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November 29 2019 - December 31 2019

Connect to a world of sparkling lights, child-sized amusements and spirited entertainment at Seattle Center Winterfest, Nov. 29 – 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, Saturday ice sculpting, Winter Train & Village returns, along with live weekend performances and inspiring student showcases. The festival rings in the New Year with spectacular fireworks, Fountain of Light dance party and live music inside the Armory.

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More information on our signature events, as well as a 2019 Winterfest Events Guide, will be available in September.

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Winterfest |November 29 2019 - December 31 2019 Showing All Winterfest Events

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November 29

7:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m.

Seattle Center Sculpture Walk 2019: Temporary Art Installations

Free Event
Arts Grounds / Public Space

Temporary site-specific works installed on campus by artists whose work reflects their surroundings and enlivens the campus with color, whimsy, and surprise. This year's works center on the theme Metamorphosis, and will be installed August through December.

Location: Fisher Pavilion Overhang, corner of Second Ave and Thomas Street

Ixchel was the Meshica god of the moon; as the moon waxed and waned, she transformed through all the stages of life. Dragonflies are also a symbol of metamorphosis—when Ixchel died, dragonflies sang over her for 183 days.

Location: Founders Court, Fountain side

Burl is a Juxtaposition between Seattle's natural and metropolitan environment. Creating a natural forms directly onto the concrete structures invites the viewer to hold and weigh these contrasting and continually encroaching worlds.

Location: Monorail Station Overpass, leading from Armory East exit

Construct explores Seattle's rapidly changing urban landscape and how our perception of place is informed by our surroundings. Utilizing forced-perspective, shifts in scale, and varied linear repetition, Construct references the lines, angles, and forms revealed through the building process.

Location: Founders Court, Mercer Street side

A vertical space covered by mylar streams, overhanging and interacting with light and wind, capturing unpredictable reflections, movement and sounds. The Wind Trap is about that which is unseen, appearing in a festive, transformative mode.

10:00 a.m.

Winterfest Train & Village

Free Event
Festivals Other Armory South Court

A Winterfest crowd favorite, an exhibit representing a turn-of-the-century village and train. Members of the public can take a turn controlling the model train between 10:30 AM-12:00 PM, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM and 3:30-5:30 PM daily.
$2 suggested donation.

11:00 a.m.

Winterfest Ice Rink

Admission Fee
Festivals Other Fisher Pavilion

Glide into the season with the greatest of ease. For novice or Olympiad, the Winterfest Ice Rink offers fun for all.
Admission: $8 for adults, $6 children ages 6-12, $2 children ages 5 and under, includes skate rental. Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard.
Dec 24 closes 4pm, Dec 25 closed, Dec 31 closes 11:30pm.

11:00 a.m.

Corduroy: Seattle Children's Theatre Performance

Admission Fee
Other Charlotte Martin Theatre