The eighth annual “Tour of Lights” organized by the city of Marysville takes families on a train ride through Cedarcrest Golf Course to view its numerous holiday light displays.
The event opened on Dec. 7 and continues with tours being held Dec. 12 to 15 and Dec. 19 to 22, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at the city golf course at 6810 84th St. NE, Marysville.
Suggested donation for the event is $5 per adult, $3 per child or $20 for a family.
“It’s our first of 10 nights and we’re off to a great start. People were here right at 4 p.m. buying their tickets and wanting to be on the first train,” said Lauren Woodmansee, cultural arts supervisor with the city of Marysville and one of the organizers of the event.
Families can take a train ride through the golf course and Santa stops by to visit with families during the ride as well.
Local parent Michelle DelRosario said she enjoyed going through the tour.
“It was awesome. We love Santa and that he gave the adults candy canes as well,” she said.
Light displays are provided by the city and by local businesses as well.
“We have an amazing display. Nine holes that are full of lights,” said Woodmansee.
Local parent Hailey Parsons said that her family enjoys getting on the train to see the different holiday displays.
“We love it, we come every year,” she said, “I like all the different scenes that are out there.”
There are five new displays this year including an excavator elf sponsored by Reece Construction and a brand-new inflatable candy cane castle.
This year there are other improvements to the event as well.
“We’ve enhanced all of the music on the course and have a lot of new enhanced LED lights,” said Woodmansee.
The music is louder and the lights brighter this year because of that, Woodmansee said.
“We’ve gotten a great response. People that come every year have already noticed. They’re getting off the train and telling me what’s new, so it’s noticeable, which is exciting,” said Woodmansee.
After the train ride through the golf course, families can return to the deck of Bleachers Grill for a bonfire and photo opportunities.
Marshmallows are also available to cook over the fire.
Woodmansee added that people enjoy the event because it is close to home.
“I think they love that it is in their town. That the city of Marysville and partners like Bleachers and Reece Construction and all of these wonderful businesses all support something like this,” she said.