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What to see during the 2017 Holiday Season in Downtown Seattle

Don't miss all of the attractions in downtown Seattle this holiday season. Clear your schedule a little a take a stroll around the city. Downtown is all decked out for Christmas and I found several notable things to check out this year.
Every Christmas season its mostly the same traditional things to see in downtown, but with a variation on a theme. This way, you can head downtown every year and its always a little different. The Christmas Tree, which stands proud in front of Westlake Center, is pretty much the same every year. But the Gingerbread Village and the attractions inside the Fairmont Olympic Hotel change every year and its fun to go see them every Christmas.
Our first stop on our walk to check out everything Christmas was riding the new escalator to Sak's 5th Ave inside Westlake Center for a view of the city and the tree from above. Then we hit up Starbucks for a quick coffee.
This year the Gingerbread Village is located inside the City Centre, so just follow th…
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