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2018 Performance Schedule will be available in September.

Performers in Joyland Concert Hall

The Joyland Concert Hall features a variety of choir, band, dance and drama performances. Performances at 5:45pm, 6:45, 7:45, and 8:45. Schedule subject to change.
11/30 Stanwood High School Choir and Jazz Band
12/1 Signs for Glory and Kings Men of Song
12/2 Sequim High School Jazz Band and Choir
12/3 4 This Time Ladies Ensemble and Northwest Vocal Jazz
12/7 Kent Prairie Choir on Fire and Mariner High School Chamber Choir
12/8 Cascade High School Music Department
12/9 Monroe Concert Band and Sonus Boreal
12/10 Star Energy Dance and Harmony Chorus Northwest
12/14 Getchell High School and 10th Street Middle School Jazz Bands
12/15 Everett Norwegian Male Chorus and Sanoma
12/16 Reflections School of Dance and Seattle Flute Society Flute Choir
12/17 Griffin Family Band and White River Show Choir
12/19 Hugo Accordion Band and Uptown Lowdown Jazz Band
12/20 Called Out and Uptown Lowdown Jazz Band
12/21 Uptown Lowdown Jazz Band and David Harsh
12/22 Premiere Dance Company and Restless Vocal Band
12/23 Pacific Sound Chorus and Camano Dance Academy
12/26-28 Preflight and EJ Erickson
12/29-30 Festival Brass and Impressions

*Modified Performance schedule - see Joyland Concert Hall for performance times

Performers in Tinhorn Town

In Tinhorn Town, guests can take in live bluegrass and country music. Performances at 5:15pm, 6:15, 7:15, 8:15, and 9:15pm. Schedule subject to change.
11/30-12/1 Canote Brothers
12/2-3 Roosevelt Road
12/7-8 Stilly River Band
12/9-10 Roosevelt Road
12/14-16 The Archtops
12/17 Powell Mountain Bluegrass Band
12/19 Roosevelt Road
12/20 Powell Mountain Bluegrass Band
12/21-23 Smilin' Scandinavians
12/26-30 Buck & Elizabeth

Performers in Starry Night Coffee House

Enjoy acoustic sets and spoken word performances at the Starry Night Coffeehouse (in Cedar Lodge). Performances at 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00pm. Schedule subject to change.
11/30-12/2 String Cats
12/3 Chloe Wilcox
12/7-9 The Archtops
12/10 Joe Fina Four
12/14 Mel Birch
12/15 Preflight
12/16 Shawn Hager
12/17 Judi and Al
12/19 The Coots
12/20 Marcia Guderian
12/21-22 Erandolin Strings Celtic Band
12/23 Preflight
12/26 Vivace Vocal Quartet
12/27-28 Chloe Wilcox
12/29-30 Preflight


Traditional 4-part harmony caroling performances. Approximately 20-minute sets at 5:45, 6:45, 7:45, 8:45, 9:45pm.

Storytellers in Deer Mountain Lodge lobby

One person drama vignettes performed at 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00pm. (No 6:00pm performance on Thursdays Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21)

Every night (except Dec. 16) Shawn Ritchey
 Dec. 16  TBA
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 $16 $13 
MILITARY age 13-59 $13 $10
SENIOR age 60+ $13 $10
YOUTH age 4-12 $12 $9
CHILD age 0-3 Free Free
Pay What You Can Nights Learn More 
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Sorry, no dogs or alcohol allowed at event.

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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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