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Holidays Are Just Getting Started at Pike Place Market
Holiday Magic Continues with Seasonal Events and the Official Pike Place Market Gift Guide
Pike Place Market invites locals and visitors alike to partake in a month-long celebration of holiday joy, community spirit, and seasonal shopping. Check out the exciting events and activities lined up for the remainder of the season.
The Official Pike Place Market Holiday Gift Guide is Here!
Unwrap the magic with Pike Place Market’s 2023 Holiday Gift Guide! From handmade one-of-a-kind treasures and romantic experiences to seasonal treats and gifts for all ages, Pike Place Market is your one-stop shop for everyone this holiday.
Enjoy a 21+ Holiday Sip & Savor Tour During Magic
If you’re looking for an exclusive experience, don’t miss the 21+ Holiday Sip & Savor Tour. During Magic in the Market on November 25, embark on a self-guided journey through Pike Place Market’s hidden gems. Immerse yourself in the enchanting holiday atmosphere as you explore six exceptional businesses, each offering a unique and delectable experience. Tickets for this unique experience are available now, but be quick, they are sure to sell out fast!
The Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank Proudly Presents the 38th Annual Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition
Get ready to sing, cheer, and celebrate the holiday season in the heart of Seattle as The Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank celebrate the 38th Annual Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition. This cherished holiday tradition promises an evening of festive fun on the cobblestones of Pike Place Market. This event is also the largest fundraiser of the year for the Market’s Senior Center and Food Bank.
Magic in the Market Returns to Pike Place Market
The 28th Annual Magic in the Market at Pike Place Market is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever. Join us on Saturday, November 25, 2023, from 11:00am to 5:30pm for a day filled with holiday magic that the whole family will love. And don’t forget to grab your tickets for the exclusive 21+ Holiday Sip & Savor Tasting Tour before they sell out! With a wide range of exciting activities, festive attractions, and the famous Market lighting ceremony, this is an event you won’t want to miss.
Take a Sneak Peak of Our Holiday Gift Guide
This November Pike Place Market will be launching our interactive Holiday Gift Guide, but we just couldn’t wait to share some of our seasonal favorites with you. If you’re eager to kickstart your holiday shopping, look no further than Pike Place Market.
Pike Place Market Celebrates 116 Years with 16 Days of Giveaways
To celebrate our 116th Birthday, Pike Place Market is launching 16 days of Market gift giveaways. Who doesn’t love birthday presents? Well, we think the Market has some of the best birthday presents in Seattle. So for our 116th birthday, we are giving away some amazing Market gifts! We’ve curated a special selection of Market items and are excited to share them with you. Learn more about how you can participate in this celebratory series of giveaways over 16 days, kicking off on our birthday on August 17.
Mee Sum Pastry Celebrating 40th Anniversary with Special Performance
Pike Place Market is gearing up for an unforgettable spectacle as it celebrates the 40th anniversary of Mee Sum Pastry, a beloved gem within the heart of our historic market. On Tuesday, August 8, a traditional dragon and lion dance performance will take center stage right on Pike Place, accompanied by drums. Don’t miss the chance to be part of an event that blends tradition, community, and jubilation!
📅 Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2023
🕒 Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – The performance will take place on Pike Place, starting from the Public Market Clock & Sign at 12:15pm and moving down to their storefront, lasting for about 20min.
📍 Location: Pike Place Market
Pike Place Market Rejuvenates Downtown Seattle with Return of Express Farmers Markets
Pike Place Market’s Express Markets are back, ready to rejuvenate downtown Seattle while offering a convenient option for workday lunches and sourcing the freshest ingredients from local farmers. Our Express Farmers Markets activations are in partnership with three prominent locations: City Hall, First Hill, and South Lake Union. These markets bring the vibrant atmosphere and diverse offerings of Pike Place Market directly to these areas, creating a buzz of activity and fostering a strong sense of community.
At each Express Market, you can expect a curated selection of local farmers and artisanal food vendors offering the freshest produce and delicious treats. It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy a quick, healthy lunch or stock up on essentials during your busy workday.
