Welcome to Thanksgiving week folks! Whether you’re celebrating or looking to have some fun this week, we have a few ideas for you. From opportunities to eat, art exhibitions and holiday markets, there’s plenty to do. Here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this week.

Grab a bowl of pasta

Sometimes we’re all in the mood for a bowl of pasta. While relatively easy to make at home, nothing beats a perfectly cooked and crafted bowl from one of Seattle’s amazing Italian restaurants. Don’t worry about scouring Google reviews because we made a list for you.

Where: Click above to see our picks

The Alice – An Immersive Cocktail Experience

Guests will be able to create their own liquid concoctions under the watchful eye of The Mad Hatter. They’ll also get to dive into Wonderland with a game of flamingo croquet, paint the roses red, and devour ‘Eat Me’ cake. Don’t forget to solve riddles and challenges so that you can unlock all the ingredients to create your own enchanted teapot cocktails.

When: November 24th-December 30th
Where: 1356 E Olive Way
Cost: $40 per person

Go ice skating

Now that the holidays are almost here you’re probably looking for ways to get in the holiday spirit. In our books, ice skating is a great way to do just that and luckily for you, there are several places to enjoy ice skating. From open skate to lessons we’ve compiled our fave spots for you.

Where: Click above to see our picks

Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop

If you’ve ever wanted to see behind-the-scenes images of your favorite hip-hop artists, this exhibit is for you. MoPOP’s newest exhibit, Contact High allows visitors to see over 170 images of hip hop’s most influential artists like Missy Elliott, Jay-Z, Queen Latifah, Tupac, and more. See four decades of photography, from the late 70s to today, documenting a revolution across different aspects of life.

When: Tuesday-Thursday 10 am–5 pm
Where: 325 Fifth Ave N
Cost: $30 – $32.50

2021 Holly Jolly Holiday Market

If you’re looking to get out of the city a bit, a trip to Thomas Family Farm is in order. Their second annual holiday market will feature over 125 vendors, food trucks, and more. Get your holiday shopping on and have a visit with Santa on the 27th.

When: November 26th-27th
Where: 9010 Marsh Road, Snohomish, WA
Cost: Free admission

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Winterfest 2021 at Seattle Center

One of Seattle’s OG and most classic celebrations of the holiday season is back this year. Winterfest at Seattle Center kicks off on November 26th and is happening both virtually and also in-person. It’s your chance to watch performances, see ice sculptures, winter trains, and much more.

When: November 26th-December 31st
Where: 305 Harrison Street/Virtual
Cost: Free

The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection

This art collection celebrates the achievements and contributions of Black Americans from 1595 to the present. You can see masterful paintings, sculptures, photographs, rare books, letters, manuscripts, and more that offer a well-rounded look at the African American experience.

When: Until November 28th
Where: 1701 Pacific Ave Tacoma, Washington
Cost: $18

Seattle International Comedy Competition

You’ll get to watch as 33 comedians from around the globe compete to be the funniest person in the room. You’ll also get to experience some other and maybe new-to-you venues from Tacoma to Bellingham and everywhere in between. The Seattle International Comedy Competition is a big deal in the comedy world and it’s a great way to see some of the best comics working today.

When: Until November 28th
Where: Multiple venues around Seattle and Washington
Cost: $20 per show

2021 Virtual Northwest Art Alliance Holiday Market

If you’re looking for gifts for family and friends then you should check out the NWAA Holiday Market. You can shop comfortably from home through an online marketplace. Expect to find unique items from 65 talented artists. Plus delivery and pick-up options are available.

When: Until December 5th
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Sam Gallery Presents: Escape

This new exhibition feature photographs by John Armstrong, Mel Curtis, and Dan Hawkins. These local photographers find their escape in urban and natural settings creating a chance for you to see the world in a new way.

When: Until December 5th
Where: 1300 1st Ave
Cost: $19.99

Ready to have a great week? Bundle up, get out there and treat yourself to a great week. We’ll catch you back here next week folks!