Seattle events December 2019. Things to do in Seattle.

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Seattle events December 2019

Seattle Marathon

December 1, 2019
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.

Tibet marketplace

December 1, 2019
6.3 miles north
The Holiday Sale of Handicrafts and Baked Treats features Himalayan crafts (statues, prayer flags, incense, art prints, books, music, prayer beads, jewelry, calendars, clothing), Tibetan tea, and a noon tour of Sakya Monastery in Greenwood. Free.

Holiday exchange

December 1, 2019 (4 to 6 p.m.)
6.5 miles NW
No money changes hands at the Barter Fair & Holiday Party. Instead, bring things you cooked, made, or do as a service to trade. There will be food, drinks and music at Sunset Hill Community Club in Ballard. Free.

Nerdy holiday market

December 1, 2019
7.3 miles NE
GeekCraft Expo Seattle Holiday Market promises “gifts for the geeks on your holiday shopping list” handmade by 70 vendors in Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park. Free on Saturday & Sunday if you register online.

Wine tasting at Lake Chelan

December 1, 2019
177 miles east
Taste new wine directly from the barrel at 20 wineries in Eastern Washington during the Fall Barrel Tasting.

Christmas tree festival

December 1 - 4, 2019
0.5 mile south
View 20 designer trees in the lobby and driveway of the Fairmont Olympic Hotel during the annual free Festival of Trees Display. Also consider the ticketed gala (Nov. 23), free family celebration (Nov. 24), and free teddy bear suite & gingerbread house (Nov. 29 to Dec. 26).

Christmas tree lighting

December 1 - 7, 2019
multiple locations
See a free tree-lighting ceremony, usually with music.

Free family Christmas show

December 2, 2019 (4 to 8 p.m.)
0.1 mile north
See 15 decorated Christmas trees that will be auctioned off, watch live entertainment, make kid crafts, and meet Santa Claus during Providence O’Christmas Trees: Family Preview in the ballroom of The Westin Seattle. Free.

Victorian Christmas market

December 4 - 8, 2019
36 miles south
A Victorian Country Christmas has 500 booths with vendors in Victorian costumes selling art, jewelry, decorations, clothing, and toys at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup. Free parking.

Technology party

December 5, 2019 (7 to 11 p.m.)
0.3 miles SW
Wear anything from a T-shirt to a tuxedo to GeekWire Gala and “see familiar faces, make new friends, and enjoy an evening of conversation, tasty treats, and festive cocktails with great music” at The Showbox for age 21+.

Dog holidays

December 5, 2019 (5 to 7 p.m.)
1 mile south
Bring your four-legged friend in costume to Pioneer Square Howlidays for dog treats, a pop-up dog park, carolers, cocoa, and a costume contest at noon at Occidental Park.

Caroling at Westlake

December 6, 2019
0 miles
Hear dozens of caroling teams sing outside Westlake Center, and then vote for your favorite at Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition, or register a team.

Appalachian Christmas in Everett

December 6, 2019
28.7 miles north
An Appalachian Christmas features violinist and composer Mark O’Connor and his family playing Appalachian music at the Everett Theatre.

Family concert in Tacoma

December 6, 2019 (7:30 p.m.)
34.4 miles south
Angels in the Architetecture: A Holiday Celebration features the Tacoma Concert Band playing “some of the most beautiful classic melodies of the season, plus transcriptions of rarely performed works with a holiday theme” at Pantages Theater.

Beer festival

December 6 - 7, 2019
7 miles NE
A ticket to Winter Beer Fest includes eight five-ounce samples from 50 Washington breweries, a ballot to vote for your favorites, and food truck cuisine for sale at Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park for age 21+.

Tour artists’ studios

December 6 - 8, 2019
Seattle locations
Shop from 22 artists at 6 studios who make clothing, jewelry, glass, ceramics, prints, and more on Seattle Sampling Artists’ Studio Tour. Free.

Holiday concert

December 6 - 8, 2019
0.5 miles south
Holiday Pops features the Seattle Symphony, vocalists, and University of Washington Chorale, at Benaroya Hall.

Nutcracker ballet - Renton

December 6 - 8, 2019
14 miles south
Ensemble Ballet Theatre performs The Nutcracker at Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center.

Ugly sweater bar crawl

December 7, 2019 (noon to closing)
0.6 miles SW
Wear your tackiest holiday duds to Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl, and follow the posted route to visit 10 bars and photo opportunities between Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square with the wristband and age 21 ID.

