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75+ Seattle Thanksgiving Weekend Events: Black Friday, Holiday Lights, Shopping, & More

Thanksgiving weekend is here, and as always we have a great list of Seattle events including Holiday markets, Black Friday Sales, music, art, film, theater, and more. Also, over $200 in ticket giveaways.

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Seattle Thanksgiving Day Events, November 22:

  • Bellevue: Turkey Day at the Hyatt | Opens 9PM, DJs, Drinks (more info)
  • Dance Party: Gobble Gobble Techno Extravaganza @ Electric Tea Garden, Capitol Hill | 21+, Free Before 11, $5 After (more info)
  • Gingerbread: 20th Annual Gingerbread Village @ Sheraton Seattle Hotel (more info)
  • Holiday Shopping: Duwamish Native Holiday Gift Fair (more info)
  • Thanksgiving Cruise: Wayerways Thanksgiving Day Cruise | Food, Handmade Cocktails, Champagne Toast (more info)
  • Thanksgiving Feast: People’s Thanksgiving at Black Coffee Coop, Capitol Hill (more info)
  • Thanksgiving Run: Turkey Trot Above Golden Gardens Park (32nd Ave NW and NW 85th St) | Ballard Food Bank Benefit (more info)
  • Tour: Public Market Tours @ Pike Place Market | Official One-Hour Historical Tour  (more info)

Seattle Friday, Saturday, & Sunday Events after the break…

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Seattle Friday Events, November 23:

  • Backpacking: Seattle Backpackers Meetup Group’s Olympic Beach Backpack (more info)
  • Bainbridge Island: Thanksgiving Weekend Wine Tours @ 7 Wineries (more info)
  • Burlesque: Tempting Tarts Burlesque Presents: We the Peephole! @ Jewelbox Rendevous Theater $12 (more info)
  • Capitol Hill Black Friday: “Shop The Hill” Sales @ 60+ on Capitol Hill Locations (more info)
  • Christmas Theater: A Christmas Carol @ ACT Theatre – A Contemporary Theatre | $27-55 (more info)
  • Comedy: Punchline Fridays @ Jai Thai On Broadway | Stand-Up, Free (more info)
  • Dance: Total Request Live Night Dance Party @ Nectar Lounge | Classic Late 90’s-Early 2000’s Dance Hits + Top 10 Countdown $5-7 (more info) 
  • Dance: Kaos Theory 12 Year Anniversary Party @ Chop Suey | Bass, Dubstep (more info)
  • Dance Party Rave: Fantasy Kingdom – A Final Fantasy VS Kingdom Hearts Party @ Club Evo | All Ages, $15-40, Costume Contest, Snowboard Raffle (more info)
  • Drag: Dina Martina Christmas Show @ Re-Bar | Legendary Songs, Stories, Costumes & Audience Gifts $20 (more info)
  • Film: Jack and Diane @ Northwest Film Forum $6-10 9 (more info) 
  • Film: Casablanca @ Central Cinema | What Happens in Casablanca, Stays in Casablanca (more info)
  • Film: The Naked Gun @ Central Cinema | “I’m Lt. Frank Drebin! Police Squad!” (more info)
  • Fundraiser Party: Bon Lavni Fundraiser & Cocktail Party for Haitian Farmers | Drinks, Dancing, Silent Auction (Win Tickets, $50)
  • Gingerbread: 20th Annual Gingerbread Village @ Sheraton Seattle Hotel (more info) 
  • Holiday Lights: Woodland Park Zoo’s WildLights | Seattle’s first ever winter lights festival at the zoo (more info)
  • Holiday Music: Tudor Choir Presents American Folk Holiday: Carols & Songs From New England, Appalachia, & The Shakers (more info)
  • Holiday Shopping: Trunk Show at Chihuly Garden and Glass Bookstore | 7 Local Artists, Handmade Gifts (more info)
  • Holiday Shopping: etsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show @ Marion Oliver McCaw Hall at Seattle Center | Free Admission, 100+ Hand-Selected Vendors (more info)
  • Holiday Shopping: Duwamish Native Holiday Gift Fair (more info)
  • Holiday Theater: Winter Wonderettes Holiday Show @ Jewel Box Theater, Pulsbo, Wa (more info)
  • Kids: Festival Of Light @ Seattle Children’s Museum – Exploring Diwali | Make Lamps & Rice Pudding, Dancers (more info)
  • Improv: Cat Pack Holiday Special @ Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater | Music/Improv/Variety Holiday Show $15 (more info)
  • Improv: Seattle Theatresports @ Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater | Comedy, Competitive Improv Match , $15 (more info)
  • Movember Mustache Party: Think Pink Post-Holiday Fundraising Party @ See Sound Lounge | Auction, DJs, Mustaches, Food & Drinks, $10 Donation (more info)
  • Music: Thanksgiving Leftovers @ Hard Rock Cafe | Secrets, Sky Pilot, Pink Bead, Acelyn & MotaMouth Jones (more info)
  • Music: Snow Bud & The Flower People @ High Dive (more info)
  • Music: Zoe Muth & The Lost High Rollers, Joy Mills, The Witness at Tractor Tavern
  • Parade: Macy’s Holiday Parade & Star Lighting | Begins @ Seventh Avenue & Pine Street; loops through downtown streets ending at Fourth Avenue and Pine Street | 25 floats, marching bands and drill teams (more info)
  • Puppets: Avenue Q @ Balgan Theater | Adult Puppet Theater (more info)
  • Reggae: Island Reggae Party in Ballard at Sweet Lou’s (more info)
  • Space Needle Santa: Seattle’s Coolest Santa & His Out-Of-This-World-Workship @ The Space Needle (more info)
  • Sketch-Comedy: The Habit @ Greenlake Park Bathhouse Theater $17 (more info)
  • Symphony: Brandi Carlile & The Seattle Symphony Orchestra @ Benaroya Hall
  • Thanksgiving Party: Post-Bird-Roast Party @ The Crocodile | Music, Wild Turkey Specials, Turkey Dances, Pizza Pies (more info)
  • Theater: Fallen Angels at Theater Schmeater | Sold Out Opening Weekend
  • Theater: How they Attack Us @ New City Theater | Based On movies and literature from jittery cold-war-era 1950’s and 60’s, $16 (more info)
  • Tour: Public Market Tours @ Pike Place Market | Official One-Hour Historical Tour  (more info)
  • Winterfest: Seattle Center Winterfest | Ice Sculpting, Winter Train and Village, Winterfest Ice Rink, and more (more info)

