15 things to do in Seattle this weekend: November 29 to December 1

Nov 29 2019, 1:00 pm

It’s another weekend filled with great events to enjoy. We’re lucky enough to come from a city that is teeming with things to do, and the coming days are no exception, Seattle.

For more things happening around town, be sure to check out our events section.

Friday, November 29

The Dinner Detective Thanksgiving Show


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Solve a hilarious crime over dinner at America’s largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner theatre show. Help the detectives solve the crime, but be warned, the culprit is somewhere in the room. Dinner choices can be tailored to both vegetarians or meat-eaters.

When: Friday, November 29
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Crowne Plaza Downtown Seattle — 1113 6th Avenue, Seattle
Admission: $74.95, available online

Christmas Ship Festival


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Since 1949, the Argosy Cruises Ship Festival has helped families celebrate the holiday season. Watch glowing Christmas ships parade through the waterfront neighborhoods around Lake Washington and the Puget Sound. Onboard the Christmas Ship Lead Boat, listen to choirs performing carols as well as meet Santa, listen to a reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, and enjoy holiday craft workshops.

When: Friday, November 29
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Westlake Center — 1624 4th Avenue, Seattle
Admission: $49+, available online

GeekCraft Expo

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GeekCraft Expo

If you’re in need of special gifts for the geeks in your life, Seattle’s GeekCraft Expo is the one market you need to visit. Featuring over 80 local vendors, you’ll be sure to find the one-of-a-kind gift for your one-of-a-kind person. Cosplay is highly encouraged at the three-day event.

When: November 29 to December 1
Times: Friday, 6 pm to 9 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Hangar 30 at Magnusen Park, Seattle
Admission: Free admission with pre-registration, $2 at door.

Macy’s Holiday Parade Seattle 2019


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Enjoy the 28th Annual Macy’s Holiday Parade. This year’s line-up will feature over 20 bands and performance teams, as well as gigantic floats standing up to 60 feet long and 30 feet wide. The parade begins right at 9 am and will last for about an hour, according to Macy’s. It starts at 7th Avenue and Pine Street, then travels west down Pine to 5th Avenue to University Street, then west to 4th Avenue, north on 4th Avenue, and ends at Macy’s when Santa leaves his sleigh and enters the store to open Santaland.

When: Friday, November 29
Time: 9 am
Location: Parade starts at 7th Avenue and Pine Street
Admission: Free

Washington State Parks Free Day


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The final free day of the Washington Parks is taking place this Friday. Venture out into the serene nature as a Discover Pass is not required for your motor vehicles. The final Washington State Parks free day applies only to day use, not overnight stays or rented facilities. A Discover Pass will still be required to access lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

When: Friday, November 29
Time: 12 am to 11:59 pm
Where: Park listings available online
Admission: Free

Saturday, November 30

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: Saturday, November 30
Time: 9 am to 9 pm
Where: Sheraton Grand Seattle — 1400 6th Avenue, Seattle
Admission: Free, donations accepted

Turnover + Men I Trust

Beginning as a pop-punk and emo band, Turnover has since shifted their style in the ten years that they’ve been together. The band now performs indie-rock and dream-pop hits. Their tour partner, Men I Trust, is a Canadian indie-pop band with smooth electronic beats, warm guitars and subdued vocals.

When: Saturday, November 30
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Neptune Theatre — 1303 NE 45th Street, Seattle
Admission: $23.50+; available online

Winterfest Ice Sculpting


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Make your way out to Seattle Center to watch artists work their magic by transforming blocks of ice into beautiful masterpieces. The carving tent will be located beside the ice rink.

When: Saturday, November 30
Time: 12 pm
Where: Fisher Pavilion, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle
Admission: Free

Wrestle Summit 2


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The wrestling ring is set up and ready to go for Wrestle Summit 2. The wrestling show will feature Meiko Satomura vs Nicole Savoy, Jake Atlas vs Douglas James, Artemis Spencer vs El Phantasmo, and Jimmy Havoc vs Sonico. While general admission gives you a standing spot, a VIP stage pass will allow you early access, as well as a collectible poster and section only bar.

When: Saturday, November 30
Time: 8 pm
Where: Washington Hall, 153 14th Avenue, Seattle
Admission: 21+ event; $30+; tickets available online

Paint Nite: Snowflake Lane


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Soothe your headaches by painting. Unleash your inner artist with guidance from a talented and entertaining artist. Instruction and materials are all provided by a host. This week’s theme is Winter.

When: Saturday, November 30
Time: 1 pm
Where: Geo’s Cuban Bar & Grill — 10515 Greenwood Avenue North, Seattle
Admission: $37, register online

Sunday, December 1

Garden d’Lights

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Bellevue Botanical Garden

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: Sunday, December 1
Time: 4:30 to 9 pm
Where: Bellevue Botanical Garden — 12001 Main Street, Bellevue
Admission: $5

Paws ‘n Claus


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For one day only, bring your pooch with you to Enchant Christmas. Get the ultimate puppy ‘gram with your furry friend at the light spectacle. Tickets include pup swag, an on-site vet, comfort stations, photos and more. Dog-relate pop-up vendors will also be in the Christmas Market.

When: Sunday, December 1
Time: 4 to 10 pm
Where: T-Mobile Park, 1250 1st Avenue South, Seattle
Admission: $14.99+; dog tickets are free but must be added to cart in advance

Swansons Reindeer Festival


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Get up close and personal with reindeer at Swansons Nursery. Besides petting reindeer, pay a visit to Santa and his yurt, as well as visit the Holiday Pavilion. Shop a variety of seasonal plants and bulbs, or create your own custom arrangement, wreath, or centerpiece. The nursery is packed with holiday decor, ornaments, stocking stuffers, and gifts for everyone on your list.

When: Sunday, December 1
Where: Swansons Nursery — 9701 15th Avenue NW, Seattle
Admission: Free


Known best for their 1996 banger “MMMbop,” Hanson is still touring 23 years later. The brothers have sold millions of albums, received multiple Grammy nominations, and have toured all over the world. The group currently performs pop-rock with a country tinge.

When: Sunday, December 1
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Neptune Theatre — 1303 Northeast 45th Street, Seattle
Admission: $38+, available online



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RESIST is an art walk, auction, and a performance show all at once. The event celebrates Latinx Heritage Month as well as International Human Rights Month. All proceeds from the event will be going to the Northwest Immigrants Rights Project.

When: Sunday, December 1
Time: 8 pm to 1 am
Where: Fred Wildlife Refuge — 127 Boylston Avenue East, Seattle
Admission: $10+, available online

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