We hope Christmas treated you well. Between the tail end of many holiday events, and some art exhibitions, we have you covered with an assortment of fun. Here are 10 of the best things to do in Seattle this week.


Explore the zoo like never before, WildLanterns is 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 hand-crafted displays.

When: Friday, November 10th-Sunday, January 14th, 2024
Where: 5500 Phinney Ave N
Cost: $29.95-$36.95+

Visit the Numerica Skate Ribbon

The Numerica Skate Ribbon is a 16′ wide and 650′ long ice pathway with a 3,500-square-foot attached rink. It’s not your everyday ice rink experience as skaters get to enjoy slight inclines and declines on their journey around the path. It’s also surrounded by a “beautiful Northwest-inspired landscape.”

When: Opens Friday, November 17th
Where: 507 N Howard St, Spokane, WA
Cost: Per hour $9.95-$38.95+

Luminous Lights at Westlake Park

Display highlights include a 13-foot reindeer, a giant snowflake and a candy cane twice your height. You’re invited to stroll through the brilliant light installations and enjoy the artistry of these displays built from thousands of sparkling lights.

When: Daily until Tuesday, January 9th
Where: Westlake Park
Cost: Free

Christmas Dive Bar

Christmas Dive Bar is the newest holiday pop up on the scene. It’s a world where thousands of bows create the perfect backdrop for photos, twinkly lights illuminate the space, and holiday decor abounds. The bar is adorned with jingle bells, classic blow molds, and vintage decor, creating the perfect holiday vibe.

Where: 1512 11th Ave
When: Thursday, November 16th through the New Year


Seattle Center will transform to a place for you to connect to a world of sparkling lights, amusements, and holiday entertainment. You’ll also be able to check out the Winter Train which has been on display annually for 40 years. The 19th-century model train and village display will be installed inside the Armory Food & Event Hall as always.

When: Friday, November 24th-Sunday, December 31st
Where: Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St
Cost: Free/Varies

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Wintertide Lights

Beginning this December, visitors can step into a world of enchantment at Wintertide Lights, taking place at the Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens. The grounds will be decorated with captivating lights and full of holiday spirit. It’s described as a “sparkling wonderland” and is open every evening in December from 4 PM until 8 PM.

When: Friday, December 1st-Sunday, December 31st
Where: 145 Alverson Boulevard, Everett, WA
Cost: Free/By Donation

Astra Lumina

Astra Lumina invites you to embark across “mysterious grounds” to discover a “celestial pathway of lustrous light” complete with “cosmic visions, and astral song.” The experience comes to life this December with lighting, projection, and sound, all connecting you with the stars.

When: Open daily between Thursday, December 14th and Sunday, December 31st
Where: 6000 16th Ave SW

Sippin’ Santa

Sippin’ Santa returns this year with the added flair of “surf shack” vibes. You can expect the usual kitschy and thirst-quenching goodness that this annual event brings. As Seattle’s main holiday themed cocktail event, it’s well worth digging through your closet for your best Christmas sweater.

When: Friday, November 10th-Saturday, December 30th
Where: 2505 2nd Ave #102

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

Treat yourself to an igloo dinner

Each weatherproof igloo is thoughtfully designed, featuring comfortable seating to accommodate groups of friends or family. Your booking comes with a gourmet charcuterie board and not one, but two bottles of Chateau Ste Michelle wine of your choice. To add a touch of outdoor fun, the package includes access to lawn games.

When: Wednesday-Sunday
Where: 14111 NE 145th Street, Woodinville, WA
Cost: $220-$275+

Enjoy Seattle, and have a great week!