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.