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Culture Hub

The Sorrento is more than a bastion of hospitality for visitors. Since the very beginning, Seattle’s most invigorated minds and outsized talents—poets and playwrights, opera singers and burlesque stars—have found inspiration and audiences under our roof.

These days, the Fireside Room and the Top of the Town bustle with regularly scheduled lectures, readings, musical performances and eclectic events that transcend easy description.

Upcoming Events

The Dickens Carolers
At Hotel Sorrento

December 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A Hotel Sorrento tradition brought back to life! The Dickens Carolers of Seattle will be here to serenade you with the sounds of the season! Come join us for something tasty to eat (or drink!) and let yourself be whisked away to a bygone era.

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Swing 3PO

December 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm  — Free

Join us in the Fireside Room as we welcome the Swing Trio featuring Kevin Connor on guitar and voice, Lamar Lofton on bass and Joseph Moscorella on drums and vocals!

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Holiday Harmony
At Hotel Sorrento

December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  — Free

A Hotel Sorrento tradition brought back to life! Holiday Harmony will be here to serenade you with the sounds of the season! Come join us for something tasty to eat (or drink!) and let yourself be whisked away to a bygone era.

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Sundae + Mr. Goessl

December 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sundae + Mr. Goessl is a collaboration between resident Seattle, WA musicians Jason Goessl and Kate Voss. The duo embodies a spirit reminiscent of 1930s pop; repackaging classics with nuanced stylistic detours, ultimately imparting a ‘fresh’ vintage patina to the songs. Voss’s sultry and honey imbued vocals mixed with Goessl’s impossibly layered guitar work comfortably […]

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Caroling with the Ballard Vocal Jazz Group

December 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  — Free

This December the Ballard Vocal Jazz Group joins us at Hotel Sorrento to to serenade you with the sounds of the season! Come join us for something tasty to eat (or drink!) and revel in this holiday season.

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Nikki Dee

December 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Nikki DeCaires is a versatile, multi-lingual vocalist specializing in Bossa Nova, World & Latin jazz in multiple languages (French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Hawaiian); island/reggae; funk/blues; and neo-soul/R&B.Her sound ranges from soft, laid-back dinner music to swinging improvisational entertainment.  Join us as she delivers the holdiay clasics in her signature style. http://www.nikkideemusic.com/ No charge, open to […]

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Caroling with the Ballard Vocal Jazz Group

December 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  — Free

This December the Ballard Vocal Jazz Group joins us at Hotel Sorrento to to serenade you with the sounds of the season! Come join us for something tasty to eat (or drink!) and revel in this holiday season.

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The Beaconettes

December 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm  — Free

The Beaconettes join us at Hotel Sorrento to to serenade you with the sounds of the season! Come join us for something tasty to eat (or drink!) and revel in this holiday season.

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Caroling with the Ballard Vocal Jazz Group

December 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  — Free

This December the Ballard Vocal Jazz Group joins us at Hotel Sorrento to to serenade you with the sounds of the season! Come join us for something tasty to eat (or drink!) and revel in this holiday season.

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Birch Pereira and the Gin Joints

December 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm  — Free

The Gin Joints is a new jazz project that features old school jazz, tin pan alley, western swing and Latin tunes that aren’t in the common “standard” repertoire. No charge, open to the public.

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Caroling with the Ballard Vocal Jazz Group

December 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  — Free

This December the Ballard Vocal Jazz Group joins us at Hotel Sorrento to to serenade you with the sounds of the season! Come join us for something tasty to eat (or drink!) and revel in this holiday season.

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Delilah Pearl and The Mantarays

December 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm  — FREE

This holiday season, put on your dancing shoes, your skinny ties, those sartorial dark-rimmed glasses and lets swango again like we did last night. From Vashon Island, Delilah Pearl and the Mantarays crafts a signature sound and a style all their own. Throw in a bit of 1940’s hepcat jazz, a heap of modern soul […]

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Caroling with the Ballard Vocal Jazz Group

December 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  — Free

This December the Ballard Vocal Jazz Group joins us at Hotel Sorrento to to serenade you with the sounds of the season! Come join us for something tasty to eat (or drink!) and revel in this holiday season.

