Kirkland Wonderland: Explore, Engage, and Discover the Magic!  

Top things to do in Kirkland this winter 

This holiday season, Kirkland welcomes you to a winter wonderland filled with festive attractions that promise to captivate your heart and create lasting memories. Embrace the spirit of the season as you explore, engage, and discover the magic of Kirkland – a destination where holiday dreams come true. Whether you're a seasoned local or a first-time visitor, Kirkland Wonderland is ready to enchant you with its unique blend of holiday festivities. Let's dive into the top winter events that promise to make your winter memorable. 

Kirkland Urban Winter Markets 

Dates: December 9, 2023 

Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM 

Kick off your winter exploration with the Kirkland Urban Winter Markets. Enjoy a free gift with every purchase from our vendors, and be one of the first 50 for an exclusive giveaway. Don't miss our complimentary gift-wrapping station! Feel the festive vibes by dropping off Letters to Santa in the 400 Lobby and groove to DJ Howie Echo Hawk's holiday beats. Join us for a season of joy and celebration! 

Light up Kirkland 

Dates: December 9, 2023 

Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM 

Immerse yourself in a dazzling spectacle at Marina Park! Savor cocoa and treats, then wander through a winter wonderland of twinkling lights. Gather by a beach bonfire, serenaded by local students' melodies as the night unfolds. 

As a special treat, witness the Christmas Ship from Argosy Cruises adorned with captivating lights and delivering a musical symphony – all for free!  

Lake Washington Singers 

Dates: December 9, 2023 

Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM 

Delight in an evening of festive melodies, basket raffles, and sweet treats with the Lake Washington Singers! This cherished annual tradition promises an enchanting experience. 

Established in 1952, Lake Washington Singers is a non-profit women's choir dedicated to fostering community through music 

12Ks of Christmas 

Dates: December 10, 2023 

Time: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM 

Step into the festive spirit at the 12ks of Christmas, a family-friendly fun run that starts and ends at Marina Park. Journey through the picturesque City of Kirkland, alongside Lake Washington (12Ks), and along the Cross Kirkland Corridor (5K and 10K). The route, mostly flat with a gentle hill for each distance, ensures you'll fully savor the eggnog upon your return. Tailored for all ages, this event is a joyful celebration of the holiday season. Lace-up your running shoes and be part of the merry festivities! 

O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy 

Dates: December 12, 2023 

Time: 3:00 PM 

Experience holiday hilarity with Off-Broadway Comedians and 3-time IMPRESARIO Award-Winners, James & Jamesy, as they bring back their uproariously funny Christmas comedy classic, O Christmas Tea.  

When catastrophe strikes at James and Jamesy’s Christmas tea party, flooding the world with tea, the friends leap into action, finding innovative and hilarious solutions to keep them afloat. Redefining immersive theatre, these masters of physical comedy—with over 25 comedy awards to their name—sweep the audience out to sea in a jolly aquatic escapade brimming with whimsy, action, and ingenuity in a celebration of friendship at Christmas. 

Ukulele Holiday Sing Along 

Dates: December 13, 2023 

Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM 

Embrace the festive spirit with an evening of ukulele yuletide festivities and merry-making songs! All acoustic instruments are invited to join the celebration. No singing experience needed—just bring your smile, don an ugly holiday sweater, and if you have a ukulele, grab it! Let's create joyous music together as we sing and play classic holiday favorites. All are welcome to this merry and bright event! 

Caroling! Caroling! An A Cappella Christmas! 

Dates: December 17, 2023 

Time: 2:00 PM 

The Holidays are approaching and it’s time to raise your spirits through the universal medium of music! Join A Cappella Northwest and experience outstanding choral music as Northwest Sound Men’s Chorus and Northwest Mix Chorus present their celebration of the season, Caroling! Caroling! An A Cappella Christmas! 
This joint performance, inspired by the tradition of door-to-door caroling, will include Christmas music ranging from well-known traditional Christmas standards and sacred classics to innovative arrangements of old and new songs. These award-winning choruses, along with guest quartets, guarantee an amazing and entertaining experience for the entire family. If you enjoy the simple pleasure of hearing voices raised in song, make plans to see this show.