Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas in Seattle - Saturday Snapshots

My daughter-in-law, granddaughter, and I had a great time this past Thursday in downtown Seattle. We visited a Gingerbread Village at the Sheraton Hotel (benefiting juvenile diabetes research) and then rode the monorail to a model railroad village at Seattle Center (near the Space Needle.) Here are a few of the photos I took on our fun expedition. Click on photos to enlarge.

Here's the Seattle skyline, done in candy. The artist included the Space Needle, Great Wheel, our cool downtown library, a car ferry, and lots of other landmarks.


Santa's elves were hard at work on this edible tree. The "12" on the crane is in support of Seattle's football team, the Seahawks. You see 12 banners all over town.

Then we took the monorail over to The Armory at Seattle Center to see the miniature railroad village. That's my granddaughter and daughter-in-law looking through the glass. The display was charming with amazing attention to detail.







One of the biggest thrills for my granddaughter was the ride on the Monorail. She and her mom sat in the front seat by the driver. I think the expression on her face says it all!

What a great day!

Here's wishing all of you a joyous holiday with family and friends. 


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23 comments:

Brona Joy said...

Your post highlighted the reason for the season - family - and the smile on the little ones faces as we share special moments with them.

Merry Christmas :-)

drbethnolan said...

lovely! Have a wonderful Christmas with your family. (My son would have LOVED that railroad village!) =beth :)

Sean @ His And Her Hobbies said...

Thanks for sharing. Its nice to see what other cities do for Christmas. The events you went to look like a lot of fun and its a pity we don't have anything like that. The monorail reminds me of the one that used to be in Sydney until a few years ago.

Sean at His and Her Hobbies

Louise said...

What fun things to see. I can't imagine how much work they all took. The photo of your granddaughter's joyous face is lovely.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I love Seattle, but have never been there during Christmas. Thanks for sharing, and enjoy! Here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

Sandra Nachlinger said...

The Monorail was built for the 1962 Seattle World's Fair. It's a short ride through downtown Seattle but fun. My granddaughter squealed every time we zoomed around a corner.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

We've lived in the Seattle area for ten years, but this was the first time I'd been downtown at Christmastime. I'm sure there was much more to see, but three-year-olds have limited patience. We all had a great time.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I took about a dozen photos, trying to capture her face whenever she turned around, and finally got one. Such a fun day.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Two trains ran inside the little village--one in a figure eight and the other circling the perimeter (which children were allowed to control). My granddaughter ran round and round the display, trying to keep up with the train. I logged over three miles on my FitBit that day.

Leovi Leovi said...

yes, I really like this mock Christmas, Thank you! Beautiful photos!

Ginx Craft said...

What an exciting day out. I love the model houses, and the monorail trip looks so memorable.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Love these displays!

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Melinda Ott said...

Oh how fun! Some day we're going to go into downtown Seattle around Christmas time. We rarely leave the Kitsap Peninsula (where my in-laws live) when we visit. This looks like something my kids would LOVE!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

We had a great time. If you decide to come, you might look into all that's going on in Seattle Center--the Experience Music Project, Science Museum, Chihuly glass museum, etc. There's a lot to do.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

They put a lot of work into creating the train village. Attention to detail was unbelievable--I wish I could have captured it all. My granddaughter was enchanted and so was I.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Me, too!

grammajudyb said...

Thanks for sharing your day in your beautiful city. Looks like fun was had by all.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I agree completely.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

We all enjoyed ourselves. Thanks for stopping by!

jacquie said...

What great pictures! Looks like super fun day...and you are right...that expression says it all:) Merry Christmas to you and ours, Sandy:)

Allison said...

When my brother was little, he loved trains and all things connected with railroads. I even once made him a calendar of train photos. He would have appreciated the train village!

In contrast, my sister would have adored the edible displays. Growing up, she had a sweet tooth and ate candy whenever allowed. I still have photos of her licking syrup off her plate and other amusing moments.

The shot of your granddaughter is perfect. I relate to taking multiple photos to capture a moment.

Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thank you so much for stopping by. I'm glad my post spoke to you. Have a wonderful Christmas.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thank you, Jacquie.