Going to stroll or drive through a Christmas light display is a family tradition for many—and for good reason. Few activities will get you more into the spirit of the holidays than sipping some hot chocolate, surrounded by twinkling lights. There are several large light displays in the area, including Bellevue Garden d’Lights, Candy Cane Lane in Seattle, and Zoolights in Tacoma. If events aren’t your scene or you don’t want to pay the price of admission, never fear. There are neighborhoods, especially in Seattle, known for encouraging residents to decorate their homes.
From going ice skating to Winterfest at Seattle Center to catching a holiday play, the options on how to celebrate your holiday season are many. Find out exactly what’s on this year with our 2012 Holiday Guide!
You could go to a lot to pick out your Christmas tree, but if you want a Christmas experience—go to a tree farm. Tree farms are often much more than a place to cut down a fresh tree. Like pumpkin patches, many have activities going on to spice up the holidays. Hot cider and cocoa, cookies, visits with Santa, hayrides, and more. Many farms will have selections of pre-cut trees as well as open space where you can venture out and find your own perfect tree.