Best Olympia-Area Light Displays

We’re constantly asked “what other light displays do you recommend?” Here are our local faves. Have a display you love that’s not on here? Let us know so we can check it out!

Our Top Faves

Christmas Comics (Olympia)

Drive through display with custom-built cartoon characters from decades of movies & television. This one will take you back! Sometimes – if you’re lucky – Santa and his elves are at the display handing out candy canes!

1630 26th Ave NE
Olympia, WA 98506

The Cook Family House (Hawks Prairie)

This display boasts just shy of 9,000 lights. It features a mailbox where you can send a letter to Santa! One of the great parts about this display is that there are a number of lit up houses en route to this one, most notably 7434 44th, located at the corner of Marvin Rd and 44th! Continue on to the main attraction, the Cook family’s house.

6708 Prairie Ridge Drive NE Olympia, WA 98516

In The Olympian

Other Good Ones

Christmas Island Maytown (Maytown)

Christmas Island held several posts in Olympia (Capitol Lake, South Sound Center, a church on Puget Street) before holding this one. See the display in all it’s glory, and then some! They serve refreshments on select nights, too!

2920 Tierney St SW Olympia, WA
Lighting begins at dusk each evening

Candy Cane Lane at the Kelley Ranch (Steamboat)

Drive through display with lots of lights!
5410 66th Ave NW Olympia, WA 98502 (Steamboat area)

The Cove Neighborhood (Olympia)

Drive through neighborhood with a number of lit-up houses.
Off of Henderson Boulevard, south of North Street

The Farm Neighborhood (Tumwater)

Drive through neighborhood with a number of lit-up houses.

Off of Yelm Highway, west of Henderson Boulevard

West Olympia Light Display

This house, buried in a little development off of Black Lake Boulevard, has a lovely display – lots of lights! Totally worth a drive-by.

4216 Park Dr SW Olympia, WA 98512

A Little Further

Zoolights (Tacoma)

Bundle up and stroll the Zoo as it comes aglow with more than a half-million lights. Experience a magical world of dazzling 3-D animal light displays, including a majestic polar bear family, a giant Pacific octopus, and a 17-foot tall tiger head.

5400 North Pearl Street Tacoma, WA 98407

Hours: 5 – 9 pm
Admission: See website for member and non-member pricing

Fantasy Lights (Spanaway)

The largest holiday drive-through display in the Northwest, featuring nearly 300 elaborate displays and thousands of sparkling lights.

Spanaway Park

Located just west of 152nd Street and Pacific Avenue in the Parkland / Spanaway community

Hours: 5:30 – 9:00 pm
Admission: $14 per vehicle (see website for half price nights and charges for buses)

Christmas in Big Valley (Poulsbo)

Park and walk through 65,000 lights on an enchanted 600 foot trail.

26730 Big Valley Road NE Poulsbo, WA 98370

Hours: 4:30 – 9:30 pm
Admission: $8, kids 6 and under are free

One-Time Events

Held in December, date changes each year.

Montesano Festival of Lights (Montesano)

Can we say AWESOME? Big rigs, fire trucks, cement trucks and more – all lit up for the Montesano Festival of Lights Parade.

Downtown Montesano


Centralia Tractor Parade (Centralia)

Tractors. Lights. ‘Nuff said.
Downtown Centralia

Other Listings of Light Displays

Pacific NW Christmas Lights

The Pacific NW Christmas Lights Facebook page has a great listing of regional light displays, and posts Google Maps for each area, making it easy to navigate from one display to the next. Check them out and “Like” their page!