Enchanting! Magical! Unbelievable!

The event started out as an idea to support the Warm Beach Camp nonprofit in the off season back in 1996. Now, it has become a community staple in the Pacific Northwest, with over one million lights displayed each year, and over 1.5 million people attending since the annual event started in 1997.


The Lights of Christmas Event

The ministry at Warm Beach Camp, a 501(c)3 organization, desires to provide an event that will bring the joy of Christmas to families in the community. This event allows families to create Christmas memories together that will last a lifetime. Our hope is that families experience the joy and hope of Christmas while drawing closer to each other.

History of the Event

One of Warm Beach Camp’s Board members had been concerned that the nonprofit could better impact the community during the slower season (Thanksgiving--New Year’s Day). After experiencing Nashville’s Opryland Theme Park's lighted event "Christmas in the Park" in Nashville, TN, he began envisioning how Warm Beach could import some of those concepts. In 1996, a team of four staff members visited "Christmas in the Park" to answer the question, "Is there something Warm Beach Camp could do to more effectively impact the community during the holiday season?” Stemming from that visit and many staff and Board meetings, the Board of Directors adopted a program model that has grown and shifts as the as the nonprofit conitinues to strive to create lasting impact in the community.


Holiday Donations

Help share the hope and joy of Christmas with the community! All holiday donations go into The Lights of Christmas for All fund. This provides admission tickets to nonprofit and church groups to hand out to those in the community in need. Donations are tax-deductible.

Are you a family that needs support? Email tickets@thelightsofchristmas.com for more information.

We are still accepting nonprofits and churches who would like to be part of this initiative please send inquiries to tickets@thelightsofchristmas.com.