Lights of Christmas

For the second year in a row, the Lights of Christmas at Warm Beach is showing off dazzling displays in a drive-thru experience, starting Friday, Nov. 26.

In Christmases past, this holiday tradition has drawn tourists from all over Puget Sound. The annual event started in 1997 and has attracted more than 1.2 million visitors to wander through a wonderland with more than a million lights south of Stanwood at Warm Beach Camp & Conference Center.

“We have many new displays this year,” Lights of Christmas director Kayla Castiglione said in a news release. “One of my favorites is the expanded Nativity scene. Another one I’m looking forward to is the Icicle Falls, which is a waterfall made of lights that cars will drive under.”

Also new this year is The Lights of Christmas mobile app, which allows users to hear a reading of the Christmas story, participate in advent with a special calendar, hear jokes from Bruce the Spruce and more.

The app is available for both Android and iOS devices.

Snacks and hot beverages, including the popular mini donuts, will be available as a drive-thru experience. There will be a special photo area at the end of the drive-thru route where cars can park and take a selfie at the event.

Contact reporter Evan Caldwell at and follow him on Twitter @Evan_SCN for updates throughout the week and on Instagram @evancaldwell.scn for more photos.

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