State Fair Park in Yakima hosts first drive-through Holiday Light Fest

Image credit: State Fair Park in Yakima, Washington

Explore a new light display from the comfort and safety of your car this holiday season in the Yakima Valley. From now until Sunday, December 6, State Fair Park glitters with 12 displays and 20 miles of lights illumating the park’s buildings and trees, along with other delights.

The themed displays include Candyland with a gingerbread house, and the North Pole with two of Santa’s reindeer. Drop letters to Santa in a mailbox. You might even see Santa during your drive through the park.

Drive-up concessions are available and consist of traditional items and special holiday treats, such as hot chocolate and apple cider. Credit and debit cards are preferred but cash will also be accepted.

If you go on Monday, November 30, bring a new, unwrapped toy with a suggested value of $10, and you’ll receive free admission courtesy Yakima Federal Savings & Loan’s generous sponsorship. These donations help the Yakima Salvation Army with their annual holiday toy drive.

On Tuesday, December 1, help animals in need. State Fair Park will donate $3 of each paid admission to the Yakima Humane Society and Wags to Riches Animal Rescue to support rescued animals and adoptions.

Gates open at 4:30 p.m. The drive-through hours are 5-9 p.m. every night. To enter, take Nob Hill Blvd. to 18th Street and turn north. Enter at Gate 15, which is located on Pacific Avenue by the Yakima County Baseball Stadium.

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