A beloved tradition returns to downtown Edmonds on Saturday, November 27 with the Edmunds Chamber of Commerce’s annual tree-lighting party.
Lighting the annual tree is a heart-warming way to start the holiday season. Come for candy, singing, carols and a magical visit from Santa. In the spirit of giving and community, check out the organizations that are collecting supplies and bringing in donations to support them.
The festivities begin at 3pm with desserts, drinks and donation drives at Centennial Plaza. The program begins at 4 p.m., with musical performances, carols, and the arrival of Santa, followed by a community countdown to the lighting of the holiday tree.
According to state health rules, attendees at outdoor events of more than 500 people are required to wear a face covering. The room said the tree-lighting event will have more than 500 people, so masks are required for everyone age 5 and older.
Event sponsors include Cirta Farish Law Group, Bench & Board, Edmonds Harbor Inn/Best Western Plus, Coastal Community Bank, Scott A. Papin, DDS and Associates, Sound Credit Union, Key Choice Commercial, Edmonds Downtown Alliance, Edmonds Chamber Foundation, Community Crossing And all distinguished members of the Chamber.
|Serves labs, drinks and donation drives at Centennial Plaza||3 o’clock|
|The Santa Follow Program Begins (Download Songbook)||4:00 pm|
|Program ends||5:00 pm|
|Masonic Lodge (515 Dayton Street) hosts ‘After Party’ With more gifts and pictures with Santa||5:15 pm – 7:00 pm|
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where is the Edmunds Tree Lighting event located?
A: Centennial Plaza – Fifth Avenue Inn and Beale Street in Edmonds.
Q: What are closed streets and when do they close?
A: From noon to 7 pm See the map below for closed streets and the location of the event.
Q: Does it cost anything?
A: No, attendance costs nothing. A proposed donation of $2 for cookies helps cover the cost of event production.
Q: What happens if it rains?
A: A little rain didn’t stop Santa! The show will go on – dress up accordingly.
Q: What is collected during donation campaigns?
A: The following are the required donations:
Hero Café: Gathering gloves for veterans and their families in need. Men’s, women’s and children’s sizes.
Kitty Korner Rescue & Lounge: High quality dry cat food and clumpy cat litter.
Children’s clothing: Outerwear: jackets, hoodies, light jackets and coats for boys and girls – sizes 6 to adults. Sneakers: Size 10-13 for Toddlers; Big Kids Sizes 1-6, Adult Sizes 7 Plus
Edmonds Food Bank: View special needs here.
Learn more about tree lighting here.