Seattle Center invites residents to celebrate the holiday season and connect to a world of sparkling lights, festive amusements and family-friendly entertainment at Seattle Center Winterfest, Nov. 26 to Dec. 31, virtually at www.seattlecenter/winterfest and in-person at Seattle Center.

VIRTUAL ACTIVITIES

Virtual Student Showcases

Arts education and school performance groups from across the region provide the virtual holiday spirit and song on www.seattlecenter.com and via Seattle Center social media channels, Nov. 26–Dec. 31.

Winterfest Coloring Contest

An online contest invites aspiring young artists and others inspired to submit their own renderings of Winterfest-themed coloring sheets for display on Seattle Center social media channels. Each week a winning submission is chosen to receive a small prize.

LIVE OFFERINGS

Winter Train & Village

Explore a 40-foot-long, turn-of-the-century model train and wintery miniature village from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily inside the Armory Food & Event Hall. Visitors may pick up an entry sheet at the village train station and look for clues in a challenging scavenger hunt. Donations are accepted to keep the train operating.

Seattle Center Luminata

Twinkling tree lights line pathways to complement colorful lighting on campus buildings and grounds. The illumination, provided by Climate Pledge Arena, includes a special International Fountain light and music show at 6 p.m. daily, Nov. 26 through Jan. 1, 2022.

Awesome Exhibition

This interactive exhibit of LEGO® models features 38 large-scale LEGO® creations incorporating nearly 1 million LEGO® bricks. The exhibit, Saturday through Jan. 16, 2022, in Fisher Pavilion, includes an 8-foot-tall, 660-pound Orca, the world’s first life-sized LEGO® brick Harley-Davidson and a NASA SLS rocket almost 25 feet high. Learn more and purchase tickets at https://AwesomeExhibition.com.

Weekly Ice Sculpting

Watch a world class sculptor at work in creation of original ice art from noon to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 27 to Dec. 18, on Fisher Green. Master carvers Chan Kitburi and Janson Iwakami will shape ice into seasonal and holiday-themed sculptures.

Armory Stage Video Showcase

Get a glimpse into the cultures, artistry and creativity of Seattle Center Festál festivals in virtual programming displayed on a new LED screen suspended above the Armory Mainstage, middays on weekdays (TBC).

Weekend Armory Mainstage Performances

The Armory Mainstage hosts professional live entertainment midday on Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 27–Dec. 26, excluding Dec. 25. Performances include choral music, jazz and rock bands, dance, acrobatics and a variety of family-themed entertainment.

New Year’s Eve Celebration

The premier cover band Groove Nation performs a four-hour set on the Armory mainstage, from 8 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. Outside, Fountain of Light at International Fountain features DJ Arson Nicki accompanied by a video artist who projects images onto the fountain waters, from 10 p.m. to midnight. This event is subject to state, county and city COVID-19 requirements. 

Seattle Center Winterfest activities are free of charge unless noted. All activities are subject to change. Masks are required for anyone (age 5+) inside Seattle Center buildings and at outdoor events of 500 or more, where proof of vaccination verification or recent negative COVID-19 test might also be required.

For more information on Seattle Center Winterfest and other programming at Seattle Center, visit www.seattlecenter.com or call 206-684-7200.