Events in Seattle | Holiday Festivities for the Family

The most wonderful time of the year is near, and the upcoming months are full of events in Seattle to help bring in the holidays. From awe-inspiring light displays to dazzling performances, there is no shortage of family fun this Christmas season. Our event guide has something for everyone, so gather your loved ones and get ready to explore the holiday happenings in the Greater Seattle area.

Enchanted Christmas

Mischievous: A Christmas lights maze where “Eddie the Elf” has hidden eight “Christmas gifts” to find.

Activities: including an ice skating rink with skate rentals, Santa, and live music.

A Christmas market to get shopping done.
Dining: from holiday treats up to a VIP experience

Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival

You’ll find live music with your favorite Christmas songs, periodic visits from St Nickolaus, and his companions, musical performances including handbell choirs, a top-ranking Army National Guard Dixie band, breakout solo artists, the best high school and professional choirs in the Pacific Northwest, and more! Carolers can be found strolling through the town adding to the Christmas spirit. On Sundays kids can even collect free cookies tracking them down with the cookie crawl map.

Seattle Macy’s Day Parade 2019 – the last one!

This annual post-Thanksgiving parade takes place downtown and is one of the iconic events in Seattle. Sadly, this traditional parade featuring marching bands, floats, sheep dogs, and of course Sana, comes to an end this year as the Macy’s closes up shop in downtown Seattle. 

The parade starts at 9am. The route begins at the corner of 7th and Pine, heads down to 5th Avenue where it makes a turn south. The route continues down until University where it turns right. It goes down one more block to 4th Avenue where it takes another right. And then heads on down to 4th Avenue to the finish at Macy’s and Westlake Center. You can scope out a seat anywhere along the route. 

Northwest Boychoir, Apprentices at the Seattle Symphony – Holiday Musical Salute

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Kick off the holidays at the Seattle Symphony’s 25th annual Holiday Musical Salute! The afternoon features the Seattle Symphony in a concert of seasonal favorites led by conductor Jacomo Bairos and performances by Young Artist Stephen Leou and Northwest Boychoir Apprentices. This popular holiday tradition includes a hot chocolate reception and luncheon, all to benefit the Seattle Symphony orchestra musicians and their futures. It’s the perfect way to start your holiday season!

Cirque Musica presents Holiday Wishes

Cirque Musica presents Holiday Wishes brings a holiday story to life in a full theatrical cirque event for the entire family.  Featuring the world-renowned cast of Cirque Musica with your favorite holiday hits all performed LIVE by a full symphony orchestra.

A Christmas Carol at ACT Theater

Follow Scrooge’s journey at ACT’s annual production of Dickens’ Christmas classic! Ticket prices vary from around $29-59. Please check the event website for exact showtimes.

Festival of Trees Celebration

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Whether you’re looking for ideas for your own tree this year or just want to stroll through these beautifully adorned conifers, start your holiday season off with this time-honored tradition (now in its 42nd year!). Since 1978, the talented members of the Dr. Forrest L. Flashman Guild have presented the Festival of Trees, a display of more than 20 beautifully decorated Christmas trees, each with its own unique theme and style. In addition to viewing the trees, read inspiring stories of courageous Seattle Children’s Hospital patients.

Thanks for reading. Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season! 

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