Thursday, December 19, 2013

Free Seattle Christmas Fun

Looking for some free things to do in Seattle in December?   There are an amazing number of freebies to help get everyone into the holiday spirit.  Here are some of my favorites:

1. Stroll around the streets near Westlake Center and enjoy the Christmas tree and all of the lights on the street trees



2.  Check out the fabulous train and village in the window at Macy's on the corner of 4th and Stewart Street


3.  Go see the fantastic gingerbread houses at the Seattle Sheraton.  If you'd like to see more photos, visit  The Seattle Gingerbread Village



4.  Don't miss the Seattle Christmas Parade!  Check the schedule for where the ships can be seen each night at: The Seattle Christmas Ship Festival


 5.  Take a  walk throught the Pike Place Market - lots of decorations, street musicians and a festive atmosphere.




6.  Visit the Seattle Center - lights and decorations and lots of  free activites.  Here is a link to the schedule: Seattle Center Winterfest 



6.  Not quite free, but visit Westlake Park and take a ride on the Carousel.  A small donation is requested.


7.  A new thing to do at Westlake Park this year, is to get your photo taken in the Snow globe.  Of course if you want a professional photo taken, there is a charge, but if you bring along a friend to take your own photo it is free!

Of course there are lots of other things to do, although some are not free.  For more ideas, visit my page: Christmas in Seattle on Hubpages.

If you are planning a holiday season visit to Seattle and need information to choose a hotel, I recommend reading the ratings and reviews on Trip Advisor.  To find the best prices and a money back guarantee if hotel rates drop after you book, check out Tingo.

Merry Christmas!