Every year, Seattle is turned into a winter wonderland with heartwarming celebrations and holiday cheer. The holiday events in Seattle are usually the perfect blend of tradition and innovation. It creates an unforgettable winter experience for locals and visitors alike. Whether you’re headed to Leavenworth or to popup Christmas markets, Seattle really knows how to get into the Christmas spirit with something fun for everyone.
Winterfest at Seattle Center
The Seattle Center is the epicenter for holiday cheer during Winterfest. The Seattle Center and the Space Needle are transformed November 24 – December 31 into a winter wonderland. Find popup holiday shops, warm treats, ice-skating, and holiday performances, as well as the Seattle Christmas Market. There’s nothing quite like ice-skating right under the shadow of the Space Needle!
Seattle’s Nutcracker Ballet
No holiday season in Seattle is ever complete without attending the annual “The Nutcracker Ballet” performance. The Pacific Northwest Ballet puts on shows at McCaw Hall from November 24 – December 27, if you’re looking for a special holiday event, this is the one for you. This timeless ballet has become one of the most cherished traditions in Seattle, and always adds that touch of sophistication and class to the holiday season.
Leavenworth isn’t your regular mountain town, it’s like a real Bavarian winter wonderland and one of Washington’s most popular Christmas destinations. From Thanksgiving to February, tourists from all around the world flock to this picturesque holiday village nestled cozily in the Cascade Mountains. Known for its Bavarian-inspired Alpine architecture and snow-capped landscapes, Leavenworth is like a Hallmark Christmas movie come to life! Stroll through Leavenworth’s quaint streets, Nutcracker Museum, and Christmas shops to immerse yourself in the warmth and glow of this hidden holiday gem.
Zoo WildLanterns 2023
Woodland Park Zoo hosts WildLanterns from November 10 to January 14, and each year tries to take these light displays to new heights. Literally! The zoo comes alive with vibrant lanterns depicting exotic, large-scale animals and nature-scapes. The enchanting light displays are synchronized to music to take visitors on a mesmerizing adventure that also raises awareness about the Zoo’s conservation efforts.
Seattle has a way of making the holiday season the most wonderful time of the year. If you’re traveling to holiday events and activities in the Emerald City, why not start your trip with Premier Airport Shuttle? Book private van charter to holiday destinations throughout Seattle.