28th Annual Magic in the Market

Saturday, November 25, 2023

11:00am – 5:30pm

Make It A Market Holiday!

Join us for a magical day at Pike Place Market as we celebrate the holiday season with the 28th Annual Magic in the Market. With a wide range of exciting activities and festive attractions, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Here’s what you can look forward to:

Free Santa Photos (Under the Clock & Sign)
11AM – 4PM
Capture the holiday spirit with a FREE photo with Santa! Visit Santa atop the Market farm truck, surrounded by beautifully adorned gifts and holiday trees. Don’t miss this opportunity to make cherished memories.

Special Shopping Offer (Under the Clock & Sign)
While Supplies Last
Shop at any Market business and spend $50 to receive two limited-edition Pike Place Market wrapping paper rolls as our festive gift to you. Simply bring your receipts to the Event Information Tent, located under the Public Market Center Clock & Sign. Hurry, while supplies last!

21+ Holiday Sip & Savor Tour (Marketwide)
Separate ticket required 
Indulge in the holiday spirit with our 21+ Holiday tasting tour. Explore the Market and savor special holiday beverages and treats at various stops. Separate tickets are required.

Purchase Your Tickets

Crafty’s Handmade Workshop: Elves in Action (MarketFront Pavilion)
Explore the creative side of the Market at Crafty’s Handmade Workshop Showcase. Discover unique handmade items and crafts by talented artisans from the Market community. See our artists in action as they create beautiful works of art right before your eyes!

Print Your Own Handmade Stocking w/ Craft Purchase (MarketFront Pavilion)
Be a part of the holiday magic! Make a $50 craft purchase, show your receipts and print your very own handmade stocking with the help of Santa’s handmade producers. It’s a delightful activity for all ages.
Screen printing by Darras

Glass Ornament Demo (MarketFront)
Watch the enchanting art of glass blowing in action! Market glass artist Gina Karaba will demonstrate her craftsmanship right before your eyes. Visit her tent on the MarketFront and be captivated by the mesmerizing process.

Win Prizes with Our Market Foundation (MarketFront)
Visit the Pike Place Market Foundation booth on the MarketFront for an opportunity to take photos with Santa Pig, donate for a Market Pig Pin, spin the community wheel and enter to WIN a Charitable Market Gift Basket!

Live Holiday Music (Economy Atrium & MarketFront)
STRUM Choral Performance: Enjoy the melodic voices of the STRUM Choral group in the Economy Market (12pm – 2pm).
– Live Holiday Busker Music: Delight in live holiday music at the MarketFront, adding a joyful soundtrack to your day. Look for Tina Atteberry from 11 – 12pm, Lucia Flores-Wiseman from 12:30 – 1:30pm, and Nikhil Gupta from 2 – 3pm.

Free Cookie Decorating (Economy Atrium)
Bring your little ones to our Economy Atrium for a delightful cookie decorating experience. Chef Traci of Atrium Kitchen will provide cookies for kids and their families to decorate. Let your creativity shine!

Fresh Christmas Trees & Wreaths (Pike Place)
Find the perfect fresh Christmas tree and wreaths from Oceanside Nurseries to adorn your home for the holiday season. Make your celebrations truly magical with fresh, fragrant greenery.

Farm Fresh Lane (Pike Place)
Immerse yourself in the Farm Fresh Lane on Pike Place. Savor farm-fresh meals, pick up the finest ingredients, and discover homegrown holiday décor for your festivities.

Lighting Ceremony (Under the Clock & Sign)
5PM – 6PM
Join us for the spectacular Lighting Ceremony! Be part of the magic as Santa leads the countdown to light up the Market. Enjoy a dazzling dance number by the Can Can Culinary Cabaret dancers. Witness the Market’s tree, giant light-up vegetables, reindeer pigs, and Market-wide lights illuminate the Holiday Season. Plus! witness the reveal of this year’s Pike Place Market holiday button.

Join us at Pike Place Market for a day filled with holiday joy and enchantment. We can’t wait to celebrate the magic of the season with you!


Nov 25 2023


11:00 am - 5:30 pm


Pike Place Market
85 Pike Street


Pike Place Market Preservation & Development Authority