Creative Ways to Enjoy the Season

The days are getting shorter, and it can be hard to find the time to enjoy yourself between holiday preparations and the usual end-of-the-year rush. But with these creative events coming to the city, it’s worth taking a little time off to feel the warmth this season.

It’s time to shine bright. The Woodland Park Zoo is lighting up the chilly winter nights with its annual “WildLanterns” festivities, running from November 12 – January 30. Throughout the season, guests can explore the zoo after dark, taking in elaborate lantern displays that transform the zoo experience. This year’s display highlights Asian culture, including an impressive dragon lantern. WildLanterns is open from 4 p.m. – 8-30 p.m., Tuesday – Sunday. Tickets can be purchased here.

Located in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood, the Museum of Museums is a fully-activated art and theater space that hosts a variety of exhibits and productions from local artists. The museum is currently displaying two exhibits about time, technology, and their effects on society — “In Crystallized Time” and “The Word of the Future”—which will both be on display until December 27. More information about these exhibits and tickets can be found here.

This new musical production by local playwright Justin Huertas takes inspiration from an epic 16th-century Filipino poem called Ibong Adarna. The story follows the life of the youngest sibling in a family of secret warriors who must protect Seattle from monsters and demons. The show will run from November 26 – December 26 at the ArtsWest theater in West Seattle. More information can be found here.

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