Seattle, WA Events Calendar - things to watch when moving to Seattle

Event Calendar

Thinking about moving to Seattle, WA?  Here are some of the events coming up in the area - before you move stop by to take in some of these exciting activities.
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November 24, 2016 - January 1, 2017
Spanaway
Fantasy Lights 2016
The largest holiday drive-through display in the Northwest, featuring nearly 300 elaborate displays and thousands of sparkling lights. This beautiful two-mile drive along Spanaway Lake has become a family tradition.
November 24, 2016 - January 1, 2017
Spanaway
Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park
The largest holiday drive-through display in the Northwest, featuring nearly 300 elaborate displays and thousands of sparkling lights. This beautiful two-mile drive along Spanaway Lake has become a family tradition.
November 26 - December 31, 2016
Bellevue
Garden d'Lights 2016
Over half a million lights that transform the Bellevue Botanical Garden into a blossoming winter wonderland.
November 27 - December 31, 2016
Seattle
Winterfest at Seattle Center
Ice Rink, Winter train & village, food & drink, music, carolers, holiday light displays, fireworks and more.
December 2, 2016 - January 1, 2017
Renton
Ivar's Clam Lights
Light displays, entertainment, Santa & Mrs. Claus, parade of boats, Argosy Christmas Ship.
December 3-4, 2016
Vashon Island
Vashon Island Art Studio Tour Holiday 2016
Free, self-guided tour. Thirty-four locations, 80+ Island artists, a number of art forms (jewelry; garden art; glass; pottery; prints; paintings in oil, watercolor and encaustic wax; photographs; tiles; sculpture; fabric art, etc.)
Held over two weekends in December (3rd & 4th, 10th & 11th)

December 3-4, 2016
Seattle
Urban Craft Uprising Winter Show
This favorite Seattle craft show is carefully curated and juried to ensure the best mix of crafts and arts, along with quality and originality. This bi-annual show features over 150 vendors excelling in the world of craft, art and design.
December 3-4, 2016
Everett
Holiday on the Bay at Port of Everett
Farmer's Market Holiday Craft Fair & Market. Two days of fun!  Enjoy beverages, toys for tots holiday toy drive, kid's activities, fire truck rides, music, lighted boat parade and a Santa Visit!
December 5
Seattle
SAM Lights
Lights and luminarias, music, art making, hot drinks, sweets. Wear your best light-inspired ensemble and become a part of the experience. Free & Open to the public, RSVP requested 
December 9
Gig Harbor
Light Up the Night: St. Lucia’s Festival
Celebrate Gig Harbor’s Swedish heritage. Crafts, games, and traditional Swedish snacks are the star at this family-friendly event.
December 9
Seattle
Northwest Seaport December Chantey Sing
Sea Chanteys and other sea songs celebrate the connections to the sea, ships, skippers, and sailors. Sea Chanteys are fun and easy to sing and are for all ages. Everyone gets the chance to lead a song, request a song, or simply join in on the chorus.
December 10-11, 2016
Port Gamble
Port Gamble Country Christmas
A variety of festival holiday activities, horse-drawn hayrides, 100,000 holiday lights throughout the town, craft-making for the kids at Santa’s workshop, followed by Western Washington’s only holiday fireworks display.
December 10
Seattle
GreenLake Pathway of Lights
This annual tradition brings neighbors, friends, families and Seattle together to light up the night during one of the darkest months of the year in a celebration of light and the many holidays of December.
December 18
Federal Way
A Bonsai Solstice
See the trees like never before as the museum is illuminated by candlelight. Bring your own flashlight, hot cocoa or coffee provided by Caffe D’Arte, crepes from the Crisp Creperie food truck. Free admission, commemorative votive with a $5 donation.
December 18
Seattle
Holiday Makers Market
Local artists and makers working in diverse media, Food, Drink, Music
January 6-14, 2017
Seattle
14/48: The World’s Quickest Theatre Festival
Seattle’s most daring theatre artists write, design, score, rehearse, and perform 14 world premiere plays in 48 hours.
January 27 - February 4, 2017
Seattle
Seattle Boat Show
The West Coast's Largest Boat Show featuring more than 1,000 recreational watercraft, seminars and the latest accessories indoors at CenturyLink Field, plus afloat on South Lake Union.

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