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 during Kids Day. Closed every Mon. & Tues., some Wed. & Thurs.
The Port Gamble Ghost Conference features paranormal investigations, guest speakers, classes, and ghost tours in the historic town of Port Gamble, beginning at Hood Canal Vista Pavilion, 4740 View Drive NE. Pre-register.
The Veterans Day Parade & Observance includes veterans’ units, military vehicles, motorcycles, 25 marching bands, and floats moving along E Main St. (from E St. to A St.). See related events on their web page. Free.
With 50+ bands, Freakout Festival “offers gritty guitars, hypnotic light shows, and tasty libations” to enjoy at eight venues. Three of the venues accept all ages, including the main stage at Salmon Bay Eagles, 5216 20th Ave. NW in Seattle.
WildLanterns features “large-scale animal and nature scape lanterns representing wild places from around the globe” including bugs, dinosaurs, tigers, peacocks, and dragons, with snacks for sale at Woodland Park Zoo. Hours are 4 to 8:30 p.m. Closed Nov. 15, 22, 25, 29; Dec. 6, 13, 24, 25; Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24. Free parking.
Buy a ticket, and then decipher clues and hunt alone or in a team for a treasure hidden “in a public place” to win a prize and support charity during The Treasure Pursuit, for age 18+. The hiding space is typically within 10 miles of downtown Seattle.
Taste “some of the most prestigious single malt, premium Scotch whiskies and other unique whiskies from around the world” with culinary pairings at Whiskies of the World at The Rainier Club for age 21+. Dress code.
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.
A new girl in town takes on the cruel elite at a suburban Illinois high school in Mean Girls, which “delivers with immense energy, a wicked sense of humor, and joyful inside-jokery” [NY Magazine] at The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St. in Seattle. Recommended age 10+.
Enjoy furry costumes, art vendors, games, panel discussions, and a masquerade dance at Anthro Northwest at Hyatt Regency Seattle, 808 Howell St. in Seattle. See minors policy if younger than age 18. COVID vaccination is required.
View 20 designer trees in the lobby and driveway of the Fairmont Olympic Hotel during the annual Festival of Trees Display. It is unclear if the teddy bear suite will be open for viewing in 2021. Free.
Dances in the Sky promises “awe-inspiring aerial performances and a world-class flying trapeze act” with a chamber orchestra and a bar available at Emerald City Trapeze Arts, 2702 6th Ave. S in Seattle. [Requires proof of vaccination, mask, and age 21+ ID.]
Based on an epic poem from the Philippines, We’ve Battled Monsters Before is “a sweet and intimate actor-musician musical adventure” about a family of secret warriors who protect Seattle from monsters and demons at ArtsWest, 4711 California Ave. SW in Seattle. Video (3 minutes).
Ride on the main ship with the choir, or on a “follow boat” for adults, or listen from shore (unless the shore event is marked P for private) during the Christmas Ship Festival with many departure points. Held Fri., Sat., Sun., and Dec. 22 & 23.
Watch laser lights slice through billowing fog as you hear electrified takes on holiday classics at Christmas Eve and Other Stories, featuring the driving, thundering beats of guitars and electric violins by Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Climate Pledge Arena, 334 1st Ave. N in Seattle. Video (30 seconds).
GeekCraft Expo Seattle Holiday Market promises “gifts for the geeks on your holiday shopping list” handmade by 80 vendors in Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park. Free on Saturday & Sunday if you register online.
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.
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. Starts at the south end of the lake near Green Lake Small Craft Center, 5900 West Green Lake Way N in Seattle.
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.