Downtown Seattle is the Heart of the Holidays

Each year, DSA brings traditional and new festivities to the heart of our city. In 2018, we rang in the merry season with our annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration, the lighting of the iconic Macy’s star, and fireworks – all at Westlake Park. Our vintage carousel also returned to Westlake.

In addition to time-tested favorites, we brought back the Urban Craft Uprising Holiday Market, featuring rotating vendors each week.

Across downtown in Pioneer Square, a horse-drawn carriage guided riders through the neighborhood on weekends.

Seasonal activities are now packed away, but the cheer will be back before you know it. We can’t wait to celebrate another holiday in downtown with you.


Take a Ride on the DSA Holiday Carousel

Give it a Whirl

Dark winter days were no match for the lights and merriment of DSA’s iconic Holiday Carousel. The classic ride spun in Westlake Park for its 31st year in 2018, delighting nearly 50,000 visitors.


Illumination Station

Dimmer, damper days are here, but so is the Downtown Seattle Association’s latest incandescent art project in Occidental Square.

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