Time to wrangle up the family and celebrate the start of the holiday season with your favorite cities tree lighting festival.
Each city has their version of a tree lighting/Santa celebration. We hope to see you there.
LIST OF SNOHOMISH COUNTY TREE LIGHTING CELEBRATIONS
ARLINGTON TREE LIGHTING
November 26 Hometown Holiday Kick-Off
When: Saturday November 26th 4:00-7:00 pm
Legion Park 114 N Olympic Ave Arlington, WA 98223
Contact: 360-403-3448 facebook.com/ArlingtonHH
Shop Small specials
Firepits & Smores
Tree Lighting at 5pm Legion Park
Mrs. Claus & Olaf
Movie at Olympic Theater 7pm “The Star”
Lighted Cars on DisplayCraft Bazaar at Arlington Lifeway
Holiday Farmers Market 10am-2pm, Legion Park
December 4 Hometown Holidays Santa Parade
When: December 3, 2021 12-7pm
Legion Park 114 N Olympic Ave Arlington, WA 98223
Contact: 360-403-3448 facebook.com/ArlingtonHH
Parade at noon on Olympic Avenue.
Visits with Santa at Legion Park after parade until 3pm
Holiday Carousel downtown, noon-7pm through Dec. TBD
Charm walk, Stilly Valley Chamber of Commerce
Movies at Olympic Theater, 7pm, Charlie Brown and Grinch
Holiday Farmers Market 10am-2pm Legion Park
BOTHELL — BACK ON FOR 2022
To keep the season bright we will light Lucky the Tree every night from December 3rd through New Year’s. When:
Saturday December 3rd 2pm – 7pm
102nd Avenue NE and Main Street Downtown Bothell
BRIER TREE LIGHTING
When: December 3rd, 2022 6:00 PM
Where: 2903 228th Street SW Brier, WA 98036
Contact: 425-775-5440 https://ci.brier.wa.us/cityhall/events.htm
What: Santa arrives at 6:00 pm. Join us for some carols with The Brier Elementary Carolers. Hot cocoa, cider, cookies, candy canes, and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus. The lighting of our holiday tree. Food Drive for Concern for Neighbors Food Ban.
EDMONDS TREE LIGHTING
The annual Edmonds Tree Lighting Ceremony is a heart-warming way to kick-off the holiday season. Come for the treats, singing carols and a magical visit from Santa. In the spirit of giving and community, check out the organizations gathering supplies and bring donations to support them!
When: Saturday, November 26, 2022 3-5PM
Centenial Plaza 5th Ave N & Bell St Edmonds, WA 98020
What:SCHEDULETIMETreats, Beverages and Donation Drives at Centennial Plaza3:00 PMProgram begins, Santa to follow (Download the Song Book)4:00 PMProgram ends5:00 PMMasonic Lodge (515 Dayton St.) hosts an “after party”with more treats and photos with Santa5:15 PM – 7:00 PM
EVERETT – HOLIDAY ON THE BAY
When: December 3rd, 2022 11am – 7pm
*NEW LOCATION* Pacific Rim Plaza, 1028 13th Street, Everett, WA 98201
Contact: 800-729-7678 Website
THIS YEAR’S THE EVENT INCLUDES:
Pop-up holiday market featuring 20+ local vendors
FREE cookie decorating
FREE ‘deck the halls’ kids crafts in partnership with Imagine Children’s Museum
A visit from Frozen-inspired “Ice Queens” with When You Wish Events
Holiday music & photo opportunities
NEW! Food Truck Alley from 12 – 7 p.m.
FREE holiday drive-in movies at Boxcar Park; more information coming soon! (reservation required)
Marine Toys for Tots holiday toy drive
FREE face painting
Tree lighting ceremony & countdown at the “frozen fountain” tree
Appearance by Santa & elves
Lighted boat parade organized by Mukilteo Yacht Club
Firepits & s’mores
Holiday specials at waterfront restaurants
EVERETT – WINTERTIDE
It’s not official until the lights are up! Bring the whole fam to help ring in the season as we light up downtown Everett and the Colby tree with some holiday twinkle, and enjoy music, a visit from Santa, cocoa and more.
When: Not Posted Yet
Where: Colby Avenue, between Hewitt and California
Wintertide Kickoff Party
Small Business Saturday shopping & deals
Sure, online shopping is great and all… but nothing quite beats browsing around in unique shops with Mariah Carey’s holiday album playing overhead and getting excited when you stumble upon that PERFECT something. Everett’s historic and walkable downtown is fantastic to get bundled up, discover one-of-a-kind gifts and get into the spirit of the giving season. Starting the weekend after Thanksgiving, you can shop small for big rewards in downtown Everett this Wintertide season! While you’re downtown, pick up Downtown Everett Association’s annual Downtown Shopping Guide to browse and support Everett’s incredible shops, find awesome savings and win great prizes.
Outdoor Holiday Makers Market
There’s no need to stress over those gift lists – Everett’s makers, crafters and artisans can help you find that perfect gift for everyone on your list (and maybe even a little something-something for yourself?). Swing by the Everett Makers Market to load up on local handmade goods like photography, art prints, pottery, plants, skincare, and jewelry amongst an assortment of other handcrafted items. Worried about weather? No need! The Makers Market will be be set inside a cozy covered area.
