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Connect to a world of sparkling lights, amusements and spirited entertainment at Seattle Center Winterfest, Nov. 27 – Dec. 31, happening virtually here and on our grounds. Throughout the five weeks of Winterfest, those in search of uplifting seasonal spirit or delightful diversion will find virtual performances, videos highlighting holiday traditions, some kid-centric activities, and our annual campus lighting display.  Explore all the opportunities available to you below.

This season, we celebrate the diversity of our Festál community partners in this Winterfest Virtual Festál series. You'll find performances, cooking and craft demonstrations and other holiday traditions presented in video form. Enjoy learning about seasonal traditions from around the globe! In partnership with Northwest Folklife, we kick things off November 27th with Our Big Neighborhood at Seattle Center Winterfest. New content will be added every Saturday in December, so come back frequently for more.
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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 starting November 27th.
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Campus 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, including a special winter light display at Cornish Playhouse. Pop by Seattle Center after dark and delight in the wonderland of light!
Each season we create The Centerville News, a mock newspaper that accompanies our Winter Train & Village, a model train display installed inside the Armory. While we are unable to offer the Train this year, you can still find out what's happening in the mythical town of Centerville by downloading this special digital version of the newspaper. A fun read for adults and kids alike!
Download Centerville News
Each Winterfest we host the PTSA Reflections exhibit inside the Armory. This year, they've gone virtual! Click link below to view an online gallery featuring original student artwork, part of a national program by PTSA to provide opportunities for recognition and access to arts which boosts confidence and success in life for students in Washington state.
Reflections Online Gallery
Download any of our three 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. Full contest details available on our contest page.
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This year's celebration will burst through your screen with a never-before-seen virtual spectacular! The Space Needle will usher in 2021 with a sensational and innovative new show broadcast locally on KING 5 and streamed around the world for T-Mobile New Year’s at the Needle. This year’s celebration will feature striking visuals in a wondrous display of digital effects, engineered to bring you bigger thrills than ever before – all safely from the comfort of home. Using sky-mapping technology and real video footage, the Space Needle will be layered with immersive, digital artistic expressions to create an illusion of color and wonder. In reality, the tower will be lit in T-Mobile’s distinctive magenta color, but on your screen, you'll be dazzled by a virtual spectacular surrounding the Space Needle and the skies above. Stream online at spaceneedle.com/newyears. The party begins before midnight with musical performances, celebrity cameos, a celebration of our community's resilience in 2020, and much more! The virtual show can only be seen on TV or streaming! There are no in-person festivities and no events at Seattle Center on New Year's Eve.
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