Downtown Lowdown: Week of December 03 – December 09

Downtown Lowdown – your weekly dose of all things, events, specials and happenings in Downtown Seattle this week. If it’s happening…and it’s “happening”…you’ll find it here. 

Monday, December 3: Winterfest Ice Rink

Gather the family and come channel your inner figure skater.Whether you are a novice or Olympian, Winterfest Ice Rink offers fun for all.

Where: Fisher Pavilion

When: Monday, Dec. 3

Time: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Cost: Prices vary



Tuesday, December 4:  Tom Douglas Events: Cookbook Social

Join Tom Douglas and other Northwest chefs as they offer sample bites from their new cookbooks. Who wouldn’t want taste the food in a cookbook before buying it?

Where: Palace Ballroom (2100 5th Ave.)

When: Tuesday, Dec. 4

Time: 4 p.m.

Cost: $20



Wednesday, December 5: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Enjoy the traditional holiday favorite, now in its 36th year, in the 90-minute version adapted by Gregory A. Falls and staged by Seattle director Allison Narver.

Where: ACT Theatre (700 Union St.)

When: Wednesday, Dec. 5

Time: Times vary

Cost: $22–$55



Thursday, December 6: Black Nativity and Pioneer Square First Thursday Dogs on Parade “Howliday Style”

Don’t forget to register your four legged friend for Pioneer Square First Thursday Dogs on Parade “Howliday Style” in Occidental Park. One costumed dog will be honored as Pioneer Square Dog of the Year.

Later, stop by the Moore Theater and enjoy this Seattle holiday favorite features special guest gospel and R & B star BeBe Winans for performances only from December 21 to December 23.



Black Nativity: The Moore Theatre (1932 2nd Ave.)

Parade: Nord Alley

When: Thursday, Dec. 6

Black Nativity: Times vary

Parade: 5 p.m.

Black Nativity: See website

Parade: Free

Black Nativity Website

Parade Website


Friday: December 7: Figgy Pudding St. Corner Caroling

Your holidays would not be the same if you did not stop by to experience this heart-warming tradition that attracts thousands of people every year. Come watch as dozens of caroling teams sing for a great cause.

Where: Westlake Center (Downtown Seattle)

When: Friday, Dec. 7

Time: 5 p.m.

Cost: Free



Saturday, December 8: Macy’s CookieFest

Come stock up on shortbread, chocolate chip, and gingerbread men that have been made with love by the city’s top bakeries and culinary programs. Along with delicious treats there will also be arts and crafts for the kids. All proceeds will go to support Seattle Milk Fund.

Where: Macy’s (1601 3rd Ave)

When: Saturday, Dec. 8

Time: 9 a.m.

Cost: Free



Sunday: December 9: 28th Annual Jingle Run/WalkJoin the Arthritis Foundation this holiday season at the Seattle Jingle Bell Run/Walk! Register (the last day for online registration is Monday, December 3), recruit a team, dress in holiday themed costumes and raise money for a great cause.
Where: Westlake Center

When: Sunday, Dec. 9

Time: See website

Cost: See website



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