Holidays in Seattle


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Join Mark as he takes you along on some of his favorite Seattle activities. And then create your own new holiday traditions in downtown Seattle! Start planning your magical stay over, and check out the calendar of events that shows how Seattle sparkles for the holidays at

2 Days In Seattle… What Will You Do With Your 2? Check out some ideas below to help build your itinerary:

A_Christmas_Story-dad_in_snowA Christmas Story
Nov. 25 – Dec. 31
The 5th Avenue Theatre

After four years, A Christmas Story, The Musical comes home for the holidays to The 5th Avenue Theatre. It’s 1940s Indiana and just one thing can make the Christmas dreams of a bespectacled boy named Ralphie come true—a new carbine-action Red Ryder BB gun! And he’s not going to let a kooky leg lamp, some outrageous pink bunny pajamas, or the crankiest department-store Santa in town stand in his way. Make The 5th your new holiday tradition and get your tickets to A Christmas Story before they’re snagged by the Bumpuses’ hounds!

ArgosyShips_photocreditArgosy Christmas Ship™ Festival
Nov. 28 – Dec. 23
Times and departure locations vary

Argosy Christmas Ship™ Festival is a Northwest tradition of celebrating the holidays since 1949. The Argosy Christmas Ship™ sails to more than 45 different Puget Sound waterfront communities. Live choirs onboard sing 20-minute performances, all broadcast to shore where thousands gather around roaring bonfires anticipating the ship’s arrival. Tickets are available to sail aboard the Christmas Ship,™ including Seattle’s dinner boat the Royal Argosy, for a full dining experience.

Nutcracker_photocreditStowell & Sendak Nutcracker
Pacific Northwest Ballet
Nov. 28 – Dec. 28
Marion Oliver McCaw Hall at Seattle Center

Created by Founding Artistic Director Kent Stowell and famed author and illustrator Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are), Pacific Northwest Ballet’s one-of-a-kind Nutcracker has been dazzling Northwest audiences for 31 years. Join us for the final season of our beloved Nutcracker before PNB unveils a new production of George Balanchine’s Nutcracker in 2015, featuring sets and costumes by author and theatre designer Ian Falconer. Tickets can be purchased by phone, in person or online.

iStock_Skaters_21723077XXXLargeSeattle Center Winterfest
Nov. 28 – Dec. 31, Ice rink open until Jan. 4, 2015
Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St.

Celebrate the holiday season with the Seattle Center festivities! Take your family out and skate around their season-long ice rink. Entertain yourself with their seasonal attractions, including the Winter Train & Village, featured entertainment, student showcases and more. Winterfest will culminate at the New Year’s Eve Celebration, featuring a fireworks show produced by the Space Needle.

Pacific Place Snow_photocreditPacific Place
Nov. 28 – Dec. 31
600 Pine St., Seattle, WA

Discover a winter wonderland with a full schedule of free and festive musical performances and snow shows in our atrium nightly at 6pm all season long.

Santa returns this year to Santa’s Wonderland on Level 2 through Christmas Eve. Whisper your holiday wishes to Santa and we’ll capture the moment with a keepsake photo.

Also returning this year are our annual gift-wrap services located on the Concourse Level. All proceeds benefit the Forgotten Children’s Fund.