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Old 11-27-2012, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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Default Christmas Light Displays

So far, we have been to the Woodland Park Zoo's WildLights display and last night we visited the Bellevue Botanical Garden's light display. Can anyone recommend anywhere else to see good Christmas light displays? Our 1 year old daughter is fascinated by them!
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Its not super big but the one on candy cane lane is fun for little kids.

Seattle's Candy Cane Lane

Ben
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:41 PM
 
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Oooh...how was the zoo's light display? I read this is the first year they've done it and I want to go!
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:12 PM
 
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Oooh! I want to hear reviews, too!

Some one sent me this map - you can adjust it for different Christmas activities throughout the whole area, including Christmas lights: MyNorthwest.com Holiday Map - Find light display, Santa Pictures, tree farms, attractions and activities in Seattle and the entire Puget Sound area
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:23 PM
 
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If you didn't already catch it while visiting the botanical gardens, downtown Bellevue also has Snowflake Lane - a nightly Christmas parade down Bellevue Way near the mall. It starts at 7 pm, but make sure to get there early if you go on the weekends... parking is ruthless around Bellevue Square at Christmas.

Bellevue Snowflake Lane, Christmas Parade, Ice Skating, New Years Eve | Bellevue.com
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:44 PM
 
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Its not super big but the one on candy cane lane is fun for little kids.

Seattle's Candy Cane Lane

Ben
That is such a great one, I go by it every chance I get.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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Oooh...how was the zoo's light display? I read this is the first year they've done it and I want to go!
They had a special preview event last week for zoo members, so we took our daughter and she loved it! For children, they have carousel rides for just $2 and the Zoomazium has stuffed snowmen "parts" everywhere that are made of felt fabric, so the children can create their own snowmen. They had 2 reindeer that you could stand nearby and admire.

They only had a specific section of the zoo decorated in lights and the only critters that were available to look at were in the reptile building. I'll say that I recommend it for families with children because my daughter had a blast. It seemed to be a good size for her.

The Bellevue Botanical Gardens display was more impressive to me and my daughter loved it too, but it was quite crowded last night when we went (a free night), so we weren't really able to let her walk around as much as she got to at the zoo.

Thank you for the other recommendations!!
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:23 AM
 
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The Bellevue Botanical Gardens display was more impressive to me and my daughter loved it too, but it was quite crowded last night when we went (a free night), so we weren't really able to let her walk around as much as she got to at the zoo.
We drove up from Portland last year to see this specifically. It was well worth the time and money. We went on a week night so it wasn't too busy. Got a lot of great pictures.

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Old 11-28-2012, 10:18 AM
 
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I have not been but a friend recommended we drive up to Warm Beach. There is a huge light display there with a holiday village. I did look it up and it seems a bit expensive. Someone also mentioned a neighborhood in Ballard or just North that almost every home puts up a display. I can't think of the name of the neighborhood but perhaps someone else can chime in.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:58 AM
 
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I did Warm Beach a few years ago. It is pretty expensive considering that it is just a load of lights, but there are a hell of a lot of them. They also had a small live music show in the cafe.
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