December PlanAhead: Your Seattle Events Calendar

Seasons greetings, Seattle. ❄️

If you’re anything like us, you’re ecstatic for December, which means lots of festive activities across the city, whether that means concerts, holiday pop-up markets, several different takes on “The Nutcracker,” and even a theatrical rendition of “Die Hard” (which, yes, is totally a Christmas movie). So curl up by the fire, pour a mug of egg nog, + plan out the entire month with us.

Dec. 1-5

Wednesday, Dec. 1

  • A John Waters Christmas: It’s a Yuletide Massacre | Wed., Dec. 1 | 8 p.m. | The Neptune Theatre | $35+ | The comedian and performer travels to Seattle for an offbeat Christmas performance. 
  • Trey Kennedy: Are You for Real? | Wed., Dec. 1 | 7 p.m. | Moore Theatre | $53.50+ | The TikTok comedian is well known for his great impersonations.
  • Two Feet | Wed., Dec. 1 | 9 p.m. | The Showbox | $25-30 | Expect deeply personal, dark, and jammy electronic music from the platinum-certified musician.
  • Children’s Chanukah Glow Party | Wed., Dec. 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Chabad of Queen Anne-Magnolia, 1825 Queen Anne Ave. N. | $15+, free for Hebrew school students | This dance party for kids 5-12 also includes glow-in-the-dark dreidel and cupcake making. 🕎
  • Seattle Ski Touring 101 | Wed., Dec. 1 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Cripple Creek Backcountry Seattle, 112 N. 36th St. | Free | This class is perfect for backcountry beginning skiiers looking for information on how to plan a trip, what to pack, or field maintenance. 🎿

Thursday, Dec. 2

  • Marc Broussard | Thurs., Dec. 2 | 8 p.m. | The Neptune Theatre | $28+ | This soul, R&B, + rock artist tours performing music from his latest album, “S.O.S. 3: A Lullaby Collection.”
  • A Very Die Hard Christmas | Thurs., Dec. 2 | 8 p.m. | Seattle Public Theater | $28+ | It’s a delightful, outrageous musical parody of the 80s action classic.
  • Emerald City Comic Con | Thurs., Dec. 2 | All day | Washington State Convention Center | $15+ | The Pacific Northwest’s premier comic and pop culture extravaganza is back, with both in-person and virtual events,
  • Holiday Ornament Turning | Thurs., Dec. 2 | 3-5 p.m. | Rockler Woodworking and Hardware, 832 NE. Northgate Way | Learn how to carve and finish a crafty gift in an icicle shape, with methods for designing spin spindle turnings as a focus.
  • Art Battle Seattle | Thurs., Dec. 2 | 6-10 p.m. | Hale’s Ales Palladium | $17+ | Artists will have 20 minutes to fill a blank canvas before the audience votes for a winner. 

Friday, Dec. 3

  • Kraken vs. Edmonton Oilers | Fri., Dec. 3 | 7 p.m. | Climate Pledge Arena | $149+ | After the Oilers beat Seattle 5-2 earlier this season, the Kraken now seek payback. 🏒
  • Emerald City Comic Con | Fri., Dec. 3 | All day | Washington State Convention Center | $15+ | The Pacific Northwest’s premier comic and pop culture extravaganza is back, with both in-person and virtual events.
  • Urban Craft Uprising Preview Night | Fri. Dec. 3 | 5-9 p.m. | Seattle Center Exhibition Hall | $10 | Get early access to vendors for UCU, while grabbing some food.
  • Winter Beer Festival | Fri., Dec. 3 | 5:30-9:30 p.m. | Hangar 30, Magnuson Park | $40 | Admission includes a tasting glass and beer tastings from 26 local breweries. 🍺
  • Thundercat | Fri., Dec. 3 | 8 p.m. | Crystal Ballroom | $35-45 | The Grammy Award-winning funk artist plays from his latest album, “It Is What It Is”.

