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15 Magical (and Cheap) Holiday Outings Around the South Sound

Where families on a budget find holiday sparkle

Maegen Blue

Published on: November 21, 2019

15 Magical (and Cheap) Holiday Outings Around the South Sound

Fantasy Lights in Spanaway

Fantasy Lights, Spanaway

If you've already done Zoolights, or if you want something more budget-friendly, consider Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park, a less expensive, drive-through option presented by Pierce County Parks and Recreation. Fantasy Lights runs every evening from Nov. 28, 2019–Jan. 1, 2020; 5:30–9 p.m. (including Christmas and New Year's). Families can stay warm and cozy while they drive slowly through the display, taking in fanciful sights. A radio station (FM 95.3) plays accompanying holiday music. It’s half-corny/half-magical — the very best kind of holiday outing.

Note: The special Fantasy Lights Walk now offers two days to stretch your legs and stroll the route, Saturday–Sunday, Nov. 23–24.

Price: $15/car; look for half-off deals on select nights (just $8 for the whole carload) and discounts for tickets purchased in person at Lakewood Community Center and Sprinker Recreation Center or with this coupon.

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