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December 17, 2013 at 1:07 PM

5 sparkling holiday shows in Seattle

Christmas is midweek, FCOL. You’ve got a whole weekend to fill before it gets here, with last-minute chores and abstention from all the holiday food. Herewith, five ways to relax, immersed in live theater. “James and the Giant Peach” at Seattle Children’s Theatre/Chris Bennion photo –“A Christmas Carol”: Let’s start with a classic. ACT Theatre presents its…


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December 5, 2013 at 4:23 PM

7 warm and cozy things to do this weekend

Candy Cane Lane in North Seattle, Clam Lights in Renton and the Great Figgy Pudding caroling competition downtown: This weekend some of Seattle’s most beloved holiday events take place … outside.


If you’re looking for something warmer to do, here are a few suggestions. Clue other readers into your favorite cozy spots in the comments thread.

C'mon baby, light my fire, at The Sorrento. Photo courtesy of the Sorrento Hotel.

C’mon baby, light my fire in the Fireside Room. Photo courtesy of the Sorrento Hotel.

FIREPLACE BARS: When nothing but live flame will do, head to a bar or restaurant with fireplaces, such as Bastille in Ballard or The Sorrento’s Fireside Room on First Hill. For a little extra fun, the Sorrento hosts a set of vintage and tropical jazz on Friday night, featuring Hawaiian jazz vocalist Nikki Dee.

STEAM ROOM: How about a trip to the South Lake Union spa Banya 5, where $40 buys you unlimited use of the Turkish steam room, tepid and hot pools, a tea lounge and more. Afterward, stop by Venik for a hot drink.


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