Celebrating Legacy Market Small Businesses
This month, Pike Place Market is celebrating three very special anniversaries:
- Sosio’s Produce – A local favorite, Sosio’s is celebrating a major milestone at the Market, 80 years! Mike the owner, has been working at the Market for decades and has seen the Market evolve. He’s also the expert in choosing the best produce – Learn more
- Unexpected Productions – To celebrate their 40 year anniversary Unexpected Productions is hosting a week-long improvised performance series from 6/18 – 6/25 – Learn more
- Le Panier – Stop in an enjoy their famous colorful macaroons or sample some delicious pastries to celebrate their 40 year mark – Learn more
Pike Place Market is Nominated for Best Public Market
Pike Place Market has been nominated for USA Today’s 2023 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards for Best Public Market. If you love Pike Place Market be sure to cast your vote. A person can vote once a day for the run of the contest until July 3rd.
Celebrate PRIDE Month at Pike Place Market: 9 Ways to Shop and Honor the LGBTQ+ Community!
As we step into the vibrant and inclusive month of PRIDE, Pike Place Market is excited to share 9 Ways to Shop and Celebrate Pride Month at Pike Place Market! At Pike Place Market, we believe that fostering an inclusive environment is not just a one-month affair but a continuous effort to honor and uplift all individuals. In line with this commitment, we have curated a comprehensive guide to engage visitors while promoting the values of PRIDE. Let us come together and celebrate PRIDE Month at Pike Place Market, where diversity, acceptance, and equality thrive.
Discover Last-Minute Father's Day Gift Ideas at Pike Place Market!
With Father’s Day just around the corner, time is running out for those still on the hunt for the perfect gift to honor and appreciate their dads. At Pike Place Market, we understand the pressure and are thrilled to offer a range of last-minute Father’s Day gift ideas that will make this year’s celebration unforgettable. From extraordinary performances, handmade gifts for him, artisanal products and more there is something for every father figure.
Download the Special Edition Pike Place Market Newspaper, Commemorating the PDA's 50th Anniversary
The PDA is thrilled to unveil a special edition Pike Place Market newspaper to celebrate the PDA’s 50th Anniversary, filled to the brim with historical insights, intriguing Market tales, and fascinating facts that chronicle the Market’s evolution throughout the past five decades. This commemorative newspaper will take you on a captivating journey through the Market’s past, present, and future, shedding light on the people, events, and milestones that have shaped this beloved institution.
Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority Celebrates 50th Anniversary
It’s a momentous occasion as the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority (PDA) celebrates its 50th anniversary. Established in response to the near destruction of the Market in the 1960s, the PDA has been the proud owner and manager of this historic 9-acre Market for five decades. In honor of this significant milestone, the PDA invites Market shoppers and visitors of all ages to join them for a special day of fun-filled activities at Pike Place Market. On June 3 from 11:00am to 4:00pm, Market-goers can immerse themselves in the rich history of Pike Place Market through interactive Market history activities. Discover the Market’s journey and learn about the PDA’s commitment to preserving this iconic landmark. Additionally, there will be engaging kids’ crafts, live music performances, special shopping offers, and chances to win fabulous Market prizes.
20 Things to Do with Mom for Mother’s Day at Pike Place Market
How do you show gratitude to mom? Whether she enjoys shopping together, sharing quality time, or receiving a fresh bouquet of flowers, Pike Place Market has you covered for celebrating moms and all mother figures this Mother’s Day! From gift ideas, delicious meals and memorable experiences learn how you can celebrate that special person in your life with Pike Place Market.
It’s a great weekend to visit as we celebrate our 15th Annual Flower Festival on May 13 – 14.
Learn 5 Ways You Can Support Small Businesses
While Small Business Week is held from April 30 – May 6 you can support small businesses every day at Pike Place Market. Here are some ideas for celebrating small at Pike Place Market:
- Shop at Local Businesses: Pike Place Market is home to over 500 small businesses, including artisan shops, specialty food stores, and handmade crafts. Take a stroll through the market and shop at local businesses to show your support.
- Try Local Cuisine: Pike Place Market is known for its amazing food scene, with plenty of small businesses serving up delicious bites. Take this opportunity to try something new and support local food vendors.
- Attend a Market Event: Pike Place Market hosts various events throughout the year, including cooking classes, food tours, and live music performances. Check the market’s event calendar to see what’s happening during Small Business Week.
