49 Things Every Seattleite Must Do This Winter

Where to ski, skate, swim, dine, lounge, and yes, drink. Where to ski, skate, swim, dine, lounge, and drink all season long.

In this issue:

Arts & Culture

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: December 2015

John Waters gets in the holiday spirit, Gonzaga hits the KeyArena hardwood, and the 5th is alive with ‘The Sound of Music.’

11/24/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld


A Tough Nut to Crack

After 31 years, Pacific Northwest Ballet is finally staging a new Nutcracker. Here’s what you need to know.

11/23/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Eat & Drink


Festive Lunches for the Holidays

Midday meals for celebrating and catching up.

12/08/2015 By Kathryn Robinson


Seattle Fine Dining Evolves

What big changes at Canlis and Cafe Juanita tell us about how we celebrate.

12/03/2015 By Kathryn Robinson


The Lodge Sports Grille Is Expanding Like Crazy

It might be the fanciest low-key sports bar in town. And it's booming.

11/24/2015 By Karin Vandraiss

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

Nog Bless Us, Everyone

A paean to egg nog.

12/02/2015 By James Ross Gardner

Home & Real Estate


How to Design a Studio Apartment

Some experts offer tips on how to make the most out of a small space.

12/15/2015 By Darren Davis

News & City Life

Year in Review

Shameless in Seattle

The year bunnies attacked, a white woman pretended to be black, and a ton of stuff fell off trucks.

12/08/2015 By Matthew Halverson

How I Got Here

Trupanion’s Founder Went from Selling Cigars to Insuring Pets

Darryl Rawlings hatched the idea for his pet insurance company while living in a tent on a beach in Mexico for three months.

12/08/2015 By Darren Davis

The Explainer

Seattle’s Gold Rush, Then and Now

Seattle’s population influx—nearly 15,000 newcomers per year since 2010—is fast approaching gold rush rates. But this time around, a whole new breed of prospector is coming ashore, one that covets tech opportunities over gold.

12/08/2015 By Karin Vandraiss

Open Letter

Dear Glowforge:

Business opportunity, pls respond


Unquiet Riot

Meet Amelia Bonow, Cocreator of #ShoutYourAbortion

She's the woman who has everyone talking about an uncomfortable topic.

12/07/2015 By Jessica Voelker

Guilt Trip

Can Warning Labels on Gas Pumps Change Our Earth-Destroying Ways?

City Council member Mike O’Brien thinks so.

12/07/2015 By Matthew Halverson

Snap Judgment

Amazon and Uber are Getting Into the Food-Delivery Game

In a town rife with food-delivery options, Amazon and Uber are letting account holders order ready-to-eat meals from Seattle restaurants. Bon appétit or boneheaded?

12/07/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Rainy Season

49 Things Every Seattleite Must Do This Winter

Where to skate, soak, drink, dine, and, yes, swim all season long.

12/05/2015 By Seattle Met Staff

Back Fence

Into the Cold

My uncle left us too soon, but Christmas brings him back.

12/04/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Quote Unquote

Is There a More Influential Seattle DJ Than John Richards?

The KEXP vet reflects on nearly two decades of music discovery—and gears up for the station’s new studio.

12/03/2015 By Matthew Halverson


The Whole World Is Watching

In 1999, Seattle was the stage for what was then the largest protest against economic globalization in history. An Amazon employee left work and trained his camera on the melee. Here’s what he discovered when he watched the tape 16 years later.

11/30/2015 By Ryan Boudinot

Style & Shopping

'Tis the Season

Seattle Met’s Holiday Gift Guide 2015

Your holiday shopping just got a lot easier.

11/24/2015 By Amanda Zurita

Travel & Outdoors

Get Out Of Town

Northwest Travel Dispatch: Winter 2016

Where you’ll want to go, and what’s happening there.

12/07/2015 By Allison Williams