Saturday, Dec. 4

  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker | Sat., Dec. 4 | 2, 7:30 p.m. | McCaw Hall | $27-129 | Come enjoy the magic as Pacific Northwest Ballet transports the audience into the magical land of holiday sweets. 🩰
  • Emerald City Comic Con | Sat., Dec. 4 | All day | Washington State Convention Center | $15+ |  The Pacific Northwest’s premier comic and pop culture extravaganza is back, with both in-person and virtual events.
  • Whitney Cummings | Sat., Dec. 4 | 7, 10 p.m. | The Neptune Theatre | $33-37 | The brash comedy queen and co-creator of “2 Broke Girls” hits the stage.
  • Photowalk: Holiday Lights – Westlake Center & Pike Place Market | Sat., Dec. 4 | 3-5 p.m. | Westlake Center | Free | This guided photowalk is a great opportunity to meet other photographers and get some tips on low light photography. 📸
  • Winter Beer Festival | Sat., Dec. 4 | 12-4 p.m., 5:30-9:30 p.m.| Hangar 30, Magnuson Park | $40 | Admission includes a tasting glass and tastings from 26 local breweries. 🍺
  • Last Podcast on the Left: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Tour | Sat., Dec. 4 | 8 p.m. | McDonald Theatre | $25-159.50 | The highly popular, creepy-funny podcast arrives in Seattle for a live show. 🧟
  • Raku Firing Workshop | Sat., Dec. 4 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Seattle Pottery Supply, 25 S. Hanford St. | $50 | Glaze and fire your own pottery piece; staff will be on hand to guide and answer any questions. 🏺 
  • Gonzaga vs. Alabama | Sat., Dec. 4 | 5 p.m. | Climate Pledge Arena | $85+ | The Battle in Seattle is back as the Zags (ranked No. 3 in the nation) take on the Crimson Tide. 🏀
  • Crepes With “The Chef in the Hat” | Sat., Dec. 4 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Hot Stove Society | $95 | Tom Douglas hosts famed Seattle chef Thierry Rautureau as he demonstrates how to make sweet + savory crepes.🍴

Sunday, Dec. 5

  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker | Sun., Dec. 5 | 12:30, 5:30 p.m. | McCaw Hall | $27-129 |  Come enjoy the magic as Pacific Northwest Ballet transports the audience into the magical land of holiday sweets. 🩰
  • Emerald City Comic Con | Sun., Dec. 5 | All day | Washington State Convention Center | $15+ | The Pacific Northwest’s premier comic and pop culture extravaganza is back, with both in-person and virtual events.
  • Mindful Eating Workshop | Sun., Dec. 5 | 2-4 p.m. | The Yoga Tree, 4250 Fremont Ave. N. | $50 | This yoga class explores how diet and internal body wisdom connect, with breathing exercises and mindful eating activity using seasonal produce.
  • Thievery Corporation | Sun., Dec. 5 | 8 p.m. | The Showbox | $50 | The electronic band mixes international music styles to create a unique discography.

Dec. 6-12

Monday, Dec. 6

  • Kraken vs. Penguins | Mon., Dec. 6 | 7 p.m. | Climate Pledge Arena | $150+ | The Kraken hope to neutralize a potent Pens squad. 🏒
  • Silent Movie Mondays | Mon., Dec. 6 | 7 p.m. | The Paramount Theatre | $10 | Check out the 1924 silent film “Aelita: Queen of Mars,” one of the earliest movies about space travel, with live organ accompaniment.
  • Hope, a PLU Christmas Concert | Mon., Dec. 6 | 7:30 p.m. | Benaroya Hall | $37 | Pacific Lutheran University’s choir and orchestra present the works of Howard Darke, Brian Galante, + Richard Nance, as well as a mix of traditional carols.
  • Setting Healthy Boundaries That Stick | Mon., Dec. 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Virtual | Free | General Assembly presents a webinar that aims to help you draw clear lines in your professional and personal lives.

Tuesday, Dec. 7

  • Virtual Artwork Discussion | Tues., Dec. 7 | 1-2 p.m. | Virtual | Free | In conjunction with the Seattle Public Library System, a Frye Museum education leads an open-ended talk about creating personal connections to art.
  • Slicing and Dicing With Sammic | Tues., Dec. 7 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Performance Reps Northwest’s webinar aims to help save time and labor with food prep.
  • The Round: Music, Poetry, + Live Painting | Tues., Dec. 7 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Fremont Abbey Arts Center | $5 | Songwriters, visual artists, and slam poets all share the stage for a night of creativity, with audience collaboration.
  • Kaleidoscope Play and Learn | Tues., Dec. 7 | 10-10:30 a.m. | Virtual | Free | The High Point Branch of the Seattle Public Library helps young children develop school readiness skills with their parents and caregivers.

