ice scuptor at the Seattle Center Winterfest

Do you have a December MUST DO list?

Between the spouse’s office party, the kids’ school concerts, present wrapping, cookie baking, and family visits, December doesn’t come with a to-do list, it blows in like a MUST-GET-DONE blizzard.

Don’t get me wrong. I love the holiday season. It’s festive, fun, full of goodwill, and features a cheery prerecorded soundtrack. Unlike certain other long, gloomy, boring, winter months, December offers non-stop entertainment and PRESENTS.

During these speedy thirty-one days, the question isn’t, what should we do, but what will we miss? I hate making those choices. I want to do EVERYTHING. Since I’m incapable of manipulating time, I fit in as many activities as possible. Here are some I’ve accomplished so far.

salmon Christmas Ornament
A salmon commemorates our trip to Alaska.

In the House

On the Go

Even though these aren’t “holiday” themed, they qualify as Decemeber events.

  • The Seattle Art Museum special exhibit of Peacock in the Desert: The  Royal Arts Of Jodhpur, India. It is impressive and runs through January 21. I went on First Thursday for half price.
  • Right outside my door I saw “Let There Be Light”, a video art exhibit projected on the grain silos and elevator located at Pier 86. As explained on the website, the unique art concept aims “to showcase the great impact projection art can have while leaving no footprint or waste behind.”
  • An exciting performance of In the Heights, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton fame at The Seattle Repertory Theater.

It’s been a busy month and it’s not over yet. What do you have planned? Share in the comments.

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2 thoughts on “Do you have a December MUST DO list?”

  1. This Christmas is full of work things for me. All of them wonderful and fun, but oddly not Christmassy. I’ve had 2 surprise visits from friends (delightful!) and am still hoping to get up a tree. It’s been that kind of a year. But we’re happy and healthy. Can’t ask for more.

    1. Some years are more festive, some more practical. I’m glad you and yours are happy and healthy. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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