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Seattle Center
Winterfest 2018
November 23, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Armory Main Level, Fisher Pavilion, Fisher Pavilion Apron, International Fountain



Connect to a world of sparkling lights, child-sized amusements and spirited entertainment at Seattle Center Winterfest, Nov. 23 – Dec. 31, in Center venues and on the grounds. Five weeks of festive, fun-filled, free and affordable activities await those in search of uplifting seasonal spirit or delightful diversion from the hustle and bustle of the holiday routine.

Featuring Winterfest Ice Rink and Saturday ice sculpting including a full day of ice carving mastery on Sunday, December 16th, Winter Train & Village returns, along with live weekend performances and inspiring student showcases. The festival opens with Holiday Harmony and rings in the New Year with spectacular fireworks, Fountain of Light dance party and live music by premier cover band, Sway.

Seattle Center Winterfest is sponsored by Coca-Cola, Alaska Airlines, T-Mobile, Seattle Center Foundation, Seattle Center Monorail and City of Seattle.

2018 Winterfest Events Guide
Your #1 source for holiday events, performances and entertainment at Seattle Center.
Event guide coming soon.

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ONGOING WINTERFEST EVENTS:


Winter Train and Village

WINTER TRAIN & VILLAGE
An enchanting turn-of-the-century village and train.
Nov 23 – Dec 31, 10am – 6pm
Seattle Center Armory • FREE
 
Special Hours: Dec 24 - closes at 4pm,
Dec 25 - closed)
 
Control the model train: 10:30am – 12 noon,
1pm – 2:30pm, and 3:30pm – 5:30pm daily.
$2 suggested donation.

  Winterfest Ice Rink

WINTERFEST ICE RINK
Skate, glide and slide into the holiday season.
Nov 23 – Jan 6, 2019
Sunday – Thursday 11am – 8pm;
Friday – Saturday 11am – 10pm
 
Special Hours: Dec. 24 - closes at 4pm
Dec. 25 - closed, Dec. 31 - closes at 11:30pm
Fisher Pavilion
Admission/Skate Rental Fees
Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard

Winterfest Ice Scuplting

WINTERFEST ICE SCULPTING
Award-winning artists create seasonal ice sculptures.
Saturdays: Nov 24; Dec 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
12 noon – 2pm
FREE • Outside Fisher Pavilion 
 
 
  Winterfest 		Student Showcases

WINTERFEST STUDENT SHOWCASES
Artistic performances from local schools
and community organizations.
Nov 26 – Dec 19, various times
FREE • Armory 


 

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NOVEMBER WINTERFEST EVENTS, PERFORMANCES AND ACTIVITIES:
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  HOLIDAY HARMONY

HOLIDAY HARMONY
Holiday carolers, performing
a cappella four-part harmony.
Nov 24, 11am – 12 noon
FREE • Armory 
THE ZANIAC COMEDY SHOW
THE ZANIAC COMEDY SHOW
Alex Zerbe, Seattle’s funniest prop comic.
Nov 24, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
FREE • Armory   

  BAILADORES DE BRONCE
BAILADORES DE BRONCE
Colorful Mexican folkloric dances.
Nov 24, 2pm – 3pm
FREE • Armory 

MATT BAKER COMEDY + STUNT SHOW
Nationally-acclaimed drill team kicks off Winterfest with a bang.
Nov 25, 11am – 12 noon
FREE • Armory 
  XMAS MAXIMUS
XMAS MAXIMUS
Seattle’s only Xmas band,
stuffed with holiday spirit.
Nov 25, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
FREE • Armory 



HOT DOG USA

HOT DOG USA
Jump rope team inspires, motivates
educates and entertains.
Nov 25, 2pm – 3pm
FREE • Armory   
 


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DECEMBER WINTERFEST EVENTS, PERFORMANCES AND ACTIVITIES:


PTSA REFLECTIONS EXHIBIT

PTSA REFLECTIONS EXHIBIT
Student artwork centered on the theme:
"Within Reach".
Nov 30 – Jan 6, 2019, 9am – 7pm
FREE • Armory Balcony 

