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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
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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:
Fostering social consciousness and change through tap dance.  
Nov 23, 11am - 12pm 
FREE • Armory 
 
Tloke Nahuake Azted Dancers
  
Traditional Aztec Fire Dancers from Mexico.  
Nov 23, 1pm – 2pm     
FREE • Armory 
 
Powerful African Marimba Sounds
Nov 23, 3pm – 4pm
FREE • Armory
 
 
 
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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  
Filipino DrillTeam
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:
"Heroes Around Me".
Nov 30 – Jan 6, 2019, 9am – 7pm
FREE • Armory Balcony 
 
Premier regional choir celebrates the joy of the season.
Dec 1, 12:30pm - 1:30pm 
FREE • Armory 
KLEZKIDZ
Intergenerational concert of Jewish
music and mirth.
Dec 2, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
FREE • Armory 
  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 8, 2pm – 3pm
FREE • Armory   
 

 
SANCA CIRRUS CIRCUS

SANCA CIRRUS CIRCUS
Aerial arts, juggling, tightwire, clowning,
unicycle and acrobatics.
Dec 9, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
FREE • Armory 
  
GARFIELD JAZZ BAND

GARFIELD JAZZ BAND
Nationally renowned high school jazz band.
Dec 15, 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 16, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
FREE • Armory    

CENTER ICE SPECTACLE

CENTER ICE SPECTACLE
Team of carvers creates ice sculptures
accompanied by music and fire
performances.
Dec 16, 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 16, 3pm – 4pm
FREE • Armory
Dazzling science demonstration entertains, delights and informs. 
Dec 20, 12:30pm - 1:30pm 
FREE • Armory
 
 
The greatest holiday surf band of all time!
Dec 21, 12:30pm - 1:30pm 
FREE • Armory 
Walter-M.-Sierra
Six-member jazz band playing colorful, soulful music. 
Dec 22, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
FREE • Armory
 
 
 
JINGLE BELL ROCK, A PUPPET SHOW
 
Popular seasonal songs and jolly puppetry.
Dec 23, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
FREE • Armory 

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Holiday carolers, performing
a cappella four-part harmony.
Dec 22, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
FREE • Armory 
 
Music to listen to under the supervision of children.
Dec 27, 12:30pm - 1:30pm 
FREE • Armory 
 
UNEXPECTED PRODUCTIONS IMPROV

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

  THE ZANIAC COMEDY SHOW

THE ZANIAC COMEDY SHOW
Alex Zerbe, Seattle’s funniest prop comic.
Dec 29, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
FREE • Armory 

Lelavision
Physical music performance features kinetic sculpture, music and dance.
Dec 30, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
FREE • Armory  
  NANDA, ACROBATICALIST NINJA THEATER

NANDA,
ACROBATICALIST NINJA THEATER

Comedy, kung-fu and acrobatics.
Dec 30, 3pm – 4pm
FREE • Armory  
 NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION

Rock in the New Year with two signature events at Seattle Center. 
  • Cover band SWAY rocks in the New Year in the Armory stage from 8pm to midnight. 
  • Fountain of Light dance party at International Fountain, with live electronic music and a video projection show by local DJ Freddy King of Pants and VJ Baryonyx, starts at 10pm.
Dec 31, 8pm – 11:45pm
FREE • Armory, Seattle Center grounds   
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