This holiday carousel will make for an exciting wooden horseback adventure with a festive holiday feel. Check out the other Christmas Holiday fun at the Holidays in the City park.
The DSA Holiday Carousel presented by KING 5 benefitting Treehouse
Nov. 29, 2013 – Jan. 1, 2014
Bring the entire family to Westlake Park and experience the illuminated whirling and twirling tradition of the Holiday Carousel presented by KING 5. Net proceeds benefit the work of the Downtown Seattle Association and Treehouse, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to giving foster kids a childhood and a future. Learn more at www.treehouseforkids.org.
Holiday Carousel Hours of Operation*
Monday-Thursday: 11am – 9pm
Friday: 11am – 10pm
Saturday: 10am – 10pm
Sunday: 10am – 9pm
Nov. 29** 10am – 10pm
Dec. 8: 8am – 9pm
Dec. 24: 10am – 5pm
Dec. 25: Closed
Dec. 31: 10am – 5pm
Jan. 1: 10am – 2pm
*Dates and times subject to change due to inclement weather or other unforeseen conditions.
**Carousel will open after the Macy’s Holiday Parade, close at dusk for the lighting of the Westlake Center Holiday Tree and Macy’s Star, and reopen after the event.
Carousel rides are always too short for me. If you are looking for some holiday fun to break up all that downtown shopping your kids will love the Holiday Carousel in the park. Rides are cheap and it is a fabulous photo moment for everyone. Let your kid pick out their favorite horse to take a spin on. Just be forewarned- you may need to hop on for a second ride. The first one may not be enough!
Check out photos and read more at...
Okay, so what's not to like??? A carousel in downtown Seattle... The day we visited was magical. The downtown area was all aglow with Christmas lights and music was streaming from shop windows. People were flocking (we were too) to the near-by coffee stands for peppermint mochas - part for flavor and part to warm-up. It started to snow and my boyfriend (now husband) surprised me with a carousel ride. rooomaanntic! It was quite inexpensive and the carousel is old fashioned and beautiful. worth the trip downtown.
We visited the carousel for Easter. My three year old loved it! It was freezing out, but that didn't deter her at all. There was a really long line to get on, but it moved pretty quickly, and my husband was allowed to stand next to her on a high horse.
They had a great Easter Egg Hunt right by the carousel for the kids. The one for older kids looked great, the one for younger kids just had eggs sitting on the ground; you didn't even hunt for them. The carousel was the highlight of our trip!
Of course, a merry go round is perfect for every age! Both of my little girls love this Christmas carousel, and it's just such a magical atmosphere. My 2 year old wanted to ride it over and over again last year!
Tip: Walk into the Westlake shopping center right across the street and get an amazing chocolate shake at the Dilettante Mocha Cafe right inside. Or you could warm up with some hot chocolate or coffee, but I LOVE the shakes!
During the holiday season, a beautiful carousel is set up in the middle of Westlake Park in downtown Seattle. Westlake Park is right next to Westlake Center (where the Monorail has its station) and is in the heart of the shopping district in downtown Seattle.
The carousel is a nice big one, with beautiful animals. We've been riding this since our son was born. There are traditional animals to ride on, and some benches as well, so even if your kids are too small to sit on the animals, you can enjoy riding around and waving at everyone as you whoosh by.
Cost is by donation, a suggested price of $2/person. Proceeds this year go to Treehouse, a non-profit organization that helps kids in foster care.