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Macy’s Holiday Parade & Star Lighting

When: Friday, November 28, 2014, 8:45am – 10:30am
Where: Downtown

The Macy’s Holiday Parade commences at 9 AM on the corner of 7th Ave. and Pine St., and will then travel west down Pine to 5th Ave., south on 5th to University St., west on University to 4th Ave. and then north on 4th before concluding at the front of Macy’s Department Store at 11 AM.

The official lighting of the famous Macy’s Star is at 5 PM, followed by a fireworks display.

Westlake Park Holiday Carousel

Westlake Park Carousel

Westlake Park Carousel

Where: Westlake Park
When: Opens on November 29, 2013 @ 10am; Closes on January 1, 2014 @ 2pm

Holiday Carousel Hours of Operation*
Monday-Thursday: 11am – 9pm
Friday: 11am – 10pm
Saturday: 10am – 10pm
Sunday: 10am – 9pm

Special Hours
Nov. 29** 10am – 10pm
Dec. 8: 8am – 9pm
Dec. 24: 10am – 5pm
Dec. 25: Closed
Dec. 31: 10am – 5pm
Jan. 1: 10am – 2pm

*Dates and times subject to change due to inclement weather or other unforeseen conditions.

**Carousel will open after the Macy’s Holiday Parade, close at dusk for the lighting of the Westlake Center Holiday Tree and Macy’s Star, and reopen after the event.

25th Annual Tree Lighting Celebration

When: Friday, November 29, 2013, 4:30pm – 6pm
Where: Westlake Center

SAM’s Mirror Art Project Pub Unveiling

SAM’s new public art piece Mirror, will be unveiled on Sunday, March 24, 2013 from 5PM through 7:30PM. The unveiling will be held on First Avenue between Union and University, in front of Seattle Art Museum.

New Year’s at the Needle

Space Needle NYE Fireworks

Space Needle NYE Fireworks

Watch the fireworks at the Space Needle on Monday, December 31, 2012, 11:30pm – Tuesday, January 1, 2013, 12:10am.

Event will include an “exclusion zone” under the Space Needle with temporary fencing. Working with SPD, Space Needle LLC will clear this zone of all pedestrians prior to the fireworks and then maintain the zone until the “all clear” SFMO. Pyro Spectacular will provide the fireworks.

Photos and video of the 2013 Space Needle NYE Fireworks: http://www.seattlerex.com/new-years-eve-2013/

24th Annual Westlake Center Tree Lighting Celebration

Westlake Center - Assembling of Christmas Tree

Westlake Center - Assembling of Christmas Tree

When: Friday, November 23, 2012, 5pm – 6pm
Where: 400 Pine St on Westlake Center Plaza and Balcony

The 24th Annual Tree Lighting Celebration is November 23rd beginning at 5:00pm. Featuring a special guest appearance by Santa Claus and hosted by Joyce Taylor and Mark Wright from King 5.

20,000 spectators are expected to attend the Westlake Center Tree Lighting Celebration.

Photos and video from last year’s tree lighting and fireworks: http://www.seattlerex.com/westlake-centers-tree-and-macys-star-lighting/

Westlake Center - Assembling of Christmas Tree

Westlake Center - Assembling of Christmas Tree

Westlake Center - Assembling of Christmas Tree

Westlake Center - Assembling of Christmas Tree

Westlake Center - Assembling of Christmas Tree

Westlake Center - Assembling of Christmas Tree

Westlake Center - Assembling of Christmas Tree

Westlake Center - Assembling of Christmas Tree

Dollar Day At The Space Needle

We’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the closing day of the 1962 World’s Fair, with a special “Dollar Day” at the Space Needle, October 21.

Retro pricing will be in effect all day from 9:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Tickets, purchased the day of the event at the Space Needle, are limited to one per guest and are good for 2-hr time blocks throughout the day. Supplies are limited, and tickets are expected to sell out, so the public is urged to come early to secure admission.

We’ll be onsite at the base of the Space Needle until 6 pm with a number of activities:

• The first 2,000 ticket holders to visit the Bartell Drugs tent will receive a voucher for a free “Space Needle” themed shopping bag, redeemable at any Bartell Drugs location. The colorful bags spotlight artwork and photography submitted by winners of a region-wide contest and are on sale at Bartells.

• While supplies last, free Space Needle and Bartell Drugs balloons for visitors exiting the Space Needle.

• Our new partner EveryMove will share information about a newly-launched, innovative rewards program encouraging healthy living.

The Space Needle, an enduring symbol of Seattle’s skyline, and family-owned Bartell Drugs have collaborated on a variety of community-focused promotions and events throughout the 50th Anniversary year. Since the kick-off on April 21, the Space Needle’s Golden Anniversary has been filled with months of fun and exciting activities. This “Dollar Day” is a special benchmark in these year-long festivities.

The Seattle Great Wheel

The Seattle Great Wheel

The Seattle Great Wheel

Today is the Grand Opening of The Seattle Great Wheel. They are scheduled to open from 4:00pm (delayed to 5pm) – 1:00am for today’s opening, and will be open 11am – midnight, Monday through Friday and 11am through 1am on weekends.

Ticket prices will be $13.00 for adults (age 12+) and $8.50 for children (12 years and under).

Address: 1301 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA (Pier 57)

For more information, view: http://seattlegreatwheel.com/

Photos of The Seattle Great Wheel:

Under Construction:
http://www.seattlerex.com/live-photos-the-seattle-waterfront-ferris-wheel/

Completed:
http://www.seattlerex.com/the-completed-seattle-ferris-wheel/

Magic in the Market

Pike Place Market Christmas Lights

Pike Place Market Christmas Lights

Magic in the Market at Pike Place Market will be held on November 26, 2011 from 1pm to 5pm. Enjoy an afternoon of festive music and a visit from Santa. Holiday lights adorning the Market’s buildings and trees will be turned on at 5pm.

Update: Seattle Rex has published photos and a video from the Pike Place Market Holiday Lighting Ceremony on his blog: http://www.seattlerex.com/pike-place-market-holiday-lights/

Macy’s Holiday Parade and Fireworks

Macy's Star in Downtown Seattle

Macy's Star in Downtown Seattle

The annual Macy’s Holiday Parade is happening on November 25, 2011, from 9am to 10am, on Fourth & Fifth Avenues between Pine & University Streets. It will kick off the holiday season in downtown with the opening of Santaland followed by the Holiday Star Lighting Ceremony and Fireworks from 5pm to 7pm.

4th Avenue and Pine Street adjacent to Macy’s will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians during the fireworks display.

Update:

Seattle Rex has published many photos from the Macy’s Holiday Parade on his blog: http://www.seattlerex.com/live-from-the-macys-parade/

Photos and a video from the Macy’s Star Lighting and Fireworks Show on Seattle Rex: http://www.seattlerex.com/westlake-centers-tree-and-macys-star-lighting/

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