1. Holiday classic hits the theater. “Miracle on 34th Street." Seattle Musical Theatre. Showings are Dec. 19-29 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Enjoy this musical adapted from the 1947 classic film, as it brings to life the story of one young lawyer’s determination to defend a man soon to be realized as the real Santa Claus. The musical is filled with beloved holiday songs, “Pinecones and Hollyberries” and “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” and sure to be a heart-warming experience. Follow the link here for more event details.
2. Zoo lights and sights. Zoolights. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. Tacoma. Open Nov. 29-Jan. 5, 2020, nightly from 5-9 p.m. Stop by the Puget Sound spectacular to see baby animal lights, catch a glimpse of the giant octopus, shimmering Mt. Rainier and much more. Make a pit stop at the South Pacific Aquarium to catch a glimpse of the massive sharks inside. Walking around inside the zoo, you can see up to 70,000 holiday lights, glowing with holiday spirit, and even 3-D animal light displays. Follow the link here for more event details.
3. Gingerbread winter wonderland. 27th annual Sheraton Grand Seattle Gingerbread Village. Hosted at the Sheraton Grand Seattle hotel, Sunday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., and Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. This winter, experience a local tradition and help support type 1 diabetes awareness. Enjoy the creations of talented local architects and chefs as gingerbread displays will be available to see. The event is free to the public, and each year, Sheraton Grand Seattle and thousands of volunteers put in hours of service to put on the Seattle holiday tradition. For more information, follow the link here.
4. Holiday lights. Garden d’Lights. Bellevue Botanical Garden. Nov. 30-Dec. 31 open nightly from 4:30-9 p.m. If you’re on the east side, stop by the Bellevue Botanical Gardens and experience a whimsical array of a million sparkling holiday lights and where you’ll see lighted flowers, birds and cascading waterfall displays. Tickets are $5 per person, and free for children 10 years old and younger. Follow the link here for more event details.
5. Interactive holiday lights. Lumaze. Smith Cove Cruise Terminal at Pier 91, Seattle. Nov. 29-Jan. 4, 2020. Nightly various times (Dec. 20: 4-11 p.m., Dec. 21: 1-11 p.m., Dec. 22: 1-9 p.m.) Immerse yourself in the kid-friendly, indoor wonderland of magical lights and structures. Enjoy interactive hanging Christmas lights, with illuminated structures, daily live entertainment and delicious foods and drinks to purchase. Kids can play on bouncy reindeer structures, stop by the LED hopscotch and swings, ride Louise the Locomotive and get their picture taken with Santa. For more details, follow the link here.
6. Hilarious musical hits 5th Ave. “Mrs. Doubtfire.” 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle. Nov. 26-Jan. 4, 2020. The beloved comedy film hits center stage in the new musical adaptation, starring Rob McClure as Daniel Hillard/Mrs. Doubtfire and Jenn Gambatese as Miranda Hillard to name a few. The theater adaption will not disappoint, featuring joyful musical numbers, comedic character moments, and heartfelt moments about family and love. Follow the link here for ticket and showtime details.
7. A Christmas classic. ACT Theatre presents “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. Nov. 29-Dec. 28. ACT Theatre, Seattle. Various times. The holiday classic musical returns to the stage this season. Adapted by Gregory Falls and directed by Kelly Kitchens, this is the story of the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. Three ghostly visitors will follow Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformational journey through time, discovering more about his past, present and future through the eyes of those around him. Come sing, dance and celebrate the season with Tiny Tim, Scrooge and the whole cast. Follow the link here for more details.
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