1. Go Tree Lighting! For 33 years the Festival of Trees has been marking the start of the holiday season and this year is no different! Get in the spirit in downtown Seattle at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. Stroll though a display of designer trees beautifully decorated with unique themes and styles. There will be entertainment by the St. Jude Parish Sanctuary Choir, Christmas stories for the kids and homemade cookies! Festival of Trees raises funds for uncompensated care, which allows Seattle Children's to provide quality medical care to all children of the Region regardless of a family's ability to pay. When: Sunday 3pm – 5:30pm Where: The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Downtown Seattle Price: FREE (donations accepted) Click HERE for more info.
(Image Courtesy: Adam Dimech. Creative Commons) 2. Go Buffy! Vampire lovers bring your trivia knowledge, this is an entire night dedicated to one of the original hot vampires, Buffy the Vampire Slayer! Costumes are encouraged, prizes ahtat are actually cool will be awarded and there is a popcorn bar. Don't fret, there's a cash alcohol bar too. If you want to hone your Buffy knowledge, here's a tip. The entire series is available for streaming on Netflix and on Hulu. When: Sunday 6pm – 8pm Where: Theater Schmeater 1500 Summit Ave b/n Pike & Pine on Capitol Hill Price: $5 (Minimum age 14) Click HERE for more info. 3. Go Hit Something Have the holidays, cooking, family and shopping got you stressed? Let out a little steam on something other than your loved ones this season! Try out a boxing class! It's the perfect way to let go of some aggression and get a good sweat on. There is no athletic experience required. This should be your new holiday tradition. When: Boxing Fitness Classes Saturday 8:30am, 9:45am & 11am. Sunday 8:30am Where: Cappy's Boxing Gym 1408 22nd Ave, Seattle WA Price: $5 first class Click HERE for more info. 4. Go Tik Tok! Innovation and imagination keep time in artists George Nelson clock designs. Let him inspire you and let your kids take their own crack at making a creative clock! Kids ages 4 to 12 are invited to stop by a project table and make a clock. So while you are enjoying fine art, your kids will be making it! You can even have the kids make real clocks for an extra fee! Their design will inspire and keep you on time for years to come! When: Saturday 1pm – 3pm Where: Bellevue Art Museum Price: Free clock making with entry, $25 Family (up to 2 adults & 4 kids), $10 Adult, $7 student, Kids under 6 FREE Click HERE for more info. 5. Go 80's! If you think your butt looks great in spandex, this is your night to shine! It's Billy Idol Aid 3 – The Biggest 80's Party EVER! Bring out the crimper and pull out your best 80's garb (or hit up 2nd hand store stat!), you will be dancing all night long to the best of the 80's! When: Friday 7pm Where: Showbox at the Market Price: $10 (21+ only) Click HERE for more info.