For over 10 years, Kent Station has been a dining, shopping and entertainment destination in the heart of downtown Kent, Washington. With adjacent luxury style apartment complexes, Dwell and the Platform and its close proximity to the Sounder Train, it is the epitome of the urban core. Also, being close to the ShoWare Center, it is a destination place for thousands of visitors to Seattle Thunderbird games, concerts and events. During the colder winter months, shopping centers come alive. Lights twinkle, holiday music is in the air and children play through the station’s pathways. With everything from businesses to entertainment, there is something for everyone when you visit Kent Station. Of the many activities, below are 5 things to do when visiting Kent Station in the fall and winter months.
Visit Santa: A special time every year is when you see Santa’s chalet going up in the main courtyard. Starting with the festivities that welcome Santa’s arrival, visiting Santa and having your picture taken with him is an annual tradition.
Warm meals at Panera: Located at the northwest corner of Kent Station, Panera is the gathering place for a warm meal. Grab a breakfast sandwich before you shop or take a break to warm up to one of their famous soups. Too many to name, the Vegetarian Autumn Squash or Broccoli Cheddar are a couple of the favorites.
Watch a movie at AMC Theatres: With state of the art sound systems, multiple screens, including IMAX, these theaters are the best in the area. Not only do they always feature a great selection, they feature special programming, like film festivals and even the Metropolitan Opera.
Enjoy a latte from Dilettante and sit by outdoor fireplace: More than just a coffee shop, with a bright and inviting atmosphere, this is Kent Station’s gathering place. Also, just steps away, sit by the courtyard fireplace, taking in the festive atmosphere as you sip your warm latte.
Shop: Whether a gift at Zumiez, The Loft or new shoes at Road Runner Sports, you’ll find what you need at Kent Station’s seemingly endless number of retail shops.With Kent’s central location between Seattle and Tacoma, it is the perfect commuter’s location. Bringing living and shopping close to transit is an objective of an urban core. Add the variety of shops and dining options, as well as the Green River Community College campus and Kent Station is the choice for shopping, dining, learning and more! Visit https://www.kentstation.com/ and make it a common destination. You may find some other businesses that fit your needs there too.