Drawing day

December 7, 2019
2 miles NE
Get creative with drawing materials, open studios, live models, live music, and food trucks at family-friendly Drawing Jam at Gage Academy of Art.

Holiday night in Redmond

December 7, 2019
15 miles NE
Redmond Lights at city hall has an afternoon holiday market, a tree lighting at 5 p.m., and fireworks at 6 p.m. Any time after 5 p.m., follow the trail of lanterns from city hall past choirs and performers to Redmond Town Center for entertainment until 8 p.m. The trail is also lit Sunday evening. Free.

Wine tasting in Issaquah

December 7, 2019 (6 to 9 p.m.)
16.4 miles east
Bring your own glass to Issaquah Holiday Fest, which offers “an array of wines, beers, ciders and spirits to taste along with warm spiced wines” plus DJ music, Christmas karaoke, and wandering Santas in the shops at Gilman Village.

Scandinavian Christmas

December 7, 2019
22 miles NW via Bainbridge ferry
Jule Fest has a Scandinavian bazaar of arts and crafts, folk dancing, Vikings, a Christmas tree lighting, Lucia bride, bonfire, and Santa Claus in Poulsbo. Free.

Craft show

December 7 - 8, 2019 (preview Dec. 6)
1 mile NW
Shop for hand-crafted clothing, jewelry, toys, stationery, art, candles, housewares, and food at Urban Craft Uprising Winter Show in the Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center. Repeats in July.

Phinney winter festival

December 7 - 8, 2019
5 miles north
The Winter Festival & Crafts Fair has 120 arts and crafts vendors, musicians and dancers, and lunch and baked goods at Phinney Center. Children age 12 and younger are free.

Wine tasting in Woodinville

December 7 - 8, 2019 (12 to 5 p.m.)
18.4 miles NE
A $70 ticket to St. Nick’s Holiday Wine Weekend includes a glass and tastings at 25 wineries plus 2 breweries connected by shuttle bus in Woodinville.

Jingle Bell run - Seattle

December 8, 2019
0 miles
Wear a costume or tie on bells for the morning Jingle Bell Run 12K, 5K, 1 mile, or 1K kids’ run at Westlake Center. Walkers and dogs are welcome.

Seattle jazz

December 8, 2019 (1 & 7 p.m.)
1.5 miles NW
Hear the entire score of the holiday classic A Charlie Brown Christmas at Cornish Playhouse at the Seattle Center. The evening performance has cocktails for sale beginning at 6 p.m.

Pet friendly run/walk

December 8, 2019 (9:15 a.m.)
16.2 miles SE
Join the K9 Candy Cane 5K Fun Run and Walk from Renton Community Center along the beautiful Cedar River Trail, either with or without a leashed dog.

Christmas concert

December 9, 2019 (7:30 p.m.)
0.5 mile south
A PLU Christmas [sound] features the choir, chorale, and orchestra of Pacific Lutheran University, performed at Benaroya Hall.

Live radio show

December 10, 2019 (7:30 p.m.)
0.4 miles SE
Performed live onstage as a radio production, Goodbye, Christmas is an original holiday drama about two baseball broadcasters, featuring local radio hosts, live music, and sound effects at Town Hall Seattle for all ages.

Rock concert

December 10, 2019 (5 p.m.)
1.4 miles south
Deck the Hall Ball is an annual marathon concert that features popular bands at WAMU Theater, run by Seattle radio station KNDD 107.7 FM or “The End.”


December 12 - 13, 2019 (8 p.m.)
3 miles SE
Cabaret takes you back in time to the decadent Kit Kat Klub of prewar Germany as colorful singers serenade you at 12th Avenue Arts.

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Contemporary dance

December 12 - 15, 2019 (7:30 p.m.)
1.2 miles east
Next Fest NW Performances is an experimental new works festival at Velocity Dance Center.

Native craft fair

December 12 - 15, 2019
4.9 miles SW
Shop for fine art, native crafts, cards, jewelry, and smoked salmon at the Native Holiday Gift Fair at the Duwamish Longhouse in West Seattle on Nov. 29, 30, and Dec. 1, 13, 14, 15 in 2019. The second weekend is on a separate page. Free.

Christmas ship parade

December 12 - 23, 2019
Lake Washington & Puget Sound
Ride on the main ship with the choir, or on a “follow boat” for adults, or listen from shore (unless the schedule says the shore event is private) during the Christmas Ship Festival with many departure points.

