The holidays are right around the corner. Make a holiday getaway to Lynnwood the highlight of your season! A shopping destination in its own right, Lynnwood is a great place to tackle your 2021 Holiday Shopping “Nice List.” And located just 16 miles north of Seattle and a day-trip-length drive from other popular Pacific Northwest destinations, you might just want to make Lynnwood home base while you explore all that the region has to offer.
Perhaps the most notable destination in Lynnwood is the Alderwood Mall. It is the largest indoor/outdoor shopping center in the region. And with everything from department and electronic stores to specialty boutiques and well-known clothing retailers, Alderwood Mall is perfect if you want to shop local while also getting the perfect gift for even the hardest-to-shop-for person on your list.
Make a Day of it: Dining and Entertainment
You can’t power shop without adequate fuel. Alderwood Mall offers everything from snacks and drinks to sit-down dining. Start your day with a nutritious smoothie from Emerald City Smoothie in The Village, hit the food court to refuel at lunchtime for Thai food to-go from Lai Thai Restaurant, and enjoy world-famous seafood at Anthony’s for dinner.
A day of shopping is all the more enjoyable when you can kick back with your feet up afterward. Do that with a holiday film to entertain you – Alderwood Mall even has an onsite movie theater.
Support Local: Surprise & Delight!
Want to keep your holiday shopping a little less mainstream and a little more “shop local”? Plan your visit in November and check out the Snohomish “Harvested Holiday Market” on November 13, 2021. This one-day-only event features over 150 local farmers, artisans, food makers, food trucks, and more! Stock up for Thanksgiving and get your holiday shopping done all in one place. Food trucks and a coffee/espresso trailer will be located outside so you can grab a bite to eat before, during, or after your shopping experience.
You might also enjoy the Edmonds Holiday Market. Held outdoors every Saturday throughout November and December, this is a naturally distanced way to get meaningful gifts for your loved ones while being delighted by holiday wonder! More than 50 vendors will ensure a bustling market, bringing everything from cured meats, preserved foods and cheeses, to baked goods and sweets so your holiday entertaining will be wow-worthy. Check off your holiday shopping list, too, with wine, jewelry, pottery, and many specialty gift items. Eat, shop, and be merry in Edmonds with their wonderland of lights, music, holiday wreaths and greetings on shop fronts, and visits by Emily the Holiday Elf.
Temple Distilling in Lynnwood is a hidden gem, offering an intimate craft cocktail bar and tasting room adjacent to the distillery warehouse. Sit down at the bar and look out at the copper stills as you taste through their portfolio of five gins and a limoncello, or try one of the rotating cocktails that are always complex and delicious. Temple Distilling’s Chapter One London Dry and Navy Strength Gins have won multiple awards, including a Gold Medal at the San Francisco International Spirits Competition and several Best in Class top spots in other international blind taste tests. Their Woodcut Barrel Rested Gin was named one of the Top 100 Spirits in the US in 2016 by Wine Enthusiast. Come see what the hype is all about!
The tasting room is open on Fridays from 4-7, Saturdays from 12-5, and Sundays from 12-5. They also take appointments throughout the week. And if you’re traveling with kids or your quarantine pet, good news! Temple Distilling is family and pet friendly.
Visiting family in the Pacific Northwest? Stay in Lynnwood!
The holidays can be stressful enough. If you’re traveling to the Pacific Northwest for the holidays to visit family, you’ll likely arrive a little stressed out. Unwind, unpack, and make yourself at home in one of our fantastic lodging properties instead of the guest room at your in-laws’ place. You can arrive for family dinner and holiday festivities refreshed and relaxed. Then you’ll return to a tidy room, freshly-made bed, and complimentary amenities provided by Lynnwood’s fantastic hospitality partners.
Hosting a holiday get-together? Consider the Lynnwood Convention Center!
From larger company parties to smaller holiday family reunions, the Lynnwood Convention Center makes the perfect venue for events large and small. If you have been dreaming of hosting a larger holiday gathering but were concerned about being cramped for space, the Lynnwood Convention Center offers a variety of spaces and event packages that will ensure the utmost safety for your event and the utmost enjoyment for your attendees.
Whether visiting for leisure, visiting for business, or visiting family, a stay in Lynnwood during the holiday season will be safe, enjoyable, and affordable. We look forward to giving you a festive holiday welcome.
This won’t be an ordinary holiday season. But in Lynnwood and its immediate surrounding areas, the holidays can still be extraordinary — with health and safety always in mind. Lynnwood’s array of holiday shopping offers an easy and fun way to check everyone off the list. But shopping is just one way to celebrate the season.