Wednesday, Dec. 8

  • Policy Matters Summit: The Future of Work | Wed., Dec. 8 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | $25-150 | Seattle Airport Marriott | Former Gov. Gary Locke and other luminaries talk about how recent changes to work impacts transportation, economic development, and higher ed.
  • South Lake Union Winter Market | Wed., Dec. 8 | 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. | Free | 426 Terry Ave. N. | The Van Vorst Plaza will be bustling with twinkling lights, tinsel, + rotating Urban Craft Uprising vendors for holiday shopping.
  • CarolFest | Wed., Dec. 8 | 7:30 p.m. | Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater at the University of Washington | $10 | The UW chamber singers, various choirs, and members of the glee club perform holiday hits. 🎶
  • Bela Fleck & Friends | Wed., Dec. 8 | 7:30 p.m. | The Paramount Theatre | $30.75+ | The bluegrass jam legend strums along with some guests in what’s sure to be a foot-stomping show.
  • 24kGldn | Wed., Dec. 8 | 7 p.m. | Neumos, 925 E. Pike St. | $25-30 | The rapper behind “Valentino” will definitely get you moving.

Thursday, Dec. 9

  • Kraken vs. Jets | Thurs., Dec. 9 | 7 p.m. | Climate Pledge Arena | $103+ | Seattle takes on feisty Winnipeg in the third of a four-game home stretch.
  • South Lake Union Winter Market | Thurs., Dec. 9 | 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. | Free | 426 Terry Ave. N. | The Van Vorst Plaza will be bustling with twinkling lights, tinsel, and rotating Urban Craft Uprising vendors for holiday shopping.
  • Holiday in the Park | Thurs., Dec. 9 | 6-8 p.m. | Free | Volunteer Park | Enjoy live ukulele music, Charles Dickens-inspired carols, and free cookies + cocoa, as you walk the park’s pathway glowing with lights. 
  • Noah Kahan | Thurs., Dec. 9 | 8 p.m. | Crystal Ballroom | $22+ | This singer-songwriter brings his vivid lyrics and quippy humor to Seattle. 🎄
  • West Seattle Art Walk | Thurs., Dec. 9 | 5-9 p.m. | Corner of California Ave. + SW. Alaska St. | Free | A perfect opportunity to see what the local artists are up to while you cruise local businesses + art galleries. 🖼️
  • Just a Phase | Thurs., Dec. 9 | 8:30 p.m. | Olmstead, 314 Broadway E. | $15-30 | This comedy show highlights LGBTQ+ and comedians of color.
  • The Harlem Nutcracker (Workshop 3) | Thurs., Dec. 9 | 7:30 p.m. | Seattle Children’s Theatre | $10+ | Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s “Nutcracker Suite” accompanies the story of an African-American family living in Harlem on Christmas Eve. 

Friday, Dec. 10

  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker | Fri., Dec. 10 | 7:30 p.m. | McCaw Hall | $27-129 |  Come enjoy the magic as Pacific Northwest Ballet transports the audience into the magical land of holiday sweets. 🩰
  • Holiday Pops | Fri., Dec. 10 | 8 p.m. | Benaroya Hall | $50+ | Conductor Stuart Chafetz and Broadway star N’Kenge lead a program full of seasonal classics.
  • King Street Makers Market | Fri., Dec. 10 | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Seattle Art Source, 5531 Airport Way S. | The annual gift-centric pop-up enters its ninth year, moving from the Chinatown-International District to Georgetown.
  • A Very Drunken Christmas Carol | Fri., Dec. 10 | 7:30 p.m. | Tagney Jones Hall, Opera Center | A boozy take on the classic Dickens tale, with a tenor who gets “hit in the head, knocked out, and wakes up in an alternate reality.”
  • Holiday Croquembouche | Fri., Dec. 10 | 6-9 p.m. | The Pastry Project, 165 South Main St. | $125 | Learn how to make a delectable and eye-catching cream puff tower from start to finish, with all the baking tools you need. 
  • Belltown Art Walk | Fri., Dec. 10 | 6-9 p.m. | Corner of First and Bell Streets | Free | Tour local galleries, art exhibits, and shops while meeting the artists behind the works. 🖼️
  • Holiday Pops | Fri., Dec. 10 | 8 p.m. | Benaroya Hall | $35-101 | All of your holiday music favorites performed by the Seattle Symphony and Broadway star N’Kenge. 🎁
  • The Harlem Nutcracker (Workshop 3) | Fri., Dec. 10 | 7:30 p.m. | Seattle Children’s Theatre | $10-40 | Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s “Nutcracker Suite” accompanies the story of an African-American family living in Harlem on Christmas Eve. 

