Bring yourself out of the workplace and into one of these festive features. If you’re sick of holiday music and can’t stand seeing another Santa, join a class instead, and learn something new! Here are five things to do today, December 16.
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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
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
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
Twinkling lights, a maze with larger-than-life sculptures, a Christmas market with over 40 local artisan vendors, ice skating, and all of our 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. Do not miss the opening weekend to get you into the holiday spirit.
When: November 22 to December 29
Time: 4 to 10 pm
Where: T-Mobile Park — 1250 1st Avenue S, Seattle
Experience the wildest lights that Seattle has to offer at the Woodland Park Zoo. Over 800,000 energy-efficient bright and colorful LED lights will transform the zoo into a winter wonderland. While taking in the lights, don’t forget to enjoy the animal encounters, carolers and Instagrammable features.
When: November 29 to January 5
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Woodland Park Zoo — 5500 Phinney Avenue N, Seattle