Seattle is bursting with activities from loads of free ones at Winterfest at Seattle Center, to top shows and concerts – among them The Lion King, Annie, So You Think You Can Dance, Celtic Women, and more. Then there are the holiday light shows and a boat parade. The only problem may be in trying to fit in all the activities as the year counts down.
About: With the Disney masterpiece on tour in December you can escape to the plains of the Serengeti and the excitement of watching the lion cub become the leader he is meant to be despite the nefarious activities of his uncle. This Tony Award-winning musical is one that delights and enthralls audiences with its amazing sets, costuming, music and moments of hilarity from Timon and Pumba amid the drama as the young cub comes of age.
When: December 13 to January 6 – various times.
Cost: From $175.
About: The botanical gardens light up for winter with a blossom of light with over half a million sparkling lights formed into the whimsical shapes of plants, flowers, birds, animals, and cascading waterfalls, winding around trees and all set amongst the plantings of Bellevue Botanical Garden. The event is popular so a tip is to buy tickets online to avoid standing in long lines at the entrance. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and snacks will be available for purchase in the Aaron Education Center where you can also see the Gingerbread Village created by the Wilburton Community. There will be live music at either the Gathering Place (just inside the main entrance), or the Aaron Education Center (north of the main entrance).
When: November 24 – December 30 from 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm nightly
Contact: Recorded Event Information 425-452-6844; Live ticket-buying assistance 888-959-6841 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for other queries.
Cost: Tickets are $5 per person; children 10 and under are free and do not need a ticket. Tickets can be used on any night.