Winterfest starts Friday

Posted on November 21st, 2011 by Laura Fonda


Not a lot compares to ice skating during Winterfest at the Seattle Center while Vince Guaraldi’s “Skating” from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” plays sweetly in the tinny speakers overhead. But there are plenty of other things to do at this year’s fest.

• Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra & Opening Ceremony, Friday, Nov. 25, 12:30 p.m. in Center House

• Black Nativity’s Total Experience Gospel Choir, Saturday, Nov. 26, 12:30 p.m. in Center House

• Garfield High School Jazz Band, Sunday, Nov. 27, 12:30 p.m. in Center House.

Winter Train & Village, Nov. 25 – Dec. 29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in Center House.

• Sharing Gift Box, Nov. 25 – Dec. 18, Varied in Center House.

• Winterfest Ice Rink, Nov. 25 – Jan. 1, 2012, Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. ● Fisher Pavilion; Admission: $7 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, $2 children ages 5 and under. Includes skate rental. Cash only. Dec 24 closes 4 p.m., Dec 25 closed, Dec 31 closes at 11:30 p.m.

• Dicken’s Carolers, Nov. 25 – Dec. 23, varied times ● Center House and Seattle Center grounds

• Ice Sculpting, Saturdays, Nov. 26; Dec. 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, 12 p.m.-2 p.m. ● Outside of Fisher Pavilion

For more information on Seattle Center Winterfest, visit www.seattlecenter.com or call 206 684-7200.


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