Seattle events calendar for November 2014. Best festivals, fun things to do, Thanksgiving events, holiday lights, free activities, holiday markets in Seattle, Washington.

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November 2014

Enjoy the best Seattle events, festivals, and things to do in November 2014 with this calendar of events.

Events are listed by starting date, and all dates are confirmed. Mileage is from Westlake Center in downtown Seattle, Washington.

Oyster Fest

November 1, 2014

0.6 miles SW

Oyster New Year Bash has 30 varieties of oysters, a seafood buffet, 75 wineries, microbrews, and live music at Elliott’s Oyster House on Pier 66. Sells out.

Freaky Halloween concert

November 1, 2014 (begins Oct. 31)

2 miles south

FreakNight is a high-energy music concert with freaky entertainment at WaMu Theater at CenturyLink Field.

Scottish ball

November 1, 2014

8 miles north

Heather Tartan Ball & Silent Auction is an evening of Scottish dancing, entertainment, meat pies, and an auction near Northgate.

Tukwila haunted house

November 1, 2014 (begins Oct. 3)

11 miles south

Shadows Haunted Attraction has both a traditional dark maze and a group theatrical experience in Tukwila.

Haunted golf course

November 1, 2014 (begins Oct. 10)

13 miles north

Haunted Nightmare is an outdoor walk that includes indoor mazes at Nile Shrine Golf Center. November 1 is flashlight night.

Halloween at Wild Waves

November 1, 2014 (begins Oct. 3)

25 miles south

Fright Fest offers entertainment, rides in the dark, a haunted house, and Booville for kids at Wild Waves.

Snohomish haunts

November 1, 2014 (begins Oct. 3)

27 miles north

Nightmare on 9 [sound] and Zombie Safari Paintball are both at Thomas Family Farm.

Snohomish haunted farm

Nov. 1, 2014 (begins Oct. 10)

28 miles north

Visit Field of Screams or take the Paintball Stalker ride at Stalker Farms.

Lake Stevens haunted farm

November 1, 2014 (begins Oct. 3)

33 miles north

Halloween at Carleton Farm includes Zombie Farm, Haunted Swamp, and a Dark Maze.

Buckley haunted farm

November 1, 2014 (begins Oct. 4)

43 miles south

Shoot live zombies from a bus at Monster Safari or roam the Haunted Woods during Harvest of Terror at Maris Farms in Buckley.

Lacey haunted house

November 1, 2014 (begins Oct. 3)

58 miles south

My Morbid Mind Haunted House is inside an old barn in Lacey.

Polish food & bazaar

November 1 - 2, 2014

1.5 miles east

Eat pierogi, sausage, and cabbage rolls served by waiters in Polish folk costumes downstairs, and then browse Polish crafts, crystal, and jewelry upstairs at the Fall Bazaar at Polish Home Association. Free.

Seattle haunted house

Nov. 1 - 2, 2014 (begins Sept. 26)

4 miles south

KUBE 93FM Haunted House [sound] is too intense for children under 12. The address is 5000 E Marginal Way S in the Georgetown area.

Tile festival

November 1 - 2, 2014

5 miles NE

See a juried show of Northwest tiles, meet the artists, attend workshops, get appraisals, and buy antique tiles and garden art at the Handmade Tile Show at UW Center for Urban Horticulture. Free.

Space films

November 1 - 4, 2014 (begins Oct. 31)

0.9 miles east

See classic space-travel movies at Into The Black: Great Outer Space Films at the Egyptian Theatre.

Jazz festival

November 1 - 11, 2014 (begins Oct. 10)

Seattle locations

The Seattle Earshot Jazz Festival features more than 50 concerts by local and worldwide jazz greats.

Restaurant discounts

November 2 - 30, 2014 (except Fri. & Sat.)

Seattle & Eastside locations

Local restaurants offer special deals on three-course meals during Dine Around Seattle. Repeats in March.

Comedy competition

November 5 - 30, 2014

multiple locations

Comedians do their best acts for prizes at the Seattle International Comedy Competition in many Western Washington cities. Final night to determine the champion is at Comedy Underground in Seattle.

Thanksgiving sampler

November 6, 2014

multiple locations

Try a plateful of holiday foods for a $5 donation to charity during Taste of Thanksgiving at Whole Foods Markets, including Roosevelt Square, South Lake Union, Bellevue, Lynnwood, and Redmond.

