Christmas lights will sparkle joyously during the holiday season in Seattle and the surrounding area. Take the family for a drive to enjoy the dazzling light displays and decorations in 2017.
Nov. 24-Dec. 23 & Dec. 26-Jan. 1 @ 5:30
Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103
Wildlights is a holiday lights festival featuring twinkling lights and faux snowball fights, Santa Claus and his reindeer, and family fun. More than 600,000 LED lights recreate wild animals and scenes of wild places in two and three dimensions. Tickets to Wildlights are $9.95/Adults and $7.95/Children.
Nov. 24-Dec. 23 & Dec. 25-Jan. 1
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, WA 98407
Zoolights transforms the Zoo into a winter wonderland with more than half-million lights, glowing with magical 3-D animal light displays. The festive attraction will be closed on Christmas Eve but will be open on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Tickets are $5-$10.
Snowflake Lane at The Bellevue Collection
Nov. 24-Dec. 24 @ 7 p.m.
Bellevue Way, between NE 8th St. & NE 4th St., Bellevue, WA
Snowflake Lane will be a magical display of glittering, animated snow characters, exhilarating music, love toy soldier drummers, and falling snow. The holiday spectacle includes drummer boys, toy soldiers, fire engines, reindeer, and Santa.
2017 Christmas Ship Festival
Nov. 24-Dec. 23
Argosy Seattle Waterfront, Seattle, WA 98101
The Argosy Christmas Ship Festival is a tradition in the Northwest. The Spirit of Seattle, the Official Christmas Ship, glows with hundreds of twinkling lights as it sails to waterfront communities in the Puget Sound. Check the schedule to see when the spectacle of the festive ship from the shore. You can also buy tickets and experience the parade from the ship.
Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park 2017
Nov. 23-Jan. 1
Spanaway Park,14905 Bresemann Blvd. S., Spanaway, WA 98387
Fantasy Lights is a two-mile drive-through or walk-through light display that will dazzle the entire family. Admission is $14/carload.
23rd Annual Garden d’Lights
Nov. 25-Dec. 31 @ 4:30 p.m.
Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue, WA 98005
Garden d’Lights will feature over half a million twinkling lights shaped in whimsical displays, including flowers, birds, plants, animals, and cascading waterfalls. The garden will also feature the Gingerbread Castle in the Aaron Education Center and musical entertainment. Tickets are $5/person and children 10 and under are admitted free. The event will be free for all on Nov. 27-30 and Dec. 4-7. Purchase tickets online to avoid standing in line.
Ivar’s Clam Lights and Argosy Christmas Ship
Dec. 1-Jan. 1@ 5:30 p.m.
Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, Renton, WA 98057
Ivar’s Clam lights are a stunning display of decorated trees and shrubs draped with thousands of lights. The free light show will be kicked off with a celebration on Dec. 1.
Leavenworth Bavarian Village Holiday Lighting
Dec. 1-3, 8-10, & 15-17 @ 4:30 p.m.
Leavenworth, WA 98826
The charming mountain town of Leavenworth will be magically illuminated with millions of lights. Join the festivities, sing Christmas carols, and watch the children sledding down the hill.
Dec. 2 @ 5 p.m.
Redmond Town Center, Redmond, WA
Redmond will be illuminated with a tree lighting ceremony, luminary walk, and a show of fireworks. The holiday event will also include a live ice sculptor, kid’s crafts and entertainment. The festive Holiday Market at the Senior Center will be held from 12-6 p.m.