Seattle events November 2019. Things to do in Seattle.

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Seattle events November 2019

Whisky tasting

November 1, 2019 (7:30 to 10 p.m.)
0.5 miles SW
Taste “some of the most prestigious single malt, premium Scotch whiskies and other unique whiskies from around the world” with culinary pairings at The Whisky Extravaganza at The Rainier Club for age 21+. Dress code.

Seattle haunted house

November 1 - 2, 2019
4 miles south
Georgetown Morgue is located at 5000 E. Marginal Way S. in the Georgetown area and is recommended for age 12+. Younger kids can visit with the lights on (Oct. 12 from 1 to 4 p.m.).

Haunted golf course

November 1 - 2, 2019
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, recommended for age 13+. Younger kids are $10 each with the lights on (Oct. 26, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.). See schedule.

Halloween at Wild Waves

November 1 - 2, 2019
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.). Children must be with an adult for entry after 7 p.m.

Snohomish haunted farm

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

Tacoma haunted house

November 1 - 2, 2019
33 miles south
Fright House Station [website has sound] is located near the Tacoma Dome. Recommended for age 12+. Less scary option for an additional $3. See schedule.

Odd Japanese dance

November 1 - 3, 2019
multiple locations
Seattle Butoh Festival features dancers who paint themselves white and move their bodies in strange ways that range from playful to grotesque.

Earshot Jazz Festival

November 1 - 6, 2019
Seattle locations
The Earshot Jazz Festival features more than 50 concerts by local and worldwide jazz greats.

Women’s show

November 2, 2019
0.5 miles SE
Seattle Women’s Show has 70 marketplace vendors, a bar with wine and champagne, and food for sale at Women’s University Club for age 21+.

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+.

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
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.

German film festival

November 4 - 5, 2019
1 mile east
Kinofest showcases feature films, documentaries, and short films made in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland at Northwest Film Forum. All films are shown in German with English subtitles.

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 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 p.m.) - Seattle Eats Festival features unlimited chef-made food, beverages, and cooking demonstrations at Bell Harbor & Pier 66 for $106.

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 120 artists displaying jewelry, clothing, paintings, glass art, and sculptures plus food trucks at Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park. Children age 12 and younger are free. No pets. Repeats in May.

Ghost Conference

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

Cuban party

November 9, 2019 (8 p.m.)
1 mile south
Havana Nights is “an evening of cocktails, dancing, raffle prizes, and great music with fellow globally-minded young professionals” at The 101 for age 21+.

Small publisher festival

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

Native dinner + art + show

November 9, 2019 (4 to 9 p.m.)
6.8 miles NW
A $20 to $50 ticket to Blue Jay Brings Back the Moon includes “a delicious organic and locally sourced dinner featuring traditional indigenous foods of the Americas,” stories and presentations, an art marketplace, and a kids’ lounge at Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center.

Kenmore bar crawl

November 9, 2019 (1 to 5 p.m.)
12.4 miles NE
A ticket to Family Jewels Kenmore Ball Crawl gets you a tasting tray of beers at three Kenmore breweries and supports cancer charity. Bring age 21+ ID.

Toilet day

November 9, 2019 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
22.4 miles NE
Yes, it’s real. Celebrate World Toilet Day with “fun activities for all ages including art projects, science experiments, and tours of the wastewater treatment plant” at Brightwater Environmental Education and Community Center in Woodinville. 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.

Puyallup beer festival

November 9, 2019 (12 to 6 p.m.)
36.4 miles south
Taste winter beers from 30 breweries, with food for sale at South Sound Winter Beer Festival at Washington State Fair Events Center for age 21+.

Chocolate festival

November 9 - 10, 2019
3 miles NW
Taste chocolate, attend workshops, and shop from 160 exhibitors at the Northwest Chocolate Festival at Smith Cove Cruise Terminal.

Used snow gear

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

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.

Cajun dance party

November 10, 2019 (12:30 to 8:30 p.m.)
6 miles north
A $15 ticket to Louisianathon gets you eight live bands playing Cajun-Zydeco at the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Lake City for all ages. Tickets.

Hawaiian music festival

November 10, 2019 (1 to 6 p.m.)
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. Doors open at noon.

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.

Outdoor adventure stories

November 13, 2019 (6 to 8 p.m.)
0.2 miles south
Mappy Hour “is a gathering of young professional outdoor enthusiasts around maps, beverages, and adventure stories” at The North Face on Pike Street. Pete Athans talks about cilmbing in the Himalayas and shares ideas for hiking and adventure in the Pacific Northwest. Free.

Auto show

November 14 - 17, 2019
1.5 miles south
See 500 of the latest cars and trucks, plus rare classics 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) for all ages 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. Some films are followed by question-and-answer sessions.

Silent film festival

November 15 - 17, 2019
9.8 miles west via ferry
Catch a ferry boat and then walk a few blocks to the Frank Buxton Silent Film Festival at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.

Phinney beer tasting

November 16, 2019 (7 p.m., VIP 6:15 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.

Thanksgiving scavenger hunt

November 16, 2019 (10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)
6.5 miles SW
Cranksgiving is a scavenger hunt on your bicycle for Thanksgiving food that you donate to a food bank, with prizes and an after party. Bring cash, a bag/pack, and a bike lock to West Seattle Food Bank.

