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Ivar's Holiday Happenings


It’s the holiday season and we’ve got a lineup of festive activities for you and yours this time of year. From our Dancing “Santa” Clam and our beloved Clam Lights to delicious offerings throughout the month at our Seafood Bars and full-service restaurants, celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with our clammy family here at Ivar’s!

Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle. Come one, come all to our holiday happenings this season: 

  • All is clam, all is bright! As one of the largest public light displays on the Eastside, the 25th annual Clam Lights presented by Ivar’s is back at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park in Renton, running nightly through Jan. 1, 2018. The park features over 200,000 lights stunningly displayed throughout the decorated trees and shrubs in the park. The display is open every day from 5 to 9 p.m. and is free to all, including parking! Don’t forget to stop by Ivar’s Seafood Bar to warm up with a cup of Ivar’s famous clam chowder.

  • Strike a pose with Ivar’s Santa Clam at Ivar’s Acres of Clams (Pier 54, 1001 Alaskan Way). Ivar’s beloved Dancing Clam is getting a jolly new look as “Santa” Clam, adorned with festive holiday garb for children and families to take a holiday photo. The following Monday, Ivar’s posts all photos on for free digital download – perfect for holiday cards – and kids will receive a free holiday treat. “Santa” Clam will appear on three consecutive Saturdays, Dec. 8 and 15, from 12 – 3 p.m. Reservations recommended; call 206-624-6852 or reserve here

  • Help a child in need this holiday season by granting a wish from Ivar’s Giving Tree, benefiting families at Childhaven. Stop by participating Ivar’s and Kidd Valley restaurants to select a tag from the Giving Tree and return the unwrapped gift to the same location by no later than Dec. 11. Last year, the program contributed nearly 2,000 gifts to Childhaven families. Started in 1909, Childhaven is a statewide advocate and national model in the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect; learn more at

  • Eighth Annual Northwest Winter Beer Tasting at Ivar’s Acres of Clams (Pier 54, 1001 Alaskan Way). Now in its eighth year, Ivar’s Northwest Winter Beer Tasting is back on Dec. 6! From 6 – 9 p.m., sample the Northwest’s best winter beers while meeting the iconic brewers behind the libations and enjoy delicious bites prepared by Chef Chris Garr. Gluten-free options are available for both brews and bites. Featured breweries include: Bad Jimmy’s, Diamond Knot, Georgetown, Ghostfish, Maritime Pacific, Peddler, Pike, Pyramid, Rainier, Reuben’s Brews, Silver City and Tieton Cider Works. The event costs $45 and includes all tastings and paired appetizers. Reserve by calling 206-624-6852 or online.

  • Holiday Barbershop Quarters at Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing (710 Front Street, Mukilteo). Returning to Ivar's Mukilteo Landing for a holiday encore, the Kamiak High School Barbershop Ensembles will perform a collection of treasured holiday tunes. Join in and sing along or simply lend an ear to the special weekend performances starting at 6 p.m. from the men’s "Do Re Mingos" ensemble and women’s "Starry Knights" choral group. Enjoy four select appearances on Dec. 15, 16, 21 and 22. Reservations are strongly encouraged; call 425-742-6180 or reserve here.

  • SOLD OUT:  Ring in the New Year like never before at Ivar’s Salmon House (401 NE Northlake Way)! From 9 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. on Dec. 31, Ivar’s New Year’s Eve Party package for $95 includes party favors, unmatched views of Lake Union and the Seattle skyline and a luxurious dinner buffet from Chef James Somerville, featuring classic and modern seafood dishes. The evening also promises dance-all-night live and DJ entertainment featuring local favorite Diana Ruiz, a sky aglow with fireworks from the Space Needle and a complimentary glass of Champagne for a memorable midnight toast. Reservations required; call 206-632-0767.

  • Heat up holiday gift giving with Ivar’s Cookbook! Ivar's Seafood Cookbook: The O-fish-al Guide to Cooking the Northwest Catch is a perfect gift for even the hard-to-buy for people on this year’s list. The first-ever cookbook from Ivar’s features a collection of 62 fresh Northwest seafood recipes, including a version of Ivar’s famous Puget Sound Clam Chowder and Grilled Halibut Cheeks with Cherry Chutney, along with anecdotes and beautiful photos that explore the company’s rich history and 75 years of adventures. The book is available at Ivar’s Acres of Clams, Salmon House, Mukilteo Landing and Seafood Bar locations for $13.99.

  • Give Clams, Get Clams with Free Gift Cards! It’s the perfect, easy gift idea for the holidays. Receive a FREE $5 gift card for every $25 Ivar's Gift Card purchased. Gift cards are available online (free shipping) or, may be purchased (or redeemed) at Ivar’s Acres of Clams, Ivar's Salmon House, Ivar's Mukilteo Landing or Ivar's Seafood Bars throughout the region (excluding stadium locations). For more details


Whatever holiday you’re celebrating this season, we invite you to join us for a holly jolly time. Eat, drink and be merry wherever you decide to visit us!