Yesterday we went to Seattle’s Safeco Field to check out THE MOST AMAZING Christmas light display I have ever seen!!!
Feast your eyes on ENCHANT!
Enchant is the brainchild of Vancouver, Canada based company Shine. Shine specializes in creating photo worthy experiences in public and retail spaces. Enchant is billed as the world’s largest Christmas light maze. This year the experience is being held in both Seattle, WA and Arlington, TX.
If you are near either of these locations....YOU MUST GO!!!
It was BREATHTAKING!
And incredibly festive.
But let’s start from the beginning.
Enchant began the day after Thanksgiving and runs through December 30th (excluding 11/26, 12/3, 12/10). They are even open ON CHRISTMAS! The event is open from 4-10pm or 4–11pm depending on the day of the week. Tickets are purchased by arrival time, but once you are inside you can stay until closing.
We arrived at 4pm.
The 200 level of the stadium is filled with a holiday market and food vendors. Market stalls offer everything from ornaments, to candles, to minerals, to puzzles. There are also special holiday beverages available including mulled wine, apple cider and spike hot chocolate.
Photos with Santa are also available on the market level. When we arrived the Santa line was already long , so we skipped our chance to meet the big guy. However, VIP tickets guarantee guests a visit with Santa and include a catered gourmet meal.
Strolling through the market visitors have an elevated view over the maze. It was amazing to see the baseball diamond converted into a dazzling display of holiday lights. 2.5 million lights are used in the attraction!
According to the event’s website, the premise of the maze is:
After a terrible snowstorm hits the North Pole, Santa wakes to find all of his reindeer are lost inside Enchant, a hidden pocket of visible magic. Come explore the world’s largest Christmas light maze and help Santa find his nine missing reindeer in time to save Christmas.
With that in mind, each guest is given a map and scratch card as they enter the maze. The scratch card helps visitors keep track of the reindeer they find along the way. Stations are set up near each reindeer with a special coin to use on the scratch card.
Did I mention there is an iceskating rink? Skate rental is $10, or you can bring your own. Near the rink “snow” fell from the “sky”. The rink winds it’s way in a loop past giant candy canes and through lit arches.
Plethora of Pictures Time!!!