- Share Your Experience: Share your experience of shopping and dining at Pike Place Market on social media and tag the businesses you visit. This can help spread the word about the amazing small businesses in the market and encourage others to support them.
- Leave a Review: If you had a great experience at a particular small business in Pike Place Market, leave a positive review online. This can help other shoppers find and support the business.
Pike Place Market Celebrates its 15th Annual Flower Festival during Mother's Day Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, May 13 & 14, 2023
The 15th Annual Flower Festival at Pike Place Market is a celebration of local farmers and the beautiful bouquets they put together every day. This popular event has been taking place over Mother’s Day weekend for the last 15 years. Celebrate the beauty and diversity of flowers in the Pacific Northwest on Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14, plus enjoy a special shopping offer and live busker music on the Market’s farm truck!
Happy 18th Anniversary to Can Can Culinary Cabaret
Pike Place Market’s, Can Can Culinary Cabaret is celebrating their 18th anniversary with a special scavenger hunt! From March 26 – March 30, participants solve riddles to uncover Secret Locations and collect Hole Punches throughout Pike Place Market to be entered to win prizes and one spectacular grand prize…Single-night stay for two (2) at the Thompson Hotel, VIP Tickets for two (2) to Noir – Includes VIP Seats and 3-Course Meal each and $500 Cash Prize + $1,500 Donation to the Pike Place Market Foundation.
Mark Your Calendars for the 26th Annual Daffodil Day
Pike Place Market will celebrate the first day of spring with its 26th Annual Daffodil Day on Monday, March 20, a community event that brings together people of all ages to enjoy the beauty of the season and support the Market’s local flower farmers. This year visitors will be able to wander through the Market’s sea of daffodils under the Clock & Sign and select two daffodils to bring home, while supplies last. Visitors will get to choose from a variety of daffodil species, plus take home a digital photo with their new stems.
Pike Place Market Celebrates Our Women-Owned Businesses
Pike Place Market is proud to announce that over 50% of our businesses are owned or co-owned by women. Today, there are over 250 women-owned businesses operating within the market, including shops, restaurants, and artisanal food vendors. Our community of women-owned businesses each has their own unique story and offerings. From handmade crafts to artisanal food and drink, these women entrepreneurs have put their hearts and souls into their businesses, and their passion shines through in everything they do. The Market is proud to continue uplifting its diverse community of women-owned businesses, which are made up of long-time locals, multi-generational immigrant families, and young aspiring entrepreneurs, among many others.
Chukar Cherries is a Finalist for 2023 Good Food Awards
Chukar Cherries’ Organic Rainier Cherries have moved on to the finals in the prestigious 2023 Good Food Awards. Hosted by the Good Food Foundation, the awards are based on both quality and sustainability. Organically grown by Inland Northwest farmers and dried on-site in Prosser—Chukar’s Organic Rainiers excel on both accounts. 2023 marks the 13th year of the Good Food Awards. Each year, judges evaluate over 2000 entries via blind tasting. Fifteen winners are chosen in each specialty food category—showcasing the best sustainably-produced foods available in the USA. In 2022, Chukar’s Organic Chocolate Tart Cherries made it into the finals in the chocolate category.
Support Market Black-Owned Businesses during Black History Month
February is Black History Month! As we celebrate and uplift the history of Black Americans, we invite you to explore the Black-owned businesses that call Pike Place Market home. This remarkable group has been an integral part of the Pike Place Market community for many years, making major contributions to its vibrant and thriving atmosphere. From artisanal food makers to local craftspeople, these entrepreneurs bring a unique blend of passion, creativity, and expertise to the Market.
Calling all Locals! Win Prizes with the Energize Your WorkWeek Contest during Local Celebration Month
As we welcome a cooler and calmer season at Pike Place Market, we know this is a great time for our local shoppers and neighbors to enjoy it outside of the usual hustle and bustle. We’d love to see what makes your Market Day the local’s way. Visit us throughout February and capture how you eat, shop, meet, and rejuvenate in our historic district. Share photos of your experience or your receipts with us for a chance to win a range of Market prizes, including a special GRAND prize experience!
The 2023 Market Events Calendar is Live!
