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The Sorrento is more than a bastion of hospitality for visitors. Since the very beginning, Seattle’s most invigorated minds and outsized talents—poets and playwrights, opera singers and burlesque stars—have found inspiration and audiences under our roof.

These days, the Fireside Room and the Top of the Town bustle with regularly scheduled lectures, readings, musical performances and eclectic events that transcend easy description.

Holidays at Hotel Sorrento

For more than a hundred years, Hotel Sorrento has delighted Seattle with holiday festivities! Our Fireside Room welcomes with joyful holiday decor, and bustles with song and activity.  Join us this season as we feature events that are sure to create magical holiday memories.

Holiday Tea in the Fireside Room

Join us for a traditional holiday tea in the month of December.  From December 1-23 and December 26-30, we will be serving tea in the Fireside Room.

On Sundays, Emma Caroline Baker will serenade with jazz from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm during Holiday tea.

$37 per person / children under 12: $19
24-Hour advance reservations are required.  Email party@hotelsorrento.com
Please note that holiday tea will not be available on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
View our Tea Menu


Few things will get you in the spirit of the holidays like an a cappella quartet singing holiday songs that will transport you back to your favorite holiday memories, while you create new ones in one of Seattle most celebrated venues. This year, we will feature a The Dickens Carolers and a special performance by The Beaconettes on December 12 ! Join us on select evenings in the Fireside Room, to experience this holiday treat.

For caroling times, explore our Event Calendar

Sunday with Santa

On Sunday, December 16, Santa pays a very special visit to Hotel Sorrento!  Stop by for a photo with Saint Nick from 12pm -3 pm and cookie decorating!  Bring your own camera (BYOC) for photos.  While you’re here, make a reservation for Holiday Tea in the Fireside Room!

Fireside Live Music

The fun in the Fireside continues on Friday and Saturday nights from 7-10 PM.  From December 1 – 22, join us as local bands croon holiday tunes and other classics.

Explore our Event Calendar

A New Year’s Eve Golden Masquarade

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style at Hotel Sorrento + Piper Heidsieck’s Golden Masquerade.  Adorn your most exquisite masks, dress in your finest attire, and enjoy a sumptuous evening of cocktails, live music, and Piper Heidsieck champagne!

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The Sorrento is part of the humming social web that comprises Seattle, offering a dramatic stage and interested audience to the city’s skilled artisans, craftspeople and creative professionals.

Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce

The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce works daily to increase and maintain the vitality of our neighborhood by supporting commerce and creating platforms for important discussions about better transportation, development, housing and community spaces – all the while maintaining the unique character that is Capitol Hill. This makes the work of our Chamber broader than many traditional Chambers of Commerce and it’s why we’re not your daddy’s chamber.

DIFFA (Design Industries Fighting Aids)

DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS is one of the country’s largest supporters of direct care for people living with HIV/AIDS and preventive education for those at risk. Merging care and commerce, supporters of DIFFA come from all fields of fine design and the visual arts, including: architecture, fashion design, interior design, photography and consumer product design.

Elliot Bay Book Company

Located in the heart of Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood business district, The Elliott Bay Book Company is a full service bookstore, home to over 150,000 titles, set on cedar shelves in a multi-level, inviting unique atmosphere.

Frye Art Museum

Located on Seattle’s First Hill, the Frye Art Museum first opened its doors in 1952 as the legacy of Charles and Emma Frye, prominent early-twentieth century Seattle business leaders and art collectors.

Since that time, works from the Frye Founding Collection of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century European paintings have continuously been on view. The Museum also hosts notable exhibitions of works by internationally renowned and emerging artists, as well as extensive public programs.

Historic Seattle

Historic Seattle is a public development authority established by city ordinance in 1974.

For 40 years Historic Seattle has shown what can be done quietly in the background with technical assistance and feasibility studies, and loudly by plunging head-on into full scale redevelopment of buildings that no one else in the community would assume responsibility to protect.

Northwest Film Forum

Northwest Film Forum is Seattle's premier film arts organization, screening over 200 independently made and classic films annually, offering a year-round schedule of filmmaking classes for all ages, and supporting filmmakers at all stages of their careers.

Seattle Arts & Lectures

Seattle Arts & Lectures champions the literary arts by engaging and inspiring readers and writers of all generations in the greater Puget Sound region.

SAM (Seattle Art Museum)

Seattle Chamber of Commerce

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce is the largest and most diverse business association in the Puget Sound region. Founded in 1882 by local business leaders, the Chamber today is an independent organization representing 2,200 companies and a regional workforce of approximately 700,000.

SIFF (Seattle International Film Festival)

SIFF has been bringing great film experiences to the Northwest for over 40 years! Our year-round programming has three core programs, consisting of SIFF Education, SIFF Cinema, and Seattle International Film Festival.

Seattle Mayor’s Office of Film + Music

The Seattle Mayor's Office of Film and Music is devoted to promoting Seattle's film and music industries.

Town Hall Seattle

Town Hall fosters the expression & exchange of ideas through a wide range of arts, education, humanities, & civic programs.

Washington Filmworks

Washington Filmworks is the non-profit 501 (c)(6) organization that manages the state film and production incentive programs. Its mission is to create economic development opportunities by building and enhancing the competitiveness, profile and sustainability of Washington’s film industry.