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Caroling with the Ballard Vocal Jazz Group

December 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  — Free

This December the Ballard Vocal Jazz Group joins us at Hotel Sorrento to to serenade you with the sounds of the season! Come join us for something tasty to eat (or drink!) and revel in this holiday season.

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Caroling with the Ballard Vocal Jazz Group

December 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  — Free

This December the Ballard Vocal Jazz Group joins us at Hotel Sorrento to to serenade you with the sounds of the season! Come join us for something tasty to eat (or drink!) and revel in this holiday season

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Caroling with the Ballard Vocal Jazz Group

December 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  — Free

This December the Ballard Vocal Jazz Group joins us at Hotel Sorrento to to serenade you with the sounds of the season! Come join us for something tasty to eat (or drink!) and revel in this holiday season season

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Caroling with the Ballard Vocal Jazz Group

December 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  — Free

This December the Ballard Vocal Jazz Group joins us at Hotel Sorrento to to serenade you with the sounds of the season! Come join us for something tasty to eat (or drink!) and revel in this holiday season

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Kay Bailey

December 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm  — Free

Come join us for a night of jazz in the Fireside Room, with dynamic vocalist Kay Bailey! Kay Bailey features many traditional jazz arrangements interwoven with personal favorites from many other genres.  Kay will be accompanied by John Hansen who is regarded as one of the most respected jazz pianist in the Northwest.  She has […]

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CHIP PARKER and Hans Brehmer Duo

December 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm  — Free

Performing for capacity audiences at Tula’s, Egan’s, and the Fireside Room, Chip is a crooner whose style reflects what he’s absorbed over the years from singers such as Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Billie Holliday, and Chet Baker. Comfortable with the dynamic interplay between storytelling and musical improvisation, Chip’s unique interpretations convey happiness, humor, and love […]

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Holidays at Hotel Sorrento

For more than a hundred years, Hotel Sorrento has delighted Seattle with holiday festivities! Our Fireside Room welcomes with joyful holiday decor, and bustles with song and activity.  Join us this season as we feature events that are sure to create magical holiday memories.

Holiday Tea in the Fireside Room

Join us for a traditional holiday tea in the month of December.  From December 8-23 and December 26-31, we will be serving tea in the Fireside Room.

$37 per person / children under 12: $19
24-Hour advance reservations are required: 206-693-3767
Please note that holiday tea will not be available on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
View our Tea Menu

Carolers

Few things will get you in the spirit of the holidays like an a cappella quartet singing holiday songs that will transport you back to your favorite holiday memories, while you create new ones in one of Seattle most celebrated venues. This year, we will feature a variety of caroling groups! Join us on select evenings in the Fireside Room, to experience this holiday treat.

For caroling times, explore our Event Calendar

Holiday Pop-Up Shop

This holiday season, Hotel Sorrento is hosting a holiday pop-up with twelve local designers, giving shoppers the chance to find unique gifts for the ones in their life with the most discerning taste.

Thursday December 1, 2016 — 5-8 p || Preview Night
Friday December 2, 2016 — 4-8 p
Saturday December 3, 2016 — 11a – 7 p

View our Featured Local Designers

Charitable Giving

The holidays are a time of joyful giving so this season Hotel Sorrento is offering two ways to help give back to the local community.

From now until the New Year, Hotel Sorrento is pleased to feature our Season of Giving package. For every night that is booked as part of the package, the Sorrento will make a contribution of $10 to a local charity. The package includes overnight accommodations, complimentary valet and breakfast in the Dunbar Room. Rates start at $199 per night.  BOOK NOW

If drinking while doing good is more appealing, guests can enjoy our December featured cocktail, the Two’s a Crowd.  It’s a pairing of gin, prosecco, maraschino and crème de violette that is sure to give anyone’s festive mood a lift.  The Dunbar Room will donate $2 from every purchase of a Two’s a Crowd to a very worthy cause.

Hotel Sorrento Holiday Pop-Up

This holiday season, Hotel Sorrento is hosting a holiday pop-up with twelve local designers, giving shoppers the chance to find unique gifts for the ones in their life with the most discerning taste.

