Seattle Center Winterfest 2021 features variety of holiday festivities

Seattle Center invites residents to celebrate the holiday season at Seattle Center Winterfest, which takes place through Dec. 31, virtually at www.seattlecenter/winterfest and in-person at Seattle Center.

Winter Train & Village

Explore a 40-foot-long, turn-of-the-century model train and wintery miniature village from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily inside the Armory Food & Event Hall. Visitors may pick up an entry sheet at the village train station and look for clues in a challenging scavenger hunt. Donations are accepted to keep the train operating.

Seattle Center Luminata

Twinkling tree lights line pathways to complement colorful lighting on campus buildings and grounds. The illumination, provided by Climate Pledge Arena, includes a special International Fountain light and music show at 6 p.m. daily through Jan. 1, 2022.

Awesome Exhibition

This interactive exhibit of LEGO® models features 38 large-scale LEGO® creations incorporating nearly 1 million LEGO® bricks. The exhibit, through Jan. 16, 2022, in Fisher Pavilion, includes an 8-foot-tall, 660-pound Orca, the world’s first life-sized LEGO® brick Harley-Davidson and a NASA SLS rocket almost 25 feet high. Learn more and purchase tickets at

Weekly Ice Sculpting

Watch a world class sculptor at work in creation of original ice art from noon to 2 p.m. Saturdays, to Dec. 18, on Fisher Green. Master carvers Chan Kitburi and Janson Iwakami will shape ice into seasonal and holiday-themed sculptures.

Weekend Armory Mainstage Performances

The Armory Mainstage hosts professional live entertainment midday on Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 26, excluding Dec. 25. Performances include choral music, jazz and rock bands, dance, acrobatics and a variety of family-themed entertainment.

New Year’s Eve Celebration

The premier cover band Groove Nation performs a four-hour set on the Armory mainstage, from 8 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. Outside, Fountain of Light at International Fountain features DJ Arson Nicki accompanied by a video artist who projects images onto the fountain waters, from 10 p.m. to midnight.

All activities are subject to change. Masks are required for anyone (age 5+) inside Seattle Center buildings and at outdoor events of 500 or more, where proof of vaccination verification or recent negative COVID-19 test may be required.