Saturday, Dec. 11

  • Kraken vs.the Blue Jackets | Sat., Dec. 11 | 7 p.m. | Climate Pledge Arena | $100+ | Seattle hopes to end a four-game homestand on a high note. 🏒
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker | Sat., Dec. 11 | 2, 7:30 p.m. | McCaw Hall | $27+ |  Come enjoy the magic as Pacific Northwest Ballet transports the audience into the magical land of holiday sweets. 🩰
  • Holiday Pops | Sat., Dec. 11 | Sat., Dec. 11 | 8 p.m. | Benaroya Hall | $50+ | Conductor Stuart Chafetz and Broadway star N’Kenge lead a program full of seasonal classics.
  • Seattle SantaCon 2021 | Sat., Dec. 11 | 12 p.m.-2 a.m. | Downtown Seattle | $5-30 | A mass gathering of Santa Clauses downtown that comes with a pub crawl, a professional photographer, + a costume contest. 🎅
  • Felt Ornament Making with Nina Vichayapai | Sat., Dec. 11 | 2 p.m. | Amce Creative Arts | $25 | Make your own hand-sewn felt ornament for your Christmas tree. 🎄
  • An Evening with Laura Marling | Sat., Dec. 11 | 7 p.m. | Neumos | $20+ | The award-winning British folk artist will grace the stage with her stunning lyricism and beautiful guitar work. 
  • Laura Veirs | Sat., Dec. 11 | 7:30 p.m. | Fremont Abbey Arts Center | $18+ | This artist, who has collaborated with musicians such as Neko Case and The Decemberists, brings her folky style to the stage. 
  • Last Podcast on the Left: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Tour | Sat., Dec. 11 | 8 p.m. | Paramount Theatre | $25+ | The highly popular, creepy-funny podcast arrives in Seattle for a live show. 🧟
  • SMooCH 2021 | Sat., Dec. 11 | 8:30 p.m | The Showbox | $75+ | This benefit event for the Seattle Children’s Hospital includes performances from Modest Mouse, plus food + wine from top area chefs. 
  • Holiday Pops | Sat., Dec. 11 | 8 p.m. | Benaroya Hall | $35+ | All of your holiday music favorites performed by the Seattle Symphony and Broadway star N’Kenge. 🎁
  • The Harlem Nutcracker (Workshop 3) | Sat., Dec. 11 | 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m. | Seattle Children’s Theatre | $10+ | Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s “Nutcracker Suite” accompanies the story of an African-American family living in Harlem on Christmas Eve.

Dec. 13-19

Monday, Dec. 13

  • Silent Movie Mondays: Santa Silents | Mon., Dec. 13 | 7 p.m. | Paramount Theater | $10 | Get into the holiday with some vintage flicks and a live organist.
  • Sensory Santa Photos | Mon., Dec. 13 | 10-11 a.m. | Everett Mall | Free | This dedicated hour helps kids with special needs get a photo op with Santa at the mall’s center court. 
  • One-Shot RPG Night | Mon., Dec. 13 | 6-10 p.m. | North End Makerspace, 12317 15th Ave. NE. | Free | Join a roleplaying group, or bring your friends to make your own. 🎲
  • Andy Coe | Mon., Dec. 13 | 9 p.m. | Blue Moon Tavern, 712 NE. 45th St. | Free | How about a psychedelic jam band to make your Monday a little groovier?

Tuesday, Dec. 14

  • Embroidery Basics: Tropical Plants Sampler | Tues., Dec. 14 | 6-8 p.m. | Monster, 1716 NW. Market St. | $55 | Local fiber artist Melissa Galbraith gives a hands-on embroidery workshop with plant patterns and seven stitches to learn.
  • Mariachi Sol De México | Tues., Dec. 14 | 7:30 p.m. | Seattle Theatre | $55 | Jose Hernandez’s Grammy-nominated band performs a festive “merry-achi” concert.
  • A Christmas Carol | Tues., Dec. 14 | 7:30 p.m. | Allen Theatre | $49+ | ACT Theatre brings the classic Dickens tale to life on stage. 🎁
  • Courtney Barnett | Tues., Dec. 14 | 8 p.m. | The Paramount Theatre | $30.75+ | A portion of the proceeds from this indie rock musician’s show will be donated to support Indigenous-led organizations. 
  • Dining in the Dark | Tues., Dec. 14 |  6 p.m., 8:30 p.m. | Remedium Island Grill, 1449 Pine St. | $90 | This unique dining experience meant to heighten your ability to taste comes with a blindfold and a surprise menu featuring pacific island flavors. 🍽️

