Thousands of eager patrons gather each year in this festive marketplace to celebrate the start of the holiday season! There will be multiple live performances, warm spiced cider, hot cocoas galore, a visit from Santa himself, and the entire place will be covered in twinkling lights. Oh, and Santa will lead a countdown to the lighting of their annual twenty-foot Christmas tree!

If you tend to spend Christmas in Vancouver and you need a weekend getaway from your friends and family before the craziness starts, this is the perfect little escape. Seattle is gorgeous, festive, only a couple of hours away and they know exactly how to put you in the Christmas spirit.

via @pikeplacepublicmarket

Magic in the Market comes to Pike Place Market for only one day next weekend. On Saturday, November 25th Santa will visit Seattle's beloved Pike Place Market to spread holiday cheer to everyone in the marketplace!

The festivities begin at 11AM and end at 530PM. There will be three performances sprinkled throughout the day. Admission to the event is completely free! So, save your cash for all of the delicious market food and there will be tons of locally made gifts that you can purchase for your friends and family back home in Vancouver!

via @pikeplacepublicmarket

via @pikeplacepublicmarket

Basically, the entire city is decked out for Christmas, but the 22nd annual Magic In The Market holiday event is where everyone tends to migrate to. People travel from all over the country to Seattle just to be there for the holiday season, because Seattle knows how to celebrate Christmas right.

For more information, see their website.

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