November 26

Winter Wonderland

Experience seasonal cheer in South Lake Union.

With the holiday season on the horizon, it’s a good time to start planning for winter events. Embrace the wintery cheer (and chill), and check out these upcoming neighborhood fetes, festivals, and gatherings.

Greet the Season, Lake Union Park

Head to Lake Union Park for a one-of-a-kind family-oriented holiday event on Saturday, November 30.

The event opens at 10am and there are activities throughout the day. Activities include open ships and dockside tours, live music, toy boat building, and cookie decorating.

The Museum of History and Industry will host a number events for Greet the Season. With museum admission, patrons have access to a special viewing of miniature trains and a special event from MOHAI Mercantile.

Snow Day, Denny Park

The immersive light display is open to the public from December 6 to January 19. The yearly festival kicks off on December 6 with a grand opening party from 4pm to 9pm in the park. The party is free, open to the public, and suitable for all ages. It’s going to run rain, shine, or snow, so don’t let the weather deter you. Plus, the grand opening party features a beer garden for those 21 and older, interactive games and activities for kids, food trucks, live entertainment, and a winter market full of crafts and goods.

The light displays will be on every day from 4pm to 9pm for the duration of Snow Day.

South Lake Union Winter Market, Van Vorst Plaza

SLU is getting its own pop up craft market following Urban Craft Uprising’s big 15th Annual Winter Show at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall (which takes place December 6 to 8). Check out the South Lake Union Winter Market at Van Voorst Plaza on December 11 and 12 at 11am to see the wares and crafts of dozens of vendors. The market is free to attend and open to the public.

To learn more about other community events, visit

Story by Ethan Chung and photography courtesy Northwest Polite Society and Urban Craft Uprising.

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