Central Washington Fair Association: 4th Annual Holiday Drive-Thru Light Fest - New Schedule, New Attractions, Same Great Tradition
State Fair Park will once again look extra special this holiday season. Back by popular demand, the 4th Annual Drive-Thru Holiday Light Fest will take place December 7th thru 17th presented by Gesa Credit Union. All your favorite holiday-themed displays plus over 30 miles of lights illuminating buildings, trees and displays. Some of the themed displays include 12 Days of Christmas, the North Pole with a mailbox for letters to Santa, and the big man himself!
Upon entering the Holiday Light Fest, guests will be provided a map highlighting all the Holiday-themed displays along the route and a menu to select food and beverage items that will be available for purchase prior to entering.
“We are thrilled that this event continues to be part of the community’s holiday season tradition for all ages. We have three new themed displays, holiday themed characters to greet you along the route, and live animals in the nativity display.” said CEO Kathy Kramer.
So, What’s New This Year?
New Schedule: December 7th thru December 17th
New Contest: State Fair Park’s Holiday Light Fest “Power Bill Payoff”.
State Fair Park wants to pay your power bill! One lucky winner will have their December power bill paid (residential power bill only) by State Fair Park. Enter to win by scanning the QR code at State Fair Park’s 4th Annual Drive Thru Holiday Light Fest. It’s that easy!!! "Light Up Your Holidays with a Power Bill-Free December!" Visit statefairpark.org for details.
Three New Holiday Themed Areas: Polar Express, Frosty & Friends, and the new and improved God Bless the USA
Two Community Giveback Days: Monday, December 11th, we are partnering with the Yakima Salvation Army. Guests who bring a new, unwrapped toy (suggested value of $15 or more) will be provided free admission that evening. Thursday, December 14th we are partnering with the Yakima Humane Society, where a portion of paid admissions will be donated to support rescued animal needs and adoptions.
Dates: December 7th – December 17th
Times: Gates open at 4:30pm; event runs from 5pm to 9pm.
General Admission - $15.00 per car, truck, or SUV and $30.00 per limo, bus, or RV – enter through Gate 15
Fast Pass Admission $25.00 per car, truck, or SUV and $50.00 per limo, bus, or RV – enter through Gate 1
Entering the Event:
General Admission Entrance – Gate 15 located on Pacific Avenue (by Yakima County Baseball Stadium)
Fast Pass Admission Entrance – Gate 1 located on Fair Avenue
This event is made possible with the support of presenting partner, GESA Credit Union, and businesses in our community who have sponsored the holiday-themed scenes.
Sponsors include: Gesa Credit Union, HAPO, Tree Top, Community Health of Central Washington, CWU, Valley Mall, Ray's Meat, Maverick Cares/ Maverick Gaming, Kapuza Lighty PLLC, Pacific Power, GS Long, Zirkle Fruit, Yakima Federal, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, American Rock Products/Central Pre-Mix, Yakima Herald, Parkway Self Storage, Burrows,
Highgate Senior Living, Toyota, Featherland Ranch, Perry Tech, and State Farm Agents - Eric Silvers, Ava Grajeda-Allard, Bruce Sears, Joel Goesch, Julian Calzada, And Tim Surber.
We also want to thank the Central WA Home Builders Association for Santa’s Workshop, along with the Central Washington Agricultural Museum and their great volunteers for loaning us numerous pieces of equipment from the museum that will be incorporated into many of the holiday-themed scenes.
For additional information or questions regarding Holiday Light Fest, a list of FAQs is available at statefairpark.org.
The Central Washington Fair Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is self- funded through its day-to-day operations. Since 1892 Washington State held its first fair on these grounds, State Fair Park has served the community and the region as a gathering place for numerous activities and events, including our signature event, the annual Central Washington State Fair. Through the years, we have grown from being a once-a-year activity to a year-round activity center, utilizing our magnificent grounds and historic buildings to serve individuals, families, groups, non-profit organizations, schools, spectator sports, promoters, and many others.
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