Wednesday, Dec. 15

  • Jim Gaffigan | Wed., Dec. 15 | 7 p.m. | Paramount Theatre | $35+ | The affable comedian yuks it up in Seattle on his “Fun Tour.” 
  • Caroline Polachek | Wed., Dec. 15 | 7 p.m. | The Showbox | $28 | Singer-songwriter Polachek — who founded indie band Chairlift — plays some of her dreamy solo tunes.
  • A Very Die Hard Christmas | Wed., Dec. 15 | 9 p.m. | Seattle Public Theater | $28+ | It’s a delightful, outrageous musical parody of the 80s action classic.
  • Alpine Development School: Winter Mountaineering | Wed., Dec. 15 | 6-9 p.m. | The Collective + Urban Basecamp, 400 Dexter Ave. N. | $25 | This class that covers risk,  terrain management, + route-finding skills is good for any winter sport lover, whether you’re a novice or more experienced. 🎿

Thursday, Dec. 16

  • 22 + Good 4 U: Taylor Swift vs. Olivia Rodrigo Night | Thurs., Dec. 16 | 9 p.m. | The Crocodile Second Stage | $25 | Groove to the hits of these two pop queens for an all-night dance party. 💋
  • KUOW: Year in Review | Thurs., Dec. 16 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Town Hall Seattle | $10 | Join KUOW’s “Week in Review” host Bill Radke and special guests as they reflect upon 2021.
  • A Very Die Hard Christmas | Thurs., Dec. 16 | 9 p.m. | Seattle Public Theater | $28+ | It’s a delightful, outrageous musical parody of the 80s action classic.
  • Dani Bell + The Tarantist | Thurs., Dec. 16 | 7 p.m. | Substation, 645 NW 45th St | $12+ | This funky pop band is back with their second album, “Wide Eyed.” 
  • Ugly Sweater Plant Swap | Thurs., Dec. 16 | 5-7 p.m. | Coopers Optique, 315 First Ave. N, #111 | $10 | A plant party for plant people complete with beer, wine, food, a live DJ, + ugly sweaters — yes, bring a plant. 🌵
  • Small Town Murder: “Shut Up and Give Me Murder” Tour | Thurs., Dec. 16 | 8 p.m. | The Neptune Theatre | $33.50+ | Two comedians bring their true crime podcast that analyzes small town America and its murders to The Neptune for a live show. 🔪

Friday, Dec. 17

  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker | Fri., Dec. 17 | 7:30 p.m. | McCaw Hall | $27-129 |  Come enjoy the magic as Pacific Northwest Ballet transports the audience into the magical land of holiday sweets. 🩰
  • Sips + Snowballs Wine Walk | Fri. Dec. 17 | 6-9 p.m. | Heathman Hotel Kirkland | $25 | Stroll downtown Kirkland, touring boutiques and galleries, while sampling wines.
  • Winter Solstice Night Market | Fri., Dec 17 | 6-11 p.m. | Magnuson Park Hangar 30 | $30-40 | The focus is all on beer for the first night of this third annual event, while vendors preview their wares.
  • A Very Die Hard Christmas | Fri., Dec. 17 | 9 p.m. | Seattle Public Theater | $28-36 | It’s a musical parody of the 80s action classic.
  • Small Town Murder: Shut Up and Give Me Murder Tour | Fri, Dec. 17 | 8 p.m. | The Neptune Theatre | $33.50-53.50 | Two comedians bring their true crime podcast that analyzes small town America and its murders to The Neptune for a live show. 🔪
  • 2021 Christmas Ship Festival | Fri., Dec. 17 | 8 p.m. | Kirkland City Dock | $37-50 | A shore-to-shore holiday celebration with choir performances, Christmas lights, a full-service bar, + photos with Santa. 🛥️

