday gifts from local artists and crafters in the Vintage Travel Trailer, then head over to the lodge for a live rendition of the Beatles' Abbey Road by the Paul Bearers.
    (Seaview, free)

  86. Ballard Holiday Pop-Up Market
    This pop-up promises food, beer, and crafts by local makers.
    (Ballard, free)

  87. Christmas Market 2019
    l’Alliance Française de Seattle and Goethe Pop Up Seattle will bring you a European-style holiday market featuring handmade arts, crafts, and artisan goods, German and French libations and delicatessen, choir performances, and a visit from Santa.
    (Wallingford, free)

  88. Handmade Holiday Market at Second Use
    Purchase handmade gifts from over 35 local makers and enjoy a food truck, dessert vendors, and a beer garden to keep you fueled while you shop.
    (Beacon Hill, free)

  89. Holiday Art Market
    Shop festive work by more than 50 local artists.
    (Greenwood, free)

  90. Holiday Bazaar at Roosevelt High School
    Shop for handmade arts and crafts from local vendors and enjoy live performances by the Roosevelt High School Jazz Band, Vocal Jazz Choir, and K-Pop Dance Team.
    (Green Lake, free)

  91. Mall with Mom
    The local small business market Mall with Mom will pop up at the Museum of Museums (aka MOM). 
    (Capitol Hill, free)

  92. NAAM Holiday Market
    The museum will host its second annual artisan market featuring local small businesses.
    (Atlantic, free)

    VISUAL ART

  93. Ballard Art Walk
    For more than 20 years, the Ballard Art Walk has encouraged community members to discover work of local makers in the area while enjoying food, music, and more. Venues include the Ballyhoo Curiosity Shop, Secret Garden Books, and other pleasant spots.
    (Ballard, free)

  94. 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! Check out this month's events—like Krampus Kristmas at Fantagraphics—here.
    (Georgetown, free)

  95. 'Unsettling Femininity' Gallery Tour
    Join guest curator Naomi Hume for a free, informal tour of the current exhibition Unsettling Femininity.
    (First Hill, free)

  96. Zeynep Banu Alev: Revisiting Alice
    These dark field monotypes (prints made with a layer of pigment from which ink is wiped away to create the image) depict images from down the rabbit hole.
    (Pioneer Square, free)
    Closing Saturday

    WINTER HOLIDAYS

  97. Breakfast with Santa
    This breakfast for families promises photos with Santa, Christmas stockings for kids, and board games to take home—all for free. 
    (Greenwood, free)

  98. Christmas Cookies with Santa and Mrs. Claus
    This wholesome holiday afternoon promises hot cocoa, storytelling, Christmas cookie decorating, and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus. 
    (West Seattle, free)

  99. Fremont Ugly Sweater Bar Party
    Pull on your ugliest sweater (or zip/button up your ugliest sweater if you plan on rocking one of those split-snowman motifs) and run around with your fellow Fremont freaks to neighborhood bars for holiday merriment and drink specials.
    (Fremont, no cover)

  100. Green Lake Pathway of Lights
    Every year, the Green Lake Park circuit illuminates its pathway with thousands of candles. You can walk through it, hear holiday music, and warm up with treats.
    (Green Lake, free)

  101. Holiday MAP Wrap!
    Help MAP Theater fund their next season of trivia nights by buying their merch and letting them wrap your presents like little elves. You can either drop off your gifts and come back later or stick around and watch some holiday programming on the bar's TVs.
    (Beacon Hill, donation)

  102. Holiday Party!
    Tug on your tackiest knitwear and receive $1 off your first pint of Locust Cider, served hot or cold. Even more merrymaking will ensue in the form of ornament decorating.
    (West Seattle)

  103. Holigay Bingo!
    Your bingo night will get a little more festive and a lot more gay thanks to NW Network and GenPride. 
    (Hillman City, free)

  104. Neighborhood Christmas Sing-a-long
    Warm up those lungs and gather around with your friends and family for a neighborhood sing-along of Christmas and winter holiday songs, followed by hot cocoa.
    (University District, free)

