Happy Holidays! Queen Anne offers several fun holiday activities and gift shopping fairs through the month of December. Mark your calendars!
All December: Winterfest Train & Village
10am – 6pm daily | Seattle Center Armory
The annual Winterfest Train & Village is open daily all month long in the Armory’s South Court, as a free holiday attraction for all ages. There’s an enchanting turn-of-the-century village and a train that you can take turns ‘conducting’ between 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon, 1 – 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. daily with a $2 suggested donation. The village is open daily from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. through December 31st.
December 3-4: Urban Craft Uprising
10am – 5pm | Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
Check off a lot of your holiday gift shopping list when you shop at the Urban Craft Uprising! For a two-day winter show at the Seattle Center’s Exhibition Hall, you can browse hand-crafted goods such as jewelry, clothing, handbags, paper goods, housewares, food, toys and more for unique holiday gifts.
December 4: Scandinavian Sweater Snag & Pancake Breakfast
8:30am – 2pm | Swedish Club NW
Bring your lightly used Scandinavian sweaters to the Swedish Club NW by December 3rd, and then come back on December 4th for the Sweater Snag and sale. It’s running in tandem with the club’s monthly pancake breakfast. It’s an authentic Swedish pancake breakfast complete with ham, lingonberries and all of the fixings. There will be dancing and live music. The price is $9 for adults, $7 for club members and $5 for children ages 5-12.
December 6: Deck the Hall Ball
3pm – 11pm | Key Arena
The 2016 Deck the Hall Ball, presented by 107.7 The End is coming up at Key Arena on December 6th, featuring a great line-up of artists: Empire of the Sun, The Head and the Heart, Jimmy Eat World, Phantogram, Glass Animals, Band of Horses, COIN, and My Goodness. Tickets are $45-95 per person.
December 10: Steak House Dinner
6:30pm – 9pm | LloydMartin
Join in a celebration of beef and wine at the special annual Steak House Dinner at LloydMartin restaurant. Look forward to a prix-fixe menu of steak dishes and wonderful wine pairings.
December 11: Lucia Festival
3pm – 7pm | Swedish Club NW
St. Lucia is the focal point of holiday celebrations in Scandinavian countries, and the Swedish Club NW is celebrating with a Lucia Festival on December 11th. Enjoy live performances from the Swedish Women’s Chorus and the Svea Male Chorus, with bites from the club and dancing around the tree. This is a family friendly event, and tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 12 and below.
December 31: Nyårsfest
8pm – 1am | Swedish Club NW
Bring in the New Year Nordic-style with Nyårsfest at the Swedish Club NW! There will be music and dancing on all three floors starting at 8 p.m., with live performances from Maria Mannisto, Skandia Kapell, the Purple Passion Swing Band, Lushy and Gigantor, and Lynval Golding of The Specials. An elegant Swedish dinner will be served from 8 – 10 p.m. for $45/person. Tickets are $50/person, and include party favors, a glass of champagne and a great view of the fireworks! To RSVP: Call 206-283-1090 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.