THE LIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS
Enchanting! Magical! Unbelievable!
What started out as an idea for the slower season in 1996, has become the largest Christmas festival in the Pacific Northwest, with over one million lights and over 1.5 million people since the annual event started in 1997.
The Lights of Christmas Event
The ministry at Warm Beach Camp & Conference Center, a 501(c)3 organization, desires to provide an event that will bring the joy of Christmas to families around Western Washington. This event allows families to create Christmas memories together that will last a lifetime. Our hope is that families experience the magic of Christmas while drawing closer to each other.
One of Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center’s Board members had been concerned that Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center could better reach out to the community during our 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 could do to more effectively reach out during the holiday season?” Stemming from that visit and many staff and Board meetings, the Board of Directors adopted the program model we now know as The Lights of Christmas, which they launched in 1997.
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.
Are you a family that needs support? Email email@example.com for more information.
We are still accepting nonprofits and churches who would like to be part of this initiative please send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.