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What's Up This Weekend: Your Seattle Guide Nov. 25-27

Welcome to our weekend events guide, where we share what's up around Seattle. If we're missing something fun, email us at

Friday, Nov. 25

Westlake Tree Lighting Celebration

Bundle up and ring in the holiday season downtown with friends and family!

  • 3-5 p.m. pre-show festivities, including two-hour live concert
  • 5-6 p.m. Tree lighting, Macy's Star lighting and fireworks
  • Free at Westlake Center

Nov. 25

USA World Cup Watch Party at Seattle Center Armory

Cheer on Team USA in the World Cup with a chance for giveaways and prizes

  • Doors at 9 a.m. Kickoff at 11 a.m.
  • Free to attend; beer garden available for 21+
  • Seattle Center Armory

Nov. 18-30

Seattle Festival of Trees at Fairmont Olympic

  • Free to tour
  • Designer holiday trees on display
  • Tree sales benefit Seattle Children's Autism Center and the Uncompensated Care Fund at Seattle Children's Hospital

Nov. 22-Jan. 1

28th annual Gingerbread Village

Jaw-dropping gingerbread houses that will make you go, "How is this even possible!?"

  • Open daily, see times here
  • Donations benefit JDRF
  • Sheraton Grand Seattle

Nov. 25-27

Blue Man Group on tour

Prepare to have your mind blown by experiencing the Blue Man Group live!

  • Tickets start at $35
  • "Still blue. The rest is all new."
  • Paramount Theatre

Nov. 25-Dec. 24

Snowflake Lane

Grab some peppermint hot cocoa and experience the magic of Bellevue's annual Christmas-themed parade!

  • Free to attend
  • Nightly at 7 p.m.
  • Between Bellevue Square and Lincoln Square

Nov. 25- December. 27

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

  • See ticket prices and showtimes here
  • McCaw Hall in Seattle
  • Presented by Pacific Northwest Ballet

Nov. 25-Dec. 23

Argosy Christmas Ship Festival

  • Some sailings feature special events, like Santa photos and tree lightings
  • Cruise routes vary
  • Find tickets here

Nov. 26

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Now through Jan. 23, 2023

WildLanterns at Woodland Park Zoo

  • Amazing lights sparkle after hours at Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo
  • "A New Lights Festival" immersive experience
  • Ticket prices vary; buy in advance here

Photos: Dazzling 2022 WildLanterns at Woodland Park Zoo