Happy Holidays! There are lots of Lake Union events to mark on your calendar to enjoy the holidays in your neighborhood…
All December: Christmas Ships Festival
7pm – 10pm | South Lake Union
The Christmas Ships Festival, presented by Argosy Cruises, offers nightly cruises around Lake Union! Enjoy holiday beverages and snacks, plus live performances from Dickens Carolers. Click here to book your evening.
December 3: Stews, Braises and Soups Cooking Class
1pm – 4pm | Serafina
Learn how to properly braise meat and the appropriate cuts of meat to use for braising, and make a soup and a stew and different methods for the two techniques in the Stews, Braises and Soups cooking class at Serafina on December 3rd. Hone your comfort food-making skills and learn recipes to impress your holiday guests! The price is $75/person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required.
December 9: Storefronts Art Walk
5pm – 7pm | South Lake Union
Join in on a free artwalk to view the current Storefronts art installations around South Lake Union on December 9th. Led by Shunpike’s Storefront Coordinator, Morgan Cahn, this art walk will provide the opportunity to meet the artists and enjoy their work. Meet at the intersection of John and Boren streets at 5 p.m. Registration isn’t required.
December 10: Happy Hour at Winston Wachter Fine Art
3pm – 5pm | Winston Wachter
On the second Saturday of each month, visit Winston Wachter Fine Art for an early happy hour, with wine, cheese and art exhibits to enjoy.
December 11: 2nd Annual Holiday Bazaar
1pm – 4pm | Serafina
Stock up on holiday gifts, and enjoy some seasonal shopping at Serafina on Sunday, December 11th for their second annual Holiday Bazaar. There will be infused olive oil, spice blends, pickled items, tomato sauce, pre-made gift baskets, specialty truffle products, handmade jewelry, paintings and more! Enjoy bites from Serafina’s sister restaurant, Cicchetti, and small wine tasting.
December 11: Arte & Vino at Caffe Torino
2pm – 5pm | Caffe Torino
Caffe Torino’s monthly art happy hour is on December 11th, featuring Pauline White’s “Flying Through” collection of butterflies and terrariums.
December 14-16: The Line: A Cabaret
8pm – 10pm | Raisbeck Hall
Cornish College of the Arts’ musical theater program presents an evening of song and dance, centered this year around the theme of The Line — crossing it, drawing one in the sand, or coloring outside of them. Click here to purchase tickets.
December 16: 2nd Annual Parade of Boats Night
7pm – 9:45pm | AGC Marina
Argosy Cruises’ 2nd Annual Parade of Boats Night with the Christmas Ship Festival is on December 16th, with three primary boats and live music performances. There will be two performances, first at 7:40 p.m. at Westward and Little Gull, and second at 8:40 p.m. at the Fremont Cut.
December 23: Christmas Ships Festival Grand Finale
7pm – 10:05pm | Kirkland City Dock
Argosy Cruises’ Christmas Ship Festival comes to a close on Friday, December 23rd, with spaces still available on the second follow boat for the Grand Finale event. Performances will be held at Gas Works Park and Portage Bay.