If you’re looking to kick off the holidays on Friday, check out the Seattle Center Winterfest activities – they are numerous, so not listed individually below. Additional events are listed below, and traffic-wise, Metro is on a reduced schedule and there are plenty of events that will impact your travels around Queen Anne and downtown. So, plan ahead and enjoy the many events over the long weekend!
Weekend Traffic Impacts:
Aurora Bridge: Bridge reduced to one lane in each direction and the Fremont Way N southbound on-ramp to the Aurora Bridge will be closed, Sunday through Thursday nights (9am-5am) through mid-December
Metro: Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov 22, Metro will operate a Sunday schedule; on Friday, Nov 23, Metro will operate reduced weekday service. Sunday, Nov 25 expect slight route revisions due to Seattle Marathon route.
I-5: Saturday, Nov 24, southbound Union Street I-5 off-ramp closed from 8:30-10:30am; other downtown exits will experience heavy traffic due to the annual Macy’s Holiday Parade beginning at 9am.
Mercer: Sunday, Nov 25, the Seattle Marathon will go through the Mercer Corridor Project area with temporary lane closures 7am-4pm including: Republican from Eastlake Ave E to Dexter Ave N and Fairview Ave N from Harrison to Mercer St
Additional Seattle Marathon Traffic Impacts: Sunday, Nov 25, I-90 express lanes closed to all traffic 3:45-11:15am; I-5 express lanes closed until 9am; northbound I-5 off-ramp to Lakeview Boulevard closed 7am-4pm; westbound 520 exit to E. Roanoke Street closed 7am-3pm
etsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show, McCaw Hall, Friday, Nov 23 – Saturday, Nov 24
TurkeyDay, November 22 – Happy Thanksgiving!
Seattle Turkey Trot, Green Lake Park, 8:30am
Friday, November 23
Seattle Center Winterfest, Nov 23-Jan6
Macy’s Holiday Parade, 9 am – parade route: begins at 7th and Pine, west down Pine to 5th, south on 5th to University, west on University to 4th, and north on 4th to Macy’s
Westlake Center’s 24th Annual Tree Lighting Celebration, Westlake Center Plaza, 5pm
ACT’s Production of A Christmas Carol, opens Nov 23, runs through Dec 30
SIFF Uptown New & Continuing Films: Argo, Life of Pi, Café de Flore,
Saturday, November 24
Small Business Saturday, Shop Small & Local at our Queen Anne merchants, all day!
Queen Anne Helpline and Boy Scouts Troop 72 Christmas Tree Lot, Upper QA Safeway, 9am-9pm Saturdays, Monday – Thursday 2-8pm, Sundays 9am-8pm
Give Thanks, Give Blood, Sponsored by Queen Anne Boy Scout Troop 70, Queen Anne United Methodist Church (next to QA Library), 9-3pm
Holiday Lights @ Lake Union Park, Historic Ships Wharf and The Center for Wooden Boats, 860 Terry Ave N, 1pm-8pm, FREE (donations gratefully accepted)
Trans-Siberian Orchestra, “The Lost Christmas Eve”, KeyArena, 3pm and 8pm
Sunday, November 25
Seattle Marathon, starts at Seattle Center/EMP, 7:30am Walk, 8:15 Run
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