Monthly Archives: December 2012

Wishing For Snow? Seattle Center Guarantee’s Snowball Fight

Seattle hasn’t seen much snow this winter season just yet, and if you have been wishing for a downtown winter wonderland, you’re in luck! According to Mynorthwest, the second Saturday in January this year has been designated as Snow Day, and January 12th couldn’t come soon enough! An event sponsored by groups such as Top Pot Doughnuts, Surf Incubator, Growthmind Goods among others, has been organized to benefit the Boys & Girls Club to possibly set a Guinness world record for largest snowball fight in history, right under the space needle. email-snowball

162,000 lbs of snow (that’s enough to fill 34 dump trucks!) will be transported from the mountain passes to the needle, where 6,000+ people will be anxiously waiting. Snow forts will be sculpted before the games begin. Several bars and restaurants around Queen Anne will be offer special snow day drinks and grub, and there is also a pub crawl all set up, should you need some warming up after the snowy extravaganza. Everyone Seattleite is invited to join in the festivities, so mark your calendar, and visit the Snow Day website for more information.

Seattle Center Winterfest this Weekend

Looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend? Take the whole crew to Seattle Center’s Winterfest, and join int he festive free holiday attractions!  Visit the Armory and check out their vintage winter train & village, go for a skate around the Winterfest ice rink, and check out international award winning artists at the ice sculpting event outside of Fisher’s Pavilion.

Winterfest will run through the Holidays and ring in the New Year with a firework show, and fun for the whole family! If you’re busy during the holidays and happen to miss the festivities, the ice rink will be open through January 6th if you want to get in one last Winter event before the holidays are officially over.

Holiday Guide: Boost Your Christmas Spirit This Season!

Seattle has many wonderful holiday traditions to offer tourists in town for the week, or locals looking for something to boost their Holiday morale. We’ve mentioned the Festive Argosy Christmas ships and the Carousel at Westlake, but there are many other activities around the Sound to enjoy during this month leading up to the new year, and we’ve compiled a list of our top picks around town.

Gingerbread Village – The Sheraton Hotel is hosting the 20th annual Gingerbread Village, where each year very talented Sheraton chefs are matched with local architects to design some of the craftiest and extravagant gingerbread houses around! Each year they dedicate over 400 hours of designing, baking and building their works of art, seen by more than 100,000 visitors. The event is free, with donations benefiting Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, NW chapter.

Elf the Musical- The Fifth Avenue Theater presents their spin on the Win Ferrel Christmas Comedy, and you can take a journey with buddy the Elf as he sets off on a quest to find his father, traveling from the North Pole, to the depths of NYC. The play runs through December 31st, and has already becoming a hit with Seattleites in the area.

Stowell & Sendak’s the Nutcracker– The Nutcracker has been a favored Holiday tradition for many, and if you love the wonderful tale, you’ll certainly enjoy the pacific Northwest Ballet’s performance McCaw Hall this holiday season. It has been praised by the New York Times as “original and exciting,” a truly great outing for the whole family.

Pacific Place Winter Wonderland– Pacific Place has a full schedule of free musical performances nightly now through December 31st in their atrium, and this year you may also get your picture taken with Santa!

Woodland Park Zoo Wild Lights– Seattle’s first ever Zoo lights are here now through the new year! The Woodland Park Zoo has set up indoor and outdoor Zoo light displays, and they’ve even set up a festive Carousel within their facilities. Check out some of the zoo animals including a visiting Reindeer! Tickets are between $8.50-$9.50 for adults, and $6.50 for children 3-12 (toddlers are free).