Best Places To Go Caroling In Seattle

November 25, 2013 5:00 AM

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The holiday season in the city of Seattle is always a memorable one, with lights strung on many of its downtown streets, tree-lighting ceremonies at all of its major malls and the sounds of Christmas music and singing carolers echoing throughout the city. Come out this holiday season and experience any of these magical caroling events that are sure to put you in the Christmas spirit.

Annual Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Competition
Westlake Center
400 Pine St.
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 728-2773

Date: Dec. 6, 2013

The Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Competition is going into its 27th year and is sponsored by the Pike Market Senior Center and local area food banks. This fun and holiday-spirited event attracts around 10,000 people each year and will feature numerous teams of carolers looking for the chance to sing their hearts out, just for you. Whether you are just a bystander that enjoys listening to Christmas carols, or you’re one of the many groups who enter this competition, you’re sure to have a wonderful time this holiday season.

Christmas Caroling By Kayak
Northwest Outdoor Center
2100 Westlake Ave. N., Suite 1
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 281-9694

Dates: Dec. 7 and 8, 2013

Christmas Caroling by Kayak is available for two consecutive nights with Northwest Outdoor Center (NWOC). All proceeds collected are given to the Homestead Community Land Trust and the Seattle Children’s Home. NWOC provides all required gear including kayaks and will take 30 people per two-hour tour, per night. You’ll kayak along Lake Union, stop at various houseboat parties and sing a variety of Christmas carols throughout your trip. For a list of clothing requirements and any updated information about the available trips, visit the NWOC website.

A Holiday In Volunteer Park
Volunteer Park And Amphitheater
1247 15th Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 684-4075

Date: Dec. 12, 2013

Seattle’s Volunteer Park and Amphitheater presents “A Holiday in Volunteer Park,” which is a festive, family night of caroling, listening to Christmas music and eating complimentary holiday treats. Volunteer Park’s pathways come alive during the holiday season, as each is lined with Christmas lights and a variety of other holiday decorations. This fun celebration also includes free admission to the Seattle Asian Art Museum and the Volunteer Park Conservatory.

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Christmas With Seattle Pro Musica: Family Holiday Concert
Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church
7500 Greenwood Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 781-2766

Date: Dec. 15, 2013

Seattle Pro Musica, rated one of “America’s best choirs” by the American Record Guide, performs in a number of Seattle locations during the holiday season. This year, its Family Holiday Concert is being held at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church and will include audience participation Christmas caroling, so be sure to bring the entire family and sing along to all of your holiday favorites. In addition to the regular 70-member choir, children from area schools will also be performing for your musical enjoyment.

A Festival Of Lessons And Carols
Benaroya Hall
200 University St.
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 215-4747

Date: Dec. 23, 2013

A Festival of Lessons and Carols at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall will include performances by the Northwest Boychoir, Vocalpoint Seattle! choir and The Northwest Sinfonia orchestra, conducted by Joseph Crnko. You’ll experience a wondrous night as you sing along to many popular Christmas carols, as well as enjoy the Nativity story and its lessons as it is told through choir member readings, audience sing-alongs and choral performances.

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Sue Gabel has been writing entertainment and travel-related articles in the greater Puget Sound/Seattle area since 1999. She writes about music, the Seattle scene and more. Her work can be found on

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