The second weekend of January is upon us. January has been off to a great start so far and there’s plenty more to check out. Wondering what is happening around the city? Here are some of the best things to do in Seattle this weekend.

The Book of Mormon

The nine-nine Tony Award winning Best Musical, The Book of Mormon is in Seattle!

“This outrageous musical comedy follows the adventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word,” states the description.

Expect almost sold-out shows for this one.

When: January 9th-January 14th, 2024
Where:  The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine Street
Cost: $250+

2023 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour

Here’s your chance to experience Sundance in Seattle! The short films tour is coming with 7 films in 90 minutes.

It’s taking place in person and there are showtimes available for over a week, and it’s the last chance to check it out.

When: January 3rd-January 14th, 2024
Where: 1515 12th Ave
Cost: $14

Taste of the Northwest

The 6th annual Taste of the Northwest takes place later this week. While it is a bit out of town, it’s one to catch if you want to immerse yourself in the offerings of 20+ wineries and distilleries!

You can expect shucked oysters, live music, and a delectable dinner buffet.

When: Friday, January 12th & Saturday, January 13th, 2024
Where:  Campbell’s Resort, 104 W Woodin Ave
Cost: $75+

Treat yourself to Brunch

As we face colder temperatures, it’s time to head indoors and start your weekends off right with a tasty brunch. From classic offerings to experimental fusion dishes, these spots are worth a try. We’ve compiled a list of the best brunch spots to check out in Seattle this winter.

Joe Hisaishi

Renowned Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi is bringing the magic to Seattle. If you’re unfamiliar, he is known for creating the iconic soundtracks for Studio Ghibli. As such, tickets for the concert are currently at resale prices but might just be worth splurging for.

When: Friday, January 12th & Saturday, January 13th, 2024
Where: 200 University St
Cost: $384+


English electronic music duo Plaid is coming to Seattle! You’re sure to hear some old favourites as well as some newer pieces.

When: Saturday, January 13th, 2024
Where: 925 E Pike St
Cost: $20

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. It’s definitely one of the best free things to do in Seattle each weekend.

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

Check out a sno-park

Have you ever wished that you could visit a park strictly for snow activities? You actually can in Washington. Our state has 126 sno-parks for you to enjoy through both motorized and non-motorized sports. It’s a great way to spend a weekend.

Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink

Are you getting excited for the new year? Perhaps ice skating is one of the must do activities on your list in 2024. If so, you can’t miss the Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink.

The Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink is “the region’s largest seasonal ice skating experience”, with more than 9,000 square feet of real ice for you to skate to your hearts content. And it’s only open until January 15!

When: Open now until Monday, January 15th, 2024
Where: NE 1st Street and 100th Avenue NE
Cost: $15-$149

Lake Chelan Winterfest

Lake Chelan Winterfest is a picturesque way to experience Washington’s Winter Wonderland with all sorts of fun, and it all kicks off this weekend.

You can shop from a local vendor market, sip during a wine walk, and enjoy a “Bubble Brunch” with world-class bubbles produced in the Lake Chelan Valley.

There will be ice sculptures, and fireworks! You can watch beautiful displays on both Saturday, January 13th and Saturday January 20th at 6:30 PM. The first display takes place at Don Morse Park and the second at Manson Bay.

When: Friday, January 12th-21st, 2024
Where: Downtown Chelan and Manson, WA
Cost: $10+

Have a great weekend!