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Seattle Center
Winterfest 2017
November 24, 2017 - January 1, 2018
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. 24 – 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 17th, 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.

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ONGOING WINTERFEST EVENTS:


Winter Train and Village

WINTER TRAIN & VILLAGE
An enchanting turn-of-the-century village and train.
Nov. 24 – 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. 24 – Jan. 1, 2018
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. 25; Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
12 noon – 2pm
Outside Fisher Pavilion
FREE

  Winterfest 		Student Showcases

WINTERFEST STUDENT SHOWCASES
Artistic performances from local schools
and community organizations.
Nov. 26 – Dec. 19, various times
Armory
FREE

THE DICKENS CAROLERS

THE DICKENS CAROLERS
Victorian-costumed carolers sing your
favorite season-themed music.
Sundays: Nov. 26; Dec. 3, 10, 17, 24
2pm – 3pm
Seattle Center grounds
FREE

 


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NOVEMBER WINTERFEST EVENTS, PERFORMANCES AND ACTIVITIES:


HOLIDAY HARMONY

HOLIDAY HARMONY
Holiday carolers, performing
a cappella four-part harmony.
Nov. 24, 11am – 12 noon
Armory
FREE

  THE ZANIAC COMEDY SHOW

THE ZANIAC COMEDY SHOW
Alex Zerbe, Seattle’s funniest prop comic.
Nov. 24, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Armory
FREE

KEITH HIGHLANDERS PIPE BAND

KEITH HIGHLANDERS PIPE BAND"
Traditional Scottish piping, drumming,
and dancing.
Nov. 24, 2pm – 3pm
Armory
FREE

  RUNT

RUNT
Tiny punk band playing tiny instruments.
Nov. 25, 11am – 12 noon
Armory
FREE

MATT BAKER COMEDY + STUNT SHOW

MATT BAKER COMEDY + STUNT SHOW
Hilarious stand up and amazing
physical stunts.
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

BAILADORES DE BRONCE

BAILADORES DE BRONCE
Colorful Mexican folkloric dances.
Nov. 26, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Armory
FREE

  XMAS MAXIMUS

XMAS MAXIMUS
Seattle’s only Xmas band,
stuffed with holiday spirit.
Nov. 26, CANCELLED
Armory
FREE

HOT DOG USA

HOT DOG USA
Jump rope team inspries, motivates
educates and entertains.
Nov. 26, 2pm – 3pm
Armory
FREE

 


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DECEMBER WINTERFEST EVENTS, PERFORMANCES AND ACTIVITIES:


PTSA REFLECTIONS EXHIBIT

PTSA REFLECTIONS EXHIBIT
Student artwork centered on the theme:
"Within Reach".
Dec. 1 – Jan. 7, 2018, 9am – 7pm
Armory Balcony
FREE

  REID JAMIESON: LIVE FOR THE HOLIDAYS

REID JAMIESON:
LIVE FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Incredible voice, magical melodies and
acoustic soul from Vancouver, BC.
Dec. 2, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Armory
FREE

NORTHWEST BOYCHOIR APPRENTICES

NORTHWEST BOYCHOIR APPRENTICES
Performing seasonal classics.
Dec. 3, 1pm – 2pm
Armory
FREE

  SEATTLE GIRLS’ CHOIR

SEATTLE GIRLS CHOIR
Seattle’s premier Girls’ Choir.
Dec. 9, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Armory
FREE

SANCA CIRRUS CIRCUS

SANCA CIRRUS CIRCUS
Aerial arts, juggling, tightwire, clowning,
unicycle and acrobatics.
Dec. 10, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Armory
FREE

  GARFIELD JAZZ BAND

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

CENTER ICE SPECTACLE

CENTER ICE SPECTACLE
Team of carvers creates ice sculptures
accompanied by music and fire
performances.
Dec. 17, 12 noon – 6pm
Seattle Center grounds
FREE

  CAPTAIN SMARTYPANTS AND SENSIBLE SHOES

CAPTAIN SMARTYPANTS AND SENSIBLE SHOES
Two comedic singing groups offer
seasonal sounds and good cheer.
Dec. 17, 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. 17, 4pm – 5pm
Armory
FREE

  JINGLE BELL ROCK, A PUPPET SHOW

JINGLE BELL ROCK, A PUPPET SHOW
Popular seasonal songs and jolly puppetry.
Dec. 18, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Armory
FREE

KLEZKIDZ

KLEZKIDZ
Intergenerational concert of Jewish
msuic and mirth.
Dec. 19, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Armory
FREE

  MAGICIAN JOEY PIPIA

MAGICIAN JOEY PIPIA
Exciting, comedic and stunning illusions.
Dec. 20, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Armory
FREE

XMAS MAXIMUS

XMAS MAXIMUS
Seattle’s only Xmas band, stuffed with
holiday spirit.
Dec. 21, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Armory
FREE

  SEATTLE’S BEST DAMN HAPPY HOUR

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

HOLIDAY HARMONY

HOLIDAY HARMONY
Holiday carolers, performing
a cappella four-part harmony.
Dec. 22, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Armory
FREE

  UNEXPECTED PRODUCTIONS IMPROV

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

THE MOST AWESOME VARIETY SHOW EVER

THE MOST AWESOME VARIETY
SHOW EVER

Featuring a magician, one-man band
and physical comedian.
Dec. 26, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Armory
FREE

  CHRISTIAN SWENSON & FRIENDS PLAY HUMAN JAZZ

CHRISTIAN SWENSON &
FRIENDS PLAY HUMAN JAZZ

Global dance, drama and music fusion
for body and voice.
Dec. 27, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Armory
FREE

FIRE AND ICE SHOW!

FIRE AND ICE SHOW!
Dazzling science demonstrations.
Dec. 28, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Armory
FREE

  NANDA, ACROBATICALIST NINJA THEATER

NANDA,
ACROBATICALIST NINJA THEATER

Comedy, kung-fu and acrobatics.
Dec. 29, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Armory
FREE

THE ZANIAC COMEDY SHOW

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

  NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION

NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION
Cover band Sway 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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