Saturday, Dec. 18

  • Kraken vs. Oilers | Sat., Dec. 18 | 7 p.m. | Climate Pledge Arena | $125+ | Another crucial matchup finds Seattle hosting Edmonton for the second time this month. 🏒
  • Winter Solstice Night Market | Sat., Dec 18 | 12-11 p.m. | Magnuson Park Hangar 30 | $10+ | There will be over 125 booths, with a curated list of 40 shops for those on the hunt for holiday gifts. Saturday’s event is 21+ only.
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker | Sat., Dec. 18 | 2, 7:30 p.m. | McCaw Hall | $27-129 | Come enjoy the magic as Pacific Northwest Ballet transports the audience into the magical land of holiday sweets. 🩰
  • Xmas Booze Cruise Seattle IV 2021 | Sat., Dec. 18 | 7-11 p.m. | Lake Union Charters, 1611 Fairview Ave. E. | $25+ | Three hours of cruising in the bay with Santa Claus, a dancefloor, DJs, a bar, + beautiful views of Seattle. 🍸
  • Raku Firing Workshop | Sat., Dec. 18 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Seattle Pottery Supply, 25 S. Hanford St. | $50 | Glaze and fire your own pottery piece; staff will be on hand to guide and answer any questions. 🏺
  • Kegs With Legs | Sat., Dec. 18 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Ghostfish Brewing, 2942 1st Ave. S | $20 | In this unique fitness class, participants lift and roll various sizes of empty kegs, then cool off afterwards with a pint. 🍻
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 LIVE: Time Bubble Tour | Sat., Dec. 18 | 8 p.m | The Moore Theatre | $26.50+ | You’ve probably wished you could actually sit in a theater with these quirky characters — and now you can. 🤖
  • 2021 Christmas Ship Festival | Sat., Dec. 18 | 2, 8 p.m. | Kirkland City Dock | $37-50 | A shore-to-shore holiday celebration with choir performances, Christmas lights, a full-service bar, + photos with Santa. 🛥️
  • NAAM’s Virtual Wonderland: Black Santa | Sat., Dec. 18 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Virtual | Price TBA | Schedule a virtual chat for your child with Northwest African American Museum’s Black Santa; includes a photo keepsake.

Sunday, Dec. 19

  • Kraken vs. Maple Leafs | Sun., Dec. 19 | 6 p.m. | Climate Pledge Arena | $136+ | The Seattle hosts the iconic Toronto franchise. 🏒
  • Winter Solstice Night Market | Sun., Dec 19 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Magnuson Park Hangar 30 | $7-15 | There will be over 125 booths, with a curated list of 40 shops for those on the hunt for holiday gifts. Sunday’s event welcomes all ages.
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker | Sun., Dec. 19 | 12:30, 5:30 p.m. | McCaw Hall | $27+ |  Come enjoy the magic as Pacific Northwest Ballet transports the audience into the magical land of holiday sweets. 🩰
  • Be Gay, Make Stuff | Sun., Dec. 19 | 2-4 p.m. | North End Makerspace, 12317 15th Ave. NE., #108 | Free | The name pretty much says it all; grab a spot at the table and make some crafts. 🧶
  • Beer + Yoga | Sun., Dec. 19 | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Hellbent Brewing Co. | $25+ | An hour-long all-level class to get your body moving followed by a Hellbent pint of your choice. 🍺
  • Bruce Cockburn | Sun., Dec. 19 | 7 p.m. | The Neptune Theatre | $45 | This Canadian musician brings his intense protest and stunning romantic works to Seattle. 
  • 2021 Christmas Ship Festival | Sun., Dec. 19 | 2, 8 p.m. | Kirkland City Dock | $37+ | A shore-to-shore holiday celebration with choir performances, Christmas lights, a full-service bar, + photos with Santa. 🛥️
  • A Winter Wander | Sun., Dec. 19 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Lewis Creek Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. | Head out into the woods for a quiet walk, reflecting on the changing seasons and scenery before the Winter Solstice. ❄️

Dec. 20-26

Monday, Dec. 20

  • Hari Kondabolu | Mon., Dec. 20 | 7 p.m + 9 p.m. | The Jewelbox Theater | $8-10 | The comedian who got his start in Seattle returns to work through some new material.
  • Indoor Skydiving | Mon., Dec. 20 | 12-7 p.m. | iFly Seattle, 349 Tukwila Pkwy., Tukwila | $65+ | Get the thrill of jumping out of a plane through the magic of a wind tunnel.
  • Aunt Dottie’s Christmastime Cabaret | Mon., Dec. 20 | 7 p.m. | Renton Civic Theatre, Renton | $17 | The sing-a-long show encourages lots of audience participation.
  • Holiday Macramé Workshop | Mon., Dec. 20 | 7 p.m. | Calico Salon, 7421 Greenwood Ave. N. | $60 | Learn how to craft votive tea light holders using common macramé knots in a class for both beginner and intermediate artists.

