Skip to main content

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

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

Fantasy Light drive-through holiday light display lighted ship in Spanaway Park
View Fantasy Lights from your car while driving through Spanaway Park.

Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park

Fantasy Lights is an expansive drive-through light show, delighting families for more than 25 years with hundreds of sparkling holiday scenes along the shore of Spanaway Lake in Spanaway Park. Visitors remain in their cars and drive the winding, 2-mile route through the park, surrounded by lights. Guests can purchase a set of 3D glasses ($6) to enhance their light-viewing; order them with your tickets and pick them up at the entry. As you drive, tune your car radio to AM 1700 for accompanying holiday music.

This year, for the first time, opening weekend will take place before Thanksgiving. Come experience the lights during opening weekend, Nov.17–19, 2023. Note: The popular Fantasy Lights Walk, where guests can walk rather than drive the route, will not take place this year, due to park improvements in progress. The Fantasy Lights Walk will return in 2024.

Dates: Open Nov. 17–19, then nightly Nov. 24, 2023–Jan. 1, 2024 (including holidays). Hours are 5:30–9 p.m. 

Cost: Tickets start at $15 per vehicle; entry on premium nights costs $20 per vehicle. Discount nights are Nov. 27–30 and Dec. 26–Jan. 1, when tickets are $10 per vehicle. 

Next up: The Lights of Christmas

Share this resource with your friends!