# Seattle market
Winter at the Pike Place Market
The Pike Place Market is a tourist staple in Seattle, and deservedly so, but that also means its walkways are overflowing during the summer months. It can be a challenge to move through the crowds and get any shopping done. But, the market is open year-round – in fact, it’s only closed two days out of the year, on Thanksgiving and Christmas – so savvy locals know that the off season is prime time to shop the market.