Beautiful Christmas Lights Destination! (Warm Beach Lights of Christmas)

This weekend was my third trip to the Warm Beach Lights of Christmas!

2011

 

If you live in the Northwest, you MUST take the drive up to beautiful Stanwood, Washington and see an amazing show of lights, plus TONS more activities!  You will not be disappointed, trust me!!!

So, what’s so awesome about the The Lights of Christmas?  Let me tell you by the numbers……

    General Event
    93 – Days it takes to set up the event. Set-up begins the day after Labor Day and lasts until opening night
    475 – Kilowatts of electricity used. The highest measure in years past was 510 kilowatts, before transitioning to more LED lights
    18,000 – Light strands, enough to stretch from Warm Beach to Qwest Field
    75,000 – Zip ties used in hanging the decorations
    1,200,000 – Lights, at least, that is where we stopped counting

    Guests
    6 – Continents visitors have come from (all but Antarctica)
    7,062 – Farthest number of miles traveled by a guest (New Zealand)
    500,000 – Approximate total number of guests attending The Lights since 1997

    Volunteers Last Year
    20,000 – Volunteer hours of set-up and during the event

    Food Consumed Last Year
    80 – Gallons of sparkling cider served at the Dinner Theatre
    283 – Gallons of Ivar’s Clam Chowder consumed
    1,500 – Pounds of dry cocoa mix, enough to make 852 gallons of hot chocolate
    65,700 – Hot, fresh, mini-donuts consumed

     

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Check out my photos from 2010 and 2009 as well!

This post is also part of Wordless Wednesday on the following blogs:
Parenting For Dummies & Seven Clown Circus
And Then, She {Snapped}
Live and Love…Out Loud
Crazy About My Baybah!
Project Alicia


Disclosure: *In order to do this review, I was given media passes to attend The Lights of Christmas. The review posted above is completely and entirely my own personal opinion of The Lights of Christmas.


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4 Responses to Beautiful Christmas Lights Destination! (Warm Beach Lights of Christmas)
  1. Hanan
    December 14, 2011 | 8:34 AM

    Wish we lived closer, sounds wonderful!

  2. Jessica
    December 14, 2011 | 10:20 AM

    We have a smaller scale light show where I live! It’s so much fun to take the kiddos! :) It looks like you and your family had a wonderful time!
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  3. Jen
    December 14, 2011 | 1:07 PM

    Looks like such a fun event. I love the collage of pictures!
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  4. Emily faliLV
    December 14, 2011 | 4:53 PM

    Looks like you had SO much fun!! I love all the pictures and wish we could go!
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