Top Nav

Seattle Center Winterfest 2016 Pictures & Info | Christmas / Chanukah / Holiday Celebration, Miniature Train & Village, Carolers, Ice Rink & More

IMG_0309
Winterfest Photo by Flickr user jdong.

Seattle Center’s 5-week wintertime celebration, Winterfest, starts this weekend. Most of the events are FREE, including this weekend’s Ice Sculpting & Student Showcase. Don’t miss the HUGE miniature train & village. The festival wraps up on New Years Eve with a fireworks show and concert.



———————————————

Related Seattle Events and Info

————————————

From website:
Seattle Center WinterfestSeattle Center Winterfest
November 25- December 31, 2016
Free | All Ages
More info: seattlecenter.com

Seattle Center
305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 684-7200

A wonderland of sparkling lights, child-sized diversions and spirited entertainment returns in 2016 with Seattle Center Winterfest, Nov. 25 – Dec. 31, in venues and on the grounds of Seattle Center. Five weeks of free and affordable, fun-filled activities and live performances await those in search of uplifting seasonal spirit or delightful diversion from the hustle and bustle of the holiday routine.

Featuring Winterfest Ice Rink, ice sculpting, lively weekend performances, Winter Train & Village and inspiring student showcases. The festival opens with The Zaniac Comedy Show and rings in the New Year with spectacular fireworks, Fountain of Light dance party and live music by premier dance band, The Machine.

Seattle Center Winterfest is sponsored by Coca-Cola, Alaska Airlines, T-Mobile, Seattle Center Foundation, Seattle Center Monorail and City of Seattle.

Seattle Center Campus Map
Find your way to Seattle Center Armory, Winterfest Ice Rink, and all Winterfest festivities. Explore the fresh, delightful foods prepared by Northwest chefs at Seattle CenterArmory food vendors, and locate convenient parking.
View or Download Map

ONGOING WINTERFEST EVENTS:
WINTER TRAIN & VILLAGE
An enchanting turn-of-the-century village and train.
Nov. 25 – Dec. 31, 10am – 6pm
Seattle Center Armory
FREE
(Special Hours: closed at 4pm, Dec. 24; closed, Dec. 25)
Control the model train 10:30am – 12 noon,
1pm – 2:30pm, and 3:30pm – 5:30pm daily.
$2 suggested donation.

WINTERFEST ICE RINK
Skate, glide and slide into the holiday season.
Nov. 25 – Jan. 2, 2017
Sunday – Thursday 11am – 8pm;
Friday – Saturday 11am – 10pm
(Special Hours: closed at 4pm, Dec. 24;
closed, Dec. 25; closed at 11:30pm, Dec. 31)
Fisher Pavilion
Admission/Skate Rental Fees
Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard

WINTERFEST ICE SCULPTING
Award-winning artists create seasonal ice sculptures.
Saturdays: Nov. 26; Dec. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
12 noon – 2pm
Outside Fisher Pavilion
FREE

WINTERFEST STUDENT SHOWCASES
Artistic performances from local schools.
Nov. 30 – Dec. 18, various times
Armory
FREE

NOVEMBER WINTERFEST EVENTS, PERFORMANCES AND ACTIVITIES:

PUGET SOUND A CAPPELLA
Cornish College student ensemble.
Nov. 25, 11am – 12 noon
Armory
FREE

THE ZANIAC COMEDY SHOW
Alex Zerbe, Seattle’s Funniest Prop Comic.
Nov. 25, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Armory
FREE

KRISTIN CHAMBERS “SNOW GLOBE”
Acclaimed singer-songwriter.
Nov. 25, 2pm – 3pm
Armory
FREE

FILIPINO YOUTH ACTIVITIES DRILL TEAM
Nationally acclaimed drill team.
Nov. 26, 11am – 12 noon
Armory
FREE

THE KNIGHTS BEFORE CHRISTMAS
PERFORMED BY THE ZAMBINI BROTHERS

Zany puppet show in which an unlikely
hero saves Christmas.
Nov. 26, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Armory
FREE

BAILADORES DE BRONCE
Performing Mexican folkloric dances.
Nov. 26, 2pm – 3pm
Armory
FREE

