Wintertide Lights


There's nothing quite as festive as a holiday evening out enjoying festive holiday lights. Here are a few notable holiday lighting displays that you don't want to miss. 

Wintertide kickoff tree lighting ceremony

It's not official until the lights are up! Bring the whole fam to help ring in the season as we light up downtown Everett and the Colby tree with some holiday twinkle, and enjoy music, a visit from Santa, hot cocoa and more.

  • When: Friday, November 24 from 4-7 p.m.
  • Where: Colby and Hewitt 

Learn more about the Wintertide kickoff tree lighting ceremony

Wintertide lights downtown 

Bundle up, grab a coffee and enjoy the lights downtown while you do a little shopping. Downtown Everett is all decked out for the holiday season with a tall tree and stunning light display suspended over the Colby and Hewitt intersection (it's so bright you can see it from outer space*). This year, the Downtown Everett Association added tons of extra lights to the mix, and many of the downtown businesses are decorating their storefronts.

Wintertide Lights at the Evergreen Arboretum

December 1 - 31

145 Alverson Blvd, Everett

In December, the Evergreen Arboretum transforms into a lighted holiday wonderland for all to enjoy. Bring the whole family to see the light displays or catch one of their family fun events during the month of December. This dazzling display is free and open daily from 4 - 8 p.m. Consider donating to the Arboretum to help them continue and grow the annual Wintertide Lights program. 

Waterfront tree lighting ceremony and lighted boat parade

December 2

Head to the Port of Everett on Dec. 2 for their annual Holiday on the Bay event which features a lovely tree lighting event and an outdoor lighted boat parade. Remember to check out all of the other fun things happening down there that day like ice skating, a visit from Santa, and more.  Learn more on the Port of Everett's website.

Neighborhood displays

Do you know of an excellent neighborhood holiday light display? Email us and tell us about it. 

*Not true. But you thought about it, didn't you?