Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Lights of Christmas is Worth the Trip

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While The Lights of Christmas event is a bit of a drive from Seattle, it is an event that is worth the trip. Voted one of the American Bus Associations Top 100 Events in North America from 2010-2012 and again this year, The Lights of Christmas is a multi-activity event held in Stanwood, Washington and all centered around about a ba-jillion lights. (Okay, the press materials say more than a million, but if feels like more). It is the largest holiday light display in the Pacific Northwest.

The event features huge light displays, five entertainment stages, pony rides, the Polar Express Train, children’s activities, story-telling, Bruce the Spruce (a talking tree that is a hit with the kids), a stunning nativity, holiday food and treats (there is always a line for the mini doughnuts!), holiday gift shopping (tons!), petting zoo, toy shop, ornament shop and of course Santa. Parking is free and you can even stay there overnight and/or enjoy a dinner or dessert theatre presentation.

The Lights of Christmas will be held from 5:00-10:00 p.m. on December 1-4, 8-11, 15-18, 20-23 and 26-28, 2016. Tickets are $16 for adults, $12 for military and seniors, $11 for kids 4-12 and kids age 3 and under are free. The Light of Christmas also offers a few “pay what you can afford nights” (see their website for details.)

The Lights of Christmas is located at Warm Beach Camp 20800 Marine Dr. in Stanwood, WA 98292. Tickets can be purchase in person or online. For more information, visit the website or call (800) 228-6724.