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Check out some of Mark’s favorite downtown Seattle holiday activities! Start building your holiday weekend at 2DaysInSeattle.com, and check out the many events that show how Seattle sparkles for the holidays!
Bring the kids, and don't forget grandma!
A wonderland of glistening lights, child-sized diversions and spirited entertainment brightens Seattle Center through the twilight of the year. Stroll the grounds, November 29th through December 31st and you’ll find Seattle Center Winterfest, with the timeless Winter Train & Village, Winterfest Ice Rink, and lively weekend performances.
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Take a cruise through Puget Sound
Holiday traditions in the Northwest start on the water with Argosy Cruises. The Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship festival is a holiday celebration that has been a Pacific Northwest tradition since 1949. Every year, the Argosy Christmas Ship sails to different Puget Sound waterfront communities, over 45 in total. Choirs onboard sing 20-minute performances to these communities, all broadcast via state-of-the-art speaker system. On shore, thousands of people gather around roaring bonfires anticipating the arrival of the Christmas Ship.
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See the zoo brighter than ever
Seattle's wildest winter holiday lights festival, WildLights returns for a second year with more lights, more animals, and more fun. Experience amazing indoor and outdoor light displays, see a few of our animal friends—including visiting reindeer—have a faux-snowball fight with your family, and enjoy carolers singing the joy of the holiday season from November 29th through January 4th.
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This is your year
Kick-off your holiday season with the Amica Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon! This year, 15,000 participants are expected for the marathon and half marathon walking and running events. Join us December 1st for Seattle's Original Hometown Marathon.
Plus, be sure to check out the Victory Recovery Area after the race at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.
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Meet Seattle’s Teddy Bear Ambassadors
From November 29th through December 24th thousands of locals and visitors alike flock to the Teddy Bear Suite at The Olympic Hotel as part of an annual holiday tradition. Brimming with Teddy Bears and professionally decorated by local interior designer Kevin Bradford, one of the hotel’s biggest suites is magically transformed into a teddy bear wonderland for kids and parents to enjoy. The suite is ideal for family photos and a perfect respite from the holiday hustle and bustle.
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Don’t forget to take home some local Seattle flavor
From salmon with grilled shiitake relish to strawberry and red wine soup, Seattle’s culinary scene is as wonderfully diverse as the city itself. And now you can bring home the taste of the Pacific Northwest with Fresh From Seattle, featuring 26 recipes from 12 of the city’s most accomplished chefs, including world-renowned celebrity chefs Tom Douglas, Maria Hines and Thierry Rautureau (Chef in the Hat™). And it’s completely free. Available on the iBookstore or in a PDF format.
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