Holiday season

Reminder: The sparkle of the holiday season begins with Edmonds Tree Lighting on November 27

Tree lighting begins. (My Edmonds News 2018 file photo)

A beloved tradition returns to downtown Edmonds this Saturday, November 27 with the annual Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Annual tree lighting is a heartwarming way to kick off the holiday season. Come for treats, sing Christmas carols and a magical visit from Santa Claus. In the spirit of giving and community, learn about organizations that collect supplies and make donations to support them.

The festivities begin at 3 p.m. with goodies, drinks and fundraisers at Centennial Plaza. The program begins at 4 p.m., with musical performances, Christmas carols and the arrival of Santa, followed by a community countdown to light the holiday tree.

According to state health rules, participants in outdoor events of more than 500 people are required to wear a face covering. The Tree Lighting event will have more than 500 people, so masks are mandatory for anyone 5 and older, the chamber said.

Sponsors for the event include Certa Farrish Law Group, Bench & Board, Edmonds Harbor Inn / Best Western Plus, Coastal Community Bank, Scott A. Babin, DDS and Associates, Sound Credit Union, Key Choice Commercial, Edmonds Downtown Alliance, Edmonds Chamber Foundation, Community Transit and all Premium members of the Chamber.

Calendar

Time

Treats, drinks and fundraisers at Centennial Plaza 15:00
The program begins, Santa Claus will follow (Download the Song Book) 4:00 p.m.
End of program 5:00 p.m.
Masonic Lodge (515 Dayton St.) is organizing an “after party” with more treats and photos with Santa Claus 5.15 p.m. – 7.00 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where is the Edmonds tree lighting event?

A: Centennial Plaza – 5th Ave. N. & Bell St. in Edmonds.

Q: Which streets are closed and what time are they closed?

A: Noon to 7 p.m. See map below for closed streets and location of the event.

Q: Does it cost anything?

A: No, it doesn’t cost anything to attend. A suggested donation of $ 2 for cookies helps cover production costs for the event.

Q: What happens if it rains?

A: A little rain never stopped Santa! The show will continue – be sure to dress accordingly.

Q. What is collected during fundraising?

A: Here are the donations sought:

Hero’s Cafe: Collecting gloves for veterans and their families in need. Sizes men, women, children.

Kitty Korner Rescue & Lounge: Dry cat food and clumping cat litter.

Children’s Clothing: Outerwear: Sweatshirts, Pullovers, Lightweight Jackets and Heavy Coats for Boys and Girls – Sizes 6 to Adult. Sports shoes: small child sizes 10-13; big kid sizes 1-6, adult sizes 7 plus

Edmonds Food Bank: Check out specific needs here.

Learn more about tree lighting here.


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