Happy Monday, Seattle! This week is a big one, it’s almost the end of the year. So watch live performances or even just watch a good old movie if you like to keep things simple. Here are 10 of the best things to do in Seattle this week.

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

Grab a drink at a beautiful lobby bar

If you’re looking for a new place to grab drinks in Seattle this week, heading to a local hotel is a great choice. Many of our city’s hotels have beautiful bars that also happen to be available to the public. Here are 5 of the swankiest hotel bars you can grab a drink at in Seattle.

See what’s available for 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.

Grab some delicious holiday treats

What’s a better way to celebrate winter and the holiday season than with a tasty pastry? Luckily for you, Seattle has tons of great bakeries whether you want something sweet, savory, or totally unique.


Kicking off on November 11th, WildLanterns is an opportunity to explore the zoo like never before. It’s a lantern festival unlike any in the Northwest due to its specific focus on nature and animals. No matter how old you are, you’re sure to be wowed by the size and diversity of the displays that the zoo and BECU create. After all, its one of the most classic holiday lights in Seattle.

When: Until January 22nd, 2023
Where: 5500 Phinney Ave N
Cost:  $31.95

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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

Now that Halloween is behind us, you might just be looking to get more in the holiday or winter spirit. If that’s the case, ice skating is a great option. We’ve highlighted some of the best rinks around the city for you to enjoy.

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+

Visit a festive town

If you have a little extra time after work or a day off, consider visiting one of Washington’s festive towns. After all, it is the week before Christmas and pretty much the prime time to see what’s happening around the state holiday tradition-wise.

Teatro ZinZanni: Coming Home

ZinZanni’s original brand of “love, chaos, and dinner” will be evident in their limited engagement run of the all-new show, Coming Home. In the spirit of building back stronger, it’s the first show in Seattle since the pandemic and a must-see for anyone who was a regular at past performances.

When: Until February 23rd, 2023
Where: SODO Park, 3200 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA
Cost: $109+

Enjoy all of the things to do in Seattle, and have a great week!