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"Christmas on the Tumblin' D" - back by popular demand!

Desert Theater 009 web400The Christmas season is a time for friends and family to build memories shaped by love, joy, and laughter. What better way to celebrate than to enjoy an evening of Holiday Theatre at The Lights of Christmas!

Set amidst the enchantment of over one million lights, guests enjoy either Dinner Theatre with an exquisite five course meal, or Sunday Dessert Matinee with gourmet dessert and light appetizers. Each option features the delightful performance of Christmas on the Tumblin’ D by Victoria Ritchey. First debuted at The Lights of Christmas 2010, Tumbin’ D won wide acclaim for witty lines, clever plot twists, and hilarious character.

One 2010 attendee said, “The play this year was excellent, funny, poignant, the music was great. Best play ever.”

Christmas on the Tumbin’ D takes us back to the war year of 1941 on a Colorado Ranch where Lucy, a fashionable Boston girl, travels to spend the holidays with her aunt. As a big city, East Coast girl, Lucy is unprepared for the wild twists and turns her “quiet” country holiday takes. Music, humor, romance, and adventure await on the Tumblin’ D.

Make The Lights of Christmas Holiday Theatre part of your Christmas celebration this year!

Holiday Theatre reservations include admission to The Lights of Christmas Nightly Festival. Parking is free. Group discounts are available. See our Holiday Theatre page for details and reservations. Make reservations soon to get your best selection of dates.

The Lights of Christmas, Award-winning Christmas Festival

Fans rejoice every Thanksgiving knowing the Northwest’s largest Christmas festival opens in one week. On average the past four years, 66,000 patrons annually experience the enchantment of over one million lights in dazzling displays, live entertainment, food, gifts, children’s activities and more.

Over the last 19 years, The Lights of Christmas has become a must-see event in the Seattle area. The festival was designated one of North America’s Top 100 Events & Festivals in North America for 2016 by the American Bus Association (ABA). This award was also granted in 2010, 2011, and 2012. The Lights of Christmas was also listed as the best place to see Christmas lights in Washington State in 2015 by Travel + Leisure Magazine and as one of the 10 Best American Beach Towns for Christmas in 2015 by Coastal Living Magazine.

There is something special about The Lights of Christmas festival! More than lights, or shopping with lights around, The Lights of Christmas immerses guests into a range of experiences for young and old alike to share and treasure through the years.

“The atmosphere was incredible. So family friendly and cheerful. Really a highlight to our Christmas season.” - 2015 Guest

Creative light displays and animated scenes set the stage for this holiday wonderland. Live music and theatre across five stages bring enjoyment to young and old. Gift shops carry special hand-crafted items from local artisans. Food, including our acclaimed hot, fresh DONUTS, offer a wide range of options for anyone’s tastes. There are hands-on activities such as pony rides, petting farm, light maze, train ride, make your own toy or ornament, and, of course, Santa Claus.

There are many different ways to enjoy The Lights of Christmas. One thing is for sure, it’s an experience that brings the Christmas spirit to life!

Did you know you can stay overnight at The Lights?

Looking for a unique holiday idea for a family vacation or weekend getaway for your group? Come stay overnight at The Lights of Christmas, the largest holiday festival in the Pacific Northwest. The lodging is set amidst the beauty of over one million lights and an enchanting atmosphere sure to stir joy and wonder in your heart.

Overnight getaways at The Lights of Christmas, in Stanwood, WA, has become a tradition for many people since the event began in 1997. Guests enjoy special time together at the Nightly Festival or Holiday Theatre, and they don’t need to hurry home.

 “We’ve been to see The Lights for over 5 years, but this was the first year we stayed overnight. It was so great to have a nice warm room to come back to after enjoying the festivities.” – 2015 attendee

“The lights are just so beautiful and it helps kick off the holiday season! I love that you can spend the night there to avoid the long late night drive home.” – 2015 attendee

There are several lodging options to fit nearly any size group or budget, each specially decorated for the holiday. Overnight Getaways packages include the Nightly Festival admission and a surprise gift in each lodging. A hot breakfast buffet is provided the next morning in a beautiful dining venue with views of Port Susan Bay.

It’s a great experience to get you into the Christmas spirit!

For lodging options, information and reservations: https://www.thelightsofchristmas.com/stay-overnight.

The Lights of Christmas festival celebrates its 20th year

20thYearTheLightsofChristmasTwenty years ago, The Lights of Christmas was nothing more than an idea. The hope was maybe Warm Beach Camp could better serve the community in December through a holiday festival rather than a handful of small group events. Today, The Lights of Christmas is regularly voted into top ten lists for things to do or places to go during the holidays. Warm Beach Camp went from serving a few hundred guests in December to hosting tens of thousands who come not only from the Puget Sound region but points all over the country and world.

The Lights of Christmas has lived through Y2K, 9-11, and even the financial meltdown of 2008 with an epic amount of snow. Wars, presidents, disasters large and small, have come and gone. The Lights of Christmas continues to welcome guests and shine with the promise of a holiday-dream-come-true.

What makes The Lights of Christmas so enduring and special? We believe The Lights of Christmas builds community by being a spectacular light display festival and so much more! The “more” is found in the hospitality felt throughout the event. Volunteers provide heartfelt warmth and enthusiasm as they park cars, greet guests, host venues, assist in shops, drive the train, don costumes, drive courtesy carts, provide security, and serve behind the scenes. Everywhere you turn, a community volunteer is making The Lights of Christmas hospitable.

The mission of The Lights of Christmas has always been to create a family-oriented event that celebrates the love, joy, and hope of the Christmas season. Woven throughout the light displays, artwork, music, theater, and hospitality is the spirit of Christmas that brings the community closer together. May this 20th year of The Lights of Christmas be one that further strengthens and encourages the community by speaking love, joy, and hope into each person.  

Patrick Patterson, General Manager/C.O.O.
Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center

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Nightly activities

Nightly activities

Live music, story-telling, crafts, food, pony rides, a petting farm, and Polar Express Train rides. Learn More
Performance schedule

Performance schedule

A variety of choir, band, dance and drama performances, carolers, storytelling, acoustic sets. Learn More
Food & snacks

Food & snacks

Mini-Donuts, Joyland Café, Tinhorn Town, Coffee House, CaribBean Cuisine and other food vendors. Learn More
Driving directions & event map

Driving directions & event map

Only 1 hour North of Seattle! Learn More
Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair accessibility

The majority of the event area is either concrete, asphalt or a 'chip sealed' gravel which has a surface nearly Learn More
Volunteering

Volunteering

Share the hope and joy of the Christmas season as a volunteer. Each year, over 800 volunteers make The Lights Learn More
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