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Holiday Carousel in Westlake Park

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Dark winter days are no match for the lights and merriment of DSA’s iconic Holiday Carousel, spinning in Westlake Park for the 31st year. Give it a whirl for a suggested donation of $4.

Each ride benefits DSA’s programming and management of Occidental Square and Westlake Park. We bring activities and events to the parks year-round as part of a 5-year agreement with the City of Seattle. More information is available here.

After you hop off the carousel, make sure to check out the Holiday Market just a few steps away. Local artisans are offering their handcrafted wares to downtown shoppers for the third year as part of a collaboration between DSA and Urban Craft Uprising.

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Normal Hours of Operation:

Sunday – Thursday : 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m.–9 p.m.

Special Holiday Hours:

Nov. 23: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Dec. 24: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Dec. 25: Closed
Dec. 31: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Jan. 1: Normal Hours (see above)

Find affordable and plentiful parking in downtown Seattle garages at Whether your heading to Pioneer Square, the Retail Core or the Waterfront — there are thousands of spaces near all the holiday fun. Spots are as low as $3 an hour or a flat $7 on evenings and weekends.

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