Kitsap County Christmas Light Displays

Wild Lanterns Woodland Park Zoo

It’s that time of year again—Christmas is right around the corner! If you’re looking for a way to get into the holiday spirit, why not take a drive around Kitsap County and check out some of its most impressive Christmas light displays? From classic houses decked out from top to bottom in twinkling lights to festive local events, there’s something for everyone.

Let’s break down where you can find the best decorations and displays throughout Kitsap.

Poulsbo Christmas Lights

Christmas in Big Valley

Walk an Enchanted Trail: a 600-foot long path decorated with over 70,000 Christmas lights! Start your journey at the Jamesville Railroad, walk past the little pond and waterfall on your way to the North Pole. Take a look at the North Pole Village, then head down the trail through Candy Cane Lane to the Nativity scene. Continue down through the lighted orchard, past the cupcake tree to your point of the beginning!

Hours: 4:30 to 9:30 every night until January 1st.

Admission: $12, kids 6 and under are free.

Address: 26730 Big Valley Road Poulsbo, 98370

Kingston Cove Christmas

This fun light display is on the waterfront in Mike Wallace Park in Kingston by the ferry. You can drive by or get out and walk around. A sidewalk leads visitors around the park where you will see the lights!

Address: 25864 Washington Boulevard Northeast, Kingston, WA 98346

Drive-by Royalwood Display

This family’s Christmas light display is quite impressive with over 130,000 lights and an abundance of figurines. Visitors are invited to get out and walk around the displays. And on the weekends, they serve hot chocolate and Santa is known to make visits!

Address: 3045 SE Royalwood Pl, Port Orchard, WA 98367

Open from 5-10 pm.

Bainbridge Island Christmas Lights

Hyla Rd, Bainbridge Island Light Display

This display may not be as big as the rest but it is impressive none-the-least. My girls insist on a drive-by almost daily during the holiday season and await its arrival all year long.

Address: Hyla Ave NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Christmas Light Guides

Here are two local maps of all the homes with Christmas light displays in Western Washington.

Kitsap Christmas Light Displays

Christmas Lights in the PNW

If you are interested in hopping on the ferry to enjoy some holiday fun, these are my top two recommendations on that side of the water.

Woodland Park Zoo Wildlanterns

Wildlanterns at Woodland Park Zoo takes zoo lights to a whole other level. This brand-new lantern festival features lit-up large-scale animals and flowers that are so magical. And fun for all ages! It’s further than Point Defiance but it’s a much better display and is well worth the drive!

Hours: November 11 – January 22 | 4:00 PM – 9 PM

Get tickets here.

Snowflake Lane Parade

This is one of the region’s most festive holiday shows! Experience the wonder of falling snow, dazzling lights, festive music, toy drummers, dancers, and your favorite characters in this complimentary nightly parade.

Admission: Free

Hours: Nightly Parade at 7 p.m. from November 25 – December 24.


Watch from the sidewalks between Bellevue Square and Lincoln Square from NE 4th to NE 8th Streets every night at 7 p.m. Park in any of the free parking garages and choose your favorite spot on the sidewalk to see the show.

Do you know of any other impressive light displays in the area? If so, please let me know!


  • Stacie Scattergood
    December 9, 2021 at 4:48 pm

    Molbak’s in Woodinville has a lovely home area filled with trees, and ornaments. There is an onsite cafe, and they also do a “Poinsettia tree”. It’s free, and wonderful to get a warm drink and walk through.

    Bellevue downtown also has an ice rink at Downtown park, which has a wonderful playground similar in concept to, but larger than BI’s Battlepoint Park.

    Redmond does their evening lights walk: This is a pretty decent walk and if you have small children, you should consider a stroller. It’s free.

    Swanson’s Nursery has lovely holiday decor and a great model railroad kids and parents love to watch. This year it’s “Dinoland” themed.

    • Shannan
      August 10, 2022 at 5:39 pm

      Thank you for sharing!!


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