Every year, Seattle dazzles families with a variety of Christmas light shows, but a whole new experience is coming to town this year along with the big guy in red himself. From November 23 to December 30, Safeco Field will be transformed into Enchant Christmas, an immersive holiday experience featuring the world’s largest light maze, an ice skating trail, live entertainment, holiday shops and even snow! Scroll down for the important deets and get ready to put this magical experience on your family’s holiday must-do list.
The Great Search
Based on an original story, The Great Search, Safeco Field’s outfield will be transformed into the world’s largest Christmas light maze. Yep, that’s right! After a terrible snowstorm hits the North Pole, Santa wakes to find all of his reindeer are lost inside Enchant, a hidden pocket of visible magic. Your task is to help locate all nine of Santa’s missing reindeer. Ready, set, go!
The Ice Skating Trail
Unlike a traditional ice skating rink, Enchant Christmas will feature a “magical” Ice Skating Trail decorated with sparkly light sculptures. Ice skates will be available on-site to rent (from elf to adult) or you can bring your own as long as they are covered with skate guards and are carried in a clear, plastic bag.
Santa, Mrs. Claus & Other Fun Stuff
No Christmas holiday celebration would be complete without the big guy himself. Everyone is encouraged to get their picture taken with Santa and tell him their Christmas wishes. Then, curl up for a special story time about the North Pole with Mrs. Claus. Over on the Main Stage, a variety of local musicians will be performing nightly and lots of holiday-themed food and beverages will be on hand to warm up your troupe. Psst…don’t forget to bring a little extra money in case you find the perfect last-minute gift for Aunt Edna at the Enchant Christmas Market featuring over 90 market stalls selling a variety of wares. And no need to worry if the weather is frightful outside, because it will always be delightful inside as the stadium’s roof will be closed during the entire event.
Enchant Christmas will be held Nov. 23 through Dec. 30, 2018 and yes, it will even be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Note: Enchant Christmas will be closed on Nov. 26, Dec. 3 & Dec. 10.
While tickets will be available to purchase at the on-site ticket booth, it is highly recommended that you purchase your tickets online ahead of time as they could run out on the date you choose to attend.
Pre-paid arking at the Safeco Field Garage can be added for $10 to $15 when you purchase your tickets online. Prices for parking at the event will be higher (ranging between $15 and $30) and will depend on availability. Pre-sale parking will not be available on Dec. 2, 23 or 30 because these are Seahawk game days.
There is bag policy. All backpacks that are 16″x11″x4″ or smaller will be permitted. All tote bags and purses must be 16″x16″x8″ or smaller and are subject to search by Security Staff. Enchant will make accommodations for diaper bags as well as any medical baggage needed. Please note, all bags will be subject to search.
Your visit with Santa is free with admission and there is no need for additional reservations. Best part? You are allowed to take photos with your own camera (can you say holiday card?), but Enchant will also have a professional photographer available with fun, seasonal photo packages for purchase.
Outside food and beverages are not permitted inside Enchant. However, infant formula or milk will be permitted into the event.
Your ticket to Enchant Christmas includes full access to the event, including the Christmas Light Maze, the Artisan Market, Santa’s Workshop, story time with Mrs. Claus, live entertainment and access to food and beverage vendors. Water fountains will be available throughout the venue at all times as well.
$21.99/Kids (4-13); $29.99/Adults (14-64); $21.99/Seniors (65+); $26.99/Military, Students & Emergency Service Personnel; $79.99/Family (2 Adults + 2 Kids); 3 & under Free
$23.99/Kids (4-13); $32.99/Adults (14-64); $23.99/Seniors (65+); $29.99/Military, Students & Emergency Service Personnel; $89.99/Family (2 Adults + 2 Kids); 3 & under Free
If you really want to rock your kids’ holiday world, spring for the VIP Tickets which include exclusive access into the event and World’s Largest Christmas Light Maze (think of it as your express pass for avoiding the lines) and an all-you-can-eat gourmet dinner and delectable dessert bar with seating in the exclusive, private Diamond Club as well as access to an exclusive bar area (with alcoholic drinks available for purchase), VIP access to Santa for visits and photo ops.
VIP Tickets start at $64.99. VIP Tickets are not available on Tues., Wed. or Thurs. between Nov. 27-Dec. 6. For more information, visit enchantchristmas.com/seattle-vip-experiences.
Dates: Nov. 23-Dec. 30, 2018
Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 4 p.m.-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 4 p.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 4 p.m.-10 p.m.
Cost: $19.99 to $69.99 (3 & under Free)
All photos courtesy of Enchant Christmas.