November 30 - December 16
This picturesque faux German village is the perfect place to enjoy seasonal lights twinkling on snow, roasted chestnuts, sleigh rides, and caroling during the town's annual Christmas Lighting celebration each of the first three weekends of December.
Cost: You've just gotta buy enough gas to drive 117 miles there and back.
December 1 - 2
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
Seattle's largest indie craft show, Urban Craft Uprising, is back with gift ideas from over 150 crafters, artists, and designers selling so much stuff you shouldn't have to shop anywhere else. But if you need to, UCU also has a winter market in South Lake Union a week later.
Cost: Free. Through a $1 donation is encouraged.
Brimmer & Heeltap
Every year, Cap Hill's Sun Liquor and Ballard's Brimmer & Heeltap make limited batches of boozy, badass eggnog and this year they're going head to head for Seattle's best nog. All you have to do is show up, sit around the blazing fire pit and try 'em both -- while also stuffing your face with delicious 'smores.
Cost: Free to get in. Not-free to drink.
The first ever Winter Solstice Night Market from the Mobile Food Rodeo crew is bringing over 100 local food trucks, street food, and other vendors to one giant space, all for your eating/holiday shopping convenience.
Cost: Free… until you see/smell something you want to buy.