7 things to do in Seattle today: Sunday, December 8

Dec 6 2019, 1:00 pm

It’s Sunday in Seattle! Go birdwatching, complete a run dressed as Santa, or visit a craft fair — the day is yours to enjoy. Here are seven activities for you to partake in this Sunday, December 8:

The 35th Annual Jingle Bell Run Seattle


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Dress up in your best festive attire and get ready to run 12k/5k/1 mile through downtown Seattle in the oldest and largest holiday run in Washington. It’s a run to support those living with arthritis and is all about doing good and feeling good. Bring a team together and create a group costume. A total of 100% off registration fees and fundraising go towards The Arthritis Foundation. (There is also a kid run.)

When: December 8, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 am
Where: Westlake Park — 401 Pine Street, Seattle
Admission: $15-$50 with registration

Urban Craft Uprising

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Urban Craft Uprising

Forget mass-production this winter and help save the planet. This market promises unique, high-quality, handcrafted goods from independent crafters, artists, and designers. The people on your gift list deserve well-made, local gifts. Besides gifts, Urban Craft Uprising offers activities, classes, showcases, and events.

When: December 8, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where:¬†Seattle Center Exhibition Hall — 301 Mercer Street, Seattle
Admission: All ages; free

Pop Culture Art Convention

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Start planning your cosplay because a Disney, Marvel, DC Comics, Anime, and Star Wars art event is making its way to The Westin this weekend. The convention will feature nationally recognized artists Christopher Clark and Dominic Glover as well as multiple exhibits of Harry Potter, Disney, Marvel, DC Comics, and more. You are sure to be whisked away into other worlds as you browse through all of the merchandise and artwork while sipping on butterbeer!

When: December 8, 2019
Time: Noon to 6 pm
Where:¬†The Westin Seattle — 1900 5th Avenue, Seattle
Admission: All ages; free with registration

December Bird Walk

Seattle Feminist Bird Club

Thanks to the lovely weather we’ve been having, the birds are likely to be out and about all weekend. Join fellow feminist birders at the Magnuson Frog Pond on one of their last bird walks of 2019.

When: December 8, 2019
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Where: Park and Ride Magnuson Frog Pond — 65th Avenue Northeast, Seattle
Admission: Free

Jingle all the Gay!


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After a successful decade of sold out, critically acclaimed shows, Kitten N’ Lou are back for the next chapter of their hit show, Homo for the Holidays. With this duo, you never know what to expect. Past shows have been glitter bombs of drag, nights of comedy, and burlesque. This weekend, they’re show-ready with queer and extravagant performances, songs, dances, stripteases and holiday hilarities.

When: December 8, 2019
Time: 5 pm
Where: West Hall — 915 East Pine Street, Seattle
Admission: $35+; available online


After having to reschedule his show, SYML is finally ready to take the Seattle stage this Sunday. Focusing on things that matter to him most, Brian Fennel, known as SYML, produces music from his home in Issaquah about his experiences and what he’s going through.

When: December 8, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where:¬†The Neptune Theatre — 1303 Northeast 45th Street, Seattle
Admission: all ages; $20+, available online

The 39th Annual Winter Festival and Crafts Fair

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Phinney Center

With over 120+ handpicked makers and all-day entertainment, the PNA Annual Winter Festival & Crafts Fair is one not to miss! For just $4, you’ll have access to coffee, a mimosa garden, a festival garden and, of course, hundreds of crafts to purchase. Get your festival passport stamped in all corners of the festival to be entered to win one of many goodie bags filled with items from the crafters in the fair.

When: December 7 and 8, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Phinney Center — 6532 Phinney Avenue N, Seattle
Admission: $4 and a suggested donation of a food item for the FamilyWorks Greenwood Food Bank

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