There are plenty of fun holidays and special occasions for us all to look forward to throughout the year, but Christmas stands out above the rest. A truly magical occasion enjoyed by people of all ages, Christmas is a time for friends and families to come together, give gifts, be happy, and celebrate their love. It’s a wonderful time of year with a lot of classic traditions and associated celebrations.
Part of what makes Christmas such an exciting time of year, aside from all the presents and food, is being able to walk through the streets of your local city and see all the colorful decorations and Christmas lights hanging all around. Many towns and cities, both great and small, choose to put up lights of all styles and colors at Christmastime each year, but if you really want to see a lot of lights and enjoy a truly unique celebration, The Lights of Christmas is simply unmissable.
The Lights of Christmas - The Biggest Christmas Festival in the Pacific Northwest
The Lights of Christmas is an annual event held in the picturesque, oceanfront setting of Warm Beach, Washington State. Ranked as the largest Christmas festival to be held in the entire Pacific Northwest region, The Lights of Christmas features over a million individual Christmas lights being lit, as well as live entertainment, great food and drink, and more!
- The Lights - The festival first got started back in 1997 and has been running for over two decades now, getting bigger and brighter every year. More than a million lights are hung all around Warm Beach for The Lights of Christmas, creating a true 'Winter Wonderland' like no other. It really feels like kids and grown-ups alike are stepping into Santa's grotto as they roam around the streets of this amazing festival, which attracts over 70,000 guests each and every year from places all over the world.
- The Details - The Lights of Christmas runs over a period of three weeks through December and the show covers an area of around 15 acres at Warm Beach Camp. As well as the lights themselves, guests will be able to enjoy live theater performances, vendors and stalls selling all kinds of fun gifts, great food and drink, activities for the kids like pony rides and story-tellers, a petting farm, a nativity scene, meet-and-greets with Santa himself, and more.
- Dinner Theater at The Lights of Christmas - One of the most exciting aspects of The Lights of Christmas is the wonderful dinner theater shows that can be enjoyed each night. Guests will be treated to a stunning 5-course meal and a full live performance of a Christmas-themed show that all the family can enjoy. A great range of meal options will be provided to please all palates and dietary plans, and the performances have always received rave reviews from past attendees.
- Lodging at The Lights of Christmas - If you're looking to really make the most of your stay and spend a little time in the area, you'll find a great range of lodging options at the festival itself. The likes of Deer Mountain Lodge, Kringle Kottage, the Nutcracker Suite, and the Bayside Inn are just perfect for guests who want to spend a few nights in the Warm Beach area and enjoy several days and nights of the show. You can actually book full trips and stays at these accommodation locations which include festival admission and breakfasts too.
People come from far and wide to visit The Lights of Christmas and enjoy the wonder and joy of this special Christmas event in the Pacific Northwest, with some even coming from as far away as Europe and Australia, and it’s easy to see why. The Lights of Christmas is a magical experience that Christmas lovers of all ages will never forget.
Buy Tickets for The Lights of Christmas
All attendees at The Lights of Christmas will, of course, need to buy a ticket to enter. Infants aged up to three years older may enter for free, but all other guests will need to pay for a ticket. Children, seniors, and members of the military get reductions and discounts, and various ticket types are available for the various shows and activities around the festival.
Standard admission tickets for The Lights of Christmas let you enjoy all of the shows and rides, but some extra performances and activities may require additional payment. Free parking is available to all the festival, and attendees of all ages are welcome.
Generously, The Lights of Christmas also offers 'Pay What You Can' nights, in which guests who have been unable to afford the regular entry prices are able to pay any price they can, and this is a wonderful way in which the event embodies the spirit of Christmas and lets everyone enjoy this fairy tale wonderland. website