Seattle Christmas Market at Seattle Center Early Bird Tickets Go Live October 18

SEATTLE, October 10, 2023 — Poised to be a festive new holiday tradition for families and friends alike, the Seattle Christmas Market, inspired by the centuries-old yuletide tradition of the German Christmas Markets, will offer early bird ticket pricing beginning October 18.

The Seattle Christmas Market will bring the joy of the season to Seattle Center for a month-long celebration from November 24 to December 24.

The Seattle Christmas Market will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11:30am to 9:30pm and Monday through Thursday from 4pm to 9:30pm. Beginning December 8 the Seattle Christmas Market will be open daily from 11:30am to 9:30pm until it closes up shop for the year on Sunday, December 24 at 6pm.

Early bird tickets will be available for purchase online from October 18 to November 6. Enjoy $4 off season passes, $6 off general admission, and $4 off senior and youth tickets. Children 6 or under are always free. 

When purchasing tickets online, guests will be prompted to select a date and half-hour arrival time slot. Once guests enter, they are welcome to spend as much time as they’d like while enjoying the wonders of the Seattle Christmas Market. To purchase tickets, visit

 Pro Tip: purchase tickets online early to secure your ideal time slot and skip the line at the box office.

 The Fisher Pavilion and South Fountain Lawn at Seattle Center will be transformed into a European-inspired outdoor Christmas village and community marketplace. Peruse the 60+ traditional wooden huts full of artisan crafts and gifts, savory and sweet bites, warming drinks, and German beer. 

Family outing?  Kids of all ages will want to take a spin on the Christmas Carousel, and it’s free! Warm up your vocal cords while enjoying the sounds of lively entertainment on the outdoor Flying Stage. Grab a hot apple cider and take part in a curated Christmas Scavenger Hunt. Yes, there’s a prize!

Date night?  Don’t miss the Love Lock Installation where you can claim your spot with a heart shaped lock. Or cozy up with a cup of mulled wine inside the Alpen Haus and enjoy the seasonal entertainment unfolding on the second stage. 

Meet up with friends to create memories and “picture-perfect” moments under the 50-foot walk-through Christmas tree with over 50,000 twinkling lights. Experience three traditional Christmas stories through augmented reality animation to share on Instagram. Grab a Brat and a brew. Take a stroll under the glittering lights of Lovers’ Lane. Wait, is that mistletoe? You bet it is! 

The Seattle Christmas Market is the perfect place to celebrate the joy and magic of the holiday season.


About Seattle Christmas Market

Founded in 2023, the Seattle Christmas Market is a holiday event inspired by traditional German Christmas Markets. The month-long yuletide celebration takes place at the Fisher Pavilion and South Fountain Lawn at Seattle Center. Local and international artisan crafts and gifts, traditional food and drink, interactive installations, entertainment, and seasonal decorations create the ultimate festive atmosphere to celebrate the magic of the season with friends and family. Stay up to date on exciting event details, advanced ticketing, and all things Seattle Christmas Market by signing up for the newsletter at,


About Seattle Center

An active civic, arts, and family gathering place in the core of our city and region, Seattle Center’s mission is to create exceptional events, experiences, and environments that delight and inspire the human spirit to build stronger communities. Seattle Center’s 74-acre campus, centered around the International Fountain, is part of the Uptown Arts & Cultural District, home to Winterfest presented by Symetra; and more than 30 cultural, educational, sports, and entertainment organizations; along with a broad range of public and community programs. To learn more, visit



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