rarely gets a white Christmas, during the holidays its downtown area transforms into a winter wonderland just the same. Store-window displays pull out all the stops for gilt and whimsy, carolers clutching cups of Starbuck’s serenade shoppers in the square outside Westlake Center, and the lobbies of the big hotels vie for most elaborately decorated yuletide tree. Come evening, the streets are set aglow with thousands of tiny twinkling lights, and the huge star at the top of the Bon Marché department store beams down on it all. Couples looking for togetherness and an infusion of holiday spirit will want to reserve a room in the heart of the action—the historic Mayflower Park Hotel, with convenient access to shopping, departure points for the Christmas Ship boat parade, and the Seattle Center Opera House, home of the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s annual performances of the beloved Nutcracker. This chapter is a true insiders’ guide revealing great nightlife, romantic
hotels, intimate dining venues, secluded retreats, and much more.
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