Whirl around the indoor ice, stroll beneath the sparkling tree lights, control the switches on the Centerville train and take in the holidays. Festive, fun-filled entertainment abounds at Seattle Center Winterfest now through Jan. 6, 2013 including live music and a dazzling New Year's Eve fireworks display.
The newly renovated Seattle Center Armory, festively decorated for the season, serves as a festival hub. Here you will find the Winter Train & Village, live entertainment, warm roasted nuts and other fine edibles at 14 Armory food merchants. Outside, the colorful light display of Luminata sponsored by T-Mobile leads to Fisher Pavilion and Winterfest Ice Rink.
Here is a list of remaining acitvities at Seattle Center Winterfest; and look online at www.seattlecenter.com/winterfest for a complete list of Winterfest Student Showcase. Activities are offered free-of-charge, unless noted otherwise.
Winterfest Ice Rink, through Jan. 6, 2013, Fisher Pavilion. Closes at 4 p.m. on Dec. 24; closed on Dec. 25; closes at 11:30 p.m. on Dec. 31. Admission includes skate rental: $7 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, and $2 children ages 5 and under. Cash only.www.seattlecenter.com for hours.
Winter Train & Village, view the train, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. through Jan. 6, 2013, Seattle Center Armory/Center House. Special hours to control the model train: 10:30 am – 12 noon, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. daily. $2 suggested donation. Closes at 4 p.m. on Dec. 24; closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. www.seattlecenter.com.
Winterfest Student Showcases, Nov. 26 – Jan. 6, 2013, varied times, Armory. Public and private school students provide seasonal entertainment and share their artistic accomplishments with family, friends and the public. www.seattlecenter.com for a showcase schedule.
Ice Sculpting, Saturdays, 12 noon, Dec. 8, 15, 22 and 29, Outside Fisher Pavilion.
The Magic of the Moment: PTSA Reflections, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Dec. 10 – 31, Harrison Street Gallery, 3rd Floor, Armory. The exhibit features selected artwork of Seattle Public School students created within a theme of "The Magic of the Moment."www.seattlecouncilptsa.org.
WEEKEND OF DEC. 15
Bailadores de Bronce, 12:30 p.m., Dec. 15, Armory. Breaking down cultural barriers and building bridges through Mexican folkloric dances. www.bailadoresdebronce.org.