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

Bring on 2021

New Year's Eve in Seattle: Takeout Edition

Because it's a bad idea to drink all that champagne on an empty stomach.

12/14/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

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

Stocking Down

When Will Seattle Home Buyers Receive the Gift of Lower Prices?

The short answer: Not anytime soon.

12/10/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Your New Year's Eve and Holiday Gathering Plans Are Restricted

But you don't have to learn any new rules.

12/09/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Winter Flicker

Where to See Holiday Lights In and Near Seattle

From classical glimmer to an illuminated velociraptor.

12/04/2020 By Carli Ricker

#hellarice

Herschell Taghap’s Thanksgiving Week Clam Chowder Recipe

Making stuffing this week? The prep list for this classic soup has a surprising amount of crossover.

11/23/2020 By Herschell Taghap Photography by Herschell Taghap

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

Strange Bird

A Seattle Guide to 2020’s Weird Thanksgiving

How to cook for a small group, argue with your relatives, and give back.

10/30/2020 By Seattle Met Staff Illustrations by Jordan Kay

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

EXPLAINER

Macy’s Landmark Store Is Closing for Good

The storied retailer at Fourth and Pine shutters in February. Both its iconic star and holiday tradition lose some luster.

11/26/2019 By Ryan Phelan

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

Vive la France

11 Seattle Restaurants to Storm This Bastille Day

Drink Frenchified wines and eat crispy frog legs—for la révolution!

07/11/2019 By Anna Coumou and Courtney Cummings

Mother Dearest

Where to Brunch with Mom This Mother's Day

She's the queen of the castle so treat her like one...with benedicts and omelet stations.

04/30/2019 By Lily Hansen

Food & Drink

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner December 19–25

The week in which: Fried chicken ramen takes over the Runaway and Hot Stove Society serves cake for lunch.

12/19/2018 By Rosin Saez

Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Give the Gift of Eating: 5 Things for Food Lovers

Give them a fish, they'll eat for a day; give them a Pacific Northwest–made cast-iron pan, they'll eat as long as they keep up that patina.

12/17/2018 By Rosin Saez With Elizabeth Podlesnik

So Long 2018

Where to Dine Out on New Year's Eve

Whether you plan on a graceful exit or going out with a bang, these are the best seats in town for 2018's grand finale.

12/17/2018 By Anne Dennon

Holiday Gift Guide 2018

5 Books for the Bibliophile in Your Life

Because there's nothing like physically turning the pages of a real book to find out what happens next.

12/13/2018 By Rosin Saez With Elizabeth Podlesnik

Holiday Gift Guide 2018

5 Home Goods for the Pacific Northwest Abode

From ceramic wares to walnut oak furniture, here's a few ideas for the person whose style is local through and through.

12/10/2018 By Rosin Saez With Elizabeth Podlesnik

Seasonal Sustenance 2018

Where to Load Up on Holiday Treats

Santa isn't the only one in desperate need of cookies. From Danish kringles to classic gingerbread, these 10 spots have the holidays locked down.

12/10/2018 By Jaime Archer