The holidays are a special time of year, and Seattle is an excellent place to celebrate them. If you’ll be welcoming out of town guests this season, they’ll probably be eager to learn what the Emerald City has to offer. There are many options to choose from, but here are a few of our favorite activities that native Seattleites and first-time visitors will enjoy.
Explore Waterfall Garden Park
If you’re looking for a quiet spot to catch up with your guests, stop by Waterfall Garden Park. This serene location is ideal for taking in the scenery, so it’s an awesome choice for your visitors’ first day in town. The tables near the waterfall are the perfect place to sit and relax as you listen to the peaceful sound of the water.
Experience Magic in the Market
If you’ll be hosting guests on Saturday, November 25, don’t miss Magic in the Market at Pike Place. This classic event is great for introducing newcomers to Seattle, as they’ll get to tour the well-known Pike Place Market while it’s decorated with festive lights. If little ones are part of the group, they’ll have the chance to meet with Santa and sip on apple cider or hot cocoa.
Visit the Unicorn Bar
For an eccentric take on the traditional bar experience, stop by the Unicorn Bar. There’s a little bit of everything here—carnival food, interesting cocktails, a photo booth, and arcade games. For guests who enjoy a quirky atmosphere, the Unicorn is a must-see.
Join the Fun at Winterfest
From November 24th through January 1st, the Seattle Center is hosting the annual Winterfest celebration. This year, the festivities include a train exhibit, caroling performances, and an ice sculpture demo—just to name a few. If you need to find entertainment that’s appropriate for all ages, Winterfest is a fantastic option. The schedule varies, so be sure to check their website before you head out.
Enjoy the Space Needle
The Space Needle is instantly recognizable and a great spot for taking group photos. It’s one of the most popular attractions for residents and tourists alike, so treat your guests to a high-rise view of our one-of-a-kind city. From 520 feet above the ground, take in awe-inspiring landmarks like Mount Rainier and the Cascades.
Seattle is wonderful any time of the year, but visitors will have an especially unforgettable time here during the holiday season. Hosting guests can be stressful when you’re preoccupied about buying or selling a home, but we’re here to help simplify the process. When you’re ready to get started, give us a call.