Reindeer & model train

December 12 - 24, 2019
7 miles NW
Visit live reindeer and watch a model train circle a winter landscape during the Reindeer Festival at Swansons Nursery. See the web page for other scheduled activities. Free.

Bellevue street show

December 12 - 24, 2019 (7 p.m.)
10 miles east
Enjoy a 20-minute show of lights, music, falling snow, young dancers, and drummers in uniform on Snowflake Lane (Bellevue Way between N.E. 4th & N.E. 8th). Arrive early for the best view. Free.

Teddy bear room

December 12 - 26, 2019
0.5 mile south
Visit the Teddy Bear Suite upstairs (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and the life-sized gingerbread house at the bottom of the escalator (24 hours) at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. Free.

Christmas play

December 12 - 28, 2019
0.3 miles east
A Christmas Carol is Charles Dickens’ holiday classic about the amazing transformation of miserly Scrooge at ACT Theatre.

Christmas event in stadium

December 12 - 29, 2019 (4 to 11 p.m.)
1.7 miles south
Enchant Christmas features a maze where you look for Santa’s reindeer, an ice-skating rink, Christmas shops, food vendors, music, and lots of photos ops at T-Mobile Park. You choose an entrance time when buying a ticket. Children age 3 and younger are free.

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Reindeer & Santa

December 12 - 23 and 26 - 30, 2019
14 miles east
Visit Cougar Mountain Zoo when it’s decorated like the North Pole to welcome Santa with his reindeer and sleigh during the Issaquah Reindeer Festival [sound].

Winter at Seattle Center

December 12 - 31, 2019
1 mile NW
Enjoy holiday lights, skating at Fisher Pavilion (cost), folk dancers, carolers, dancers, ice sculptors, model trains, and professional entertainment during Winterfest at the Seattle Center. See schedule. No events on Dec. 25. Free.

Christmas lights - Bellevue

December 12 - 31, 2019
11 miles east
Enjoy zillions of colorful lights and displays at Garden d’Lights in Bellevue Botanical Garden from 4:30 to 9 p.m. every night. Children age 10 and younger free.

Gingerbread houses

December 12, 2019 - Jan. 1, 2020
0.2 miles SE
See five elaborate houses made mostly of food at the Gingerbread Village at Sheraton Seattle Hotel. Lines can be long at times. Open until 9 p.m., except 11 p.m. on Fridays & Saturdays. Free.

Indoor Christmas lights

December 12, 2019 - Jan. 4, 2020
3.2 miles NW
Lumaze has half a million lights, interactive features, illuminated sculptures, an artisan marketplace, food trucks, breweries, and wineries at Smith Cove Cruise Terminal on Pier 91.

Discount tickets (weekdays)

Christmas lights - Seattle zoo

December 12, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2020
5 miles north
WildLights has 800,000 lights in animal shapes, plus animal encounters, fire pits, snowball fights, a lighted carousel, hot chocolate, and adult beverages at Woodland Park Zoo from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Closed Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 24, 25. Free parking.

Christmas lights - Tacoma zoo

December 12, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2020
40 miles south
Bundle up to admire 700,000 holiday lights and displays, plus the South Pacific Aquarium at Zoolights in Tacoma’s Point Defiance Zoo from 5 to 9 p.m. Closed Dec. 24.

Seattle attractions

December 12, 2019 - Feb. 1, 2020
multiple locations
These discount prices include all taxes and fees.

Boat parade

December 13, 2019 (7 to 9:30 p.m.)
3.6 miles north
The 65 lit and decorated boats in the Christmas Ship Parade of Boats Night begin passing through the Fremont Cut about 8:30 p.m. Free to watch onshore.

Modern Nutcracker

December 13 - 15, 2019
0.3 miles NE
Witty and irreverent, The Hard Nut is a retro-modern take on the beloved Nutcracker, with gender-bending snowflakes, twinkle-toed G.I. Joe’s, and a Soul Train-style dance line at The Paramount Theatre.

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Romantic comedy

December 13 - 15, 2019
12 miles north
Sense & Sensibility is based on Jane Austen’s novel about the two Dashwood sisters (reserved and practical Elinor & passionate and romantic Marianne) who approach love in very different ways at Shoreline Community College Theater.

