7 imagesLike several cities around the world, there is usually something magical in the air during the holiday season. As each year nears its conclusion, the city decorates itself in dazzling lights and sparkling ornaments, creating a festive mood inviting to residents and visitors alike. Seattle is no different! On January 1st and July 4th every year, the Emerald City hosts a captivating fireworks display that draws the attention of hundreds -- if not, thousands -- of people! The prior event welcomes the new year, and the latter observes America’s birthday. Both festivities are quite memorable! Enjoy some images of Seattle during these special occasions!