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What to See this Holiday Season in Seattle

December 5, 2016 by CJ Schwartz
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Looking for a special something to celebrate the holidays? We’ve got you covered. Here are our top picks of what to see in Seattle this holiday season.

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

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Pacific Northwest Ballet, November 25 – December 28

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s holiday tradition is sure to enchant audiences of all ages! Get The Nutcracker tickets here.

The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge

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Taproot Theatre Company, November 18 – December 30

Can the goodness and grace of Christmas survive? Full of laughter and goodwill, this is a delightful twist on Dickens’ classic tale. Get The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge tickets here.



Seattle Children’s Theatre, December 1 – January 15

Nocturnal adventure awaits in Stellaluna, a luminous adaptation from the internationally-renowned artists at Speeltheater Holland, of the beautiful picture-book classic about a baby fruit bat. Get Stellaluna tickets here.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid

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The 5th Ave Theatre, November 23 – December 31

This spectacular new production will feature dazzling costumes, a stunning pop-up book inspired set, and visual effects that are pure magic. Don’t forget to enter the lottery for the chance to win $25 tickets to Friday night performances. Get The Little Mermaid tickets here.

The Little Match Girl Passion

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ArtsWest, December 11 – December 22

Featuring four of Seattle’s most critically acclaimed voices and the lyrical, hip-hop choreography of UJ Mangune, Arts West’s production of David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-Winning masterpiece is an intimate, unforgettable evening of music and dance. Get The Little Match Girl Passion tickets here.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

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Seattle Public Theater, December 10 – December 24

The delightfully horrible Herdman clan descends on the Bathhouse for their 15th consecutive year, turning a pedestrian pageant into side-splitting chaos and bringing new life to an old tradition. Get The Best Christmas Pageant Ever tickets here.

Christmastown: A Holiday Noir

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Seattle Public Theater, December 1 – December 24

In this film noir-inspired holiday thriller by Seattle playwright Wayne Rawley, hard-boiled detective Nick Holiday investigates some un-holiday-like shenanigans taking place in Christmastown. Get Christmastown: A Holiday Noir tickets here.

A Christmas Carol

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ACT Theatre, November 25 – December 28

A ripping good telling of the classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge, the curmudgeonly businessman who requires the intervention of a few spectral guides to understand the true meaning of Christmas and life. Get A Christmas Carol tickets here.

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