Wild Waves Festival of Lights


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Plan your next adventure by making Wild Waves Festival of Lights part of your bucket list. Have fun and enjoy millions of lights

Wild Waves Festival of Lights
Festival highlights

About the Festival 

People are enjoying nighttime activities in a different way now. They make more journeys in the evening, especially when they join the festival of lights.

Wild Waves Festival of Lights features plenty of twinkle lights and fairy lights that attract large crowds. The Christmas light festival introduces a sense of belonging, love, hope, and happiness that brings people closes together. The event makes you admire a million blinking Christmas lights and twinkle light trees.

As you join the light exhibition, you will not only get enchanted by the blinking Christmas lights. You also have the best time to have quality time with your friends and family. This magical event offers over 25 attractions and amusement rides, all illuminated in lights.

Wild Waves Festival of Lights Washington

Festival Dates (2021-2022)

Wild Wave Festival of Lights is more than just a family-oriented event; it’s a spectacular experience that everyone should try. You can visit the Toyland, make holiday crafts, write a letter to Sana Claus, and even play in the falling snow tent. All these activities are even made more magical through the light exhibition.

The official festival dates for 2021-2022 are not yet announced to avoid misconceptions. The ongoing global health crisis causes minimal to average changes in the festival operations. The dates are expected to last only for few days, unlike before that visitors of all ages can enjoy the light festival for months.

Don’t worry; once the festival dates have been finalized, we will posted immediately. So, please check back again for the latest updates.

How to Get There

Visiting Wild Waves Theme Park is never complete without experiencing the twinkle light show. You will get stunned by how a million lights transformed a place into a magical and beautiful one.

The festival of light takes place in Wild Waves Theme Park, located at 36201 Enchanted Pkwy, Federal Way 9800 Washington. The festival venue is easy to access. Check out the directions below:

Bus Route 

If you prefer riding a bus to reach the theme park, you can take the Enchanted Parkway S. stop and the King County Metro Bus Route 4o02. Next is to take Milton Road and you will reach the main parking lot. Then, it’s time to enter the park via the main turnstiles.

From Pacific Highway South 

In this route, you need to take the Pacific Highway South before turning on the 348th. First, you need to reach the Enchanted Parkway South stoplight and then turn right. Ensure to go about one mile. After crossing a freeway over-pass, you need to turn right at the first light and keep going on the main parking lot.

From I-405

If you are from I-405, take I-405 Southbound to I-5. Ensure to follow the directions for either South or North I-5 carefully.

From South or North I-5

First, you need to take exit 142-B. After following the exit to the right, you have to get in the left lane. Next is to turn left at the first stoplight.

After reaching about one mile, ensure to turn left once you see the first light after crossing a freeway over-pass. Then, proceed down to the main parking lot.

From Pacific Highway North 

If you are traveling Northbound, turn right on 348th. After reaching the first stoplight, turn right. Once you go about one mile, turn right at the first light after crossing a freeway over-pass. Then, continue traveling to the main parking lot.

From Highway 18

You can take Highway 18 Federal Way to reach the Enchanted Parkway South. Turn left the first light you see. Go about one mile after turning right at the light once you cross a freeway over-pass. Then, proceed down the main parking lot.

From Puyallup

First, you need to reach the Meridian towards Federal Way by going North. After three miles and passing Surprise Lake, proceed to the stoplight. Then, turn left onto Milton Road. Lastly, proceed down the main parking lot.

Festival Hours

Wild Waves Festival of Lights is one of the much-awaited events every year in Federal Way, WA.

The event aims to fill your sense with sounds, flavors, and a seasonal sight to create a tradition and exciting activity for families to enjoy the entire holiday season even more.

The festival hours commonly take place from 5 PM to 10 PM. These are the ideal time to start exploring the theme park, and as the night goes darker, you can see the beautiful lights even more.

How Much It Cost to Visit the Festival

The Wild Waves Theme Park offers different ticket types: Season pass, Single-day Tickets, and Groups.

