A list of events happening around Seattle this holiday season, including lights, visits from Santa, holiday markets, and more.
Through December 29 | T-Mobile Park
Celebrate the holiday season at T-Mobile Park as it is transformed into a winter wonderland complete with the world’s largest Christmas light maze, an ice skating trail, Santa’s Landing, a Christmas Market, and more.
Santa Lands on The Loupe
Through December 24 | Space Needle
Snap a free digital photo with Santa and his all-new all-glass sleigh atop the Space Needle.
Through January 5 | Suncadia
Get ready for the ultimate winter wonderland experience to be enjoyed by all at the annual Suncadia Winterfest. Visit Santa and his workshop, lace up your skates at the outdoor ice rink, and even more.
Downtown Seattle Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration
November 29 | Westlake Park
Get the holiday season started in downtown Seattle with the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration at Westlake Center followed by a dusting of snow and fireworks show.
Downtown Seattle Holiday Carousel
November 29 – January 1 | Westlake Park
Take a spin on the holiday carousel at Westlake Park for a suggested donation of $4. Each ride benefits the DSA’s programming and management of Occidental Square and Westlake Park.
Urban Craft Uprising Holiday Market
Fridays-Sundays | November 29 – December 22 | Westlake Park
With new vendors each week, Urban Craft Uprising’s Holiday Market showcases unique, handcrafted gifts.
Pacific Northwest Ballet – The Nutcracker
November 29 – December 28 | McCaw Hall
Continue tradition, or start a new one by attending the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s annual best-selling classic at McCaw Hall.
November 29 – January 5 | Woodland Park Zoo
The holiday light festival returns complete with sparking lights, select indoor animal exhibits, indoor snowball fights, hot chocolate, and more.
November 29 – December 24 | Bellevue Square & Lincoln Square
Catch the nightly holiday parade with a cast of 300 performers including toy drummers, dancers, stilt walkers, and more. The parade begins every night at 7pm between Bellevue Square and Lincoln Square.
Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink
November 29 – January 20 | Bellevue Downtown Park
Lace up your skates for region’s largest seasonal ice rink in the heart of downtown Bellevue.
Garden d’ Lights
November 30 – December 31 | Bellevue Botanical Garden
View over half a million Christmas lights transformed into plants, flowers, birds, animals and waterfalls at the Bellevue Botanical garden.
Magic in the Market
November 30 | Pike Place Market
Kick off the holiday season at the 24th Annual Magic in the Market. Snap a photo with Santa under the Market sign, see reindeer, enjoy live entertainment, and watch the Market lighting at 5pm.
December 1 – January 1 | Sheraton Grand Seattle
Visit the 27th Annual Gingerbread Village at the Sheraton Grand Seattle. Benefitting the JDRF’s Greater Northwest Chapter, a team of local architects, chefs from the Sheraton, and children collaborate to build the village.
Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival
December 6-8, 13-15, 20-22 | Leavenworth
Visit Leavenworth as it is transformed into a Village of Lights by over half a million Christmas lights. Enjoy live music, a visit from Santa, and more.
Seattle SantaCon 2019
December 14 | Downtown Seattle
Hit the streets of Downtown with over 2,000 others dressed in Santa Claus costumes. Enjoy live entertainment, admission to over 15 venues, drink specials, a costume contest, and more.