LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 1, 2017
NEW YEAR’S EVENTS
SKY VIEW OBSERVATORY
SAT – One of the highest viewing points in the Pacific NW makes a great front row seat to watch the fireworks shot atop the Space Needle. Champagne, wine, beer and light bites available for purchase. Limited to 350 people, first come first serve.
SAT – Although the New Year’s Party in the Space Needle is sold out, you can still show up to view the fireworks to ring in the New Year.
SAT – Varietè performance, dancing, laughter and appreciation of the good times are the themes of this grand New Year’s Eve Extravaganza.
SAT – Gather under Seattle’s winter sky to celebrate the closing of one door as another opens. Live bands, dancing, acrobatics and much more!
SAT – Ring in the New Year with laser shows, science exhibits, dancing, champagne toast and an unobstructed view of the Space Needle’s Fireworks.
SAT – Seattle’s largest and hottest New Year’s Eve bash! 3 areas of live entertainment, live bands, comedy, more than 20 bars and much more!
CHIHULY GARDEN & GLASS
SAT – Dine, dance and delight in the most extraordinary view of Seattle’s most iconic fireworks display through the glass ceiling. Includes a tour through the Exhibition, delicious appetizers and desserts in the stunning Glasshouse, dancing to the Craig Lawrence Band Lawrence Band, and a champagne toast at midnight while you watch the fireworks surround you through the glass.
CLASSICAL SOUL OF MOTOWN
SAT – Seattle Symphony performs the timeless grooves of classic soul with the astounding voices of Capathia Jenkins and her Broadway co-star Darius de Haas. Follow the performance with a post-concert party that includes a glass of champagne, a live performance and dancing all the way to the midnight countdown and beyond!
FRI-SAT – Come uncover the mystique of Bollywood & revel in carefree playfulness at the last Jai Ho!
MODEL TRAIN FESTIVAL
Through SUN – Museum-wide event for families, railroad buffs and model train enthusiasts showcases the most spectacular and detailed model railroad scenes in the Pacific Northwest, including the largest permanent model train layout in Washington.
Through SAT – Features over half a million lights that transform the Bellevue Botanical Garden into a blossoming winter wonderland. Each holiday season, thousands of visitors enjoy this dazzling display.
Through SAT – Five weeks of free and affordable, fun-filled activities and live performances. Enjoy the uplifting seasonal spirit and get a delightful diversion from the hustle and bustle of the holiday routine.
Through SUN – Don’t miss the 24th Annual Gingerbread Village with creations inspired by scenes from your favorite wizarding world. Fans of all ages will marvel at the larger-than-life gingerbread exhibit. Each team’s presentation will transfix you with their spellbinding culinary and design wizardry.
MONA LISA HEIST
All Month – 165th Ave, Redmond: Take part in the most famous heist of the 20th century! An amazing adventure in the Louvre. Go through the security room, deactivating clever alarms and security systems. Get to the exhibit hall filled with ancient artifacts and paintings. Finally, steal the main exhibit piece, The Mona Lisa! Can you complete this mission in less than 60 minutes?
WINE & CHOCOLATE PAIRING
EVERY THURS, FRI, SAT – Sweet Decadence Wine & Chocolate Bar: This fun, casual and educational experience will help novice wine drinkers develop a new appreciation for different wines while more experienced wine drinkers can get a “grape” experience as well.
SEATTLE FARMER’S MARKETS
Year Round – Visit neighborhood farmer’s markets selling produce exclusively from Washington state farmers. Check out what’s going on at the Ballard, Madrona & Wallingford’s Farmer’s Markets.
LASER LIGHT SHOWS
ALL MONTH – Experience the largest and longest operating domed laser theater in the world.
SAT – Enjoy a narrated tour of Lake Union & Lake Washington, includes dinner.
TOURS & ACTIVITIES
ALL MONTH – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center: Through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, parents and children dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss.
SCAVENGER HUNT ADVENTURE
ALL MONTH – Enjoy this interactive scavenger hunt that takes you on a journey to see the best sights in the city while feeling like you are on the Amazing Race.
THURS-SAT – A curated cabaret, featuring Acrobatic Conundrum and friends. Celebrate a new year with new works.
WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (PRESENTED IN SMELL-O-VISION)
Through January 2 – Bring your nose, your taste buds, and your sense of adventure as you tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory while you sing along with timeless songs like “The Candy Man,” “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” and “Pure Imagination.”
Through WED – Enjoy this rendition of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, brought to you by Pacific Northwest Ballet. Beautiful costumes and sets, live orchestra & more.
Through THURS – Seattle’s classic Winter show is back at Can Can Kitchen & Cabaret in the Historic Pike Place Market. This carnival of merriment will mesmerize audiences as soon as they enter Can Can’s intimate theater turned whimsical winter chalet, making this a holiday entertainment spectacular to remember.
THURS – Julia’s on Broadway: Seattle’s premier burlesque performers with some of our gorgeous “ladies” from Le Faux.
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
· 20th Century Women