It’s the most wonderful time of the year as Skagit County dons its dazzling holiday best, transforming into a radiant spectacle of twinkling lights and festive cheer. Grab a hot chocolate, pack the car, and head out for a cozy drive through some of Skagit’s best neighborhoods, or take in a winter festival that is sure to spark the holiday spirit in everyone. Here is a guide for 2023 Christmas lights in Skagit County

christmas lights and a blow up camper at Washington Park in Anacortes
Stroll through an array of vibrant lights, luminaries, and enchanting decorations at the Winter Wonderland Walk in Anacortes. Photo credit: MaryRose Denton


Winter Wonderland Walk at Washington Park

Washington Park Loop
December 8-9, from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

The Winter Wonderland Walk at Washington Park transforms the area into a dazzling light show every holiday season.  Stroll through an array of vibrant lights, luminaries, and enchanting decorations, creating a magical atmosphere that captivates all who attend. Countless sparkling displays illuminate pathways, trees, and structures, before guiding you toward the center of a whimsical realm filled with lights, laughter, music, and s’mores, fostering a rather contagious feeling of holiday delight.

But don’t forget to bundle up and bring a flashlight or headlamp. This popular annual event is sponsored by the Anacortes Park and Recreation.

Anacortes Lighted Boat Parade

December 16, 2023: 6 p.m.

The Lighted Boat Parade in Anacortes illuminates the waters off of Cap Sante Marina with a captivating display of festive lights. Join boaters as they adorn their vessels with a myriad of twinkling lights and creative decorations, transforming their vessels into floating works art. An annual favorite in Anacortes as families and friends gather along the docks by Seafarer’s Park. Bundle up against the winter chill, to witness this charming maritime parade. More information can be found through the City of Anacortes website.

Noltsenmeyer Residence

3820 Biz Point Road

An acre of lights decks out this sleepy little street with lights and sounds of the season when tuned into FM channel 95.5. Head down D Avenue and Rosario Road to enjoy the full extent of these neighborhood lights.

House decorated with Christmas lights, lit up at night.
Don’t miss the house at 5501 Kingsway, Anacortes for an extravaganza of lights! Photo credit: MaryRose Denton

5501 Kingsway

If you are still craving more holiday lights continue your journey at the top of the Skyline neighborhood and wind your way down to the bottom, finishing your foray at 5501 Kingsway, Anacortes for a show-to-end-the-evening extravaganza of lights!

Skyline Neighborhood

Drive down D Avenue before heading west to the Skyline neighborhood.


301 Haines Street

Find a fun display and singing house at 301 Haines Street, Sedro-Woolley. Be sure to tune the radio to 91.1!

La Conner

Crossover LaConner’s iconic Rainbow Bridge to see if you can spy Santa on a rooftop in the Shelter Bay Neighborhood.

a boat on the water at night lit up with christmas lights and a large star on it's mast
Watch a spellbinding parade of lighted boats during LaConner’s Holiday Boat Parade. Photo credit: MaryRose Denton

Holiday Lighted Boat Parade

This small-town favorite in La Conner casts a spellbinding glow upon the Swinomish Channel, turning these otherwise serene waters into a canvas of shimmering lights and festive cheer. Meet at Gilkey Square or line up along the boardwalk to watch the parade of lights. Contact the  City of La Conner for further details.

Mount Vernon

Meander on any side of the traffic circle off of Division to discover streets on the hill drenched in lights. Be sure to check out Waugh Rd for more displays.

Then head west towards the Country Club neighborhoods off of Pederson Road and wind your way along lanes of lights.

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