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Celtic Christmas

December 13 - 21, 2019
multiple cities
Celtic Yuletide is Irish music, dance, storytelling, juggling, and songs performed by Magical Strings, with shows in Kingston, Kent, Leavenworth, Tacoma, Seattle, Mt. Vernon, and Bellevue.

Discount tickets in Seattle (Dec. 14)

Short Nutcracker

December 13 - 22, 2019
Auburn, Bellevue, Renton
Evergreen City Ballet offers one-hour and two-hour versions of the holiday classic ballet The Nutcracker in Auburn, Bellevue, and Renton. After the performance, dancers meet the audience in the lobby.

Bavarian Christmas

December 13 - 22, 2019
117 miles east
Enjoy Christmas lights twinkling on snow, roasted chestnuts, sleigh rides, and caroling at the annual Christmas Lighting Festival. See the lights on Fri., Sat., Sun. Lighting ceremony is 4:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.

Nutcracker Ballet - north end

December 13 - 23, 2019
Everett & Edmonds
Olympic Ballet Theatre performs The Nutcracker, including shorter children’s versions on two days.
  • Dec. 13 to 15 - Everett Performing Arts Center
  • Dec. 19 to 23 - Edmonds Center for the Arts

Musical comedy

December 13 - 29, 2019
17 miles east
Guys and Dolls is a Tony winning musical about 1930s gangsters, gamblers, showgirls, and missionaries in New York City at the Village Theatre in Issaquah.

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Santa bar crawl

December 14, 2019 (noon)
0.3 miles SE
Wear a Santa suit or a holiday costume to SantaCon, which begins at Westlake Park and then heads to 15 city bars until closing time. Bring cash for faster lines. Drinking on streets and sidewalks is illegal.

Green Lake lights

December 14, 2019
4.5 miles north
Take a walk following glowing luminaries on the Green Lake Pathway of Lights, which includes live music at four locations, rain or snow or stars. Free.

Magic show in Renton

December 14, 2019 (8 p.m.)
13.1 miles SE
That’s Impossible Presents is an all-ages magic and comedy show in a cabaret setting, with table-side magic (8 to 9 p.m.) and a stand-up show (9 to 10:30 p.m.) at DeLancey’s on 3rd. Optional food and drink.

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Charles Dickens festival

December 14, 2019
35 miles south
Dickens Festival at Stadium has characters in Victorian costumes, puppet shows, dressed up dogs, music, drums, and dancers in Tacoma’s Stadium District. Also visit Victorian Holiday Festival at the botanical conservatory via horse carriage rides.

Craft fair

December 14 - 15, 2019
8 miles NE
Renegade Craft Fair offers indie crafts, food trucks, and DJ music at Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park. Repeats in July. Free.

Eastside Nutcracker

December 14 - 15, 2019
10.6 miles east
The Nutcracker by Cornerstone Studio has a cast of 70 youthful and exuberant dancers at Bellevue Performing Arts Center.

Nutcracker Ballet - north end

December 14 & 15, 2019 (2 p.m.)
16 miles NE
Emerald Ballet Theatre performs The Nutcracker with new sets and a live orchestra in Bothell at Northshore Performing Arts Center on Saturdays and Sundays.

Christmas show in Tacoma

December 14 - 18, 2019
34 miles south
The Christmas Revels is a family-oriented celebration of the winter solstice. Expect music, dance, theater, song, and storytelling at Rialto Theater in Tacoma.

Santa Train

December 14 - 21, 2019
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.

Handel’s Messiah

December 14 - 22, 2019
Seattle & Everett
Hearing Handel’s Messiah is a holiday tradition.

Godmother of rock & roll

December 14 - 22, 2019
1.4 miles NW
Ambitious, courageous, and uncompromisingly public, Rosetta Tharpe was a legendary performer whose story comes alive in Shout Sister Shout, a rousing musical portrait at Seattle Repertory Theatre.

Discount tickets

Nutcracker ballet

December 14 - 28, 2019
1 mile NW
Pacific Northwest Ballet performs The Nutcracker by George Balanchine, with a live orchestra, magnificent sets and costumes, and a huge cast in McCaw Hall.

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Afternoon holiday cabaret

December 14, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2020 (2:30 p.m.)
0.3 miles SW
Wonderland is a whimsical holiday cabaret and burlesque show that promises “a glittering parade of nostalgia, exploding with dance, laughter, and all the cheer of yesteryear” at small Can Can theater in Pike Place Market. Brunch food and drinks are for sale.

