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Seattle events November 2019

Whisky tasting

November 1, 2019
(7:30 to 10 p.m.)
0.5 miles SW
The Whisky Extravaganza includes unlimited tastes of more than 100 whiskies, culinary pairings, and master classes at The Rainier Club for age 21+. Dress code.

Seattle haunted house

November 1 - 2, 2019
(begins Sept. 27)
4 miles south
Georgetown Morgue is located at 5000 E. Marginal Way S. in the Georgetown area for age 12+. Lights stay on for kids one day (Oct. 4 from 1 to 4 p.m.).

Haunted golf course

November 1 - 2, 2019
(begins Oct. 4)
13 miles north
Nile Nightmares is an outdoor walk plus indoor mazes at Nile Shrine Golf Center in Mountlake Terrace, with a food court and a beer garden. Family Funfest is $10 per child with lights on. See schedule.

Halloween at Wild Waves

November 1 - 2, 2019
(begins Sept. 27)
25 miles south
Wild Waves Fright Fest offers entertainment, rides in the dark, and haunted houses on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Family by Day activities, including Booville, are Saturday and Sunday (12 to 6 p.m.). Hours.

Snohomish haunted farm

November 1 - 2, 2019
(begins Oct. 5)
28 miles north
Stalker Farms has two walk-through haunts (Double Dare ticket), a zombie shooting gallery, and a non-haunted dark corn maze. See schedule.

Tacoma haunted house

November 1 - 2, 2019
(begins Sept. 27)
33 miles south
Fright House Station [website has sound] is located near the Tacoma Dome for age 12+.

Earshot Jazz Festival

November 1 - 3, 2019
(begins Oct. 11)
Seattle locations
The Earshot Jazz Festival features more than 50 concerts by local and worldwide jazz greats.

Odd Japanese dance

November 1 - 3, 2019
11.7 miles north
Seattle Butoh Festival features dancers who paint themselves white and move their bodies in strange ways that range from playful to grotesque, mostly at Shoreline Community College Theater.

Oyster fest

November 2, 2019
0.6 miles SW
Oyster New Year has 30 varieties of oysters, a seafood buffet, 60 wineries, microbrews, and live music at Elliott’s Oyster House on Pier 56 for age 21+.

Women’s show

November 2, 2019
4.8 miles south
Seattle Women’s Show promises 100 marketplace vendors, a bar with wine and champagne, and food trucks at Seattle Design Center for age 21+.

Day of the dead

November 2, 2019
5.1 miles north
Based on the Latin American “Día de los Muertos,” Day of the Dead Festival includes a procession of Aztec dancers, performances by singers and folk dancers, the dedication of an altar, face painting, and Mexican snacks for sale at Phinney Center. Free.

Scottish ball

November 2, 2019
8.3 miles north
Heather Tartan Ball & Silent Auction is an evening of Scottish music, dancing, drinks, meat pies, and a silent auction at the Latvian Community Center for age 21+.

Tile festival

November 2 - 3, 2019
4 miles SE
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 and Art Festival at Mount Baker Community Club. Free.

Antique and collectibles show

November 2 - 3, 2019
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 in Feb.

Seattle Restaurant Week

November 3 - 7, 2019
(begins Oct. 27)
Seattle locations
Get a special deal on a three-course meal at 165 restaurants during Seattle Restaurant Week, which does not include Fridays and Saturdays. Restaurants all offer dinner and some offer lunch. Repeats in March.

Racy movies

November 6 - 24, 2019
1.6 miles NW
Hump! screens 21 explicit short films (under five minutes long), made by amateurs of all persuasions, at On the Boards for age 21+. Also visits Olympia & Portland, OR.

Swing dance convention

November 7 - 11, 2019
15 miles south
Take professional workshops and enjoy DJ dances at Sea to Sky Seattle at the DoubleTree Hotel in SeaTac.

