Seattle Area Calendar of Events
Olympia Film Festival
Nov. 3 - 13, 2016
The Olympia Film Society has curated over nine days of important and entertaining films, outrageously fun events, informative workshops, and an experience you will not forget. Films will be shown at the Capitol Theater.
Veterans Day Parade
Nov. 5, 2016
Auburn has hosted the Veterans Day Parade since 1965. Now in its 51st year, the parade has grown into one of the largest Veterans Day parades in the United States of America. Come on out and celebrate our Veterans!
Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival
Nov. 5 - 6, 2016
The Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival is a community event celebrating the many connections between Bainbridge Island and the film world. Since 1999, Celluloid Bainbridge has screened both amateur and professional films with a Bainbridge connection, providing a venue for both established and aspiring filmmakers to share their work with the community.
Jefferson County Holiday Fair
Nov. 5 - 6, 2016
Get a head start on your Holiday Season! The Holiday Fair at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds is a great place to get stocking stuffers, gifts, arts & crafts, or get your picture taken with Santa!
Nov. 5 - 6, 2016
This annual fall bazaar in Seattle features traditional Polish foods such as borscht, pierogi, and Polish sausages served by waiters clad in Polish folk costumes, as well as booths selling Polish crystal bowl and vases, Boleslawiec pottery, amber and silver jewelry, pottery, and more.
Seattle Auto Show
Nov. 10 - 13, 2016
Whether you are looking the newest models and cutting-edge automobile technology or just love rare and classic automobiles, the Seattle Auto Show is the place to be. This event will take place at Century Link Field!
Best of the Northwest Art & Fine Craft Show, Act I
Nov. 11 - 13, 2016
The 28th Annual Best of the Northwest Art & Fine Craft Show is an event with a completely unique collection of artists. Held at Hangar 30 in Seattle's Magnuson Park, the event features everything from jewelry, designer clothing and paintings, to works of glass, metal, wood, clay and more. Find unique gifts for holiday shopping, as well as decorative items for your home or office.
Nov. 11 - 13, 2016
Gem Faire is one of the largest gem, jewelry & bead shows in the United States. Discover fine jewelry, costume jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, sparkling crystals, gold & silver, tools, jewelry supplies & boxes all under one roof at the Washington State Fair Events Center!
Olympic Peninsula Harvest Wine Tour
Nov. 11 - 13, 2016
Nine wineries along the Olympic Peninsula will pair wines with seasonal foods in this celebration of the peninsula's artisan winemakers. Visitors will be greeted by signature scarecrows at each winery, and enjoy live music!
Northwest Chocolate Festival
Nov. 12 - 13, 2016
Join us for chocolate exhibits from around the world, 80+ chocolate tasting workshops, a real working chocolate factory and 21+ lounge. Shop for holiday gifts, taste wine, beer & spirits, relax in the chocolate factory, and take a workshop in our globally renown chocolate education program.
Nov. 19 - 20, 2016
Yulefest is the annual Nordic Christmas celebration at the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle. Enjoy traditional Scandinavian entertainment featuring fiddlers, singers, and folk dancers; shop for hand-crafted gifts from our many Nordic-inspired vendors, and finish your gift shopping early this year!
La Conner Turkey Trot
Nov. 24, 2016
The annual La Conner Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning is a favorite event among locals, and a great way to justify all the delicious food you'll be eating that afternoon. Hosted by the La Conner Chamber of Commerce, the event raises funds for the La Conner High School Track & Field Program.
Nov. 24, 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017
Pierce County Parks and Recreation is pleased to present the 21st annual 'Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park' the largest holiday drive-through display in the Northwest, featuring nearly 300 elaborate displays and thousands of sparkling lights. The beautiful two-mile drive along Spanaway Lake has become a memorable lakeside tradition for the entire family.
Macy's Holiday Parade
Nov. 25, 2016
This wonderful holiday parade, held annually in downtown Seattle, features more than 25 inflatable floats, local school and community marching bands, drill teams, sports team and over 650 costumed characters.
