Seattle events January 2024. Best things to do in Seattle.

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Seattle events January 2024

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Polar bear plunge

January 1, 2024

multiple locations

Run or jump into cold water to celebrate the new year. Some have fees or limited parking.

Drive through lights (south)

January 1, 2024 (5:30 to 9 p.m.)

Spanaway (43 miles S)

Buy a ticket online, then drive two miles past “300 elaborate displays” of holiday lights while you hear holiday music on radio station 1700 AM at Fantasy Lights in Spanaway Park, 14905 Bresemann Blvd. S in Spanaway. Open every night. At peak times, the line can take three hours.

Lights at Seattle zoo

January 1 - 14, 2024 (4 to 9 p.m.)

Phinney Ridge (4.1 miles N)

WildLanterns features “large-scale animal and nature scape lanterns representing wild places from around the globe” including bugs, lions, pandas, parrots, and dragons, with snacks for sale and a performance in the entrance building at Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N in Seattle. Grounds map. (Closed most Mondays and Dec. 24 & 25.)


January 1 - April 11, 2024

Seattle Center (1.2 miles NW)

Watch Seattle Kraken play a home game on the ice at Climate Pledge Arena, 334 1st Ave. N in Seattle. Tickets at StubHub.
  • Jan. 1 – Vegas Golden Knights (at T-Mobile Park)
  • Jan. 4 – Ottawa Senators
  • Jan. 21 – Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Jan. 24 – Chicago Blackhawks
  • Jan. 26 – St. Louis Blues
  • Jan. 28 – Columbus Blue Jackets

U.W. basketball

January 4 - March 2, 2024

University District (3.9 miles NE)

Watch the Washington Huskies play an exciting game in Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion, 3870 Montlake Blvd. NE in Seattle. Tickets at StubHub.
  • Jan. 4 – Oregon Ducks
  • Jan. 6 – Oregon State Beavers
  • Jan. 11 – Arizona State Sun Devils
  • Jan. 24 – Colorado Buffaloes
  • Jan. 27 – Utah Utes

Chinese Lunar New Year celebration

January 27, 2024

Redmond (17 miles NE)

Celebrate the year of the dragon at Microsoft Asian Spring Festival Celebration, which has a family-friendly afternoon festival (games, gifts, food court, afternoon performance, and photo booth with traditional Chinese outfits) and an evening gala performance at Overlake Christian Church, 9900 Willows Road NE in Redmond.
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