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The Weekend Report: What's Cookin' Dec. 10-12

Welcome to the Weekend Report, where we tell you what's up in Seattle this weekend — things you definitely don't want to miss. We're guaranteed to miss some, so email us at if there is something wonderful we need to know about!

Friday, Dec. 10

Holiday Magic. Roam the fairgrounds exploring tons of lights, interactive displays, food and drink.

  • 5 to 10 p.m. Dec. 10-12, 17-23 and 26-31
  • Purchase tickets online; parking is free
  • Washington State Fairgrounds

3rd Anniversary Party and Holiday Celebration. Celebrate Pioneer Square D&E's anniversary with free cookies, coffee, apple cider, a photobooth, firepit and themed drink specials.

  • 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Pioneer Square D&E

Belltown Art Walk. Who doesn't love a good art walk?! This one features gallery tours, exhibits and shopping.

  • 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Free
  • First and Bell Streets

Friday and Saturday, Dec. 10-11

Africatown Soul Holiday Market. A holiday market featuring local Black-owned businesses selling a variety of products and gifts. There will also be food trucks and live music!

  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days
  • Free to attend
  • Pier 62

Seattle SantaCon 2021. Dress up as Santa and bar hop around Seattle at this annual holiday tradition.

  • Noon to 2 a.m.
  • $10-30; purchase online
  • Find a schedule and participating locations online

Ginger Minj's Winter Wonderland. Enjoy a non-denominational, musical romp through the holidays with Ginger Minj (star of RuPaul's Drag Race, RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 6 and Netflix) and her bestie Gidget Galore.

  • 7 p.m. both nights
  • $30 + fees; purchase online
  • Broadway Performance Hall

Sunday, Dec. 12

Nirvana Live @ The Paramount 30th Anniversary Screening. Catch the first-ever screening of Nirvana's 1991 homecoming tour stop at The Paramount — the only show shot of the band on 16mm film mixed in 5.1 surround sound and stereo from the original multi-tracks!

  • 7 p.m.
  • $20.75 to $30.75; purchase online
  • The Paramount Theatre