  105. Neighborhood Holiday Advent Festival
    This neighborhood festival promises an afternoon of crafts, live reindeer, games, carolers, and more.
    (University District, free)

  106. Philippine Holiday Lantern Festival
    Ring in the holidays Filipino style with games, Santa photos, traditional treats, a lantern-making competition culminating in a light display, and a raffle (the prize for which is a pig luau brought to your home).
    (Beacon Hill, free)

  107. Photos with Ping Pong Santa
    Snap photos with Santa in your ugliest sweater, then stay on for a round of ping pong. It may be worth noting that Santa won't be your ping pong competitor—or, so we think. 
    (Downtown, $10)

  108. Pictures with Santa and Star Wars Characters
    Get pictures with Santa and stormtroopers by donating canned food to the American Food Bank.
    (Everett, $2)

  109. Santa & Argosy Christmas Ships
    Catch Santa before he sets sail on the Argosy Christmas Ship. There will be a cash bar for adults and free hot drinks and soft drinks for kiddos. 
    (Mount Baker, free)

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

  111. Santa at the Conservatory
    Take photos with the jolly man of Christmas with a backdrop of the Volunteer Park Conservatory's festive poinsettias and rare tropical plants.
    (Capitol Hill, $5)

  112. Santa Doggie Photos!
    Pets and their human companions can snap photos with Santa to benefit Elphie's Animal Alliance. There will also be dog treats, stockings, bingo, and a giving tree.
    (Burien, $5)

  113. Santa is Coming to the TapRoom!
    Families (pets included) can take pictures with Old Saint Nick at the taproom. 
    (Ballard, free)

  114. Santa Saturday
    The jolliest guy in all the land will take photos with kids and hear their Christmas wishes.
    (First Hill, free)

  115. Seattle Black Santa w/ 100 Black Parents
    Black Santa will pay an early visit to Seattle to take free photos with kids at this event hosted by One Hundred Black Parents, an organization that advocates for black students. 
    (Central District, donation)

  116. Story Time with Santa
    Santa will read books and take photos with kids in the children's section.
    (University District, free)

    SATURDAY-SUNDAY

    MUSIC

  117. Holy Families Seeking Asylum — A Christmas Concert
    Enjoy holiday carolers written by Giovanni Gabrieli and Dan Forrest and performed by a brass quintet. 
    (Capitol Hill, free)

    PERFORMANCE

  118. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

    Join Global Works Productions for a staged reading of a new family-friendly musical panto by Bob De Dea, featuring Rudolph, Santa and Mrs. Claus, and other holiday characters as they work through a host of challenges (including a den of invisible snakes), all while singing hits by Taylor Swift, Loesser, and the Beatles. 


    (University District, pay what you can)

    SHOPPING

  119. Deck the Brew Hall: Fremont Brewing Holiday Market
    Browse a holiday market for locally made gifts, try holiday-infused beers on tap, and meet the "Santa Claus Yeti." Dogs and kids are welcome.
    (Fremont, free)

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

  121. Renegade Craft Fair
    Shop for crafts from new and returning makers while you enjoy live DJs, food trucks, and cocktails.
    (North Seattle, free)

    VISUAL ART

  122. Innovation at the Intersection of Science, Technology, and Photography
    Witness historical and contemporary photography at the cutting edge of science and technology by Amir Zaki, Richard Barnes, Evert Bongers, Barbara Bosworth, Eadweard Muybridge, Zachary Burns, and many others.
    (Capitol Hill, free)
    Closing Sunday

    SUNDAY

    COMMUNITY

  123. Free Introductory Improv Class
    The pros of Unexpected Productions' improv team will lead a crash course into the world of spontaneous hilarity. 
    (Downtown, free)

    FOOD & DRINK

  124. Community Kitchen Dinner at Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands
    Enjoy dishes like Thai green curry, crunchy Thai salad, and spring rolls at a free family-style dinner prepared by Hawaiian-born chef David Vlasaty.
    (Rainier Valley, free)

