Looking for Winter Break Events?

Some of you are already on Winter Break!


But some of us still have a few days to wait…


So after a few days of Netflix binge-watching and eating everything in sight, what is there to do? (Besides see Star Wars)


Ah, that’s why we have an event calendar with events from all over UW, Bellevue College, CWU, and BYUI!

Looking for something to do? Start here:



For UW students:

Looking for a place to see some pretty holiday lights?

Check out the Woodland Park Zoo anytime from now until January 3rd from 5:30-8:30.

Want to party at the HUB?

All activities 30% starting December 15th!

Winter at Seattle Center

December 9 – 31, 2015

Enjoy holiday lights, skating at Fisher Pavilion (cost), folk dancers, carolers, Sat. ice sculptors, and model trains during Winterfest at the Seattle Center. Closed Dec. 25. Free.

Emma by Jane Austen

December 9, 2015 – Jan. 3, 2016

Emma is a well-meaning but disaster-prone matchmaker in this play based on the novel by Jane Austen at Center Theatre. Discount tickets Dec. 31, $13.

Children’s musical

December 10 – 27, 2015

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a magical flying car that an inventor and his kids take to rescue their grandfather at Seattle Children’s Theatre: Discount tickets $10 to $18.

Nutcracker ballet

December 10 – 28, 2015

The Nutcracker by George Balanchine features a live orchestra, magnificent sets and costumes, and a huge cast in McCaw Hall at Seattle Center.

Holiday burlesque

December 11 – 12, 2015

The Best Burlesque Pageant Ever is an over-the-top adult comedy at Columbia City Theater.

Holiday concert

December 11 – 13, 2015

Holiday Pops features the Seattle Symphony, University of Washington Chorale, Seahawks drummers, and singers at Benaroya Hall. Discount tickets $24.

Contemporary dance

December 11 – 13, 2015 (8 p.m.)

Next Fest NW Performance is a contemporary dance series at Velocity Dance Center.

Dog holidays

December 12, 2015 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Bring your four-legged friend in costume to Pioneer Square Howlidays for a costume contest (register in advance), agility course, dog park, carolers, and cocoa at Occidental Park.

Affordable art

December 12, 2015 (2 to 8 p.m.)

Art Under $100 features 70 artists, free crafts, DJ music, and food trucks at Seattle Design Center.

Lunch cruise

December 12, 2015 – April 30, 2016 (Sat. noon)

Seattle Lakes Lunch Cruise includes a lunch buffet, a narrated tour, and views as you cruise Lake Union & Lake Washington. Discount tickets $49, child $25.

Jingle Bell run – Seattle

December 13, 2015

Wear a costume or tie on bells for the morning 5K Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis and 1K kids’ run at Westlake Center. No dogs.

Seattle jazz

December 13, 2015

Hear the entire score of the holiday classic A Charlie Brown Christmas, preceded by cocktails at Cornish Playhouse at the Seattle Center.

Food truck festival

December 13, 2015 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Shop from 20 food trucks during Winter Feast at the Fremont Sunday Market.

Craft fair

December 19 – 20, 2015

Renegade Craft Fair offers indie crafts, artisan food, and music at Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park. Free.

New Year’s Eve restaurants

December 31, 2015

Find a list of restaurants that offer special menus and celebrations for New Year’s Eve at OpenTable.

New Year’s Eve symphony

December 31, 2015 (9 p.m.)

New Year’s Eve: Concert, Countdown & Celebration features classical music performed by the Seattle Symphony, dancing to midnight, a countdown, and a toast, at Benaroya Hall. Discount tickets $27.

New Year’s at the Needle

December 31, 2015

Put on a winter coat and head to Seattle Center for the West Coast’s best New Year’s Eve fireworks at midnight. The Space Needle is the tallest structure on earth that launches fireworks. Free to watch, or get tickets for the 9 p.m. Observation Deck Party upstairs for age 21+.

New Year’s Eve at Chihuly

December 31, 2015 (8 p.m. to 1 a.m.)

New Year’s Eve pARTy includes appetizers & dessert, live music and dancing, a tour of the exhibits, and a champagne toast with a view of the Space Needle’s fireworks through the Glasshouse ceiling at Chihuly Garden and Glass at Seattle Center for age 21+.

New Year’s Eve at EMP

December 31, 2015

Indulgence is billed as Seattle’s biggest New Year’s Eve bash, with 3,000 guests, 3 performance stages, comedy, and dancing to live music at Experience Music Project for age 21+, with museum access.

New Year’s Eve science

December 31, 2015

SPECTRA 2016: New Year’s Eve Under the Arches has aerial acts, fire sculptures, laser shows, dancing, appetizers, champagne, and a view of the Space Needle fireworks at Pacific Science Center, age 21+.

New Year’s Eve film

December 31, 2015

Watch the glamorous film with Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman at Moulin Rouge! New Year’s Eve Sing Along, including champagne at SIFF Cinema Uptown.

New Year’s Eve party

Dec, 31, 2015 (6:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.)

Resolution is a massive celebration with 6,000 balloons, 500 pounds of confetti, aerial acrobatics, spectacular lighting effects, music, dancing, and bars at WaMu Theater for age 18+.

