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

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

Holiday Dread

David Bazan Is Dreaming of a Dark Christmas

The singer-songwriter explores the beautiful sorrow of the season on 'Dark Sacred Night' and attempts to cope with the Christian right in the age of Trump.

12/15/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Explainer

You Can Cut Down a Christmas Tree in the Wild

Learn what it takes to cut your own wild tree (or where to get it the easy way).

12/12/2016 By Jack Russillo

Holiday Spirits

Here Are 10 Bars Open on Christmas

...and, for good measure, some on Christmas Eve too.

12/18/2015 By Rosin Saez

'Tis the Season

Where to Dine Out This Christmas

You’ve put up lights, stuffed stockings, put creepy elves on shelves...maybe for dinner you sit back and relax.

12/14/2015 By Rosin Saez

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