We’re officially halfway through the month and if holiday panic hasn’t set in yet you should get out there and see what’s happening around the city. From live music to holiday light displays there’s plenty to do. Here are 11 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this weekend.

Snoop Dogg’s Holidaze of Blaze with T-Pain, Warren G, & Ying Yang Twin

With a lineup like this, it’s an automatic yes. Have one of the most unforgettable holiday experiences and concerts of your entire life this December at the Tacoma Dome.

When: December 16th & 17th
Where: 2727 E D St, Tacoma, WA
Cost: $97

Azizi Gibson w/ ill Chris

If you can’t make it to Snoop Dogg’s Holidaze of Blaze then you should go see Azizi Gibson and ill Chris. The rappers will be taking over Madame Lou’s for

When: December 16th
Where: 2505 1st Ave
Cost: $24+

Get your NYE Plans Ready: Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi’s NYE 2022 Midnight Market

If you want to get a good view of the midnight fireworks, there’s no better place than 31 stories high! Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi’s NYE Midnight Market is an all-inclusive dining experience that comes packed with 22,000 sq. ft. of live entertainment, elevated keepsakes, and front-row seats to the 2023 Ascend Hospitality Group (AHG) x Amazon Bellevue fireworks show!

When: Tickets are on sale now – Saturday, December 31, 2022 – 8 PM-1 AM
Where: Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi – 10400 NE 4th St. Suite 3100, Bellevue
Cost: click here to see all ticket options!

The Lights of Christmas

From November 25th until December 31st, you can hop in your car and check out this holiday outing for everyone. You’ll get to see over a million spectacular lights and dazzling displays, all while you wave to Santa and Mrs. Claus. For some added ambiance you can tune into The Lights of Christmas radio station from your car at 101.9 FM. It’s 30 minutes of Christmas fun that you can check out with your friends, family, or even solo.

When: November 25th-27th, December 1st-4th, 8th-11th, 14th-23rd, 26th-31st
Where: 20800 Marine Drive, Stanwood, WA
Cost: $27-$60 per car

The Nutcracker at PNB

Seattleites and visitors alike can head to McCaw Hall to watch as the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s school and professional company bring the classic holiday tale to life. Watch as Clara navigates the joys and obstacles of The Land of Snow all under the classic choreography of George Balanchine.

When: Until December 27th, 2022
Where: 321 Mercer St
Cost: $27+

Go ice skating

Ice skating is a fall and winter favorite and also a great way to get in the holiday spirit. These days it does feel like a bit of a blast from the past with fewer spots to enjoy the past time. However, there are still several places to enjoy ice skating. Here are a few of the best spots to go ice skating in and around Seattle.

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Sippin Santa Seattle at Navy Strength

Sippin Santa is on now at Navy Strength with its usual kitschy and thirst-quenching goodness. It’s Seattle’s main holiday-themed cocktail event and you don’t want to miss it. So start digging through your closets now and dust off those Christmas sweaters.

When: Throughout December
Where: 2505 2nd Ave Suite 102
Cost: Varies

Give back

It’ll be the holiday season before you know it and for many, that means the giving season. Washington is generally regarded as one of the most generous states in the nation, with three local cities being recognized last year. Don’t know where to start? We have you covered.

Garden d’Lights

The Bellevue Botanical Garden transforms into a magical kingdom of garden delights this holiday season. Plan to walk about 1 mile, as you enjoy the one-of-a-kind displays scattered throughout the garden. See butterflies, birds and plants like never before.

When: Until December 31st
Where:  12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA
Cost: $8

Find the perfect Christmas tree

The Christmas tree rush is right around the corner here in Seattle. Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone it’s time to start planning where to grab your tree this year. From Charlie Brown trees to massive trees, these spots have you covered. Here’s where to get a Christmas tree in & around Seattle.

Maker Magic Handmade Market

If you’re into all things handmade then this market is for you. You’ll find over 50 small businesses selling all sorts of wares perfect for giving to your family, friends and SO this holiday season.

When: December 18th
Where: 115 Bell St

Have a great weekend!