Twas the days before Christmas… Whether you are looking to have some fun with your extra days off or are doing some last minute panic Christmas shopping, there is plenty to do this long weekend. Here are 10 of the best things to do in Seattle this weekend.

Holiday Magic at The Fair

This enchanting “Holiday Magic at the Fair” takes place at the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup. Guests are invited to take a “wonder-filled stroll through magical lights, festive displays, and holiday joy.”

When: Begins Friday, December 1st until 23rd, 2023
Where: 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA
Cost: $25

Sponsored Pick: Teatro ZinZanni

Teatro ZinZanni is celebrating their 25th anniversary with a special residency at the luxurious Lotte Hotel in Seattle. Experience a night unlike any other at this unique blend of cirque, comedy, and cabaret. There are performers from across the globe, entertainment that will have you in stitches, and a decadent ambiance that will make you feel like the ultimate VIP. Tickets are on sale now, with shows scheduled until the end of March 2024.

When: Now until March 31, 2024
Where: Lotte Hotel Seattle, 809 5th Ave Seattle
Cost: Tickets start at $119

The Polar Express

It’s family-friendly fun for everyone as you listen to The Polar Express, sip cocoa, and have a visit with Santa aboard the Chehalis Centralia Railroad. You’ll experience the magic of the story for yourself as you are gifted a bell and the characters from the story come to life.

When: Wednesday, November 11th-Saturday, December 23rd
Where: 1101 SW Sylvenus St, Chehalis, WA 98532
Cost: $60+ per person

Village of Lights Christmastown

Village of Lights Christmastown comes to life from 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

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

Miracle on Second

Miracle on Second offers a classic, festive Christmas pop up with tinsel, ornaments and easy holiday drinks. You’ll find themed cups with characters like Santa and natural wonders like snowflakes.

When: Friday, November 10th-Monday, December 25th
Where: 2332 2nd Ave

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Seattle Christmas Market

Explore the magic of the holiday season as you wander amongst traditional wooden huts, and check out more than 60 vendors offering “local and international artisan crafts and gifts.” You can also nosh on traditional foods like “Bratwurst, Schnitzel, pierogies, roasted nuts, and Stollen.” Of course, you can also stay warm with hot chocolate or hot mulled wine.

When: Friday, November 24th-Sunday, December 24th,
Where: Seattle Center
Cost: $15.99-$35.99+

Find Santa

Looking to take Santa photos this holiday season? We’ve created a list of all of the different places that you can find Saint Nick around town.

Christmas Ship Festival

Want to see beautiful displays on the water? The Seattle Christmas Ship Festival is one of the PNW’s most classic celebrations of the holidays. While a ride on the boat costs $74+ it is totally free to watch and listen to the event from the shore.

When: Friday, November 24th-Saturday, December 23rd
Where: Multiple departure locations
Cost: Free-$74+

Christmas Dive Bar

Of all the things to do in Seattle, adding a little seasonal joy can’t hurt. The holiday wonderland is located at The Woods and comes from Joey Burgess and Murf Hall, the dynamic owners of Capitol Hill establishments like Elliott Bay Book Co., Oddfellows/Little Oddfellows, Queer/Bar, and Cuff Complex.

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

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: Open through January
Where: 507 N Howard St, Spokane, WA
Cost: Per hour $9.95-$38.95+

Enjoy all of the things to do in Seattle.