5 things to do in Seattle today: Thursday, December 12

Dec 11 2019, 11:54 pm

We’re ONE day away from Friday! Spend the day meeting Santa at three separate events, hit up a concert, or attend a depression festival today, December 12.

Pet Photos with Santa


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From 4 to 8 pm tomorrow, December 12, Bellevue Crossroads Mall and Seattle Humane will be hosting a Christmas fundraiser next to Party City and Hallmark. Both humans and animal counterparts can sit in on a photo session with Jolly Saint Nick. All cats, dogs, guinea pigs, fish, and other animals are accepted, as long as they are well behaved.

When: December 12, 2019
Time: 4 to 8 pm
Where: Bellevue Crossroads Mall — 15600 NE 8th Street, Bellevue
Admission: $25 to benefit The Humane Society

Fieldtrip 100: SkiiTour

Coming all the way from Whistler, Canada, Tim and Dave, known as Skiitour are both mountain and music lovers. The duo certainly knows how to get a room on their feet — you won’t be able to stay still during their set at Q Nightclub.

When: December 12, 2019
Time: 9 pm to 2 am
Where: Q Nightclub — 1426 Broadway, Seattle
Admission: 21+ event; $10; Tickets are available online

Enchant Christmas


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Twinkling lights, a maze with larger-than-life sculptures, a Christmas market with over 40 local artisan vendors, ice skating, and all of our favorite parts of Christmas are coming together in one amazing festival: Enchant Christmas. From now until December 29, T-Mobile Park is being overrun by elves and Christmas cheer. Do not miss the opening weekend to get you into the holiday spirit.

When: Now until December 29, 2019
Time: 4 to 10 pm
Where: T-Mobile Park — 1250 1st Avenue S, Seattle
Admission: $14.99-$89.99

Depression Fest 2019


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Check out some of Seattle’s finest poets, comedians, and musicians during one of the darkest times of the year. Entry to the event is by donation to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – those donating over $15 will be entered into a raffle.

When: December 12, 2019
Time: 6 pm to 12 am
Where: Fred Wildlife Refuge — 128 Belmont Avenue East
Admission: Suggested donation is $10

Swansons Reindeer Festival


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Get up close and personal with reindeer at the Swansons Reindeer Festival. Santa will also be making an appearance, and you can snap photos of yourself in his yurt. Swansons Nursery will also be hosting a holiday market as well as a Christmas tree shop.

When: Now until December 24, 2019
Time: 9 am to 6 pm
Where: Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Avenue NW, Seattle
Admission: Free

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