The Largest Christmas Festival in the Pacific Northwest!
2019 Dates: Nov. 29-Dec. 1, Dec. 5-8, 12-15, 18-23, 26-29
The Lights of christmas holiday festival Stanwood WA 2016

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More than one million Christmas lights will be displayed during 21 nights in December, a spectacle spread over 15 acres at Warm Beach Camp in Stanwood, Washington. The Lights of Christmas is the largest holiday light display in the Pacific Northwest that combines live entertainment, children's activities, food, holiday shopping and more. In addition, reservations can be made for Overnight accommodations in holiday-themed lodges and for Dinner Theatre and Sunday Dessert Matinee.

Dates for 2019: Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 5-8, 12-15, 18-23, 26-29
Gates open at 5pm. Event closes at 10pm.

NEW in 2019 - we're open the weekend after Thanksgiving!
Friday Nov. 29 through Sunday Dec. 1.

Pay What You Can Nights (Dec. 5, 12, 29, 2019)

Can’t afford the full price of admission? On Pay What You Can Night, do just that. On Dec. 5, 12 and 29, general festival admission is open for any price depending on what you feel you can afford. When you go to buy tickets, your bill will be tallied at the regular price; however, you pay only as much as you can. No minimum payment required. We don’t want anyone to be left out of a “holiday dream-come-true” this Christmas season.

Sorry, no online purchases for Pay What You Can general admission.

Festival Features:

Light Displays

5 Entertainment Stages

Pony Rides

Warm Beach Express Train

Santa (through Dec. 23)

Food & Snacks


Stunning Nativity

Bruce the Spruce

Petting Farm

Toy Shop & Ornament Shop

Holiday Shopping


The Lights of Christmas has been selected by tourism professionals as one of the American Bus Association's Top 100 Events in North America for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2016!

Cash is preferred at food venues. ATM available on-site. Sorry, no dogs/pets or alcohol allowed.

Tickets are available at the front gate or on-line.
Group rates available.
Season passes, gift certificates, and food dollars also available.


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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


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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Ticket typeStandard RateGroups of 20+
ADULT age 13-59 $18 $15
MILITARY age 13-59 $14 $11
SENIOR age 60+ $14 $11
YOUTH age 4-12 $13 $10
CHILD age 0-3 Free Free
Pay What You Can Nights Learn More 
Group Information Learn More 
Sorry, no dogs or alcohol allowed at event.

Buy Tickets Online, Sept. 11

What People are Saying

  • My daughter absolutely loves the train! Us adults just love all the beautiful lights and the manger scene is excellent!
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Partial Sponsors

Thank you to our partial sponsors:

Pepsi sm  spirit 1053 logo Warm logo website