Celebrate the holiday season and get out to enjoy your neighborhood this December, with the following Lake Union events coming up…

December 1: The MORELove Project 11th Annual Coat Drive
10am – 2pm | Westlake Ave N & Thomas Street
Participate in the city’s largest one-day winter coat drive with The MORELove Project! On Friday, December 1st, bring your gently used or new coats to the parking lot at the intersection of Westlake Ave N and Thomas Street between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. All donations will go to Mary’s Place and Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission.

December 1: Fringe, Feathers & Frost
7:30pm – 11pm | Virginia V Ship
Enjoy a 20s themed holiday party aboard the Virginia V with Seattle Women in Jazz on December 1st to kick off the season with fun with Fringe, Feathers & Frost! There will be dance lessons from 7:30 until 8 p.m., followed by dancing and performances from the Sister Kate Dance Company, live gypsy jazz from Mes Copines Gitanes, and DJ Amanda Wilde from KUOW. The theme is roaring 20s, so come dressed in your holiday best with a historic twist! General admission to the party is $30.

December 2: Yuletide Concert
7:30pm | Immanuel Lutheran Church
Enjoy a mix of holiday music and maritime songs at Immanuel Lutheran Church’s Yuletide Concert on December 2nd. Admission includes delicious refreshments and the chance to shop a gift bazaar during intermission, and costs $15, with reduced $12 pricing for seniors and ages 20-29 and members of Maritime Folknet, Northwest Seaport, or Immanuel Lutheran Church. Kids ages 7 – 19 will be admitted for $5 each.

December 7: First Free Thursday at MOHAI
10am – 8pm | Museum of History and Industry
On the first Thursday of the month, the Museum of History and Industry offers free general admission for the museum’s permanent exhibits – all day long! The free admission includes: True Northwest: the Seattle Journey, and the Bezos Center for Innovation.

December 8: SLU Winter Market
10am | Van Vorst Courtyard
Get more holiday gift shopping done at the South Lake Union Winter Market! On December 8th, visit the Van Vorst Courtyard to browse a few dozen vendors and goods for special gifts.

December 9: Seattle Makers Market
11am – 5pm | 400 Fairview Avenue
Visit the ground floor of the Market Hall at 400 Fairview on Saturday, December 9th for the monthly Seattle Makers Market series! This free event features handmade goods from crafters, artists, makers and artisans in the Seattle area.

December 14: Heavy Metal Beer Dinner
6pm – 9pm | Brave Horse Tavern
Enjoy a fun Heavy Metal-themed beer dinner featuring Holy Mountain brewery, with food and music to get the room rocking. There will be six courses to compliment some rare and unusual beers from Holy Mountain. Tickets are $85/person.

December 14: A Home for the Holidays
7pm | The Meeting Center
Support Mary’s Place with a nice holiday benefit on December 14th, featuring Vocally Self Critical and the Amazon Symphony Orchestra as musical guests. Tickets are $25/person.

December 28: Family Learn to Climb
5:30pm | REI
Have the whole family learn to climb in this fun event offered by REI. You’ll receive education on climbing harnesses and how to put them on and use them, with individual instruction on climbing and belaying on REI’s indoor wall. All climbing gear will be provided. Space is limited. The cost is $55, or $45 for REI members.


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