17 things to do in Seattle this weekend: December 20 to 22

Dec 19 2019, 2:36 pm

With Saturday being the shortest day of the year, make the most of the long night. From a psychic fair to silent discos, here are seventeen things to do in Seattle this weekend, December 20 to 22, 2019.

Friday, December 20

December U District Art Walk


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Join other art lovers on an art walk around the University District. Starting at 6 pm, wander with the group to Cafe Allegro, Cafe Solstice, Cafe Racer, Danaca Designs, Gargoyles Statuary, Seven Market and Cafe, as well as UHeights.

When: Friday, December 20
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: University District
Admission: Free

A Very Die Hard Christmas

December 18

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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
Time: Times vary
Where: Seattle Public Theatre — 7312 West Green Lake Drive North, Seattle
Admission: Ages 13+; $32; tickets are available online

Autumnus at The Funhouse

Seattle-based Autumnal plays a complex mix of deathcore and melodic hardcore. The five-piece band is accompanied by Seattle’s What’s Wrong, and two Olympia bands: Constanza and Sight Received. For lovers of local tunes, this is one of the better things to do in Seattle this weekend.

When: Friday, December 20
Time: 8 pm
Where: Funhouse — 109 Eastlake Avenue East, Seattle
Admission: All ages; $10+; tickets are available online and in-person

Punk Rock Christmas: Spiderface, Klondike Kate, and more!


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Unleash your final rage of the year at Punk Rock Christmas at Victory Lounge. The dive bar known for procuring great shows is putting on their Christmas spectacular with Spider Face, Dirty White Pants, Klondike Kate, Fatal Butterfly, and The Adverse Effect.

When: Friday, December 20
Time: 8:30 to 11:30 pm
Where: Victory Lounge — 433 Eastlake Avenue East, Seattle
Admission: 21+ event; tickets are available online


Electronica duo Ed Handley and Andy Turner, better known as Plaid, are bringing their rhythmic variation and melodies to The Crocodile. Along with computers and synths, the duo has added “real” instruments to their shows, creating a cross-media spectacular. They are currently touring with openers WMD.

When: Friday, December 20
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Crocodile — 2200 2nd Avenue, Seattle
Admission: 21+ event; tickets are available online

AJJ and Daze N’ Daze

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: Friday, December 20 and Saturday, December 21
Time: 7 pm Friday, 5 pm Saturday
Where: Neumos — 925 East Pike Street, Seattle
Admission: All ages; tickets are available online

Saturday, December 21

Seattle’s 2nd Annual Winter Beer Festival

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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, which is an indoor holiday night market with over 150 booths and food trucks. Both are wonderful things to do in Seattle this weekend.

When: December 20 and 21
Time: 4 to 9 pm
Where: Magnusen Park Hangar 30 — 6310 Northeast 74 Street, Seattle
Admission: 21+ to enter the Beer Festival; $10 tickets are available online

Dance Yourself Clean


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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 Empire of the Sun, LCD Soundsystem, Broods, Oliver Tree, and more.

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


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: Saturday, December 21
Time: 8 pm
Where: WaMu Theatre — 800 Occidental Avenue South, Seattle
Admission: 18+ event; tickets are available online

Holiday Fun Run

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Magnuson Series

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
Time: 10 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Magnusen Park – Sand Point Way NE and NE 65th Street, Seattle
Admission: $3 to $46 with online registration


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Woodland Park Zoo

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: November 29 to January 5
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Woodland Park Zoo — 5500 Phinney Avenue N, Seattle
Admission: $12.95+

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


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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. Both stations will play tunes by a different DJ, who will be 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
Time: 10 pm to 2 am
Where: Club Contour — 807 1st Avenue, Seattle
Admission: 21+; tickets are available online

Sunday, December 22


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

When: Saturday, December 21 and Sunday, December 22
Time: 8 pm
Where: Nectar Lounge — 412 North 36th Street, Seattle
Admission: 21+ event; tickets are available online

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

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: November 29 to December 28
Time: Times vary and can be found online
Where: Marion Oliver McCaw Hall — 321 Mercer Street, Seattle
Admission: $27+; tickets available online or in-person at 301 Mercer Street

Jazz Brunch

Hotel Sorrento

Enjoy a cozy 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: Sunday, December 22
Time: 10:30 am to 2 pm
Where: Hotel Sorrento — 900 Madison Street, Seattle
Admission: reserve a table online

Christmas Killings at Corgi Cliffs

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The Christmas Killings at Corgi Cliff

Enjoy watching a murder mystery unfold as you enjoy a four-course holiday dinner at Cafe Nordo. Ths show follows girl 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: Sunday, December 22
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Cafe Nordo — 109 South Main Street, Seattle
Admission: $95+; Tickets are available online

Seattle Psychics Association’s Big Psychic Fair


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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
Time: 12 pm
Where: Kula Movement — 5340 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle
Admission: Free