Seattle January 2023

Seattle January 2023 Events

Seattle January 2023 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

Wonderland Cabaret

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 $90 to $160 and can be purchased here. Guests must be over 21 years of age and carry identification with proof of age. Paid parking is available in the Pike Market parking garage.

Polar Bear Plunge at Matthews Beach

If you are in Seattle on New Year's 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 noon sharp. 

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Seattle Symphony: Viennese New Year

Seattle Symphony: Viennese New Year

Allow yourself to be transported to the glittering ballrooms of Vienna this New Year's Eve. The Seattle Symphony celebrates the evening with performances of Mozart, Strauss, and more. The award-winning conductor will guide the orchestra through this Golden Age style of music to give you an enchanting musical experience. Tickets are available through the Seattle Symphony website.

OrcaCon

OrcaCon

Enjoy a fun tabletop game convention and play all of your favorites and discover some new ones. Meet game designers, comic book artists, and other creators in between games. Tickets cost up to $250 and can be purchased here

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 $25 for a single-day ticket, and they can be purchased here. 

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 starts from 5$ and can be purchased here.

Seattle Events in January

Concerts

Theater & Headliners

Sports

Nightclubs

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.