On our Seattle Christmas and Holiday events calendar we include activities related to Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Eve.

Westlake Park at Christmas

You'll find holiday lights, caroling, gingerbread houses, ice skating, and lots more.

Many are Northwest traditions such as Macy's Holiday Parade and PNB's Nutcracker ballet. There's also Dicken's A Christmas Carol at the ACT Theatre, the Holiday Carousel at Westlake Center, the Christmas Ships, and Handel's Messiah at Benaroya Hall. 

It wouldn't be a Seattle Christmas without them!

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

What could be a cooler way to celebrate the holiday season than hearing the classic music of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" played live? The popular Jose Gonzales Trio carries on the legacy of original "Peanuts" composer Vince Guaraldi with what's become a new tradition as it hits Seattle for the fifth year.
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Sunday, December 13, 2015

The Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

Since first airing in 1965, "A Charlie Brown Christmas" has warmed the hearts of millions every year.
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Tuesday, December 22 through Thursday, December 24

Tacoma Musical Playhouse

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A Christmas Carol

Since the play's debut at ACT in 1976, more than 600,000 people have joined Jacob Marley, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and good old Ebenezer Scrooge on his journey from bah-humbugger to holiday good-heartedness.
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Friday, November 27 through Wednesday, December 30

Allen Theatre at ACT

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A Christmas Carol

SecondStory Repertory presents their original adaptation of the beloved holiday tale, "A Christmas Carol".
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Friday, December 4 through Sunday, December 20

SecondStory Repertory

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A Festival of Lessons & Carols

A Puget Sound area holiday tradition, Northwest Boychoir's "A Festival of Lessons & Carols" returns to get you in the Christmas spirit.
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Friday, December 11 through Saturday, December 12

Multiple Seattle Area Churches

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A(n Improvised) Christmas Carol

Unexpected Productions brings back its holiday favorite, "A(n Improvised) Christmas Carol".
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Friday, November 27 through Saturday, December 26

Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater

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After Hours Holiday Cabaret

A bevy of talented stars from the Seattle area get a chance to shine onstage in ArtsWest's series of Yuletide-themed cabarets.
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Monday, December 14 through Tuesday, December 22

ArtsWest

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Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena

Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena

Admission $12; 8yrs. & under, Military members, Bellevue College students $9
All admissions includes skate rentals

An open-air frozen water ice skating rink in Bellevue Downtown Park. It does have a cover overhead, however, so don't let the rain stop you. Free skating lessons on select evenings, onsite skate sharpening, and food concessions are also available. Stroller skating is every Thursday from 1-3pm (Dec. 4, 11 & 18, and Jan. 1 & 8 from 1pm-3pm (1/1 from 9am-10am). http://www.bellevuedowntown.com/events/magic-season/main-events/ice-arena

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Friday, November 27 through Sunday, January 10

Bellevue Downtown Park
10201 NE 4th Street   
Bellevue


Christmas Ships Festival

Christmas Ships Festival

Schedule and Info

The Argosy Christmas Ships Festival has been a holiday tradition in Seattle for over 60 years. Each night the Christmas Ship sails to different Puget Sound waterfront communities. On board, choirs sing 20-minute performances broadcast over a speaker system. On shore, people gather around bonfires to watch the flotilla arrive. You can sail on board the Christmas Ship or one of the Parade ships that follow, join a group on shore, or add lights to your own boat and become part of the floating parade.

Friday, November 27 through Tuesday, December 22

Argosy Cruise Ships
1201 Alaskan Way   
Seattle


Circus Tent Art Event

Part circus, part cabaret and always magical, Teatro ZinZanni is a Seattle institution.
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Teatro ZinZanni

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Comedian Lil Rel's Very Special Christmas Special

Celebrate the season with laughs at Parlor Live in Bellevue when Lil Rel headlines an evening of comedy that also includes local favorites Duane Goad, Drew Barth and Mike Coletta.
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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Parlor Live Comedy Club

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Cornerstone Studio's The Nutcracker

From ballet to break dancing, Cornerstone Studio's spin on the holiday favorite "The Nutcracker" features gorgeous costumes, splendid sets, tap-dancing toys and a cast of more than 65, ranging in age from 5 to adult.
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Saturday, December 19 through Sunday, December 20

Bellevue Performing Arts Center

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Seattle Christmas Bravern

Enchanted Holidays at The Bravern

Photos with Santa
Nov. 19 - Dec. 24 
Noon - 6 p.m.
Wednesdays through Sundays

Fun activities for the whole family including photos with Santa and story time.

Photo Credit - The Bellevue Collection

Wednesday, November 18 through Thursday, December 24

The Bravern
11111 NE 8th St.   
Bellevue


Family Gingerbread Workshops

Friday (11/27) and Saturday (11/28)
$45 (member) or $50 (non-member) per family.
Hyatt Regency Bellevue, 900 Bellevue Way 
Sign up at KidsQuest Children's Museum.

All materials for building your own gingerbread creation are provided. Enjoy snacks and cider while you work. Includes up to 6 people and one gingerbread house.

Friday, November 27 through Saturday, November 28

Hyatt Regency Bellevue
900 Bellevue Way NE   
Bellevue


Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees

A display of beautifully decorated Christmas trees, each with its own theme and style, and each dedicated to a patient at Seattle Children's Hospital.

http://www.seattlefestivaloftrees.com/

Saturday, November 21 through Wednesday, December 2

Fairmont Olympic Hotel
411 University St.   
Seattle


George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

Making its premiere with sumptuous sets and costumes by famed author and illustrator Ian Falconer ("Olivia the Pig"), the Pacific Northwest Ballet's exciting new production of "The Nutcracker" debuts with George Balanchine's original choreography, the PNB orchestra playing the cherished Tchaikovsky score and 48 dazzling dancers taking the stage at Seattle's McCaw Hall.
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Friday, November 27 through Monday, December 28

McCaw Hall

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Gingerbread Village

Open for viewing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Local architecture firms team up with the Sheraton Seattle culinary team to design, bake, and build amazing gingerbread creations. Vote for your favorite!