Swing dance convention

November 6 - 10, 2014

15 miles south

Take professional workshops and enjoy DJ dancing at Sea to Sky at the DoubleTree Hotel in SeaTac.

Racy movies

November 6 - 9 and 13 - 15, 2014

1.6 miles NW

Hump! shows 5-minute movies by amateurs at On the Boards, with prizes based on audience votes. Also shown in Olympia Nov. 15 and Portland Nov. 12-16.

Ghost stories

November 6 - 20, 2014 (begins Oct. 16)

0.4 miles SW

Your suggestions become spooky & funny improv at Campfire Improvised Ghost Stories by Unexpected Productions at Pike Place Market.

Snow gear swap

November 7 - 8, 2014

10 miles SE

Flamenco performance

November 7 - 8, 2014

11 miles NE

See flamenco dance live at Flamenco de Raiz at the Kirkland Performance Center.

Fiddler on the Roof

November 7 - 23, 2014

7.2 miles NE

Fiddler on the Roof is a story of Jewish traditions in a Russian village featuring classic songs at Seattle Musical Theatre in Magnuson Park.

Phinney beer tasting

November 8, 2014

5 miles north

Enjoy local brews, pub snacks, and a silent auction of beer items at PNA Winter Beer Taste at Phinney Neighborhood Center.

Wine tasting

November 8, 2014

6 miles SW

A Toast To The Arc is a wine tasting and silent auction of fine wine for charity at South Seattle College.

Wine and hydroplanes

November 8, 2014

15 miles south

Sample wine and food while hearing live music and seeing hydroplanes at the evening Wine Tasting Party at the Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum in Kent.
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Veterans Day parade

November 8, 2014

26 miles south

The Veterans Day Parade & Observance in Auburn is one of America’s biggest, with veterans units, military vehicles, drill teams, 25 marching bands, floats, antique cars, and a military fly-over. Free.

Comics & pop-culture convention

November 8, 2014

34 miles south

Meet dozens of comics creators, hear panel talks, play games, and browse dealer tables at Jet City Comic Show at the Tacoma Convention Center.

Orchid festival

November 8 - 9, 2014

9 miles NW

See blooming orchids, hear talks on the hour, and visit vendors at the Fall Orchid Show at Swanson’s Nursery. Free.

Antique and collectibles show

November 8 - 9, 2014

37 miles south

Billed as America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Show, this event has 400 vendors selling furniture, glassware, slot machines, movie memorabilia, estate jewelry, paintings, mechanical banks, and toys at the Washington State Fair Events Center. Repeats Feb.

Hawaiian music festival

November 9, 2014

0.6 miles SE

Hear Hawaiian master musicians, admire tropical flowers, and shop for food and crafts at the annual Seattle Slack Key Festival at Town Hall Seattle.

Free park day

November 11, 2014

All national parks

Entry is free at Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks on Free Entrance Days in the National Parks. Expect more people and less parking than usual.

Taste of South Lake Union

November 12, 2014

0.5 miles north

Get tastes from local restaurants plus wine from Woodinville wineries at Savor SLU at South Lake Union Discovery Center to support charity.

Climate talk

November 12, 2014

15 miles north

Four speakers share Climate Change Solutions and then take questions at Bastyr University. Free.

Music downtown

November 13, 2014

0.5 miles SW

Hear 25 Northwest musicians play to support the food bank at Jam for Cans at Highway 99 Blues Club.

Quilt & craft show

November 13 - 15, 2014

36 miles south

Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival offers workshops, seminars, and fabric & supply vendors in Puyallup.

Italian film festival

November 13 - 20, 2014

2 miles NW

Cinema Italian Style screens 20 new films in Italian with English subtitles at SIFF Cinema Uptown. The first and last films have optional after-parties.

Whisky tasting

November 14, 2014

0.5 miles SW

Whisky Extravaganza includes unlimited tastes from distillers and a buffet dinner at the Rainier Club.

Christmas gifts and foods

November 14 - 16, 2014

0.5 mile east

Get an early start on the holidays at the 16th annual Christmas in Seattle Gift & Gourmet Food Show. Gifts, specialty foods, artists, and Santa are at the Seattle convention center.

