Another delightful staycation has opened our eyes to yet more facets of this multilayered city—and this one felt especially merry and bright. Although there are enough festive wintertime happenings to fill every December day, here’s an itinerary you may choose to follow if you find yourself downtown for a short-and-sweet 24 hours.

Celebrate the anniversary with a new tasting menu for $50

Hailed with rave reviews when it opened three years ago on Bainbridge Island, Restaurant Marché has matured into a vibrant showcase for culinary excellence where Pacific Northwest ingredients are the foundation for the chef’s modern takes on French classics. Beginning today, Restaurant Marché will launch a special menu offering a pre-fixe, four-course chef’s tasting menu highlighting seasonal

Sensual, island-sourced cuisine is just a ferry trip away.

There is a long weekend ahead and you are tired of the same old Independence Day festivities. How much red, white and blue jello salad can one person eat before they turn into a gelatinous hot mess capable of nothing greater than blowing up the neighbor’s mailbox with Roman Candles clandestinely purchased from a nearby fireworks stand?