Tuesday, November 24 through Sunday, January 3

Sheraton Seattle Hotel
1400 6th Ave.   
Seattle


Holiday of Errors

The side-splitting Shakespeare mash-up "Holiday of Errors" returns for another season of what "Arts Stage - Seattle Rage" called "double entendres, slippery syllables, rapid-fire wordplay and sly jokes".
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Friday, December 4 through Sunday, December 20

12th Ave Arts

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Home for the Holidays

There's nothing like being "Home for the Holidays", which is exactly the feeling you get at this Seattle Men's Chorus yuletide concert.
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Saturday, November 28 through Friday, December 4

Benaroya Hall, S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium

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Leavenworth Sleigh Ride and Christmas Lights Festival

If you're searching for a perfectly picturesque and authentic Christmastime experience, congratulations -- you've just hit the jackpot.
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Sunday, December 6 through Sunday, December 20

Leavenworth

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Macy's Holiday Parade

Parade begins at 9:00am
Tree Lighting at 5:00pm
Downtown and Westlake Center

This is a Seattle holiday tradition and one of the highlights of the season. The Holiday Parade starts on 7th Ave, marches down Pine Street and University Street, then heads north to end at Macy's across from Westlake Center. Decorations are up, and the Holiday Carousel is operating. The official lighting of Westlake Center's Holiday Tree and Macy's Star is at 5pm. The evening ends with a fireworks display. It's one of the most fun days of the year to be downtown. We always went early so we could get a hot latte and find a good place to stand along the parade route. My kids loved it!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Westlake Park

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Magical Strings' 37th Annual Celtic Yuletide Concert

The best of the Emerald Isle comes together on stage for the 37th Annual Celtic Yuletide Concert, a holiday spectacular featuring dance, music, song and more.
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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Town Hall Seattle, Great Hall

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Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

The worldwide entertainment phenomenon known as Mannheim Steamroller pulls into XFINITY Arena for its always-special live holiday extravaganza.
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

XFINITY Arena at Everett

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Mark O'Connor's An Appalachian Christmas

Grammy-winning fiddler, composer and Seattle native Mark O'Connor brings his holiday celebration "An Appalachian Christmas" back home to The Moore Theatre.
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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Moore Theatre

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North Pole at the Fair

North Pole at the Fair

Admission to the North Pole includes entrance into Santa’s House and the Elf Village.

Attractions include Santa's office, Santa's library, Mrs. Claus Candy Store and Kitchen, Santa’s Workshop, Santa’s Toy Museum, Santa’s Media Den, and the Elf Village.

Hours vary - reservations at www.northpoleatthefair.com

Saturday, November 14 through Thursday, December 24

Washington State Fair and Events Center
110 Ninth Ave SW   
Puyallup


Seattle Symphony's Holiday Pops

Get in the holiday spirit at the Seattle Symphony's "Holiday Pops" concert.
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Friday, December 11 through Sunday, December 13

Benaroya Hall, S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium

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Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol

Two of literature's all-time favorite characters -- Sherlock Holmes and Ebenezer Scrooge -- come together as one in this entertaining holiday show written by veteran Seattle playwright John Longenbaugh.
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Friday, December 11 through Saturday, December 19

Renton Civic Theatre

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Short Stories Live: A Rogue's Christmas

Town Hall Seattle offers an alternative to your usual candy-coated Christmas entertainment with a holiday edition of its popular literary-performance series.
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Sunday, December 6, 2015

Town Hall Seattle, Downstairs

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Snow Bus to Leavenworth's Tree Lighting Festival

Enhance your holiday cheer with a motor coach ride to the quaint Bavarian village of Leavenworth for their annual tree lighting festival.
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Saturday, December 5 through Sunday, December 20

Seattle & Renton Bus Stations

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SnowGlobed

There's no room for bah humbugs when you get "SnowGlobed".
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Friday, December 4 through Saturday, December 19

West of Lenin

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

In hilarious holiday classic "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever", a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids -- probably the most inventively awful kids in history.
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Friday, November 27 through Sunday, November 29

Wade James Theatre

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The Blind Boys of Alabama: Talkin' Christmas!

One of the South's most storied and influential vocal groups, the Blind Boys of Alabama return to Benaroya Hall with their Grammy-winning Christmas show.
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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Benaroya Hall, S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium

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The Elves and the Toymaker

Your family will be bursting with holiday spirit this year after watching a performance of this heartwarming holiday musical.
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Saturday, December 19 through Sunday, December 20

Kirkland Performance Center

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The Nutcracker (Edmonds)

Olympic Ballet Theatre charms and enchants this holiday with its annual full-length performance of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" in an intimate venue.
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Friday, December 18, 2015

Edmonds Center for the Arts

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The Nutcracker in Everett

The Olympic Ballet Theatre charms and enchants this holiday with its annual full-length performance of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" in an intimate venue.
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Saturday, December 12 through Sunday, December 13

Everett Performing Arts Center

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This Christmas

Leah's not feeling the whole "peace on earth, good will to men" thing this holiday -- not with her perfectly planned Christmas threatening to come crashing down around her.
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Wednesday, December 9 through Saturday, December 26

Jewell Mainstage at Taproot Theatre Company

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Wonderful Life

Frank Capra's "It's A Wonderful Life" is a Christmas classic widely loved for its story of good-hearted everyman George Bailey and his struggle to find meaning in life while sacrificing to help those around him.
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Thursday, December 3 through Sunday, December 27

ArtsWest

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