10 free things to do in Seattle this December

Nov 20 2019, 5:00 am

As the holidays arrive, most of your money this month is probably going towards buying gifts for the ones you love.

To help save your pennies, here are 10 free things to do in Seattle this December to save you from breaking the bank.

Deck the Brew Hall: Fremont Brewing Holiday Market

10 FREE things to do this December

Fremont Brewing

This list has to start with a holiday night market. Fremont Brewing, the company with the Beer Patrol car, is kicking off the season with its first-ever Deck the Brew Hall: Fremont Brewing Holiday Market. Stop by to find locally-made gifts by dozens of artisans, a Santa Claus Yeti, crafts for kids, and to try holiday-infused beers on tap. There truly is nothing better than a holiday festival with beer.

When: December 14 and 15
Time: Noon t0 6 pm
Where: Black Heron Lounge at Fremont Brewing – 3409 Woodland Park Ave N, Seattle
Admission: All ages; free

Punk Rock and Paintbrushes


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If music and art are your jam, we know where you should go on December 14th: Punk Rock and Paintbrushes. The art show has continued a four-year run in LA and is making its way to the Northwest for the first time. The show features the art of Matt Hensley, Warren Fitzgerald, Soma Snakeoil and so many other talented artists. If that hasn’t convinced you yet, know that coffee and cocktails are confirmed attendees.

When: December 14
Time: 6 to 11 pm
Where: Piranha Shop Gallery – 1022 1st Avenue S, Seattle
Admission: All ages; free with RSVP

Yoga in the Sky


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Practice your poses on the Nordstrom Skybridge this month at a free yoga class hosted by lululemon and Poseurs Yoga. At the storefront of lululemon will be where you meet your instructor Joe Burley. The hour-long class will be sure to relax and relieve you, regardless of your ability level. If you do not own your own yoga mat, buy one from lululemon before the class.

When: December 11
Time: 7:20 am
Where: In front of Lululemon in Pacific Place Mall, 600 Pine Street, Seattle
Admission: Ages 18+; free

Sheraton Grand Gingerbread Village

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No matter how many times you’ve been, the Gingerbread Village at the Sheraton Grand never fails to impress. It is absolutely impossible to dislike the lit-up miniature houses and scenes. Speaking of, a talented team of architects and chefs (with the help of a few children) put together the village and ensure that it stays glued together. The Gingerbread Village seems to be getting bigger and better every year, it’s going to be tough to vote your favorite scene. Bring your friends and family, but remember don’t eat the gingerbread houses.

When: November 23 to January 1
Time: 9 am to 9 pm
Where: Sheraton Grand Seattle – 1400 6th Avenue, Seattle
Admission: Free, donations accepted

Pop Culture Art Convention

10 FREE things to do in Seattle this December


Start planning your cosplay because a Disney, Marvel, DC Comics, Anime, and Star Wars art event is making its way to The Westin. The convention will feature nationally recognized artists Christopher Clark and Dominic Glover as well as multiple exhibits of Harry Potter, Disney, Marvel, DC Comics, and more. You are sure to be whisked away into other worlds as you browse through all of the merchandise and artwork while sipping on butterbeer!

When: December 7 to 8
Time: Noon to 6 pm
Where: The Westin Seattle – 1900 5th Avenue, Seattle
Admission: All ages; free with registration

Urban Craft Uprising

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Urban Craft Uprising

Forget mass-production this winter and help save the planet. This market promises unique, high quality, hand-crafted goods from independent crafters, artists, and designers. The people on your gift list deserve well-made, local gifts. Besides gifts, Urban Craft Uprising offers activities, classes, showcases, and events.

When: December 6 to 8
Time: Saturday 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Seattle Center Exhibition Hall – 301 Mercer Street, Seattle
Admission: All ages; free

DIY Snowglobe Making

Capture the chilly weather forever in your very own snowglobe. Customize the holiday classic with provided mason jars, glitter, papers, and other decorations.

When: December 15
Time: Various times between 11 am to 3 pm
Where: STORY at Macy’s – 400 Bellevue Square 2nd Floor, Bellevue
Admission: All ages; Free with registration

SDF Cardio Dance Party

10 FREE things to do in Seattle this December

Seattle Dance Fitness

Dance your worries away with a free fitness dance class. Your heart will be pumping throughout the class as you follow along to original dance fitness choreography featuring pop, hip hop, dancehall, and top 40 music. Your hour-long class will help you burn between 400-1000 calories and have you leaving with a smile.

When: Every Monday in December
Time: 6:00 pm
Where: University Heights Center, Room 108 – 5031 University Way, Seattle
Admission: Monday night class is free for new attendees. Let the instructors know that it is your first time

European Christmas Market

10 free things to do in Seattle this December

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Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, you do not want to miss out on this market. For the second year, l’Alliance Française de Seattle has partnered with Goethe Pop Up Seattle to bring a true European Christmas Market to Seattle. The market will have handmade arts, crafts, and products from local artisans. What distinguishes this from the other markets this season is its French and German fare. Enjoy French and German performances, food and drinks as you peruse the festival.

When: December 14
Time: 10am-2pm
Where: Chapel Performance Space, 4th floor – 4649 Sunnyside Avenue N, Seattle
Admission: All ages; free

Free Improv

10 free things to do in Seattle


Laugh out loud and make some new friends with free improv. Practice and learn new skills while playing out hilarious games and scenes. Take on different characters and don’t take yourself too seriously. This free class is perfect for those who have never taken an improv class and for those who love improv — the goal of the class is to have fun!

When: December 16
Time: 7 to 8:45 pm
Where: Fauntleroy Schoolhouse – 9131 California Avenue SW, Seattle
Admission: All ages; free with suggested $10 donation

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