Warm Beach Camp (Washington State) to host the 2011 Annual The Lights of Christmas
Stanwood, WA: For twenty nights in December, more than one million.
Christmas lights will be displayed at the 15th annual The Lights of Christmas, a spectacle spread over 15 acres at Warm Beach Camp in Stanwood, WA. The Lights of Christmas is the largest holiday light display in the Northwest that combines live entertainment, children’s activities, food, and overnight getaway options. In addition to the general festival, The Lights of Christmas offers Dinner Theatre and Sunday Dessert Matinees, this year, featuring Richard Carter’s “Winds in the Morning.”
For 2010, 2011 and 2012, The Lights of Christmas was voted one of the top 100 destinations in North America for local and group travel by the American Bus Association. This award recognizes the event’s broad appeal, ability to handle large groups, and high quality of experience for guests of all ages.
Returning highlight: Starry Night Coffeehouse, last year’s popular indoor entertainment venue, is back, hosting live holiday entertainment featuring spoken word and acoustic music. Local artist’s work will be on display and available for purchase. Espresso and assorted baked goods are for sale to complete the holistic experience proving rich aromas and scrumptious tastes.
NEW this year: The Bayside Ornament Shoppe offers patrons the opportunity to purchase and create their very own keepsake ornament.
Dec. 1‐4, 8‐11, 15‐23, 26‐28, 2011
On Sunday nights, December 4, 11, 18 and Monday, December 26: At 6pm and 8pm, the Joyland
Concert Hall welcomes Show & Tell Family Theatre’s new production, “Cirque de Noel – Christmas
Can Be a Circus”. Free with general admission, this ramped up musical variety show will have you
laughing, singing, and getting into the holiday spirit.
“Pay What You Can” nights: For those who cannot afford regular festival admission, “Pay What
You Can” offers a chance to do just that – pay only as much as they can. No minimum payment
required. We don’t want anyone left out.
“Pay What You Can” dates: December 1, 19, 28
The Nightly Festival Highlights: Guests stroll through seven uniquely themed areas decked with over one million lights in various creative displays taking the form of waterfalls, plants, animals, and scenic vistas. In addition to the light displays, attendees can shop for gifts made by local artists, sip lattes around one of the many warming fires, and take in a variety of live entertainment.
5 Entertainment Stages (included in general admission price)
– Deer Mountain Lodge – Story Teller, hourly beginning at 6pm
– Caroling Stage – Victorian Carolers, hourly beginning at 5:45pm
– Joyland Concert Hall – Traditional Christmas performances at 5:45, 6:45, 7:45, and 8:45pm
– Tinhorn Town – Western and Bluegrass music performances hourly beginning at 5:15pm
– Starry Night Coffeehouse – Acoustic and spoken word performances hourly beginning at 5pm
Activities (free except for merchandise)
– Polar Express Train Rides
– Petting Farm
– Pony Rides (kids under 4 ft tall)
– Bruce the Talking Spruce
– Santa (5:00-10:00pm nightly through Dec. 23)
– Toy Shop (extra fee to make a toy)
– New: Bayside Ornament Shoppe (extra fee to make an ornament)
– Gift Shops
– Joyland Emporium
– The Camp Store
– Victorian Gift Shoppe
Refreshments: Indoor food venues offer a variety of hot drinks, snacks, desserts and dinner entrées.
Entrée choices range from sourdough bread bowl with Ivar’s Clam Chowder to rib tips plate with salad and corn bread. For dessert, hot, fresh mini-donuts are the highlight of the event. Plus there are caramel apples, apple and pumpkin pie.
The Lights of Christmas General Information
Dates: December 1-4, 8-11, 15-23, 26-28, 2011
Adults (13-59): $15
Seniors (ages 60 and up): $10
Kids (ages 4-12): $9
Children (3 and under): FREE
Season passes, group rates, and AAA discounts are available.
Parking is free.
The event is wheelchair accessible.
Payment: Visa, MasterCard, and Discover Card welcome.
Food venues are cash only (ATM
Purchase tickets at the gate or online at tickets.warmbeachlights.com.
For more information:
The Lights of Christmas visit http://www.warmbeachlights.com/
Nightly festival visit admission.warmbeachlights.com
Holiday Theatre visit theatre.warmbeachlights.com
Overnight Getaways visit getaways.warmbeachlights.com
Location: Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center is located at 20800 Marine Drive in Stanwood,
approximately one hour north of Seattle and south of Bellingham, and then 15 minutes west of I-5.
Free, ample, on-site parking.
About Warm Beach Camp:
Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center partners with a variety of
church, school, government, and non-profit organizations in offering a host of retreats, camps and
conferences focusing on spiritual nurturing, family and marriage building, character formation, and
civic concerns. Warm Beach provides programs for all ages such as youth camps, camps for adults
with developmental disabilities, and horsemanship camps. Warm Beach is also home to the Warm
Beach Vaulters, the Northwest’s largest competition equestrian vaulting club. For more information
about Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center visit www.warmbeach.com.