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Dining cruise

December 14, 2019 - April 26, 2020
4.3 miles north
Enjoy a champagne brunch or dinner cruise on Waterways Cruises, including a two-hour narrated tour of Lake Union and Lake Washington, departing from Northlake Way on Lake Union. Tax is additonal.

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Family theater

December 15 & 21, 2019
11.2 miles NE
Based on the fairy tale about a prince who was transformed into a beast by his bad behavior, Beauty and the Beast is a 55-minute show with catchy songs and a happy ending at Kirkland Performance Center for ages 3 to 10.

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Live version of Mrs. Doubtfire

December 15 - 29, 2019
0.3 miles SE
Based on the film starring Robin Williams, Mrs. Doubtfire is about a struggling actor who disguises himself as a British nanny in order to spend quality time with his children after losing custody in a divorce at The 5th Avenue Theatre. This is the world premiere before it opens on Broadway in spring 2020.

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Christmas improv

December 16 - 19, 2019 (8:30 p.m.)
0.4 miles SW
Audience suggestions add funny twists to the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim at An Improvised Christmas Carol by Unexpected Productions at Pike Place Market.

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Meet Beethoven

December 18, 2019
1.4 miles NW
Become immersed in the astounding life and genius of the famous composer when Hershey Felder brings Ludwig van Beethoven to life and performs his greatest works on the piano at Seattle Repertory Theatre.

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Sherlock Holmes in Tacoma

December 19 - 28, 2019 (7:30 p.m.)
34.8 miles south
Set during a Christmas dinner, The Game’s Afoot is about a Broadway actor who plays Sherlock Holmes on stage and must prove he can solve a real crime when his guest is murdered, at Tacoma Little Theatre for age 12+.

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Family theater

December 20, 2019 (7 p.m.)
1 mile NW
Corduroy is a small bear in a department store who comes to life with circus elements and physical comedy as he teaches the importance of empathy and unconditional love at Seattle Children’s Theatre.

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Native craft fair

December 20 - 22, 2019
6.6 miles NW
Shop for art prints, clothing, jewelry, woodworking, drums, and lunch at Native Art Mart at Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center in Discovery Park. Free.

Christmas movie

December 20 - 24, 2019
1.3 miles NW
A ticket to the classic movie White Christmas (featuring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, and Rosemary Clooney) includes free jingle bells and a pre-film music-video sing along with Christmas songs at SIFF Film Center.

Model Train Festival

December 20, 2019 - Jan. 1, 2020
33 miles south
Watch model trains run through detailed scenes of the Pacific Northwest, and see railroad-history exhibits at the Model Train Festival at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma. See Santa some days. Closed December 24 & 25.

Winter solstice celebration

December 21, 2019 (4 to 9 p.m.)
2.9 miles north
Seattle Secular Solstice promises “food, light, song, and camaraderie” to bring Seattleites together and brighten the darkest days of winter at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Donation.

Holiday run

December 21, 2019 (10 a.m.)
7.3 miles NE
You’re welcome to dress for the holidays when you join the Holiday Fun Run (5K, 10K, 15K), followed by hot chocolate and cider at Magnuson Park.

Ugly sweater cruise

December 21, 2019 (boarding 8:30 p.m.)
9.8 miles NE
Wear a tacky Christmas sweater aboard Ugly Sweater Holiday Party Cruise, which includes a drink ticket, appetizers, city views, DJ music, and an ugly sweater contest, departing from north Lake Union for age 21+.

Discount tickets

Short Nutcracker

December 21, 2019 (5 p.m.)
12 miles north
Nutcracker Sweets is a one-hour version of the classic ballet featuring ”beautiful music, gorgeous costumes, and exciting dancing” by students and professionals at Shorewood High School.

Christmas play in Tacoma

December 21, 2019
33.8 miles south
A Christmas Carol is Charles Dickens’ holiday classic about the amazing transformation of miserly Scrooge when he’s visited by ghosts at Pantages Theater.

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Dinner cirque show

December 21 - 22, 2019 (11:30 a.m.)
14.6 miles NE
A Night Like This is an aerial and acrobatic show performed around you by Teatro ZinZanni as you eat a four-course meal at Marymoor Park in Redmond. Vegan options are available.

Discount tickets

Christmas play

December 21 - 29, 2019
12.1 miles north
Inspired by the 1947 movie, Miracle on 34th Street is about a man who claims to be Santa and a girl who doesn’t believe, in Shoreline.

