Monday (12/24–12/25) — It’s become a holiday ritual for Sun Liquor bartender Erik Chapman, who mixes up a batch of irresistible homemade eggnog to serve to customers on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. It makes for a perfect family bonding strategy...or a way to escape the relatives. Either way, Cheers!
Nog starts flowing at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve and 7 p.m. on Christmas. Sun Liquor Lounge, Capitol Hill, 607 Summit Ave.; 206.860.1130; Sun Liquor Distillery, downtown, 514 Pike St.; 206.720.1600; sunliquor.com
Seahawks vs. 49ers
Sunday (12/23) — Fairweather and diehard fans alike will want to tune into this much-anticipated game, when the Hawks will face San Francisco once again, but this time on our home turf. Can the dream combo of Russell Wilson, Golden Tate and Marshawn Lynch keep the Hawks’ momentum rolling all the way to the playoffs? BEAST MODE!
12/23, 5:20 p.m. Broadcast on NBC; seahawks.com
This magical little shop in the Central District is makes it easy to gift local when shopping for kids. Browse expertly curated vintage-style clothing, books, art supplies and gobs more adorable stocking stuffers at our editors’ pick for “Best New Kids’ Shop” of 2012.
Central District, 1408 18th Ave.; 206.860.6035
Ongoing (11/23–1/1) — Woodland Park Zoo’s first-ever lights festival is a must-do for families and romantics. Stroll the zoo’s winding, leafy paths and behold twinkling surprises hiding just beyond reach. Afterward, warm up over coffee and pie across the street at A La Mode.
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., nightly. Prices vary. Woodland Park, West Entrance at 5500 Phinney Ave. N; zoo.org
MUST SING ALONG
Fiddler on the Roof Singalong
Tuesday (12/25) — Because not everyone celebrates Christmas on December 25th, SIFF Cinema at the Uptown is screening the classic musical Fiddler on the Roof, augmented with sing-along subtitles. Big bonus: in honor of a long-held Jewish alternative to holiday trimmings, intermission will feature a complimentary Chinese food buffet.
12/25, 1 p.m. $15. SIFF Cinema Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave. N; 206.324.9996
PS: Prefer to see Fiddler on the boards? Check out Village Theatre’s production, running through 12/30.