Seattle Monorail

Seattle Monorail Holiday Schedule

October 10, 2012

Holiday Hours

January 20, 2020: On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Monorail will open at 8:30am.

Monday, May 25, 2020: On Memorial Day, the Monorail will open at 8:30am

Monday, September 7, 2020: On Labor Day, the Monorail will open at 8:30am

Thanksgiving Day:

Seattle Center Monorail is closed on Thanksgiving Day. Monorail closes early at 9:00pm the day before Thanksgiving, November 26, 2019.

Christmas Eve:

The Monorail will close early at 6:00 PM on December 24, 2020.

Christmas Day:

The Monorail is closed on December 25, 2020.

New Years Eve:

On December 31. 2019, 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 10:45 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, 2021.

Winter Hours (effective January 2, 2020-May 2021):

  • 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 on the homepage 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. More information about Winterfest and holiday programming that takes place at Seattle Center can be found HERE.


Don’t forget to visit the Holiday Carousel 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 24-January 5. More information about the Carousel and holiday activities in downtown Seattle can be found HERE.