So, you’re taking one of MTRWestern’s coach bus rentals or mini bus rentals to Seattle for a fun filled family trip this holiday season, but you’re not sure where to go during your visit. Christmas in Seattle is an especially magical time of year as the city is illuminated with festive lights and decorations that really get you into holiday spirit. If you’re planning a large trip to the Emerald City with friends, family, or both – you want to get the most out of your trip by visiting the best places in Seattle and during your stay. Below are some must-see events in Seattle for the holiday season!
Westlake Center Tree Lighting
While you’ll see many beautiful light displays and Christmas trees during your holiday trip to Seattle, there’s something truly special about seeing this holiday tradition unfold at Westlake Center. The tree is illuminated in a beautiful array of colorful lighting on the evening of Nov 27.
Even if you can’t make it to the lighting ceremony, you should still arrange for your coach bus rental or small bus to make a stop here for photos of this gorgeous holiday display.
Visit Snowflake Lane for Your Holiday Trip
Snowflake Lane is a holiday show that’s been in operation every Christmas for nearly two decades in Seattle. Every night from Nov 26 to Dec 25, this event features festive lights, music, floats, and even artificial snow fall to give you the true winter wonderland experience.
Snowflake Lane is also free to attend for all age, making it a great way to spend the night without spending a fortune.
Winter Beer Festival
The Winter Beer Festival offers visitors the chance to taste a variety of flavorful beverages from 26 different breweries in Washington State. In addition to the numerous beer options to choose from, the event also features several food trucks with everything from barbeque to Thai food.
Tickets can be purchased online or at the door but purchasing online in advance is often recommended since online tickets cost $40 and at door cost $45. The festival runs from Fri Dec 3 to Sat Dec 4.
Seattle Center Winterfest
Winterfest at the Seattle Center features a fun-filled lineup of different events, including ice skating, a train and village exhibit, ice sculptures, and more.
The fun kicks off on Saturday, Nov 27 and goes on until Friday, Dec 31. This is a fantastic option for groups looking to save money and have fun during their trip – since many of the festivities are either completely free of charge or only ask for a small admission fee.
Garden d’Lights in Bellevue Botanical Garden typically plays host to over 500,000 twinkling lights all artistically formed to resemble plants and animals. The event is fantastic for those who enjoy lighting displays and great for a family-friendly evening on the town.
Additionally, the Garden d’Lights event is free for children 10 and under and only $5 for those 11 and up, making it an affordable event that everyone can enjoy. The holiday starts Saturday, Nov 27 and runs nightly from 4:30 – 9:00pm until Dec 31.
Browse Pike Place Market During Your Holiday Trip
While this isn’t exclusively a holiday event, the Pike Place Market goes all out for the holiday season with festive music and decorations every year. Delicious restaurants, specialty food shops, and locally crafted gifts at the market give your group the chance to enjoy great food and shop till your hearts content.
During the holiday season, the market typically has its own tree lighting ceremony as well as the chance to take photos with Santa. Additionally, the Pike Place Market website also has a “Plan Your Market Day” feature that helps you structure your visit to the market and where to go before you arrive.
Need Group Transportation for Your Holiday Trip?
Whether you need to rent a bus to Seattle or some other holiday trip in the PNW, MTRWestern has you covered. With our extensive fleet of coach bus rentals, mini bus rentals, shuttles, and more – we have the perfect transportation option for your journey and skilled drivers to get you there. Give us a call at (800) 975-0464 or fill out our online form to request a quick quote today!