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Seattle CenterSeattle Center Winterfest
Winterfest 2016
November 25 - December 31, 2016
Armory Main Level, Fisher Pavilion, Fisher Pavilion Apron, International Fountain



A wonderland of sparkling lights, child-sized diversions and spirited entertainment returns in 2016 with Seattle Center Winterfest, Nov. 25 – Dec. 31, in venues and on the grounds of Seattle Center. Five weeks of free and affordable, fun-filled activities and live performances await those in search of uplifting seasonal spirit or delightful diversion from the hustle and bustle of the holiday routine.

Featuring Winterfest Ice Rink, ice sculpting, lively weekend performances, Winter Train & Village and inspiring student showcases. The festival opens with The Zaniac Comedy Show and rings in the New Year with spectacular fireworks, Fountain of Light dance party and live music by premier dance band, The Machine.

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

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ONGOING WINTERFEST EVENTS:


Winter Train and Village

WINTER TRAIN & VILLAGE
An enchanting turn-of-the-century village and train.
Nov. 25 – Dec. 31, 10am – 6pm
Seattle Center Armory
FREE
(Special Hours: closed at 4pm, Dec. 24; closed, Dec. 25)
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. 25 – Jan. 2, 2017
Sunday – Thursday 11am – 8pm;
Friday – Saturday 11am – 10pm
(Special Hours: closed at 4pm, Dec. 24;
closed, Dec. 25; closed at 11:30pm, Dec. 31)
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. 26; Dec. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
12 noon – 2pm
Outside Fisher Pavilion
FREE

  Winterfest Student Showcases

WINTERFEST STUDENT SHOWCASES
Artistic performances from local schools.
Nov. 30 – Dec. 18, various times
Armory
FREE



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NOVEMBER WINTERFEST EVENTS, PERFORMANCES AND ACTIVITIES:


PUGET SOUND A CAPPELLA

PUGET SOUND A CAPPELLA
Cornish College student ensemble.
Nov. 25, 11am – 12 noon
Armory
FREE

  THE ZANIAC COMEDY SHOW

THE ZANIAC COMEDY SHOW
Alex Zerbe, Seattle’s Funniest Prop Comic.
Nov. 25, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Armory
FREE

KRISTIN CHAMBERS SNOW GLOBE

KRISTIN CHAMBERS "SNOW GLOBE"
Acclaimed singer-songwriter.
Nov. 25, 2pm – 3pm
Armory
FREE

  FILIPINO YOUTH ACTIVITIES DRILL TEAM

FILIPINO YOUTH ACTIVITIES DRILL TEAM
Nationally acclaimed drill team.
Nov. 26, 11am – 12 noon
Armory
FREE

THE KNIGHTS BEFORE CHRISTMAS

THE KNIGHTS BEFORE CHRISTMAS
PERFORMED BY THE ZAMBINI BROTHERS

Zany puppet show in which an unlikely
hero saves Christmas.
Nov. 26, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Armory
FREE

  BAILADORES DE BRONCE

BAILADORES DE BRONCE
Performing Mexican folkloric dances.
Nov. 26, 2pm – 3pm
Armory
FREE

THE MAGIC OF BUDD & DURGIN

THE MAGIC OF BUDD & DURGIN
Award-winning magicians.
Nov. 27, 11am – 12 noon
Armory
FREE

  LELAVISION

LELAVISION
Unique performance art integrating music
and movement.
Nov. 27, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Armory
FREE

HOT DOG USA

HOT DOG USA
Jump rope team dedicated to
inspiring, motivating and educating.
Nov. 27, 2pm – 3pm
Armory
FREE

 


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DECEMBER WINTERFEST EVENTS, PERFORMANCES AND ACTIVITIES:


SEATTLE GIRLS’ CHOIR

SEATTLE GIRLS’ CHOIR
Seattle’s premier Girls’ Choir.
Dec. 3, 1pm – 2pm
Armory
FREE

  NORTHWEST BOYCHOIR APPRENTICES

NORTHWEST BOYCHOIR APPRENTICES
Performing seasonal classics.
Dec. 4, 1pm – 2pm
Armory
FREE

PTSA REFLECTIONS EXHIBIT

PTSA REFLECTIONS EXHIBIT
Student artwork reflecting the theme:
“What is Your Story?”
Dec. 5 – Jan 8, 2017, 9am – 9pm
Armory
FREE

  GARFIELD JAZZ BAND

GARFIELD JAZZ BAND
Nationally renowned high school jazz band.
Dec. 10, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Armory
FREE

SANCA CIRRUS CIRCUS

SANCA CIRRUS CIRCUS
Aerial arts, juggling, tightwire, clowning,
unicycle and acrobatics.
Dec. 11, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Armory
FREE

  COCA-COLA HOLIDAY CARAVAN

COCA-COLA HOLIDAY CARAVAN
Share some holiday cheer and
get your free photo with Santa!
Dec. 14 – 18
Seattle Center grounds

SEATTLE’S BEST DAMN HAPPY HOUR

SEATTLE’S BEST DAMN HAPPY HOUR
Beer • Wine • Cocktails • Food Specials
Music • Games • Prizes
Dec. 15, Third Thursday, 5pm – 8pm
Armory
No Cover (21+)

  XMAS MAXIMUS

XMAS MAXIMUS
Seattle’s premier Xmas band.
Dec. 17, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Armory
FREE

COCA-COLA FREE SKATE DAY

COCA-COLA FREE SKATE DAY
Coca-Cola hosts a day of free skating
at Winterfest.
Dec. 18, 11am – 8pm
Fisher Pavilion
FREE

  KLEZ CHAOS

KLEZ CHAOS
Concert of Jewish music and mirth.
Dec. 18, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Armory
FREE

GREATER SEATTLE TUBACHRISTMAS

GREATER SEATTLE TUBACHRISTMAS
Scores of tuba players play seasonal music.
Presented with permission from the Harvey
Phillips Foundation, Inc.
Dec. 18, 3pm – 4pm
Armory
FREE

  THE DICKENS CAROLERS

THE DICKENS CAROLERS
Victorian-costumed carolers sing your
favorite seasonal-themed music.
Dec. 24, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Armory
FREE

NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION

NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION
The Machine rocks in the New Year in the
Armory, plus DJ Dance Party
with 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.


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