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Seattle Saturday Events, November 24:

  • Bacon: 21 Acres Make Your Own Bacon Demonstration Class | Learn Techniques, Samples, Wine (more info)
  • Bainbridge Island: Thanksgiving Weekend Wine Tours @ 7 Wineries (more info)
  • Bellevue: Opening Night – Garden d’Lights @ Bellevue Botanical Gardens | Over ½ Million Lights, 150,000 Visitors (more info)
  • Boat Party: Yacht Party featuring USC’s Darrius w/ Special Guest | 2 Dance Floors, Full Bar, $20-30 (more info)
  • Burlesque: The Atomic Bombshells LIVE at Columbia City Theater | Bumbershoot Headliners
  • Capture The Flag: Glow-In-The-Dark Capture The Flag @ Volunteer Park | All Skill Levels Welcome (more info)
  • Circus Acts: The Acrobatic Conundrum @ OmCulture | $12 (more info)
  • Christmas Concert: Trans-Siberian Orchestra Presents The Lost Christmas Eve @ Key Arena
  • Christmas Theater: A Christmas Carol @ ACT Theatre – A Contemporary Theatre | $27-55 (more info)
  • Christmas Ships: Annual Christmas Ships Parade to MOHAI | holiday Lights @ Lake Union Park (more info)
  • Dancehall: Y2K Presents Dancehall Reunion @ Waid’s Restaurant and Lounge $10 (more info)
  • DJ: STG Presents Boys Noize (DJ Set) @ Neptune Theater | Berlin-based DJ and producer Alex Ridha
  • Drag: Dina Martina Christmas Show @ Re-Bar | Legendary Songs, Stories, Costumes & Audience Gifts $20 (more info)
  • Experimental: Post Terrestrial: A Curated Night of Exploratory Music and Sound @ Vermillion | Free (more info)
  • Film: Casablanca @ Central Cinema | What Happens in Casablanca, Stays in Casablanca (more info)
  • Film: The Naked Gun @ Central Cinema | “I’m Lt. Frank Drebin! Police Squad!” (more info)
  • Gingerbread: 20th Annual Gingerbread Village @ Sheraton Seattle Hotel (more info)
  • Holiday Celebration: Lake Union Christmas Ship Parade, Holiday Lights, Music, Crafts, & More | FREE  (more info)
  • Holiday Cruise: Thanksgiving Weekend Dinner Cruise | Christmas Ship Festival + Half-Off Discount Promotion
  • Holiday Lights: Woodland Park Zoo’s WildLights | Seattle’s first ever winter lights festival at the zoo (more info)
  • Holiday Lights: Ride the Ducks Holiday Lights Tour (more info)
  • Holiday Shopping: etsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show @ Marion Oliver McCaw Hall at Seattle Center | Free Admission, 100+ Hand-Selected Vendors (more info)
  • Holiday Shopping: Duwamish Native Holiday Gift Fair (more info)
  • Holiday Theater: Winter Wonderettes Holiday Show @ Jewel Box Theater, Pulsbo, Wa (more info)
  • Kids: Festival Of Light @ Seattle Children’s Museum – Exploring Diwali | Make Lamps & Rice Pudding, Dancers (more info)
  • Music: Reignwolf, The Young Evils, The Grizzled Mighty at Neptune Theatre
  • Pike Place: Magic in the Market @ Pike Place Market | Dickens Carolers, Tree Lighting, Santa (more info)
  • Space Needle Santa: Seattle’s Coolest Santa & His Out-Of-This-World-Workship @ The Space Needle (more info)
  • Storytelling: Storytime with Rat City Rollergirls @ Elliott Bay Book Company |  Rollergirls appear in full roller gear from helmet to roller skates and read some of their favorite children’s books (more info)
  • Symphony: Brandi Carlile & The Seattle Symphony Orchestra @ Benaroya Hall
  • Theater: Fallen Angels at Theater Schmeater | Sold Out Opening Weekend
  • Theater: Uncle Mike Ruins Christmas @ Wing-It Productions (more info)
  • Theater: How they Attack Us @ New City Theater | Based On movies and literature from jittery cold-war-era 1950’s and 60’s, $16 (more info)
  • Tour: The Fremont Tour, A Street Theater @ Solstice Pizza (more info)
  • Tour: World Toilet Day – Treatment Plant Community Tours @ West Point Treatment Plant (more info)
  • Tour: Public Market Tours @ Pike Place Market | Official One-Hour Historical Tour  (more info)
  • Trivia: Capitol Hill Trivia Crawl | 3 Pubs, 5 Rounds of Trivia (more info)
  • Winterfest: Seattle Center Winterfest | Ice Sculpting, Winter Train and Village, Winterfest Ice Rink, and more (more info)

