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Published on : Wednesday, November 23, 2016
As the countdown to the holidays begins, Four Seasons Hotel Seattle has curated a list of activities to consider this season. Located in downtown Seattle next to Pike Place Market and Seattle Art Museum, Four Seasons Hotel Seattle is the perfect home for the holidays, just steps away from all the city has to offer or an elevator away from grand events within the Hotel:
1. Magic in the Market: The annual Macy’s Holiday Parade and Star Lighting on November 25, 2016 is a Seattle tradition, but for those looking for an alternative, shop for the holidays in the especially festive atmosphere of Pike Place Market. On November 26, enjoy performances by STRUM ukulele band and caroling choirs under the Market clock or select a holiday tree and wreaths from local farmers. Santa leads the countdown to the tree lighting at 5:00 pm.
2. No lines equal no stress photos with Santa: Holiday photos with Santa have never been easier. Family and loved ones can enjoy a relaxing breakfast overlooking Elliott Bay and one complimentary photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Breakfast with Santa at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle includes an eggs Benedict station, waffles, biscuits and gravy, pastries, fresh smoothie shooters, and a hot chocolate and cider station. Enjoy bottomless Bloody Marys or Mimosas for USD 15 per adult.
3. View holiday lights from above: The city will be twinkling with holiday lights and what better way to view it all than from above? The Seattle Great Wheel, Space Needle and the Smith Tower Observation Deck all have breathtaking panoramic views of Mt. Rainier, the Olympic and Cascade Mountain ranges, Safeco Field and downtown skyline.
4. The ultimate relaxation: The holidays can be stressful. Relieve the tension with the ultimate massage treatment from The Spa at Four Seasons. Or get ready for the holiday parties with new nail colours from Smith & Cult and an Oxygen Facial.
5. Family festive fun: Bring the entire family to Westlake Park and experience the illuminated whirling and twirling tradition of the holiday carousel, which benefits the work of the Downtown Seattle Association and Treehouse, a local nonprofit organisation dedicated to giving foster kids a childhood and a future.
6. Shop then drop: Seattle is filled with great boutique shops, as well as world-class brands. For those in need of a shopping escape, the Suite Sunsets package at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle is the perfect getaway. Not only does the package include overnight accommodations, it also includes a USD 100 gift card to Nordstrom for stays through January 31, 2017.
7. Host an alternative holiday get-together: Gather friends for a unique holiday celebration with the Trust the Chef tasting, a fun, stress-free way to close out the year. Leave everything up to Chef Joe Ritchie and the culinary team at Goldfinch Tavern, where dish after dish of seasonal favourites is shared for a true Ethan Stowell Restaurants tasting experience.
8. Seasonal songs to lift the spirit: Benaroya Hall and Seattle Symphony are home to some of the areas best holiday events, from Silver & Soul, SMC’s signature holiday concert and Christmas traditions to Holiday Pops and Handel’s Messiah. Located one block from the Hotel, take a leisurely stroll to these popular cultural venues.
9. Holiday dining made easy: Impress the family this holiday season with reservations for a Christmas Day meal at Goldfinch Tavern. Or toast to the New Year with someone special with an over-the-top, four-course feast-style menu in Goldfinch Tavern. Enjoy sweeping views of Elliott Bay, while the team makes it a night to remember.
10. Get fit for a cause: Seattle’s Jingle Bell Run/Walk is on December 11, 2016 and runners wear holiday-themed costume and tie jingle bells to their shoelaces. The 5k benefits the Arthritis Foundation, and kids can participate with the 1K Run with the elves.