 
Federal Way Chorale
Premier regional choir celebrates the joy of the season.
Dec 1, 12:30pm - 1:30pm 
FREE • Armory 

KLEZKIDZ

KLEZKIDZ
Intergenerational concert of Jewish
music and mirth.
Dec 19, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
FREE • Armory 
  SEATTLE GIRLS’ CHOIR

SEATTLE GIRLS’ CHOIR
Seattle’s premier Girls’ Choir.
Dec 8, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
FREE • Armory 


NORTHWEST BOYCHOIR APPRENTICES
 
NORTHWEST BOYCHOIR APPRENTICES
Performing seasonal classics.
Dec 1, 1pm – 2pm
FREE • Armory   
 

 
SANCA CIRRUS CIRCUS

SANCA CIRRUS CIRCUS
Aerial arts, juggling, tightwire, clowning,
unicycle and acrobatics.
Dec 10, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
FREE • Armory 
  
GARFIELD JAZZ BAND

GARFIELD JAZZ BAND
Nationally renowned high school jazz band.
Dec 16, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
FREE •  Armory  

  THE MOST AWESOME VARIETY SHOW EVER

THE MOST AWESOME VARIETY
SHOW EVER

Featuring a magician, one-man band
and physical comedian.
Dec 26, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Armory •  FREE 

CENTER ICE SPECTACLE

CENTER ICE SPECTACLE
Team of carvers creates ice sculptures
accompanied by music and fire
performances.
Dec 17, 12 noon – 6pm
FREE • Seattle Center grounds  
 
GREATER SEATTLE TUBACHRISTMAS

GREATER SEATTLE TUBACHRISTMAS
Scores of tuba players play seasonal music.
Presented with permission from the Harvey
Phillips Foundation, Inc.
Dec 17, 4pm – 5pm
FREE • Armory
 
Up and Away show

  Diverse, Harmony & Spectrum

XMAS MAXIMUS

XMAS MAXIMUS
Seattle’s only Xmas band, stuffed with
holiday spirit.
Dec 21, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
FREE •  Armory 

  JINGLE BELL ROCK, A PUPPET SHOW
 
Popular seasonal songs and jolly puppetry.
Dec 18, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
FREE • Armory 

HOLIDAY HARMONY

HOLIDAY HARMONY
Holiday carolers, performing
a cappella four-part harmony.
Dec 22, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
FREE • Armory 

  UNEXPECTED PRODUCTIONS IMPROV

UNEXPECTED PRODUCTIONS IMPROV
Uproarious comedy improv troupe.
Dec 23, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
FREE • Armory 
 


  CHRISTIAN SWENSON & FRIENDS PLAY HUMAN JAZZ

CHRISTIAN SWENSON &
FRIENDS PLAY HUMAN JAZZ

Global dance, drama and music fusion
for body and voice.
Dec 27, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Armory •  FREE

FIRE AND ICE SHOW!

FIRE AND ICE SHOW!
Dazzling science demonstrations.
Dec 28, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Armory • FREE

  NANDA, ACROBATICALIST NINJA THEATER

NANDA,
ACROBATICALIST NINJA THEATER

Comedy, kung-fu and acrobatics.
Dec 29, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Armory • FREE

THE ZANIAC COMEDY SHOW

THE ZANIAC COMEDY SHOW
Alex Zerbe, Seattle’s funniest prop comic.
Dec 30, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Armory •  FREE

  NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION

NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION
Cover band Sway rocks in the New Year in the
Armory, plus DJ Dance Party
with a light show at International Fountain.
Dec 31, 8pm – 11:45pm
Armory, Seattle Center grounds •  FREE
Sponsored by T-Mobile



Seattle Center Winterfest events/dates/times subject to change.

OUR SPONSORS
Coca-ColaAlaska AirlinesT-MobileWorldMark by WindhamLyft
Seattle Center Seattle Center creates exceptional events, experiences and environments that delight and inspire the human spirit to build stronger communities. City of Seattle
Jenny A. Durkan, Mayor, City of Seattle
Director Robert Nellams, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109