Pike Place Market has curated an exceptional lineup of Marketwide events this year that you won’t want to miss. With signature events like Daffodil Day, Flower Festival and Magic in the Market and new celebrations, you’ll find unique experiences at the Market all year round. In addition to our year-round events, Pike Place Market works with partners like the Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank and the Pike Place Market Foundation to play host to their fantastic fundraising events.
We're Celebrating Our LOCALS!
On January 28, Pike Place Market is thanking those who shop at local businesses, eat local foods, and support our Market community every week, every month, and every year. As a thank you, Market shoppers will enjoy live music and a special shopping offer from 11am – 4pm. This special event is the kick-off to our month-long Local Appreciation in February.
A Year In Review: Pike Place Market Celebrates 2022
This year brought us many joys at Pike Place Market. We welcomed many new businesses, commemorated milestones met by others, and celebrated with our special community throughout every season.
Pike Place Market Restaurants are Open for NYE
What better way to enjoy the holidays and ring in 2023 than at Pike Place Market? We rounded up the Market restaurants open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, and special menus or other festivities they may be offering. Check with each restaurant below and make sure you make your New Year’s Eve dinner reservation early.
The Market's Can Can Is Nominated in the 2022 Broadway World Seattle Awards
Voting is now open for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards! The Market’s fabulous Can Can Culinary Cabaret has been nominated for FIVE 2022 Broadway World Seattle Awards. The 2022 Regional Awards honor regional productions, touring shows, and more. This year the BroadwayWorld Regional Awards are bigger and better than ever, including over 100 cities across America, Canada, Central and South America, Europe, and Asia.
Unique Ways to Support Small Businesses
Did you know? Ventures Marketplace is a part of a nonprofit that helps individuals with limited resources and unlimited potential start and maintain their businesses. When you shop at this Market business you are also directly supporting small business entrepreneurs. Right now check out their Summer Fun Gift Box filled with hand-crafted goods.
Pike Place Market Launches Interactive Market Map
Pike Place Market has just launched an interactive Market map. Explore Pike Place Market in a whole new way with our NEW interactive Market Map! This map gives you point-to-point directions offering a pathway to your destination throughout each level of the 9-acre Market.
Introducing the Pike Place Market Gift Card
Pike Place Market is excited to announce the launch of the official Pike Place Market gift card, a community-based digital gift card that makes it fun and easy to shop local and support small businesses. The Pike Place Market gift card works only at Market businesses and can be used at any participating business. The gift card is now available to send electronically (download or email) on the new Pike Place Market website, PikePlaceMarket.org.
Pike Place Market Launches Brand New Website
Pike Place Market is proud to announce the launch of a brand new website packed with new features, mobility-friendly capabilities and a fresh, clean design that is easy to navigate. This new website is a consumer’s one-stop-shop to learn about everything that is Pike Place Market. Planning your next trip to the Market has never been easier with a new directory, Market Day Planner and more! Email [email protected] to learn more about the new website capabilities.
Pike Place Market is the Expert in Fresh Produce and Ingredients
For over 100 years, Pike Place Market has been the expert in fresh shopping. Since its inception in 1907 a major part of the Market has been produce. In fact, the Market started in part due to the increase in prices of onions. Some Market vendors have been selling at the Market for 60+ years with generations of families working at the stands. So why should someone shop at a highstall versus a traditional grocery store? Email [email protected] to learn more about Market highstalls.
- Pike Place Market Hosts Annual Glass Artist Showcase Event for Refract – Learn More
- Celebrate Fall at Pike Place Market’s Harvest Festival – Learn More
- Pike Place Market Celebrates 115 Years! – Learn More
- Explore 20+ Outdoor Dining Options at Pike Place Market – Email [email protected] to learn about the Market’s dining options.
- Shop with Intention this Earth Day and Everyday with Pike Place Market – Learn More
- Pike Place Market Has Partnered with Bloodworks NW for the Savor Life, Save a Life Campaign – Learn More
- Pike Place Market Welcomes Moroccan Restaurant, SHAMA! – Learn More
- Pike Place Market Celebrates its Women-Run Business Community – Email [email protected] to learn about the Market’s female entrepreneurs
- Freya Bakery & Cafe Opens on Western Ave – Learn More
- Pike Place Market Celebrates Proclamation Day – Learn More
- Small-Batch Tortillería & Eatery Opens at Pike Place Market – Learn More