Seattle Carousel Magic

By Kimberly Ellertson

Westlake Carousel

The Ellertsons at Seattle’s own Westlake Carousel

December in Seattle is magical. And even more magical through the eyes of a toddler. I’ve had the good fortune of riding a carousel about a million times in my life. (Ok, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration). But it was definitely the most wonderful treat to ride the Holiday Carousel presented by King 5, in Westlake Park with my little one. His eyes were open wide, taking it all in, and pointing from horse to horse with eagerness and anticipation.

Under the glowing lights of the Macy’s holiday star, next to the enormous Christmas tree at Westlake Center, my little family felt feverishly festive and ready for the Holiday spirit to wash over us.

Momma Tip: Bring a few extra dollars to teach your kids the importance of giving to others. Proceeds from the carousel benefit Treehouse, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to giving foster kids a childhood and a future. It’s a lesson that is especially important during the Holiday season.

About the Author

Kim Ellertson

Kimberly Ellertson is the Director of Marketing for the Greater Woodinville Chamber of Commerce, also the place she calls her hometown. She’s a wife to an adventure-seeking husband and momma to two active young boys. She and her family enjoy exploring and outdoor adventure around Washington State. She’s also known to enjoy a girl’s night out with a glass of #WAwine from Woodinville in hand!

Kim Ellertson

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