Brighten up the season with these holiday light displays across the Puget Sound region –

Brighten up the season with these holiday light displays across the Puget Sound region –

These seasonal light displays will definitely get you and your family feeling the holiday spirit.

SEATTLE — For Washingtonians looking to light up their nights with some holiday dazzle, there are quite a few displays turning on across the Puget Sound region.

Anyone looking to brighten their holiday cheer has an array of options throughout the region that include Christmas tree lightings, parades and extravagant light displays.

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Here are a few can’t-miss displays and shows around the region available for everyone to enjoy for free:

Space Needle Christmas tree

The Christmas tree atop one of Seattle’s most recognized landmarks, the Space Needle, lit up Nov. 26.

While there’s no event or special ceremony to commemorate the tree lighting, the Space Needle tree lighting ritual is one of the ways that the city officially ushers in the holidays.

Those hoping to catch the display can expect the display to light up every evening by 5 p.m.

Westlake Plaza Christmas lights

The other Seattle tradition is the Westlake Christmas tree lighting celebration, which took place Friday, Nov. 26, at 5 p.m. However, the tree is up all season long.

About a 15-minute walk from the Space Needle, the Downtown Seattle Association lights a massive Christmas tree at the Westlake Center Plaza.

Plus, the Holiday Star on the old Macy’s building across 4th Avenue is also lit up and shining on downtown for the rest of the season.

Westlake Park also has light sculptures and will feature holiday concerts from Nov. 28 to Dec. 19.

Bellevue’s Snowflake Lane

Another holiday tradition is returning to the region this year in Bellevue, where the nightly Snowflake Lane holiday parade dazzles viewers with lights, vibrant floats, snow and holiday characters.

The parade, which is now in its 17th year, seeks to turn Bellevue into a winter wonderland.

The event is put on by The Bellevue Collection with performances every night and an appearance from the big man in the red suit himself.

Shows are every day at 7 p.m. from Nov. 26 to Dec. 24. Head to one of the sidewalks between Bellevue Square and Lincoln Square from NE 4th to NE 8th streets to enjoy the celebration. 

Seattle Center Winterfest

Among the many things Seattle Center’s Winterfest has to offer is the sparkling lights display throughout its grounds called the Luminata. 

Visitors can simply take a stroll through the center’s campus and check out the twinkling lights. 

Plus a special winter-themed light and music show takes place at the International Fountain every evening at 6 p.m.

Seattle Center is open Sunday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, the center closes at 10 p.m.

The Winterfest runs from Nov. 26 to Dec. 31.

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