Bundle up the family, grab to-go cups of hot cocoa and hit the road for the magic of Christmas light displays in Centralia. It just wouldn’t be Christmas time without twinkling lights. Bulbs blinking red and green or classic white are a part of the holidays that inspires yuletide cheer.

Holiday Lights Lewis County
Photo credit: Krysta Carper

Historic Downtown Centralia is a holiday shopper’s dream with the streets and store windows adorned with festive decorations. Be sure to swing into Central Park on Tower Avenue and enjoy the lighted alleyway’s trees. It’s the perfect spot for a cute selfie! Just around the corner on Pearl Street, find a massive Christmas tree in the light circled Washington Park.

On the other side of Centralia is the area’s largest light display at Borst Park. This drive-through holiday fun is a family favorite. From the comfort of the car, view the colorful displays, including many animated ones. In its ninth season, there are new scenes every year keeping this tradition fresh. The display is open December 6 to 25 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. with a cost of $5 per car, $10 for small buses and $12 for larger buses.

For an incredible light display that is extraordinarily fun and immersive to view from the sidewalk, take the family to a massive show on Cedar and Walnut Street near Centralia College.

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