Seattle sparkles with holiday cheer, offering festive activities for locals and visitors alike. We have curated a list of seven top Christmas activities in the Emerald City. It's must-do holiday fun!
Enjoy these Seattle Holiday Events!
Downtown Holiday Lights and Delights Witness the enchantment of thousands of lights at the Downtown Seattle Holiday's Lights and Delights. Starting with the Tree Lighting Celebration at Westlake Park post-Thanksgiving, this event transforms Westlake Park and Occidental Square into a winter wonderland. Enjoy light sculptures, treats, and an ice skating rink until early January.
Seattle Center Winterfest Lift your spirits at the Seattle Center Winterfest, a five-week celebration commencing on Thanksgiving. Immerse yourself in entertainment, live performances, holiday-themed movies, and the iconic Winterfest Train and Village. Don't miss the dazzling lights across the Seattle Center campus, perfect for capturing holiday memories.
Space Needle Fireworks Ring in the new year with a spectacular fireworks display at the Space Needle during Winterfest. Join the dance party at the top or watch the fireworks from the grounds below. For a unique view, consider renting a boat or kayak to enjoy the spectacle from the water.
4. WildLanterns at Woodland Park Zoo Experience the magic of WildLanterns at Woodland Park Zoo, featuring illuminated lantern sculptures of zoo animals. From mythical creatures to polar region displays, this immersive exhibit promises a unique and delightful experience for all.
5. Chihuly Garden's Winter Brilliance Marvel at Winter Brilliance, a captivating winter-themed exhibit at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Originally created for Barney's store in New York, this exhibit showcases around 700 hand-blown glass marvels, lights, and music, creating a magical spectacle.
6. Sheraton Grand Seattle's Gingerbread Village Delight in the intricate and creative gingerbread houses displayed at the annual Sheraton Seattle Hotel Gingerbread Village. Located in the hotel lobby, these elaborate structures, resembling complex villages and towns, are a must-see from late November to early January.
7. Bellevue Square's Snowflake Lane Parade Embrace the holiday spirit at the Snowflake Lane parade in downtown Bellevue. This nightly procession features live toy soldiers, drummer boys, special characters, and festive music marching to Lincoln Square and Bellevue Place. Don't miss the falling snow and the chance to capture the magic with a photo with Santa Claus.
Seattle's holiday traditions are alive with lights, music, and festive joy. Make the most of this season by exploring these enchanting activities with family and friends.