Living & Community November 9, 2022

2022 Holiday Happenings Around the Sound

As the days grow darker and rain settles in, a little holiday cheer couldn’t be better timed! Grab your umbrella and brighten your spirits with these Seattle-area favorites—whether it’s meandering through a dazzling light show, watching the “snow” fall at Bellevue’s Snowflake Lane, or taking a holiday-themed cruise. Here’s the skinny on dates, times, food, and parking…

 

Winterfest at Seattle Center

305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109
www.seattlecenter.com/winterfest

Map

Image courtesy of seattlecenter.com


 

Garden d’Lights at Bellevue Botanical Garden

12001 Main Street, Bellevue WA 98005
http://gardendlights.org
click here to get tickets
(must be purchased in advance)

  • Dates/Times: Open nightly Nov. 26, 2022 – Dec. 31, 2022 | 4:30 – 9:00 pm
  • Cost: $8 per person (ages 10 and under are free)
  • Parking: Premium parking is $5 per car in the Garden’s lot as space allows OR park for free at Wilburton Hill Park
  • Food: Hot drinks and snacks are available for purchase
  • Holiday Closures: December 25
https://bellevuebotanical.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/032_D-Lites_LH0A4170_M_Burton_2018-scaled.jpg

Image courtesy of bellevuebotanical.org


 

Snowflake Lane at the Bellevue Collection

Bellevue Way & NE 8th Street, Bellevue WA 98004
http://snowflakelane.com/

Image courtesy of snowflakelane.com


 

Christmas Ship Festival

Launch locations include Seattle Waterfront – Pier 55, Shilshole Bay Marina, Hyatt Regency Lake Washington, Lake Union Park (MOHAI), AGC Marina, Carillon Point Marina, and Kirkland City Dock.

www.argosycruises.com
click here to get tickets

Image courtesy of argosycruises.com


 

Westlake Center Tree Lighting & Holiday Activities

401 Pine St., Seattle, WA 98101 (Westlake Park)
https://downtownseattle.org/events/holidays/


 

Zoolights at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407
www.pdza.org/event/zoolights
click here to get tickets

  • Dates/Times: Open nightly Nov. 25, 2022 – Jan. 2, 2023 | 4:30 – 10 pm
  • Cost: $12-$16 (free for kids 2 & under)
  • Promotions: Discounted tickets for zoo members & BECU members
  • Parking: Free parking in zoo lots (carpooling recommended)
  • Food: Dinner, drinks & snacks are available at the Plaza Cafe & outside stands
  • Activities: Carousel, Kids’ Zone with meerkats & goats
  • Holiday Closures: Dec. 24 & 25
https://www.pdza.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Hero-zoolights-1440x500.jpg

Image courtesy of https://www.pdza.org


 

WildLanterns at Woodland Park Zoo

West Entrance: 5500 Phinney Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98103
South Entrance: 750 N 50th St, Seattle, WA 98103
www.zoo.org/wildlanterns
Click here to get tickets

  • Dates/Times: Open nightly Nov. 11, 2022 – Jan. 22, 2023 | 4:00 – 9:00 pm.
  • Cost: $25.95 – $34.95 per person (ages 2 & under are free).
  • Promotions: Zoo members get 20% off tickets.
  • Parking: $6 parking is available in all lots after 3:30 pm. Park by the West Entrance if you are purchasing your tickets in person—the South Gate (Hippo Lot) is only for those who already have tickets.
  • Food: Refreshments are available at food kiosks throughout, plus the Pizza Corner at 1899 Grove, and Gather & Graze Café (with covered seating provided). You are also welcome to bring your own food & non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Special Activities: Tianyu Cultural Performances in the PACCAR Auditorium, Magical Memories Marketplace, & up-close Ambassador Animals in Australasia. Sensory-Friendly Nights on 11/16, 12/13 & 1/12.
  • Closures: Mondays (except for Dec. 19 & 26); Nov. 24, Dec. 24 & 25.

Image courtesy of zoo.org


 

But wait, there’s more…

Holiday theatrical & musical shows

“A Christmas Carol” at ACT Theatre

“The Nutracker” by Pacific Northwest Ballet

“Winter Brilliance” at Chihuly Garden and Glass

Magic in the Market

Leavenworth Village of Lights

 


 

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