‘A Very Drunken Christmas Carol,’ holiday markets, more Seattle events this weekend

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Shopping for gifts at Waterfront Park, enjoying Christmas music at Benaroya Hall or eating cookies in Pioneer Square are just some of the ideas we have for you. Keep reading to see what else is happening around Seattle this weekend. 

Kyle Nicholas Anderson and Jordan Boldon in Welcome Home, A Holiday Concert by Village Theatre.

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Music: Traditional music and drunken antics

The Seattle Opera will be offering a comedic take on a familiar Dicken’s tale Friday and Sunday. “A Very Drunken Christmas Carol” stars Rob McPherson who plays a professional tenor preparing for a holiday concert when he gets hit on the head and awakens in another reality. “Along the way, he is joined by three spirits (not just bourbon, tequila, and whiskey),” says the Seattle Opera.

The Seattle Symphony opens their festive Holiday Pops concerts this weekend. Taking place at Benaroya Hall for a Friday concert and two matinees on Saturday and Sunday, Conductor Stuart Chafetz and Broadway star N’Kenge offers a Christmas stocking show stuffed with holiday favorites, traditional carols and plenty of yuletide cheer.