Brighten the Holidays

Celebrate Christmas with Light Up Moses Lake and enjoy a safe, festive holiday event for the whole family!

Saturday, December 4th from 5pm to 7pm

Light Up Moses Lake, a fun, COVID-19 safe, family drive through Moses Lake, will start at 5pm on Saturday, December 4th and run until 7pm. You can start anywhere on the map but be sure to stop at one of the two drop off locations to leave non-perishable food and/or toy donations (you may also donate cash, if you like!)

Drop your items off at either Sinkiuse Square on Third Avenue in Downtown Moses Lake at the Town Christmas Tree or as you go through the drive through portion to see the stationary Ag Parade entries at Grant County Fairgrounds.

The Light Up Moses Lake map will be published in the Columbia Basin Herald on Friday, December 3rd or you may also use the interactive map with addresses available on this page (coming soon)! 

The Ag Parade entries at Grant County Fairgrounds are only available for viewing on Saturday, but the rest of the businesses and residences who have entered will stay decorated so you can go out for family drives to see the lights over and over again – all throughout the holiday season. How great is that! 

The drive through "reverse parade" portion at the Grant County Fairgrounds will start by driving in the Purple Parking gate. Floats in the traditional DMLA's Ag Parade, who also entered Light Up Moses Lake, will be stationary for families to drive by, view, and vote on.

Community Partners & Sponsors

We are so thankful for the community partners and sponsors who helped make this family friendly, holiday event possible! With their help (and yours), we are also able to help four local nonprofit organizations

The Boys & Girls Club

Moses Lake Food Bank

The Moses Lake Senior Opportunities

Includes Meals on Wheels, Senior Center, and other Senior Programs

New Hope / Kids Hope

Light Up Moses Lake Locations

Decoration Judging

Plan your route using the pins on our interactive map! Each pin corresponds to an address of a holiday lights and decoration display - you won't want to miss these!

Can't wait to vote on your favorite holiday decorations? Vote online starting Saturday, December 4th for your top locations after viewing all of our entries! 

If you're interested in voting with a paper ballot, check out the Friday (December 3rd) issue of the Columbia Basin Herald for event map and voter ballot. Mail or drop off paper ballots to the Columbia Basin Herald, located at 813 W. Third Avenue, Moses Lake, WA 98837

There will be three categories to vote on:

Residential

Awarding 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Places

Commercial

Awarding 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Places

Stationary Float

Contestants on Ag Parade
Awarding 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Places

First place prize in each of the three categories will be awarded a One Night Stay at The Coeur d'Alene Resort and Four Tickets to Journey to the North Pole along with bragging rights! 

What is Journey to the North Pole? Millions of lights. Priceless memories. A family tradition. The Coeur d'Alene Resort comes to life with the magic of the holidays each season, kicking it off with the Downtown Lighting Ceremony, transforming the resort waterfront into a glowing wonderland of holiday lights. Take the family on a Journey to the North Pole lake cruise where Santa Claus greets each child by name! 

Join the Decorating Contest

The Contest Entries will be posted on the Light Up Moses Lake Facebook Page. They will also be updated on this page and outlined on the Parade Route map that will be published in the Columbia Basin Herald and available as a downloadable PDF.

Rules for Contest Entry:

  • No entries conveying controversial/irreverent messages and/or political statements will be allowed.
  • The organizers reserve the right to reject any entry not in compliance with the rules or theme of Light Up Moses Lake.
  • We ask that all participants practice social distancing
  • Any entry in violation of these rules or operating in an unsafe manner will be removed from the contest.
  • Must be a Moses Lake business or residence to enter. If outside of Moses Lake, you may enter the float portion for Ag Parade entries.
  • Additional instructions (including staging, etc.) will be emailed to float entries.

For questions, please email us at lightup@columbiabasinherald.com or message us on Facebook and we will happily respond as quickly as possible!

We are so thankful for the following sponsors who helped make this family friendly, holiday event possible and safe during COVID-19!

Questions About the Event?

Reach out to our team about any questions you have about participating in the decorating contest, sponsorship, or the event route - we are happy to answer any questions! 

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