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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Each night, The Lights of Christmas is packed with fun-filled activities including live music, story-telling, crafts, food, pony rides, a petting farm, and Polar Express Train rides. The kids will love making their own toy in the Elfland Toyshop, listening to carolers, and visiting with Santa Claus or Bruce the Spruce, the talking Christmas tree.

ActivityDate and TimeLocation
Warm Beach Express Train 5:30pm-10:00 nightly near Tinhorn Town
Elfland Toy Shop 5:00pm-10:00 nightly - make a toy (extra fee: $1.50-$3) near Pony Rides
Pony rides 5:00pm-9:30 nightly kids up to 6 years old
near Tinhorn Town
"Bruce the Spruce"
The Talking Christmas Tree
5:30pm-10:00 nightly near Trail's End
Santa Claus 5:15pm-10:00 nightly until Dec. 23 Joyland
Petting farm 5:00pm-10:00 nightly Wonderland area
Make an Ornament 5:00pm-10:00 nightly (extra fee: $3-$5) Joyland Ornament Shop
Face painting 5:30pm-9:30 nightly (extra fee: $2-$4) Bayside Inn
Light Maze 5:00pm-10:00 nightly near Petting Farm

Entertainment stages
ActivityDate and TimeLocation
Victorian caroling performances each hour, 5:45pm-9:45 nightly near Nativity
Local music and drama performances times vary, nightly Joyland Concert Hall
Acoustic music
performances each hour, 6:00pm-9:00 nightly Starry Night Coffee House
Country and Bluegrass music
performances each hour, 5:15pm-9:15 nightly Tinhorn Town
Storyteller performances each hour, 6:00pm-9:00 nightly Deer Mountain Lodge lobby
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. 3

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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