What's Next - Around the Sound: December 2015 Event Calendar

The holidays have arrived and although you may be busy shopping and preparing for guests, don't forget to take advantage of the multitude of events taking place around the Puget Sound area! Whether you want to visit the Christmas Lights at the Seattle Zoo or attend the Menorah Lighting in Ballard, take a peek at upcoming events for the month of December!


December 3-31, 2015
Winter at Seattle Center

A wonderland of sparkling lights, child-sized diversions and spirited entertainment brightens Seattle Center through the twilight of the year. Winterfest Ice Rink returns, along with Saturday ice sculpting and lively weekend performances.

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December 3, 2015 - January 3, 2016
Christmas Lights at the Seattle Zoo

WildLights has 500,000 lights in animal shapes, real reindeer, night animals, and carolers at Woodland Park Zoo. Closed Dec. 24 & 25.

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December 4-6, 11-13 & 18-20, 2015
Bavarian Christmas

Enjoy Christmas lights twinkling on snow, roasted chestnuts, sleigh rides, and caroling at the annual Leavenworth Christmas Lighting.

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December 5-6, 2015
Phinney Winter Festival 

The Winter Festival & Crafts Fair has 100+ arts and crafts vendors, musicians and dancers, and lunch and baked goods at Phinney Center.

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December 8, 2015
Menorah Lighting 

The Public Menorah Lighting In Ballard includes music, dancing, dreidels, and latkes at Bergen Place Park. FREE EVENT.

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December 11-13, 2015
Holiday Concert

Holiday Pops features the Seattle Symphony, University of Washington Chorale, Seahawks drummers, and singers at Benaroya Hall. Discount tickets $24.

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December 13, 2015
Seattle Jazz

Hear the entire score of the holiday classic A Charlie Brown Christmas, preceded by cocktails at Cornish Playhouse at the Seattle Center. Discount tickets $21.

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December 24, 2015
Jingle Bell Run - Tacoma

You know the drill: the shopping is finished, the presents are wrapped, and the kids are bouncing off the walls with excitement. Sign up for the start time that's most convenient for you then bring your family and friends to Wright Park to enjoy a refreshing 3-mile run or walk.

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December 31, 2015
New Year's Eve Restaurants

Find a list of restaurants that offer special menus and celebrations for New Year’s Eve at OpenTable.

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December 31, 2015
New Year's Eve at EMP

Indulgence is billed as Seattle’s biggest New Year’s Eve bash, with 3,000 guests, 3 performance stages, comedy, and dancing to live music at Experience Music Project for age 21+, with museum access.

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