Thursday December 1, 2016 — 5-8 p || Preview Night
Friday December 2, 2016 — 4-8 p
Saturday December 3, 2016 — 11a – 7 p

The holiday pop-up commences with a special preview night on Thursday, Dec. 1 from 5-8PM. The designers will be set up in two of Hotel Sorrento’s distinctive suites, offering a more intimate shopping experience.

From jewelry to bar tools, whether you’re shopping for your husband, wife, parents or friends, the range of designers offers something exclusive for everyone on your list.

Enjoy discounted valet parking for this event: $4 for 2 hours.

PARTNERS

Babeland (Thu & Friday)
Barbarian Bar Tools
Blumenkinder
Calliope Jewelry
Capitol Hill Candle Company
Fresh Tangerine
Grace Gow (Saturday)
NW 58th St
Pandemonium
Rachel Ravitch
Salua Lingerie
Teadora

Collaborators

The Sorrento is part of the humming social web that comprises Seattle, offering a dramatic stage and interested audience to the city’s skilled artisans, craftspeople and creative professionals.

Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce

The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce works daily to increase and maintain the vitality of our neighborhood by supporting commerce and creating platforms for important discussions about better transportation, development, housing and community spaces – all the while maintaining the unique character that is Capitol Hill. This makes the work of our Chamber broader than many traditional Chambers of Commerce and it’s why we’re not your daddy’s chamber.

DIFFA (Design Industries Fighting Aids)

DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS is one of the country’s largest supporters of direct care for people living with HIV/AIDS and preventive education for those at risk. Merging care and commerce, supporters of DIFFA come from all fields of fine design and the visual arts, including: architecture, fashion design, interior design, photography and consumer product design.

Elliot Bay Book Company

Located in the heart of Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood business district, The Elliott Bay Book Company is a full service bookstore, home to over 150,000 titles, set on cedar shelves in a multi-level, inviting unique atmosphere.

Frye Art Museum

Located on Seattle’s First Hill, the Frye Art Museum first opened its doors in 1952 as the legacy of Charles and Emma Frye, prominent early-twentieth century Seattle business leaders and art collectors.

Since that time, works from the Frye Founding Collection of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century European paintings have continuously been on view. The Museum also hosts notable exhibitions of works by internationally renowned and emerging artists, as well as extensive public programs.

Historic Seattle

Historic Seattle is a public development authority established by city ordinance in 1974.

For 40 years Historic Seattle has shown what can be done quietly in the background with technical assistance and feasibility studies, and loudly by plunging head-on into full scale redevelopment of buildings that no one else in the community would assume responsibility to protect.

Northwest Film Forum

Northwest Film Forum is Seattle's premier film arts organization, screening over 200 independently made and classic films annually, offering a year-round schedule of filmmaking classes for all ages, and supporting filmmakers at all stages of their careers.

Seattle Arts & Lectures

Seattle Arts & Lectures champions the literary arts by engaging and inspiring readers and writers of all generations in the greater Puget Sound region.

SAM (Seattle Art Museum)

Seattle Chamber of Commerce

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce is the largest and most diverse business association in the Puget Sound region. Founded in 1882 by local business leaders, the Chamber today is an independent organization representing 2,200 companies and a regional workforce of approximately 700,000.

SIFF (Seattle International Film Festival)

SIFF has been bringing great film experiences to the Northwest for over 40 years! Our year-round programming has three core programs, consisting of SIFF Education, SIFF Cinema, and Seattle International Film Festival.

Seattle Mayor’s Office of Film + Music

The Seattle Mayor's Office of Film and Music is devoted to promoting Seattle's film and music industries.

Town Hall Seattle

Town Hall fosters the expression & exchange of ideas through a wide range of arts, education, humanities, & civic programs.

Washington Filmworks

Washington Filmworks is the non-profit 501 (c)(6) organization that manages the state film and production incentive programs. Its mission is to create economic development opportunities by building and enhancing the competitiveness, profile and sustainability of Washington’s film industry.