Washington is known as the evergreen state, popular for its tech, planes, coffee and, of course Amazon. But we're so much more than that. We celebrate in big ways and hold traditions near and dear to our heart.

Some families have special traditions they only do, but in Washington we all come together to celebrate the holidays together with these traditions you can only find in Washington state.

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6.) Santa Clause Pub Crawl

This is for everyone who loves a good brew and dressing up as Santa Clause. Seattle has hosted SantaCon for years now and this inspired the Santa Clause Pub Crawl in downtown Seattle. You don't need to be an official Santa Clause in a mall to go, all you have to do is make a Santa suit or buy one for cheap and then go enjoy the holiday fun.

5.) Christmas Ships in Lake Union

One popular tradition is to head down to lake union and travel across the marina enjoying the lights on all of the boats decked out in holiday joy. The entire lake is lit up with the Christmas Spirit and goes great with a cup of hot cocoa or a peppermint mocha.

4.) Mt Rainer Polar Express

If you're a big fan of Christmas movies we have the adventure for you. There's multiple locations in Washington State that host the Polar express train that's filled with Christmas themes and made to look like the actual train from the movie. Give your kiddos a Santa filled adventure they'll never forget.

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3.) Heading over to Leavenworth

Leavenworth is the Christmas town of Washington...well it's actually the German town of Washington but during the month of December the entire town get's into the spirit with every store front, hotel and restaurant participating in a light full festivity. Go get an authentic German experience without leaving your home state and enjoy all the festivities waiting for you.

2.) Lighted Farm Implement Parade

Featuring over 60 tractors and farm equipment in Yakima, the farmers get together and string lights all over their tractors making them extra holly jolly before parading down Sunnyside's Main Street on the first Saturday of December. This year it will be held on December 4th

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1.) Cutting Down Your own tree at a Christmas Tree Farm

If you're not a fake Christmas tree family and you enjoy buying one every year, we may have something new for you to try out. Finding your own local Christmas Tree Farm let's you not only enjoy the lights, hot chocolate and all the Christmas music you can handle, they also let you pick out your own tree and cut it down yourself. For more places to get your tree this year, follow the link below.

Christmas Tree Farms in Yakima


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