Washington is a state located in the Pacific Northwest region of United States. It is bordered by north of Oregon, west of Idaho, and south of the Canadian province of British Columbia on the coast of the Pacific Ocean.
Olympia is the capital and Seattle is the largest city of Washington.
Other big cities and towns in Washington include – Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, Bellevue, Kent, Everett, Renton, Federal Way, Yakima, etc.
Some of the popular tourist destinations in Washington include – North Cascades National Park, Olympic National Park, etc.
Christmas Celebrations in Washington :
In Seattle, celebrate the holiday season with Seattle Centre’s Winterfest – a wonderland of sparkling lights, a giant lighted Christmas tree, Ice Rink along with Saturday ice sculpting and lively weekend performances including showings of Christmas movies.
Enjoy Christmas in the Bavarian theme town of Leavenworth, Washington which has everything from Christmas lights to visits from Santa to ugly Christmas sweater parties. The village is open on first three weekends in the month of December.
More than one million Christmas lights will twinkle this year, over the 15 acre Lights of Christmas festival at Warm Beach Camp in Stanwood. Special activities include Dinner Theater, Polar Express Train, Pony rides, Santa visits and many other children’s activities. It is infact the largest holiday light display in the Pacific Northwest!
The Victorian Country Christmas Festival taking place at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup has a look and feel of a Victorian Village in the late 1800’s. The buildings are decorated with storefronts to give you the feeling of walking down an old fashioned street.
The Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship festival is a holiday celebration that has been a Pacific Northwest tradition since many decades. A night of fun and festivities is planned with a nautical parade of ships off Seattle’s shores.
Every year, the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium puts on a grand display of holiday lights – the “Zoolights at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium”. After viewing these holiday lights, you can enjoy live entertainment, a carousel ride, hot chocolate, or family photos.
‘Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park,’ the largest holiday drive-through display in the Northwest, features nearly 300 elaborate displays and thousands of sparkling lights. The beautiful two-mile drive along Spanaway Lake with holiday lights can be a memorable holiday experience.
The annual exhibit at the Spokane Fairgrounds the “Spokane Christmas Arts & Crafts Show” features hundreds of exhibitors offering handmade crafts and specialty foods.
Sunnyside Lighted Farm Implement Parade is an unusual holiday celebrations which includes more than 50 tractors, farm implements and other vehicles covered with festive lights parading down Sunnyside’s main street on the first Saturday in December.
Wishing all readers Merry Christmas 2016 & Happy New Year 2017 !!!