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Magical Holiday Weekend in Redmond, WA

An Enchanted December 2nd Itinerary

Welcome to a festive and enchanting holiday weekend in Redmond, where the spirit of the season truly comes alive! On December 2nd, immerse yourself in pure magic with a delightful itinerary that combines winter festivals, holiday markets, theatrical wonders, and so much more.

Morning: Redmond International Winter Festival

Location: Seattle Marriott Redmond

Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Bring the family to start the day with an international flair at one of the excellent bakeries at Redmond Town Center and then make your way to the Marriott to enjoy complimentary hot chocolate as you enjoy the sights & sounds of cultures from around the globe at the Redmond International Winter Festival. This family-friendly event guarantees a winter wonderland experience, complete with captivating displays of international cultures, live performances, and an array of delectable treats and cool vendors to check out. New this year, kids will enjoy a Children’s Winter Carnival offering free winter-themed crafts, games, and cookie decorating (while supplies last). Special thank you to Amazon as the Presenting Sponsor.

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Afternoon: Solidarity Holiday Market at Big Block Brewing

Location: Big Block Brewing

Time: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Refuel for the afternoon with a refreshing brew at Big Block Brewing’s Holiday Market. Sip on craft brews while perusing a diverse selection of handmade gifts from local artisans. This market is not only a fantastic opportunity to find one-of-a-kind presents but also to support the amazing Redmond community and its small business owners during this joyous season.

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Evening: Redmond Lights Kick-Off

Location: Downtown Park, Redmond Town Center

Time: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Redmond will shine bright with the annual Redmond Lights Kick-Off. Here’s a glimpse of the festive fun:

  • Photos with Santa (4 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Redmond Town Center)
  • Face Painting (4 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Downtown Park)
  • Crafting (4 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Downtown Park and Redmond Town Center)
  • Light Fashion Show (6:00 p.m. at Downtown Park)
  • Family Light Promenade (6:30 p.m. at Downtown Park)


In collaboration with the City’s Parks & Recreation Team, we’re thrilled to offer you an exclusive opportunity to snag some official Redmond Lights merchandise! When you book a stay at any Redmond hotel over the weekend of December 2nd, you automatically qualify to choose any (one) item from the Redmond Lights collection. It’s as easy as booking your stay and forwarding a copy of your hotel receipt to! Embrace the holiday spirit and take home a piece of Redmond Lights magic.

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Night: "Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley"

Location: SecondStory Repertory

Time: 8:00 PM

For a touch of elegance and literary charm, attend the evening performance of “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley” at the SecondStory Repertory. Immerse yourself in this delightful Jane Austen-inspired holiday tale filled with romance, wit, and yuletide merriment.

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Round Out Your Day & Weekend

Enhance your Redmond weekend with a variety of enjoyable experiences. After a day of festivities, relax at one of Redmond’s stylish bars or lounges. Indulge in a culinary adventure by enjoying a leisurely lunch or dinner at a charming local eatery at one of Redmond’s well-known restaurants. Redmond’s Bar & Grill offers daily Happy Hour, featuring discounts on Specialty Cocktails, draft and bottled beer, and wine by the glass from 3 pm to 6 pm, seven days a week. The Matador also welcomes you with Happy Hour from 4 pm to 6 pm and 10 pm to last call, offering $6 apps and low-price margs. To add excitement to your plans, try activities like Flatstick Golf, axe-throwing at Pacific Axes, or traverse one of Conundroom’s Escape Rooms.

Immerse yourself in the enchanting holiday atmosphere in Redmond on December 2nd, and wine down your special day with a comfortable and convenient hotel stay, as some special holiday packages are currently available.

Photo credit for OneRedmond International Winter Festival: ‘Unfiltered Photographers.’

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