Duwamish Native Holiday Gift Fair
Nov. 25 - 27, 2016
The Duwamish Tribe invites the public to its Longhouse on Thanksgiving weekend for a Native Holiday Gift Fair. Buy directly from native artists and craft persons. Lots of holiday spirit and a big lighted tree. Unique gifts in every price range - fine art, native crafts, regalia, cards, jewelry, t-shirts, smoked salmon and more. Snacks: soup of day, hot chocolate and more. Celebrate National Native American Heritage Day on Nov. 27th! Free admission and parking for shoppers.
Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship Festival
Nov. 25 - Dec. 22, 2016
Holiday traditions in the Northwest start on the water with the Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship festival - a holiday celebration that has been a Pacific Northwest tradition since 1949. Every year, the Argosy Christmas Ship sails to different Puget Sound waterfront communities, over 45 in total. Choirs onboard sing 20-minute performances to these communities, all broadcast via state-of-the-art speaker system. On shore, thousands of people gather around roaring bonfires anticipating the arrival of the Christmas Ship.
Nov. 25 - Dec. 24, 2016
Snowflake Lane is a holiday spectacle for the whole family, made up of live toy soldier drummers, exhilarating music, animated snow characters, and glittering lights, all surrounded by snow falling every night along Bellevue Way between Bellevue Square, Lincoln Square and Bellevue Place in Bellevue, Washington.
Nov. 25 - Dec. 28, 2016
Treat your loved ones to Pacific Northwest Ballet's production of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker this holiday season! Choreographer George Balanchine's production of Tschaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker has become the most famous stage production of the ballet performed in the U.S.
Seattle Center WinterFest
Nov. 25 - Dec. 31, 2016
Connecting to the sights, sounds and spirit of the season - Seattle Center Winterfest includes Winter Train and Village, Winterfest Ice Rink, cultural celebrations, ice sculpting, along with music and comedy, performances by more than 100 student groups and more.
Zoo Lights at Point Defiance
Nov. 25, 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017
Need a break from Christmas shopping and holiday baking? Head on over to Point Defiance Zoo for their annual Zoo Lights celebration. Over half a million colorful lights adorn the zoo grounds for one unbelievable holiday display. Don't expect to see any polar bears or penguins on this trip, though - they're tucked away safe and sound for this one.
Nov. 25, 2016 - Jan. 3, 2017
Seattle's wildest winter holiday lights festival is back! The favorite new holiday tradition features wild animals and wild places recreated in hundreds of thousands of sparkling LED lights. Experience amazing indoor and outdoor light displays, see a few animal friends - including visiting reindeer - have a faux-snowball fight with your family, and enjoy carolers singing the joy of the holiday season.
Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena
Nov. 25, 2016 - Jan. 8, 2017
Skate and celebrate at the Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena, the region's largest open-air holiday ice skating experience! The festive venue offers shelter for all-weather skating, food and beverage concessions, music from STAR 101.5, and a series of special events including Free Skate Mondays, Free Skate Lessons, Stroller Skate Thursdays and Library Appreciation Days!
Magic in the Market Holiday Celebration
Nov. 26, 2016
Kick off your holiday season at Pike Place Market's "Magic in the Market"! Meet and take FREE photos with Santa, decorate gingerbread cookies, enjoy performances by the Figgy Pudding Caroling Teams, sip on some apple cider or hot chocolate, and witness the lighting of the 20-foot holiday tree and lights throughout the Market.
Nov. 26, 2016
The annual Kirkland Winterfest Holiday Tree Lighting and Music Festival features an afternoon of performances, bon fires, carols, kids' activities, games, Santa arrival, refreshments, food, and the annual tree lighting ceremony.
Winterfest Arts & Crafts Fair
Nov. 26 - 27, 2016
During Gig Harbor's Winterfest, Peninsula High School is transformed into a winter wonderland. Thousands of holiday shoppers attend this Thanksgiving Weekend event. 200 Arts and Crafts Artists display their handcrafted items and gourmet foods.
Nov. 26, 2016 - Dec. 31, 2016
The enormously popular Garden d'Lights festival features over a half million lights which transform the Bellevue Botanical Garden into a blossoming winter wonderland. Every December, over 150,000 people enjoy this dazzling holiday display.
A Victorian Country Christmas
Nov. 30 - Dec. 4, 2016
Step back in time and enjoy a Victorian village filled with 560 stores at the fairgrounds in Puyallup! Also, enjoy a Christmas Carousel ride, a horse drawn carriage ride, or hop aboard the Santa Tram!