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2023 Queer Events to Get in the Holiday Spirit

Dec 01, 2023 | Seattle Pride

Scott Shoemaker’s A War on Christmas

Christmas is saved! “Scott Shoemaker’s War on Christmas” is back! The all-star variety spectacular which quickly became a Yuletide tradition returns to Theatre Off Jackson! Come spend an evening with Scott and a cast of Seattle luminaries as they try to figure out who’s fighting a war on Christmas and what for? It’s a hilarious night of comedy, songs, dance numbers, delightful videos, and partial nudity!

A War on Christmas runs Dec. 1-23 at Theatre Off Jackson. Tickets start at $28 at https://www.strangertickets.com/events/143357134/scott-shoemakers-war-on-christmas.



Seattle Men’s Chorus A TREEmendous Holiday

It’s time to ho ho ho with Seattle Men’s Chorus. Seattle’s most joyful holiday tradition is a fun-filled celebration of seasonal favorites along with the Pacific Northwest’s gayest sing-along in theatres from Everett to Seattle to Tacoma.

With performances sprinkled throughout the month of December, Seattle Men’s Chorus sparks holiday joy with festive numbers like “Puttin’ on the Holiday Drag” and “Elton Johnukah” alongside classics like “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” and “The Happiest Christmas Tree.”

A TREEmendous Holiday runs December 1-23 at Benaroya Hall, Pantages Theater in Tacoma and Everett Civic Auditorium. Tickets start at $39 at https://seattlemenschorus.org.



The Dina Martina Christmas Show

Join Dina Martina as she returns to ACT Contemporary Theatre with her annual Christmas show, a beloved Seattle tradition for more than 25 years. Accompanied by award-winning composer/musician/adult prodigy Chris Jeffries, Dina Martina brings a mix of traditional and contemporary holiday tunes, treated with her undeniably surreal comic sensibility.

The Dina Martina Christmas Show runs Dec. 8-24 at ACT Contemporary Theatre. Tickets start at $46 at https://order.acttheatre.org/12429.



Jingle All the Gay

Seattle, rejoice! Your beloved holiGAY tradition returns to West Hall with jingle bells on! Jingle All the Gay promises to deliver up a heaping helping of comfort and joy at a time when we need to gather strength and power as a community more than ever. After 15 years at its beloved venue at West Hall, this will be the final year before the production moves to an exciting new space. Don’t miss your last chance to revel in the new surprises and magic of this iconic production in its original home one last time!

Jingle All the Gay runs Dec. 8-24 at West Hall. Tickets start at $40 at https://jingleallthegay.strangertickets.com/.



Winterfest with Rainbow City Jazz Band at Seattle Center

Rainbow City Jazz Band is proud to join the holiday tradition of Winterfest at Seattle Center for the first time! In this free concert at the Armory, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s Jazz Nutcracker provides an exciting take on a classic Christmastime favorite. Their arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet will have you tappin’ your toes and feeling good as we swing you into the holiday season. The band will also play a handful of other favorites sure to brighten your holiday spirit and hopefully get you out on the dance floor!

Rainbow City Jazz Band will be at Winterfest at Seattle Center on Dec. 9 at 12:30 p.m. Learn more at https://rainbowcity.org/events/winterfest-with-rainbow-city-jazz-band-at-seattle-center/.



A Drag Queen Christmas

For the ninth consecutive year, Murray & Peter present A Drag Queen Christmas, the longest-running drag tour in America. Get ready for your favorite RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni queens to perform live on stage. We've got winners, fan favorites, OGs, miss congeniality, plus queens from Season 15 and All Stars 8. VIP meet and greet tickets are available.

A Drag Queen Christmas comes to The Moore Theatre on Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. (meet and greet at 6 p.m.). Tickets start at $38 at https://www.stgpresents.org/calendar/14446/a-drag-queen-christmas.



Rainbow City Performing Arts’ A Gift of Music

Join the musicians of Rainbow City Performing Arts in a lovely evening celebrating the holidays with diverse offerings of music to celebrate many end-of-year traditions. The theme of this concert is “gift giving” in a multitude of contexts. This may refer to birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanza, or others.

This event is free to attend with a suggested donation to help support the Rainbow City Scholarship Fund. Musicians of the chamber groups come from all seven of the group’s performing ensembles.

A Gift of Music is performed on Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. at University Congregational United Church of Christ. You can donate and register for the event at https://rainbowcity.org/events/a-gift-of-music-2023/.



The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show

You better watch out, you better not cry, because “The Queens of Christmas” are coming back to Seattle with a brand-new edition of the internationally acclaimed The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show!

Another holiday season brings another year of fabulous spectacle, whip-smart comedy, brand new songs, and annual favorites. Join the sugary DeLa and spicy Jinkx for an evening The New York Times says is “sure to lift your spirits and make you howl with laughter.”

The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show runs Dec. 21-24 at The Moore Theatre. Tickets start at $46 at https://www.jinkxanddela.com/.



Princess Guy at Winterfest

Princess Guy, “Seattle’s Most Fabulous Vocal Quartet™,” is an independent vocal group of four guys in tiaras offering unique arrangements of pop, jazz, comedy, Broadway and classical music, including original songs and stories in a free concert at the Armory Founded in 2018 for the purpose of singing a myriad of song styles for diverse audiences of sung song enthusiasts. The self-directed collective includes Eric Lane Barnes (baritone), Jeffrey Erickson (tenor), Paul Rosenberg (bass) and Ritchie Wooley (tenor). Roughly 80% a cappella and 100% gay as a gaggle of geese, Princess Guy presents a vast range of music styles emphasizing compelling harmony and unexpected interpretations of pretty much anything they fancy.

Princess Guy will be at Winterfest at Seattle Center on Dec. 23 at 12:30 p.m. Learn more at https://seattlecenter.com/events/event-calendar/winterfest-entertainment-princess-guy.

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