11 things to do in Seattle today: Saturday, December 21

Dec 20 2019, 5:00 am

Did you know that December 21 is the shortest day of the year? Here are eleven things to do in Seattle today, Saturday, December 21.

Seattle’s 2nd Annual Winter Beer Festival

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What: The Seattle Farmers Market Association is proud to host the second annual Winter Beer Festival with over 25 winter craft beers, seltzers, ciders, and more at Magnuson Park Hangar 30. The Beer Festival is partnering with the Winter Solstice Night Market, an indoor holiday night market with over 150 booths and food trucks. Both are wonderful things to do in Seattle this weekend.

When: December 21, 2019
Time: 4 to 9 pm
Where:¬†Magnusen Park Hangar 30 ‚ÄĒ 6310 Northeast 74 Street, Seattle
Admission: 21+ to enter the Beer Festival; $10 tickets are available online

Dance Yourself Clean


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What: If top-40 club bangers aren’t your favorite, come out to Chop Suey for Dance Yourself Clean, an indie dance party. The party will feature music from artists like Empire of the Sun, LCD Soundsystem, Broods, Oliver Tree, and more.

When: December 21, 2019
Time: 9 pm to 1:45 am
Where:¬†Chop Suey ‚ÄĒ 1325 East Madison Street, Seattle
Admission: $5; tickets can be bought online or in-person


What: Rezz, most recognizable for her cyberpunk googles, has truly taken the world by storm. At just 24 years old, she’s already played huge events such as Coachella, Electric Forest, and Austin City Limits. A master of dark techno, don’t miss her transportive, boundary-pushing show at the WaMu.

When: December 21, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where:¬†WaMu Theatre ‚ÄĒ 800 Occidental Avenue South, Seattle
Admission: 18+ event; tickets are available online

Holiday Fun Run

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Magnuson Series

What: Spread holiday sweat and cheer with the Holiday Fun Run, hosted by Magnusen Series. Choose between a 5k run/walk, 10k run/walk, 15k run, 400-meter kids dash, half-marathon run, duathlon, or obstacle dash. At the end of your hard work, pick up a well-worked-for hot chocolate by the finish line.

When: December 21, 2019
Time: 10 am to 12:30 pm
Where:¬†Magnusen Park ‚Äď Sand Point Way NE and NE 65th Street, Seattle
Admission: $3 to $46 with online registration


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Woodland Park Zoo

What: 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: Now until January 5, 2020
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Where:¬†Woodland Park Zoo ‚ÄĒ 5500 Phinney Avenue N, Seattle
Admission: $12.95+

Silent Party Seattle “R&B Lovers and Friends” Ugly Sweater Edition


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What: Not just any party, this R&B party in Seattle is one without speakers and amps. The silent party will give you a set of wireless headphones that can be switched between two stations. Each station will play tunes by a different DJ competing for your attention. If you feel like talking to people you’ve just met, take off the headphones and enjoy the calm silence.

When: December 21, 2019
Time: 10 pm to 2 am
Where:¬†Club Contour ‚ÄĒ 807 1st Avenue, Seattle
Admission: 21+; tickets are available online

AJJ and Daze N’ Daze

What: AJJ and Daze N’ Daze are doing a back-to-back show on Friday and Saturday at Neumos. The bands are known for having music that conveys themes of social anxiety, poverty, humanity, religion, addiction, existentialism, and politics. The bands will be joined by Amigo The Devil and The Bridge City Sinners.

When: December 21, 2019
Time: 5 pm
Where:¬†Neumos ‚ÄĒ 925 East Pike Street, Seattle
Admission: All ages; tickets are available online

A Very Die Hard Christmas

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What: Director Mark Siano brings Jeff Schell and The Habit’s new musical to life this month at the Seattle Public Theatre, showing off original music, a live band, and a hilarious cast of characters. The show parodies the original 1988 classic Die Hard, which follows New York police officer John McClane to Los Angeles for his wife’s company Christmas Party, where things go terribly wrong.

When: Now until December 28, 2019
Time: Times vary
Where:¬†Seattle Public Theatre ‚ÄĒ 7312 West Green Lake Drive North, Seattle
Admission: Ages 13+; $32; tickets are available online

Seattle Psychics Association’s Big Psychic Fair


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What: Choose between over twenty professional psychics, readers, and metaphysical energy workers to help tell your fortune at the Big Psychic Fair. All readings are $20 aside from VIP readings with the one and only Oberon Zell, who will be dressing up as Father Santa for the day. Readings with Zell cost $40.

When: December 21 and 22, 2019
Time: 12 pm
Where: Kula Movement ‚ÄĒ 5340 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle
Admission: Free; $20 for VIP readings; $40 for readings with Zell


What: Electrofunk duo Chromeo has made its way from their hometown of Montreal for two nights in Seattle, at Nectar Lounge. Drawing from soul, dance, rock, synth-pop, disco, and funk, you never know what you’re going to get at one of their shows this weekend.

When: December 21 and 22, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where:¬†Nectar Lounge ‚ÄĒ 412 North 36th Street, Seattle
Admission: 21+ event; tickets are available online

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

What: Experience this heartwarming production that will take you on a magical adventure through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets, which is sure to delight audiences of all ages. The classic Christmas show features the Pacific Northwest Ballet Company dancers, unique-to-Seattle sets and costumes by Ian Falconer, known for his creation of Olivia the Pig, as well as Tchaikovsky’s timeless score performed by the world-famous Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra.

When: Now until December 28, 2019
Time: Times vary and can be found online
Where:¬†Marion Oliver McCaw Hall ‚ÄĒ 321 Mercer Street, Seattle
Admission: $27+; tickets available online or in-person at 301 Mercer Street