The Festival of Lights is one of the biggest events Montesano has during the year, drawing locals and out-of-towners alike.
The festival can easily have more than 10,000 in attendance. Highlights of the festival include singing Christmas carols, a Jingle Bell Jog, a Santa Pancake Breakfast, craft fair, scavenger hunt, and of course, a lighted holiday parade with floats, marching bands and logging trucks, fire engines and other vehicles bedazzled with thousands of colorful lights. Even bad weather won’t keep die-hard festival goers away. A complete schedule can be found on the website of the Montesano Chamber of Commerce. More photos and updates can also be viewed on the festival’s Facebook page.