Seattle, Washington is a fascinating destination no matter when you visit. Locals and tourists alike can enjoy a wide range of entertainment, cultural activities, places to shop and lots more. What’s great about Seattle is that there’s always something new going on. Whether you enjoy theater, museums, outdoor events or zoos and aquariums you can always find a fascinating performance, exhibit or other attraction.
Seattle Center WinterFest
The Seattle Center WinterFest takes place from November 29 through December 31 and features a variety of activities and performances. There are musical performances, ice sculpting, Winter Train & Village and the Winterfest Ice Rink, where visitors can rent ice skates or just watch. The Dickens Carolers help spread the holiday spirit by singing traditional and contemporary favorites. The Seattle Center is a 74-acre park and entertainment center located in the Lower Queen Anne neighborhood. It’s best known feature is the 650 foot tall Space Needle. (http://www.seattlecenter.com/winterfest/#Rink)
Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun and the Moon at the Seattle Arts Museum
An exhibit exploring the history of Peru will be on display at the Seattle Arts Museum until January 5, 2014. The exhibit, entitled Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun and the Moon contains more than 300 items that range from the pre-Columbian times to the 20th Century. On a related note, the museum is showing Werner Herzog’s classic 1972 film Aguirre, the Wrath of God on November 22 as part of a Peru on film series. The Seattle Arts Museum is located on 1300 First Avenue in downtown Seattle. It’s open Wednesday through Sunday. (http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/)
Sherlock Holmes at the Seattle Repertory Theatre
The Seattle Repertory Theatre is featuring a performance of the popular Sherlock Holmes tale The Hound of the Baskervilles. This play casts Seattle actors David Pichette and R. Hamilton Wright in a new adaptation of the well known mystery novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that has been made into several movies. This production of The Hound of the Baskervilles runs from November 15 through December 15 at the Bagley Wright Theatre. The Seattle Repertory Theatre-Bagley Wright Theatre is located at 155 Mercer Street at Seattle Center. (http://www.examiner.com/article/narver-deduces-the-appeal-of-sherlock-holmes)