November Seattle Events



Along with the sports events, concerts, theatrical performances and many impressive exhibits that constantly cycle through Seattle, there are also always special events and festivals happening downtown as well as throughout surrounding communities. Whether you’re looking for good food, good brews, or fun outings to go on with your family, here are some of the awesome events going on this month!


Seattle Restaurant Week November 1-8

Special deals at over 165 different participating restaurants

Location: All over the Greater Seattle Area!

Price: $33 three-course dinners and $18 two-course lunches



Oyster New Year November 3

30+ varieties of local oysters at a 150-foot oyster bar, fresh seafood buffet, live music and local wineries and microbrews – all to raise money for the Puget sound Restoration Fund!

Location: Elliott’s Oyster House

Price: $350 tickets



Seattle Winter Ciderfest November 8

Fall and winter ciders from the Northwest plus local beer, wine, and soda

Location: WithinSodo

Price: $15 - $34



The Whiskey Extravaganza November 9

Whisky tasting and culinary pairings, plus access to informative speeches and presentations!

Location: The Rainier Club

Price: $150 tickets



Seattle International Auto Show November 9-12

400 of the latest cars and trucks on show, food trucks, test drives, and tons of events for kids (simulators, scavenger hunt, face painting, arts and crafts, and more!)

Location: CenturyLink Field Event Center

Price: $16 tickets, and free for kids under 12



The Northwest Chocolate Festival August 23 to September 3

Chocolate and drink pairings, cooking classes, tastings, demonstrations, a global showcase, classes and workshops, and lots more chocolatey goodness! This is the best show in the world for artisan chocolate.

Location: PIER 91 The Smith Cove Cruise Terminal

Price: $25 single-day pass, $45 weekend pass, and $95 VIP tickets (discounted or free under 17)

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Free National + State Park Access on Veteran’s Day November 11

All state and national parks including Mount Rainier and Olympic National Park are free Nov. 11

Location: All over Washington



26th Annual Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Festival November 16

Wine tasting, live music, food and wine buffets, and a silent auction at the top of Columbia Tower, all supporting the French-American Chamber of Commerce and France Education Northwest

Location: Columbia Tower Club

Price: $100 tickets



TEDxSeattle 2018: Tall Order November 17

A day of ideas, engagement, and activity! A daylong conference with live speakers and TEDTalk videos curated to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group

Location: McCaw Hall

Price: Students $40, General $80



Julefest Nordic Christmas Festival November 17-18

Enjoy Nordic treats, have a Juletide cocktail in the Valhalla Beer Garden, shop for gifts, listen to music, and of course meet Santa

Location: Nordic Heritage Museum

Price: $7 general admission (access to Julefest and the Museum’s permanent exhibitions), kids under 13 free



Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade November 23

Inflatable floats, marching bands, costumed characters, pro sports teams, community drill teams, and Santa!

Location: Downtown Seattle (7th Ave & Pine St)

Price: Free



Nutcracker Ballet November 23 – December 28

Pacific Northwest Ballet performs The Nutcracker with a live orchestra

Location: McCaw Hall

Price: $33 - $112



WildLights November 23 – January 5 (closed December 25 and 26)

600,000 lights in animal shapes, real reindeer, night animals, carolers, and Santa!

Location: Woodland Park Zoo

Price: $11.95 for children, $14.95 for adults



Ryan Raffetto