Weekend Traffic Advisory and Transit Alert

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2:
Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition: The 30th annual caroling competition at Westlake Park and surrounding streets starts at 6 p.m.  5th Ave will be closed between Olive Way and Pike St from 5:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Pine St will close between 4th Ave and 7th Ave from 5:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. About 9,000 people are expected to attend.

Transit service that operates through downtown Seattle, along Pine Street and near Westlake Center, will be rerouted or delayed due to street closures, crowds, and traffic associated with the Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition from about 5:30 to 9:00 PM.

Metro routes 7, 10, 11, 43, 47, 49, 216, 218, 219 and Sound Transit Route 545 will be rerouted during this event. It is expected that most other transit service in the downtown Seattle area will experience schedule delays due to crowds and traffic.

Visit the Service Advisories page for specific reroute and bus stop information associated with this event. Transit reroute start and end times may be subject to change.

Visit Metro’s Online Regional Trip Planner to find out how to get to and from events and locations.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4:
Pacific Northwest Ballet presents George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker at McCaw Hall. Show times vary.  About 3,000 people are expected to attend each performance.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3:
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of the Americas Celebration Procession: The procession starts at St. Mary’s at 20th Ave and S Weller St at 10:30 a.m., heads north on 20th, west on E Jackson St, north on 12th Ave, west on Cherry St, north on 9th Ave to Columbia St and ends at St. James Cathedral. About 1,000 people are expected to attend.

Seattle Women March Against Hate: March begins at 1 p.m. from Volunteer Park to Cal Anderson Park via Broadway Ave E on Capitol Hill. About 2,000 people are expected to attend.

West Seattle Hometown Holidays: Holiday Tree Lighting event at Junction Plaza Park with an evening craft market. SW Alaska Way will close between 42nd Ave SW and California Ave SW from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. About 800 people are expected to attend.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4:
Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers at 5:30 p.m. at CenturyLink Field. Go Hawks! About 65,000 people are expected to attend.

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