Smashing Pineapples - Your December Concerts and Events Calendar


Whether you’re looking to take in traditional holiday classics in the theater, illuminate your evening with bright lights, or spend an afternoon dressed as Santa bouncing between bars, this month’s Smashing Pineapples has exactly what you need to fill up your December social calendar.

And if you need a place to rest your head at the end of all that craziness, we have our Cozy Winter Savings wrapped and ready for you to take up to 15% off your reservation. That’s a deal not even the Grinch could be mad about.




Enchant: November 23 - December 30 / Safeco Field

Walk through the world’s largest Christmas light maze and get lost in your imagination with all things Enchant. Staypineapple has actually partnered with Enchant, so if you’d like a discount on your ticket along with getting to sleep in European style double duvets, it’s possible! $20+

Deck the Hall Ball: December 11 / WAMU Theater

Deck the Hall Ball is an annual marathon concert that features popular bands at WAMU Theater, run by Seattle radio station KNDD 107.7 FM or “The End.” This year’s headliner is Death Cab For Cutie. $75

SantaCon: December 15 / Multiple Venues
Wear a Santa suit or a holiday costume to SantaCon, which begins at Westlake Park and then heads to city bars until closing time. Bring cash for faster lines. $5+




ZooLights: Dec. 21, 2018 - Jan. 5, 2019 / Portland Zoo

ZooLights uses 1.5 million LED lights to transform the Oregon Zoo into a winter wonderland of lighted trees, animal silhouettes, and moving sculptures. Closed Nov. 22, 27, 28, and Dec. 24, 25.$13+

The Nightmare Before Christmas Concert: Dec. 15 & 16 / Arlene Schnitzer Theater

Take in this Tim Burton classic as a unique stage show with complete orchestra. $56+

Nutcracker ballet: December 8 - 26 / Oregon Ballet Theater

Witness the holiday classic with outstanding choreography and dance by Oregon Ballet Theatre at Keller Auditorium. $25+




Avenue Q: Dec 18 - Jan 6 / New Conservatory Theatre

Humans and puppets living in a shabby neighborhood on Avenue Q entertain mature audiences with subversive songs and funny antics at New Conservatory Theatre Center. $33+

Odesza: Dec 31 / Warfield

Awash yourself in the melodic electronic waves of Odesza as New Years Eve unwinds. $58+

Christmas Cabaret: Dec 20 - 29 /

A Very Merry Misfit Cabaret blends musical theater, rock ‘n’ roll, high-flying aerialists, burlesque, drag, and vaudeville starring singer Kat Robichaud (of The Voice) and a live band at Z Space. $30+




Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Dec. 1 - 29 / The Old Globe

The Grinch, The Who’s, they’ll all be there in this live performance of the holiday favorite that shows even the nastiest of characters can have the Christmas spirit take them over. $19+

San Diego Bay Parade of Lights: Dec. 9 - 16 / San Diego Bay

The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is a time-honored holiday tradition with more than 80 boats lavishly decorated sailing by the shores for all to see. Free

Fleetwood Mac: Dec. 8 / Viejas Arena At Aztec Bowl

Iconic rockers Fleetwood Mac will be playing their enigmatic catalog of songs at one of San Diego’s largest venues. $100+




Second City Comedy Show: Dec. 1 - 31 / Up Comedy Club

The comedy homes of such talents as Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, and Stephen Colbert, the Second City After Hours: A Late Night Improv Show delivers an hour of improvised comedy with plenty of audience interaction at Up Comedy Club. $13+

Christkindlmarket: Dec. 1 - 24 / Daley Plaza

Steps from Staypineapple Chicago, Christkindlmarket is an open-air European holiday market featuring traditional art, handmade gifts, German foods, choirs, and carolers on Daley Plaza. Free

Amy Schumer: Dec. 18 & 19 / Chicago Theater

One of comedies heavy hitters, Amy Schumer will surely be sharing stories from her dating life and views on America’s current political state.




Blue Man Group: Dec. 2 - 21 / Charles Playhouse

The highly successful Blue Man Group promise to rock your world with a combination of comedy, music, and special effects at Charles Playhouse. $59+

ZooLights: Dec. 1 - 31 / Stone Zoo

See trees covered with lights, live reindeer, decorated animals areas, and Santa at ZooLights at Stone Zoo. The last day with Santa is Dec. 24. $7+

Mighty Mighty Bosstones: Dec. 28 - 30 / House of Blues

Ska legends return home to play a trio of shows at the intimate House of Blues. $19+

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