About the Event
THE LIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
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 1,243,000 people since the annual event started in 1997.
A Drive-Thru Christmas
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.
Give the gift of camp! When Warm Beach Camp is not hosting The Lights of Christmas, we are serving our community with camping and retreat opportunities. You can make a camp experience possible for people with economic hardship by donating to the Kids 2 Camp scholarship fund. Donations are tax-deductible. If you would like to learn more, visit sendkids2camp.com.