7 things to do in Seattle on Christmas day

Dec 20 2019, 8:32 pm

Ah, the holidays. The time of year when you’re either surrounded by hundreds of family members and tons of presents or have opted for the exact opposite.

Here are seven things to do in Seattle on Christmas day for those who haven’t made plans or are searching for a way to escape the house.

Enchant Christmas


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What: Twinkling lights, a maze with larger-than-life sculptures, a Christmas market with over 40 local artisan vendors, ice skating, and all of your favorite parts of Christmas are coming together in one amazing festival: Enchant Christmas. From November 22 to December 29, T-Mobile Park is being overrun by elves and Christmas cheer.

When: Now until December 29, 2019
Time: 4 to 10 pm
Where: T-Mobile Park — 1250 1st Avenue S, Seattle
Admission: $14.99-$89.99

Christmas Night Duo Comedy Showcase


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What: What is typically an open-mic night at Unexpected Productions is now an improv show fueled by the audience. Multiple two-person teams will act out scenes based on the audience’s suggestions. The host, Jay Hitt, will announce the audience’s favorite team at the end of the night.

When: December 25, 2019
Time: 8:30 to 10 pm
Where: Unexpected Productions — 1428 Post Alley, Seattle
Admission: $5; tickets are available online

Sheraton Grand Gingerbread Village

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What: 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 to ensure that it stays glued together. Bring your friends and family, but remember: Don’t eat the gingerbread houses.

When: Now until January 1, 2020
Time: 9 am to 9 pm
Where: Sheraton Grand Seattle — 1400 6th Avenue, Seattle
Admission: Free, donations accepted

Xmas Karaoke – Unsilent Night


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What: Hula Hula, Seattle’s Polynesian tiki bar, has hosted karaoke for over 950 days in a row, and they aren’t stopping for Christmas. Instead, they’re hosting karaoke at 9 pm and serving food until midnight.

When: December 25, 2019
Time: 9 pm to 2 am
Where: Hula Hula — 1501 East Olive Way, Seattle
Admission: Free

Garden d’Lights


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What: As if the Bellevue Botanical Garden needed to become any more beautiful, it’s transforming into a sparkling paradise full of twinkling plants, flowers, birds, animals, and cascading waterfalls. Aside from the lights, enjoy a tour of the Gingerbread Village in the Aaron Education Center as well as nightly musical entertainment.

When: Now until December 31
Time: 4:30 to 9 pm
Where: Bellevue Botanical Garden — 12001 Main Street, Bellevue
Admission: $5

Chanukah Party at Liberty Bar


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What: Don’t think we’d forgotten about Chanukah! Spend your Christmas the Jewish way at a Chanukah party. This year, Chanukah begins on the evening of December 22 and ends on the evening of December 30. Get yourself into the holiday spirit with a grand dreidel game, gourmet cheeses, wines, latkes, donuts, and of course, music.

When: December 25, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: Liberty — 517 15th Avenue East, Seattle
Admission: $15+; tickets are available online

Core Power Yoga


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What: Get a break from the business of Christmas day at two special yoga classes. At 12 pm, practice Core Power Yoga, which turns your stress into sweat. The class strengthens and balances your entire body and mind as you move through challenging postures and connected breath. At 1:30 pm, instructor Shaina leads a Hot Power Fusion class, which combines the detoxifying qualities of hot yoga with the intensity of power yoga.

When: December 25, 2019
Time: 12 to 1 pm, 1:30 to 2:30 pm
Where: 1455 Northwest Leary Way, Seattle
Admission: If you’re a first-timer, try a free week. Otherwise, membership is required.

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