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The 11 Best Christmas Lights in Seattle & Beyond

Posted by Johnine Larsen on December 10, 2018
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It’s that wonderful time of year again! Experience the Holiday spirit with sparkling lights in and Seattle and beyond. We expanded this year’s recommendations beyond Seattle—you’re up for a quick Holiday road trip, these places will deliver all the festive cheer you could ask for!

In Seattle

 

1) Family Christmas Spectacular

West Seattle

Where
Helmstetler House
22629 SE 263rd Pl.
Seattle, WA 98038

When
Dec 1–31
Sunday thru Thursday: 5–9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 5–10 p.m.

Cost
Free

About
Sip hot cocoa in your car while you watch a glittering light display and listing to the accompanying music by tuning your car radio to 101.9FM to “Listen To The Lights.” Guests are asked to bring non-perishable food donations for the West Seattle Food Bank.

Website
http://www.westseattlelights.com/
 
 

2) Enchant Christmas

Safeco Field

Where
Safeco Field
1250 First Ave S
Seattle, WA 98134

When
Nov 23–Dec 30
4–10 p.m.

Cost
$25–$85

About
Enchant is the World’s Largest Christmas Light Maze. Enchant also includes ice skating, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, seasonal food and drink, live entertainment, and a Christmas market.

Website
https://enchantchristmas.com/seattle/

 
 

3) Seattle Holiday Lights & Lore Tour

Downtown

Where
Westlake Center
400 Pine St
Seattle, WA 98101

When
Nov 29–Dec 30, Thursdays–Saturdays
Starts at 6:30 p.m.

Cost
$49

About
Learn the history of your favorite holiday traditions while exploring local Seattle neighborhoods on a 2-hour mini coach bus tour. The tour visits the best bright lights in the city, including downtown Seattle, Candy Cane Lane, and more.

Website
https://www.toursnorthwest.com/tour/seattle-holiday-lights-lore-tour/

 
 

4) Snow Day in Denny Park

Queen Anne

Where
Denny Park
100 Dexter Ave. N
Seattle, Washington 98109

When
Dec 14–Jan 20
4–9 p.m.

Cost
Free

About
Lights, live entertainment, food trucks, winter market, beer garden, and more!

Website
http://www.sluchamber.org/snow-day-slu

 
 

5) Candy Cane Lane

Ravenna

Where
Seven Coffee Roasters Market & Cafe Ravenna
2007 NE Ravenna Blvd
Seattle, WA 98105

When
Dec 8–Jan 1, Mondays–Saturdays
Mon–Thurs: 4:30–9:30 p.m.
Fri–Sun: 4–11 p.m.

About
Nothing quite compares to the 1920s-era Tudors that make up Candy Cane Lane. This Christmas experience includes lights, music, and moving displays and has been a local tradition for more than sixty years.

Cost
Free

Website
http://redtri.com/seattle/explore-seattle-candy-cane-lane/

 
 

6) Let There Be Light

Queen Anne

Where
Pier 86 (Louis Dreyfus Corporation Grain Elevator)
955 Alaskan Way W
Seattle, WA 98119

When
Dec 14–21
6–10 p.m.

Cost
Free

About
The Let There Be Light program projects video art onto the head house of the Pier 86 grain terminal: a 222-foot-tall canvas. This the largest and longest public video art exhibits to date in the Seattle area. You can see the exhibit from Centennial Park, Myrtle Edwards Park, as well as from part of Downtown, SoDo, West Seattle, Queen Anne, and the water.

Website
http://www.fap86.com/events/2018/11/14/let-there-be-light-program

 
 

Beyond Seattle

 

7) Garden d’Lights

Bellevue

Where
Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005

When
Nov 24–Dec 30
4:30–9 p.m. nightly

Cost
$5
Nov 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 & 29 are free

About
Garden d’Lights sparkles with over half a million lights shaped like whimsical shapes plants, flowers, birds, animals, and waterfalls. All of this is set amid the natural beauty of the Bellevue Botanical Garden.

Website
https://bellevuebotanical.org/garden-dlights/

 
 

8) Snowflake Lane

Bellevue

Where
Bellevue Collection Eastside
575 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

When
Nov 23–Dec 24
7 p.m.

Cost
Free

About
This festive parade march up and down on the sidewalks between Bellevue Square and Lincoln Square from NE 4th to NE 8th Streets every night. See lights, snow, toy drummers, Holiday music, dancers, and your favorite Christmas characters. The parade starts promptly at 7 p.m.

Website
https://snowflakelane.com

 
 

9) Evergreen Lights

Bothell

Where
Evergreen Church
3429 240th St SE
Bothell, WA 98021

When
Dec 1–24
5–10 pm

Cost
Free

About
Explore 500,000 Christmas lights set to music—and also enjoy free cocoa and cookies, trains, a light tunnel, giant megapixel Christmas Trees, and a Christmas photo station. There’s even a viewing area with heat lamps, as well as a new rustic fireplace in The Pavilion.

Website
https://evergreenchurch.tv/christmas-lights

 
 

10) Christmas at the Mansion

Puyallup

Where
Meeker Mansion
312 Spring St
Puyallup, WA 98372

When
Nov 23–Dec 18
12–4 p.m.

Cost
Free

About
The Meeker Mansion is open with a Holiday twist! The house is adorned in a traditional Victorian style. Guest can explore the rooms in a self-guided tour while snacking on cider and cookies.

Website
https://www.facebook.com/events/1818626921593586/

 
 

11) Christmas Lighting Festival

Leavenworth

Where
Leavenworth Festhalle
1001 Front St
Leavenworth, WA

When
Nov 30, Dec 1–2, Dec 7–9 & Dec 14–16

Cost
Free

About
Carolers also stroll through town, the smell of roasted chestnuts fills the air, and (snow permitting) children and adults alike sled in Front Street Park. A traditional Gluhwein Tent sells hot spiced wine and cocoa, and costumed Christmas characters pose for photos. On Sundays, kids can collect free cookies by following the Cookie Crawl Map.

Website
https://leavenworth.org/event/christmas-lighting-festival/2018-11-30/

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