One of Seattle’s most beloved holiday traditions is returning later this month. Magic in the Market is a one-day event in Pike Place Market that offers free festivities and fun for all ages. On Saturday, November 25 Pike Place Market is hosting its 28th annual Magic in the Market with Santa, a lighting ceremony, and more. It’s the perfect way to kick off the holiday season with your loved ones here in Seattle.
Read on for all the details!
Magic in the Market is a Seattle winter tradition that has been around for almost 30 years now. It allows Seattleites to get a head start on their holiday shopping at the many local businesses located at Pike Place Market, all while we enjoy festive treats and activities. The event starts at 11:00 a.m. and wraps up with the Market lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m.
There will be activities to choose from, including demonstrations from Karaba Art Glass on how they create unique glass ornaments, live performances to watch, and a contest with prizes. Of course, there will also be plenty of shopping opportunities as well as seasonal food and beverage offerings all day.
Make sure to bring the kiddos in your life as well! Magic in the Market will have kid-centered activities all day, including a free holiday cookie decorating experience. Best of all, Santa will be at the market for free photos from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For the 21 and over crowd, the annual Magic in the Market at Pike Market Place introduces a new experience this year, the 21+ Holiday Sip & Savor Tour. This event invites attendees to explore the Market and enjoy special holiday beverages and treats at various local spots, like Northwest Tasting, The Rabbit Box, Shug’s Soda Fountain, and Truffle Queen. This self-guided journey through Pike Place Market will require separate tickets for admission.
Finally, at 5:00 p.m. you’ll be able to watch as cabaret dancers perform a musical number, Santa does a countdown, and Pike Place Market gets lit up for the holiday season. It’s truly a magical sight to behold.
For even more information about Magic in the Market you can visit the Pike Place Market website.
Magic in the Market
When: Saturday, November 25, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Pike Place Market
Cost: Free! (Market vendors’ prices vary. The 21+ Holiday Sip and Savor Tour requires separate tickets for admission, more details here.)