It’s the last weekend of November! This weekend, there are all sorts of things to do between getting outdoors, planning dates, listening to live music, and enjoying local eats.  Here are 10 of the best things to do in Seattle this weekend.

Visit state parks for free

On November 25th, you can visit Washington State Parks for free. There were two free days this month, and they are celebrating Veterans Day on the 11th and Native American Heritage Day on the 25th.

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

Give back

The giving season is here. 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.

Magic in the Market 2022

Like years past, Magic in the Market returns after Thanksgiving with the ceremony kicking off on November 26th. The magical family experience will include a meeting with Santa, listening to caroling, sipping on some eggnog, shopping for loved ones, with it all leading up to the famous Market lighting ceremony at 5 pm!

When: Saturday, November 26th
Where: Pike Place Market
Cost: Free

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.

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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: November 26th–December 31st
Where:  12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA
Cost: $8

Village of Lights: Christmastown

On November 25th, Leavenworth will light up with the spirit of Christmas. The town’s lights are visible nearly everywhere, you’ll see them on trees, on buildings, and maybe even on a horse-drawn carriage or two. They’re a beautiful and relaxing way to start your holiday season and are also a great backdrop for any holiday pics you’re wanting to take.

When: November 25th-December 24th
Where: Leavenworth, Washington
Cost: Free

Treat yourself to brunch

It’s the weekend, so why not enjoy some brunch? Seattle happens to have a ton of great brunch spots that you can enjoy whether you want sweet or savory dishes. We of course made a list of the must-try spots.

Have a spa day

If late fall and winter looming juts around the corner is getting you down, you might benefit from a spa day. Seattle has several great spas with everything from traditional services to reiki.


This year, you can wander through displays like All About Bugs, Garden Delights, A Walk Among African Animals, Asian Safari, and the Oceania Animal Odyssey. From bugs to lions, to tree kangaroos and more, you’ll find a display with your favorite animal. There’s also the Magical Memories Marketplace where you can pick up some gifts for your loved ones.

When: November 11th, 2022 to January 22nd, 2023
Where: 5500 Phinney Ave N
Cost:  $31.95

Have a great weekend!