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Early Closure on Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Monorail will close early at 7:00 PM today due to inclement weather.

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Monorail to New Year’s Eve Fireworks at the Space Needle

Space Needle and Monorail

December 31, 2011: Enjoy a spectacular fireworks show from the Space Needle this New Year’s Eve! The Monorail will be open until 1:00 AM for the show.  Due to regulations, the Monorail will carry its last passengers from Westlake Center to Seattle Center at 11:15PM. The Monorail will resume service from Seattle Center to Westlake Center once we receive the “ALL CLEAR” from the Fire Marshall (estimated to be 12:20AM) and will carry passengers until 1:00AM. The Monorail will not be in service from 11:15PM to about 12:20AM due to safety regulations, so make sure you catch it before 11:15PM so you don’t miss the fireworks show!

January 1, 2012: The Monorail will be open from 10:00AM to 9:00PM. Children (12 and under) ride FREE from 10:00AM to 12:00PM!

Seattle Monorail Holiday Hours

Seattle Monorail Holiday Schedule:

Current Hours of Operation:

  • Monday-Friday: 7:30AM-11:00PM
  • Saturday-Sunday: 8:30AM-11:00PM

Christmas Eve:

The Monorail will close early at 7:00PM on December 24, 2011.

Christmas Day:

The Monorail is closed on December 25, 2011.

New Years Eve:

On December 31. 2011, the Monorail will be open until 1:00AM for the New Year’s Eve fireworks celebration at the Space Needle.  Due to regulations, the Monorail will carry its last passengers from Westlake Center to Seattle Center at 11:15PM. We will resume service from Seattle Center to Westlake Center once we receive the ‘ALL CLEAR’ from the Fire Marshall (estimated to be 12:20AM). So, from 11:15PM to approximately 12:20AM, the Monorail will not be in service.

New Years Day:

  • The Monorail will open from 10:00AM to 9:00PM.
  • Children 12 and under can ride for FREE from 10:00AM to noon!

Winter Hours (effective January 2, 2012):

  • Open Monday-Friday: 7:30AM
  • Open Saturday-Sunday: 8:30AM
  • Closed Sunday-Thursday: 9:00PM
  • Closed Friday-Saturday: 11:00PM

* The Monorail will extend hours of operation for special events at Seattle Center, please check the RIDER ALERTS section of our website for schedule changes.

Seattle Monorail Holiday Schedule

Holiday Activities:

There’s so much to do at Seattle Center’s Winterfest during the holidays. Hop on the Monorail from downtown’s Westlake Center and explore all that Seattle Center has to offer including the enchanting miniature Winter Train and Village inside Center House and the Winterfest Ice Rink at Fisher Pavilion.

Seattle Center offers a variety of free and affordable activities as well as performances by more than 100 student groups. Don’t miss out!

Holidays in the City is back! This is a great resource that provides up-to-date information about all the holiday events and activities happening downtown. There is also a free Holidays in the City app available for Apple products: click HERE to learn more and download.

Don’t forget to visit the KING 5 Wonderland Holiday Carousel! Your generous ticket donation goes to support the work of the Downtown Seattle Association and Treehouse, a local nonprofit organization offering kids in foster care what all children so desperately need – a safe place to dream.

Seattle Monorail Schedule:

Current Hours of Operation:

  • Monday-Friday: 7:30AM-11:00PM
  • Saturday-Sunday: 8:30AM-11:00PM

Christmas Eve:

The Monorail will close early at 7:00PM on December 24, 2011.

Christmas Day:

The Monorail is closed on December 25, 2011.

New Years Eve:

On December 31. 2011, the Monorail will be open until 1:00AM for the New Year’s Eve fireworks at the Space Needle.  Due to regulations, the Monorail will carry its last passengers from Westlake Center to Seattle Center at approximately 11:15PM. We will resume service from Seattle Center to Westlake Center once we receive the ‘ALL CLEAR’ from the Fire Marshall (estimated to be 12:20AM).

New Years Day:

  • The Monorail will open from 10:00AM to 9:00PM.
  • Children 12 and under can ride for FREE from 10:00AM to noon!

Winter Hours (effective January 2, 2012):

  • Open Monday-Friday: 7:30AM
  • Open Saturday-Sunday: 8:30AM
  • Closed Sunday-Thursday: 9:00PM
  • Closed Friday-Saturday: 11:00PM

* The Monorail will extend hours of operation for special events at Seattle Center, please check the RIDER ALERTS section of our website for schedule changes.

Treehouse ‘Ride Into the Holidays’ Event at the Monorail

Understanding that the holidays can be an especially difficult time for kids in foster care, Seattle Monorail Services and the Downtown Seattle Association wanted to do something special for Treehouse kids and families.  Treehouse is a local nonprofit organization that serves the needs of kids in foster care.

On Friday, November 25, 2011, over 100 Treehouse kids and family members gathered on the Seattle Center Monorail platform for treats and beverages donated by Starbucks Coffee Company.

Guests then boarded the Monorail Red Train for an extended, exclusive, Treehouse-only ride to the tree lighting ceremony at Westlake. During the trip, several amazing raffle prizes were given away including tickets to The Children’s Museum, Ride the Ducks of Seattle, and Argosy Cruises.

After exiting the Monorail at Westlake Center, Treehouse guests were escorted by Metropolitan Improvement District Ambassadors to the VIP area of the Carousel to watch the treelighting and lighting of the Macy’s star.

Treehouse kids were then invited to pick a horse on the Carousel for the ‘first ride of the season’.

If you’d like to help Treehouse, you can pick up a Treehouse shopping bag at the Seattle Center Monorail platform and purchase a gift for a foster child while you’re downtown.  When you’re finished shopping, please drop the gift off at the Holiday Carousel conveniently located in Westlake Park (on Pine Street between 4th & 5th Avenue). Happy Holidays!

Seattle Monorail Ticket Fares

Monorail Ticket Rates:

  • Adults: $2.25
  • Youths (ages 5-12): $1.00
  • Reduced Rate (seniors 65+, disabled, Medicare card holder, active duty military): $1.00
  • Children 4 & under ride FREE

Roundtrip fare is twice the price of a one-way fare.

Cash Only – we do not accept the ORCA Card.

Seattle Monorail 50th Anniversary

Seattle Center Monorail celebrates its 50th Anniversary on March 24, 2012. We hope you’ll join us for the celebration!  We will be giving away prizes, offering guided tours, and will have many historic photos and artifacts on display at the Seattle Center platform.  We hope to see you there!

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Movies at the Mural – O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Don’t miss out! Tonight’s Movie at the Mural features ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou’.  The movie begins on the Mural Ampitheatre lawn at Seattle Center at approximately 9pm.  Seating is first come, first serve.  Food and beverages are available inside Center House and at food carts around the Seattle Center campus.  Seattle Center Monorail is open 8:30am-11pm today – it departs approximately every 10 minutes.

Monorail Open Late for Josh Groban Concert

Seattle Center Monorail will remain open until 12:00 AM on Saturday, August 27th because of the Josh Groban concert at KeyArena. The concert is expected to end at 11:30 PM, so attendees will have plenty of time to catch the Monorail back to Westlake Center after the show.

The Monorail will often extend hours of operation if there are large events happening on Seattle Center campus. For schedule changes, check for rider alerts on our website: http://www.seattlemonorail.com/rideralerts.php