With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to get away and rediscover the magic of the season!

Read below for 7 reasons to plan your trip from Victoria to Seattle now and how you can win a great getaway thanks to Clipper Vacations:

1. Clipper V Makes Travel Easy

With Clipper’s exclusive BC Appreciation Fare get a round-trip Clipper cruise at below par with the Canadian exchange rate. Cruise from downtown Victoria straight into the heart of the downtown Seattle in less than 3 hours, as you enjoy a glass of wine and perhaps a locally-sourced cheese plate.

Add on a hotel room and spend the weekend exploring all the city has to offer.

2. Lights, Lights, More Lights!

Unwrap new traditions as Enchant Christmas makes its Seattle debut at Safeco Field with a Clipper 2-night Seattle getaway and 20% off admission!

Enchant’s immersive light experience transforms the iconic baseball stadium into a twinkling winter wonderland brimming with 80-foot-tall Christmas trees and larger-than-life ornaments.

We recommend booking your stay at Enchant’s host hotel, Hyatt Regency Seattle, located in the heart of downtown, from December 10 – 30 to enjoy hot chocolate upon your arrival and complimentary shuttle transportation to and from Enchant Christmas.

Hyatt Regency Seattle

3. Get a head start on your Christmas shopping

Browse the chic downtown stores, or pick up some big name brands at the flagship Nordstrom store or Macy’s. Don’t forget to stock up on Christmas ornaments, keepsakes and gifts at the dazzling Enchant Christmas Market – with more than 90 market stalls selling artisan goods, from local to international favorites, you’ll be sure to find that perfect something for everyone on your list.

4. Step inside CenturyLink Field – home of the Seattle Seahawks 

Football fans rejoice, this year sees a slew of upcoming Seahawks home games at CenturyLink Field: 11/15, 12/2, 12/10, 12/23, 12/30.

Order your tickets and when you arrive grab a beer and a big Kaffeeklatsch pretzel at the stadium for that authentic football viewing experience. If you’re lucky enough to witness the Hawks win, you will exit in celebratory style under a shower of fireworks! #GoHawks

5. Take a Day Trip to the Bavarian-themed town of Leavenworth

Enjoy a scenic ride across the Cascades to the Bavarian-themed town of Leavenworth. Clipper Vacations has you covered with a deluxe motorcoach departing from several locations around Seattle. At dusk, gather for The Lighting Ceremony and see the town come to life with more than half a million sparkling lights.

Brimming with holiday magic and plenty of cheer, this is one event you will not want to miss!

6. Visit Seattle’s revamped Space Needle

After 100 million dollars, more than 176 tons and 10 types of glass, the original 1962 design is now a reality. Seamless floor-to-ceiling glass walls provide unobstructed 360-degree views of the region. The wire cage look has disappeared, and visitors can now enjoy looking out over the city through 11-feet-tall and 7-feet-wide glass panels.

The Space Needle also features the world’s first and only revolving glass floor. Slowly spinning at the 500-foot level, see downtown Seattle glisten in the sun!

7. Get spooked at Pike Place Market!

See Pike Place Market in a whole new light. This 75-minute excursion leads you through the Market’s unusual arcades and alleys while sharing the often overlooked darker history of Seattle. While the Market is empty at night, a limited few get to see the “skeleton” of the Pike Place Market.

Running through Fridays-Sundays, until December 30, 2018.



Enter for your chance to win two round-trip tickets on the Victoria Clipper for a trip to Seattle, 2 tickets to Enchant Christmas, PLUS a two night stay with Hyatt Regency in downtown Seattle.


Winner: Cody Walden!

To enter for your chance to win the Clipper Vacations prize package, do at least one of the following:

1. Like Clipper Vacations on Facebook and leave a comment below telling us once you have. (1 entry)

2.  Follow Clipper Vacations on Instagram and leave a comment below telling us once you have. (1 entry)

3. Tweet the following on Twitter: (1 entry)

  • Win two round-trip tickets on the @clippervacation for a trip to Seattle PLUS a two night stay with @HyattRegencySEA in downtown Seattle via @victoriabuzzes, RT to enter.

Contest entries will be accepted from time and date of publishing until 11:59 pm PST on November 29, 2018. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they enter by.

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