Now in its fourth year, the annual Holidays in Seattle campaign – geared toward helping promote downtown Seattle as an outstanding destination for holiday travel – offers an exciting assortment of holiday happenings from Pioneer Square to Seattle Center. The holiday season begins this November with seasonal favorites like the DSA Holiday Carousel presented by KING 5 benefitting Treehouse; Winterfest Ice Rink; Argosy Christmas Ship festival; and Macy’s Holiday Parade. A full list of events can be accessed here.
For the first time, Holidays in Seattle is partnering with Seattle-based geocaching company GeoTeaming, to offer the Holiday Goosechase, a free holiday mobile-based scavenger hunt. The Holiday Goosechase is a fun new activity designed to get participants out and about in the city to take pictures related to the task on their smartphone, which they then submit for evidence. Images are automatically added to an activity feed for participants to keep track of the leader board. The hunt begins Nov. 23 and runs through Dec. 31 and includes multiple ways to win prizes throughout the week, such as two nights at Hotel Monaco or four passes to the Seattle Great Wheel, among others. Finally, a grand prize winner will be named at the end of the hunt. The GooseChase mobile app can be downloaded for free from Google Play or the iTunes App Store, using the search term “Holidays in Seattle” to join the game.
Visit HolidaysInSeattle.com, facebook.com/seattleholidays and @seattleholidays throughout the season for updates. You’ll also find event and visitor information, travel tips and much more. Also look for the official “Holidays in Seattle” guide in person at the Seattle Visitor Center and Market Information Center and at other retailers in the downtown area. The guide is also available in the December issues of the Seattle Metropolitan and Portland Monthly magazines.
Holidays In Seattle was created to highlight the unique and enriching holiday experience of Seattle’s city center, from Seattle Center to Pioneer Square. The goal of the campaign is to enhance the economic impact of the 2012 holiday season by promoting the diversity and wealth of holiday attractions, events and promotions that make Seattle the premier holiday destination in the Northwest. Campaign organizers hope to expand the campaign in future years
to leverage greater seasonal growth in retail, restaurant, hotel, arts and entertainment and other Seattle business.
Holidays in Seattle is a partnership of the Downtown Seattle Association/Metropolitan Improvement District, Seattle Center and Seattle’s Convention and Visitor Bureau to promote downtown Seattle as your destination for season favorites and new traditions alike.