Welcome to December, folks! This month is starting with tons of festive holiday events and opportunities to get in the holiday spirit. So here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this weekend.

Living Artists Collective Holiday Market

This super cool market is happening at Ada’s Technical Books. You’ll be able to find original artwork, stickers, art prints, tarot decks, greeting cards, and other fun objects by member artists of the Living Artists Collective. Shop, sip a delicious drink and get a Tarot card reading.

When: December 4th
Where: 425 15th Ave E
Cost: Free admission

Rain or Shine Holiday Market

This market is happening down south in Tacoma but is well worth checking out. It’s hosted by POC with an emphasis on featuring BIPOC makers. You’ll find 19 vendors in both indoor and outdoor locations as well as coffee and music.

When: December 4th
Where: 3502 McKinley Ave Suite A, Tacoma, WA
Cost: Free admission

Queen City Holiday Market

If you’re looking to support women-owned businesses, this holiday market is for you. You’ll be able to shop from local women-owned businesses. Not many details have been released on this market yet but we’ll expect more to come soon.

When: December 4th
Where: 1437 South Jackson St, Seattle, WA
Cost: Free admission

Urban Craft Uprising

This fair or market is seriously massive. We’re talking over 150 vendors selling wares like clothing, jewelry, housewares, furniture, and much more. You’re pretty much guaranteed to find a gift for a friend and probably something for yourself too.

When: December 4th & 5th
Where: 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA
Cost: Free admission

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
Where:  721 E Pike St
Cost: Varies

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Thundercat’s upcoming show celebrates his newest album It Is What It Is which was released in 2020. The album features collaborations with artists like Ty Dolla $ign, Childish Gambino, Lil B, Kamasi Washington, Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington, BADBADNOTGOOD, Louis Cole, and Zack Fox.

When: December 4th
Where: 911 Pine Street
Cost: $30.75+

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

See what’s new on Netflix

A new month means new Netflix additions. Ready to watch an old fave or a new release? Netflix has you covered on both fronts. So plan ahead, see what’s coming and get ready for a great month of streaming.

Where: Click above to see the new additions

SIN at Kremwerk

Each first Saturday Kremwerk puts on SIN, a fetish, EBM, and industrial night. You can expect fetish performances, drinks, and dancing. Additionally, you can see features by Seattle Shibari and professional photography by Jason Renek. If you’re looking for something new, this might just be worth checking out.

When: First Saturday of each month
Where: 1809 Minor Ave #10
Cost: $15

Studio Ghibli Fest

Join GKIDS and Fathom Events for the annual Studio Ghibli Fest to experience the wonder of some of the world’s most beloved animated films. You’ll be able to watch Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, Castle in the Sky, and My Neighbor Totoro. Don’t miss out!

When: Until December 9th
Where: Participating theaters around Seattle
Cost: $13.13

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

It’s a hot start to one of the coldest months. So bundle up, get out there and have some holiday fun in Seattle this weekend. We’ll catch you back here next week.