7 things to do in Seattle today: Sunday, December 22

Dec 20 2019, 5:00 am

It’s the weekend before Christmas, and if you’re not doing anything festive, you’re doing it wrong. Here are seven events for both the happy holiday goers and the Grinches of the season.


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 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

Jazz Brunch

Hotel Sorrento

What: Enjoy a weekend brunch in a cozy, luxe lounge and bar. Listen to the smooth sounds of Emma Caroline Baker while indulging in classic brunch dishes served alongside upscale drinks and cocktails.

When: December 22, 2019
Time: 10:30 am to 2 pm
Where:¬†Hotel Sorrento ‚ÄĒ 900 Madison Street, Seattle
Admission: Reserve a table online

Christmas Killings at Corgi Cliffs

things to do in Seattle this weekend

The Christmas Killings at Corgi Cliff

What: Watch a murder mystery unfold as you enjoy a four-course holiday dinner at Cafe Nordo. This show follows Detective Beck-June Beasley-Jones as she encounters murders everywhere she goes. The comedy is for adults 18+ and consists of nostalgic holiday tunes and mature themes.

When: December 22, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Cafe Nordo ‚ÄĒ 109 South Main Street, Seattle
Admission: $95+; 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 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


things to do in Seattle this weekend

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+

A Very Die Hard Christmas

December 18

The Habit Comedy / Facebook

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