Ski and snowboard sale

November 14 - 16, 2014

1.5 miles south

Shop for snow merchandise at the Ski Dazzle ski and snowboard show at CenturyLink Field.

Arts and crafts show

November 14 - 16, 2014

8 miles NE

Fall Best of the Northwest Art and Fine Craft Show has 100 artists displaying jewelry, clothing, paintings, glass art, and sculptures plus food trucks at Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park. Repeats in March and Oct.

Student acrobats

November 14 - 15 and 21 - 22, 2014

5 miles south

See daring acrobatics on the triple trapeze, unicycle, and trampoline at the Cirrus Circus Annual Show at the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts.

Short film festival

November 15, 2014

0.8 miles NW

Seattle Shorts Film Festival includes 17 short films and an awards ceremony at Seattle Center.

Small publisher festival

November 15, 2014

1.5 miles SE

Short Run showcases makers of books, zines, comics, and animation at Washington Hall. Free, except the dance party afterward 8 to 11 p.m. for ages 21+.

How to build green

November 15, 2014

4 miles NE

Green Building Slam is 10 interesting lectures by innovative architects and builders of 10 minutes each, followed by a networking reception in Kane Hall at the University of Washington.

Model train show

November 15 - 16, 2014

37 miles south

The Great Train Expo features model train layouts and hundreds of vendors at the Washington State Fair Showplex in Puyallup.

Reindeer & model trains

November 15 - Dec. 24, 2014

7 miles NW

Visit live reindeer and watch model trains wind their way through a winter landscape during the Reindeer Festival at Swanson’s Nursery. Free.

Veterans Day race

November 16, 2014

7 miles NE

Seattle National Veterans Day Run is a timed 5K, 11K, and 1 miler at Magnuson Park.

Films from Turkey

November 20 - 23, 2014

Seattle locations

See nine unusual films and attend opening and closing parties at the Seattle Turkish Film Festival.

Magnolia wine walk

November 21, 2014

3.8 miles NW

Visit 14 local businesses to taste wine from 14 wineries at Vino in the Village in Magnolia.

Motorcycle show

November 21 - 23, 2014

0.5 mile east

Find sport bikes, dirt bikes, scooters, ATVs, expert advice, live entertainment, and family activities at the International Motorcycle Show in the Seattle Convention Center.

Twilight Zone theater

November 21 - Dec. 20, 2014

0.3 mile NW

Watch three episodes of Rod Serling’s sci-fi TV show live onstage when Theater Schmeater presents The Twilight Zone: Live in Belltown. Nov. is sold out.

Band competition

November 22, 2014

0.3 miles west

Hear four bands compete for your vote and $15,000 in prizes at Jammin’ Challenge at Hard Rock Cafe.

Ideas conference

November 22, 2014

1.2 miles NW

TEDxRainier has exciting 18-minute speeches about technology, entertainment, and design followed by an evening reception at McCaw Hall.

Empty Bowls fundraiser

November 22, 2014

40 miles south

Buy a handmade bowl, and then get another bowl full of soup at Empty Bowls at Charles Wright Academy in Tacoma.

Nordic holiday

November 22 - 23, 2014

7 miles NW

Yulefest brings Christmas to the Nordic Heritage Museum in Ballard, with Scandinavian foods, craft booths, fiddlers, and folk dancers.

Weird holiday bazaar

November 22 - 23, 2014

28 miles north

See the unusual creations of 130 artists and crafters, and watch musicians, magicians, jugglers, and dancers on stage at Oddmall Emporium of the Weird at the Everett Holiday Inn. Repeats in June. Free.

Christmas tree festival

November 22 - Dec. 3, 2014

0.5 mile south

View 21 designer trees in the lobby and driveway of the Fairmont Olympic Hotel during the annual Festival of Trees charity event. See schedule for gala, family celebration, and teddy bear suite. Free to view.

Pre-Thanksgiving run/walk

November 23, 2014

5 miles north

Green Lake Gobble & Mashed Potato Munch Off is a 5K and 10K run/walk and free kids dash, with post-race beer garden and mashed-potato-eating contest.

