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.
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Seattle Center Winterfest
November 25- December 31, 2016
Free | All Ages
More info: seattlecenter.com
305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109
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.
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ONGOING WINTERFEST EVENTS:
WINTER TRAIN & VILLAGE
An enchanting turn-of-the-century village and train.
Nov. 25 – Dec. 31, 10am – 6pm
Seattle Center Armory
(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)
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
WINTERFEST STUDENT SHOWCASES
Artistic performances from local schools.
Nov. 30 – Dec. 18, various times
NOVEMBER WINTERFEST EVENTS, PERFORMANCES AND ACTIVITIES:
PUGET SOUND A CAPPELLA
Cornish College student ensemble.
Nov. 25, 11am – 12 noon
THE ZANIAC COMEDY SHOW
Alex Zerbe, Seattle’s Funniest Prop Comic.
Nov. 25, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
KRISTIN CHAMBERS “SNOW GLOBE”
Nov. 25, 2pm – 3pm
FILIPINO YOUTH ACTIVITIES DRILL TEAM
Nationally acclaimed drill team.
Nov. 26, 11am – 12 noon
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
BAILADORES DE BRONCE
Performing Mexican folkloric dances.
Nov. 26, 2pm – 3pm
THE MAGIC OF BUDD & DURGIN
Nov. 27, 11am – 12 noon
Unique performance art integrating music
Nov. 27, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
HOT DOG USA
Jump rope team dedicated to
inspiring, motivating and educating.
Nov. 27, 2pm – 3pm
DECEMBER WINTERFEST EVENTS, PERFORMANCES AND ACTIVITIES:
SEATTLE GIRLS’ CHOIR
Seattle’s premier Girls’ Choir.
Dec. 3, 1pm – 2pm
NORTHWEST BOYCHOIR APPRENTICES
Performing seasonal classics.
Dec. 4, 1pm – 2pm
PTSA REFLECTIONS EXHIBIT
Student artwork reflecting the theme:
“What is Your Story?”
Dec. 5 – Jan 8, 2017, 9am – 9pm
GARFIELD JAZZ BAND
Nationally renowned high school jazz band.
Dec. 10, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
SANCA CIRRUS CIRCUS
Aerial arts, juggling, tightwire, clowning,
unicycle and acrobatics.
Dec. 11, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
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
No Cover (21+)
Seattle’s premier Xmas band.
Dec. 17, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
COCA-COLA FREE SKATE DAY
Coca-Cola hosts a day of free skating
Dec. 18, 11am – 8pm
Concert of Jewish music and mirth.
Dec. 18, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
GREATER SEATTLE TUBACHRISTMAS
Scores of tuba players play seasonal music.
Presented with permission from the Harvey
Phillips Foundation, Inc.
Dec. 18, 3pm – 4pm
THE DICKENS CAROLERS
Victorian-costumed carolers sing your
favorite seasonal-themed music.
Dec. 24, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
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
Sponsored by T-Mobile
Seattle Center Winterfest events/dates/times subject to change.
Winterfest by Flickr user Garfield Jazz Photos.
Winterfest by Flickr user Kevin Kennedy.
Winterfest by Flickr user Jack Hess.
Winterfest by Flickr user Jack Hess.
Winterfest by Flickr user rickr m.
Winterfest by Flickr user Kyle Wang.
Winterfest by Flickr user Danny Ngan.
Winterfest by Flickr user Michele.
Winterfest by Flickr user EspressoBuzz.
Winterfest by Flickr user Blanka Rahman.
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