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The Seattle Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting

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Black Friday in Seattle offers more than just insane shopping. The day after Thanksgiving is when the huge holiday tree in downtown’s Westlake Park gets lit up, the downtown streets fill for the annual holiday parade and Santa shows up in the Macy’s windows.

The Macy’s Holiday Parade begins at 8:45 am at 7th and Pine, takes a few turns and then runs north on 4th Ave from University St to the Macy’s store.

The holiday season is upon us
The holiday season is upon us

The Holiday Tree Lighting at Westlake Park starts at 5 pm and includes the lighting of the Macy’s star. Remember when it wasn’t the Macy‘s star? After all that, as long as the weather isn’t too nasty, there will be fireworks. That ought to be enough light to banish the winter darkness. For at least one night anyway.

Finally, Santa is flying in to make appearances in Macy’s window at 4th and Pine starting at 11 am, Friday, November 27th. Check the Macy’s website for his full schedule.