Holidays in Seattle
Put some Seattle sparkle in your holiday season! Downtown Seattle offers world-class arts and entertainment, shopping, dining and holiday festivities aplenty.
Celebrations kick off with the Macy’s Holiday Parade and end with a blast with New Year’s Eve at the Needle. This guide is your key to planning an unforgettable holiday season.
Visit HolidaysInSeattle.com throughout the season for an always up-to-date calendar of attractions, events and performances that are sure to dazzle the entire family.
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Parking is plentiful in the Retail Core, Pioneer Square, Waterfront and West Edge – close to all the holiday fun! And these easy-to-find spots cost the same or less than street parking, many with special evening and weekend rates. Find your spot on our interactive map.
The 22nd Annual Gingerbread Village at the Sheraton Seattle, brings your favorite holiday songs to life in the form of candies, treats and gingerbread.
Nov 25 – Jan 5
A Christmas Story's Holiday Carousel
Bring the family to Westlake Park for this illuminated whirling and twirling tradition, presented by KING 5. Net proceeds benefit the Downtown Seattle Association and Treehouse. Click for ticket information.
Nov 29 – Jan 1
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Seattle Center Winterfest
A wonderland of glistening lights, child-sized wonder and spirited entertainment brightens Seattle Center through the twilight of the year. Stroll through Winterfest to experience the timeless Winter Train & Village, Winterfest Ice Rink and lively weekend performances.
Nov 28 – Dec 31
Argosy Christmas Ship Festival
The Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship festival is a holiday celebration that has been a Pacific Northwest tradition since 1949. Live choirs onboard sing and thousands gather around roaring bonfires for the ship's arrival.
Nov 28 – Dec 23