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!

Most Recent Posts

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…