'Tis the season for music, merriment, family, friends and fun ... to maximize your enjoyment, we offer our event and gift guide ... everything you need to make spirits bright:
The Great Figgy Pudding caroling competition December 1st Westlake Park -- a chance to hear your favorite carols under the city lights, ride the holiday carousel, and visit this year's futuristic Gingerbread Village (new location: the City Centre).
Hama Hama Winter Farm Dinner December 2nd A full moon, bonfires and fresh oysters at their peak ... yes please!
Equinox Studios Holiday "Very Open House" December 9th 6 p.m. until midnight, over 125 artists make up this Creative Complex, come for music, poetry, food trucks, demos, dance and more.
The Life and Death of Stars at the Henry Art Gallery with Atlas Obscura December 21st Celebrate the Solstice while learning how stars are born, evolve and die with astrophysicist Anand Thirmualai.
Aged egg nog at the Sun Liquor Lounge, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, a beloved Seattle tradition.
Sound of Music sing-a-long January 5 - 7th at the 5th Avenue Theatre, need we say more? FUN.
While we always champion the idea of giving the gift of experience, who doesn't love receiving a beautiful package? Support the small businesses that make Seattle such a marvelous city:
Future Nostalgia: this charming spot in Hillman City has the perfect gift for the bon vivant on your list -- fragrance from I Hate Perfume, candles from Tatine, and an assortment of unique 'objets' from decades come and gone.
Grapheme: this small letterpress in the Central District carries beautiful gifts for the typography, book and paper lover on your list.
Ben's Breads: who doesn't love organic, naturally-leavened bread? pick up a loaf (or a dozen of his outrageously delicious english muffins) and gift card at one of his weekend pop-ups.
Sugarpill Apothecary: chocolates, jams, spices, honey, salt, bitters and so much more - every taste under the sun in this gorgeous shop on Capitol Hill.
Happy Holidays Field Trippers! May your days be merry and bright.