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Ho-Ho-Holiday Fun on a Budget for Seattle-Area Families in 2023

Best holiday activities — mostly free — to make your season sparkle

Nancy Chaney

Published on: November 17, 2023

Free holiday outings Seattle include outdoor parades light shows festivals reindeer
Find free holiday activities Seattle families will love.

Best Seattle holiday events in 2023 — for free or cheap

The holiday season gets three cheers from us! While we can occasionally feel a bit Grinchy, opportunities to make joyful family memories keep our holiday spirits high. Fortunately, these joyful moments needn’t cost a thing. Here we offer up the best free holiday activities in Seattle and beyond. These outings offer maximum holiday joy spending minimal holiday cash! Now that sounds pretty merry.

Get caught up in the wonder of the season with our guide to free and nearly free holiday activities, plus a few small splurges. We’re certain you’ll find something here to delight your crew. 

First up: parade spectacular

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