Snow Holds Barred

Events to Get You in the Holiday Spirit (However Reluctantly)

What to do in Seattle this holiday season, from The Nutcracker to Christmas theater productions and Winterfest at Seattle Center.

12/13/2021 By Malia Alexander

It's Lit

Where to See Holiday Lights in Seattle

Lights at Point Defiance and Woodland Park, elaborate displays in Redmond, Des Moines, and Leavenworth—bask in the Seattle area's Christmas glow.

11/29/2021 By Malia Alexander

Holiday Spirit

Christmas Tree Farms Near Seattle

From Stocker Farms in Snohomish to Pfaff's Old Time Farm in Auburn, there's no shortage of places to pick out a Christmas tree in Western Washington.

11/26/2021 By Lucas Kaplan

PLATE-ONIC

Make Friendsgiving a Tradition Worth Starting

Enjoying a Thanksgiving meal with friends or chosen family this year? Here's advice to ensure the celebration goes smoothly.

11/22/2021 By Zoe Sayler

Reconsider the Oyster

This Holiday, Skip the Prime Rib and Embrace the Bivalve

Clams, mussels, and especially oysters are exceptional holiday food—delicious, local, and ethical.

12/18/2019 By Stefan Milne

Festive Foods

Chef Mutsuko Soma Greets 2017 with Toshikoshi Soba Noodles

The chef's handmade soba noodles are a New Year's Eve tradition in Japan.

12/19/2016 By Jane Kidder

Festive Foods

L’Oursin Toasts the New Year with a French Réveillon

The Central District newcomer translates France's tradition of champagne and luxury foods to the Northwest.

12/14/2016 By Jane Kidder

Festive Foods

Napkin Friends Is a Latke Virtuoso

The rest of the year, this food truck makes panini with potato pancakes instead of bread. But come Hanukkah, things get a little more traditional.

12/09/2016 By Jane Kidder

Festive Foods

The Swedish Club Welcomes Winter with a Smorgasbord

In the Swedish tradition, the table will be piled high with food—the kind a Scandinavian grandmother might make.

12/07/2016 By Jane Kidder

Festive Foods

Gelatiamo Makes Italy's Labor-Intensive Holiday Bread a Seattle Tradition

Prepping a proper panettone requires 27 hours and seven rounds of dough rises. The result simply floats.

12/05/2016 By Jane Kidder

Critic's Notebook

Seattle’s Favorite Holiday Restaurant Traditions

These are from you, readers. May we bother you for more?

12/21/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Here They Are: The Best Seattle-Area Restaurants and Bars for Holiday Merrymaking

As chosen by you, the readers of 'Seattle Met.' And what fine taste you have!

12/10/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

Holiday Gifts 2011

Gastro Gift Guide Part 3: Gifts That Aren’t Stuff

Three unforgettable culinary encounters.

12/15/2011 By Stephanie Rubesh

Article

Buches Addendum

One more yule log cake for your consideration.

12/17/2010 By Jessica Voelker

Food Photo Tours

Best of the Buches: Seattle Takes On Traditional Yule Log Cakes

Here’s where to find the loveliest local versions of that Frenchiest of French desserts, the buche de Noel.

12/13/2010 By Hilary Meyerson

Chef Holiday Memories

How the French Saved Christmas

Alone in a foreign country on Christmas, Chef Maria Hines learns how warm a restaurant kitchen can be.

12/08/2010 By Olivia Margoshes

Chef family food traditions

All About The Gumbo

Seattle or New Orleans, no matter. Where Ya At Matt’s Matthew Lewis celebrates Christmas with southern-style stew.

12/02/2010 By Olivia Margoshes