Italian film festival

November 7 - 14, 2019
1.6 miles NW
Cinema Italian Style screens 15 new films in Italian with English subtitles at SIFF Cinema Uptown. The first and last films have optional after-parties.

Gourmet food festival

November 8 - 9, 2019
multiple locations
The TV show “America’s Test Kitchen” is holding two events during their Seattle Eats Festival for age 21+.
  • Nov. 8 (7:30 to 9:30 p.m.) - Cheers to 20 Years is a party with chef-made food, signature drinks, and mingling with cast members at Block 41 for $132.
  • Nov. 9 (2 to 5 p.m.) - Seattle Eats Festival features unlimited chef-made food, beverages, and cooking demonstrations at Bell Harbor & Pier 66 for $106.

Used snow gear

November 8 - 9, 2019
10 miles SE
Newport Ski Swap is a huge consignment sale that includes skis, snowboards, and snowshoes at Newport High School in Bellevue. Free.

Snohomish beer tasting

November 8 - 9, 2019
28 miles NW
A ticket to Snohomish Brewfest includes seven tastes of beer (5 ounces each) and a $5 coupon for the food vendors at Thomas Family Farm. Bring age 21 ID.

Arts and crafts show

November 8 - 10, 2019
8 miles NE
Best of the Northwest Art and Fine Craft Show, Fall has 100 artists displaying jewelry, clothing, paintings, glass art, and sculptures plus food trucks at Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park. Repeats in April.

Ghost Conference

November 8 - 10, 2019
28 miles NW via Bainbridge ferry
The Port Gamble Ghost Conference features paranormal investigations, guest speakers, and ghost tours in the historic town of Port Gamble. Pre-register.

Small publisher festival

November 9, 2019
1 mile NW
Short Run Comix & Arts Festival showcases makers of books, zines, comics, and animation at Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center. Free.

Veterans Day parade

November 9, 2019
(11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
26 miles south
The Veterans Day Parade & Observance in Auburn is one of America’s biggest, with veterans’ units, military vehicles, motorcycles, 25 marching bands, and floats. Also see related events on their web page. Free.

Tacoma beer festival

November 9, 2019
(12 to 6 p.m.)
31.4 miles south
Taste winter beers from 34 breweries, with food for sale at South Sound Winter Beer Festival at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall for age 21+.

Weird arts & crafts show

November 9 - 10, 2019
32.5 miles NE
See unusual creations by 100 artists and crafters at Oddmall Emporium of the Weird, and visit the food trucks at Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. Repeats in June. Free.

Hawaiian music festival

November 10, 2019
14 miles south
Hear Hawaiian master musicians, admire tropical flowers, and shop for food and crafts at the annual Seattle Slack Key Festival at Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien.

Free national park day

November 11, 2019
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.

Auto show

November 14 - 17, 2019
1.5 miles south
See 400 of the latest cars and trucks at the Seattle International Auto Show at CenturyLink Field Event Center.

Spirits tasting

November 15, 2019
(6 to 10 p.m.)
20 miles NE
A ticket to Washington Distillers Festival includes 10 tasting tokens, 24 participating distilleries, and a silent auction at McMenamins Anderson School for age 21+.

Hip Nutcracker

November 15 - 17, 2019
Seattle & Tacoma
The Hip Hop Nutcracker gives Tchaikovsky’s score a modern twist with 12 hip-hop dancers (including “King of Rap” Kurtis Blow), an on-stage DJ, an electric violinist, and a digital background with an urban vibe.

Circus acrobats

November 15 - 17, 2019
0.9 miles NE
See acrobatics, high-flying aerials, contortions, and juggling to live music when the School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts (SANCA) presents SANCA’s Annual Showcase Spectacular (SASS) at Broadway Performance Hall.

Films from Romania

November 15 - 17, 2019
1.6 miles NW
Watch films from an obscure country with a taste for dark humor at the Romanian Film Festival at SIFF Cinema Uptown. All films have English subtitles. See opening-night tickets for an optional after-party.

