Woodland Park Zoo – WildLights

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Staying at our Federal Way hotel for the holidays?

Enjoy holiday lights festival “WildLights” at Woodland Park Zoo from November 25, 2016 until January 1, 2017, 5:30pm – 8:30pm.


“Let it glow, let it glow, let it glow
Seattle’s wildest holiday lights festival returns with sparkling lights and faux snowball fights, Santa, his reindeer and family delights. Open 36 nights!”

Event Parking
Free parking in zoo lots on WildLights event nights.

Tickets & Event Info

Point Defiance Zoo “Zoolights”

“Experience the magic!
See the Zoo transformed into a colorful winter wonderland with more than a half-million lights. The holiday spirit comes aglow in this magical world of dazzling 3-D animal light displays.”

Celebrate the Holidays nearby our Federal Way Hotel

From November 25th, 2016 through January 1st, 2017, from 5PM-9PM, the whole family can enjoy various activities at Zoolights happening at Point Defiance Zoo.

“Animal light displays for 2016 include hammerhead sharks and sea turtles, carnivorous plants and their insect prey, a whimsical 30-foot-wide underwater landscape, a majestic polar bear family, and a gorgeous giant Pacific octopus.

Ride a camel, enjoy tasty treats, and take a spin on the carousel. You can even wrap up your holiday shopping with our unique gift ideas. There’s always something new to see and do at Zoolights!”

Tickets and Event Info

Early Holidays near Federal Way

Four Days of Early Christmas

The Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival is an annual celebration in Tacoma that is visited by thousands from all around the county. Under the sprawling Tacoma Dome, more than 500 booths showcase a myriad of goods and foods plus entertainment. Running for four days, from the 20th to the 24th of October, and just before Halloween, people around find reasons to come and spend days for shopping, dining, and enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of Washington commerce.

Food products on sale like honey, cakes and pastries, jams, sauces, snacks, coffee, spices, and more are represented. Crafts for the home and office, apparel for grownups, children and pets, beauty products and jewelry, kitchen and bathroom wares, wall decor, and thousands of gift items for Christmas are in every nook and corner. Find cooking demonstrations and free tastings from some of the famous chefs of restaurants and culinary schools. And then, while shopping and dining, enjoy special musical and theatrical performances in the main Tacoma Dome arena stage.

You definitely must put this event in your itinerary. And if you’re from out-of-town, bring the family along and stay near by.

Avoiding the Rush at Federal Way Hotel

Choose Comfort Inn Federal Way hotel for your home-away-from-home when you come for the festival. Our hotel is located just 6.3 miles from the Tacoma Dome, or just less than 10 minutes drive away. Enjoy our affordable rates and full amenities. Stay three nights at least and get fully rested for each new day of exploration in Tacoma. You would certainly be almost done with your early Christmas shopping, avoiding the rush, and enjoying your family as well. That’s only here at our Federal Way hotel.