There are few things better than a massive Christmas tree for getting one into the holiday spirit. If you’re looking for a Christmas tree display in Seattle, you actually have more than one option. We rounded up a few of the most exciting holiday tree displays in Seattle this season, as well as a fun getaway option.
Here are the most awe-inspiring Seattle Christmas trees:
1. The Pike Place Market Tree
You can see the Christmas tree at Pike Place Market all season long, along with many other festive light displays at the market. This year’s lighting ceremony at Pike Place Market takes place on November 26, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Show up early for pre-lighting festivities. You can read all about the Magic in the Market event.
2. The Downtown Seattle Tree
Head downtown to Westlake Park on the Friday after Thanksgiving (November 25, 2022) to see Seattle’s biggest Christmas tree get lit up. The lighting ceremony starts at 5:00 p.m. but you can arrive as early as 3:00 to enjoy the festivities that are planned.
3. Seattle Festival of Trees
Every winter, the historic Fairmont Olympic Hotel in downtown Seattle hosts the Seattle Festival of Trees for a good cause. You can donate, purchase one of the decorated trees, or buy tickets to the gala if you’d like to contribute towards beneficiaries Uncompensated Care, Seattle Children’s, and the Seattle Children’s Autism Center. You can also go view the tree display for free at the Fairmont between November 18 and 30, 2022.
4. Seattle Center Winterfest
Visit Seattle Center between November 25 and December 31, 2022 to get an eyeful of this year’s Winterfest. Typically there is a massive tree displayed inside the Armory Food & Event Hall along with a winter train and village display. You’ll also get to live entertainment and holiday light shows throughout the festival. See more on the Seattle Center website.
5. Christmastown in Leavenworth
If you’ve never been to Leavenworth, WA during Christmastime, you’re in for a treat. In addition to plenty of Christmas tree displays, this Bavarian-style mountain town gets decked out with miles of string lights and more festive holiday decor. Leavenworth is only a two-hour drive from Seattle, making it an easy and fun winter weekend getaway. There is no lighting ceremony; you can show up anytime in November and December to see Leavenworth lit up for Christmas.