Phinney beer tasting

November 16, 2019
(7 to 10 p.m.)
5 miles north
Enjoy local brews, pub snacks, and a silent auction of beer items at the Winter Beer Taste at Phinney Neighborhood Center.

African charity party

November 16, 2019
(6 p.m.)
16 miles NE
A $75 ticket to Songea’s Kids Soiree includes dinner, beverages, a silent auction, and “an authentic African marketplace” at the Senior Center in Redmond.

Geek girl convention

November 16 - 17, 2019
0.5 mile east
GeekGirlCon creates a community for women in science, technology, arts and literature, comics, and game design at the conference center near the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

Pre-Thanksgiving run/walk

November 17, 2019
5 miles north
Green Lake Gobble & Mashed Potato Munch Off is a 5K and 10K run/walk and free kids’ dash on the partially closed road around Green Lake, with post-race beer garden and mashed-potato-eating contest.

Family theater

November 21, 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.

Ticket deal $15

Films from Turkey

November 21 - 24, 2019
Seattle locations
See feature-length films and short films at the Seattle Turkish Film Festival, which also has opening and closing galas.

French wine festival

November 22, 2019
(7 to 11 p.m.)
0.7 miles south
Enjoy French food, music, a silent auction, and Beaujolais Nouveau with views at Columbia Tower Club.

Adult science night

November 22, 2019
(6:30 to 10 p.m.)
1 mile NW
Play games, try hands-on activities, watch a laser show, see live science, hang out with smart people, and buy a drink at the bar during PacSci Happy Hour at the Pacific Science Center for age 21+.

Ideas conference

November 23, 2019
1.2 miles NW
Hear interesting people deliver 18-minute speeches about a variety of subjects during TEDxSeattle at McCaw Hall. Students get rear seats for half price.

Free food fair

November 23, 2019
7.3 miles NE
Shop for food and beverages from 100 “craft food makers” at Gobble Up, organized by Urban Craft Uprising in Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park. Free.

Empty Bowls fundraiser

November 23, 2019
(1 to 3 p.m.)
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 23 - 24, 2019
5.7 miles NW
Julefest brings Christmas to the Nordic Heritage Museum in Ballard, with Scandinavian food, craft booths, fiddlers, folk dancers, a beverage garden, and access to the museum. Kids 12 and younger are free.

Christmas tree festival

November 23 - Dec. 4, 2019
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.

Live version of Mrs. Doubtfire

November 26 - Dec. 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.

Ticket deal $35 to $50

Gingerbread art

November 26, 2019 - Jan. 1, 2020
0.2 miles SE
See elaborate displays made mostly of food at the Gingerbread Village at Sheraton Seattle Hotel. The lines can be long on peak days. Free.

Thanksgiving dinner

November 28, 2019
Greater Seattle area
See recommended restaurants offering special menus for Thanksgiving Day.

Holiday parade

November 29, 2019
0 miles
See marching bands, costumed characters, floats, and Santa Claus at the Macy’s Holiday Parade. It follows Pine Street from 7th to 5th, 5th Avenue to University, University Street to 4th, and 4th Avenue to Pine. Free.

University District concert

November 29, 2019
4.1 miles NE
Dozens of Seattle musicians play songs from the best rock and roll movie ever made at Seattle’s Tribute to The Last Waltz for all ages at the Neptune Theatre.

Christmas tree lighting

November 29 - Dec. 7, 2019
multiple locations
See a free tree-lighting ceremony, usually with music.

Native craft fair

November 29 - Dec. 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 improv

November 29 - Dec. 22, 2019
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.

Christmas ship parade

November 29 - Dec. 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.

Bellevue street show

November 29 - Dec. 24, 2019
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.

Christmas play

November 29 - Dec. 28, 2019
0.3 miles east
A Christmas Carol is Charles Dickens’ holiday classic about the amazing transformation of miserly Scrooge at ACT Theatre.

