Looking for some holiday family fun in the Seattle/Tacoma area? Discover Holiday with Lights at WildWaves Theme and Water park. It’s got V’s stamp of approval!
It’s not easy finding activities that the whole family can enjoy, especially with special needs. WildWaves’ Holiday with Lights fills that bill, featuring numerous holiday activities and live entertainment (plus rides, of course!) all set in a beautiful, festive atmosphere. We really had a great time.
A million lights went into the making of this twinkling holiday wonderland. Stroll along paved walkways through a candy cane forest, enjoying lighting displays and Christmas music classics as you go. Then take in fun shows, crafts, over 25 rides and attractions, and a live holiday-themed laser show. Be sure to track down Rudolf and Frosty for hugs and fun photo opps. Complete the night with a visit to the North Pole for pictures with the big guy himself.
Light Aglow Laser Spectacular
You and your kids will love the Lights Aglow laser show. A laser show set to favorite Christmas songs will encourage dancing and full on holiday spirit. This was V’s favorite!
Shows run nightly at 6:30, 8:30 and 9:30.
Interactive entertainment “Toy Time Fun” and “JOY! A Sweet Candy Adventure” will have you laughing, singing and dancing along. Shows run every hour on the half hour nightly, check the website for details.
For the young (or young at heart): Play in a falling snow tent, write a letter to Santa, or make holiday crafts with the elves.
WildWaves is known for the rides; there’s over 25 rides and attractions open throughout the season.
Santa at the North Pole
Meeting Santa and whispering your holiday wishes is a must! Stop by the North Pole and snap your own photos and/or purchase professional packages for lifetime memories.
North Pole wheelchair accessibility note: We couldn’t find the wheelchair entrance during our visit on opening night. WildWaves was very responsive. They’ve added more signage and informed employees how to better direct park visitors. If you have any questions or need further help, be sure to ask one of the elves or a park employee, they’ll make sure to point you in the right direction.
Holiday with Lights at WildWaves is a limited event for 19 nights only, Santa is only there until December 23 – he’s got things to do! Be sure to check the website for dates, times and more details.
Ways to Save on Tickets
There is no charge for admission for season ticket holders, and each season pass holder can bring a buddy for 50% off. Children under 3 are always free. Single event tickets at the gate are $19.99, you can save $5.00 buy purchasing online at WildWaves.com (there is a small processing fee+tax). The best deal for single tickets is at Albertsons or Safeway stores for $19.99 each+tax. If you or your kids plan on going to WildWaves more than a few times in the next year, a season pass might make sense. In fact, you could get a season pass for your teen as a Christmas gift now and use it for the holiday lights. Everybody wins!
36201 Enchanted Pkwy S
Federal Way, WA 98003
Disclaimer: Tickets were provided for this review. Experience and opinions are my own; we really did dance with the laser show, chase down Frosty and Rudolf for photos, and have a great time.