15 things to do in Seattle this weekend: December 6 to 8

Dec 5 2019, 11:41 pm

It’s the first full weekend of December. Start your month right with these 15 fun events in Seattle from Friday, December 6 to Sunday, December 9.

Friday, December 6

The Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition

The 33rd annual great figgy pudding caroling competition is taking place once again in the heart of Downtown Seattle. The attraction raises funds for the Pike Market Senior Center and Food Bank and has attracted nearly 10,000 people each year. Watch the top teams compete in a sing-off, or wander and hear the different performers as the night progresses.

When: December 6, 2019
Time: 6 to 8:30 pm
Where: Westlake Center — 400 Pine Street, Seattle
Admission: Free

Jeremiah Coughlan


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Enjoy a night of laughs with seasoned comedian Jeremiah Coughlan. His candid, conversational brand of self-deprecating humor is sure to make you giggle, or at least feel a bit better about yourself after his set. He’s performed in comedy clubs all over the Northwest, and has even been featured in international festivals such as The 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival where he was nominated as “Best of the Fest.”

When: December 6, and 7, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm to 12 am
Where: Club Comedy Seattle — 340 15th Avenue East, Seattle
Admission: 21+ event; $15; tickets are available online

Allah-Las with Mapache and Tim Hill

It’s no wonder that Allah-Las create beachy, dreamy music; their hometown is Los Angeles. The band has worked hard on expanding their melodies and moods, which is audible in their new album LAHS. This Friday, Allah-Las are at Neumos, the latest stop on their North American tour.

When: December 6, 2019
Time: 9 pm
Where: Naumos — 925 East Pike Street
Admission: All ages; $20+, available online

Christmas Ship Festival


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Since 1949, the Argosy Cruises Ship Festival has helped families celebrate the holiday season. Watch glowing Christmas ships parade through the waterfront neighborhoods around Lake Washington and the Puget Sound. Onboard the Christmas Ship Lead Boat, listen to choirs performing carols as well as meet Santa, listen to a reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, and enjoy holiday craft workshops.

When: December 6, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Westlake Center — 1624 4th Avenue, Seattle
Admission: $49+, available online

Paint Nite: Magical Winter Discovery


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Soothe your headaches by painting. Unleash your inner artist with guidance from a talented and entertaining artist. Instruction and materials are all provided by a host. This week’s theme is Magical Winter Discovery.

When: December 6, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Domanico Cellars — 825 Northwest 49th Street, Seattle
Admission: $37, register online

Saturday, December 7

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 7 and 8, 2019
Time: Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Seattle Center Exhibition Hall — 301 Mercer Street, Seattle
Admission: All ages; free

Conan Gray

The 20-year-old teen heartthrob Conan Gray got his start on YouTube by posting vlogs and songs on his channel which has amassed over 1.6 million subscribers. Having supported Panic! at the Disco on their tour, as well as selling out his own North American and European tours, Gray will be bringing his bedroom pop tunes to Seattle this weekend for The Comfort Crowd Tour.

When: December 7, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Showbox SoDo
Admission: All ages; $55+; tickets are available online

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

Winterfest Ice Sculpting


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Make your way out to Seattle Center to watch artists work their magic by transforming blocks of ice into beautiful masterpieces. The carving tent will be located beside the ice rink.

When: December 7, 2019
Time: 12 pm
Where: Fisher Pavilion, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle
Admission: Free

Thompson Seattle Sip and Shop


Enjoy browsing through a curated collection of local designers, boutiques, and beauty brands while sipping signature cocktails from The Nest’s new fall-winter menu. If you’d like to channel your inner influencer with a one-of-a-kind experience, this sip and shop is the place to be.

When: December 7, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: The Nest Rooftop Bar — 110 Stewart Street, Seattle
Admission: 21+ event; Free

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

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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