African charity party

November 16, 2019 (6 p.m.)
16 miles NE
A $106 ticket to Songea’s Kids Soiree includes appetizers, wine, dinner, and a silent auction to support kids in Tanzania at Seattle Marriott Redmond.

Distillery tasting

November 16, 2019 (3 to 7 p.m.)
34 miles south
Sample spirits, meet the makers, and drink cocktails at Tacoma Distillery Festival, which has food and bottles for sale at Tacoma Armory for age 21+.

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.

Gem show

November 16 - 17, 2019
12 miles north
Find crystals, minerals, gems, fossils, healers, music, crafts, live painting, and art at the Crystallography Gem + Mineral Market at Shoreline Community College. Children younger than age 12 are free.

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 around Green Lake, with post-race beer and mimosa garden plus mashed-potato-eating contest.

Beer at Museum of Flight

Buy tickets on November 20, 2019
9 miles south
Tickets go on sale Nov. 20 (2 p.m.) and sell out fast. The actual event is Feb. 22, 2020 (7 to 10 p.m.). Enjoy the Northwest’s best craft brews, catered food, live music, and airplanes on display at $100 Hops & Props in the Museum of Flight for age 21+.

Racy movies

November 20 - 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. Also visits Olympia (Nov. 23) and Portland, OR (Nov. 8 to 23). This event is for age 21+, except Olympia is age 18+.

Comedy competition

November 20 - Dec. 1, 2019
multiple locations
Comedians do their best acts for prizes at the Seattle International Comedy Competition, which holds events in many Western Washington cities.

Godmother of rock & roll

November 20 - Dec. 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.

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Reindeer & model train

November 20 - Dec. 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.

Musical comedy

November 20 - Dec. 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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Films from Turkey

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

Dinner cirque show

November 21 - 24, 2019
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 dinner at Marymoor Park in Redmond. Vegan options are available.

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French wine festival

November 22, 2019 (7 p.m., VIP 6 p.m.)
0.7 miles south
Enjoy French food, music, a silent auction, and wine at Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Festival, with 75th-floor views at Columbia Tower Club for age 21+.

Adult science night

November 22, 2019 (6 to 9 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+. This month’s event features science improv.

Kirkland wine tasting

November 22, 2019 (6 p.m., VIP 5 p.m.)
11 miles NE
Drink local wine in shops during Kirkland Wine Walk, which begins at the Heathman Hotel for age 21+. This event is held on multiple months.

Ideas conference

November 23, 2019
1.2 miles NW
Hear 11 interesting people deliver 18-minute speeches about a variety of subjects during TEDxSeattle at McCaw Hall. Students get discounts on rear seats.

Food fair

November 23, 2019
7.3 miles NE
Shop from “100+ local crafty food and beverage vendors” 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, musicians, dancers, a beverage garden, and access to the museum. Kids 13 and younger are free.

Brunch cruise

November 23 & 30, 2019 (boarding 10:30 a.m.)
9.8 miles NE
Enjoy a brunch buffet with a glass of champagne or sparkling cider and see two hours of views from your private table during a Weekend Brunch Cruise on Lake Washington & Lake Union, departing from north Lake Union.

Discount tickets

Christmas tree festival

November 23 - Dec. 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).

Gingerbread art

November 23, 2019 - Jan. 1, 2020
0.2 miles SE
See elaborate displays made mostly of food at the Gingerbread Village at Sheraton Seattle Hotel. Expect lines at times. Open until 9 p.m., except 11 p.m. on Fridays & Saturdays. Free.

Brunch cabaret

November 24, 2019 (2:30 p.m.)
0.3 miles SW
The Brunch Show is a one-hour show with upbeat dance numbers, plenty of glitz, and high kicks at small Can Can Theater in Pike Place Market for all ages. Food and drinks are optional and not included.

Discount tickets

Thanksgiving dinner

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

Holiday parade

November 29, 2019 (9 to 10 a.m.)
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, follows 5th Avenue to University, then turns right and follows 4th Avenue to Pine, where Santa leaves his sleigh and goes into Macy’s. Free.

University District concert

November 29, 2019 (8 p.m.)
4.1 miles NE
Dozens of Seattle musicians play songs from the best rock & roll movie ever made at Seattle’s Tribute to The Last Waltz for all ages at the Neptune Theatre.

Nerdy holiday market

November 29 - 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 on Saturday & Sunday if you register online.

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 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 (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.

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.

Discount tickets

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 professional entertainment during Winterfest at the Seattle Center. See schedule. No events on Dec. 25. Free.

Indoor Christmas lights

November 29, 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

Christmas lights - Seattle zoo

November 29, 2019 - Jan. 4, 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

November 29, 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.

Christmas show in Tacoma

November 30, 2019 (7:30 p.m.)
0.3 miles NE
Cirque Dreams Holidaze features flying reindeer, jumping gingerbread men, rousing music, amazing costumes, and Santa at Pantages Theater.

Pike Place holiday

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

Affordable art show

November 30, 2019 (2 to 8 p.m.)
4.8 miles south
Art Under $100 features dozens of artists, free crafts, and food trucks at Seattle Design Center. Free unless you pay to go an hour early.

Tacoma tree lighting

November 30, 2019 (6:15 p.m.)
34 miles south
Holiday Tree Lighting is a Tacoma tradition at Broadway & 9th Street. 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.

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