If you’ve been on social media at all in the recent weeks, it’s likely that you know someone who’s been to Enchant Seattle. This Seattle holiday event is in its second year and is drawing tons of people to it once again. This guide will tell you everything you need to know about visiting Enchant Christmas Seattle.
What to Know About Enchant Seattle
Here are several common questions to know about Enchant Christmas Seattle.
When is Enchant Christmas Seattle?
The dates for 2019 are November 22nd-December 29th, so it’s a great event before or after Christmas.
Where Do I Park?
Enchant Seattle is at T-Mobile Park, and you can conveniently park in their parking garage. You can save money by reserving your spot online, and prices are $12 on weekdays or $17 on weekends. You can also purchase parking when it gets there, but it goes up to $20.
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How Do I Buy Tickets?
Tickets can be purchased online. You have to buy the specific day you want as well as the time frame that you’ll come to. For example, you may decide to go on December 21st and enter between the 4-5 pm slot. I appreciated this because it greatly helps with crowd control.
My recommendation if you have kids is to go early on. I got there right at 4 pm and my toddler loved running around the maze before it got too crowded. The later time slots tend to be filled with older adults.
Is Enchant Seattle Indoors?
Yes, this Seattle Christmas event is indoors and the retractable roof is closed. However, the sides are still open. That means you won’t get rained on but it will be cold. The stadium is also extra cold to keep the ice skating rink frozen, so dress extra warm. All of us had on a winter coat and hat when we went.
Are strollers allowed?
Yes, you can bring strollers into the stadium. When you first enter, head to the left of the stairs to take the elevator up. Strollers are allowed in the halls where the food, Santa, and the market is. However you can’t bring them in the maze, so head to the stroller valet (next to the kid zone) to store them for free.
What’s the Diaper Bag Policy?
You can bring a diaper bag full of formula and snacks for your kids. There is also a nursing area available for moms.
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Are Pets Allowed?
Pets are only allowed on Paws n’ Claus day. Make sure to book your tickets in advance for this popular event.
Enchant Seattle Areas
Here are the various sections to expect at Enchant Christmas Seattle.
The Christmas Market is one of the best parts of Enchant Seattle. This is a hall full of local vendors selling items like sports gear, honey, roasted nuts, jewelry, and more. Most of them take credit cards so you don’t have to worry about bringing cash.
If your kid still has energy after taking them through the light maze, head to the Kid Zone. This is located near the top of the stairs after you enter the stadium. There are plenty of obstacles for them to go through and a table for those who want to sit and color.
Ice Skating Trail
Lace-up your skates and head to the ice skating trail! They have ice skates available for rent or you can bring your own if you want. This provides another great place for photos. Ice skating around Christmas is also one of the more romantic things to do in Seattle.
Of course, no holiday event in Seattle would be complete without visiting Santa. You can get professional photos taken here to remember your time at Enchant. I recommend doing this first before the line gets long.
The Maze is easily the most popular attraction at Enchant Christmas Seattle. There is a variety of different light displays that you can walk around that make for the perfect backdrop for photos.
Some of the regular vendors are open like Ivar’s for fish and chips or places to get pizza. I recommend trying the specialty vendors that come in for this event, such as dumplings or cinnamon waffles. There are also fun drinks you can get including alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks in a lightbulb cup that lights up.
Hotels Near Enchant Seattle
Are you traveling to get to Enchant Seattle? Here are a few nearby hotels to check out.
- Silver Cloud Hotel – This hotel is right next to T-Mobile Park, so it’s by far the most convenient. Parking is available for a fee, you’ll have a view of the water, and there’s also a restaurant and bar on the bottom floor for your convenience.
- Best Western Plus Pioneer Square Hotel Downtown – This mid-range hotel is in Pioneer Square, so it’ll be about a 5-minute taxi ride or a 15-minute walk from Enchant. Breakfast is included and suites are available for families.
- Loews Hotel 1000 – This downtown Seattle hotel is one of my favorite places to recommend to visitors. You’ll be close to the waterfront and Pike Place Market, and it’s a luxurious hotel to stay at.