Experience the charm and wonder of an old-world market right here at home. Seattle is getting its first-ever European-style Christmas Market, and it’s about to become your new holiday tradition. 

The Seattle Christmas Market replicates a centuries-old German holiday tradition. Button up your coziest parka and allow yourself to be transported to the winding alleys of a European open-air market. The smell of mulled wine perfumes the air, festive tunes bounce between market stalls, and everywhere you look, there is something wonderful to discover.   

Take a mini-European holiday – without ever leaving the city! Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming Seattle Christmas Market and what to expect.

What to Expect

The first-ever Seattle Christmas Market will take place from Friday, November 24, to Sunday, December 24, at Seattle Center. You can shop for unique gifts from over 60 artisan vendors, take a group photo at the countless light displays and photo ops or enjoy one of the many festive activities happening all season long.

Here’s a taste of what you’ll find when you’re there.

  • Nordstrom Very Merry Go Round:
    This ride is free to enjoy with general admission.

  • Love Lock Installation and Lovers’ Lane:
    An Insta-worthy tunnel with twinkling lights and mistletoe!

  • Walk-In Christmas Tree:
    A 50ft high tree decked to the nines with dazzling lights.

  • European Christmas Village:
    Over 60 different market huts with unique vendors, artisans, and gourmet European food fare.

  • The Alpen Haus:
    A 3,800-square-foot lounge and the Market’s main heated tent.

  • Live Entertainment:
    Enjoy live music, Christmas karaoke, trivia nights, augmented reality, and more!

Getting There

The Seattle Christmas Market will be open daily from Friday, November 24 to Sunday, December 24, at Seattle Center with hours as follows:

  • November 24 to 26: 11:30 AM to 9:30 PM
  • November 27 to 30: 4 PM to 9:30 PM
  • December 1 to 3: 11:30 am to 9:30 pm
  • December 4 to  7: 4:00 pm to 9:30 pm
  • December 8 to 23: 11:30 am to 9:30 pm
  • December 24: 11:30 am to 6:00 pm

Get your tickets to reserve your 30-minute arrival timeslot. This new system ensures you won’t have a long wait to get in, and once you’re there, you can stay all day!

Get your tickets online by following the link below!


When: Friday, November 24 to Sunday, December 24
Where: Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St
Cost: General admission $15.99. Season pass $31.99