5 things to do in Seattle today: Tuesday, December 17

Dec 16 2019, 5:09 pm

Get yourself into the Christmas spirit today by meeting Santa and then heading to a holiday craft fair. If Christmas isn’t really your thing, hit up a comic drawing session or a concert. The world is your oyster today, December 17, 2019.

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Eric Bellinger was given the cliche choice of football scholarship or recording contract, and lucky for our ears, he took the latter. After co-writing dozens of songs with high-profile artists such as Justin Bieber and Usher, he’s now focusing on his own music and succeeding at it.

When: December 17, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Crocodile — 2200 2nd Avenue, Seattle
Admission: All ages; tickets are available online

Holiday Night Market


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Make it out to Flora Bakehouse to celebrate the holidays with a makers market full of delicious treats as well as homemade gifts. Vendors include Finnriver, Fortunate Orchard, Girl Meets Dirt, Karra Wise, pFriem Family Brewers, Rebekah J Designs, Sage to Sea Designs, Seattle Candle Company, and Sea Wolf Bakers.

When: December 17, 2019
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Where: Cafe Flora — 1901 East Madison Street, Seattle
Admission: All ages; Free

Dune Mini Comic Night


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Once a month, Seattle artists meet up and draw a comic book page. This page then gets added into a zine, which you can pick up the following month. All styles of comics are welcome, and you should get there early if you want a seat.

When: December 17, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Cafe Racer — 5828 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle
Admission: All ages; free

Intro to Block Printing

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All you need to take with you to this block printing class is yourself. No, honestly — if you can’t come up with any ideas, they’ll provide reference materials along with tools, materials, and a teacher. No previous art experience is necessary for this two-and-a-half-hour workshop.

When: December 17, 2019
Time: 6 pm
Where: Spacecraft — 219 Broadway East, Seattle
Admission: $65; sign up is available online

Christmas Ships and Santa Photos

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Your furry friends deserve to meet the great man in red just as much as you do. Bring your pets along to Madison Park, where you can take photos with Santa before watching the annual Christmas Ship Festival and Performance.

When: December 17, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Boathouse at Madison Park — 1900 43rd Avenue East, Seattle
Admission: All ages; free

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