Seattle January 2022

Seattle January 2022 Events

Seattle January 2022 Events

Bring an Umbrella for a Visit to Seattle this January

Average temperature low and high: 36°- 46°
January falls in the middle of Seattle's rainy season. With that said, winters in Seattle are cloudy and wet with very little sun, but on the mild side in terms of temperatures. The daily temperature is around 45 degrees and drops to just 35 degrees as the average low in January. Despite the weather, the city of Seattle offers entertainment, culture, and fun year-round. Just make sure to pack something waterproof, and you can still have a great time exploring.

January Event Calendar

WildLanterns

WildLanterns

Visit the Woodland Park Zoo to see large-scale animal lanterns at the WildLanterns event.  Walk through a shark mouth, stand next to a mammoth, or view any of your favorite animals, all created in light, and take amazing photos for your Instagram.  Tickets cost $30.95 and can be purchased here.

Polar Bear Plunge at Matthews Beach

If you are in Seattle on New Years Day, you won't want to miss this annual tradition. Participants will run into the frigid waters to show their bravery and celebrate the new year. Costumes are encouraged, and if you do participate, remember to bring an extra set of warm clothes. Warming refreshments will be served, including coffee, cocoa, and hot tang after the plunge. Expect activities and fun leading up to the plunge, which will be at 12 pm sharp. 

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Wonderland Cabaret

Enjoy a cabaret set in a winter chalet while enjoying a delicious meal featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients and winter cocktails.  Dancers will entertain with varying moves and tricks, even swinging from the chandelier in a fun, over-the-top spectacle that you will talk about for weeks.  Tickets range from $119 to $195 and can be purchased here.  Guests must be over 21 years of age and carrying identification with proof of age.  Paid parking is available in the Pike Market parking garage.

OrcaCon

OrcaCon

Enjoy a fun tabletop games convention and play all of your favorites, including Cards Against Humanity, Catan, Virtue Signal, and Kingdom Death, and discover some new ones.  Meet game designers, comic book artists, and other creators in between games.  Tickets cost $70 and can be purchased here

Mark Hummel's Blues Harmonica Blowout

Mark Hummel\'s Blues Harmonica Blowout

Fans of blues music will certainly want to attend Mark Hummel's Blues Harmonica Blowout, featuring various blues artists including Sugar Ray Norcia and Kim Wilson.  Tickets start at $36 and can be purchased in advance here.

Monster Jam

Monster Jam

Get your adrenaline pumping by checking out this high-action event while in Seattle. Watch as Monster Jam trucks, which are all 10 ft tall and 12,000 pounds, participate in racing, donut, and freestyle competitions. Being a 3-day event, you have plenty of opportunities to catch the action. Tickets start by $43 for a single-day ticket, and they can be purchased here. 

Lake Chelan Winterfest

Lake Chelan Winterfest

Experience a winter wonderland at the Lake Chelan Winterfest, with fireworks, ice sculptures, food, and more. Purchase a button, which acts as the ticket, here for only $5, and make sure you wear it to join in on all of the best activities, as well as get deals from local restaurants.

Winterhop Brewfest

Winterhop Brewfest

Taste artisan beers from over 20 craft breweries, pick up handcrafted goods, and enjoy live music at the Winterhop Brewfest.  All of the best beer companies from the Pacific Northwest will be there, offering samples of their best hoppy drinks.  Tickets cost $45 and can be purchased here.  All ages are permitted to attend, but only people over 21 years of age are invited to sample the various alcoholic beverages.

Onesie Bar Crawl - Seattle

Onesie Bar Crawl - Seattle

Put on your plushest onesie and hit the Seattle streets during the Onesie Bar Crawl.  Visit the five participating bars for drinks and merriment, before attending the wild afterparty with other onesie-wearing attendees.  Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased here.

Cirque du Soleil - Alegria

Cirque de Soleil is back with another show, leaning into today's divided times with a story about the idealistic divide of generations.  Watch in awe at the amazing acrobatics, beautiful costumes, and talented performers who use art to bring together divided people.  Tickets start at $50 and can be purchased here.

Ursulmas Medieval Fair

Ursulmas Medieval Fair

Travel back to medieval times at the Ursulmas Medieval Fair, with food, drinks, live performances, and a unique, hand-crafted marketplace.  Plan on attending for multiple days to see everything, but always finish with the Royal Joust, where you can cheer on your chosen favorite knight.  Dress in period clothing if you so choose to enhance the experience.  Tickets can be purchased on-site.  For more information, check out their Facebook page.

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Things to do in Seattle

Things to Do in Seattle in January

Visit The Seattle Aquarium

Visit The Seattle Aquarium
The Seattle Aquarium is one of the largest in the Pacific Northwest and a fantastic way to spend a cold, wet day.  Watch river otters play, see a Giant Pacific Octopus up close, and learn about more of the varied and mysterious creatures of the deep.  You'll also get to find out more about Seattle Aquarium's conservation efforts to protect the planet and the animals on it.

Have Cocktails At The Loupe Lounge

Have Cocktails At The Loupe Lounge
Enjoy delicious artisan cocktails and tasty food in the 360-degree rotating lounge located at the top of the Seattle Space Needle.  Watch the sun set over the city skyline as you dine in a plush lounge and enjoy a relaxing evening with loved ones.