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  • A Festive Drive-Thru Experience

    A Festive Drive-Thru Experience

    Holiday Magic at The Fair – A drive-thru experience with breathtaking lights and whimsical displays.

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Holiday Magic: Dec. 4 - Jan. 3
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A Festive Drive-Thru Experience

December 4 - January 3

Enjoy a festive, safe holiday experience with your family and friends at Holiday Magic - drive-thru style! Immerse yourselves into the magic with breathtaking lights and fun displays that only the holiday season can bring. Be entertained with whimsical moments that will bring a smile to your face.

Buy your tickets EARLY for best dates & times!  Limited quantity available.

Download Holiday Magic Map (pdf)

Festive Lights & Displays

Marvel at the lights, fun displays, enjoy sweet treats, Fair foods, unique holiday light-up merchandise and more! And, be on the lookout for the Arctic’s playful penguins and Holiday Hounds and more on your magical journey.

Candy Cane Lane

Warm up at our hot cocoa bar and enjoy a delicious hot beverages with festive toppings. Or, enjoy a piping hot cup of coffee, espresso, hot apple cider and more! Not included with ticket purchase.

Festive Fair Foods

During your visit, satisfy all your holiday cravings with some of The Fair’s most scrumptious sweet treats like Famous Fair Scones, elephant ears, funnel cakes and more. Or, if savory is what you’re looking for enjoy turkey legs, burgers, pizza, Caesar salad and more available to purchase along the way.

Let Your Light Shine

Due to your incredible support, we have sold out of holiday merchandise for the remaining dates. Net proceeds from sales will benefited the Washington State Fair Foundation. Fair merchandise is still available at the Fair booth.

Scavenger Hunt & Prizes

Each carload can participate in a fun scratch ticket game to find hidden icons during your magical journey. Each vehicle can redeem for 2 weekday 2021 Spring Fair admission tickets and 2 holiday ducks (a $25 value).

Snowflake 3-D Glasses

To get the fullest effect of Holiday Magic, we suggest you alter your reality with stylish Snowflake 3D glasses. Just click to add them to your online order, for $2.50 each. If you didn't snag yours when you purchased tickets, you can still purchase at the event entrance for $3.00.

Music To Your Ears

It wouldn’t be the holiday season without the sounds of those classic holiday tunes. Think you can resist singing along? We dare you to try! Tune into 102.1 FM for a specially crafted sound track to make your journey even more memorable.

Holiday & Fair Themed Merchandise

Swing by the official merchandise booth along the route to find the perfect fun Fair-themed holiday gift or Holiday Magic souvenir. What ensemble doesn’t shine brighter with a Christmas Fair t-shirt or light-up wand?!

Warm Hearts

On any given night over 39,000 people in the Northwest are living on the street. Columbia Bank’s Warm Hearts Winter Drive benefits local homeless shelters to support those in need by collection cash donations and warm winter items. You can Donate Online or bring a donation with you to the Scavenger Hunt Redemption Booth near the exit.

Hometown Holiday Forest

Enjoy the beauty of trees decorated by local community and service organizations. Each tree represents a theme related to the organization’s mission.
Get a Sneak Peek at the Trees >>

Open select days and timed entry tickets are required and must be purchased in advance.

Operating Dates

  • Dec. 4-6
  • Dec. 11-13
  • Dec. 18-21
  • Dec. 23
  • Dec. 26-28
  • Dec. 30-31
  • Jan 2-3

Timed entry slots available each day are:

  • Anytime ticket: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm - $35 per vehicle
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - $25 per vehicle
  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - $25 per vehicle
  • 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm - $25 per vehicle

All prices are PER CARLOAD

Timed entry tickets are required and must be purchased in advance.

Carload Tickets

Pile as many into your vehicle as you have legal seat belts for, then sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of Holiday Magic. All tickets are valid for one vehicle admission, one time through, with no re-entry.

Purchase early and save $5!

Regular Tickets
Online Nov. 30 - Jan. 3
Single Carload Ticket - Designated Entry Time$25.00 per vehicle
Single Carload Ticket - Anytime Entry$35.00 per vehicle
Shuttle Bus* (see requirements below, must provide own shuttle)$45.00 per shuttle
Add-On: Snowflake 3-D Glasses$2.50 per pair

*To purchase shuttle bus tickets, please email boxoffice@thefair.com to book your entry date and time.

BONUS OFFER!

Each vehicle will receive TWO weekday admission tickets to the 2021 Spring Fair and TWO holiday Fair rubber ducks, upon completion of scratch ticket scavenger hunt (a $25 value).

Online orders subject to a $2 per order fee.

Group Tickets

Price
Group 10+ Tickets$20.00 per vehicle
Group 50+ Tickets$19.00 per vehicle
Group 100+ Tickets$18.00 per vehicle

*To purchase group tickets, please email boxoffice@thefair.com to book your entry date and time.

Know Before You Go

Magical guidelines to make your experience its best!

  • This is a drive-thru event. Guests must remain in their vehicles.
  • Masks must be worn if you exit your vehicle to order food or use the restroom.
  • Guests are required to follow current COVID-19 guidelines.
  • Tickets will NOT be sold on-site, all sales are online only. No refunds or exchanges, regardless of weather-related conditions.
  • Please confirm you are selecting the correct date and entry time, prior to purchasing.
  • Enter through the Purple Gate, off Fairview Drive on the West side of the Fairgrounds.
  • Restrooms and food vendors are available on-site.
  • Food and merchandise vendors accept credit cards only.
  • Accompanying audio is available on an FM radio frequency.
  • Shuttle buses that meet size guidelines will be ticketed for a designated entry time only. Please email boxoffice@thefair.com to book your entry date and time.
  • Due to space limitations, RVs, full-size buses and motor coaches are NOT allowed to enter. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • Sit back, relax and enjoy the Holiday Magic experience!

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