Downtown Seattle is a must see during the month of December.
- Gingerbread Village at the Sheraton
- Stay at or visit the Fairmont Olympic Hotel…beautifully decorated for the season
- Viewing of the bright star on the Macy’s store
- Get a coffee or hot cocoa at the 2nd busiest Starbucks on the North American continent (corner of Pine and 4th)
- Shop, view the decor in the window displays
- see a musical at the 5th Avenue theatre… like Cinderella (we did!)
- See the snow fall at Pacific Place, nightly at 6 pm
- grab a bite…plenty of options. We stopped at pnk Restaurant & Ultra Lounge this year, located at Pacific Place. Ambitious but missed the mark. The calamari gets a thumbs up.
- Pike Place Market
- And what fun “tourist” event was enjoyed? the Ride the Ducks Holiday Lights Tour:
Ride the Ducks of Seattle, known for a tour of Seattle by amphibious landing craft, does a Holiday Lights Tour during the holiday season. Go with a participatory attitude and you’ll likely have a good time. Meg “Nog” was our wacky driver. The music played was a mix of fun holiday music, 1999 by Prince, and what really made it for me was the Rock N Roll All Night (and party every day) by KISS – Whoo Hoo! Awesome! They provided warm blankets, bell ringers, and a duck quacker to add to the festive ride. Bundle up. It is a short tour (30 minutes) and would suggest that they could go to/around the Seattle Center/Space Needle for more “lights”. Find a coupon. If you want more Seattle history and landmark discussion, take the regular tour. It was a fun addition to the season. http://ridetheducksofseattle.com/
See the December 4, 2010 post for more fun things to do during the holiday season.