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Making Your Holiday Outing a Whole Day Event!

It’s time to start planning your outing to The Lights of Christmas! The event may open at night, but there is so much to do within the community around The Lights of Christmas it’s easy to spend a whole day in our neck of the woods! Here are some staff favorite activities, sights, and tastes…

Volunteering at The Lights of Christmas

The Lights of Christmas volunteer sign-up is now open! Volunteers are the face of the event and the reason The Lights of Christmas can happen each year! By providing hospitality and spreading Christmas cheer to guests in the form of a warm smile, a wave, clear directions and so much more, volunteers are essential for…

The History of Cascade Splendor

Some may not know this, but the gigantic mountain scene at The Lights of Christmas actually has a name. The massive display that debuted in 2006 is called Cascade Splendor and it has a beautiful story. Cascade Splendor is 247 feet long, it’s made of 3.65 miles worth of string lights, and contains 60,830 lightbulbs.…

The History of Bruce the Spruce

Bruce the Spruce is a mainstay at The Lights of Christmas, making people laugh since the very beginning of the event. For the past few years, he and his classic jokes could be heard as the host of our radio station, and you could see him dancing around in a bright projection mapping display. He…

A Christmas to Remember

The Lights of Christmas event is almost here! This year, we are so excited to be celebrating 25 years of Christmas magic! With over a million lights hung throughout the route, this drive-thru experience is one you don’t want to miss. As we look forward to this year, we are reminded of all the festivities…

An Amazing Season in 2021

Thank you to everyone who participated in, and helped with, The Lights of Christmas 2021 Drive-Thru event. It was a wonderful season! 22,000 cars came through the event. Lots of vehicles were festively decorated, or the people inside were dressed in Christmas swag laughing and singing out the windows. The amount of joy shown from…

A Wonderful Season

The Lights of Christmas 2021 season is in the books! Even though the event was a drive-thru due to staffing shortages and Covid precautions, many families packed into their car and had a wonderful experience at the event. We were blessed to serve so many this holiday season, lavishly celebrating Christmas.  Here’s a few highlights…

Get Your Snack On 

There’s nothing quite like holiday food! It truly brings people together. From holiday ham to homemade cookies, holiday food grows connection and often our waistlines too. Here are some favorite holiday snacks from the staff at The Lights of Christmas.  Italian Christmas Cookies– “My favorites are Italian Christmas Cookies and ‘Reindeer Chow’ which is a sweet Chex-mix.” Kayla…

10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Drive-Thru Experience

Getting ready for your trip to The Light of Christmas this year? Here are ten tips to help you get the most out of your drive-thru experience.   1) Order your ticket in advance online at www.TheLightsofChristmas.com  Tickets are only available online. Select your date and time at purchase and arrive during the hour selected. Tickets range between $25-30 per 1-12 passenger vehicle depending on…

A Christmas Night Out

The Lights of Christmas presents… A Drive-Thru Christmas is off and running! While the event happens at night, why not make a day out of it? There are lots of fun things to do in Stanwood, WA. Check out these cool local spots!  1) Eat some delicious food.  Get a bite to eat at a local restaurant. There…

Decorating for the Holidays

It’s that time of year! Time to decorate! While some of the staff at The Lights of Christmas have already decorated their homes for Christmas, many people around the world will start their decorating festivities after Thanksgiving.   Here are some fun ways to spruce up your holiday decorating this year!  1) Check out Pinterest  Pinterest is home…

Highlights from The Lights of Christmas Drive-Thru 

2020 was a difficult year for the community and the world. We were honored to bring the hope of Christmas through a modified drive-thru event last year.   Thanks to our hard-working staff and supportive community we can provide a Drive-Thru Christmas event for the community this year. Sure, it is different than the festival event, yet due to staffing shortages and continued COVID guidelines, leadership of The Lights of…

Top 5 Staff Favorite Displays 

The Lights of Christmas staff work hard every year to share the message and joy of Christmas with the community. Through this work, they too have been positively impacted by the annual event! Not only by the displays but by the families and individuals they serve during the holidays.   Here is the inside scoop on the top 5…

The Lights of Christmas 2021

The Lights of Christmas presents… A Drive-Thru Christmas www.TheLightsofChristmas.com For Immediate Release October 15, 2021 Contact: Carl Kulper, Communications Specialist Warm Beach Camp & Conference Center Home of The Lights of Christmas ckulper@warmbeach.com / 360-312-3557 www.TheLightsofChristmas.com | Facebook.com/TheLightsOfChristmasFestival/ The Lights of Christmas presents… A Drive-Thru Christmas October 2021, Stanwood, WA – There is something special…

Introducing the New Director for The Lights of Christmas

Warm Beach Camp & Conference Center, home of The Lights of Christmas, is excited to announce Kayla Castiglione as the new Director of The Lights of Christmas. The leadership team believes in Kayla and her vision for the future of the event. Kayla grew up volunteering at The Lights of Christmas with her mom and…

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