Season Pass

If you are a 2020 Season pass holder, the ticket is automatically transferred into the 2021 Premium Season Pass.

Single-day Tickets 

Save time once you purchase a single-day ticket in advance. You can get it three days in advance. Choose whether to save it on your phone or print it online. You can get the single-day ticket for only $42.99, while the 3-day advance ticket is worth $39.99. If the visitor is 65+ years old or under 48”, the ticket is only $26.99.


You can visit the theme park with groups of 15+ and enjoy special discounts and catering for company picnics, school trips, family reunions, happy hours, and more.

Weather and What to Wear

The coolest season in Federal Way, Washington, lasts for 3.7 months (November 12 to March 2). Then, the average daily high temperature is below 52˚F. January 1 is the year’s coolest day, with as high as 45˚F and low as 37˚F.

If you want to visit Wild Waves for a light festival, ensure to wear fine and breathable clothes during the daytime. Exploring the theme park during nighttime requires you to wear jackets and boots. Ensure to wear clothing that helps protect you against harsh temperatures. That way, you can make the festival of lights visit worthwhile.

Washington Wild Waves Festival of Lights

Where to Sleep

Before you get to excited about exploring Wild Waves, ensure that you already have an idea about where you can comfortably sleep throughout your trip. If it is your first time visiting the city, you can try the following accommodations:

Days In by Wyndham Federal Way

This hotel is about 1.19 miles from the theme park. It offers a free parking and access to free Wi-Fi in public areas. The front desk is available 24 hours to assist you with directions, sightseeing, and local dining recommendations.

Quality Inn & Suites Federal Way

This hotel gives you access to free Wi-Fi in public areas, a fitness center, and an indoor pool. If you bring your own vehicle, you can take advantage of the free parking. The 24-hour front desk will assist you with all your concerns. Coffee or tea in the common area, 24-hour business center, and a meeting room are some of the additional amenities.

Red Lion Inn & Suites Federal Way

When you book a room in this hotel, you can enjoy features like free Wi-Fi in public areas, a 24-hour fitness center, and an indoor pool. You can also take advantage of the free parking.

What to Eat

Of course, your adventure is never complete without tasting the mouthwatering dishes in Federal Way. You can find tons of top-quality restaurants near Wild Waves, including:


This restaurant has been providing delicious and excellent customers services in Washington for years. Hamburgers are some of the all-time favorites here. You can also try the brain sandwiches.

 Debonaire’s Pizza

Do you love pizza? The good news is that you can find lots of delicious pizzas at Debonaire’s. Before you visit the festival venue, you can drop by and buy your favorite pizza. You can choose from Meaty Cram-Decker, Chicken Cram-Decker, Garlic Meaty Supreme, Garlic Chicken ‘N Pine, and many more.


This casual seafood takeaway restaurant serves fish, chips, salads, wraps, fish burgers, prawns, calamari, and more.

You can choose from different options, including Kiddie’s Menu, seafood platters, sharing meals, and single eats. All dishes are freshly prepared, fried, grilled, and serves with salad, chips, or rice.

More Things To Do

Your fun and excitement at Wild Waves do not stop with the festival of lights. You can try other activities and attractions within the theme park, including:

Thrill Rides 

You can try the log flume ride called Lumberjack Falls or the 85-foot tall tower called Brain Drain. You will enjoy other rides, such as Timber Axe and the Ring of Fire.

The Disk ‘O Flashback 

If you love exciting things while visiting the theme park, do not forget to try the Disk ‘O Flashback. As it spins on the half-pipe track, prepare yourself for a dizzy feel yet fun.

The Wild Thing 

Another exciting thing to do in the theme park is riding the Wild Thing. It comes with corkscrews, and a loop-de-loop will surely raise your heart rate.

Are you ready for the Federal Way adventure? Then, do not forget to visit Wild Waves and experience the magical lights festival.

Arik Akunis
Arik Akunis

My name is Arik Akunis and I have been in the field of lighting for over the last 20 years, I started my journey in the world of lighting in the lighting niche for events where I first came across a festival of lights and immediately fell in love with it.

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