New Year’s Eve show

December 31, 2015 (8 p.m.)

New Year’s Eve Extravaganza is a variety show done by the Moisture Festival with appetizers and midnight champagne at Hale’s Ales Palladium. Kids OK.


For Bellevue Students:

Garden d’Lights – a blossoming winter wonderland

Dec 9 – Jan 2

4:30 -9PM

$5 admission

Bellevue Magic Season 2015

Dec 9 – Jan 10

Check out the full list of Magic Season Events here

Counter-Couture: Fashioning Identity in the American Counterculture at BAM

Dec 9 – Jan 10

Counter-Couture celebrates the handmade fashion and style of the 1960s and 1970s. Often referred to as the hippie movement, the Counterculture of the era swept away the conformism of the previous decade and professed an alternative lifestyle whose effects still resonate today.

Magic Season Ice Arena

December 9, 2015 – January 10, 2016

$12 Admission

Skate at the region’s largest open air skating arena!

Snowflake Lane

December 09 – 24, 2015

Experience this magical evening performance of live Toy Soldier Drummers, costumed characters, Jingle Belle Dancers, Snow Princesses and lively music all beneath falling snow and glittering lights.

Bellevue street show

December 9 – 24, 2015 (7 p.m.)

Enjoy a 20-minute show of lights, music, falling snow, young dancers, and drummers in uniform on Snowflake Lane (Bellevue Way). Free.

Aerial Arts Performances at Suite Restaurant / Lounge

Starting December 11, 2015

Suite Restaurant/Lounge

8:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday

Enjoy choreographed aerial performances by Seattle Aerial Arts while dining at Suite Restaurant/Lounge. Experienced and talented Aerialists perform on weekend nights starting at 8:30pm showcasing their strength, agility, flexibility and grace while you enjoy culinary cuisine

Bellevue Youth Theatre Presents “An Elf’s Tale”

December 11, 2015

Starting: 7:00 PM

$10-$12 per ticket

Original musical filled with holiday spirit and fun, suitable for all ages.

International Ballet Theatre presents The Nutcracker

December 11 – 23, 2015

General Admission $50, Children to age 12, $25

International Ballet Theatre, Bellevue’s Premiere Ballet Company invites you to join them for their 15th Anniversary Season’s performance of The Nutcracker!

jcoco Pop Up Shop Happy Hour

December 11 – 26, 2015

The Bellevue Collection
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Enjoy melted chocolate pours for $1 each (regularly $2) during our Happy Hour 4-7pm on Fridays and Saturdays

Affordable Nutcracker

December 19 – 20, 2015

The low-budget Nutcracker by Cornerstone Studio has a youthful cast that wows with breakdancing and acrobatics at Bellevue High School.

New Year’s street show

December 26 – 31, 2015 (7 p.m.)

Celebration Lane USA is a 20-minute exuberant display of bright lights, rocking music, and drummers dancing with costumed characters on Bellevue Way. Free.



For CWU students:

(Events from myellensburg)


December 10, 5pm-9pm,

Holiday Girls Night Out, Downtown Ellensburg

December 10, 6-9pm,

Art play, Gallery One

December 11, 7pm,

Community Choirs Holiday Concert, CWU McIntyre Music Building Concert Hall

December 10, 6pm-9pm,

Art Play, 408 N Pearl

December 10-13,

A Christmas Carol

December 11, 6pm,

Community Christmas Breakfast Fundraiser, 300 N Pearl St

December 11, 6pm-9pm,

Relax, Sip & Paint, 408 N Pearl

December 11, 6-9pm,

Pizza & Clay Family Night, Gallery One

December 12, 6pm-10pm,

Community Christmas Basket Fundraiser, 117 E 4th Ave

December 12, 8am-11am,

Breakfast with Santa, First United Methodist Church

December 12, 9am-2pm,

Kittitas County Holiday Farmers Markert, Kittitas County Fairgrounds

December 13, 6pm,

Choir Concert, 609 N Chestnut St

December 19, 1pm-3pm,

Little Elves’ Gift Making Workshop, various locations

December 24, 4pm,

Christmas Eve Service, Ellensburg Foursquare Church

December 29, 6-9pm,

EDA Pint Night, Iron Horse Brewery

December 31, 9pm,

Fireworks display, Kittitas County Events Center



For BYUI students:

Juggling Show

Friday, December 11, 2015
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Whether it’s a circus, juggling wars or whatever crazy idea we come up with, the Juggling Show promises to be loads of fun and excitement as these talented BYU-Idaho students juggle up a storm! Free!

Magic Kingdom Dance

Saturday, December 12, 2015
7:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Hart 250 Auditorium (gym/stage combo)
Experience a night of magical memories in this tribute to the greatest animated movies of our time

Best of Show

Saturday, December 12, 2015
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Kirkham 230 Auditorium
The Best of the Best! Don’t miss the Besties, the Talent Activities show that features the best of all acts from all of the semester shows

Comic Frenzy

Theatre Production
Saturday, December 12, 2015
9:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Snow 107 Black Box Theatre
Behold the Theatre Department’s improvisational comedy troupe, Comic Frenzy.


Have a great Winter Break everyone! Get some rest and spend time with your families.





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