Star Light, Holiday Bright – Believe in the Magic!

Brighten up your holidays with this festive concert from The Northwest Firelight Chorale. Our ever-popular holiday program will include stunning arrangements of seasonal favorites, a glorious gospel showstopper, a rousing sing-along, and the kind of joyful surprises that we are known for! Saturday, December 21 University Congregational Church 4515 16th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98115 […]
Nov 16, 2019

Star Light, Holiday Bright – Believe in the Magic!

Brighten up your holidays with this festive concert from The Northwest Firelight Chorale. Our ever-popular holiday program will include stunning arrangements of seasonal favorites, a glorious gospel showstopper, a rousing sing-along, and the kind of joyful surprises that we are known for! Friday, December 13 Phinney Lutheran Church 7500 Greenwood Ave North Seattle, WA 98103 […]

Holiday Sip and Shop

Shop Local this holiday season and elevate the gift giving experience at the Thompson Seattle x Gossip & Glamour Holiday Sip & Shop event on Saturday, December 7 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Guests will enjoy signature cocktails and The Nest’s new fall-winter menu as they meet local founders and shop a curated selection of holiday gifts […]
Nov 15, 2019

Holiday in the Park

Come join the fun at Holiday in the Park! Our FREE community celebration returns to Seattle’s Volunteer Park on Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 6-8PM. This annual holiday event features four choral groups, free cookies and hot cocoa, and hundreds of luminarias lighting the pathways of Volunteer Park creating a magical holiday wonderland! This year […]
Nov 11, 2019

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic. With world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets and soaring birds, don’t miss your chance to ring in the holidays with this acclaimed Christmas extravaganza. The New […]
Oct 7, 2019

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic. With world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets and soaring birds, don’t miss your chance to ring in the holidays with this acclaimed Christmas extravaganza. The New […]

Snow Day in Denny Park

Snow Day in Denny Park Shorter Days, Brighter Nights An Immersive Winter Lighting Display in Denny Park – Running from Dec. 14, 2018-Jan. 20, 2019 Grand Opening Party Dec. 14th, 4:00PM-9PM (Free & All Ages)! When winter arrives we all hope for a Snow Day, a chance to escape the drudgery of your week and […]
Nov 9, 2018

Leavenworth Tree Lighting Getaway from Seattle and Bellevue!

Bellevue or Seattle departures available! Light up your December with Leavenworth’s famous Christmas Tree Lighting. For the ultimate day trip, hop on our luxury bus with your friends and family and head over the mountains. Once we arrive, you’ll have free time to explore this little Bavarian village, and watch everything come to life as […]

St. Nick’s Holiday Food & Wine Tasting

St. Nick’s, the annual Woodinville Wine Country holiday tradition returns to Columbia Winery. Sample pours from more than 30 Washington wineries and enjoy a diverse array of dishes from Columbia Winery’s culinary team. Shop for the wine lover on your holiday list with a variety of specialty wines available for sale at the event.
Aug 27, 2018

Mexica celebration ushers in paquini yancuic xihuitl (happy new year)

This Mexica new year leaves behind tecaptl, the year of the flint knife, and ushers in calli, the year of the house.
Mar 20, 2017
While we Americans are busy playing football against a giant turkey, tons of other countries are celebrating Thanksgiving in their own unique ways. (Photo from Flickr)

5 global Thanksgiving traditions to shake up your holiday

Want to celebrate the most American of holidays with a bit of a twist. Try these global Thanksgiving traditions.
Nov 25, 2015

How to celebrate Día de los Muertos in Seattle

Your guide to celebrating 2015 Día de los Muertos in Seattle and around the Northwest.
Oct 20, 2015
Dancers perform a traditional Peruvian number last December at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. (Photo by Aida Solomon)

De Inga y Mandiga rising in Seattle

It’s that time of year again. The leaves that fall have fallen, downtown is wrapped in lights and El Centro de la Raza is selling Christmas trees. For many, now is a time for family, food and holiday traditions. For artist and anthropologist Monica Rojas, it’s a time for music, education and celebration with the […]
Dec 10, 2014

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo the Mexican-American way

On Saturday, El Centro de La Raza celebrated Cinco de Mayo by welcoming over 700 people to their Beacon Hill headquarters. A large tent set up outside El Centro’s building housed vendors and community organizations, as well as a stage for dance, demonstrations, and singing. Inside families shared tacos that tasted like they came straight from Mexico. On […]
May 5, 2014
The author's daughter, Ditti, showing off her colors for Holi last year. (Photo by Padmaja Ganeshan-Singh)

How to rock Holi in Seattle

The best way to know how well you’ve celebrated Holi is to dress in white. If there’s not a trace left by the end of the day, you’ve proven you know how to celebrate!
Mar 19, 2014
Magdaleno Rose-Avila addresses the crowd at an immigration rally in Seattle in 2006. (Photo courtesy of Rose-Avila)

We are Seattle, we want to be free: Rose-Avila on Mandela and MLK

With his tenure at the city’s Office of Immigrant Refugee Affairs ending, Seattle activist Magdaleno Rose-Avila is back at his typewriter to carry on a life-long struggle for civil rights.
Jan 18, 2014

An elusive Japanese New Year’s treat returns to Seattle

Art Oki, mastermind of Umai-Do Japanese sweet shop, brings the nostalgic taste of manju home for the holiday season.
Dec 30, 2013
Father Abdulah Tafas (left), originally from Syria, is a priest with the Syriac Orthodox Church. Samir Abu Lail, originally from Jordan, is priest with the Melkite Catholic Church. Last Sunday both presided over services at Saint Joseph in North Seattle — a Melkite church where many Middle Eastern Christians gather. (Photo by Sara McCaslin)

For Syrian Christians, a holiday spent praying for peace

Saint Joseph church in Lake City mixes traditions to create a spiritual home for Christians from across the Middle East.
Dec 26, 2013
Chera Amlag and Geo Quibuyen in the kitchen at Inay's during the Pop-Up restaurant. (Photo by Anna Goren)

Remixing Thanksgiving traditions to celebrate ‘on your own terms’

A Filipino-American Thanksgiving Pop-Up dinner last week was just one example of the countless cultural variations on the tradition of giving thanks. 
Nov 26, 2013

Your guide to celebrating Día de los Muertos

Click here to read our 2015 Día de los Muertos guide! From skull candies, whimsical masks and altars for the dead, how much do you know about the Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)?
Oct 26, 2013