Nutcracker ballet

November 29 - Dec. 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.

Winter at Seattle Center

November 29 - Dec. 31, 2019
1 mile NW
Enjoy holiday lights, skating at Fisher Pavilion (cost), folk dancers, carolers, dancers, ice sculptors, model trains, and entertainment during Winterfest at the Seattle Center. See schedule. Closed Dec. 25. Free.

Christmas lights - Seattle zoo

November 29, 2019 - Jan. 4, 2020
5 miles north
WildLights has 600,000 lights in animal shapes, real reindeer, night animals, carolers, and Santa some nights at Woodland Park Zoo from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.. Closed Dec. 24 & 25. Free parking.

Christmas lights - Tacoma zoo

November 29, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2020
40 miles south
Bundle up to admire half a million holiday lights and displays at Zoolights in Tacoma’s Point Defiance Zoo from 5 to 9 p.m. Closed Dec. 24.

Pike Place holiday

November 30, 2019
0.3 mile west
Magic in the Market includes a choir, musicians, Santa, and a 5 p.m. Christmas tree lighting at Pike Place Market. Free.

Affordable art show

November 30, 2019
4.8 miles south
Art Under $100 features 70 artists, free crafts, DJ music, and food trucks at Seattle Design Center. Free unless you pay to go an hour early.

Tacoma tree lighting

November 30, 2019
34 miles south
Holiday Tree Lighting is a Tacoma tradition at the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts. Free.

Nerdy holiday market

November 30 - Dec. 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.

Santa Train

November 30 - Dec. 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.

Christmas lights - Bellevue

November 30 - Dec. 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. Expect a line on free nights.

Comedy competition

November 2019
multiple locations
Comedians do their best acts for prizes at the Seattle International Comedy Competition, which holds events in many Western Washington cities.

Band competition

November 2019
0.3 miles west
Watch four independent bands compete to win prizes at Jammin’ Challenge at the Hard Rock Cafe, age 16+.

Wine exhibition

November 2019
1.3 mile NW
Holiday Wine Fest promises a world-class lineup of wines, ciders, spirits, gourmet cuisine, and artisan vendors at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.

Local film festival

November 2019
6.3 miles north
Buy a ticket online to see audience favorites from this year’s screenings at Best of Cine City, with bites and brews for sale at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse in Greenwood.

Beer festival

November 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+.

India Festival of Lights

November 2019
10.1 miles east
Celebrate the Hindu holiday Diwali, also known as The Festival of Lights, with Indian dance performances (both Bollywood & traditional), henna artists, craft making, and Indian sweets at Bellevue Square. Free.

Bainbridge film festival

November 2019
11 miles west via ferry
The Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival screens films with a local connection and offers discussions plus an opening-night party. Free.

Kenmore bar crawl

November 2019
12.4 miles NE
A ticket to Family Jewels Kenmore Ball Crawl gets you a tasting tray of four beers at three Kenmore breweries and supports cancer charity.

Renton wine tasting

November 2019
21.6 miles SE
Taste wine and eat “sumptuous appetizers and desserts” at Hope for Housing, with live music and a silent auction for charity at St. Stephen the Martyr.

Thanksgiving scavenger hunt

November 2019
1.3 miles south
Cranksgiving is a scavenger hunt on your bicycle for Thanksgiving food that you donate to a food bank, with prizes at an after party. Bring $20, a bag/pack, a pen, and a camera/phone to Swift Industries.

Reindeer & model train

November 2019
7 miles NW
Visit live reindeer and watch a model train circle a winter landscape during the Reindeer Festival at Swansons Nursery. To watch a presentation about the reindeer, see “Santa’s Reindeer” on the web page. Free.

Nutcracker ballet - Renton

November 2019
14 miles south
Ensemble Ballet Theatre performs The Nutcracker at Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center.

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