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.
Spend Your Holidays at Benaroya Hall
See incredible live music performances all holiday season at the premier Seattle performance hall, located in the heart of downtown. View the full calendar of events and book your tickets now.
The DSA Holiday Carousel Presented by KING 5
The whirling tradition of the Holiday Carousel returns on Friday, November 27 at Westlake Park. Kids of all ages are welcome to take a spin, with a suggested donation of three dollars. Proceeds benefit the work of Treehouse, providing foster kids a childhood and a future.
Nov 27 – Jan 1
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Seattle Center Winterfest
A wonderland of sparkling lights, child-sized diversions and spirited entertainment brightens Seattle Center through the twilight of the year. Stroll the grounds, Nov. 27 – Dec. 31, and you’ll discover Seattle Center Winterfest. Winterfest Ice Rink returns, along with Saturday ice sculpting and lively weekend performances.
Nov 27 – Dec 31
Argosy Christmas Ship Festival
Make it a special night with the family or friends aboard Argosy Cruises' Christmas Ship or a Parade Boat! With nightly choir performances and festive onshore bonfire views, the Christmas Ship Festival promises 23 nights full of holiday spirit. In partnership with the Seattle Times, a portion of the ticket sales benefits the publication's Fund for the Needy.
Nov 27 – Dec 22