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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!