Craving a Hallmark Kind of Christmas? This State Has Everything You Need To Make It Happen

There are 174 Hallmark Christmas movies, and approximately 99.9%  

If a Hallmark Christmas sounds perfectly dreamy to you, why not make it a reality? While we can't promise you'll find unsuspecting romance waiting for you, Washington state has everything else you need to create your own epic holiday.

Snowflake Lane

New York may have the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade but come Christmas time, Washington has Snowflake Lane. It's one of the most anticipated traditions in the Pacific Northwest.

Claire and the Rat King dance their way across many community stages each holiday season, but until you've witnessed one of the top ballet companies in the world perform The Nutcracker, you haven't seen anything yet.

The Nutcracker at The Pacific Northwest Ballet

Your itinerary isn't complete without spending at least one day in Leavenworth, Washington. This Bavarian-inspired town is the epitome of all things Christmas.  

Feed Real Reindeer in Leavenworth

Drive Through a Forest Decorated With Over a Million Light

It's time to take a drive — through a million colorful lights! The Lights of Christmas in Stanwood, Washington, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and the festivities have never been better.

For a truly unique Christmas outing, make your way to the shores of Lake Union on December 17 at 7:00 pm. You'll see boats decorated from stem to stern with twinkling holiday lights, parading by for the crowds to see.

Seattle Christmas Boat Parade

Washington state has everything you need to create your very own Hallmark Christmas. Take a sleigh ride through an enchanted village, see the lighted boat parade with the Seattle skyline in the background,

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