Washington is beautiful in December-that's undeniable by residents and visitors alike. Adding a little holiday cheer to our great state is easy as throwing a holiday parade and festival of lights. Need some Christmas spirit? Are the kids begging to see some twinkling lights? Here are 5 of the most enchanting Christmas towns to drive to near Seattle.
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Ready for a coastal Christmas? Take a trip north to the beautiful city on the water, Anacortes. Light the tree, sing a carol, and soak up the holiday cheer for only a few hours drive away from Seattle. Take a ride on their Holiday Trolley during the first four Saturdays in December; the trolley operates from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on these days.
Puyallup celebrates the holiday each year with a Victorian Country Christmas Festival. From November 30 to December 4 at the Washington State Fair Events Center, you can enjoy a winter wonderland come to life. Take the kiddos to Santa's Village or hang out at the Winter Wine Garden with your friends.
No one ever said Spokane lacked the holiday spirit. If you're looking to drive through Christmas lights (and see some pretty creative light displays) check out the neighborhoods around Spokane. The town will kick off the holiday season by lighting the Christmas tree on November 23 at Riverfront Park-you don't want to miss it!
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Santa Claus is coming to town-and he's making a stop in Chehalis! Take a ride on Santa's train or the Polar Express at the Chehalis Centralia. The Santa Holiday Train is approximately 30 minutes long, and each family will enjoy a "surprise" visit from Santa during the train ride.
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Want to feel like you've waltzed into a swirling snow globe? Each year, the annual Christmas lighting ceremony draws thousands of people to Leavenworth and rightfully so! Its village of lights is warm and bright and you're sure to leave with a full heart. Throughout the season, you can expect to enjoy over 500,000 Christmas lights, live holiday music, a special visit from Santa Claus, and fun for the whole family.
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