  125. Holiday Makers Market and Cookie Exchange
    Stock up on last-minute gifts and baked goods at this market featuring vendors like the bakery pop-up Ben’s Bread, the Vashon-based cidery Nashi Orchards, small-batch artisan caramel and chocolate maker Meg Maggie Margaret Chocolates, the floral studio and garden Fortunate Orchard, and more. Plus, bring a batch of your favorite cookies to share for a chance to trade them with other participants.
    (Capitol Hill, free)

    MUSIC

  126. Intisaar, The Feral Folk, Sour Girl
    Seattle alt-rock duo Intisaar will play songs with support from the Feral Folk and Sour Girl. 
    (Ballard, $10)

  127. Seattle Festival Orchestra Holiday Extravaganza!
    Hear holiday favorites by Strauss, Holcombe (shoutout to Hanukkah!), Waldteufel, and other composers at this festive sing-along with the Seattle Festival Orchestra. 
    (Lake City, $5-$10)

  128. The Sound of Speed, Goodwin, Aurora and Bryan
    Dance along to a live set from New Wave-inspired quartet the Sound of Speed after indie-pop trio Goodwin and folk duo Aurora and Bryan. 
    (West Seattle, $5)

  129. Sunday Jazz
    Round out your weekend with an evening of live music with the Triangular Jazztet. 
    (West Seattle, free)

    READINGS & TALKS

  130. John’s 50th Anniversary Book Signing
    Canadian shoe designer John Fluevog, who has been crafting footwear since 1970, will visit Seattle with his new memoir, Fluevog: 50 Years of Unique Soles for Unique Souls. 
    (Capitol Hill, free)

    SHOPPING

  131. 8th Annual Holiday Mercatini di Natale
    Support local makers like Meg Maggie Margaret Artisan Chocolates, Epicene, and Kitschy Delish and enjoy all the trappings of a traditional Italian Christmas market. Santa Jenny will be around to sing songs to children.
    (Beacon Hill, free)

  132. Bait Shop Holiday Market!
    Your favorite local shops—M's Pickles, Lineman Vintage, Ricky's Freshness, Hot Hot Sauce Sauce, and the Coy Hyena, to name a few—will bring some wares to the nautical-themed bar.
    (Capitol Hill, free)

  133. The Goods
    Shop from over 25 artists when you're not playing arcade games and knocking back cocktails.
    (Belltown, free)

  134. Holiday Pop-Up Market
    Shop pieces from a dozen or so Indigenous artists—as well as natural history-related goods from the museum's store—while you sip a warm beverage. On this day only, you'll receive free admission to galleries when you purchase a membership or a gift from the pop-up market. 
    (University District, no cover)

  135. Noche Buena Holiday Pop-Up Market
    Come for the handmade and vintage goods from BadWill Market and stay for the tacos. 
    (First Hill, free)

    VISUAL ART

  136. Building 30 West Open Studios and Holiday Small Works Show
    Wander through 25 artist studios, hear local music, check out the Holiday Small Works show, and buy creative goodies for your loved ones.
    (Sand Point, free)

  137. Holiday Bazaar 2019
    Check out many, many artists' studios and pick out some gifts—like ceramics, jewelry, clothing, and art—for families and friends at this expansive shindig.
    (Sodo, free)

    WINTER HOLIDAYS

  138. Free Picture with Santa at Anko!
    For one day only, Santa will snap photos with fans in front of a winter wonderland backdrop.
    (Burien, free)

  139. Hands On Hanukkah
    Kids can take part in Hanukkah crafts and activities for free.
    (Bellevue & North Seattle, free)

  140. Holiday Dog Party with Santa
    Enjoy tasty brews and photos with Santa at this kid- and dog-friendly event.
    (Ballard, free)

  141. POP+ Doctor Wholidays
    Doctor Who fans can take advantage of a free yuletide Tardis photo op, a costume contest, board games, and an interactive art activity in MoPOP's Sky Church.
    (Seattle Center, free)

  142. Santa House
    Kids can visit with Santa and get their faces painted.
    (West Seattle, free)