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Explore Seattle: Fantastical Holiday Events

This time of year, it’s inevitable that we get a little nostalgic. The lights are wrapped around the city trees, and you’re getting daily alerts about last-minute holiday deals. But the real excitement comes with all the superb holiday events that happen every year in the greater Seattle area.


From craft markets to honoring cultural traditions, this city boasts some excellent holiday finds to keep your heart warm through all the weather grey.

Winter Markets

If one-of-a-kind gifts are what you’re after, look no further than the South Lake Union Market. Featuring small business and independent vendors, this market is a collection of all things creative and unique. Featuring macarons, embroidery, skincare, ceramics and more (Thunderpants, anyone?) – this market is a must.

Seattle’s only indoor Winter Solstice Night Market debuts December 7th with over 100 local pop-ups showcasing handmade goods, delicious street food, music and libations. The best part? It’s free to the public with only a suggested donation that benefits Solid Ground Charity.

Enjoy a unique holiday shopping experience in two historic buildings full of specialty goods by 120+ local artists, hand-selected by a jury. Sip on mulled wine or espresso as you wander the shops, checking out sustainable wreaths and homemade quilts.

Kid Friendly Magic

Until January 5th, 2018 you can enjoy the zoo at night. Most of the animals are nocturnal anyway, so enjoy the lights and the sounds that surround you for a magical evening. And of course, no safari is complete without snacks. Enjoy hot chocolate and candy canes as you stroll through.

With or without snow, Snow Day in Denny Park is an excellent way to kick off the holidays with a beautiful lighting display, with plenty of wiggle room for your kids to play on the playground in the Denny Park. Kids can also try their hand at interactive crafts, or the giant snow globe photo booth.

Beyond the City

Looking to get out of the city? One of the most magical times of the year is held in Leavenworth, Washington. Take the Leavenworth Snow Train up to this authentic German town to sled in the snow, eat delicious food, and watch the lighting ceremony throughout the month of December. It’s like leaving the country, without ever having to step foot out of the state. Plus, you can score some unique holiday gifts for those hard to shop for family members on your list.

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