Washington December 12, 2018
This Enchanting Holiday Road Trip In Washington Is Merry And Bright
While there’s still plenty of time to enjoy Washington’s holiday delights, the end of the year will be here before we know it. Since this is a busy time of year, you may have to enjoy a lot of holiday cheer in a short amount of time. This short road trip will take you to a few of our top holiday attractions as well as a couple of hidden gems.
Start your festive fun at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, where you can check out the amazing ZooLights.
The annual event has become a beloved tradition, and admission is just $10 if you buy your tickets online first. The lights go on at 5 p.m., and if you arrive early, you can get the best parking.
Next, head toward Seattle and plug this address into your GPS: 5605 Beach Drive SW.
The Menashe family has been going all out on their beautiful home for decades. In fact, they were recently featured on an episode of ABC’s "The Great Christmas Light Fight." Visiting their display feels like stepping into a Hallmark movie.
If time allows, head to Candy Cane Lane in the Ravenna neighborhood.
Since 1949, this row of houses at Park Rd NE and NE Ravenna Blvd. have been going all out for the holiday season.
End your evening by checking into the Sheraton Grand Seattle at 1400 6th Ave.
Not only is the location of the hotel great, but it's definitely where you'll want to be when you wake up.
Every year, the Sheraton hosts an amazing Gingerbread Village in its lobby.
This year's theme is Welcome to Whoville, and it's as adorable as it sounds.
At dark, drive over to Bellevue and check out the wonderful free nightly attraction, Snowflake Lane.
The fun takes place on the sidewalks between Bellevue Square and Lincoln Square from NE 4th to NE 8th Streets. The parade starts at 7, but you'll want to arrive early to get a good view.
Every year, the Bellevue Botanical Garden turns their grounds into
Garden d'Lights, a spectacular display.
From 4:30-9 p.m nightly, you can take a stroll through this stunning display.
We know all good things must come to an end. But if you have time to continue the adventure, drive about an hour north to Stanwood and spend an evening at The Lights of Christmas at Warm Beach.
The festival boasts over a million lights, a dinner theatre, and even overnight accommodations.
Have you been? If not, you’ll surely want to check it out this season.