Christmas Lights in the Pacific Northwest

Christmas Lights in the Pacific Northwest

It’s coming up on that time of the year to see Christmas lights! All over the Pacific Northwest, Zoos, Parks, Gardens, and a variety of other locations play host to elaborate Christmas light displays. Some are run by governmental entities, others are run by private parties including families and non-Profits. This list is far from complete so be sure to add any missing ones in the comments below!

Christmas Lights in the Pacific Northwest

Christmas Lights at the Oregon Zoo

British Columbia

Magic of Christmas: Light Up at Buchart Gardens (Victoria)

Milner Christmas Magic at Milner Gardens

Bright Nights Christmas Train in Stanley Park (Vancouver)

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park (Vancouver)

Carol Ships Parade of Lights (Vancouver)

Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain (Vancouver)

Trinity Street Christmas Light Festival (Vancouver)

Vancouver Tree Lighting Celebration (Vancouver)

Van Dusen Festival of Lights (Vancouver)

More street lights in Vancouver


Rock Creek Christmas Lights (Hansen)

Belnap Family Christmas Lights (Iona)

Cadger’s Animated Christmas Light Show (Meridian)

Cornell Christmas Light Show (Meridian)


Downtown Carson City (Carson City)

Lights of Tanea (Reno)

Lights at the Summit (Reno) (Not advertised on their site)

The Outlets at Sparks (Sparks)

Northern California

Jack London Square (Alameda)

Eureka Main Street (Eureka)

Gilroy Gardens (Gilroy)

Vasona Lake County Park – Fantasy of Lights (Los Gatos)

Oakland Zoo (Oakland)

Ghirardelli Square Tree and Menorah (San Francisco)

Presidio Tree (San Francisco)

San Francisco Zoo (San Francisco)

Tom and Jerry’s Christmas lights and holiday displays (San Francisco)

Union Square and Nob Hill (San Francisco)

San Rafael – Lighted Boat Parade (San Rafael)

Sausalito – Lighted Boat Parade and Fireworks (Sausalito)


Shore Acres State Park (Coos Bay/Bandon)

Keizer Miracle of Christmas Lights Display (Keizer)

Grotto Christmas Festival of Lights (Portland)

Oregon Zoo Lights (Portland)

Peacock Lane (Portland)

Winter Wonderland (Portland)


Garden D’Lights (Bellevue)

Leavenworth Christmas Lighting (Leavenworth)

Downtown Seattle (Seattle) (No link)

Christmas ships parade (Seattle – Lake Washington)

Wildlights (Seattle)

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium (Tacoma)

Any prominent lighting displays missing? Be sure to post them below for other others to see!

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