Thermometers are dropping but Seattle is hopping with holiday events this weekend


Consider these the creme de la creme of holiday festivities in Seattle. Between craft markets, holiday improv shows, and traditional holiday dinners, chance is you’ll find something you like. 

URBAN CRAFT UPRISING

Where: Seattle Center
When: December 6th-7th
Cost: Free
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Seattle’s largest indie craft show convenes this weekend at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. This awesome event features artists, makers, and designers from all around. Avoid the big box stores during your holiday shopping and browse hundreds of vendors who make what they love and love what they make. 

WINTERFEST AT SEATTLE CENTER

Where: Seattle Center
When: Every day until December 31st
Free admission to most events
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Events at Winterfest 2014 run the gamut of holiday entertainmentfrom Mexican folkloric dancing, circus and acrobatic arts, to traditional Croatian dancing. And if you’re dressed warmly enough, don’t miss a twirl around the ice rink and a tour of the ice sculpturesthe most appropriate form of artistic expression during winter!

WILDLIGHTS

Where: Woodland Park Zoo
When: Every day until January 4th, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Cost: Ticket prices vary
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Experience the delights of Woodland Park Zoo like never before! Explore the wildest corners of the zoo as they’re lit up by thousands of LED lights. 

SWEDISH HOLIDAY DINNER

Where: Queen Anne
When: December 5th, 6pm-8pm
Cost: $20-$50
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Join in a traditional Swedish style holiday dinner! Julbord literally means ‘Christmas table’ and you won’t want to miss it! RSVP only, and tickets go fast.

CHRISTMASTOWN: A HOLIDAY NOIR

Where: Greenlake
When: December 5th-7th, Showtimes vary
Cost: $5-$32
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A different take on a holiday story, performed at the historic Bathhouse Theater on the banks of Green Lake. 

A(N IMPROVISED) CHRISTMAS CAROL

Where: Pikes Place Market
When: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30pm-10pm
Cost: $15
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We all know the story of Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Christmas Carol”. Or do we? This is YOUR version of the well-known holiday story. 

BARTER FAIR AND HOLIDAY PARTY

Where: Ballard
When: December 7th, 5pm-8pm
Cost: Free
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What could you make for the barter fair and holiday party? Do you make jam? chocolates? pies? cheese? beer? Do you make jewelry? do you knit? Does your pig find truffles in the forest? Can you walk a neighbor’s dog? House sit? Baby sit? would you teach fiddling? or cooking? Any of these and other things and services like it would be great to trade at the Barter Fair!


Not enough? Check out the full list of this weekend’s activities on HurryOut

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