Tour Guides at Ride the Ducks are incredible at their jobs not only because they’re passionate about entertaining all of you, but they truly love the city of Seattle—really, they just can’t get enough! Our Guides are always exploring and constantly on the look-out for new and exciting tidbits to share on their tours. In this enlightening blog series we call Duck Diaries, prepare to follow our Wacky Tour Guide’s adventures and experiences around Seattle—plus get some tips written by none other than the pros themselves!
Meet Ellie Kopter- our enthusiastic Tour Guide who’ll quack you up on land and water- but not in the air like her name suggests! Follow her to Enchant Christmas Seattle, the world’s largest Christmas light maze that’s landed in Seattle’s own Safeco Field.
Enchant Christmas Seattle
Tis the season for holiday cheer! If you are like me and have eggnog running through your veins (and highly suspect you are secretly an elf raised by humans) then you are always looking for a new way to dive into the holiday season. When I found out about Enchant Seattle, the largest light maze in Seattle located at Safeco field, I knew it was a must see. This is the first year that Enchant has been to the Emerald City. Baseball fans will be thrilled at the opportunity to step foot on the very field where the Mariners play and find the green positively transformed into a winter wonderland! My husband, roommate and I decked ourselves in holiday merriment and set out for a festive evening.
Since we are all night owls, we decided to go during the “Merry Hour,” which is Enchant’s final admission entrance period starting at 9pm- the “unoffical adult-ing hours.” We were able to get in with zero wait and less people in the maze. Of course, the attraction will likely get busier the closer it gets to Christmas. Merry hour tickets are also less expensive than their regular hour counterparts, so, very budget friendly! Enchant has you schedule an entrance time to stagger the amount of people going into the maze, but once you are inside you can stay as long as you like.
Upon entering, you learn that the North Pole has experienced a massive snow storm and Santa has lost all his reindeer- oh no! Your mission is clear: LOCATE ALL NINE REINDEER! The task seems cheesy, but us three adults had a blast trying to locate each reindeer and it’s a great way to make sure you experience every part of the massive maze.
While you are walking through the maze you might come across some delicious beverages like decadent hot chocolate, or if you are feeling saucy: spiked hot chocolate. Mulled wine and various seasonal beer options were also available but we couldn’t resist their seasonal holiday cocktail. Flavors of cranberry, apple and vanilla all mingled together in a delightful Christmas light bulb cup that actually lit up!
The photo opportunities were absolutely beautiful. If you are still looking for a Christmas card worthy photo, dress your best and snap festive photos here! There is a small marketplace for some local shopping and if you are feeling extra festive, skate your way down the ice skating trail. Parts of the maze even had actual snow falling from the sky!
Enchant Seattle is so festive, even the biggest Grinch will find their heart grow by three sizes. The maze is open now through December 30th and is closed on December 10th. Weekend tickets are limited, so if you are interested, definitely get those tickets today!