Downtown Seattle is the Heart of the Holidays

Nov. 29, 2019–Jan. 1, 2020

The Downtown Seattle Association brings traditional and new festivities to the heart of our city every holiday season. Young or young at heart, there’s something for everyone. 

Our traditional holiday carousel is back in Westlake Park this year to entertain shoppers and visitors. Westlake is also home to a pop-up Holiday Market. Curated by Urban Craft Uprising, rotating vendors sell hand-crafted goods every weekend. And if shopping and spinning makes you hungry, a special holiday food truck is at Westlake Park every day serving sweet and savory treats. On the other end of downtown, Occidental Square is home to a new sparkly tree as Pioneer Square gets spruced up for the holiday season.


2019 Holiday Tree-lighting Celebration

Thanks for coming!

On Friday, Nov. 29 , thousands of spectators gathered at Westlake Park for the annual tree-lighting celebration presented by Alaska Airlines. After the tree lit up, a dusting of snow magically appeared and a spectacular fireworks show lit up the Seattle sky. 

Take a Ride on the Holiday Carousel

Give it a Whirl

Come ride the Holiday Carousel in Westlake Park, where every ticket sold supports DSA’s year-round efforts managing Westlake Park and Occidental Square.

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Shop the Urban Craft Uprising Holiday Market

Find the Perfect Gift

Urban Craft Uprising returns to Westlake Park with local vendors selling hand-crafted goods — from ceramics and candles to chocolate and cards. 

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Holiday Music, DIY Crafts and More at Occidental Square

Celebrate the Season in Pioneer Square

Check out the new 17-foot sparkly holiday tree and other seasonal activations in Occidental Square. Need to tucker out your holiday-hyped kids? Take advantage of the new kids’ playspace!

Scroll down for more details on Occidental Square events in December.

Upcoming Events


Tree Lighting Sponsor

Alaska Airlines

Snowfall Sponsor

5th & Pine


Seattle Parks & Recreation
Metzler Real Estate
Metropolitan Improvement District

Media Partners

Warm 106.9

Interested in partnering with DSA?

For future sponsorship inquiries, contact DSA Senior Sponsorship Manager, Lindsay Clarke.

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