Winter months in Pierce County bring forth frosty mornings, glistening evergreen trees, and holiday gatherings. This season embark on a winter wonderland and see South Sound’s dazzling holiday light displays of 2021.
Enjoy a socially-distanced, beautiful drive-thru light display in Spanaway or walk through the magical Zoo Lights at Point Defiance in Tacoma. You can even enjoy a fabulous light show and see Santa at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. Spice up your festivities this winter and be sure to see the dazzling holiday light displays throughout the South Sound.
14905 Bresemann Boulevard South
November 26 – January 2
5:30 – 9 p.m.
Bring the family for a delightful drive through Spanaway’s 27th annual Fantasy Lights, the largest holiday drive-thru light display in the Northwest, proudly presented by Pierce County Parks and Recreation. “The beautiful two-mile drive along Spanaway Lake has become a memorable tradition for the entire family.” Listen to festive holiday music while driving through the nearly 300 elaborate displays featuring thousands of twinkling lights. Operating nightly from November 26 through January 2 from 5:30 – 9 p.m., don’t miss this fabulous holiday display.
Book your tickets online now as an advanced purchase is required before attendance. Admission rates start as low as $10 on discount nights from November 29 – December 2 and December 27 to January 2. Regular rates are $15 per vehicle or minibus for up to 24 passengers from December 5 to 9. Rates increase to $20 per vehicle or minibus December 3 and 4 and December 10 to 26. Admission per bus of 25+ passengers is a flat rate of $40. Gather the family and experience the winter wonderland of the Pacific Northwest through Fantasy Light’s fantastic display in Spanaway.
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
5400 North Pearl Street
November 26 – January 2
4:30 – 10 p.m.
This winter, take a walk through the magical Zoolights at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma. Watch the animals come to life at night through dazzling light displays presented by BECU. “Step back into the Zoolights tradition you know and love — your zoo, transformed into a colorful winter wonderland with over 800,000 lights.” This year, enjoy two fascinating tunnels of lights, doubled in size due to popularity. With so much to see, download the map to explore new paths and find your favorite displays. Stop and take a selfie with a colorful lighted butterfly, and don’t forget to hunt for Sasquatch along the way.
Get your tickets today as timed online tickets are required for entry. Admission starts at $12 Monday – Thursday and $15 Friday – Sunday and on holidays. Children under three are free, and face masks are required for guests five years and older. For more information and answers to additional questions, visit the FAQ. Bundle up and take a magical walk this holiday season through Zoolights at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma.
Holiday Magic at The Fair 2021
110 9th Avenue Southwest
December 10 – 12, 17 – 23, 26 – 31
5 – 10 p.m.
Brighten your holidays this season with Holiday Magic, located at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup presented by Columbia Bank. Stroll through the mesmerizing light tunnels at Light Extravaganza, included with your Holiday Magic admission. “Enjoy amazing holiday experiences including ice skating, a spin on the merry-go-round, a ride on the Santa Express Train, drinks at The Yeti Bar and Fire Pit, shopping, festive food, drinks, displays and more.” See the sweet animals in the manger and take a stroll through Santa’s Village, where you can see the North Pole come alive before your eyes. You can even take care of your holiday shopping needs at the All I Want For Christmas Market, where a collection of vendors come together to bring you fabulous treasures you won’t find in stores.
Get your tickets online for discounted admission rates of $20 for adults ages 13 and older and $15 for children ages 6-12. Kids under five are free. Onsite tickets are $22.50 for adults and $17.50 for children. Parking for this event is also free. For more information and additional COVID-related guidelines, visit the FAQ. Take in the magic of the holidays with glistening light displays and festive activities the whole family will enjoy at Holiday Magic at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup.
This holiday season, be sure to step out and see some of the dazzling light displays throughout the South Sound. Whether looking to walk or drive-thru and view beautiful creations of twinkling lights, look no further than these fabulous displays sure to bring your family joy this holiday season. Get in the holiday spirit and enjoy all the Pacific Northwest has to offer by embarking on one or all of these festivities. Mark your calendars this winter to see South Sound’s dazzling holiday light displays of 2021.