Along with the usual hum of activity, including fish throwing, street performances by Pike Place Market Buskers, plenty of street food, handmade crafts, and lively farmers market vendors, check out these special events that are sure to put you in the holiday mood.
Annual Market Foundation Giving Tree
The Annual Market Foundation Giving Tree is decorated with holiday wishes from low-income members of the Market community. The tree is located in the DownUnder, between Hands of the World international bazaar and Market Magic. The Giving Tree benefits low-income Market residents, as well as clients of the Pike Market Senior Center, Medical Clinic, Food Bank, and Childcare and Preschool. Stop by and share the spirit of the holiday season by selecting a wish or two to fulfill.
Park for free at Pike Place Market Saturdays in December
Santa has a parking deal for shoppers at the Pike Place Market this December! From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Saturday now through New Year’s Day (except Christmas Day when the Market is closed), shoppers can park for free in the Public Market Parking Garage at 1531 Western Avenue if they buy at least $35 worth of merchandise from Pike Place Market merchants. To get the free parking pass, purchase a minimum of $35 in merchandise from Pike Place Market merchants, farmers, or craftspeople, and ask for receipts. When you are done shopping for the day, take the receipts totaling to the Information Booth for validation and to get a free parking pass. The Information Booth is located on the south end of the market on Pike, between First Avenue and Rachel the Pig. The pass is good for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. that Saturday only, one per customer. The Public Market Parking Garage has two entrances, one on Western next to the tattoo shop, and a second entrance on Alaskan Way across from the Seattle Aquarium.
See A(n Improvised) Christmas Carol at Market Theatre
Unexpected Productions combines the familiar framework of Dicken’s A Christmas Carol as it might have been written with a little help from the audience. The fate of characters and the direction of the story are open to audience. Help decide what Tiny Tim suffers from and whether or not Scrooge changes at the end! A(n Improvised) Christmas Carol runs through December 23 at the Market Theatre, 1428 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101. Performances are offered on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8:30 pm and Sunday at 7:00 pm, with special shows Tuesday through Thursday, December 21-23. Tickets for A(n Improvised) Carol are available through brownpapertickets.com. PARKING IS FREE after 6pm on the street on weekdays and all day on Sundays. After 5pm, $3.00 COVERED PARKING is available at the Public Market Parking Garage at 1531 Western Avenue. VALET PARKING is also available in the Market most evenings.
Holiday shopping at Pike Place Market in Seattle is a great way to keep your dollars in the local economy and help everyone to have a warm and wonderful holiday. With all of the usual fun at the market, from fish throwing to street performancers to plenty of great foodand gifts, Pike Place Market gets you in the holiday mood.