Tuesday, Dec. 21

  • Kraken vs. Coyotes | Tues., Dec. 21 | 7 p.m. | Climate Pledge Arena | $110+ | The Seattle takes on Arizona in one of the last games of 2021. 🏒
  • Candlelight: Holiday Jazz and Soul Classics | Tues., Dec. 21 | 6 + 9 p.m. | The 101, 101 S. Jackson St. | $50 | Enjoy standards from Ella Fitzgerald and other legends with romantic candlelit ambiance.
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker | Tues., Dec. 21 | 2:30 p.m. | McCaw Hall | $27+ | Come enjoy the magic as Pacific Northwest Ballet transports the audience into the magical land of holiday sweets. 🩰
  • Dining in the Dark in Seattle | Tues., Dec. 21 |  6 p.m., 8:30 p.m. | Remedium Island Grill, 1449 Pine St. | $90 | This unique dining experience meant to heighten your ability to taste comes with a blindfold and a surprise menu featuring pacific island flavors. 🍽️
  • The Jinkx + DeLa Holiday Show, LIVE! | Tues., Dec. 21 | 8 p.m. | Neptune Theatre | $25 | The campy musical extravaganza has received worldwide acclaim for being wildly entertaining. 🎄

Wednesday, Dec. 22

  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker | Wed., Dec. 22 | 2, 7:30 p.m. | McCaw Hall | $27+ |  Come enjoy the magic as Pacific Northwest Ballet transports the audience into the magical land of holiday sweets. 🩰
  • Givēon | Wed., Dec. 22 | 8 p.m. | The Showbox | $25+ | This California rapper with millions of cross-platform streams is sure to get your feet moving. 
  • The Dead South | Wed., Dec. 22 | The Showbox SoDo | $29.50+ | Check out the four-piece bluegrass band hailing from Saskatchewan. 🪕
  • Candlelight: Holiday Special featuring “The Nutcracker” and More | Wed., Dec. 22 | 9 p.m. | The 101, 101 S. Jackson St. | $55 | How utterly romantic — holiday classics performed by a string quartet in front of hundreds of candles. 🕯️
  • The Jinkx + DeLa Holiday Show, LIVE! | Wed., Dec. 22 | 8 p.m. | Neptune Theatre | $25 | The campy musical extravaganza has received worldwide acclaim for being wildly entertaining. 🎄

Thursday, Dec. 23

  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker | Thurs., Dec. 23 | 2, 7:30 p.m. | McCaw Hall | $27+ |  Come enjoy the magic as Pacific Northwest Ballet transports the audience into the magical land of holiday sweets. 🩰
  • The Jinkx + DeLa Holiday Show, LIVE! | Thurs., Dec. 23 | 8 p.m. | Neptune Theatre | $25 | The campy musical extravaganza has received worldwide acclaim for being wildly entertaining. 🎄
  • Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker | Thurs., Dec. 23 | 7:30 p.m. | The Triple Door | $65+ | If you ever felt that The Nutcracker needed acrobatics and juggling, this glamorous performance may be for you. 🤹

Friday, Dec. 24

  • The Jinkx + DeLa Holiday Show, LIVE! | Fri., Dec. 24 | 8 p.m. | Neptune Theatre | | $25 | The campy musical extravaganza has received worldwide acclaim for being wildly entertaining. 🎄
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker | Fri, Dec. 24 | 12:30 p.m. | McCaw Hall | $27+ |  Come enjoy the magic as Pacific Northwest Ballet transports the audience into the magical land of holiday sweets. 🩰
  • Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker | Fri., Dec. 24 | 7:30 p.m. | The Triple Door | $65+ | If you ever felt that The Nutcracker needed acrobatics and juggling, this glamorous performance may be for you. 🤹
  • Garden d’Lights | Fri., Dec. 24 | 4:30-9 p.m. | Bellevue Botanical Garden | $5 | The Bellevue attraction features over half a million lights formed in the shapes of flowers, animals, + waterfalls.

