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Celebrate the Holidays in Seattle

Seattle Holiday Hotel Deals + Winter Things To Do

‘Tis the Season in Downtown Seattle

Stay tuned for updates + events in the upcoming 2024 Holiday season.

The holiday season in Seattle is upon us, and that means a collection of festive activities to make your holidays (and holi-nights) merry and bright. From Santa Claus parades and Puget Sound cruises to Christmas carols with lots of laughs and animals made of lights, Seattle’s holiday spirit is on display.

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This annual animal-themed holiday lantern festival at the Woodland Park Zoo features themed sections ranging from All About Bugs to A Walk Among African Animals to an Oceania Animal Odyssey and beyond. It runs November 10, 2023 through January 14, 2024.

Holiday lantern

20th Annual Magic in the Market

Pike Place Market will undergo a magical holiday transformation which includes a tree-lighting ceremony, classic holiday beverages, photos with Santa, gingerbread cookie decorating and more.

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Snowflake Lane in Bellevue

From November 24 to December 24, 2023 this nightly parade of holiday floats will dazzle onlookers with a mix of dancers, drummers, flag corps and more. Snowflake Lane takes place between Bellevue Square and Lincoln Square from NE 4th to NE 8th Streets.

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Westlake Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration

Westlake Park will glow with holiday cheer with the lighting of the Westlake Holiday Tree. Visitors will enjoy a series of live music performances as well as a fireworks display.

holiday songbook

Home for the Holidays

This December you can hear your favorite Christmas carols and holiday classics like you’ve never heard them before, as performed by the Seattle Men’s Chorus at their annual Holiday Fa-la-la-liday.

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Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship™ Festival

With 3 delightful options -The Official Christmas Ship™, the 21+ Follow Boat, and the Onshore Event—you’ve got options for getting in the holiday spirit on (or adjacent to) the Puget Sound.