The most wonderful time of the year has arrived in the Emerald City! It’s easy to embrace that infamous Seattle winter gray when the city has so many holiday activities that are merry and bright. Start with a stay at the Inn with our Holiday Happy Hour Package, available November 23—December 30 (excluding December 24 and 25) to enjoy an overnight stay, valet parking, a bottle of wine, and a $25 dining credit at Chan or Café Campagne. With your accommodations taken care of, get into the holiday spirit with the local festivities below.

Magic in the Market. Just steps away from our Pike Place Market hotel, experienceMagic in the Market, a family-friendly event featuring a festive tree lighting ceremony, live musical performances, photos with Santa, cookie decorating for the kiddos, hot apple cider, and more on November 24, 11 a.m.—6 p.m.

Enchant Christmas. New this year,Enchant Christmas transforms Safeco Field into the world’s largest Christmas light maze from November 23—December 30. Weave your way through a magnificent winter wonderland and peruse artisan Christmas markets, an ice skating trail, local eats, and live entertainment.

Macy’s Holiday Star Lighting Ceremony. One of the best ways to kick off your holiday season is with Macy’s annual Star Lighting Ceremony. At 5 p.m., watch downtown Seattle dazzle as Macy’s 161-foot-high holiday star is illuminated and celebratory fireworks go off overhead. For even more fun, show up a little early to enjoy the Westlake Center Tree Lighting Ceremony.

The Nutcracker by Pacific Northwest Ballet. George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker is a can’t-miss holiday classic. From November 23—December 28, indulge in the brilliant combination of Ian Falconer’s unique design, Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, and the entire PNB Company in show-stopping roles at McCaw Hall.

Christmas Ship Festival. In Seattle, what’s more fitting than a seasonal celebration on the water? Gather with friends and family on a ship or on shore to marvel at theArgosy Cruises Christmas Ship Festival. Decorated with lights and full of carolers, the Christmas Ships sail to over 60 different Puget Sound communities spreading holiday cheer throughout the month of December.

Overlooking Elliott Bay and located in the heart of Seattle’s vibrant Pike Place Market, our boutique Seattle hotel adjacent to Beecher’s loft offers a signature Pacific Northwest experience treasured by visitors and locals alike. Whether you seek an on-the-go adventure or tranquil urban hideaway, Inn at the Market’s luxury suites in Seattle provide comfort and style surrounded by our city’s most acclaimed restaurants and iconic landmarks.