Seattle Christmas Events 2024

Christmas in Seattle is a wonderful time of the year, with the city coming alive with festive cheer and holiday activities. Christmas is a magical time filled with a variety of festive events and activities. While it might not snow in the city every year, Seattle makes up for it with its holiday spirit and decorations. Here are some notable aspects and events that typically occur in Seattle around Christmas.

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  • Seattle Kraken vs. Boston Bruins
    Feb
    26
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Mon
    98109, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA, US
    Prices from $144
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  • Theatre Show
    Feb
    29
    2024
    3:30 AM
    Thu
    Emerald City Comic Con – All Event Pass
    98101, 705 Pike St., Seattle, WA, US
    Prices from $454
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  • Theatre Show
    Feb
    29
    2024
    10:00 AM
    Thu
    98101, 705 Pike St., Seattle, WA, US
    Prices from $112
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  • Seattle Kraken vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
    Feb
    29
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Thu
    98109, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA, US
    Prices from $165
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  • Theatre Show
    Mar
    01
    2024
    10:00 AM
    Fri
    98101, 705 Pike St., Seattle, WA, US
    Prices from $142
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  • Seattle Opera: X – The Life and Times of Malcolm X
    Mar
    01
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Fri
    Seattle Opera: X – The Life and Times of Malcolm X
    98109, 321 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA, US
    Prices from $91
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  • Theatre Show
    Mar
    02
    2024
    10:00 AM
    Sat
    98101, 705 Pike St., Seattle, WA, US
    Prices from $160
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  • Seattle Kraken vs. Edmonton Oilers
    Mar
    02
    2024
    1:00 PM
    Sat
    98109, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA, US
    Prices from $166
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  • Batsheva Dance Company: MOMO
    Mar
    02
    2024
    8:00 PM
    Sat
    98101, 911 Pine St, Seattle, WA, US
    Prices from $44
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  • Theatre Show
    Mar
    03
    2024
    10:00 AM
    Sun
    98101, 705 Pike St., Seattle, WA, US
    Prices from $142
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  • Seattle Opera: X – The Life and Times of Malcolm X
    Mar
    03
    2024
    2:00 PM
    Sun
    Seattle Opera: X – The Life and Times of Malcolm X
    98109, 321 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA, US
    Prices from $91
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  • Seattle Opera: X – The Life and Times of Malcolm X
    Mar
    06
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Wed
    Seattle Opera: X – The Life and Times of Malcolm X
    98109, 321 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA, US
    Prices from $91
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  • Seattle Kraken vs. Winnipeg Jets
    Mar
    08
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Fri
    98109, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA, US
    Prices from $91
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  • The Fab Four – The Ultimate Tribute
    Mar
    09
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Sat
    The Fab Four – The Ultimate Tribute
    98107, 1932 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA, US
    Prices from $71
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  • Seattle Opera: X – The Life and Times of Malcolm X
    Mar
    09
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Sat
    Seattle Opera: X – The Life and Times of Malcolm X
    98109, 321 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA, US
    Prices from $81
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  • Seattle Kraken vs. Vegas Golden Knights
    Mar
    12
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Tue
    98109, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA, US
    Prices from $91
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  • Seattle Kraken vs. Washington Capitals
    Mar
    14
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Thu
    98109, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA, US
    Prices from $91
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  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
    Mar
    15
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Fri
    Prices from $63
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  • Seattle Kraken vs. Nashville Predators
    Mar
    16
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Sat
    98109, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA, US
    Prices from $91
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  • Alvin Ailey Dance Theater
    Mar
    16
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Sat
    Alvin Ailey Dance Theater
    98101, 911 Pine St, Seattle, WA, US
    Prices from $58
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  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
    Mar
    17
    2024
    2:00 PM
    Sun
    Prices from $63
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  • Seattle Kraken vs. Buffalo Sabres
    Mar
    18
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Mon
    98109, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA, US
    Prices from $91
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  • Mania – The ABBA Tribute
    Mar
    20
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Wed
    Mania – The ABBA Tribute
    98105, 1303 NE 45th Street, Seattle, WA, US
    Prices from $49
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  • Trevor Noah
    Mar
    20
    2024
    8:00 PM
    Wed
    98101, 911 Pine St, Seattle, WA, US
    Prices from $60
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  • Trevor Noah
    Mar
    21
    2024
    8:00 PM
    Thu
    98101, 911 Pine St, Seattle, WA, US
    Prices from $67
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  • Concerts Schedule
    Mar
    22
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Fri
    More Music At the Moore
    98107, 1932 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA, US
    Prices from $30
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  • Trevor Noah
    Mar
    22
    2024
    8:00 PM
    Fri
    98101, 911 Pine St, Seattle, WA, US
    Prices from $74
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  • Seattle Kraken vs. Montreal Canadiens
    Mar
    24
    2024
    6:00 PM
    Sun
    98109, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA, US
    Prices from $91
    Tickets
  • Concerts Schedule
    Mar
    24
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Sun
    98107, 1932 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA, US
    Prices from $96
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  • Seattle Kraken vs. Anaheim Ducks
    Mar
    26
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Tue
    98109, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA, US
    Prices from $72
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Best Things to Do in Seattle for Christmas

