Seattle Monorail

Seattle Monorail Holiday Schedule

October 10, 2012

Thanksgiving Day:

Seattle Center Monorail is closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Christmas Eve:

The Monorail will close early at 6:00 PM on December 24, 2017.

Christmas Day:

The Monorail is closed on December 25, 2017.

New Years Eve:

On December 31. 2017, the Monorail will be open until 1:00 AM for the New Year’s Eve fireworks at the Space Needle.  Due to regulations, the Monorail will carry its last passengers from Westlake Center to Seattle Center at approximately 11:15 PM. We will resume service from Seattle Center to Westlake Center once we receive the ‘ALL CLEAR’ from the Fire Marshall (estimated to be 12:20 AM) – from this point we will carry passengers until 1:00 AM.

New Years Day:

  • The Monorail will open from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM on January 1, 2018.
  • Children 12 and under can ride for FREE from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM!

Winter Hours (effective January 2, 2018-May 2018):

  • Monday-Thursday: 7:30am-9:00pm
  • Friday: 7:30am-11:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:30am-11:00pm
  • Sunday: 8:30am-9:00pm

* The Monorail will extend hours of operation for special events at Seattle Center, please check the RIDER ALERTS section of our website for schedule changes.

Holiday Activities:

Ride the Monorail from Westlake Center (5th Avenue and Pine Street) to Seattle Center to enjoy their Winterfest celebration! The Monorail departs approximately every 10 minutes!

Seattle Center has a wonderful Winter Train & Village exhibit inside the Armory during the holidays.

Holidays in Seattle is a wonderful resource that provides up-to-date information about all the holiday events and activities happening downtown.

Don’t forget to visit A Christmas Story’s Holiday Carousel presented by King 5 benefiting Treehouse at Westlake Park (4th Avenue and Pine Street)! Your generous ticket donation goes to support the work of the Downtown Seattle Association and Treehouse, a local nonprofit organization offering kids in foster care what all children so desperately need – a safe place to dream. It’s open November 28-January 1st.

Carousel Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday 11am-9pm
  • Friday 11am-10pm
  • Saturday 10am-10pm
  • Sunday 10am-9pm

Special Carousel Hours:

  • November 28 10am-10pm
  • December 14 8am-9pm
  • December 24 10am-5pm
  • December 31 10am-5pm
  • January 1 10am-2pm