2020 Capsules

How ACT Theatre’s Scrooge Actor Moved from Stage to Sound Booth

For actor Jeff Steitzer, this year has mixed the new with the familiar.

12/24/2020 By Carli Ricker

SWAP MEET

Local Wishlist: Seattle Alternatives to Big Brands

Santa shops around here, too.

12/16/2020 By Carli Ricker

Roll Yuletide

Day Trips from Seattle for Christmas Day

Go the distance for distanced holidays, or skip the Noel altogether.

12/15/2020 By Allison Williams

Snow Tracks

14 Very Seattle Holiday Songs and Albums

From Bing Crosby's 1945 classic to a new Tomo Nakayama track.

12/15/2020 By Stefan Milne

VENDOR BENDER

5 Seattle-Area Holiday Markets for the Last-Minute Local Shopper

Procrastinators can breathe a sigh of relief—cool local goods are still gathering this year.

12/11/2020 By Zoe Sayler

Winter Flicker

Where to See Holiday Lights In and Near Seattle

From classical glimmer to an illuminated velociraptor.

12/04/2020 By Carli Ricker

Home (Yet Again) for the Holidays

Where to Order Christmas Meals for Takeout in Seattle

Your dreams of eating prime rib whilst wearing sweatpants just might come true this year.

12/04/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Deck the Halls

Why a Rented Holiday Is the Greenest Holiday

A local startup serves yuletide sustainability through short-term decorations.

12/02/2020 By Karin Vandraiss

Lumberjacked up

How to Cut Down a Christmas Tree in the Woods

Free-range evergreens from our national forests await your tinsel. Just grab a permit first.

11/25/2020 By Allison Williams

GIFT GUIDE 2020

Seattle Gifts We’ll Keep on Giving

Here are the local goods that danced in our heads this year.

11/24/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

Shelf Indulgent

Seattle Gift Stores for Every Type of Shopper

A shop list that’ll make everyone on your list happy—including yourself.

11/24/2020 By Zoe Sayler

Season’s Listings

The Seattle Holiday Events to See in 2020

From a streaming Jinkx Monsoon and BenDeLaCreme holiday special to a socially distant Snowflake Lane.

11/23/2020 By Stefan Milne and Carli Ricker

Feature

Santa Is Real—He’s Also My Dad

Dad was never big on holidays. Then a jolly seasonal job gave us a new form of father-daughter bonding.

11/13/2020 By Marisa Comeau-Kerege Illustrations by Franziska Barczyk

Is That Allowed?

Should You Book Holiday Travel?

There's a big question mark over Thanksgiving and Christmas flights this year.

10/14/2020 By Allison Williams

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, a Seattle photographer had the idea to take photos of kids with the big guy. But as retail stores close, will the tradition die?

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