Skate at Cal Anderson Park

Are you looking for a fun, winter activity for the whole family to enjoy this season?  If so, Capitol Hill is where you need to be.  The 1st Annual Ice Rink is now open in Cal Anderson Park, and ready for skaters.  The synthetic ice rink is 50 x 80 feet and located above the basketball court.   Skaters will enjoy holiday décor and music, as well as food and refreshments from local vendors.  The rink is open from 11 am to 10 pm every day, now until December 24th.  Adult admission will set you back $12.00, and only $6.00 for kids 8 years and younger.  For more information, please visit the official Ice Rink website.  Happy skating!!

Christmas Ship To Visit Madison Park

It’s that magical time of year again in the Northwest and what better way to bring in the holiday season than the 62nd annual Christmas Ship Festival from Argosy Cruises.  The festival features the ever popular Christmas Ship decked out with décor, filled with music and brimming with holiday spirit.  The Christmas Ship sets sail on 25 nights this season and stops at many Puget Sound waterfront locations.  If you live in Capitol Hill, see the ship on Saturday, December 17th when it’s at Madison Park on the shores of Lake Washington.  The ship will be there between 4:55 and 5:15 pm. Onboard the Christmas Ship, riders can enjoy chorus performances from The Dickens Carolers and a visit from Santa Clause.  You can also ride on one of the dinner cruise boats which trail behind the Christmas Ship.  On the dinner boat, riders can experience all the sights and sounds of the night.  If you didn’t spring for a ticket this year, don’t worry because Madison Park is a great place to simply watch the ceremony and see the ship with your family.  If you live in Capitol Hill or nearby neighborhoods, make sure to stop by. If you would like to purchase tickets for a Christmas Ship cruise, see a full schedule of events or to find more information, please see the website.  Ticket proceeds will benefit the Seattle Times Fund for The Needy.  Happy Holidays!