Free Seattle: Holiday Fun

Free Seattle Holiday FunReady to throw that list to the wind and enjoy the last few days of the holiday season?

Here are five ideas for some free Seattle holiday fun.

Bundle up, have a cocoa, and most of all, get out there and be merry! Life is too short to stress over cookie exchanges and finding a gift for that distant uncle who may or may not show up on Christmas Eve.

HAPPY holidays to you and yours.

Sheraton Gingerbread Village

Wander the festive atmosphere downtown; then pop into the Sheraton for a cozy stroll through gingerbread masterpieces.

Teddy Bear Suite

After the gingerbread village, take a short walk over to the Fairmont to tour this palatial teddy-packed suite. It’s a great spot for adorable kiddie photos, too—if your kids will stay still long enough and you have a good low-light camera.

(Make sure to grab a free candy cane on your way out.)

Seattle Teddy Bear Suite

Christmas Ships

An armada of lighted ships alight at different waterfront communities around Seattle through December 23. There’s even a choir of carolers to add to the magic. For a full list of scheduled stops, click here.

Photo by Shannon Kringen, Flickr Creative Commons
Photo by Shannon Kringen, Flickr Creative Commons

Christmas Light Displays

Walk or drive around one of these impressive neighborhood light shows:

Photo by Tokapa, Flickr Creative Commons
Photo by Tokapa, Flickr Creative Commons

Seattle Center Winterfest Train

Stay warm inside while the kids marvel at miniature magnificence. (They could even get a turn operating the train!)

There are lots more Winterfest activities in and around the surrounding building, too, including ice skating. You can find a full list of events here.

Photo by Cromely, Flickr Creative Commons
Photo by Cromely, Flickr Creative Commons

And if you’re having a hard time letting go of all those to-do’s, this article should help you step back from the candy cane cliff.

More Free Seattle Fun, Year ‘Round:

Have your own tips for free things to do in and around Seattle … or your city? Please share!

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