Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit as dozens of caroling teams sing their hearts out on downtown Seattle street corners in and around Westlake Center. Some groups perform beautiful straightforward renditions of familiar carols while others have found ways to put their own little twist on the traditional tunes and lyrics. Be ready for beehives, oversized green hats & guitars, yellow hard hats and even tap dancing carolers in the mix! Since one of the awards is People’s Choice, you will have an opportunity to vote for your favorite! Following the competition, the top teams then compete in a sing-off on a stage by Westlake’s entrance that is emceed by 106.9 radio DJs.
With the actual competition ending around 6:30 or 7, it is best to get there early so you can see more groups perform as there are so many to choose from. You can pick up a map with the locations of the groups from a white tent in front of Westlake center (this is also where you vote for your favorite group). Some years this tent also had hot chocolate but if not, you can always bring some from home!
It is also best to come on foot, by bike or bus as parking/driving downtown in challenging during the event (a few blocks of Pike Street is closed to traffic). Dress for the weather and maybe throw in a little holiday cheer to enjoy this introduction to the holiday season!
Friday, Dec. 6th