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Thanksgiving Day - What is Open

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Thanksgiving Day - What is Open

This thread is for people to add information on what is open on Thanksgiving Day.

I posted separately about restaurants.

The West Seattle Blog has a page on things open on Thanksgiving (and other information for the holiday season).


I will continue to post as I find more useful information.

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1. Re: Thanksgiving Day - What is Open

This is really more about early Black Friday Thursday night:


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2. Re: Thanksgiving Day - What is Open

A few museums and attractions will be open today.

The Space Needle is open including the restaurant and the gift shop.

From the Seattle Center website listing of things going on today:

10:00 AM

Seattle Interactive Media Museum


Center House Program Space

1:00 PM

Thanksgiving Dinner at SkyCity

Celebrate the gift of family, friends, and delicious food

Space Needle

4:00 PM

Campus Luminata sponsored by T-Mobile

Glittering lights & colorful patterns dance during Winterfest

Grounds / Public Space

Winterfest Holiday Outdoor Campus Lighting

Outdoor Lighting

Grounds / Public Space

The Aquarium is open. Here are the hours from the website:

Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving Day 9:30am-3pm

(The Aquarium Café is closed today. The Aquarium Store is open.)

Olympic Sculpture Park (minus the Paccar pavilion) is open.

Argosy harbor cruise is operating.

Woodland Park Zoo is open. It looks like they are open until 4pm. They are doing an Apple Cup Discount promotion. From the website:

Go Dawgs! Go Cougs! Celebrate the Apple Cup with a visit to Woodland Park Zoo and an admission discount. From Nov. 19-25, wear any garb from University of Washington or Washington State University, such as a jersey, sweatshirt, hat or gloves, and receive half off zoo admission. Or, show a valid student ID from either university.

The admission discount applies only to the child or adult wearing the university sportswear and is not to be combined with other discounts or promotions. The discount does not apply to the after-hours winter lights festival, WildLights presented by KeyBank.

The calendar indicates that the discount is running through the weekend.

The Ballard locks are open today until 8:45 for the fish ladder and 9pm for grounds. It is unclear whether the visitor center is open but the website says seasonal days and hours are open 10a-4p except closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Edited: 2:50 pm, November 22, 2012
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