There’s nothing quite like a good light display to get you in the holiday spirit. And considering that a lot of our mainstay holiday events have been canceled this year, we’re looking forward to the festive light displays all over town. So here are all the light displays to check out in & around Seattle this holiday season!

Candy Cane Lane

If you’ve lived in Seattle a while then you’re probably familiar with this street. After all, the homes on NE Park Rd (Candy Cane Lane) have been setting up lights since the 1940s. So this might just be one of Seattle’s oldest and most beloved light displays.

When: First Saturday in December through January 1
Where: NE Park Rd, off Ravenna Blvd at the cross street of 21st Ave NE
Cost: Free

Evergreen Christmas Lights

This massive light show in Bothell is taking things virtual this year. Which is great for Seattleites because Bothell is definitely a bit of a drive. And you’ll be able to see some other fun holiday things like baking, crafting, music and more.

When: December 1-24
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Fantasy Lights

This event at Spanaway park is the largest holiday drive-through display in the Northwest. And that means you get to see over 300 different light displays, which sounds pretty dang cool if you ask us. And it’s a great holiday tradition for people of all ages.

When: November 21, 2020-January 3, 2021
Where: 14905 Bresemann Blvd S, Spanaway, WA
Cost: $15-$20 per vehicle

Menashe Family

This home goes big every single year in honor of the holiday season. And if you live in West Seattle you can check out over 300,000 lights. So trust us when we say that you can’t miss this blinding display. After all, it’s not often you get to see such an extravagant light display on someone’s home.

When: Sunday after Thanksgiving through January 1
Where: 5600 Block Beach Drive SW
Cost: Free

Merrysville Home for the Holidays

This new event is a map of homes that are planning on lighting up for the holiday season. And what’s even better is that homeowners can win prizes for the best light display. So while we know Seattlieites probably won’t be driving out to see this, if you live in the area it’s definitely worth checking out or adding your home!

When: December 10-24
Where: Marysville, Washington
Cost: Free

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Seattle Center Winterfest

It looks like Winterfest will still be happening this year and that means you can enjoy both virtual and in-person events. Not to mention, the campus light display. So if you’re planning on heading to Queen Anne be sure to stop by Winterfest.

When: November 27-December 31
Where: 305 Harrison Street
Cost: Free/Varies by event

The Lights of Christmas

This drive-thru light event is taking place in Stanwood and runs multiple weekends throughout the month of December. So if you’re looking for a unique drive-thru experience, this is definitely it. And you’ll even get a little road trip on the way up.

When: Nov 27-29, Dec 2-6, 9-13,16-23, 26-30
Where: 20800 Marine Drive, Stanwood, WA
Cost: $20-$25 per car


If you’re a big fan of zoo lights then you need to check out this new festival at the Woodland Park Zoo. This year they’re switching things up with some pretty amazing looking lanterns. And we have a feeling people of all ages will love this event.

When: Through January 17, 2021
Where: 5500 Phinney Ave N
Cost: $28.95 for adults; $23.95 children 3-12; free for 0-2

Zoolights at the Point Defiance Zoo

If you’ll be heading to Tacoma then it’s pretty much a given that you need to check out Zoolights at the Point Defiance Zoo. After all, this zoo and aquarium is a favorite of ours and we wouldn’t miss out on the yearly light show. So be sure to check it out.

When: November 27-January 3
Where: 5400 North Pearl Street Tacoma, WA
Cost: $10-$14

Redmond Lights

If you live on the Eastside you won’t want to miss out on the month-long Redmond lights festival. After all, you can see lights and a whole lot of art that is perfect for the holiday season. So be sure to stop by.

When: December 4-January 3
Where: 16101 NE, Redmond Way, Redmond, WA
Cost: Free

Okay, folks, that’s what we have for you when it comes to light displays to check out in & around Seattle. And if you decide to get out there be sure to wear your masks and keep up with the social distancing. Not to mention, follow any rules and procedures set up by organizers.JTNDZGl2JTIwaWQlM0QlMjJtb2JpbGUtYWQtb25seSUyMiUzRSUwQSUzQyUyMS0tJTIwU2VhdHRsZSUyMC0lMjBNb2JpbGUlMjAtLSUzRSUwQSUzQ2lucyUyMGNsYXNzJTNEJTIyYWRzYnlnb29nbGUlMjIlMEElMjAlMjAlMjAlMjAlMjBzdHlsZSUzRCUyMmRpc3BsYXklM0FibG9jayUzQndpZHRoJTNBMzIwcHglM0JoZWlnaHQlM0E1MHB4JTNCJTIyJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwZGF0YS1hZC1jbGllbnQlM0QlMjJjYS1wdWItNTUyMTg1Njk1NTQ5NzQ1NiUyMiUwQSUyMCUyMCUyMCUyMCUyMGRhdGEtYWQtc2xvdCUzRCUyMjE2MjcxNzI5NDclMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZpbnMlM0UlMEElM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=