Welcome to Seattle in November, where the city’s vibrant energy meets the crisp embrace of autumn. As the days grow shorter and the air becomes cooler, there’s a unique charm that envelopes the Emerald City. It’s the perfect time to cozy up with a hot cup of coffee and explore the multitude of activities that make this season so special.
In this guide, we’ll walk you through a delightful array of things to do in Seattle during November. Whether you’re a local looking for fresh ideas or a visitor seeking the best experiences, we’ve got you covered. From embracing the fall foliage to savoring delicious seasonal treats, and diving into cultural events that light up the city, November in Seattle has something for everyone.
So, grab your favorite scarf, get ready to crunch some fallen leaves underfoot, and let’s embark on a journey to uncover the November magic that awaits in Seattle.
Seattle Tree Lighting Celebration
The Seattle tree lighting happens in Westlake Center. Thousands of people gather in downtown Seattle for this festive celebration.
November 25, 5:00-6:00 PM
Seattle Christmas Market
This winter step into a magical European Christmas Village
From November 24 to December 24 the Fisher Pavilion and South Fountain Lawn at Seattle Center will be transformed into a European-inspired outdoor Christmas village and community marketplace. A true feast for the senses with festive decorations, daily live entertainment, sweet and savory treats, hot chocolate and Glühwein (hot mulled wine), and beautifully handcrafted gifts at over 60 local and international vendors, the Seattle Christmas Market is the perfect place to celebrate the magic of the holiday season.
Illuminate your holidays with the mesmerizing glow of WildLanterns, where the night sky comes alive with captivating displays of light and enchantment. An immersive, interactive, larger-than-life experience unlike any in the Northwest.
Harry Potter™: Magic at Play in Seattle
Discover the Wizarding World and celebrate Harry’s adventures in this new hands-on experience, filled with magical moments and active play for witches and wizards of all ages! Harry Potter™: Magic at Play is a unique experience that will engage the imaginations of all ages to bring out the young witch or wizard in all of us. Explore, climb, and play your way through multiple rooms of fun packed with playful celebrations of your favorite places and moments!
📍 Location: The Shops at The Bravern, Next to Prada, 11111 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 98004
Seattle Chocolate Tour
On this tour you’ll need all your senses to help answer these questions, and there’s no better place to explore the world of chocolate than the city famous for beans that give you a buzz.
This 2.5 hour walking tour will fill you to the brim with chocolatey goodness. Dark. Milk. Drinking. Solid. Spicy. Bitter. Sweet. With nuts. With fruits. And the purest of the pure. You will leave with a deeper understanding of the attention that goes into each decadent bite you take.
Día de los Muertos
This Mexican holiday honors the deceased with a cultural extravaganza filled with food, drink, and festivities. But it’s not just about mourning; it’s a time to commemorate the lives of our loved ones and rejoice in the memories shared with family and friends. Come and celebrate the vibrant and joyous Día de los Muertos – Day of the Dead Celebration.
Saturday, November 4, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Phinney Center Blue Building
Festival of Trees
Kick off your holiday season with friends and family by visiting the Fairmont Olympic hotel in Downtown Seattle to see our gorgeous designer holiday trees. Come view them during that time and read the inspiring stories of our featured Seattle Children’s patients.
Tree Display – Nov. 17 – 29, 2023
Seattle Festival of Trees Gala on Saturday, November 18, 2023, 5:00-10:00pm