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.)
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.
Christmas Light Displays
Walk or drive around one of these impressive neighborhood light shows:
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.
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:
- Golden Gardens
- Olympic Sculpture Park
- Green Lake
- Gasworks Park
- Bayview-Kinnear Park
- San Juan Islands
Have your own tips for free things to do in and around Seattle … or your city? Please share!