The holidays are here and it’s time to celebrate. From ice skating to light displays, holiday pop-up bars, and concerts, the city has a little bit of everything for you. 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

Holiday Market at Wing Luke Museum

Featured local vendors include Shishido Creative, Kela Designs, Punching Pandas, Sweet & Sour Jewelry, Stephanie Mai Designs & Bathing Beauteas, and the Authors of Lotus Skyliners. Other than vendors, there will be a holiday craft table for kids.

When: Saturday, December 9th
Where: 719 South King Street
Cost: Free admission

Sponsored Pick: Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker

It’s a classic Christmas tale – with a twist. Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann are returning to The Triple Door with their award-winning production: Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker. This show has been captivating audiences since 2006 with dazzling performances, stunning choreography, and a great night-out atmosphere. Grab the girls or plan a date night to enjoy one of Seattle’s most glamorous holiday traditions. 

When: Friday, December 1 to Thursday, December 28, 2023
Where: The Triple Door, 216 Union Street Seattle
Cost: Ticket prices vary by seat

Seattle Restored Winter Market

The Seattle Restored Winter Market has over 24 local makers, bakers, and artists participating. You’ll find body care, home goods, new and thrifted clothing, jewelry, and art.

When: Saturday, December 9th, 12 PM-6 PM
Where: 1501 5th Ave
Cost: Varies

Go ice skating

There are several places to go ice skating in and around Seattle this weekend. Prices vary by rink and skate time. You can also choose between renting skates or bringing your own. Of course, we’ve created a list of some of the best spots to check out.

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Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, Ricky Martin: The Trilogy Tour

This is truly a triple-threat tour and one you probably don’t want to miss for many reasons. While the hilarity of Iglesias’ interactions with the floor has swept the internet, you’ll probably also know at least a few songs to sing along to.

When: Friday, December 8th
Where: 334 1st Ave N
Cost: $260+

Fremont Sunday Market

The Fremont Market is truly a classic Seattle shopping experience and it happens year-round, rain or shine. It’s a great place to find antiques, vintage clothing, and much more.

When: Every Sunday
Where: Evanston Ave N & 34th St

Pathway of Lights

As you amble along the glittering paths and docks, you can listen to live seasonal music and sip on complimentary refreshments. If you keep your eyes to the sky, you’ll be able to see the beloved Hot Air Balloon Glow making an appearance from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM weather permitting.

When: Saturday, December 9th
Where: Green Lake
Cost: Free

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: December 7th-10th, 14th-17th, 20th-23rd, 26th-30th, 2023
Where: 20800 Marine Drive, Stanwood, WA
Cost: $32-$60

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

Enjoy all of the things to do in Seattle!