Edmonds Tree Lighting Ceremony to include festivities and ‘Shop Small’

Nov 22, 2013
Photo by: Paul Archipley Bring your family and join your friends for an annual event that’s guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit – the Edmonds Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. The festivities begin at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, on 5th Avenue and Bell Street with carolers, candy canes, coffee, hot cider and cookies. Above, City crew puts up the lights in preparation for the annual ceremony.

The time-honored holiday tradition of the Edmonds Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on Saturday, Nov. 30.

In addition to the illumination of the community Christmas tree, the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, along with the Downtown Edmonds Merchants Association, is sponsoring an all-day event ,“Shop Small,” where you can enjoy shopping and finding that perfect gift.

For those who want a full day of holiday fun, the Edmonds Center for the Arts annual Sing-a-long “Sound of Music” event (edmondscenterforthearts.org) will be going on starting at 1 p.m.

When the movie is over, all attendees are invited to head out the door into downtown Edmonds just in time for the Tree Lighting, which begins shortly after the sing-a-long.

At the Tree Lighting, enjoy refreshments (cookies) by main sponsor Shooby Doo Catering. Waterfront Coffee is donating the coffee, and the volunteers from Chase Bank will be handing out the coffee.

PCC Market will be handing out hot apple cider, and the Museum will be handing out popcorn.

Entertainment includes the 20-piece Maplewood Middle School Jazz Band, North Sound Church choirs, and a vocal performance by local artist, Bear Lund.

The grand finale will be Santa arriving by fire truck for the lighting of the tree.

Following the Tree Lighting, join Santa on a walk to the Edmonds Conference Center for hot chocolate, cookies, fun and photos with Santa (photos taken by Magic Photo).

The Tree Lighting is a free community event. Parking is available to tree lighting attendees and shoppers after 4 p.m. at the Edmonds Center for the Arts.

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