Fairytale Christmas

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

I am a member of a few groups/community pages on Facebook and often people and newcomers to the Seattle area would ask: "Where is the best place to go to see Christmas lights and experience the Holiday Cheer?"

I LOVE Christmas! To be helpful and to make your choice easy, I have listed my TOP 5 picks where you can enjoy and feel the cheer and the Holiday Spirit. 

1. The Lights of Christmas, Stannwood, WA - (www.thelightsofchristmas.com)

This is located the the Warm Beach Camp in Stanwood, WA. About an hour to 1.5 hours drive from Seattle. You haven't experienced the Christmas magic, until you have been here! They have millions of Christmas lights that you can enjoy. The kids can enjoy the train ride, talk to Bruce the Spruce (the talking Christmas tree), visit Hansel & Gretel's house, make ornaments at the Santa's workshop and browse through the gift store. There are live performances as well. If you prefer to stay overnight, a few lodging options are also available. 

2. Leavenworth, WA - (http://www.leavenworth.org/event/5286)

The Christmas lighting ceremony is one of the best around the Washington state. Thousands of people come every year to enjoy the unity of the town and experience the Christmas magic. You can either take a charter bus trip or drive your own car. No matter what, it is a trip worth making starting the first weekend of December. And who can miss the German food temptation? From bratwurst to pork shank, your appetite will be satisfied. 

3. Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle WA - (https://www.zoo.org/wildlights#.WBEYMeMrLIU)

Woodland Park Zoo is a popular destination all year round, but around the Christmas holidays, it becomes magical. Many families come here to view the hundreds of Christmas lights shaped in different forms and illuminating the alleys. You can take a ride on the carousel or enjoy a snowball (fake) fight in one of the buildings. 

4. Garden D'Lights, Bellevue Botanical Garden, Bellevue, WA -(http://www.gardendlights.org/)  

Each year, volunteers beautify the Botanical garden with plants made out of Christmas lights. You may find some critters peeking through the bushes and shining bright at you. It is fun for the whole family. It is located right at your back yard.

5. Point Defiance Zoo, Tacoma, WA -(http://www.pdza.org/calendar?cid=363) - This is the place to come to experience the colorful Winter wonderland. With 3D animal lights displays, you can impress anyone who is here to visit you. The event starts last week of November. The kids always have a blast here. 

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Comments (8)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Iva, Christmas is just around the corner, and you have many locations to enjoy the beautiful light shows.

Oct 27, 2016 01:13 AM
Iva Sarnova

Thank you Joan! I wish you an amazing week and weekend! 

Oct 27, 2016 01:17 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Iva this list should be helpful to residents of your area.  It is hard to believe Christmas is less than 60 days away.

Oct 27, 2016 03:13 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Iva.  Looks like you have the best places for seeing the upcoming Christmas Lights and Decorations.

Oct 27, 2016 04:15 AM
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Nice Blog Iva Sarnova, as Christmas is a very special Holy-Day for us!  What a great 'List of Your Top 5' places to see and enjoy, the Christmas spirit in different cities in Washington . . .  thank you for sharing!   

Oct 27, 2016 11:50 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Good evening Iva Sarnova ,  With all the new technology we see, the Christmas decorations become more spectacular every year.

Oct 27, 2016 12:33 PM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Iva, you have been *FEATURED* in today's Tuesday Travelogue


Dec 20, 2016 06:35 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

I enjoyed seeing your photograph and reading about all the great places for people to go this Christmas. It sounds wonderful!

Merry Christmas to you and your family & friends.

Dec 21, 2016 04:08 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Great localism post to get the word out about the top 5 places to see Christmas lights in Washington.

Dec 21, 2016 05:05 AM

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