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Seattle for the Holidays: Ballet! Theater! Shows! Music! Tours!

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It's always a tough task selecting what to do and see during the holidays in Seattle. Over the years, I've attended Pacific Northwest Ballet's Nutcracker; Handel's Messiah with the Seattle Symphony; ACT's A Christmas Carol; and last year, Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker. This year? I'm still undecided, as there's so much to choose from. Here is a sampling of how to treat yourself this holiday season. For more information, visit

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  • Stowell and Sendak Nutcracker | Pacific Northwest Ballet | Thru Dec 29
  • Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker | The Triple Door | Dec12-28
  • Cirque Dreams Holidaze | The Paramount | Dec 20-22


  • Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol | A Contemporary Theatre (ACT) | Thru Dec 29
  • Ham For the Holidays | A Contemporary Theatre (ACT) | Thru Dec 22
  • It's Your Wonderful Life | Wing-It Productions | Thru Dec 22
  • James and the Giant Peach | Seattle Children's Theatre | Thru Jan 5
  • Oliver! | 5th Avenue Theatre | Thru Dec 31


  • Play It Again, Santa | Seattle Men's Chorus | Thru Dec 22
  • Anonymous 4 | Our Lady of Fatima Parish | Dec 5
  • Home for the Holidays | Seattle Symphony | Dec 5-8
  • Tudor Choir | Blessed Sacrament Church | Dec 6
  • Blue Heron - Advent & Christmas in Medieval England | St. James Cathedral | Dec 7
  • Discover Music: The Snowman | Seattle Symphony | Dec 14
  • Handel's Messiah | Seattle Symphony | Dec 20-22
  • Medieval Women's Choir: Christmas in the Cloister | St. James Cathedral | Dec 21
  • A Festival of Lessons & Carols | Benaroya Hall | Dec 23
  • Beethoven's Ninth Symphony | Seattle Symphony | Dec 28-Jan 4
  • The Bobs After Christmas Holiday Show | The Triple Door | Dec 29
  • New Year's Eve: Concert, Countdown + Celebration | Seattle Symphony | Dec 31



Click on my previous post, Seattle for the Holidays: 'Tis the season for free festivities and activities



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