Family theater

November 25 - Dec. 30, 2014

0.3 miles SE

A Christmas Story: The Musical features scenes from the movie, about a boy’s Christmas wish at a simpler time in 1939 at The 5th Avenue. Discount tickets.

Thanksgiving run/walk

November 27, 2014

multiple cities

Thanksgiving dinner

November 27, 2014

Greater Seattle area

Find a list of restaurants offering special menus for Thanksgiving Day at OpenTable.

Parade & star lighting

November 28, 2014

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  • Macy’s Holiday Parade of marching bands, costumed characters, floats, and Santa Claus begins at 9 a.m. at 7th Avenue & Pine Street.
  • Seattle Star Lighting on the side of Macy’s is at 5 p.m., followed by fireworks if weather permits.

Christmas play

November 28 - Dec. 21, 2014

17 miles north

Miracle on 34th Street, inspired by the 1947 movie about a man who claims to be Santa and a girl who doesn’t believe, plays in Edmonds.

Christmas ships parade

November 28 - Dec. 23, 2014

Lake Washington & Puget Sound

Ride onboard with the choir or listen from shore at a bonfire during Christmas Ship Festival. See schedule.

Bellevue holiday show

November 28 - Dec. 24, 2014 (7 p.m.)

10 miles east

Enjoy a 20-minute show of lights, music, falling snow, young dancers, and drummers in uniform every night on Snowflake Lane (Bellevue Way). Free.

Christmas improv

November 28 - December 27, 2014

0.4 miles SW

Audience suggestions add hilarious twists to An Improvised Christmas Carol by Unexpected Productions at Pike Place Market. Discount tickets.

Christmas play

November 28 - Dec. 28, 2014

0.3 miles east

A Christmas Carol is Charles Dickens’ holiday classic about the miraculous transformation of miserly Scrooge at ACT Theatre. Discount tickets in Dec.

Nutcracker ballet

November 28 - Dec. 28, 2014

1 mile NW

This is the last year for the Stowell & Sendak version of the Nutcracker, a holiday tradition for Seattle families and ballet lovers. It has a live orchestra, magnificent sets and costumes, and a huge cast in McCaw Hall at Seattle Center.

Seattle zoo lights

Nov. 28, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015

5 miles north

WildLights has 500,000 lights in animal shapes, real reindeer, night creatures, a carousel, indoor play, and carolers at Woodland Park Zoo. Closed Dec. 24 & 25.

Tacoma zoo lights

Nov. 28, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015 (5 to 9 p.m.)

40 miles south

Bundle up to admire half a million holiday lights and displays at Zoolights in Tacoma’s Point Defiance Zoo.

Pike Place holiday

November 29, 2014 (1 to 5 p.m.)

0.3 mile west

Magic in the Market includes carolers, Santa, and a 5 p.m. Christmas tree lighting at Pike Place Market.

Tacoma tree lighting

November 29, 2014 (5 p.m.)

34 miles south

Holiday Tree Lighting is a free Tacoma tradition at the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts. The play Sister's Christmas Catechism is just prior at 3 p.m. at Pantages Theater (discount tickets).

Santa Train

Nov. 29 - Dec. 20, 2014 (dates below)

36 miles east

The Northwest Railway Museum runs a popular 20-minute Santa Train from North Bend to the Snoqualmie Depot for cookies and a visit with Santa Claus on Nov. 29, 30 & Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 19, 20.

Seattle Men’s Chorus

November 29 - Dec. 22, 2014

Seattle, Tacoma, Everett

Our Gay Apparel features holiday songs at Benaroya Hall on Nov. 29, 30, and Dec. 12, 14, 21, 22 (discount tickets for Seattle), plus Tacoma on Dec. 4, and Everett on Dec. 20 (discount tickets for Everett).

Bellevue Christmas lights

Nov. 29, 2014 - Jan. 3, 2015

11 miles east

Enjoy zillions of colorful lights and displays at Garden d’Lights in Bellevue Botanical Garden. Expect a line on free nights, which are Dec. 1 - 4 and 8 - 11.

Seattle Marathon

November 30, 2014

1 mile north

Join 15,000 people burning off Thanksgiving calories at the morning Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon that begin and end near Seattle Center.
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November 2014 calendar of events in Seattle, WA. Best events, fairs, festivals, and things to do in Seattle, Washington.     steve.baker@events12.com