10 Holiday Experiences at Pike Place Market
Looking to set up a fun date night out with loved ones or share a fun activity to entertain while the family is in town? Head to our historic Pike Place Market for the best things to do in Seattle for the holidays!
Whether you’re a foodie, enjoy live music, comedy, or want a day or night on the town, Pike Place Market is your destination for great holiday events in Seattle.
Scroll down to view our gift guide recommendations for both adults and family-friendly experiences! View our full gift guide here.
Need a last-minute gift and can’t decide between all of the Market’s options? Fear not, we have a gift card! Recipients can shop 75+ participating Market businesses with one simple digital card.
Date Night / 21+ Night Out
Can Can Culinary Cabaret
“Wonderland” | Dec. 1 – Jan. 8, 2023
Catch a performance full of glittering cheer and whimsy at Can Can’s annual winter spectacular, Wonderland. Relish in top-notch singing and costumed artistry while enjoying delicious bites and craft beverages. A glittering parade of nostalgia with dance, song, laughter, and all the cheer of yesteryear, this carnival of merriment is sure to be an evening to remember for friends and loved ones.
Gift Idea: VIP Dinner & a Show, $150
Christmas Dinner Series
For a special intimate experience, don’t miss the annual Le Igloo Noel tasting dinner series! Indulge in a curated 4-course, authentic French menu while cozied up in your personal heated igloo overlooking the Puget Sound. Menu to be announced closer to December, check their website for the latest updates!
Gift Idea: 4-Course Christmas Dinner ($130 each)
Shop from a selection of local wines sourced out of central Washington. Share flights in the tasting room in the DownUnder, and take a bottle of your favorite home to gift the host of your next potluck!
Gift Idea: White Heron Cellars Wine ($25)
Rabbit Box Theatre
Step into this new events venue for a holiday-themed showcase on December 17 from 6 – 11:30pm. Acts include carolers, vaudeville, comedy acts, and more. The latest destination for Market entertainment and nightlife, it’s sure to become a date night and live music fan favorite!
Gift Idea: “Christmas Mishap” Event Tickets ($20 each)
Improv Comedy Shows
“A(n Improvised) Christmas Carol” | Nov. 25 – Dec. 23, Varied Times
Stop by the Market Theatre for laughs and merriment with An Improvised Christmas Carol — fun twists on the timeless tale. Each night is a new version with talented improv actors and audience-driven narratives. Enjoy creating your own holiday classic!
Gift Idea: “A(n Improvised) Christmas Carol” Tickets ($20 each online, $25 at the door)
This 36-year tradition is coming home to bring holiday cheer to Pike Place! More than a dozen caroling groups will battle it in an effort to raise $1 million in funds for the Pike Market Senior Center and Food Bank.
Experience incredible performances, special holiday shopping, warm seasonal beverages and treats, and the festively lit joy of Pike Place Market during the holidays!
Magic in the Market
There is no place more magical than Pike Place Market during the holidays. Bring the whole family to experience it! Meet Santa, explore the handmade holiday showcase, sip eggnog, decorate cookies and make crafts with the kids, while shopping for everyone on your list. Enjoy a festive day that leads up to the dazzling Market lighting ceremony at 5pm. This is a tradition you won’t want to miss!
Gift Tip: Shop the entire Market to spend $50 or more and pick up free wrapping paper to package all your gifts!
Over the Line Art
Take a seat while shopping the DownUnder and get a character portrait drawn of you and and your friends or family! Memorialize your visit at Pike Place Market with a fun sketch that captures the real and fantastical. Whether you love superheroes, royalty, or mythical creatures, you can request it any way you like it!
Gift Ideas: Portrait Drawing ($17-36)
Free Santa Photos
Pike Place Market
Santa is taking a break from the North Pole to visit the Market and wants to know your wish list! Get your free holiday photo and make it a Market Day to cross off everyone you’re shopping for this year. Spend $50 or more at Market businesses and take home a special bonus gift! *While supplies last.
Holiday Shopping Bazaar
Rabbit Box Theatre
Shop the Charlie Brown Christmas Bizarre! For two weekends, The Rabbit Box will transform into a holiday bazaar featuring selected works by unique crafters, makers, and artists. Enjoy live music and food while you shop! Event will run December 9 – 11 & 16 – 18, 12 – 5pm.
Explore the 2022 Pike Place Market Holiday Gift
Click on the links below to read all of our holiday gift guide recommendations.