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Jingle Bell Run - Tacoma

December 24, 2019 (10:30 a.m.)
36 miles south
Run or walk 3 miles at the Jingle Bell Run at Wright Park in Tacoma. Costumes are welcome.

Movie: Fiddler on the Roof

December 25, 2019
1.6 miles NW
See a film about Jewish tradition, eat Chinese food, and hear Klezmer music at Fiddler on the Roof Sing Along, an annual tradition at SIFF Cinema Uptown.

Jazz show

December 29, 2019 (7:30 p.m.)
0.4 miles SE
Sacred Music by Duke Ellington features the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, plus guest vocalists, a gospel choir, and tap dancers at Town Hall Seattle.

Bollywood early New Year

December 30, 2019 (9 p.m.)
5.1 miles NW
Dance into the new year a day early at Masquerade Pre-NYE Party, which has DJ dance music from India, dance performers, and a 10 p.m. dance lesson at the Nectar Lounge for age 21+.

New Year’s Eve restaurants

December 31, 2019
Seattle locations
OpenTable lists restaurants that offer special menus and celebrations on New Year’s Eve.

New Year’s ball

December 31, 2019 (6 or 9 p.m.)
0.4 miles SE
Dress formally in black, white, or both to attend the Black & White Ball, which offers two dance floors, two bands, a dessert bar, hats & noisemakers, and a champagne toast at midnight at Women’s University Club for age 21+. A dinner at 6 p.m. is optional.

New Year’s Eve - Benaroya Hall

December 31, 2019 (9 p.m.)
0.5 mile south
New Year’s Eve: Meow Meow features the Seattle Symphony performing with diva Meow Meow, followed by a party with dancing until midnight, a countdown, and a champagne toast at Benaroya Hall.

New Year’s Eve - Columbia Center

December 31, 2019
0.6 miles SE
Watch the Space Needle’s fireworks at midnight from atop the city’s tallest building at New Year’s Eve at Sky View Observatory, with live music, light hors d’oeuvres, and a champagne toast for age 21+.

New Year’s atop the Smith Tower

December 31, 2019 (6:30 p.m.)
0.8 miles south
“Come dressed to impress in flapper fashion for an extravagant affair” on the top floor observatory of the Smith Tower at Roaring ‘20s, which includes a dinner buffet, two cocktails, champagne, and a DJ for $250+.

Giant New Year’s party

December 31, 2019
1 mile NW
Indulgence is billed as Seattle’s biggest New Year’s Eve bash, with 2,000 guests, comedy, live dance music, dancers, and access to most exhibits in the Museum of Pop Culture at Seattle Center for age 21+.

New Year’s Eve at Chihuly

December 31, 2019
1 mile NW
The $250 New Year’s Eve pARTy includes appetizers & dessert, two drink tickets, live music and dancing, a tour of the exhibits, and a champagne toast with a view of the Space Needle’s fireworks through the Glasshouse ceiling at Chihuly Garden and Glass at Seattle Center for age 21+.

New Year’s Eve science party

December 31, 2019
1 mile NW
Spectra: New Year’s Eve Under the Arches has laser shows, science exhibits and live demos, games, dancing to DJ music, a champagne toast, a cash bar, food for sale, and a view of the Space Needle fireworks at midnight at Pacific Science Center for age 21+.

Early New Year’s dance party

December 31, 2019
1.5 miles south
Wear white and gold to Resolution, a massive concert with 13 DJs playing dance music on two stages at WaMu Theater for age 18+ (bars will serve age 21+).

New Year’s Eve movie

December 31, 2019 (6 p.m.)
1.6 miles NW
Watch the glamorous film with Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman at Moulin Rouge! New Year’s Eve Party Sing Along, including a sing along and a free beverage at SIFF Cinema Uptown.

New Year’s Eve Bollywood style

December 31, 2019 (9 p.m.)
4.8 miles south
Bollywood NYE promises “two DJs playing Seattle’s best Bollywood all night long” with a cash bar and Indian food for sale at Seattle Design Center.

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New Year’s Eve at Emerald Downs

December 31, 2019
26 miles south
The New Year’s Eve Party in the Clubhouse Casino features the Sonic Funk Orchestra playing 1970s disco-dance party music at 9 p.m., a casino, a free champagne toast at midnight, and free parking for age 21+.

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