Christmas in Seattle, Washington, is a magical time filled with a variety of festive events and activities. Seattle offers an array of festive activities during the Christmas season. Here are some of the most notable holiday experiences to consider:

  1. Holiday Lights: From late November to December, Seattle is lit up with twinkling Christmas lights. The Woodland Park Zoo usually hosts its annual WildLights event, with hundreds of thousands of energy-efficient LED lights recreating wild animals and wild places. Additionally, neighborhoods like Candy Cane Lane (in the Ravenna neighborhood) and Olympic Manor (in the Ballard neighborhood) are famous for their festive light displays.
  2. Pike Place Market: This iconic Seattle spot gets a festive makeover with holiday decorations. It’s a great place to buy unique, locally-made gifts for your loved ones. Plus, you might even catch some carolers singing festive tunes!
  3. Winterfest at Seattle Center: This is an annual tradition that includes free and affordable festive, fun-filled activities like ice sculpting, live performances, and more. The highlight for many is the ice skating rink.
  4. Holiday Pops with Seattle Symphony: Enjoy a holiday concert at Benaroya Hall featuring the Seattle Symphony. They play a range of Christmas classics that will leave you filled with holiday spirit.
  5. Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship Festival: This is a unique Seattle tradition where a parade of boats adorned with Christmas lights travels around Puget Sound, stopping at different waterfront communities to serenade them with carols.
  6. Macy’s Holiday Parade and Star Lighting: Usually held the day after Thanksgiving, it’s a fantastic way to usher in the holiday season, culminating with the iconic Macy’s star being lit up.
  7. Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival: While not in Seattle proper, many Seattleites make the drive over the mountains to the Bavarian-themed town of Leavenworth, which hosts one of the most beloved Christmas lighting festivals in the Pacific Northwest.
  8. Shopping: Seattle offers an array of shopping destinations from downtown stores to neighborhood boutiques. You can find unique Christmas gifts in areas such as Ballard, Pioneer Square, and Capitol Hill.
  9. Visit Pike Place Market: During the holiday season, this iconic destination comes alive with Christmas decorations, seasonal produce, and artisanal gifts.
  10. Holiday Carousel in Westlake Park: An annual tradition, the carousel brings a bit of whimsy to downtown Seattle. It’s fun for kids and adults alike.
  11. Wildlights at Woodland Park Zoo: Enjoy a festive lights display as the zoo is transformed into a luminous winter wonderland. You’ll see dazzling light installations and nocturnal animals that are still active in the winter months.
  12. Enchant Christmas at T-Mobile Park: This immersive holiday light experience includes a massive light maze, an ice-skating trail, and a Christmas market with over 40 local artisan vendors.
  13. Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship Festival: This is a heartwarming tradition that involves a fleet of boats decked out in Christmas lights and decorations. The lead ship has a choir that serenades waterfront communities around Puget Sound.
  14. The Nutcracker at McCaw Hall: The Pacific Northwest Ballet’s rendition of The Nutcracker is a holiday classic. The performances, set designs, and costumes are top-notch and create a magical experience.
  15. Seattle Center Winterfest: Enjoy ice sculpting, live performances, and festive decor. Don’t forget to check out the miniature winter train village.
  16. Gingerbread Village at Sheraton Grand Seattle: Local architecture firms collaborate with Sheraton’s culinary team to design, bake, and construct elaborate gingerbread houses. It’s a must-see.
  17. Snowflake Lane at The Bellevue Collection: Although this isn’t in Seattle proper, it’s worth the short drive to Bellevue to experience this daily parade, complete with snowfall, live toy drummers, and costumed characters.
  18. Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival: If you’re up for a road trip, the town of Leavenworth, about two hours from Seattle, has a festival where the whole town is lit up, creating a magical Christmas atmosphere.

Remember that the specifics of these events may change year by year, so it’s a good idea to check the event details closer to the holiday season. Regardless of the activities, Seattle during Christmas time is always filled with a lot of holiday spirit. Enjoy your festive season in Seattle!