Where To Find Spectacular Christmas Light Displays

Where To Find Spectacular Christmas Light Displays

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Sure, you can drive around your own neighborhood to look at holiday lights, but if you really want to see something really spectacular, you need to go big. And while most of us are busy right up until Christmas day, these displays will be up until January 1st. Here is where to find the best displays in the greater Seattle area. (Most places are closed on closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.)

Garden d’Lights
Bellevue Botanical Garden
2001 Main St., Bellevue, WA 98005

Garden d’Lights at the Bellevue Botanical Garden is a beautiful display that is not as crowded as some of the other spots in town. The displays include special creations of plants, flowers birds, animals, waterfalls and even an impressive dragon. Live music is also being performed most nights, snacks and beverages will be available and the gift shop will be open for last minute Christmas purchases as well. The lights will be on from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. each night. Admission is $5 for adults and free to anyone age five and under.

Clam Lights
Gene Coulon Beach Park
1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N., Renton, WA 98056

Ivar’s restaurants have sponsored this light-tastic affair for many years. Light displays are presented all across the park’s grounds along a one mile paved trail including the “walking clams” display. Featuring tens of thousands of bright lights, Clam Lights is being presented every night from 5:00-9:00 p.m. and the best part is that viewing them is free!

Wild Lights
Woodland Park Zoo
5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103

More than 600,000 lights are on display recreating wild animals and the wild places where they live. While many of the zoo’s animals will be asleep, select indoor exhibits are open to see meerkats, sloths, fruit bats and other nocturnal animals. Families can warm up in the indoor Snow-mazium where kids can build a snow creature, hear a snowy story and take part in a snowball fight with super-soft “snowballs.” Or warm up outdoors around fire pits sipping spiced hot cider, or cold beer and wine. You can snack on fresh, hot donuts as well. The displays are lit up nightly from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Ticket prices vary. Visit website to see the best options for your family.

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Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
5400 North Pearl St., Tacoma, WA 98407

Another zoo fully transformed with 3-D images of animals using more than a half-million lights. This year’s designs include hammerhead sharks and sea turtles, carnivorous plants, a 30-foot-wide underwater landscape, a group of polar bears and a giant Pacific octopus. Other attractions include camel rides, warm snacks and hot beverages and carousel-riding. Some real live animal and aquarium exhibits will be open as well including sharks, jellyfish, meerkats and more. The fun happens each night from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Ticket prices vary. Visit website to see the best options for your family.

Holiday with Lights
Wild Waves Theme and Water Parks
36201 Enchanted Pkwy S, Federal Way, WA 98003

Bundle up warm for a night of riding more than 25 rides, witness one of the three laser light shows shown nightly, play in falling “snow” in Playland, write a letter to Santa, sing with the live show with Ann and Andy, hear how Jack Frost’s heart was warmed up through a Christmas candy adventure and finally, see more than one million lights looking their best. Ticket prices vary. Visit website to see the best options for your family.

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Phone: 206-409-3570
Dated: December 15th 2017
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