Holidays at the Center Features a Festive Mix of In-Person and Virtual Events, Experiences and Activities

During this spirited and festive time at Seattle Center, venues across the grounds welcome visitors with holiday cheer, programming and decoration. Twinkling tree lights, provided by Climate Pledge Arena, line campus pathways to accompany colorful lighting on buildings and grounds, and many parts of the campus are resuming in-person events, with… [ Keep reading ]

WINTER TRAIN & VILLAGE

This treasured mainstay of Seattle Center Winterfest, Nov. 26 – Dec. 31, in Seattle Center Armory and on the grounds, boasts a rich history dating back to the 1950s. The tradition began when three model train enthusiasts built an electric train set from 24-volt airplane motors that travelled through a… [ Keep reading ]

Virtual Festál 2021 Offers Outstanding Cultural Digital Content

Links below will open new windows. The 2021 Virtual Festál series has amassed an outstanding collection of digital content featuring cultural performances, presentations, panels discussions, streaming videos, cooking demonstrations and more. Festival information and digital links are available at http://www.seattlecenter.com/events/featured-events/festal. Seattle Center Festál highlights the history, arts, traditions, heritage and contemporary… [ Keep reading ]

Artists at the Center Offers New Arts and Culture Experiences at Seattle Center

Links below will open new windows. A year-long slate of performances featuring up and coming artists to celebrate the opening of Climate Pledge Arena launches this month. Seattle Center, the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Climate Pledge Arena, Uptown Arts & Culture Coalition, and Seattle Kraken have partnered… [ Keep reading ]

Did You Know?

Now that the dust has settled on the opening of Climate Pledge Arena, we’d like to offer a look back on redevelopment of this historic building. The Arena began its life as Washington State Pavilion (WSP), built for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. It reopened a couple years later as… [ Keep reading ]

Did You Know?

This is as much a reminder as a “did you know.” With all the well-deserved buzz around the opening of Climate Pledge Arena, it might be easy to overlook all the other AMAZING activities happening across the grounds this month. Start with Seattle Center Sculpture Walk. It includes 4 art… [ Keep reading ]

Did You Know?

The past couple weeks have been pivotal and profound for Seattle Center. Not only did one of our most acclaimed resident organizations, Seattle Opera, return to the stage with a live production of La bohème, we also welcomed a new ‘family’ member as Climate Pledge Arena opened its doors to… [ Keep reading ]

Hmong New Year Celebration Highlights the Harvest, Honors Ancestors and Anticipates New

Seattle Center Festál: Seattle Hmong New Year 2021, 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6, gives thanks at the end of the harvest season and honors ancestors with a celebration of traditional music, dance, poetry, food and fashion. The virtual festival streams on Facebook and YouTube. This final festival in the 2021… [ Keep reading ]

New Travel Options: Walk – Bike – Roll or Take Transit to the new Climate Pledge Arena at Seattle Center

The brand new Climate Pledge Arena opens this week. Learn about a range of travel opens to reach the arena by walking, biking, rolling, taking transit, or driving, and what to know before you go. Links below will open new windows. Summary: Walk, bike, or roll to the next Climate… [ Keep reading ]

A Hybrid Dia de Muertos Festival Seattle Remembers and Celebrates the Departed

A Hybrid Dia de Muertos Festival Seattle Remembers and Celebrates the Departed Links below will open new web pages. Seattle Center Festál: Dia de Muertos Festival Seattle, streaming at 12 noon on Sunday, Oct. 31, presents traditional dances, pre-Columbian music and a lecture by archeologist Lorena Medina, who will… [ Keep reading ]