5 things to do in Seattle today: Sunday, December 1

Nov 29 2019, 1:00 pm

Turn up your Christmas music, it’s officially December 1!¬†Here are five activities to make the most of your day.

Garden d’Lights

to do

Bellevue Botanical Garden

As if the Bellevue Botanical Garden needed to become any more beautiful, it’s transforming into a sparkling paradise full of twinkling plants, flowers, birds, animals, and cascading waterfalls. Aside from the lights, enjoy a tour of the Gingerbread Village in the Aaron Education Center as well as nightly musical entertainment.

When: Sunday, December 1
Time: 4:30 to 9 pm
Where: Bellevue Botanical Garden ‚ÄĒ 12001 Main Street, Bellevue
Admission: $5

Paws ‘n Claus


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For one day only, bring your pooch with you to Enchant Christmas. Get the ultimate puppy ‘gram with your furry friend at the light spectacle. Tickets include pup swag, an on-site vet, comfort stations, photos and more. Dog-related pop-up vendors will also be in the Christmas Market.

When: Sunday, December 1
Time: 4 to 10 pm
Where: T-Mobile Park¬†‚ÄĒ 1250 1st Avenue South, Seattle
Admission: $14.99+; dog tickets are free but must be added to cart in advance

Swansons Reindeer Festival


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Get up close and personal with reindeer at Swansons Nursery. Besides petting reindeer, you can pay a visit to Santa and his yurt and visit the Holiday Pavilion. Shop a variety of seasonal plants and bulbs, or create your own custom arrangement, wreath, or centerpiece. The nursery is packed with holiday decor, ornaments, stocking stuffers, and gifts for everyone on your list.

When: Sunday, December 1
Where: Swansons Nursery¬†‚ÄĒ 9701 15th Avenue NW, Seattle
Admission: Free


Known best for their 1996 banger “MMMbop,” Hanson is still touring 23 years later. The brothers have sold millions of albums, received multiple Grammy nominations, and have toured all over the world. The group currently performs pop-rock with a country tinge.

When: Sunday, December 1
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Neptune Theatre¬†‚ÄĒ 1303 Northeast 45th Street, Seattle
Admission: $38+, available online



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RESIST is an art walk, auction, and a performance show all at once. The event celebrates Latinx Heritage Month as well as International Human Rights Month. All proceeds from the event will be going to the Northwest Immigrants Rights Project.

When: Sunday, December 1
Time: 8 pm to 1 am
Where: Fred Wildlife Refuge¬†‚ÄĒ 127 Boylston Avenue East, Seattle
Admission: $10+, available online

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