The Best Places To See Holiday Lights In And Around Seattle
The holidays have arrived!
Not only do I love this time of year, but I love seeing all of the gorgeous lights and decorations around town. Whether you're just visiting or have lived here for your entire life, there are a few holiday displays that you must see to get you in the holiday spirit!
1. Candy Cane Lane
Seattle, WA 98105
December 9th, 2019 - January 1st, 2020
Monday - Thursday 4pm - 9:30pm; Friday and Saturday 4pm - 11pm.
A true Seattle Holiday Tradition since 1949, Candy Cane Lane is sure to impress!
This neighborhood of 1920s era Tudors goes all out for the holidays with colorful lights,
sleighs, reindeer, candy canes and surprise appearances from Santa himself!
2. Denny Park
1000 Dexter Ave N
Seattle WA 98109
Stroll around around this South Lake Union park and take in the sights and sounds of the Holidays!
Grand Opening celebration is Friday, December 6th from 4:00pm to 9pm. Enjoy live music,
food trucks, a holiday market and more!
3. WildLights at Woodland Park Zoo
5500 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
Open now through January 5, 2020
Nightly from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Closed December 2, 3, 9, 10, 24 and 25
Amazing display with sparkling lights, faux snow, animal encounters and our favorite
Hot Chocolate! For more information and tickets visit the zoo website at www.zoo.org
4. Seattle Christmas Ship Festival
Cruise Routes and times vary.
Now through December 23, 2019
Another annual tradition, the Seattle Christmas Ship Festival, has been lighting up
area waters since 1949. You don't need a boat to enjoy the lights as there are several
viewing events planned at various locations around Seattle and the Eastside. Visit the
Christmas Ship Festival website here for more information on times and locations.
5. Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street
Bellevue, WA 98005
November 30th through December 31, 2019
Nightly 4:30pm to 9:00pm
Celebrating 25 years of Garden d'Lights the Bellevue Botanical Garden is worth a visit. With over
half a million sparkling lights, the garden is transformed into a whimsical display that will take
your breath away. For more information on tickets visit their website at www.bellevuebotanical.org
6. Ivar's Clam Lights
Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park
1201 Lake Washington Blvd N
Renton, WA 98056
Now through January 1, 2020
Nightly from 5:00pm to 9pm
Presented by Ivar's Restaurants this free event is in it's 26th year. Take in the festive
scene on an easy to navigate path along the shores of Lake Washington. With over 200,000
lights this is one you will not want to miss. Watch out for the sparkling running clams!
T Mobile Park
1250 1st Ave S
Seattle, WA 98134
Now through December 29, 2020
Nightly from 5:00pm to 9pm
Check out the Worlds Largest Christmas Light Maze or strap on a pair of skates and glide
through the ice-skating trail. Millions of lights await you and a Holiday Market too!
8. Go Old School
And last but not least, bundle up, grab a hot cocoa, turn on some holiday music and load up the
Family Truckster . There are several neighborhoods in the area that have Holiday light displays.
Sometimes driving around and enjoying the company of loved ones is just what you need!