Attending “Home for the Holidays” events in Seattle? Let’s celebrate the local businesses that make our communities feel like home! Intentionalist is proud to partner with the City to encourage the community to eat, drink, and shop local this holiday season. Whether you’re catching up with friends, shopping for gifts, or attending a concert, the small businesses we love are counting on all of us to #SpendLikeItMatters.

  • Explore small businesses throughout the downtown core using our online map, which makes it easy to search and filter by neighborhood and type of business.
  • We’re also excited to share some suggestions for where you can #SpendLikeItMatters as you check out the City of Seattle’s holiday season events calendar.

Home for the Holidays Events Calendar:

From the Light: An interactive light installation and auditory experience curated by South End Muslim creatives to bring warmth and peace to Downtown Seattle.

Date: Sunday, December 5th  

Time: 5-10 PM 

Location: AXIS Pioneer Square – 308 1st Avenue South Seattle, WA 98104 

Eat: Pioneer Square D&E

Drink: Altstadt Bierhalle & Brathaus, Good Bar

Shop: Velouria, The London Plane

Belltown Art Walk & Night Markets

Date: Friday, December 10th

Time: 6-9 PM

Location: Belltown neighborhood

Eat: Jerk Shack

Drink: Rob Roy

Shop: Sassafras

Onyx Holiday Activation Project: Gallery Onyx Fine Arts exhibition for the month of December will feature original artworks, artist talks, ekphrasis poetry readings and artist decorated holiday-themed ornaments from the Afrocentric artist community. 

Date: Dec 2 –29th 

Time: Thursday-Sunday 12-6pm 

Location: Pacific Place Shopping Center at 6th Avenue and Pine Street

Eat: Mr. West Cafe Bar – Downtown

Drink: Nana’s Green Tea

Shop: The Handmade Showroom, Molly Ray

Japantown Jingle: A one-stop block to shop, eat, meet, and mingle while exploring and learning about Japantown’s food, fun, and fashion shops.

Date: December 10-24th

Location: Japantown in Chinatown-International District

Eat: Maneki

Drink: Itsumono

Shop: Sairen, Kobo Shop & Gallery

Pike Place Market Holiday Night Market: On this special evening, the open-air Pavilion will turn into a winter wonderland filled with seasonal cocktails, hand-made gifts, food and music.

Date: December 16th

Time: 5-9 PM

Location: MarketFront Pavilion

Eat: Oriental Mart, Pasta Casalinga

Drink: indi chocolate

Shop: Eighth Generation

Mozart’s Messiah: Experience the tradition of Handel’s Messiah, presented in this rarely heard orchestration by Mozart. Selections from this great work celebrate the season, alongside a pair of sophisticated urban symphonies.

Date: December 17th & 18th

Location: Benaroya Hall

Eat: Cafe Campagne, Gelatiamo

Drink: Taqueria Cantina – Downtown

Shop: Ventures Marketplace

Cone & Steiner Holiday Market: Stop by to pick up gifts from a variety of local makers, including Seeking Kombucha, Aluel Cellars, Marination, Nuflours, and more!

Date: December 18th & 19th

Location: Cone & Steiner – Pioneer Square

Drink: We’ve teamed up with Seattle’s Office of Economic Development so that the first 100 folks to stop by can enjoy a FREE hot beverage on us!

CID Block Party Caroling Karaoke Bar Crawl: ‘Tis the season for a self-guided caroling crawl! Pick up a mic at Itsumono, Gan Bei, and Moonwalk Karaoke.

Date: December 20th – 8 PM-Close

Eat & Drink: Sing, sip, and snack at each location!


We will be updating our list of suggested places to #SpendLikeItMatters as new events are added. Looking for additional gift ideas for everyone on your list? Be sure to check out our Holiday 2021 gift guides and more!

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