Thanksgiving weekend is already packed with festive things to do in Seattle, from the Seattle tree lighting celebration in Westlake Park to the Magic in the Market festivities taking place at Pike Place Market. In case you have room in your schedule for one more holiday event this weekend, we’re sharing all the details about this year’s Seattle Center Winterfest.
The opening day of Winterfest takes place this year on November 24 at Seattle Center. There are lots of festivities planned for the opening day celebration, but don’t worry if you can’t make it. Winterfest will continue all the way through the end of December.
Read on for all the information you need to know about this year’s Seattle Center Winterfest!
The opening day of Winterfest on November 24 kicks off at noon with the Symetra Ice Spectacle at the International Fountain. There will be carolers, fire pits, and s’mores while artists create works of art with ice. This is a free, family-friendly event!
After the opening day, Winterfest continues throughout the rest of November and December with live performances on the Armory Stage every weekend, a World Bazaar with holiday gifts from international vendors, and the Winter Train & Village that has been a tradition for over 40 years. There will also be a free New Year’s Eve celebration at Seattle Center.
New to Winterfest this year is the Seattle Christmas Market! Inspired by traditional European Christmas markets, it will have shopping, festive food and beverages, and free entertainment. This part of the festival is ticketed, and passes are on sale now. Read more about Seattle Christmas Market.
For even more info about Winterfest, visit the Seattle Center website.
Seattle Center Winterfest 2023
When: November 24 to December 31
Where: Seattle Center