Santa Sightings

Santa Claus is coming to town, and you don't want to miss him. Take a break from Christmas shopping and check out these top spots to see Santa Claus in Seattle.

Updated: November 11, 2005

Stores to Finish Your Holiday Shopping

University Book Store

4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

It's one-stop shopping: Choose a gift from the large selection of books, CDs, eclectic gift items and UW-themed apparel for the Husky in your loved ones.

Archie McPhee

1300 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103

Want your present to tickle a funny bone? Choose from hundreds of shocking and amusing items at this playful kingdom of kitsch.

Lucca Great Finds

5332 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Visit With Santa

University Village

2623 NE University Vlg Ste 7, Seattle, WA 98105

Santa can be found in a cabin along the walkway between Fran's Chocolates and J. Crew daily from noon to 8pm. Digital images ensure photos are printed in minutes.

Space Needle Sky City

400 Broad Street, Seattle, WA 98109

Kids can meet Santa and his elves on the observation deck on Saturdays and Sundays, from late November through December.


500 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101

Kids can visit their favorite elf in his castle in front of the downtown flagship store, or have breakfast with Santa on Mondays in December.

Bellevue Square at The Bellevue Collection

575 Bellevue Sq, Bellevue, WA 98004

Children will enjoy strolling through Santa's Snowman Village to capture a photo moment with Santa.

Pike Place Market Theatre

1508 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101

Santa will roam the Market on Saturdays from 3pm to 5pm, giving out candy canes and posing for photos with both kids and adults.

Icon Grill

1933 Fifth Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Kids can sit on Santa's lab during the annual Santa brunch, which also features live holiday music and Christmas-themed menu options, happening during weekends in December.

Redmond Town Ctr

16495 NE 74th St, Redmond, WA 98052

Santa will be hanging out in his Northwest tree house, posing for photos during the normal mall hours of operation.