Fun Things To Do For Christmas In Seattle

Fun things to do in Seattle for the holidays
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Are you looking for fun things to do in Seattle for Christmas?   If so, here are some ideas to think about.   They range from free to inexpensive.  Except for the last suggestion, which involves going outside of the city.

Free things to do for Christmas in Seattle

If you live in Bellevue or Redmond area, Snow Flake Lane is a parade your kids could enjoy.   It’s right outside of Bellevue Square.   And it takes place every evening at 7 pm through December 24.  Characters from Disney and other friends that children love parade on floats.   Some characters mingle among the audience.    Here are tips in What to do for Christmas in Seattle that will help you have an even better experience at this event.

Many neighborhoods have beautifully decorated houses.  However, one small neighborhood attracts a big crowd every year.   Read more details about Candy Cane Lane here.

If you want an experience at sea, try the Argosy Christmas Ship.   Different groups perform Christmas carols each evening, and the ship stops near a beach in different neighborhoods.   Audience warm themselves by bonfires on the shore.   Do dress warm for this event.

Treat yourself to this 5D experience

All the activities described above are free.   Here is one that is inexpensive, considering the experience.   It’s Wings Over Seattle at Pier 57.   This is a 5D theater experience you’ll remember, getting mist on your face and smelling fragrances as if you were there.    You’ll be flying over Washington like a hawk.   You can read more details here.

The Leavenworth Christmas Experience

You have probably heard of Leavenworth and its festival of lights.   There are so many visitors this time of year that the town does 3 Christmas lighting.   Accommodations are made far in advance.   You might have more luck reserving a hotel in the next town about 20 minutes away.   And the Village of Lights continue through Valentine Weekend.

To read more details about these activities, here’s the entire article on What to do for Christmas in Seattle.

If you find the ideas in this blog helpful, here is another one on What to do for Thanksgiving in Seattle.  Although it’s past Thanksgiving, some of the activities suggested in that blog are still relevant. 

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