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Christmas Events in Seattle 2019

Published Nov 4, 2019 | Updated Feb 19, 2020

Christmas is coming, and like Santa, there is a lot for us to do! The best events are happening around the Seattle area. Parades, skating, beautiful lights, Christmas performances—the list goes on!

The most wonderful time of the year is fast approaching! We can't wait to see all the pretty Christmas lights starting to make a presence, holiday drinks, and of course the children’s excitement! We have put together a list of some of the most joyful kids Christmas Events Seattle has to offer this year.

You can click on each of these events for further details regarding the timing, location, prices, and so forth on our events page.

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

The Moscow Ballet is presenting this classic Christmas tale at the the Paramount Theatre on November 7 and 8. World-class artists will grace the stage with stunning costumes. Watch in awe as they soar across the stage. This is a great performance to bring the whole family to!

Event Dates: November 7 and 8 at 6pm

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Seattle's wildest holiday lights festival returns with sparkling lights and faux snowball fights, Santa, his reindeer, and family delights.

More than 800,000 energy-efficient LED lights recreate wild animals and wild places in two and three dimensions along the zoo’s pathways and North Meadow. While you're there, stop by the Snowmazium for an indoor snowball fight or take a ride on the historic carousel. 

Event Dates: November 29, 2019 to January 5, 2020. Closed December 2, 3, 9, 10, 25, and 25. 

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Figgy’s fun! Join us for one of Seattle’s most magical and festive nights. This heart-warming tradition attracts nearly 10,000 people every year to enjoy holiday music.Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit as dozens of caroling teams sing their hearts out on downtown Seattle street corners in and around Westlake Center. The top teams then compete in a sing-off on the Figgy Main Stage.

There are lots of ways to enjoy Figgy Pudding! You can enjoy the music, volunteer to produce the event, or get in on the action and form a caroling team.

Event Date: December 6 from 6 pm - 8:30 pm

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Winterfest 2019 at Seattle Center

Connect to a world of sparkling lights, child-sized amusements and spirited entertainment at Seattle Center Winterfest, in Center venues and on the grounds. Five weeks of festive, fun-filled, free and affordable activities await those in search of uplifting seasonal spirit or delightful diversion from the hustle and bustle of the holiday routine.

Featuring Winterfest Ice Rink and Saturday ice sculpting including ice carving mastery on Saturdays in December, the Winter Train & Village, and live weekend performances and inspiring student showcases. The festival opens with Holiday Harmony and rings in the New Year with spectacular fireworks, Fountain of Light dance party and live music  inside the Armory. 

Event Dates: November 29 to December 31

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Glide into the season with great ease and excitement. From novice to Olympian, Winterfest Ice Rink offers fun for all.

Event Dates: November 29 to January 5

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25th Annual Garden D'Lights

Garden d’Lights features over half a million sparkling lights formed into the whimsical shapes of plants, flowers, birds, animals, and cascading waterfalls set amid the natural beauty of the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Garden d’Lights is produced by Bellevue Botanical Garden Society in partnership with Bellevue Parks & Community Services.

Event Dates : November 30 to December 31 from 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm nightly

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Snowflake Lane

The Bellevue Collection has expanded and so has Snowflake Lane. You can experience all your favorite characters—with falling snow, beautiful lights, delightful holiday music—and better viewing along the extended parade route. New this year, Santa joins us every night during the new parade to spread his cheer.

Event Dates: November 29 to December 24 nightly at 7 pm

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Diving Santa

Visit Seattle Aquarium and see Santa diving in the 120,000-gallon Window on Washington Waters exhibit. Bring your camera, take your picture with Diving Santa and stay perfectly dry! Or have your photo taken by a professional photographer so the whole family can be in the picture.

Event Dates: November 29-December 2, December 6-9, 13-16, and 20-24

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Swansons Nursery Reindeer Festival

This annual festival returns to Swanson’s Nursery just in time for the holidays. Come and meet two of Santa’s live reindeer, Dasher and Blitzen. These two reindeer will be visiting the nursery through December 24th when they return to Santa's workshop to help deliver presents! 

You can enjoy the Reindeer festival activities like holiday shopping, picking up Christmas trees, Model Train Village, photos with Santa, live music, and much more.

Event Dates: November 9 to December 24

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Issaquah Dance Theatre presents the Nutcracker at the Sammamish High School Performing Arts Center for three days. Join the magic of this timeless Christmas story. 

Event Dates: December 6-8

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Santa’s Fly-In

The Museum of Flight's annual holiday party begins with Santa and Mrs. Claus arriving in an airplane at 9:45 a.m.! They will hear children’s wishes in the Museum. Caspar Babypants will begin his show at 2:45 p.m., and the Boeing Orchestra will perform at 11:30 a.m and the Boeing Employee Band at 1:30 p.m.

Event Date: December 14

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This two-day event features over 100 vendors with unique, handcrafted gifts at the Kent Commons Community Center conveniently located at 525 4th Avenue North, Kent WA 98032. This event attracts vendors and visitors from throughout Western Washington. The bazaar will also offer musical entertainment, food, and beverages for all shoppers. 

Event Dates: December 6 and 7

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SAMBICA Christmas Carnival

Fun for the whole family! This indoor event features pictures with Santa, games, snacks, warm drinks, and much more!

Event Dates: December 7 and 14

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Now in its 19th season, Studio East presents the delightfully entertaining family musical, ‘Twas the Night…Join us for this hilarious spin on the familiar holiday poem – a live musical guaranteed to have the whole family laughing!

Event Dates: Saturdays and Sundays November 30 to December 22

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Enjoy story time at the North Pole as Mrs. Claus and her kittens bring the story of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge to life in this original adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Meet all of your favorite characters as we journey through time discovering the true meaning of Christmas. Afraid of ghosts? No problem. The ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future are all portrayed by the zaniest cats in Santa's workshop—and who could possibly be afraid of a silly little kitty? Kick off the holiday season right with the SSR family and celebrate this timeless seasonal classic in Redmond.

Event Dates: Saturday and Sundays at 1 pm and 3pm from December 8-22

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Winter Wonderland at Redmond Town Center

The Winter Wonderland at Redmond Town Center is back for another year to help you create some magical Christmas memories. There will be tons of opportunities to shop and eat, as well as opportunities enjoy a myriad of Christmas activities. The polar express train is back and so is the horse carousel! Take photos at Santa's workshop, and listen to holiday performances on the Community Stage. There's lots to be excited about at Redmond Town Center this holiday season. 

Event Dates: November 29, 2019 to January 5, 2020

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For even more ideas, visit our complete listing of Christmas Events on ChatterBlock.com.

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