There’s nothing more festive than cruising the local neighborhood to look at all the houses decorated for the holidays. If your neighborhood doesn’t deck the halls check out these streets, parks, and cities that do!
Garden d’lights in Bellevue uses over half a million lights in their display. Drawing inspiration from nature, you can find butterflies, birds, flowers, and more in their light display. On many nights there is also live music so check the schedule to find out when.
Tickets: $5 per person. Children 10 and under are free and do not need a ticket When: 4:30-9:00 every night Where: Bellevue Botanical Garden
Claim your spot on the Bellevue sidewalk for a magical performance featuring a nightly parade with a cast of 300 performers including Toy Drummers, Jingle Belle Dancers, Stilt Walkers, Snow Flurries Color Guard and 16 lighted floats. Experience the wonder of falling snow, dazzling lights, festive characters along with all your favorite holiday characters at the region’s most festive holiday scene!
Tickets: free When: 7:00 every night Where: the sidewalks between Bellevue Square and Lincoln Square from NE 4th to NE 8th Street
In a neighborhood located east of Seattle along I-90 in Issaquah. Christmas is a neighborhood event in this cul-de-sac where homes feature 6 foot nutcrackers and and plenty of twinkling lights.
Tickets: Free Where: 190th Avenue Southeast off Southeast 44th Way When: every night
Snoqualmie Winter Lights
The city of Snoqualmie is kicking of their first annual winter lights event. The party kicks of December 7 with a tree lighting at 6:30, horse-drawn wagon rides, ice carving, special treats and selfies with Santa. The lights will be shining bright every night through Jan 7. It is recommended to start at the Salish Lodge and wander from there.
Where: Historic Downtown Snoqualmie When: Dec. 7, 2019-Jan. 7, 2020 5 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Tickets: Free
In the Timberline neighborhood of Sammamish you can find a wonderful light show with homes, trees, and decks adorned with festive light displays.
Tickets: Free Where: N.E. 42nd St. and 204th Ave. N.E When: Every Night
Argosy cruises is returning this winter with their annual holiday cruise. There are departures from Tacoma to Edmonds and everyplace in between. Visit the website for dates, times, and locations. On board entertainment includes multiple choir performances with options for 21+ and family sailings.
Prices, dates, and locations vary.
While not technically on the east side Enchant is a new edition to the holiday scene in Seattle and absolutely had to be included on the list. The lights display includes the traditional sparkling lights, animal figures, and a maze. Enchant is a one stop shop where you can also enjoy ice-skating, a holiday bazaar, food, and pictures with Santa.
Tickets: $15-35 Where: T-Mobile Park When: Arrival window is determined when ticket is purchased