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Seattle Sunday Events, November 25:

  • Bainbridge Island: Thanksgiving Weekend Wine Tours @ 7 Wineries (more info)
  • Bellevue: Garden d’Lights @ Bellevue Botanical Gardens | Over ½ Million Lights, 150,000 Visitors (more info)
  • Christmas Concert: The Sacred Sounds of Christmas Concert @ McCaw Hall at Seattle Center (more info)
  • Christmas Theater: A Christmas Carol @ ACT Theatre – A Contemporary Theatre | $27-55 (more info)
  • Film: Casablanca @ Central Cinema | What Happens in Casablanca, Stays in Casablanca (more info)
  • Film: The Naked Gun @ Central Cinema | “I’m Lt. Frank Drebin! Police Squad!” (more info)
  • Gingerbread: 20th Annual Gingerbread Village @ Sheraton Seattle Hotel (more info)
  • Holiday Cruise: Thanksgiving Weekend Dinner Cruise | Christmas Ship Festival + Half-Off Discount Promotion
  • Holiday Lights: Woodland Park Zoo’s WildLights | Seattle’s first ever winter lights festival at the zoo (more info)
  • Holiday Lights: Ride the Ducks Holiday Lights Tour (more info)
  • Indoor Rock Climbing: 20 & 30 Somethings Seattle Meetup Group Indoor Rock Climbing @ Stone Gardens (more info)
  • Kids: Festival Of Light @ Seattle Children’s Museum – Exploring Diwali | Make Lamps & Rice Pudding, Dancers (more info)
  • Marathon: Seattle Amica Marathon and Half-Marathon (street closure map)
  • Space Needle Santa: Seattle’s Coolest Santa & His Out-Of-This-World-Workship @ The Space Needle (more info)
  • Symphony: Brandi Carlile & The Seattle Symphony Orchestra @ Benaroya Hall
  • Tour: Public Market Tours @ Pike Place Market | Official One-Hour Historical Tour  (more info)
  • Tour: The Fremont Tour, A Street Theater @ Solstice Pizza (more info)
  • Winterfest: Seattle Center Winterfest | Ice Sculpting, Winter Train and Village, Winterfest Ice Rink, and more (more info)

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Upcoming Seattle Events:

  • November 26: Christmas Carnival @ The Westin Seattle Ballroom | FREE, Carnival Games, Santa, & More (more info)
  • November 27: Celebrate Jimi Hendrix 70th Birthday @ EMP Museum Sky Church | FREE Entry All Day (more info)
  • November 30: 1st Annual 80′s & ‘Gents Mustachio Bashio @ Fado’s Irish Pub (more info)
  • November 30: Ugly Sweater and Holiday Costume Party | Contest, Toy Drive, 200 Participants (more info)
  • November 30: Seward Park Holiday Nature Book & Gift Fair (more info)
  • Holidays: Seattle Holiday Events: Shopping, Christmas, Buy Local, & More
  • December: Our December Events Calendar

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