Something Special in Stanwood

See The Lights of Christmas

There are no shortage of spectacular lights to see, thanks to spirited residents and businesses. But if you are willing to hop in the car and head to Stanwood you can take in one of the biggest light shows in the Pacific Northwest. Stanwood The Lights of Christmas has been shining brightly for 21 years along Warm Beach, about an hour North of Seattle. More than 1 million lights twinkle during this family-friendly from 5-10 p.m. nightly that ends Dec. 30. In addition to 15 acres of lights, there are outdoor food venues, a petting farm, ornament shops, and more. Cost is free-$16. There is also some pay what you can evenings.


Fun facts (that warm our hearts)

  • 13,500 volunteer hours make this event possible every year
  • 105,000 hot mini-doughnuts eaten
  • 1,031,922 guests have experienced it (so far) since the start


is the editor in chief at South Sound magazine.
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