Seattle Events Calendar - December 2016

Seattle Christmas Events
••• Kristin Kendle

December is a magical month in Seattle (if not a little on the rainy side most years)—Seattle Center is decked out in Christmas lights, and the events calendar is filled with holiday lights displays, special events and holiday festivals. There are still major headliners that come through, too, making this an amazing month to get out and enjoy the city’s entertainment scene.

To see top annual festivals and links to all the monthly events calendars: Seattle | Tacoma

If you’re traveling this holiday season, also be sure to read up on Seatac Airport, including parking near the airport if you don’t have a ride and don’t want to take public transportation, shuttles and towncars from the airport, and even things to do there.

To see top festivals and links to all the monthly events calendars: Seattle | Tacoma

Things to do that take place all month long:

Christmas Lights Displays
Christmas Ship Festival
Ice Skating Rinks
Bellevue’s Snowflake Lane
Tacoma’s Christmas Tree Lighting
Ivar’s Clam Lights

Events in December 2016

Seahawks Games at CenturyLink Field
December 4: Seahawks vs. Panthers
December 15: Seahawks vs. Rams
December 24: Seahawks vs. Cardinals

Welcome to Wonderland
When: September 29-February 26
Where: Teatro Zinzanni
How much: $99 and up

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
When: October 13-December 11
Where: Seattle Children's Theater
How much: $40 child/$45 adult

The Can Can
When: November 13-January 31
Where: Can Can Kitchen, Cabaret and Cocktails
How much: GA $45/preferred seating $75/$95 VIP

Gingerbread Village
When: November 22-January 1
Where: Sheraton Seattle lobby
How much: Free

Disney's The Little Mermaid
When: November 23-December 31
Where: 5th Avenue Theater
How much: $36+

Snowflake Lane
When: November 25-December 21
Where: The Bellevue Collection
How much: Free

Christmas Ship Festival
When: November 25-December 23
Where: Ports throughout the Seattle-Tacoma area
How much: $25 youth/$35 senior/$39 adult

A Christmas Carol
When: November 25 – December 28
Where: ACT Theatre
How much: $60-$90

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker
When: November 25-December 28
Where: McCaw Hall
How much: $22-$136

A Christmas Carol
When: November 25-December 28
Where: ACT Theater
How much: $60-$80

Winterfest Ice Rink
When: November 25-January 2
Where: Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion
How much: $8 for adults, $6 for kids 6-12, $2 kids 5 and younger

Santa Train
When: November 26-27, December 3-4, December 10-11, December 16-17
Where: Leaves from North Bend
How much: $24

Willy Wonka in Smell-o-Vision
When: November 26-January 3
Where: SIFF Film Center
How much: $14 senior and youth/$10 members/$15 regular

Winterfest
When: November 27-December 31, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily
Where: Seattle Center
How much: Free

Brothers Osbourne
When: December 1, 8 p.m.
Where: Neptune Theater
How much: $20 advance/$23.50 day of

Stellaluna
When: December 1-January 15
Where: Seattle Children's Theater
How much: $22-$40

Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition
When: December 2, 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: Westlake Center
How much: $65-$75 to register, depending on when you register.

Funds raised go to the Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank.

A John Waters Christmas
When: December 2, 8 p.m.
Where: Neptune Theater
How much: $38 general/$100 VIP

Kamasi Washington
When: December 2, 8 p.m.
Where: Moore Theater
How much: $34

Winter Beer Fest
When: December 2-3
Where: Warren G. Magnuson Park
How much: $30 advance/$35 day of

The Nutcracker
When: December 2-4
Where: Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center
How much: $15-$25

Redmond Lights
When: December 3
Where: Redmond City Hall and Redmond Town Center
How much: Free

Ugly Sweater Run
When: December 3, 11 a.m.
Where: Marymoor Park
How much: $35

Tommy Emmanuel
When: December 3, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Moore Theater
How much: $32.50-$47 advance/$38-$52.50 day of

Bridget Everett
When: December 3, 8 p.m.
Where: Neptune Theater
How much: $23.50

Yoga Holiday Party
When: December 3, 8 p.m.
Where: Om Culture in Wallingford
How much: $39.99

Urban Craft Uprising
When: December 3-4
Where: Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
How much: Free

Winter Festival & Crafts Fair
When: December 3-4
Where: Phinney Center
How much: $2 PNA members/$4 public

Leap of Faith in Concert
When: December 4, 2 p.m.
Where: Benaroya Hall
How much: $20-$49

Holiday Concert
When: December 4, 2 p.m.
Where: St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Federal Way
How much: $33 adults/seniors $29/students $15/youth 18 and under free - all prices go up at the door

Celtic Yuletide Concert
When and where:

  • December 4, 3:30 p.m. - Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center
  • December 6, 7 p.m. - The Theater at Meydenbauer, Bellevue
  • December 9, 7:30 p.m. - Urban Grace Church, Tacoma
  • December 10, 7:30 p.m. - Town Hall, Seattle

