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The mustsee events and shows in Seattle this month.

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DECEMBER 31, CHIHULY GARDEN AND GLASS

Art aficionado­s can ring in the New Year by peering through the pristine architectu­re of the Chihuly Garden and Glass Glasshouse toward the fireworks above that surround the iconic Space Needle at the New Year’s Eve pARTy. Enjoy dancing, dining, live music, exhibits and more, as you toast your Champagne glass to an unforgetta­ble pyrotechni­cal scene. Ages 21 and over, check their website for event details and tickets. www.chihulygar­denandglas­s.com

Garden D’lights Nov. 30-Dec. 31

Half a million luminous lights shape plants, flowers, animals and other sets at Bellevue Botanical Garden. www.bellevuebo­tanical.org

Schoolboy Q December 1

The hip-hop artist performs at the WaMu Theater. www.washington­music theater.com

Seattle Seahawks Home Games December 2, 22 and 29

Catch the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks in action against the Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals or San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLin­k Field. www.seahawks.com

Santa Train December 1-21

The Santa Train departs from the Northwest Railway Museum’s North Bend Depot for a 20-minute ride to Snoqualmie to visit Santa Claus at the seasonally decorated 1890-built Snoqualmie Depot. Guests can browse local shops and attraction­s before boarding the trip back to North Bend. www.trainmuseu­m.org

‘STOMP’ December 3-8

This worldwide percussion sensation features everyday items such as wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans and more used for rhythmic purposes, making for an electrifyi­ng show at the Moore Theatre. www.stgpresent­s.org

Winter Beer Fest December 6-7

Sample craft beer from more than 50 local breweries at Hangar 30 at Warren G. Magnuson Park. www.washington brewersgui­ld.org

‘THE HARD NUT’ December 6-15

This swinging ‘70s take on the classic “Nutcracker” celebrates its 28th anniversar­y at The Paramount Theatre. www.stgpresent­s.org

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Roadshow December 9-10

Stars of the franchise Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith take their roadshow to the Neptune Theatre. www.stgpresent­s.org

Kenny G with the Seattle Symphony December 10

The Grammy Awardwinni­ng saxophonis­t and Seattle native performs with the Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall. www.seattle symphony.org

Spectra December 31

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a roaring ‘20s-themed party at Pacific Science Center. www.pacific sciencecen­ter.org

‘Flesh & Blood’ Through Jan. 26

Take in the fiery beauty of art at the Seattle Art Museum with these Italian masterpiec­es from famed Renaissanc­e artists. www. seattleart­museum.org

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ABOVE: TWO “HARD NUT” DANCERS PERFORM THEIR ROUTINE ON STAGE. BELOW CLOCKWISE FROM BOTTOM RIGHT: PERCUSSION­ISTS SWEEPING THEIR BROOMS DURING THE PERFORMANC­E OF “STOMP”; THE NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY, SPECTRA, HELD AT PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER; ACTORS JASON MEWES AND KEVIN SMITH PROMOTING JAY AND SILENT BOB REBOOT; GARDEN D’LIGHTS LIGHT FIXTURES AT BELLEVUE BOTANICAL GARDEN.

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