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Best Holiday Light Displays Around Seattle, the Eastside and South Sound

From free to fancy, where to bask in winter sparkle in 2023

Nancy Chaney

Published on: November 14, 2023

Zoolights display at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma best holiday light displays
Zoolights holiday light display at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. Credit: John Froschauer

Magical holiday light displays for families

There’s nothing like a huge and stunning display of sparkling lights to evoke the joy and wonder of the holiday season — in kids and adults alike. With shortened days and frequent drizzle, we could especially use some sparkle!

Treat your family to glowing, electric “oohs” and “aahs” this season by visiting one of the many spectacular winter light displays around the region. We’ve got freebies to splurges, and we’re sure you can find one to suit your fam. From zoos to parks to city displays, read on for where to bask in the light around Seattle and beyond this season.

First up: WildLanterns

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