Disclosure: We were provided tickets to the Enchant Christmas Seattle event, to review for you. The tickets given away here are supplied by Enchant Christmas Seattle. All opinions are 100% my own.
Enchant Christmas Seattle – Everything You Need to Know
What is Enchant Christmas?
Enchant Christmas is a magical light experience set up at Safeco Field for the first year this year. We recently visited the Safeco Field Enchant Christmas, and had a wonderful evening. I was not sure of what to expect before going, so wanted to share some tips that I learned after visiting, to help you plan the best visit for your family if you plan to go.
In addition to having the largest light maze, you can also expect to find an ice skating trail, photos with Santa, shopping, food, entertainment and more at Enchant Seattle. I will share more specifics on all of those things below.
PLUS – we are giving away one FREE Family Pass (2 adult tickets, and 2 kid tickets, a $69.99 value) so be sure to enter to win that below! – Giveaway no longer live!
The view of Enchant Christmas Seattle from the 200 level.
Tips for Visiting?
What Does it Cost?
There are various costs you will want to consider when planning your visit. The first is the cost of the ticket to get in. The best value for a family is the Family Pass (enter to win one below!). We also found some discount tickets, that we share below, so be sure to check those out if the Family Pass is not what you need. Children 3 and under are free. If you want to get together a group of 15+ to go, then you can save 10% off your tickets with Enchant Christmas promo code that you can find here too.
In addition to the tickets to get in there are other things that are an additional cost once you get there. These include:
Parking. If you want to park in the Safeco Field Parking Garage (which is very convenient), then be sure to reserve your parking ahead of time online. It will only cost you $10 this way on weekdays, and $15 on weekends, verses $15 to $30 onsite.
Ice Skating. If you want to enjoy the ice skating trail, there is a $10 skating rental charge per person. There is no time limit on how long you can skate. The crowds were not bad on Tuesday, but I have heard that the ice skating can get quite crowded on the weekend. It is a little different than skating in a normal rink where you go around in circles. This is a trail so there is some swerving involved, but some pretty scenery to enjoy as well.
Pictures with Santa. (Free or Fee based, depending on what you choose) There is a Santa Land set up, on the 100 level where you will find the shops. You are able to visit with Santa free of cost, and use your own camera to take the photo (this is our free photo above). You also have the option of purchasing a professional photo (we got one of those too and it was much nicer). The cost will depend on the package you buy, but I believe they started at around $30 for a picture with Santa.
Shopping. There are a handful of shops set up on the 100 level, so you can do a little Christmas shopping while you are there if you want. One of my girls found a couple of cubes she just loved (like Rubiks cubes). There were many specialty shops from local vendors to shop at.
There is also food available to purchase on the 100 level, and hot chocolate and coffee down by the Ice Skating area. The food selections are similar to what you might find at a Mariners game (Ivars, Pizza Slices, Wings, etc). We found that food averaged a little over $10 pp ($8 for a slice of pizza, for example).
The light maze is included with the cost of the ticket (no additional cost to enjoy it and it is the focal feature of the event). They do hand out little cards to find the reindeer in the maze, if you want to turn it into a scavenger hunt for the kids. They were also giving out lollipops at the end of the maze as a treat.
When Should You Go?
Here are the hours that it is open (and it is currently open through December 30, 2018). When you will want to go depends on your tolerance for crowds, your schedule, and if you want to save the most or not.
- Sunday-Thursday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
- Friday and Saturday: 4:00pm – 11:00pm
- Enchant Christmas will be closed on select Mondays including:
November 26, December 3 and 10.
Weekends will definitely be the most crowded (and I have heard lines can get pretty long on the weekends). I heard that Tuesday and Wed. evenings are the best times to plan your visit if you want to avoid the larger crowds. We went on a Tuesday night, and did not run into bad crowds. We were able to do everything without bumping into people or having to wait in long lines, so I really liked that experience. It also seemed easier to get parking, and traffic in and out was not bad either.
If you want to go on a weekend, you will want to reserve your tickets as soon as possible. Some weekend days are already sold out, or close to selling out. You can find the schedule of days available here.
What to know before you Go?
I have had some friends ask what to dress for (is the roof open, is it cold, etc). The roof was closed while we were there, but we still kept our jackets on for most of our visit. It was around the temperature you might find in an ice skating rink. We saw lots of people in hats too. I would suggest dressing in layers for ideal comfort.
The same bag policy applies to this event, as applies to the Mariners games, and you will have to go through security and have bags checked prior to entry. You can check out their bag policy hear ahead of time to be sure and be prepared.
What kinds of Discount Tickets are available for Enchant Christmas?
Goldstar.com is offering discount tickets for Enchant Christmas Lights Seattle right now. This is a hugely popular event that is new to this area. These discounts start at just $24.99 and go to $32.99! The price depends on the dates you select. They normally start at $29.99. (You also will need to pay a service fee per ticket, so the discount is not huge, but it’s been difficult to find any discount)
Enter To Win A Family Pass To Visit Enchant Christmas!
(Giveaway Is Now Closed Out)!
This is a family pass, that includes 2 adult tickets and 2 kids tickets, and is good through December 30th of 2018!
To enter to win:
(You can enter up to three times. You will get one entry for each of the things you participate in below. Entries will be verified)
- Leave a comment on this post letting us know you are looking forward to the most about visiting Enchant Seattle.
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Giveaway is open through Friday (12/7) morning at 10am. Winner will randomly be selected on Friday, and we will contact you by email (the one you use to submit your entry) to let you know you won. Since there is a short window for this event the winner will have 24 hours to get back to us to confirm winnings. If we do not hear back from you in that time, we will select a new winner, with the same requirements in place.