Shun the cooking when you book Seattle Hotels for Christmas and dine out at one of the many eateries for a fabulous dinner without the washing up. A number of restaurants are open for the festivities and no matter if you want something delightfully traditional or fun and alternative there's a place in Seattle to satisfy all the family.
Families seeking a casual Christmas dinner should check out this favorite Seattle hangout. Unsurprisingly, Ray's has a focus on marine-inspired dishes like the surf and turf and king crab cioppino, as well as serving offerings from the regular menu. There are a number of servings between early afternoon and early evening.
The Hotel Sorrento’s Dunbar Room serves a buffet lunch and ticks all the boxes with its crowd-pleasing favorites. Salmon, ham and ribs accompanied by all the trimmings suit all tastes and you can visit the dessert trolley as many times as you like.
This hotel eaterie offers diners an incredible four-course lunch along with spectacular views. Black cod, Moroccan-spiced beef and rib all adorn the menu but the best thing about Six Seven is a post-dinner tipple by one of their spectacular roaring fireplaces.
Seattle isn't short on attractions to explore when you spend the festive season in this fantastic destination. Head to Pike Market Place for a little Christmas shopping before catching a festive performance at the Paramount if you are with the kids and the Tripple Door for something a little more adult.
Each season from late November to early January Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo opens its doors. Visitors can expect numerous illuminated outdoor displays, exhibits, light shows and even a historic carousel. Reindeer and numerous other animals populate the park and there are plenty of stalls selling steaming hot chocolate and Chrismas snacks.
Over 500 merchants come to Pike Place Market every Christmas selling a range of charming crafts and festive trinkets. On selected dates, choirs congregate to perform carols and the tree lighting ceremony is the highlight of the Seattle Christmas calendar.
The gingerbread house at the Sheraton Hotel is quite the spectacle to behold. Almost a ton of icing is used to decorate the ornate creations and while the event is free, a domination to the chosen charity of the staff is very much in keeping with the sentiment of the season.
From catching a festive-themed show to getting your skates on at the Seattle Center indoor ice rink, the city is packed with a plethora of family-friendly things to do when you book Seattle Hotels for Christmas.
The Christmas Ship Festival has become quite the tradition in and around Seattle as the Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship visits a range of localities along the Puget Sound. Carolers sing festive tunes as hawkers sell gingerbread and cider for a truly magical festive experience.
The Seattle Centre makes for a wonderful family day out. It features a model village, a model train and even a free indoor ice rink. After all that festive fun, you can head up the iconic Space Needle for dramatic panoramic views of the city festooned with Christmas lights.
The Georgian at the Fairmont Olympic is the best place in town for a festive afternoon tea. As well as the usual delights, you can expect a few seasonal treats including mince pies and glittery macaroons - the perfect spot to warm up by an open fire.