Welcome to the first full week of the new year! It’s officially 2023 and we want to help you start the month with a little fun. From the last of holiday celebrations to perfect winter drinks and liver performance, we have some options for you. Here are 10 of the best things to do in Seattle this week.


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.

When: On now until January 22nd, 2023
Where: 5500 Phinney Ave N
Cost:  $31.95

Teatro ZinZanni: Coming Home

If you’re into live theatre and performance, chances are that you know about Teatro ZinZanni. It was founded here in Seattle in 1998 and called lower Queen Anne home for many years. They’ve produced over 100 shows during the past two decades and are returning to Seattle for yet another amazing performance.

Teatro ZinZanni works with artists from around the globe to create dinner shows that are a “unique celebration of cirque, comedy, and cabaret.”

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

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 new on Netflix

Whether you like it or not, December is here. Plan out your month of streaming by checking out what’s coming to a computer screen or TV near you in the new month.

Free Public Tours of Washington Park Arboretum

The Arboretum is one of Seattle’s best spots for getting outdoors, especially in the summer. While you can walk it by yourself at any time, you can also enjoy free tours on the first Thursday of each month from 11:30 am-1 pm.

When: First Thursday of every month
Where: 2300 Arboretum Drive E
Cost: Free

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Winter Brilliance

Winter Brilliance is a new installation at Chihuly Garden and Glass, it was originally created for the Barney’s New York flagship store in Manhattan in 2015 for their famous annual holiday window display. You’ll find Chandeliers, Towers, Reeds, and Icicle Clusters – all using the icicle form. In total, the exhibition has over 700 hand-blown glass forms.

When: Until February 28th
Where: 305 Harrison St
Cost: $32

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+

Ginny Ruffner: What if?

Head over to Bainbridge Island to see the newest exhibition from local artist Ginny Ruffner. “This retrospective debuts Project Aurora, a two-story light show inspired by the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), and the Unperiodic Table, a tapestry enhanced through holographic images.”

When: Until February 15th
Where: 550 Winslow Way E Bainbridge Island, WA
Cost: Free

Try a wine subscription

Local natural wine shop and bar La Dive actually offers a monthly wine subscription! When you sign up you can choose between three different subscription options. The first option is two bottles a month for $42, then four bottles a month for $84, or six bottles a month for $120.

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