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

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Seattle events November 2024

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Day of the Dead

November 1 - 2, 2024

Seattle & Tacoma

Honor the dearly departed during the Latin American celebration “Día de los Muertos.” These events may include elaborate altars, costumes, food, and entertainment.

Haunted golf course

November 1 - 2, 2024

Mountlake Terrace (14 miles N)

Nile Nightmares is an outdoor walk plus indoor mazes at Nile Shrine Gold Center, 6601 244th St. SW in Mountlake Terrace. It has a food court and a beer garden, and is open Fri., Sat., Sun., plus Halloween. Recommended for age 12+ except less scary for kids on one special day. Escape room games cost extra.

Veterans Day parade (north)

November 11, 2024

Mill Creek (21 miles N)

Veterans Day Commemorative Ceremony begins at 9 a.m. with a raising of the colors and a presentation in Library Park. Veterans Day Parade featuring “military and high school bands, color guards, vintage & military vehicles, and community organizations” begins at 11 a.m. near L.A. Fitness in Mill Creek Town Center, 15310 Main St. in Mill Creek. FREE

Thanksgiving run/walk

November 23 & 28, 2024

multiple locations

Christmas tree lighting

November 29 - Dec. 7, 2024

multiple locations

Watch a tree-lighting ceremony, usually with music. FREE

Bavarian Christmas

November 29 - Dec. 24, 2024

Leavenworth (117 miles E)

Lights twinkle on snow at Village of Lights, with food vendors on Front St. (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.), live music in the gazebo (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.), roaming Christmas characters (12 to 4 p.m.), kids’ activities & cocoa in Festhalle (12 to 6 p.m. Sat., 12 to 4 p.m. Sun.), and Santa at the gazebo (noon) in Front Street Park, 820 Front St. in Leavenworth.

Rock music festival

November 2024 (undated)

Ballard (5 miles NW)

With 120 performances, Freakout Festival “offers gritty guitars, hypnotic light shows, and tasty libations” at seven venues in Ballard. Two venues are free for all ages; the rest require tickets and age 21+ ID. The smaller Freakout Weekender happens each spring.

European Christmas market

November 2024 (undated)

Lower Queen Anne (0.8 miles NW)

Based on German tradition, European Christmas Village “combines colorful décor, gifts from 60 artisans, enticing food & drink (including beer & mulled wine), and family entertainment.” Located in Fisher Pavilion and on the lawn at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St. in Seattle. Children age 6 and younger are free. Video: 2 minutes.

Lights at Seattle zoo

November 2024 (undated)

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.

Scandinavian Christmas

November 2024 (undated)

Ballard (5.5 miles NW)

Julefest is a popular outdoor Christmas event with Nordic food, craft booths, kids’ activities, musicians, and a beverage garden, plus access to the National Nordic Museum, 2655 NW Market St. in Seattle. Free for children younger than age 12. Expect scarce parking.

Holiday concert in Tacoma

November 2024 (undated)

Tacoma (35 miles S)

Joy to the World features the Tacoma Concert Band playing “​family friendly holiday music to kick off the holiday season” with a visit from Santa at Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway in Tacoma. Get free tickets for children age 18 and younger at the box office. The Christmas tree lighting begins outside at 5 p.m.

Foodie soiree

November 2024 (undated)

Puyallup (35 miles S)

Wear cocktail attire to Forks and Corks, which features welcome champagne, passed hors d’oeuvres, a sit-down multi-course meal with curated wine pairings, a chance to meet the winemakers, live music, and dancing in the events room at Farm 12 Restaurant, 3303 8th Ave. SE B in Puyallup for age 21+.

Tasting in Gig Harbor

November 2024 (undated)

Gig Harbor (42 miles SW)

“Enjoy an evening of mouthwatering sweet and savory creations prepared by local culinary talent and select curated libations” at Indulge. The includes a signature welcome drink, 5 beverage tasting tokens (wine, cider, beer, coffee), open tasting all evening, live music, games, and an auction to benefit seniors at Gig Harbor Vintage Aero Museum, 1108 26th Ave. NW in Gig Harbor.
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