Redmond set for light entertainment

October 22, 2013 by  

In just a few weeks, Redmond will once again herald in the holiday season with its annual winter festival, Redmond Lights. Festivities will begin at the City Hall Plaza, where musical entertainment and kid-oriented activities will be in full swing before the tree lighting.

The event will start with a lighting ceremony—all are welcome to participate and blinkers will be distributed free of charge starting at 4:00 pm on the day.

Afterwards, at 6:00 pm, holiday revelers can begin the Redmond Central Connector Luminary Walk; a new addition to Redmond Lights this year. Held to commemorate the Redmond Center Connector Grand Opening, the walk meanders beside the Sammamish River through a lane of luminaries resplendent with an additional light displays. Bonfire barrels along the route will warm the hands and a hot beverage will be served at the end of the walk, which will terminate at Redmond Town Center. Afterwards walkers are invited to enjoy holiday treats and more musical entertainment. Kids can participate in crafts and ride the Marriott Merry-Go-Round.

Over 150 volunteers will be needed on the day before the festivities and during the event itself. Printing companies can still sponsor this event and receive recognition in publications and on the event’s website. A free shuttle service will run between Gene Juarez at the Town Center and the parking garage next to the Redmond Senior Center, beginning at 3:30 pm and continuing until 8:30 pm.

The festivities will be held on the afternoon of Saturday, December 7, starting at Redmond’s City Hall Plaza, as is a ‘rain or shine’ event.