Woodland Park Zoo's annual holiday lights show features wild animals and exotic destination scenes illuminated by more than 600,000 LED lights. New this year: visits from Santa (Thursday–Sunday), and a holiday wine and beer garden for guests 21 and older. $6.95–$9.95. Nov. 27–Jan. 3.
Bellevue Botanical Garden's annual lights show, Garden d’Lights, is stunning, affordable and a bit wild (don't let your toddler run too fast ahead of you on that dark garden path). Cost is only $5, ages 10 and under free. Nov. 28–Jan. 2.
One of the region's most beloved displays, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium's spectacular Zoolights display comprises more than half a million LED lights. The scenes range from the green-and-purple flame tree to a huge roaring tiger. $8.50–$10; under age 2 free. Nov. 27–Jan. 3.
The two-mile Fantasy Lights display is the largest drive-through light show in the Northwest, now in its 21st year of delighting families with holiday scenes along the lake. Tickets start at $14 per vehicle. Nov. 26 to Jan. 1.
With over a million lights on display and literally dozens of attractions, you could spend a weekend exploring the Lights of Christmas, the North Sound's huge holiday lights festival (and some people do). $11–$16; free for kids ages 3 and younger. Weekends from Dec. 3–29.
Add some spark to the holidays with the animated holiday light display at Country Village Bothell which features a 40-foot sea serpent, giant dragonfly, fiddling pig and marching ducks. Starting on Dec. 5, children can also visit with Santa and see live reindeer. Light display from Nov. 15–Dec. 24.