It’s time to get into the holiday swing of things because Seattle is teeming with events this weekend. From markets to food pop-ups and a whole lot more, you certainly won’t be bored. Here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this weekend.

King Street Makers Market

This is the ninth annual market taking place at the Seattle Art Source gallery. It’s on the smaller side but full of beautifully crafted items from local makers. You’ll find home goods, self-care products, stationery, and much more.

When: December 10th-12th
Where: 5531 Airport Way S, Seattle, WA
Cost: Free admission

2021 Valley Made Holiday Market

This market of local makers is happening at the Vinery at Christianson’s Nursery. The market on the 10th is 21+ while the events on December 11th & 12th are free for all ages. Get your holiday shopping done and support a wonderful selection of makers.

When: December 10th-12th
Where: 15806 Best RoadMount Vernon, WA
Cost: December 10th $20, 11th & 12th free

POP2k: Playing 2000s pop dance hits

Looking for an excuse to dance this month? Look no further than a wildly fun 2000s pop dance hits party at the new and improved Crocodile! You’ll be able to dance to the tunes of artists like Lady Gaga, Backstreet Boys, Katy Perry, Usher, and more.

When: December 11th
Where: 2505 First Ave
Cost: $5

SantaCon Seattle

On December 11th and 18th, you’re invited to paint the town red and white. You can expect live entertainment all day, free admission to 15+ venues, drink specials, a costume contest, professional photographers, and more! Best of all, you can hop in on the fun pretty much anytime between noon and midnight to pick up your wristband.

When: December 11th
Where: Locations TBA
Cost: $5-$20

Renegade Craft Fair

You’ll be able to shop from over 100 vendors at this massive holiday craft fair happening inside Hangar 30. Expect original art, self-care products, jewelry, home goods, and more. You’ll also be able to find food and drinks here if you’re feeling peckish while shopping.

When: December 11th & 12th
Where: Magnuson Park, Hangar 30
Cost: Free admission

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Maker Magic

Check out this pop-up holiday gift market that’s taking place in the heart of Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. You’ll be able to find ceramics, clothing, candles, food, and much more. Expect to see businesses, local makers and more spread out over 10,000 sqft and 2 levels.

When: December 12th
Where: 115 Bell Street, Seattle, WA
Cost: Free admission

Crossing Boundaries: Portraits of a Transgender West

It’s Pride Month and a brand new and amazing exhibition is opening at The Washington State History Museum. This new exhibition “highlights historical narratives of transgender people in the West”. You’ll hear stories from the 1860s until the 1940s. These stories tell the history of individuals who defied gender norms and communicate the show’s themes of visibility, identity, acceptance, and history.

When: Until December 12th
Where: 1911 Pacific Avenue
Cost: $14

La Dive Pop-Up Series

Looking for a fun and tasty food pop-up? Check out what La Dive has to offer this month. You can enjoy a culinary pop-up from Ben’s Breads and Mamnoon. Don’t miss out on this one if you consider yourself a foodie!

When: December 5th & 12th
Where:  721 E Pike St
Cost: Varies

Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker

Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker is a great performance to add to your list of holiday events. Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann have been producing this show in Seattle for 14 years making it a beloved classic in its own right. The show is refined and stunning, with professional dancers performing Verlaine’s choreography.

When: Until December 29th
Where: 216 Union Street
Cost: $50-$90

Go to the Nutcracker Ballet

PNB’s Nutcracker is one that you probably know well. It follows the story of a young girl as she adventures into a Christmas wonderland with her newfound friend, the nutcracker. Together they battle the evil mouse king and bring joy to all the fantastical characters they meet along the way. With PNB’s talented dancers, detailed costumes, and choreography it’s a must-watch and perfect romantic date.

When: Until December 28th
Where: 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA
Cost: $27+ per person

Have a great weekend folks, we’ll catch you back here next week.