Silver & Soul
When: December 4-22
Where: Benaroya Hall
How much: $49-$84

Chris Mitchell presents Let It Snow
When: December 5, 8 p.m.
Where: Benaroya Hall
How much: $30-$45

Deck the Hall Ball
When: December 6, 3 p.m.
Where: KeyArena
How much: $40-$95 general/$165-$220 VIP

Puff Puff Pass Tour Part 2: Snoop Dogg
When: December 8, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Paramount Theater
How much: $65.50

Ham for the Holidays: Jurassic Pork
When: December 8-24
Where: ACT Theater
How much: $25-$35

Live Wire! with Luke Burbank
When: December 9, 8 p.m.
Where: Neptune Theater
How much: $18.50 advance/$23.50 day of/$33.50 first five rows

Classic Radio Christmas Carol
When: December 9, 8 p.m.
Where: Town Hall
How much: $5-$15

A Christmas Carol, The Musical
When: December 9-11
Where: Moore Theater
How much: $15-$27.50

A Christmas Carol, The Musical
When: December 9-11
Where: Moore Theater
How much: $15-$27.50

Holiday Pops
When: December 9-11
Where: Benaroya Hall
How much: $60-$96

CookieFest
When: December 10, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Seattle Center Armory
How much: Free

Dickens Festival
When: December 10, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: Tacoma's Stadium District
How much: Free

Kidz Bop Kids
When: December 10, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Where: Neptune Theater
How much: $23.50 advance/$28.50 day of/$48.50 VIP

Greenlake Pathway of Lights
When: December 10, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Greenlake
How much: Free

Louis C.K.
When: December 10, 8 p.m.
Where: Paramount Theater
How much: $25-$61

Seattle Sampling
When: December 10-11
Where: A self-guided tour at artist studios around Seattle
How much: Free

Jingle Bell Run
When: December 11
Where: Westlake Center
How much: $15-$40

A Charlie Brown Christmas
When: December 11
Where: Cornish Playhouse, Seattle Center
How much: $15-$36

Stevie Nicks
When: December 11, 7 p.m.
Where: KeyArena
How much: $35-$145

Reindeer Festival
When: November 12-December 24
Where: Swansons Nursery
How much: Free

Winter Feast
When: December 13
Where: Fremont Sunday Market
How much: Cost of food

Chris Tomlin
When: December 13, 6:30 p.m.
Where: McCaw Hall
How much: $35-$75

The Irish Tenors' Holiday Concert
When: December 13, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Benaroya Hall
How much: $55-$152

Hedwig and The Angry Inch
When: December 13-18
Where: Paramount Theater
How much: $35+

Robert Glasper Experiment
When: December 14, 8 p.m.
Where: Neptune Theater
How much: $26.50 advance/$30 day of

An Appalachian Christmas
When: December 15, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Meany Hall, University of Washington
How much: $50-$55

Tig Notaro
When: December 15, 8 p.m.
Where: Moore Theater
How much: $32.50

Iliza
When: December 16, 8 p.m.
Where: Neptune Theater
How much: $28.50

The Coats Annual Holiday Concert
When: December 16-18
Where: Benaroya Hall
How much: $39.50

Handel Messiah
When: December 16-18
Where: Benaroya Hall
How much: $26-$89

Sacred Music by Duke Ellington
When: December 17, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Town Hall
How much: $14-$40

Ebi
When: December 17, 8 p.m.
Where: Moore Theater
How much: $50-$200

Native Art Mart
Where: December 17-18
Where: Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, Discovery Park
How much: Free

Ensign Symphony & Chorus Presents - A Joyeux Noel
When: December 19-20
Where: Benaroya Hall
How much: $18-$38

Festival of Trees
When: November 19-30
Where: Fairmont Olympic Hotel
How much: Free entry, trees can be purchased to benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital

Dancing with the Stars Live!
When: December 21, 8 p.m.
Where: Paramount Theater
How much: $49.50-$89.50

White Christmas Sing Along
When: December 21-24
Where: SIFF Film Center
How much: $7 SIFF members/$12 GA/$11 seniors

Manatee Commune on Ice!
When: December 23, 9 p.m.
Where: Neptune Theater
How much: $13.50 advance/$15.50 day of

The Brian Setzer Orchestra's 13th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour
When: December 26, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Paramount Theater
How much: $41-$96

Straight No Chaser
When: December 27, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Paramount Theater
How much: $32.75-$61.75

Trans-Siberian Orchestra
When: December 31
Where: KeyArena
How much: $41-$73

Beats Antique
When: December 31, 9 p.m.
Where: Showbox SoDo
How much: $40-$50

Hell's Belles
When: December 31, 9 p.m.
Where: Showbox
How much: $25 advance/$30 day of

New Year’s Eve - December 31

If you’re going out for New Year’s Eve, you’ll have your choice of parties, family events and more. Here’s a listing of local events and parties.