Sit with Santa at Nordstrom's Gingerbread Cottage
There are many Santas throughout Seattle
— and more than one in downtown Seattle alone — but Nordstrom’s Santa surely has the most elaborate set-up: a colorful gingerbread house full of antsy kids and stoic parents waiting for their turn with the man in the red suit. Kids can tell Santa their fondest wishes and pose for a holiday picture. Around the corner, you can peek in the plate-glass windows and see Santa at work. “Culturally diverse” and American Sign Language Santas are available on certain days; call ahead for details.