Downtown Seattle is the Heart of the Holidays

Nov. 23, 2018–Jan. 1, 2019

DSA brings traditional and new festivities to the heart of our city every holiday season. Young or young at heart, there’s something for everyone. On Nov. 23, we kicked off the merriest time of year with our annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration, the lighting of the iconic Macy’s star, and fireworks – all at Westlake Park. That same day, our vintage carousel returned to Westlake to entertain shoppers and visitors as it has done for 30-plus years.

This year, in addition to these time-tested favorites, we’ve brought back the Urban Craft Uprising Holiday Market to Westlake, featuring rotating vendors each week.

Further across downtown, in Pioneer Square, a horse-drawn carriage will guide riders through that historic neighborhood on December weekends, and Occidental Square will host a neighborhood craft market Dec. 14.

We can’t wait to celebrate the holidays downtown with you. View all listings below.

Give it a Whirl

Take a Ride on the DSA Holiday Carousel

Dark winter days are no match for the lights and merriment of DSA’s iconic Holiday Carousel, spinning in Westlake Park for the 31st year.

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Illumination Station

Dimmer, damper days are here, but so is the Downtown Seattle Association’s latest incandescent art project in Occidental Square.

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