Welcome to Christmas weekend! We’re sure that many of you are buying last-minute presents, hitting the ice skating rinks, and getting ready to see family. But if you have a little extra time, there’s a lot worth checking out. Here are 10 of the best things to do in Seattle this weekend.

Sip a drink at the Fireside Room

The Fireside Room has everything you need this holiday season, cozy seating, a dark ambiance, holiday decor, and even a real crackling fireplace. This year, they’re also serving up some holiday-themed drinks like Cardigans, with butternut squash infused Finlandia Vodka, and Back to December, with Apple Brandy.

Hours: Daily 3 PM-12 PM
Where: 900 Madison St

Candlelight Concerts Seattle

Candlelight Concerts have happened in over 100 cities around the world with more than 3 million attendees. For the Seattle series, there are 10 different concerts being offered with a selection of available dates. Hear renditions of your favorite artists like Radiohead, Taylor Swift, and Coldplay.

When: Until February 14th, 2023
Where: Participating venues
Cost: $30+

Find the perfect Christmas tree

If you don’t have a tree yet and still need one, you still have time to grab one! From Charlie Brown trees to massive trees, these spots have you covered. Here’s where to get a Christmas tree in & around Seattle.

The Nutcracker at PNB

Seattleites and visitors alike can head to McCaw Hall to watch as the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s school and the professional company brings 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+

Hike to some frozen waterfalls

Snow and freezing temperatures are coming to our state’s wilderness. While winter might seem like the best time to stay indoors, it’s also the only time that you can see one of our state’s coolest natural wonders. Many of Washington’s waterfalls are frozen in time, waiting for you to explore.

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Pick up Christmas dinner

The holidays are great fun, but getting family and friends together can be a lot of work. And 2022 has been a busy year, so if you’re looking to take the stress out of Christmas, we have some options for you. Here are 6 places to find Christmas dinner this year!

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: December 23rd, 26th-31st
Where: 20800 Marine Drive, Stanwood, WA
Cost: $27-$60 per car

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

Plan a winter date

As we look towards winter it’s time to plan some seasonal dates. Whether you’re looking to get cozy or take in all of the holiday goodness, 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

Have a great weekend!