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Date
Friday, November 25, 2022
Time
5:15 p.m.
Place
International Fountain Mall
Cost
Free Event

Join us for a special Winterfest opening day celebration on November 25th! There are fun things to see and do all day long, including featured entertainment on the Armory Stage, our Winter Train & Village, Ice Sculpting, firepits and food vendors at International Fountain, all leading up to a countdown at 5:15pm to turn on Illuminate Winterfest, our campus lighting display, followed by a special Fountain of Light dance party and light show at International Fountain until 8pm. A perfect way to kick-off the holiday season with light and joy!

Presented by Symetra.

Daily Schedule:

10am - 6pm: Winter Train & Village in Seattle Center Armory

2pm:  Bill Anschell Trio on Armory Stage

2pm - 4pm: Ice Sculpting at International Fountain Plaza

3pm - 8pm:  Free holiday movies at Seattle Center Armory

4pm:  Fire pits and food vendors at International Fountain Plaza

5:15pm:  Countdown to Illuminate Winterfest at International Fountain

5:30pm - 8pm:  Fountain of Light, with DJ Mike Ilvester and Video Artist Sean Waple

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A Seattle History Worth Preserving: Buffalo Soldiers Exhibit

Free Event
Educational exhibit celebrates the rich military history at Fort Lawton and the Buffalo Soldiers stationed there as part of the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry.
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Seattle Center Sculpture Walk 2022

Free Event
Four temporary Art Installations throughout campus.
All Day

Winterfest Train & Village

Free Event
An annual late 19th-century model train and village display in the Armory.
9:00 a.m.

Seattle Kid's Marathon

Admission Fee
The Seattle Kids Marathon is structured to allow children—kindergarten through eighth grade—to complete a full 26.2 mile marathon at a rate that is fun and safe for their growing bodies: one mile at a time.
11:00 a.m.

Team USA FIFA World Cup Watch Party: USA vs England

Free Event
Join Sounders FC as we celebrate FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 together. Located at the historic Armory at the Seattle Center, the Sounders will host public watch parties for all U.S. Men's National Team matches as well as the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final.
2:00 p.m.

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

Admission Fee
Celebrate the holidays with renewed gusto! With its classic score, thrilling dancing, resplendent costumes, and magical scenery, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® is the perfect centerpiece for any holiday celebration. Cheers!
2:00 p.m.

Winterfest Entertainment: Bill Anschell Trio

Free Event
Jazz Trio plays seasonal favorites and more!
2:30 p.m.

Paddington Saves Christmas

Admission Fee
It’s holiday time in the Brown household and Paddington – the famous, accident-prone bear – is here to save the day!
6:00 p.m.

Illuminate Winterfest

Free Event
We are keeping alive an annual tradition of decking out our campus 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!
6:30 p.m.

Paddington Saves Christmas

Admission Fee
It’s holiday time in the Brown household and Paddington – the famous, accident-prone bear – is here to save the day!
7:30 p.m.

Mr. Dickens and His Carol: Preview Performance

Admission Fee
Adapted for the stage from Samantha Silva’s critically acclaimed novel, this tale set in the heart of Victorian England weaves a fictional take on Dickens’ past, present, and future into a comedic and poignant new holiday classic.
7:30 p.m.

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

Admission Fee
Celebrate the holidays with renewed gusto! With its classic score, thrilling dancing, resplendent costumes, and magical scenery, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® is the perfect centerpiece for any holiday celebration. Cheers!
8:00 p.m.

Grupo Firme

Admission Fee
Regional Mexican Band and Latin Grammy-award winning septet, Grupo Firme, announces stop at Climate Pledge Arena on Friday, November 25, 2022 at 8pm.

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