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Ho-Ho-Holiday Fun on the Cheap: Budget-Friendly Attractions for Seattle and Eastside Families

No need to blow your budget to have a good time this season

Published on: November 19, 2018

Ho-Ho-Holiday Fun on the Cheap: Budget-Friendly Attractions for Seattle and Eastside Families

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Lots of folks visit the spectacular local light displays at zoos, camps, gardens and theme parks. We're also lucky enough to have terrific neighborhood displays around Puget Sound. What's your favorite? Some Seattleites swear by Candy Cane Lane in Ravenna and others love Olympic Manor in Ballard. The Very Merry Christmas House in Kent makes a drive-by-worthy display with just one house. Check it out.

Local news station KOMO typically puts out a call for great neighborhood light displays and posts them on its weather page; the site isn't updated yet for 2018, but keep an eye on it for addresses and pictures of tricked-out houses located in every corner of the Puget Sound region.

Editor's note: This story was originally published in November 2013 and updated in November 2018.

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This adventure is part of our #YearofLivingAdventurously Challenge. Go adventuring together — then share!

It's simple: When you visit one of this month's local spots with the fam, share your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #YearofLivingAdventurously (or upload a photo here) to be entered to win. This months' prize: tickets to see the "Sing-A-Long Sound of Music" at 5th Avenue Theatre!

52 Seattle Adventures With KidsNeed more ideas on living adventurously with the fam? Our new book "52 Seattle Adventures With Kids" is here! From secret hikes to off-the-radar bike paths to tree house hotels, this must-have Puget Sound adventure guide offers unlimited ideas for affordable family outings all year long.

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