Best Christmas Activities in Seattle 2021


Seattle is no stranger to celebrations, and what better reason to celebrate than the arrival of the holiday season? As the premier appliance service in Seattle for over 70 years, the experts at Appliance Service Station have the holiday 411 on the best Christmas activities in Seattle.

*Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some events have been canceled and others will be held virtually for 2021. See below for more details.

How to Find Your Holiday Spirit: The Best Christmas Activities in Seattle

Our team has put together a Seattle holiday guide with our favorite Christmas activities in Seattle. From Christmas lights to ice rinks, we hope you find your favorite things to do in Seattle in December.


Looking to experience a holiday lights display like no other? Gather up your family and friends and head to Woodland Park Zoo for this year’s Wildlanterns festival!

This immersive experience includes giant lanterns in the shapes of animals and the habitats they live in. These life-size exhibits are truly something to behold, and we can’t recommend them enough! You’ll also get to take in the zoo’s regular animal attractions, so take advantage of this in-person Christmas event in 2021.

  • Where: Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103
  • When: Varies. See website for details.
  • Cost: $25.95 for kids 3-12, $30.95 for adults
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This event is a staple of the holidays here in Seattle. 

For 2021, Winterfest offers a virtual and in person Christmas experience like never before. You can safely enjoy holiday performances, videos on holiday traditions, as well as kid’s activities from the comfort of your home. In-person at the Seattle Center, there will be ice sculpting, model trains and villages, and plenty of entertainment on the Armory Stage.

Feel like getting out and seeing some Christmas lights? The Seattle Center campus will be open and decorated for the season as well, giving you the best of both worlds for 2021. Don’t miss out!

  • Where: Seattle Center, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109
  • When: November 26th-December 31st, 2021
  • Cost: Free
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Snowflake Lane

Though this event is in Bellevue, just outside Seattle proper, it’s more than worth the drive. All throughout December, the streets of The Bellevue Collection mall and entertainment complex feature beautiful Christmas lights and holiday music to enjoy.

This year’s event is different from years past due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing and masks are recommended. 

Bask in the holiday spirit of glowing lights and holiday carols, with festive music, and nightly parades.

  • Where: The Bellevue Collection
    Bellevue Way, between NE 4th-NE 8th Streets, Bellevue, WA 98004
  • When: Nightly, November 26th-December 24th, 2021
  • Cost: Free
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Christmas in Seattle 2021 still has events and activities for all ages to make the most of their holiday spirit. From all of us at Appliance Service Station, Happy Holidays!

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