5 things to do in Seattle today: Monday, December 2

Dec 2 2019, 1:00 pm

The first Monday of December has us in a different kind of lull. So close to Christmas vacation, yet chained to the desks of the workplace.

Here are 5 things to do today, December 2, to keep your mind on weekend mode.

DSA Holiday Carousel


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The DSA’s iconic winter carousel is back spinning in Westlake Park for its 31st year. The carousel will remain by donation and spin all night long — until 8 pm, that is. Bring your little cousins, best friends, or perhaps a Tinder date? The Holiday Carousel is nestled right beside the Urban Craft Uprising Holiday Market, which opens on November 29. A ride and a hot chocolate on the side? Now that’s a perfect winter night. 

Where: Now until January 1
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Downtown Seattle, Westlake Park — 401 Pine Street, Seattle
Admission: $4, suggested donation


From paying for a $20 gym membership just to shower to being the openers on Stone Temple Pilots’ 2015 US tour, Dreamers has certainly come a long way in its career. The Los Angeles trio have taken the indie-pop world by storm with their irresistible melodies and catchy lyrics. Catch them tonight with guests Arrested Youth and American Teeth.

When: December 2, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Location: The Crocodile, 2200 2nd Avenue, Seattle
Admission: all ages; $17+; tickets available online

Seattle International Dance Festival and Khambatta Dance’s 5th Annual Winter Shindig


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Mingle with other dance-enthusiasts and members of the Khambatta Dance Company aboard the Virginia V Steamship while enjoying cocktails, paddle raises, dessert dashes, and more.

When: December 2, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: The Virginia V Steamship, 860 Terry Avenue North, Seattle
Admission: $50+; tickets available online


December 2

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: Now until January 5, 2020
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Woodland Park Zoo — 5500 Phinney Avenue N, Seattle
Admission: $12.95+

Family Preview


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This year, Providence Health and Services is gifting the Seattle community with a Family Preview. Enjoy free photos with Santa, kids activities, festive entertainment as well as photogenic Christmas trees. Don’t worry, you won’t have to miss the Seahawks game, as it will be streaming throughout the night.

When: December 2, 2019
Time: 4 to 8 pm
Where: The Westin Seattle Ballroom, 1900 5th Avenue, Seattle
Admission: Free

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