THE MAGIC OF BUDD & DURGIN
Award-winning magicians.
Nov. 27, 11am – 12 noon
Armory
FREE

LELAVISION
Unique performance art integrating music
and movement.
Nov. 27, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Armory
FREE

HOT DOG USA
Jump rope team dedicated to
inspiring, motivating and educating.
Nov. 27, 2pm – 3pm
Armory
FREE
DECEMBER WINTERFEST EVENTS, PERFORMANCES AND ACTIVITIES:

SEATTLE GIRLS’ CHOIR
Seattle’s premier Girls’ Choir.
Dec. 3, 1pm – 2pm
Armory
FREE

NORTHWEST BOYCHOIR APPRENTICES
Performing seasonal classics.
Dec. 4, 1pm – 2pm
Armory
FREE

PTSA REFLECTIONS EXHIBIT
Student artwork reflecting the theme:
“What is Your Story?”
Dec. 5 – Jan 8, 2017, 9am – 9pm
Armory
FREE

GARFIELD JAZZ BAND
Nationally renowned high school jazz band.
Dec. 10, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Armory
FREE

SANCA CIRRUS CIRCUS
Aerial arts, juggling, tightwire, clowning,
unicycle and acrobatics.
Dec. 11, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Armory
FREE

COCA-COLA HOLIDAY CARAVAN
Share some holiday cheer and
get your free photo with Santa!
Dec. 14 – 18
Seattle Center grounds

SEATTLE’S BEST DAMN HAPPY HOUR
Beer • Wine • Cocktails • Food Specials
Music • Games • Prizes
Dec. 15, Third Thursday, 5pm – 8pm
Armory
No Cover (21+)

XMAS MAXIMUS
Seattle’s premier Xmas band.
Dec. 17, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Armory
FREE

COCA-COLA FREE SKATE DAY
Coca-Cola hosts a day of free skating
at Winterfest.
Dec. 18, 11am – 8pm
Fisher Pavilion
FRE

KLEZ CHAOS
Concert of Jewish music and mirth.
Dec. 18, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Armory
FREE

GREATER SEATTLE TUBACHRISTMAS
Scores of tuba players play seasonal music.
Presented with permission from the Harvey
Phillips Foundation, Inc.
Dec. 18, 3pm – 4pm
Armory
FREE

THE DICKENS CAROLERS
Victorian-costumed carolers sing your
favorite seasonal-themed music.
Dec. 24, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Armory
FREE

NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION
The Machine rocks in the New Year in the
Armory, plus DJ Dance Party
with light show at International Fountain.
Dec. 31, 8pm – 11:45pm
Armory, Seattle Center grounds
FREE
Sponsored by T-Mobile

Seattle Center Winterfest events/dates/times subject to change.

Pictures

Seattle Center Winterfest

Seattle Center Winterfest

ghs_winterfest_2008_12_12_05
Winterfest by Flickr user Garfield Jazz Photos.

Seattle Center Winterfest - Winter Train & Village
Winterfest by Flickr user Kevin Kennedy.

Seattle Winterfest
Winterfest by Flickr user Jack Hess.

Seattle Winterfest
Winterfest by Flickr user Jack Hess.

wsff 4
Winterfest by Flickr user rickr m.

Winterfest
Winterfest by Flickr user Kyle Wang.

flaming guy on stilts
Winterfest by Flickr user Danny Ngan.

Ice Rink for Winterfest at Seattle Center
Winterfest by Flickr user Michele.

IMG_5922
Winterfest by Flickr user EspressoBuzz.

Circus Contraption with the Aerialistas
Winterfest by Flickr user Blanka Rahman.

———————————————

seattle events iphone and android appOur Seattle Events App is available for iPhones and Android! Now, you can have all of the great Seattle events and ticket giveaways from the website in the palm of your hand when you’re out on the town.

Download iPhone Events App here

Download Android Events App here

———————————————

———————————————

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Join the
Seattle Pipeline
Newsletter
Get Seattle entertainment info, win free tickets & receive specials all around the city
JOIN TODAY