Falling snow, holiday tunes, Santa sightings and the way your sidekick’s face lights up at brightly colored light displays—it’s what the magic of the holiday season is all about. This year, delight your crew of elves with a drive to see Seattle’s most spectacular neighborhood displays. Synched to music, complete with Santa meet and greets, and sometimes a sprinkling of snow, these good neighbors know how to make winter wishes come true! Flip through the gallery to find one in your ‘hood.

Christmas in Kent

Kevin and Fran Thomas decorate their Kent home with over 100,000 lights each year to celebrate the meaning of Christmas. In the spirit of the season, they collect donations for the South Sound Dream Center and local food bank. Last year, they were able to donate $3,200 and over 400 pounds of food for those in need. Check out this colorful, magical display any night in December, from 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Sundays through Thursdays, and from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. There’s no show Christmas Eve, but you can count on musical synchronicity to get your Littles in the spirit of the season every other night during the month!

Find them on Facebook

photo: Christmas in Kent’s Facebook page


Good to Know
Be sure to check the Facebook pages of your favorite displays for progress reports, scheduling changes and amazing photos of what you’ll see. We’ve linked them up for you to make it easy!

Do you have a favorite light display to add? Tell us in the comments below!

— Allison Sutcliffe