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, 2017 - January 1, 2018
Sparkling holiday lights, faux snowball fights, Santa and his reindeer, Holiday Carousel, and more.
November 24, 2017 - January 15, 2018
Bellevue Magic Season

A festive collection of holiday events and celebrations.  Light displays at Garden d’Lights, live performances, open-air ice arena, Snowflake Lane, gingerbread workshops and lots more fun.   

November 24, 2017 - January 1, 2018
Zoolights at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

A magical world of dazzling 3-D animal light displays, camel and carousel rides, food, gifts and more.

December 14
SAM Lights
The Olympic Sculpture Park glows with luminaria, make art, enjoy music, hot drinks & tasty bites. Free public event, but please RSVP online.

December 15
A Holiday Festival at the Fields

Free holiday bazaar featuring local vendors, businesses, donation booth for local charities, a gourmet coffee cart, raffles, Story Time with Mrs. Clause, free hay rides, public crafts, music, and much much more! 

December 16
Downtown Edmonds Holiday Market
Produce, preserves, edibles, baked goods and sweets, specialty gift items, holiday greenery and more!
December 16-17, 2017
Seattle Holiday Renegade Craft Fair
Celebration of all things handmade! One-of-a-kind gifts, top independent maker talent from around the country, local food vendors, seasonal cocktails, DJ sets, DIY workshops, photo ops, and more.

December 16
6th Annual Freestyle Christmas Lights
Decorated, lighted cars, trucks, motorcycles cruise through town in a festive holiday parade on wheels. Bring your camera (or join the driving fun – any street legal vehicle can participate).
December 20
Everett Makers Ugly Sweater Party Last Minute Gift Market
Slip on your favorite Ugly Sweater and join the at this fun last minute gift market party! A fantastic group of makers to shop from in addition to food and drink at Narrative Coffee, and raffle prizes!
December 21
Winter Solstice Candlelight River Walk
Bring your friends and family and stroll the Riverfront Trail – come a caroling or simply enjoy the beauty of the evening.
December 31
The 25th Annual First Night Tacoma
Tacoma’s premier downtown New Year’s Eve Festival.
Enjoy entertainment at different stages located in the vicinity of the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts. Fireworks at 11:30pm. 

January 1
The Point Defiance Marina Polar Bear Plunge
Jump in and immerse yourself in the New Year! Heating & changing tents onsite, free hot drinks, treats for sale.
January 20-21, 2018
Craft Crawl
Grab your scissors and head to the first annual Craft Crawl. Make a unique craft at each participating shop. Some shops have "take and go" craft packets to take home or bring to the Country Village craft room to assemble. If you always think, "I can totally make that", this event is for you.
January 26 - February 3, 2018
Seattle Boat Show
Bigger than ever ! Now with three locations – CenturyLink Field, South Lake Union (Chandler’s Cove) and Bell Harbor Marina. Exhibits, Vendors, Boats, Boating & Fishing Seminars, Events, Attractions, Boat Rides, and much more.
January 27
GroundFrog Day Celebration 2018
In this west coast adaptation of Ground Hog Day, Snohomish Slew the Frog predicts the coming of Spring. Kids Games, Crafts, Music, Mascots, Pictures with Snohomish Slew, entertainment for the whole family.
February 10-11, 2018
Têt in Seattle – Vietnamese Lunar New Year
Celebrate the Vietnamese Lunar New Year through cultural live performances, hands-on activities, foods, crafts, games, martial arts and a lively marketplace.

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