Sunday, Dec. 26

  • The Jinkx + DeLa Holiday Show, LIVE! | Sun., Dec. 26 | 3, 8 p.m. | Neptune Theatre | $25 | The campy musical extravaganza has received worldwide acclaim for its wildly entertaining antics. 🎄
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker | Sun., Dec. 26 | 12:30, 5:30 p.m. | McCaw Hall | $27+ |  Come enjoy the magic as Pacific Northwest Ballet transports the audience into the magical land of holiday sweets. 🩰
  • Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker | Sun., Dec. 26 | 7 p.m. | The Triple Door | $65+ | If you ever felt that The Nutcracker needed acrobatics and juggling, this glamorous performance may be for you. 🤹
  • Zony Mash | Sun., Dec. 26 | 8 p.m. | The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave. S. | $18+ | The unofficial house band of the OK Hotel will mix up their set list with a combination of original music and cover songs.
  • Concert of Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music | Sun., Dec. 26 | 7:30 p.m. | Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave. + Virtual options | $10+ | Earshot Jazz, the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, guest vocalists, + a tap dancer brings Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music to life with this annual tradition. 🎹

Dec. 27-31

Monday, Dec. 27

  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker | Mon., Dec. 27 | 12:30, 5:30 p.m. | McCaw Hall | $27+ |  Come enjoy the magic as Pacific Northwest Ballet transports the audience into the magical land of holiday sweets. 🩰
  • Straight No Chaser | Mon., Dec. 27 | 8 p.m. | The Moore Theatre | $46.50+ | This vaudeville a cappella group is sure to upend expectations.
  • Zony Mash | Mon., Dec. 27 | 8 p.m. | The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave. S. | $20+ | The unofficial house band of the OK Hotel will mix up their set list with a combination of original music and cover songs.
  • Bowl Turning and Carbide Tools | Mon., Dec. 27 | 2-5 p.m. | Rockler Woodworking and Hardware, 832 NE. Northgate Way | $75 | Learn how to make your own wooden bowl with step-by-step instructions that encapsulate the tools, methods, and finishes. 🪵

Tuesday, Dec. 28

Wednesday, Dec. 29

  • Kraken vs. Flyers | Wed., Dec. 29 | 7 p.m. | Climate Pledge Arena | $137+ | The Seattle Seattle takes on Philly’s squad, hoping to carry momentum into the New Year. 🏒
  • lovelytheband | Wed., Dec. 29 | 8 p.m. | The Showbox | $29.50+ | This indie pop band lets out all of their emotions, fears, + joys into their lyrics and jammy beats.
  • Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker | Wed., Dec. 29 | 7:30 p.m. | The Triple Door | $65+ | If you ever felt that The Nutcracker needed acrobatics and juggling, this glamorous performance may be for you. 🤹
  • Broadway at The Paramount: “My Fair Lady” | Wed., Dec. 29 | 7:30 p.m. | The Paramount Theatre | $40+ | An all-time favorite musical that’s always sure to charm.
  • Fruition | Wed., Dec. 29 | 7 p.m. | The Crocodile | $25 | This Portland-based Americana band brings its knee-slapping good tunes to the Crocodile.

Thursday, Dec. 30

  • Kraken vs. Flames | Thurs., Dec. 30 | 7 p.m. | Climate Pledge Arena | $120+ | The Kraken hope to cool off a hot Calgary team. 🏒
  • The Seattle Symphony: Viennese New Year | Thurs., Dec. 30 | 7:30 p.m. | Benaroya Hall | $29+ | The symphony will glide through performances inspired by the ballrooms of Vienna — expect music from Mozart, Lehár, + Johann Strauss. 🎻
  • Broadway at The Paramount: “My Fair Lady” | Thurs., Dec. 30 | 7:30 p.m. | The Paramount Theatre | $40+ | An all-time favorite musical that’s always sure to charm.
  • Nia: A Kwanzaa Celebration | Thurs., Dec. 30 | 7:30-8:30 p.m. | Virtual | Price TBA | The Northwest African American Museum is hosting a virtual Kwanzaa celebration with spoken word artists, musical performances, dance demonstrations, + ancestral libations. 

Friday, Dec. 31

  • Patton Oswalt Live: Who’s Ready to Laugh? | Fri., Dec. 31 | 7:30 p.m. | McCaw Hall | $45+ | The comedian, actor, writer, + voice behind many of your favorite cartoon characters comes to town again for his latest comedy tour. 
  • Thunderpussy NYE | Fri., Dec. 31 | 9 p.m. | The Showbox | $30+ | Rock into the new year with this electrifying band. ⚡
  • The Seattle Symphony: Viennese New Year | Fri., Dec. 31 | 9 p.m. | Benaroya Hall | $29+ | The symphony will glide through performances inspired by the ballrooms of Vienna — expect music from Mozart, Lehár, + Johann Strauss. 🎻
  • Broadway at The Paramount: My Fair Lady | Fri., Dec. 31 | 8 p.m. | The Paramount Theatre | $40-115 | An all-time favorite musical that’s always sure to charm.