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Things To Do in the Greater Seattle Area


November Local Happenings in Seattle

Maynard Wagner

Maynard Wagner is a thoughtful, energetic, and well-prepared advisor who delivers investment-grade service to all clients...

Maynard Wagner is a thoughtful, energetic, and well-prepared advisor who delivers investment-grade service to all clients...

Nov 7 5 minutes read

In theory, there are a million different things to do in Seattle but you can't seem to find anything interesting. Been there? Us too! That's why we've put together this list of local happenings in the greater Seattle area so next time you and your buddies or fam try to do something, you can wow them with a variety of options.

1. Northwest Chocolate Festival.

November 10-11th, 2018.

"The Northwest Chocolate Festival is widely considered “the industry standard” for artisan chocolate events. And though we are the Benchmark Event for all other chocolate shows to be compared with – we have no equal show or festival on the planet.

We are simply the best show in the world for artisan chocolate.

The NW Chocolate Festival presents the largest Education Program of any chocolate event in the world. All classes, workshops, and seminars are included in your Day Pass and Weekend Pass."


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2. South Sound Winter Beer Festival.

November 10th, 2018.

"There’s nothing like a great craft beer. And Washington state’s 300+ breweries are working hard to bring you inspired, high-quality brews. From Westport to Pullman, Republic to Richardson, and many places in between - check them out and see what’s on tap. 

Six times a year, breweries from throughout the state come together to celebrate their craft and share their brews with beer lovers like you.
Attend our festivals to taste exceptional beer and learn more about why Washington beer rocks. 

Sample seasonal favorites such as dark imperial stouts, roasty porters, strong beers, Scottish ales, barrel-aged surprises, spiced ales, piney IPAs and many more creative brews for the season!"

You must be 21 or older to attend this event. 

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3. Seattle Int'l Auto Show.

November 9-12th, 2018

If you're an automobile aficionado, the Seattle Int'l show is a must. Test drive brand-new cars and enjoy interactive experiences for all ages. 

"Take advantage of the ultimate 12th fan photo-op with the Seahawks Helmet Car! Take home a great souvenir – your picture with this iconic car that is on the field at the beginning of every home game. 

Seahawks Legend Edwin Bailey will be at the show signing autographs – In 1981, Edwin Bailey was drafted in the fifth round by the Seahawks. Bailey played 11 seasons in Seattle, starting in 121 out of 139 games at left guard, and completing his career ranked first, all-time in games played for the Seahawks."

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4. TEDxSeattle 2018: Tall Order.

November 17th, 2018

"A tall order, by definition, is demanding. It’s a significant and potentially unreachable challenge. Looking to the past, we can find wildly successful tall orders. Some may even seem small when viewed through the lens of today’s challenges. This year, we identify and examine ideas that stretch goals, strive for the seemingly unattainable, and explore what happens when a goal proves to be too tall.” 

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5. Hopelink’s Annual Turkey Trot 5k.

November 18th, 2018

"Hopelink’s Annual Turkey Trot 5K Family Fun Run & Walk is a festive holiday tradition! Join us as our community comes together to support programs that help thousands of our neighbors throughout the winter months. This event brings together more than 1,500 people for a morning of fun and festivities – including an expanded fair at Marina Park with balloon art, costume contests, face painting, photos, giveaways and so much more! Walkers, runners, pets, and kids in strollers are welcome."

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6. Macy's Downtown Seattle Starlighting & Fireworks Show

November 23rd, 2018

"The day after Thanksgiving, everyone in Seattle heads downtown to observe colorful floats, marching bands, drill teams, and all kinds of holiday fun. After the parade, the Christmas season has officially started in downtown Seattle.

The parade starts at 9 a.m. at 7th Avenue and Pine St, it then moves toward 5th Avenue, 4th Avenue, and finishes at Westlake Center. It features inflatable floats, but not as huge as at the NYC parade. Snow globes filled with people, giant cupcakes and Santa's sleigh are common holiday-themed floats. Also, there are marching bands, athletes, cheerleaders, vintage cars, and drill teams. After the parade, kids go to the annual Santaland to take pictures with Santa. The Thanksgiving Parade is a Seattle holiday tradition that has existed for more than 50 years!"

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7. Snowflake Lane 

November 23rd, December 24th, 2018

"Experience the wonder of falling snow, dazzling lights, festive music, toy drummers and dancers, and see all your favorite characters!
Celebrate the season at Snowflake Lane - the region's most festive holiday scene."

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