Mark Your Calendars for a Holiday at Pike Place Market
Join Pike Place Market in December for four holiday events fit for the whole family. From holiday caroling to free Santa photos the Market is your one-stop-shop this holiday season.
SEATTLE, Dec 2, 2021 – Join Pike Place Market starting this Friday, December 3rd for month-long holiday activities. There is no place like the Market during the holidays, with decorations across all nine acres and holiday shopping around every corner its impossible not to feel the holiday spirit. To really get us is in the yuletide mode the Market has created four festive events you won’t want to miss.
– Mark Your Calendars! –
35th Annual Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Night
Friday, December 3 from 6pm – 8pm
The Pike Market Senior Center and Food Bank are celebrating 35 years of its annual Figgy Pudding fundraising caroling competition this year! Enjoy an evening of holiday music at the Pike Market Senior Center’s annual Figgy Pudding Caroling Night. Figgy is the annual fundraising event for the Pike Market Senior Center and since its inception, this event has raised over $1 Million for the Pike Place Market’s Senior Center and Food Bank. Traditionally, this event is held in Westlake Center, but this year seven caroling teams will be performing at the Market, under the Public Market Clock & Sign.
This heart-warming tradition attracts nearly 10,000 people every year to enjoy holiday music and has become a holiday tradition for many Seattle locals and families to celebrate the season and community. This is an enchanting event for all ages. Volunteers and Figgy carolers team up to support the Senior Center and Food Bank as they help low-income adults and families experiencing food insecurity, inadequate nutrition, homelessness, social isolation, and lack of opportunity.
Free Santa & Crafty Photos and Special Shopping Offer
Saturday, December 4 – Learn more about this event
Saturday, December 11 – Learn more about this event
Come down to Pike Place Market to get your free holiday photo with Santa and Crafty. Santa is taking a break from the North Pole to visit the Market and he wants to know your holiday wishlist! Santa and Crafty will be under the Clock & Sign on top of our Market Farm Truck. After getting your holiday pic, make it a Market day and cross of everyone on your holiday list with one-of-a-kind shopping. Then rejuvenate with some holiday treats and drinks at any of our Market eateries.
Bonus! On December 4 and 11, when you spend $50 or more at any Market business you can redeem a free Market wrapping paper kit, while supplies last.
Holiday Night Market
Thursday, December 16 from 5pm – 9pm
21+ event. Proof of vaccination is required upon entry.
Step out onto the MarketFront Pavilion for handmade holiday shopping. On this special evening, the open-air Pavilion will turn into a winter wonderland filled with seasonal cocktails, hand-made gifts, food and music. Raise a glass with drink proceeds supporting the Pike Place Market Foundation, and shop intentionally at our hard-working artists who will have special gift items to complete your holiday shopping.
Holiday Lights and Decorations across 9 acres
Keep your holiday tradition alive and experience the magic of the Market during the holidays. Enjoy the Market’s holiday lights and decorations all month long in December as you shop. A great photo op will be on the MarketFront in front of our Winter Wonderland scene, designed by Market Artist Graig Anderson.
Need Some Help with Holiday Shopping?
From stocking stuffers to presents under the tree, the Market is your ultimate holiday helper. To make shopping even easier this year here are six Market holiday gift guides for everyone on your list:
- Time to Decorate! 12 Market Shops to Make Your Home Holiday Ready
- 11 Pike Place Market Gifts for the Stylish Friend on Your Shopping List
- 11 Unique Hostess Gifts from Pike Place Market
- 12 Pike Place Market Gifts for Kids and Teens
- 5 Thoughtful Market Gifts for the Person Who Needs to Relax
- ‘Tis the Season to Indulge: Holiday Food Tour
Before you head to the Market, make your Market itinerary here to maximize your shopping experience.
Parking Has Never Been Easier
Parking is available in the Public Market Parking Garages (Two entrances on Western Ave 1531 Western Ave. and at 1901 Western Ave.), with direct elevator access to the MarketFront and Desimone Bridge entrances to the Market. The garage has over 800 covered parking spots and nine electric charging stations. Details here
- Early Bird Rate Flat $10: Enter one of our below garage entrances by 9 a.m. and exit any time before 9 p.m.
- Evening Rate Flat $5: Enter one of our below garage entrances after 5 p.m. and exit by 2 a.m.
- Low Hourly Rate:$4 per hour up to the first 4 hours
Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority PDA – The nine-acre historic district is maintained and operated by the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority (PDA), a nonprofit public corporation created by the City of Seattle in 1973. The PDA supports the Market’s remarkable community by increasing farm and food retailing opportunities, supporting small and marginal businesses, and providing services for low-income individuals. In addition, PDA helps protect the essence of the Market by preserving, rehabilitating and maintaining the buildings within the Market. http://pikeplacemarket.org/
Please let us know if you are interested in coming on-site to film.
Pike Place Market PDA
Madison Bristol – Marketing and Public Relations Manager
P: (206) 726-8142