Wondering where to see Christmas Lights in the South Sound? Here’s my round up of best neighborhoods, based mostly on ideas from our Facebook community. It’s sort of you asked-you answered.
South King County
From Jennifer and Allison –ViewPointe at Redondo
Reader Sanja has a little more on that one:
Definitely Redondo, up few blocks from the beach, the whole neighborhood participates and it is spectacular!!!Viewpoint at Redondo displays its lights free of charge, daily, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. They started December 1st and will continue through New Year’s. The neighborhood can be reached from the North by driving along Redondo Beach Drive until it becomes 1st Avenue South. Then turning left on South 300th Pl. From the South, simply take 1st Avenue South, and turn right on the same street. The price is right, the spirit is right, and how often do we see a dedication to the holiday that is quaint, rather than garish and commercial? Kudos to a neighborhood that annually captures the humble, yet brilliant spirit of the season!
Many readers recommend Sky Island in Bonney Lake
Hollie explains how to get there:
Sky Island in Bonney Lake. There is one neighborhood that is particularly awesome! If you go up 410, turn right at the second light (by the Chevron & Wendy’s), you will be in Sky Island. Their best neighborhood is going to be one of the first right turns. I love that street because I think the neighbors just keep trying to outdo each other each year!
and Olive and Corey Ann shared some viewing tips:
Also From CoreyAnn-While its not a neighborhood that’s decorate (although there are quite a few homes lit up) a lot of people like the novelty of the Blue House in Lakeland. Its like a Clark Griswold of a house as it is covered in tens of thousands of blue lights. Sadly the guy says that this is probably his last year doing it.
Crystal Ridge off Shaw Road recommended by Liz and several others
Great effort at 1601 Riddell Ave NE, and they’ll take your donations for the food bank!
There are about a half dozen addresses recommended on the Holiday Lights Map at the News Tribune
The addresses below looked pretty cool to me!
1822 N Frace St
1218 North Steele Street
The SFM crew drives through Wildwood Estates off 40th. It’s more a quantity than a quality issue.
Macaroni Kid Kitsap readers recommend the RoyalWood neighborhood in Port Orchard
Reader Tami recommends Ken Lakes
There are nearly a dozen more well lit areas in Olympia on the Tacoma News Tribune’s interactive holiday lights guide. It’s pretty cool; you can print out addresses!Way to represent, Olympia!
If you know of other great neighborhood light displays, please do leave a comment! Thanks to everyone for your help with this post. I can’t wait to load the kids up and go check some of these out. Do you think we can drink cocoa while daddy drives?