We are reaching the final weeks of November and the official beginning of holiday season. Between music, the start of many holiday events, and some art exhibitions, we have you covered with an assortment of fun. Here are 11 of the best things to do in Seattle this week.

Artusi Pasta & Wine Night

Sure pasta is easy to make at home but there’s nothing quite like having a really good bowl of pasta at a local restaurant. Artusi happens to have a pasta night each Sunday & Monday where you can score two full-sized pasta entrees and a pre-selected bottle of Italian red or white wine all for $45.

When: Mondays
Where: 1535 14th Ave
Cost: $45

Miracle on 2nd

Miracle on 2nd returns to Rob Roy for a festive holiday cocktail bar pop-up experience. It has all sorts of kitschy fun for you to enjoy and is the perfect excuse to dig out your Christmas sweater.

When: Until Monday, December 25th
Where: 2332 Second Ave
Cost: Varies

Explore Winter WNDRland: Iced In

Winter WNDRland celebrates the “expansive chill” of the season, transforming some of the museum’s fan-favorite exhibits with a “shimmering” blanket of snow and ice. Some of these exhibits include the Light Floor and the Immersive Theater.

When: Monday, Thursday & Friday 12 PM–9 PM, Saturday 10 AM–9 PM, Sunday: 10 AM–8 PM
Where: 904 Alaskan Way
Cost: $38

Sponsored Pick: Seattle Restored Interactive Studio & Shop Party

Now’s your time to shop locally this holiday season! Seattle Restored is hosting an interactive studio and shop party so you can get your hands on the coolest creative pieces this winter. Designed and crafted by residency artists, get ready to mingle and enjoy complimentary food and drinks paired with the Downtown Art Walk, all for free! 

When: Friday, November 24, 5-8 pm
Where: 1505 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Cost: Free

Village of Lights Christmastown

Village of Lights Christmastown comes to life on Friday, November 24th, and runs until Sunday, December 24th. So visitors can expect to see Leavenworth lit up nightly for a total of 30 days.

When: Friday, November 24th-Sunday, December 24th
Where: Leavenworth, WA
Cost: Free/Varies

Lights of Christmas

The Lights of Christmas is a dazzling holiday world that you are invited to enjoy both from your car and on the ground. Your journey can take about 30 minutes up to 1-1.5 hours, depending on if you choose to visit any of the activity stops.

When: November 24th-26th & 30th, December 1st-3rd, 7th-10th, 14th-17th, 20th-23rd, 26th-30th, 2023
Where: 20800 Marine Drive, Stanwood, WA
Cost: $32-$60

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Grab Thanksgiving dinner

Turkey day is here! Whether you want to dine in, takeout, eat a classic holiday meal, something plant based or new dishes and traditions, we have you covered. Here are 8 places to enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving dinner in Seattle.

Cloudbreak 2023

Cloudbreak started as a way to support venues during the pandemic and now it’s a whole music festival. You can check out venues and artists across Seattle for nearly the entire month of November.

When: Wednesday, November 1st–Wednesday, November 22nd
Where: Participating venues across Seattle
Cost: Varies by concert

“Maples Of The Seattle Japanese Garden” Exhibit

If you’ve ever wondered how the Seattle Japanese Garden records the history of its maples, this exhibit is for you.  See a collection of leaf pressings collected from 2017 as part of your visit to this stunning garden.

When: Daily until November 30th
Where: 1075 Lake Washington Blvd E
Cost: $10

Snowflake Lane

Beginning on Friday, November 24th, onlookers can experience the wonder of Snowflake Lane through an array of dazzling lights, and festive music in Bellevue’s complimentary nightly parade of holiday floats. You’re invited to line the sidewalks between Bellevue Square and Lincoln Square from NE 4th to NE 8th Streets every night at 7 PM.

When: Friday, November 24th-Sunday, December 24th
Where: Bellevue Way between NE 4th Street and NE 8th Streets
Cost: Free/Varies

Built To Spill

Built to Spill are without a doubt pioneers of indie rock. Their music is loved by many with relatable lyricism supported by melody and distortion that creates an unforgettable sound.

When: Friday, November 24th
Where: 1426 1st Ave
Cost: $54+

Enjoy Seattle, and have a great week!