'Tis the Season

Christmas and Holiday Event Guide 2014

A roundup of the city's festive concerts, theater, dance, and more.

By Seth Sommerfeld November 20, 2014

Do you really need us to describe A Christmas Carol again at this point? No. So let’s skip to the part where we tell you when and where some of your annual holiday favorites will play. To the list!


5th Avenue Theatre
Nov 25–Dec 30
A Christmas Story: The Musical

ACT Theatre
Nov 28–Dec 28
A Christmas Carol

Dec 4–28
 Judy’s Scary Little Christmas

Paramount Theatre
Dec 2–7
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! the Musical

Seattle Public Theatre Company
Dec 5–24
Christmastown: A Holiday Noir
Dec 13–24 The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Taproot Theatre Company
Nov 21–Dec 27
Appalachian Christmas Homecoming

Town Hall
Dec 5
Seattle Radio Theatre: The Bishop's Wife


Emerald Ballet Theatre
Dec 6–14
The Nucracker

Pacific Northwest Ballet
Nov 28–Dec 28
Stowell and Sendak's Nutcracker

Tacoma City Ballet
Dec 13–23
The Nutcracker and the Tale of the Hard Nut


Columbia City Theater
Dec 5–13
The Best Burlesque Pageant Ever
Dec 20 What's This?: A Nightmare Before Christmas Tribute

Oddfellows's West Hall
Dec 11–27 Homo for the Holidays

The Triple Door
Dec 11–27
Land of Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker


Bake's Place
Dec 18
Tingstad and Rumbel: Christmas Show
Dec 23 Geoffrey Castle's Celtic Christmas Celebration

Benaroya Hall
Nov 29–Dec 22
Seattle Men's Chorus: ...Our Gay Apparel
Dec 4 Journey of Light: A Pacific Lutheran University Christmas
Dec 5–7 Seattle Pops: Holiday Pops with Cirque Musica
Dec 7 Portland Cello Project's Holiday Spectacular
Dec 8 Christmas with The King's Singers
Dec 9 Northwest University: Christmas Traditions
Dec 15 Ensign Symphony and Chorus: What Child Is This
Dec 16 The Irish Tenors' Holiday Concert
Dec 19–21 The Coats: Annual Holiday Concert
Dec 19–21
Handel's Messiah
Dec 23
A Festival of Lessons and Carols

Blessed Sacrement Church
Dec 4 The Tallis Scholars
Dec 27 The Tudor Choir: Christmas Day Album Release Concert

Nov 22
Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Christmas Attic
Dec 9 107.7 The End's Deck the Hall Ball

Meany Hall
Dec 12
Ovations: UW Faculty and Staff Performance Showcase
Dec 21 Mark O'Connor and Friends: An Appalachian Christmas

Moore Theatre
Dec 2 106.1 KISS FM's Jingle Ball

Neptune Theatre
Dec 18 A Very Merry Christmas

Pantages Theater
Dec 4 Seattle Men's Chorus: ...Our Gay Apparel
Dec 7 Tacoma Symphony Orchestra: Sounds of the Season
Dec 13–17 The Christmas Revels in Celebration of the Winter Solstice
Dec 18 & 19 Tacoma Symphony Orchestra: Handel's Messiah

Rialto Theater
Dec 7 Holiday Traditions

Seattle Jewish Choir
Dec 20 Big Chanukah Show

Town Hall
Dec 6 Columbia Choirs: YuleFest
Dec 6 Seattle Baroque Orchestra: European Christmas Potpourri with Eric Milnes
Dec 7 LUCO Holiday Concert
Dec 13 Seattle Girls’ Choir: 33rd Annual Holiday Concert
Dec 13 Magical Strings: 36th Annual Celtic Yuletide Concert
Dec 15 Navy Band Northwest: Holiday Concert
Dec 20 Earshot Jazz: Ellington’s Sacred Music

The Triple Door
Dec 6 Fremont Arts: The Winter Round
Dec 28 & 29 The Bobs After Christmas Show


ACT Theatre
Dec 4–21
Ham for the Holidays: Fear the Bacon

Neptune Theatre
Dec 9 A John Waters Christmas

Jet City Improv
Nov 29–Dec 20
Uncle Mike Ruins Christmas
Dec 4–19 Upside Downton: The Christmas Special

Unexpected Productions
Nov 28–Dec 27
A(n Improvised) Christmas Carol


Grand Illusion Cinema
Dec 12–Jan 1
It's A Wonderful Life

SIFF Cinema Uptown
Dec 25 Fiddler on the Roof Sing Along


Town Hall
Dec 14
Short Stories Live: A Rogue's Christmas


Argosy Cruises
Nov 28–Dec 23 Christmas Ship Festival

Broadway Center
Nov 29 69th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

Downtown Tacoma
Nov 21–Jan 11
Franciscan Polar Plaza

EverGreen Escapes
Dec 12–28
Bulb and Brews: Holiday Lights and Craft Brewery Tour

Fort Nisqually Living History Museum
Dec 6 19th Century Christmas

Green Lake
Dec 13 Green Lake Pathway of Light

Museum of Glass
Dec 13 Christmas Around the World

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
Nov 28–Jan 4 Zoolights

Seattle Center
Nov 28–Dec 31

Seymour Botanical Conservatory
Dec 6 Victorian Holiday Celebration

Volunteer Park
Dec 11
Holiday in the Park

Washington Beer Commision
Dec 5 & 6
Winter Beer Fest

Washington State Fair Events Center
Dec 3–7 Victorian Country Christmas

Waterways Crusies
Nov 28–Dec 23
Holiday Parade of Lights Crusies

Woodinville Wine Country
Dec 5–7
Saint Nick's Weekend

Woodland Park Zoo
Nov 28–Jan 4

Wright Park
Dec 24 Jingle Bell Run


Benaroya Hall
Dec 5 & 6
Tiny Tots: Holiday Hooray!
Dec 13 A Spirit for the Holidays

Meany Hall
Dec 14 Cool Yule!

Seattle Children's Museum
Nov 28–Dec 30
Festival of Lights

Seattle Children's Theatre
Nov 13–Dec 21
Dick Whittington and His Cat

Studio East
Nov 29–Dec 21
'Twas the Night

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