9 things to do in Seattle today: Sunday, December 15

Dec 13 2019, 4:18 pm

Sunday’s looking sunny with a chance of rain, but hey, it’s Seattle. We didn’t expect any less. Here are five things to do, rain or shine, on December 15.

Deck the Brew Hall: Fremont Brewing Holiday Market

10 FREE things to do this December

Fremont Brewing

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 holiday-infused beers on tap. There truly is nothing better than a holiday festival with beer.

When: December 14 and 15, 2019
Time: Noon t0 6 pm
Where: Black Heron Lounge at Fremont Brewing – 3409 Woodland Park Avenue N, Seattle
Admission: All ages; free

Varnish Nail Art Pop-Up at K Banana


A $15 manicure is pretty unheard of, but this holiday season, we’re in luck. Varnish Seattle is hosting a nail pop-up at K Banana featuring $15 manicures, which include two statement nails. Now that’s a steal.

When: December 15, 2019
Time: 1 pm to 5 pm
Where: K Banana – 2621 NE Village Lane, Seattle
Admission: $15 with registration

DSA Holiday Carousel

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The DSA’s iconic winter carousel is back spinning in Westlake Park for its 31st year. The carousel will remain by donation and spin all night long — until 8 pm, that is. Bring your little cousins, best friends, or perhaps a Tinder date? The Holiday Carousel is nestled right beside the Urban Craft Uprising Holiday Market, which opens on November 29. A ride and a hot chocolate on the side? Now that’s a perfect winter night.

Where: Now until January 1, 2020
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Downtown Seattle, Westlake Park — 401 Pine Street, Seattle
Admission: $4, suggested donation

Granger Smith

With a social media following of nearly 7 million and an Amazon-bestselling No. 1 book out, Granger Smith certainly knows what he’s doing. Enjoy a night of country this Sunday at Showbox SoDo with the Texas native.

When: December 15, 2o19
Time: 8 pm
Where: Showbox SoDo — 1700 1st Avenue South, Seattle
Admission: All ages; $25+; tickets available online and in-person

Bait Shop Holiday Market


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Enjoy a frozen, beach-inspired cocktail while browsing dozens of goods from various makers at the market. Bait Shop will not only be slinging their signature cocktails but will also be serving up food while playing host to small, local businesses that sell everything from rock memorabilia to art and hot sauce.

When: December 15, 2019
Time: 1 to 5 pm
Where: Bait Shop, 606 Broadway East, Seattle
Admission: Free

The Pool Improv Show

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Part comedy show, part drop-in improv jam, you’re going to laugh your socks off at one heck of a night. First, watch two in-house improv groups perform back-to-back shows. Afterwards, anyone in the audience who desires will have the opportunity to take to the stage and join the performance.

When: December 15, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: 3509 Fremont Avenue N, Seattle
Admission: $5; tickets are available online

Hello Kitty Friends Around The World Tour

To celebrate her birthday, Sanrio is hosting a traveling pop-up in various US Cities. The pop-up, Hello Kitty Friends Around The World Tour, features plenty of Instagrammable spots, with a new one around every corner. Notable parts of the pop-up include a larger-than-life plush New York Pizza, cardboard cutouts of Hello Kitty’s clothing, and a French Boulangerie.

When: Now until December 29, 2019
Time: Various times are available for booking
Where: 44 Bellevue Way Northeast, Bellevue, WA
Admission: Children under three are free; tickets vary $22-50 and are available for purchase online

Seattle Winterfest


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Winter has officially arrived with the return of Winterfest. The sparkling lights and ice rink pretty much scream Instagram, while Saturday ice sculpting is a treat for the whole family. On New Year’s Eve, the Seattle Center will be bursting with fireworks.

When: Now until January 5, 2020
 All day
Where: Seattle Center — 305 Harrison Street, Seattle
Admission info: Free

Miracle on 2nd Holiday Pop-Up


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Miracle on 2nd, an annual holiday-themed pop-up event, has made its way back to Rob Roy for another year of festivities and tasty treats. There will be plenty of holiday decor to take your mind off of holiday stress, as well as festive drinks such as the Snowball Old Fashioned with caramelized pecan bourbon, and the Yippie Ki Yay Mother F*****r with rum, cahaça, purple yam, and coconut orgeat.

When: Now until December 24, 2019
Time: 4 pm to 2 am
Where: Rob Roy — 2332 2nd Avenue, Seattle

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