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Christmas Tree Sale at El Centro de la Raza

El Centro de la Raza 2524 16th, Ave. South, Seattle

The holidays are here! Support the children, youth, families and seniors in our 43 programs and services by purchasing a fresh organic Christmas tree during our Annual Christmas Tree Sale! Our in-person Christmas Tree Sale lot is open from November 20 through December 20, 2022 (or while supplies last) Monday-Friday 3:00-7:00 PM and Saturday-Sunday 10:00-6:00 […]

Free

UnScouts & Crew Selling Christmas Trees & Supporting the Ballard Food Banktitled

It’s Christmas tree time again for Scouts & Crew 100 & 8100. Scouts will be selling Christmas trees for their annual fundraiser at the St. Alphonsus church parking lot. The Scouts help customers find the perfect tree, give it a fresh cut, and use their Scouting skills to ensure trees are tied onto cars with […]

Holiday Cactus Ornament Class (Online)

Monster 1716 NW Market Street, Seattle, WA

Looking to spend time with friends and family this holiday season? Why not stitch a quirky cactus ornament together in an online workshop? Fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ will share how to create Santa hat and Christmas light cactus ornaments in this online two-hour, hands-on workshop. No embroidery experience needed. We'll cover basic hand […]

$55.00

Modern Holiday Eucalyptus Wreath Class

Monster 1716 NW Market Street, Seattle, WA

In this modern wreath workshop, we will use fragrant eucalyptus to make a beautiful and elegant wreath that you can hang on a door or a wall. It will dry nicely to last throughout the holiday season. All supplies will be provided. Please purchase your ticket by 12/1. Minimum of 6, Maximum of 8 students. […]

$90.00

Winter Botanical Embroidery Class

Monster 1716 NW Market Street, Seattle, WA

Let's stitch some winter greenery. Learn a new skill or brush up on an old one with local fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ. We’ll cover embroidery basics like the satin stitch, back stitch, stem stitch, French knot, lazy daisy stitch while stitching winter plants in this hands-on, two-hour workshop. Each attendee will receive a […]

$55.00

Holiday Linocut Block Printing Class

Monster 1716 NW Market Street, Seattle, WA

In this class, you will draw, carve, and print your own festive Holiday design for sharing with friends and family. There’s nothing more special than a handmade gift. Linocut prints look great on their own in a frame, or printed on greeting cards for your holiday mailing list. Ballard Illustrator Phil Scroggs has been carving […]

$75.00

Ballard Cocktail Trail

Don’t miss your chance to attend the Ballard Cocktail Trail on Friday, December 9th, from 6-9 PM! Get in the holiday spirit by tasting unique hand-crafted cocktails from local bars and restaurants at participating Ballard businesses! We are excited to bring this new and one-of-a-kind event to the neighborhood and hope you will join us!

$45

Mantra Meditation Course

Kadampa Meditation Center Washington 6556 24th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA

In this workshop Gen Rinzin will introduce the special breathing meditation known as the OM AH HUM meditation. This meditation combines the breathing with a simple mantra recitation. Mantra actually means “mind protection”, and mentally reciting these sacred sounds can bring peace and healing. Join us as we learn how to incorporate this simple, powerful […]

$17.50 – $35

Mantra Meditation Worskshop

Kadampa Meditation Center Washington 6556 24th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA

In this workshop Gen Rinzin will introduce the special breathing meditation known as the OM AH HUM meditation. This meditation combines the breathing with a simple mantra recitation. Mantra actually means “mind protection”, and mentally reciting these sacred sounds can bring peace and healing. Join us as we learn how to incorporate this simple, powerful […]

$17.50 – $35

Ballard Elks Holiday Market & Ballard food bank drive

Ballard Elks Lodge #827 6411 Seaview Avenue NW, Seattle, WA

Join us for the sixth annual indoor holiday market! Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list! Come shop beautifully crafted items from over 30 local bakers & makers including breads & baked goodies, jams & pickles, handmade cards, ornaments, jewelry, art, needle crafts, pop culture festive gifts and so much more. Let’s continue […]

Free

ARC Dance’s Nutcracker Sweets

ARC Dance Space 9250 14th Avenue NW, Seattle

Nutcracker Sweets Performances at ARC: December 9 at 7:00pm – SOLD OUT December 10 at 2:00pm – SOLD OUT December 10 at 7:00pm December 11 at 2:00pm December 11 at 5:00pm – SOLD OUT ARC Dance brings the magic of The Nutcracker alive for families and the community in this child-friendly version of this holiday […]

$18 – $28

Northwest Chorale presents Handel’s “Messiah”

The Northwest Chorale, directed by Lynn Hall, will perform Handel's "Messiah" on December 3, 6:00 pm at Eastside Church in Bothell and December 10, 7:00 pm at First Free Methodist Church, Seattle. The Chorale will be joined by professional soloists and orchestra. Admission is complimentary; free will offering will be taken to benefit local area […]

Complimentary admission. Free will offering will be taken to benefit local food banks.

Jul Market

SKÅL Beer Hall 5429 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA

Join us for our annual outdoor Holiday Market! Nordic vendors and Viking craftsmen will be set up under our heated and covered pergola. Listen to live music outside all day with a mug of gløgg in hand! Limited food menu outside with more options available inside the beer hall. Aquavit, mead, and other bottles available […]

St Lucia

Celebrate Luciafest! Luciafest returns to Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church at 5 PM Sunday, December 11th. You're invited to enjoy the traditional Swedish celebration of Saint Lucia’s Day with all the traditional trappings: Sankta Lucia, her attendants, star boys, Scandinavian goodies and dancing around the Christmas Tree! All are welcome and it's free to all! Address: […]

Free

Traditional Santa Lucia Celebration 

Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church 2400 NW 85th St, Seattle, WA

Swedish pageant, candlelight procession, cookie smorgasbord, dancing around the tree, for all ages, 5-7 p.m. Dec. 11, Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church, 2400 NW 85th St., Seattle (206-783-7900 or ourredeemers.net).

Free

Murderino Craft Night

Monster 1716 NW Market Street, Seattle, WA

SSDGM. If you don't know what that means, you probably don't wanna come by. UNLESS of course you are a fan of true crime - and also have a dark sense of humor. If you meet those criteria, you'll love our monthly craft night for Seattle(ish) based Murderinos - fans of the podcast My Favorite […]

$5.00

Speed Dating 2.0 in Seattle, Ages 27-39

Station 18 Drinks & Eats, 5425 Russell Ave NW, Seattle 5425 Russell Ave NW, Seattle, WA

Following hugely popular demand, CitySwoon's unique and successful matched speed dating is returning to Ballard! Experience our fresh take on traditional speed dating. Fill out a profile in under 5 minutes and be matched on a series of 6-8 quick-fire date rounds to THE most compatible singles in the room. Check-in is on your phone, […]

$39

Cactus Snowglobe Embroidery Class

Monster 1716 NW Market Street, Seattle, WA

Winter is the time for comfort, good food, family, and a cozy craft. So let's celebrate the season with a snow globe cactus embroidery. This beginner-friendly hand embroidery workshop with fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ makes festive crafting fun for your family near or together from afar! Our in-person, 2-hour workshop will cover basic […]

$55.00

Candlelight & Delight Holiday Event

Kadampa Meditation Center Washington 6556 24th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA

This special holiday event includes Buddhist teachings on the practice of loving kindness, inspiration and encouragement to keep a positive and balanced mind through the holiday season. Light a candle to make a prayer for world peace. All are welcome to stay afterward for holiday snacks and discussion.

Free