The holiday season in Seattle is magical and Spire offers a unique opportunity to live in the center of the excitement. Embrace the spirit with bright twinkling lights, holiday sips, savory tours, cookie decorating, seasonal shows, live music, and plenty of opportunities to mix with the people you love most. Located at the edge of everything, Spire makes it easy to map out a festive holiday season in Seattle:
Make your way to the waterfront to celebrate the holidays as Can Can Culinary Cabaret’s cast of professional performers swing from the chandeliers into a show full of classic beauty and flirtatious artistry through January 7. A glittering parade of nostalgia exploding with dance, laughter, and all the cheer of yesteryear, this carnival of merriment will mesmerize audiences during their cherished holiday extravaganza, Wonderland.
Sheraton Grand Seattle’s annual Gingerbread Village is back! Seattle’s top architecture firms, master builders, and the Sheraton Grand Seattle’s culinary teams have created another exciting village for this holiday season. This year’s theme is “The Chocolate Factory”, promising a sweet display you won’t want to miss. The displays are open November 21 through January 1, 2024.
Create holiday memories in downtown Seattle this season at Westlake Park and Occidental Square. The merrymaking begins when the downtown sky lights up at the spectacular Tree Lighting Celebration at Westlake Park on Friday, November 24. Throughout the holiday season, enjoy festivities big and small with Holiday Lights & Delights. Catch live entertainment, delectable treats, larger-than-life light sculptures, and even a pop-up ice skating rink, back bigger and better for its second year.
From long-standing family traditions to first trips to the ballet, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® is ready to delight one and all at McCaw Hall. Stroll through the liveliest lobby in town and settle in for the holiday treat of the season from November 24 to December 27.
Get in the spirit with Seattle Aquarium as Santa takes a plunge into the Window on Washington Waters habitat. See Santa diving in the 120,000-gallon tank every weekend between November 24 – December 24.
Connect to a world of sparkling lights, amusements and spirited entertainment at Seattle Center Winterfest, from November 24 to December 31. Throughout the five weeks of Winterfest, those in search of uplifting seasonal spirit or delightful diversion will find seasonal decor, a Winter Train and Village, weekend entertainment on the Armory Stage, and a New Year’s Eve Celebration.
Wander the winding alleys of a European Christmas Village at the Seattle Center. The Seattle Christmas Market will bring the joy of the season to Seattle Center for a month-long celebration from November 24 to December 24. The Fisher Pavilion and South Fountain Lawn at Seattle Center will be transformed into a European-inspired outdoor Christmas village and community marketplace. Stroll through twinkling lights, ride the Christmas Carousel, and explore 50+ artisan vendors, then warm up with German-inspired treats and mulled wine in the heated Alpine Lounge.
Partake in a Northwest Tradition for over 70 years. Enjoy hundreds of shimmery white lights during the Christmas Ship Festival from November 24 to December 23. The Spirit of Seattle sails to different Puget Sound waterfront communities – around 40 in all. Choirs on board the Christmas Ship perform for guests and communities gathered on shore.
‘Make it a Market’ magical day at Pike Place Market and celebrate the 28th Annual Magic in the Market on November 25. With a wide range of exciting activities and festive attractions, there’s something for everyone to enjoy; meet Santa, listen to caroling, sip some eggnog, cookie decorating, shop for loved ones, all leading up to the famous Market lighting ceremony at 5pm. Don’t miss the Holiday Sip & Savor Tour. The Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition at Pike Place Market returns on December 1 and has become a spirited tradition for many Seattle locals to ring in the season.
Shop small at the Urban Craft Uprising Winter Show on December 1-3 during Seattle’s favorite craft show held in the heart of downtown Seattle. Shop from a wide variety of hand-crafted goods including clothing, jewelry, bags, wallets, accessories, housewares, furniture, art, and more. Showcasing a couple dozen more vendors, a second chance to shop will be offered in South Lake Union on December 7-8 at the SLU Winter Market.
Enjoy some improv in the Alley at Pike Place. Head to the Unexpected Productions Market Theater for some joyous yuletide fun, Fa la la la la, ha ha ha ha: A Holiday Musical Extravaganza! on December 2.
Wrap up all your holiday shopping in one weekend with 24+ local makers, bakers, and artists across Downtown Seattle during the Seattle Restored Winter Market on December 9.
Hey Santa! We’re looking at you (and you and you). Dress up and join thousands painting the town red and white parading through the downtown Seattle area on December 9 during Seattle SantaCon.
Ring in the holiday cheer aboard the Holiday Dinner Cruise on December 10. Join the celebration of the annual Holiday Parade of Lights on the lakes of Seattle for a dinner cruise. Sip on a frosty cocktail or a hot cocoa from the Hot Cocoa bar.
Get out on the water and fire up the mains during the Seattle Christmas Boat Parade on December 16. This boating event for a cause keeps the Pacific Northwest maritime community and industry united, and the holiday tradition of active cruising alive on Lake Union.
Lace up your skates and glide across the ice where our Seattle Kraken practice. Bring your family and friends and join fellow Kraken fans and Seattleites alike for public skate sessions over lunch hours, weekends, and evenings at the Kraken Community Ice Plex. Be dazzled as local skaters perform a Washington-themed Ice show. The 3rd annual Celebration on Ice: Skate the Sound events include 3 Ice Shows and Skate with Santa sessions on December 21-22.
Celebrate winter solstice as you take a luminary forest walk. Create your own holiday swag and enjoy a festive beverage during the Winter Solstice Walk on December 22 at the Washington Park Arboretum.
Seattle Center Winterfest’s New Year’s Eve Celebration is the city’s place to be on New Year’s Eve. The free celebration offers entertainment and festivities throughout the grounds. Pop by the Armory between 8pm and midnight and hear the soulful sounds of premier Northwest band Groove Nation. At 10pm, head out to International Fountain for a Fountain of Light show, with DJ Supreme La Rock. Just before midnight, find your spot outside to view T-Mobile New Year’s Eve at the Needle. At the stroke of midnight, you’ll enjoy an innovative fireworks and light show, which can be viewed from Spire.
Spire is situated at the nexus of local culture, world-class architecture, and culinary gems, minutes away from Amazon’s headquarters, abundant greenspaces, and the waterfront. Epic adventures and new experiences are never far when you live life on the edge. Learn more about our unique location at the junction of Belltown, South Lake Union and Denny Triangle by visiting our neighborhood. Residences are move-in ready and we’re happy to show you around.