Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do December 20–22

"The Matrix" takes over MoPOP, comedian Andy Haynes hits a hometown stage, and Flying Lion hosts a dark beer fest.

12/20/2019 By Ryan Phelan

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do December 13–15

A new play goes to voicemail, Skål opens the aquavit cellar, and local artists Lemolo and Ryan Caraveo hit Seattle stages.

12/13/2019 By Ryan Phelan and Stefan Milne

Ho Ho How

A (Seattle) Christmas Story: The Origins of the Santa Photo

In 1943, 75 years ago this month, a Seattle photographer had the idea to take photos of kids with the big guy. But as retail stores close, will the tradition...

12/10/2019 By Marisa Comeau-Kerege

shade index

The 7 Santas You Meet in Seattle

He knows when you aren’t shopping locally.

11/26/2019 By Mac Hubbard

Season's Listings

Seattle Holiday Event Guide 2019

From lit cruises to glittering mazes to takes on wintry burlesque, here are the 32 events to catch this season.

11/26/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Sales & Events

Wear What When November 26–December 2

This week: A 'Bachelorette' alum hosts a fashion show, Seattle Gents takes men's wardrobing to the next level, and the Gates Foundation hosts its annual Giving Marketplace.

11/26/2018 By Elizabeth Podlesnik

Culture Fix

Holiday Event Guide 2018

From a Jane Austen adaptation to a drag show, these are the 23 events to catch this season.

11/20/2018 By Aly Brady, Gwen Hughes, and Stefan Milne

Season's Listings

Seattle's Top 5 Holiday Events of 2018

Dirty Waters at the Neptune, two takes on The Nutcracker, and Ebenezer's return.

11/20/2018 By Stefan Milne

Sales & Events

Wear What When November 19–25

This week: Glasswing celebrates five years of business, plus more popups and sales to put you in the holiday gift-giving spirit.

11/19/2018 By Elizabeth Podlesnik

Met Picks

Your Guide to Seattle Holiday Events, 2017

Feel merry in Seattle this year with a trip down Candy Cane Lane, or take in the ‘The Nutcracker’—ballet or burlesque, your choice.

11/28/2017 By Darren Davis

X-Mas Files

As Christmas Goes Corporate, Old-School Santas Are Getting Left Behind

“A company will hire a Santa that’s 18, 19 years old...he has to wear a fake beard, and has no experience, and sits there half asleep.”

11/20/2017 By Emily Alhadeff

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Lily Verlaine

The cocreator of 'Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker' discusses the show's origins and 10th anniversary.

12/10/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Back Fence

Into the Cold

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

12/04/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Food & Drink Events

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: December 2–8

The week in which: Christmas dinner gets a Sicilian twist, SMooCH holds a benefit concert, and we celebrate aquavit all week long.

12/02/2015 By Agazit Afeworki

'Tis the Season

Seattle Christmas and Holiday Event Guide 2015

A roundup of the city’s festive arts festivities.

11/18/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

'Tis the Season

Where to Dine Out This Christmas

These restaurants are going big for Christmas Eve or Christmas dinner (or both).

12/10/2014 By Darren Davis

The Holiday Spirit

Seattle Does Christmas Music Better

Songs for the season from Kris Orlowski and Hollis, Pearl Jam, Brandi Carlile, Death Cab for Cutie, Mary Lambert, and more

12/09/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Back Fence

Take Christ Out of Christmas

Can we please stop pretending Christmas is a religious holiday?

12/01/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

Weekly Planner

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: July 30–August 5

This week: Drink beer at the site of Bruce Lee's funeral, or let Taichi Kitamura regale you with albacore.

07/29/2014 By Caroline Ferguson

Back Fence

'Tis the Season to Trim the Christmas Card List

If only there was a simple calculus for pruning it!

12/01/2013 By Kathryn Robinson