The holidays are here and to celebrate, we've compiled a list of our favorite happenings in and around Seattle! All of these events are open through December for your enjoyment!
Issaquah Reindeer Festival
This is the 30th year of the Reindeer Festival at Cougar Mountain Zoo! Activities include photos with Santa, visiting with reindeer, feeding Santa's animals and enjoying hot chocolate. Don't miss the opportunity to see some of the most beloved holiday animals at the zoo.
Winterfest is a 5 week long festival at the Seattle Center. It features ice staking, live performances, various free & affordable actives and the Train Village. Open everyday, there are plenty of festive things to do around the Center!
This is the 25th Annual Gingerbread Village at the Sheraton Hotel in Seattle! The theme for this year is a tribute to the city titled 25 Years of Cheer: A Celebration of Seattle. Teams of architects, builders and culinary masters team up to create gingerbread masterpieces that celebrate the city's historic past. The village is free to the public and accepting donations to benefit the JDRF Northwest Chapter.
Snowflake Lake is a nightly parade, festival and dance party in downtown Bellevue! Best of all, there is a beautiful show of falling snow during the parade!
Woodland Park Zoo hosts Wildlights with more than 60,000 lights creating wild animals in 3D! Other activities include Santa Photos, carousel rides and snowball fights! There are also special opportunities to view nocturnal animals, even though the rest of the zoo animals are tucked in bed for the night.
First Night Tacoma
To top it all off, on December 31st, join us at the 25th Annual First Night Tacoma celebration. This family-friendly festival is our favorite way to ring in the New Year! There are fun activities, live performances and food vendors galore. Enjoy this years theme: the Year of the Dog!