The holiday season is upon us and that means there are a lot of great activities to put on your calendar. Seattle is an excellent city to engage in all of the sights—and sounds—of the holiday spirit. Here are some things that you might want to consider as you begin planning how to spend the end of 2018 with your loved ones!
Dinner & Theatre
Seattle is a city with a great theater and performance scene. One of the hottest events to attend this winter is Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker. This event is hosted The Triple Door by Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann. Sweets brings together dancers from a variety of professional companies from around the city. This includes dancers from places such as the Spectrum Dance Theater, Whim W’Him and the Nevada Ballet Theatre. Sweets is difficult to describe, but you can think of it as a traditional ballet that gets a hilarious, burlesque makeover. Downstairs at the Triple Door is called the Mainstage. There, you can secure a candlelit table that is perfect for your date night. You will also get clear sightlines to feel up close and personal with the stage and the performers, and top-notch sound.
You can also grab a bite to eat to round your night out. Wild Ginger is the restaurant next door and they serve up an Asian fusion menu that is not-to-be-missed. You can finish your night upstairs at the Triple Door at the Musicquarium Lounge. There you will find live music and DJ sets—be sure to come back during happy hour! You can find more information about Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker by pointing your browser to www.VerlaineAndMcCann.com.
Seattle is a city with gorgeous natural features. It is home to beautiful waterways and in plain view of amazing mountain ranges. There are many activities you can do this holiday that directly engage these wonders. One of them is the Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship festival. This holiday tradition has been going since 1949. Every night on the Puget Sound you can feast your eyes on a nautical parade of 45 different boats that travel to different communities, moving from Tacoma to Kirkland. The boats feature choirs that give incredible, 20-minute performances that are broadcast through high-end speakers that make you feel like you are right on the boats with them. The parade is accompanied by bonfires along the beach that you can post up at to warm up at. You can also get on board a select number of the boats participating in the festival. For example, you can partake in dinner and the music on the Argosy Christmas Ship. The parade happens from November 23 to December 23, with an incredible Grand Finale happening that night.
Fireworks at the Space Needle
If you love the booming sounds of fireworks, you are in luck this holiday season. The Space Needle will continue its 20-year tradition of launching fireworks from its massive, 605-foot peak. This year promises to be as amazing as ever, as the fireworks will also inaugurate the Space Needle’s $100 million renovation. The new and improved Space Needle features the world’s first and only revolving glass floor, which gives you incredible floor-to-ceiling views of the city’s beautiful skyline. You can take in these views during the New Year’s party where you can dance to DJ Marco Collins until 1.am., grab a drink at the Absolut ice bar, and listen to the Kate Voss Trio as you chill on the Loupe with the Kate Voss Trio. Throughout the evening there will be appetizers and desserts, and best of all, you can drink a complimentary glass of champagne to toast the ringing in of the new year as the city’s iconic fireworks display explode above.
Seattle may not be the coldest or iciest place in the country, but that does not mean it does not have one of the most incredible winter festivals. Winterfest is a Seattle favorite that takes over the Seattle Center from November 23 to January 6. There are great activities for the whole family, including ice skating, a holiday train display, holiday movies, and a “Winter Worldfest.” This family friendly, budget friendly affair includes highlights such as ice sculpting, fireworks, the Fountain of Light dance party, and live music.
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No matter your holiday desires, Seattle has amazing opportunities to get you in the spirit! Don’t miss a single festive sound this holiday season by ensuring your hearing health is at its best. Schedule a consultation with us at Better Hearing Center today!