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Connect to a world of sparkling lights, amusements and spirited entertainment at Seattle Center Winterfest, presented by Symetra, Nov. 26 – Dec. 31, happening virtually here on our website and also in-person on our grounds. Throughout the five weeks of Winterfest, those in search of uplifting seasonal spirit or delightful diversion will find performances, our Winter Train & Village, ice sculpting and our annual campus lighting display.  Explore all the opportunities available to you below.

Winterfest Brochure

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2021 Winterfest Brochure

Ice Sculpting

Join us Saturdays at noon as a world-class ice sculptor creates a new vision in ice each week! Master carvers Chan Kitburi and Janson Iwakami will join us to carve seasonal and holiday-themed sculptures, a perfect backdrop for your holiday photos! November 27, December 4, 11 & 18.

Winter Train & Village

Delight in viewing a late 19th-century model train and village display, installed inside the Armory Food & Event Hall. This annual tradition has been on display for over 40 years! The public is invited to interact by participating in our Scavenger Hunt. Pick up your entry sheet at the Train Station, and see how many clues you can spot. The train operates 10am to 6pm daily from November 26th through December 31st. Donations accepted to keep the train operating.

Armory Stage Entertainment

Each weekend from November 26-December 26, we'll feature live performances on the Armory Stage, providing visitors with fun, seasonal entertainment while they check out our Winterfest Train & Village, or grab a bite to eat at an Armory food merchant.

Armory Entertainment Line-Up

This season, we celebrate the diversity of our Festál community partners in this Winterfest Festál Video Showcase. You'll find performances, cooking and craft demonstrations and other holiday traditions presented in video form. Available for viewing here via the link below, as well as live screenings weekdays inside the Armory Food & Event Hall starting at noon. Enjoy learning about seasonal traditions from around the globe!
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Seattle Center offers Student Showcases in order to provide entertainment as part of seasonal events, and to give public and private schools and youth performance groups the opportunity to share their artistic accomplishments with family, friends and the public. We invite you to participate in this Virtual Student Showcase platform, featuring video content from schools and youth arts training programs. Content available at the link below.
Virtual Student Showcases
Scroll through this online exhibit of student artwork centered on the theme "I Will Change the World By . . . " Reflections is a National PTA arts competition that provides an opportunity for students to use their creative talents. PTA believes all children deserve a quality arts education and encourages students to pursue artistic expression through participation in its annual arts Reflections Program. The program offers students the opportunity to create works of art for fun and recognition. For more than 40 years, the program has encouraged millions of students across the nation and in American schools overseas to create works of art.
Reflections Exhibit Website

Seattle Center Luminata

We are keeping the annual tradition of decking out our campus alive with twinkling lights in the trees and other specialty light features across the grounds. Pop by Seattle Center after dark and delight in the wonderland of light! Sponsored by Climate Pledge Arena.
Download any of our special coloring pages and enter a contest to win prizes! Our decor designer Jeffery Cook has created these fun images, suitable for artists of all ages. Click on the images below to download. Then submit your entry by emailing it to wintefesttrain@seattle.gov. We'll post entries on our Facebook page, and each Saturday throughout December do a random drawing to pick a winner who will receive a digital prize package. Visit Facebook to view the gallery of submissions. This contest is now closed.

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