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Believe it or not, Christmas is just around the corner, and here are 10 reasons to plan your holiday escape from Victoria to Seattle – and how you can win a great getaway!

This includes two round-trip tickets on the FRS Clipper for a trip to Seattle PLUS a two night stay at the Edgewater Hotel Seattle!

From the beauty and majesty of twinkling Christmas displays to concerts, great restaurants or taking in a classic Seahawks game, Seattle has an abundance to do and to see, and the city’s holiday charm just makes it that much better.

Check out these reasons why a trip to Seattle should be on your holiday season radar:

1. FRS Clipper’s high-speed ferry makes travel a breeze

With FRS Clipper’s exclusive BC Appreciation Fare you can get a round-trip cruise for a sweet deal! Cruise from downtown Victoria straight into the heart of downtown Seattle in less than 3 hours, and enjoy the beautiful scenery as you do.

Add in an incredible hotel room with one of FRS Clipper’s excellent hotel package deals, and you’ve got the perfect weekend exploring all the city has to offer!

2. All of the (holiday!) lights

From the tree lighting at West Lake Center on December 1st, to Wild Lanterns at Woodland Park Zoo which runs from November 11th to January 22nd, there’s nothing like seeing already sparkling Seattle decked out in holiday lights for the season!

3. Edgewater Hotel for the perfect home away from home

(The Edgewater Hotel Seattle)

The Edgewater Hotel’s unique location on Pier 67 means you’re just a short walk away from where the FRS Clipper docks!

Relax in luxurious waterfront or cityside accommodations knowing you’re doing the same as the Beatles, Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters once did. They’ll even loan you complimentary rental guitars, sheet music and record players so you can indulge in the real deal.

With an incredible rock ‘n’ roll history, they even offer a music-inspired Pearl Jam suite for a quintessential Seattle experience.

Topping your evening off with a beautiful and relaxing hotel stay at the stunning Edgewater Hotel means you’ve got it made!

4. Take in some Seattle sports

Whether you’re a football fan or hockey is more your style, the season is full of Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Kraken games!

Order your tickets online, grab a hot dog and a beer, and take in some traditional competitive action—’tis the season, after all.

5. Visit the iconic Pike Place Market!

Did you know that Pike Place Market is just a 15 minute walk from FRS Clipper’s Seattle terminal?

They also go all out for the holiday season! For their 27th annual Magic in the Market, you’ll find holiday spirit across all 9-acres of the iconic Seattle spot.

There is no place more memorable than the Market during the holidays; meet Santa, listen to caroling, sip some eggnog, and shop for loved ones all in one place!

6. Enjoy a holiday classic

The Nutracker will be playing at McCaw Hall from November 25th to December 28th, and we can’t think of a better way to spend the holidays!

Grab your tickets online and grab your favourite person to enjoy this timeless classic with.

7. Sing your heart out at a musical

The Wiz will be gracing 5th Avenue Theatre from November 20th to December 23rd, and you can snag your tickets here—with a 25% discount!

Feel the power of love overflowing at this dazzling reimagining of The Wizard of Oz! With a soaring soul, R&B, and gospel score featuring hit songs “Brand New Day,” “Ease on Down the Road,” and “Home,” this fun, fresh 5th Avenue Theatre production is a hit the whole family will enjoy.

8. Catch a concert at Climate Pledge

From Lizzo on November 9th, to Smashing Pumpkins and Jane’s Addiction on November 12th to Kevin Hart on December 4th, there’s plenty to see at Climate Pledge Arena this holiday season!

9. Taste test the best at Winter Beerfest

The ever-popular Winter Beer Festival takes place at Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park in the Sand Point neighborhood of Seattle. This holiday beer tasting tradition will take place on December 2nd and December 3rd, and will feature up to 30 Washington state breweries pouring your favorite dark malty stouts, robust winter warmers, barrel-aged gems, piney IPAs and many more unique beers.

10. New Years at The Needle

Ring in the New Year right! Fireworks will return to Seattle’s skies combining live pyrotechnics and augmented reality for an out-of-this-world show to ring in 2023.

CONTEST

For your chance to win two round-trip tickets on the FRS Clipper for a trip to Seattle, PLUS a two night stay with Edgewater Hotel Seattle, please do one or more of the following:

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Contest entries will be accepted from time and date of publishing until 11:59 pm PST on November 7th, 2022. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they enter by. Make sure to register when leaving a comment below so we can contact you if you win!

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