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12 Events to Explore This Holiday Season in Seattle

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Seattle U chapter.

Looking for a way to pass time during a long-stretched finals week? Need to relax and unwind before going home to the family? Spending winter break in the city?

Here’s a condensed guide to all that Seattle has to offer during the holiday season:  


1.     The Holiday Carousel at Westlake Park, Nov. 28 – Jan. 1


Cost: $3 Suggested Donation

2.     Get a Picture with Santa at Macy’s Santaland, Nov. 28 – Dec. 24



Cost: FREE (Unless you would like a photo package to take home with you, but the memories may be enough to remember your day by)

3.     See the Gingerbread Village at Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Nov. 25 – Jan. 4


Cost: Suggested Donation

4.     See the Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall, Multiple Dates (Starts Dec. 5 – 31)


       Cost: $20 – $165 (Seat location dependent)

5.     Take Part in the Jingle Bell Walk/Run (Or Volunteer), Dec. 14


Cost: $40 to run, FREE to volunteer!

6.     Experience a Jewish History Exhibit “Shalom! Open For Business” at the Museum of History & Industry


Cost: $14 (Price of admission for whole museum)

7.     Go See A Burlesque Show at The Can Can, Multiple Dates (Starting Dec. 1)


Cost: $30 – $100 (Including dinner)

8.     Attend the Menorah Lighting at Westlake Park, Dec. 16 6pm


Cost: FREE

9.     See Gonzaga Take on Cal Poly at the Key Arena, Dec. 20



Cost: $15

10.  Take a Selfie with Rudolph at his 50th Anniversary in the Seattle Children’s Museum, Dec. 21


Cost: $8.50

11.   New Year’s Eve at the Needle


Cost: FREE

12.  Bellevue Holiday Show/ Snowflake Lane, Nov. 23 – Dec. 31 Starting Nightly at 6pm


Cost: FREE


Also make sure to check out all of the great holiday date ideas here: http://www.hercampus.com/school/seattle-u/holiday-dates-seattle, for a more romantic vibe!


Happy holidays!

I am a senior at Seattle University, studying both Communications and Spanish. My passions lie in fashion, social justice, writing, and editorial work. I am looking forward to being a Campus Correspondant with Her Campus, and can't wait to create a unique space online with the students of Seattle University.