Lynnwood, just 16 miles north of Seattle, and the surrounding communities have made all kinds of changes — all to ensure everyone stays safe while still savoring this most special time of year
Save a spot at Alderwood Mall
With nearly 200 shops, department and electronic stores, specialty boutiques, and more, Alderwood Mall is the center of the Lynnwood shopping experience. This year, Alderwood is making it particularly easy to avoid the holiday rush with the new Alderwood Spot Holder program.
The program allows shoppers to avoid waiting in line by reserving a time at their favorite stores. It’s as easy as scanning a code at the front of a participating store, choosing a time to shop, and meeting at the front door of the store. In the meantime, relax and enjoy a hot chocolate or coffee. There may be no easier way to shop.
Visit with Santa, virtually
No Christmas would be complete without a visit with Santa. This year, the Alderwood Mall is making it easy with several ways to have a virtual visit with Santa.
Santa’s helpers have been hard at work decking the halls for a North Pole Virtual Visit, which features an array of experiences to choose from. Visit with Santa live from the North Pole, enjoy the reading of your favorite Christmas tale by Santa and Mrs. Claus, or have Santa send a special message to your child with a pre-recorded, personalized video.
Drive-thru The Lights of Christmas
Stanwood, a charming hamlet north of Lynnwood, is celebrating the holidays like few others with The Lights of Christmas. This year, the cherished tradition continues. Held all season long, this year will feature the same dazzling light displays that wow kids and kids at heart. But it will be a drive-thru experience to ensure the safety of all revelers.
See spectacular lights, wave to Santa and Mrs. Claus, all while listening to Christmas music from the comfort of the car.
Edmonds Holiday Market
Give the gift of something truly meaningful at the annual Edmonds Holiday Market, a traditional outdoor market filled with the products of local crafters and farmers. Held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays from Dec. 5 through Dec. 19, the Holiday Market invites all to shop local wares while staying safe by remaining socially distanced, masked and outdoors.
Set on Fifth Avenue, between City Hall and the Edmonds Historical Museum, the market is home to more than 50 vendors. From wine, jewelry, pottery, and many specialty gift items to cured meats, preserved foods and cheeses, and baked goods and sweets, just about everything you’ll want for the holidays is here.
In Lynnwood, shopping can still be among the highlights of this holiday season, rather than a cause for worry. In fact, in this most unusual year this charming town just 16 miles north of Seattle may just be the ideal place to cross everyone you love off your list – safely.
What’s to love about shopping this season in Lynnwood? Well, with shopping experiences that range from the eclectic to the traditional, a town-wide devotion to keeping everyone safe, and with Santa very much still coming to town, just about everything.
The hub of Lynnwood’s shopping scene, the Alderwood Mall is a place to find everything on your list, all while keeping shoppers safe with strict adherence to the latest health and safety guidelines. With nearly 200 shops, department and electronic stores, specialty boutiques, and more, Alderwood Mall is the largest indoor/outdoor shopping center in the region.
We all want to celebrate our time-honored holiday traditions, and no holiday season is complete without a visit from Santa. This year, Santa will be making socially distant visits with the kids in addition to offering a virtual experience. And with the AMC Loews Cineplex open at 40% capacity, the family can still share in a holiday film.
Use our handy shopping tool to make the most of your day of shopping. And Alderwood Mall has devised additional plans to limit lines and avoid crowds, keeping everyone safe and healthy this holiday season.
A holiday market tradition
Find something creative and local – while getting your shopping done early and outdoors – with a beloved holiday shopping tradition. The Snohomish Harvested Holiday Market is set for Saturday, Nov. 14 at Stocker Farms. Presented by the Snohomish Farmers Market, the Holiday Market will again feature wares from more than 60 local businesses, crafters, artisans, purveyors of fine foods and more, so finding the perfect gift shouldn’t be hard. And it will all happen in a safe environment where social distancing and masks will be required.
Staying in Lynnwood
With so many shops to choose from and the largest indoor/outdoor shopping center in the region, consider extending the trip for a night or the whole weekend. Home to more than 1,000 rooms and suites with an average rate 40% less than Seattle, the hotels of Lynnwood make for an ideal launching point to take in all the holiday sights — not just in Lynnwood but for the entire region.
Nearby shopping at Alderwood mall, phenomenal dining, and exciting activities are all in short proximity to Lynnwood’s hotels, and each hotel is strictly following health and safety guidelines to keep guests safe.