Seattle Christmas Market rings its jingle bells for the first time

The revelry starts Friday, Nov. 24 and runs through Dec. 24.

A shop vendor at Seattle Christmas Market displays crowded shelves filled with Santas, snowmen, and other holiday decorations + ornaments.

You won’t have a hard time finding an ornament at the Christmas Market.

Photo via Seattle Christmas Market

Eat your heart out, Mariah Carey.

Starting Friday, Nov. 24, Seattle Center’s halls will be decked for the brand new Christmas Market, a month-long smorgasbord of festivities inspired by traditional German Christmas markets. Think bratwursts + Bavarian beers alongside lords a-leaping and pipers piping.

There will be giveaways, live music, gift shops, food, and lots of family-friendly activities through Christmas Eve at Fisher Pavilion and the South Fountain Lawn. Twinkling highlights include:

  • Letters to Santa writing station
  • Magical Mirror selfie booth
  • A giant merry-go-round
  • Christmas Karaoke
  • Lovers Lane date nights with Glühwein (mulled wine)
  • Live painting sessions from famed muralist “Henry”

Or you can just wander the grounds to check out the ski lodge-inspired Alpine Haus and the giant walk-through Christmas tree.
Tickets run $16 per person for a single day, though you can get a “season” pass for $32 for multiple return visits.

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