The Contest:  Greetings Market Explorers! Celebrate the holiday season with this fun and festive Instagram contest and giveaway. It’s easy to participate. Snap a selfie while shopping for holiday food and gifts from Pike Place merchants and post it with the hashtag #PikePlaceHolidays for a chance to win a Market Gift Tote filled with local goodies (over $100 value). Photos must […]

Searching for a fun, unique and festive activity this holiday season? The Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition and Fundraiser, presented this year by McKinley Irvin Family Law, is truly an enchanted event that appeals to all ages. This year, Figgy Pudding celebrates its 30th anniversary in Downtown Seattle/Westlake Center, and of course in creative song and in […]

The Market’s maze-like Lower Levels are full of wonders around every corner—specialty shops with rare collectibles, secondhand curios, and handmade art from around the world—just waiting to be discovered by locals and visitors alike. Enter Sarah Miller and Kristina Knaus, the dynamic PNW blogger duo that makes up Rain or Shine Guides! These two curious Seattleites […]

Enjoy this helpful get-ready-for-Thanksgiving guide to Pike Place Market!  Welcome to Seattle’s epicenter of fresh produce, specialty foods and independent businesses, where you shop directly from our butchers, bakers, farmers and other specialty food producers. Follow this printable Pocket Guide and let Market merchants help you prepare for fabulous holiday meals and easy-to-host parties. You’ll find everything […]

How the Pike Place Market Cares for its Own:  By helping vendors that have fallen on hard times, Sharon Shaw and the Market Safety Net have created an essential pillar of support for a tight-knit community. Photo by Rosemary Dai Ross/POSTheadshots Sharon Shaw’s love for Pike Place Market stretches back 32 years. It was then, […]