Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: The BEST Light Displays in the PNW

December 5, 2016

'Tis the season for holiday light displays! For me, no matter how old I am, I'm always transported back to my childhood when I get to check out a massive light show. We have incredible displays all over the PNW, perfect for taking family and friends out for a little holiday magic. Here are some spots to check out!


Zoo Lights - Point Defiance Zoo, Tacoma: I still have EXTREMELY vivid memories of coming here as a kid. Point Defiance Zoo puts more than a half-million lights into incredible animal displays. Gorgeous!


Canyon Lights - Capilano Suspension Bridge, North Vancouver BC: If you're up for a road trip, and you have no issue with heights, head to the Canyon Lights in North Van! It's BREATHTAKING to walk across the suspension bridge with the holiday display all around you. Explore the tree houses, and brave the cliff walk if you dare!



Lights of Christmas - Warm Beach Camp, Stanwood: For a good chunk of my life, I've lived less than two miles from this beautiful light festival!I go almost every year, and it never gets old. More than one million lights will dazzle you, plus you can check out live music and get a little holiday shopping done! 

Walking in a winter wonderland ----

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Holiday With Lights - Wild Waves & Enchanted Village, Federal Way: You thought this was just a summertime destination?! WRONG! More than 25 amusement rides and attractions are strung up with lights - over a million, to be exact! 

We had a WILD time at opening night of #HolidaywithLights! ✨ Join us tonight as the #holiday fun continues ❤️ #WildWaves #Seattle #HolidayLights #ChristmasTime

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Spokane Winter Glow Spectacular, Spokane: Fairly new to the holiday light display scene, you'll definitely want to visit this popular winter wonderland if you find yourself on the east side of the state. Ever been to a corn maze in the fall? They have a holiday light maze! Plus a few nights feature a fireworks show!


If I missed a beautiful display in your area, email me the scoop so I can check it out in the coming weeks. Happy Holidays, y'all!


Happy Adventuring,


Taryn Daly