Seattle “Must Do” Holiday Activities 2022

It’s time to get into the holiday spirit! Seattle provides endless holiday cheer this time of year, from dazzling Christmas displays and twinkling holiday lights to festive activities for all ages. Warm up your cold winter nights and spread joy this holiday season at some of our favorite events! 


1. Holiday Carousel at Westlake Park 

With the holiday season in full swing, it’s a great time to take a special ride on the historic Holiday Carousel located in Westlake Park. This much-beloved Downtown Seattle Association attraction is running for its 32nd year and has become a hallmark of annual holiday cheer. For just a suggested donation of $4 per person, you can hop aboard one of the beautifully detailed horses that will surely light up even the darkest Seattle winter days. Not only is this holiday experience incredibly fun, but your money goes to support DSA’s programming and management of Occidental Square and Westlake Park – adding holiday magic to an important cause!

Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11 am – 8 pm | Friday – Saturday 11 am – 9 pm



2. Winterfest at the Seattle Center

Winterfest is a great family-friendly event in Seattle to get you into the holiday spirit. Taking place at the Seattle Center from November 25th to December 31st, it is a beloved holiday tradition for Seattle residents. With so much to enjoy, it’s no wonder why Winterfest remains popular year after year! You can explore the charming winter train and village display, be entertained by the Armory Stage live entertainment lineup, and don’t miss out on the daily 6 p.m. light show – a must-see for anyone looking for holiday fun! So if you’re in Seattle this holiday season, make sure to put Winterfest on your list of activities – you won’t regret it!

Visit the Seattle Center Events Website for more details:



3. Get Festive at Kringles Filling Station

 Head over to Kringle’s Filling Station in Seattle! This special holiday attraction provides a truly immersive experience that you won’t find anywhere else. Warm up on cold winter nights with hot chocolate served up Kringle style, right from a vintage gas pump, challenge your friends to unlimited Christmas Ski Ball and other holiday games, and treat the crowd to your musical stylings on the Christmas karaoke stage Whether it’s holiday karaoke, exciting activities, sweet treats and hot cocoa or simply the quality time spent with friends and family, the festive spirit will be certain to come alive. 

Dates: November 25th – January 1st | Get Tickets Now: https:



4. Seattle Santa Con 2022

SantaCon 2022 has returned this year and hopes to be bigger and better than ever. This 2-weekend event will take place Saturday, December 10th, and Saturday, December 17th. Join fellow Santas aged 21+ for two weekends of holiday festivities. There will be a costume contest, so get ready to paint the town red and white, as well as drink specials and live entertainment. Come on out to celebrate the holiday with lots of laughs, holiday cheer, and a chance to make some memorable moments. Don’t miss out on Seattle’s biggest 21+  holiday event!

For ages 21+. Tickets required:

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