Where: Wetmore Avenue, between Everett Avenue and California Street
Colby tree lighting & holiday lights
GOLD BAR — CANCELED
Gold Bar Tree Lighting and Parade
LAKE STEVENS WINTERFEST
When: December 3rd, 2022 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: North Cove Park 1806 Main Street Lake Stevens , WA 98258
Contact: 425-334-1012 https://www.lakestevenswa.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=540
The Annual Winterfest celebration will be at North Cove Park, downtown Lake Stevens, on Saturday, December 4, 4 – 8 pm. This free holiday celebration is fun for all ages!
4 – 8 pm
There will be a few mobile food vendors available
Be sure and visit the downtown vendors as well, they may have Winterfest specials and deals available.
5 – 7 pm
Join the Mayor at 5:15 pm for the annual tree lighting
The Lake Stevens Community Band will be performing a medley of holiday music
Adventure Booth will be providing a holiday photo booth with free photos
Members of the Miss Aquafest court will be passing out the annual, limited-edition City ornament
LYNNWOOD TREE LIGHTING – CANCELED IN 2022
Where: Silver Creek Family Church
5326 176th St SW
What: Join us for a magical night of celebrating Christmas with your family and neighbors! The Lynnwood Christmas Tree Lighting at Silver Creek Family Church is a free event featuring a live jazz band, coffee cart, food vendors, a visit from Santa and activities for all ages!
MARYSVILLE (MERRYSVILLE FOR THE HOLIDAYS)
When: December 3rd, 2022 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Delta Plaza 501 Delta Ave Marysville, WA 98270
Electric Lights Parade
The festival kicks off at 4:00 PM on Saturday, December 3rd, with food and craft vendors, holiday photo opportunities and a bonfire. Located at Delta Plaza, on State and 5th. The Electric Lights Parade gets underway at 6:30 PM featuring a flotilla of vehicles, floats and walking groups decked out in glistening holiday lights. The parade will make its way along State Avenue starting at the Municipal Court and will end at Comeford Park.
When: Saturday December 3rd 2022 4pm
Where: Mill Creek City Hall South 15728 Main Street Mill Creek, WA 98012
Contact: 425-551-7254 https://cityofmillcreek.com/treelighting
What: Join the Mill Creek community for holiday festivities. Start with the annual Santa Parade down Main Street. Stay to take in the sights and sounds of the annual tree lighting at City Hall.
A few highlights from the event include performances by Jackson High School drum line, Voices Northwest Chorus, cookie decorating, carriage and wagon rides, and photos with Santa and his elves.
LIGHT UP MONROE
When: November 27th 2022 4:30pm
Where: Traveler’s Park 501 E Main St
Monroe, WA 98272
Contact: 360.794.5488 Website
Join us Sunday, November 27th for Light Up Monroe!! We’ve got Santa & Mrs. Claus, a Car Cruise, Cocoa and Cookies, Christmas Carols and MORE!!
The Tree Lighting starts right after Santa arrives!!
This is going to be fun for the whole family!! Stay tuned for more details!!
MOUNTLAKE TERRACE TREE LIGHTING
When: Friday December 2nd 6:30 pm
Where: Jerry Smith Plaza
23204 58th Ave W
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
Contact: (425) 776-9173 https://www.cityofmlt.com/602/Tree-Lighting-Ceremony
The City of Mountlake Terrace has its Tree Lighting Ceremony event on the first Friday evening in December each year. Pour a cup of coffee, cocoa or tea and join the city for our second virtual (TBD) Tree Lighting Ceremony and 35th year of lighting the tree of lights on top of the water tower at 6:30 p.m.
Last year, the city asked our community businesses and organizations to add a little cheer and make a virtual event possible with the hopes of holding it in the new Jerry Smith/Town Center Plaza, a component of the Civic Campus Revitalization Project. Several partners stepped up and contributed so the city could create a new winter event in the Town Center with a tree for future gatherings. Unfortunately, the plaza does not have full power yet and is not quite ready for the city to hold a virtual event there this year.
Therefore, the city will continue the traditional lighting of the “tree” that is actually a frame constructed with over 1,800 LED lights and visible from Interstate 5 and for miles around. The event will include a glimpse of the new plaza, sponsor recognition, a visit from Santa, and the lighting of the tree.
MERRY MUKILTEO TREE LIGHTING
When: December 3rd ?? @ 4-7pm
Where: Rosehill Community Center 304 Lincoln Ave Mukilteo, WA 98275
Contact: 425-263-8180 Website
The City of Mukilteo and the Chamber of Commerce presents the Merry Mukilteo & Tree Lighting Festival. This is a new outdoor holiday celebration. There will be photos with Santa, caroling, pop up holiday shopping, cocoa, candy canes, take home gingerbread house kits and more! The event takes place from 4-7pm with the Tree Lighting happening at 5pm. The event will take place at the Rosehill Community Center on the Plaza, Lincoln Ave and the business park across the street from Rosehill at Nature Together. Special thanks to our sponsors Nature Together, Jericho Bridge Church and the Mukilteo Community Orchestra!
SNOHOMISH HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
When: November 26th ?? at 11 AM – 5:30 PM
Where: Historic Downtown Snohomish 1114 1st St Snohomish, Washington 98290
HERE COMES SANTA!!!
Santa will still be making his annual appearance in Historic Downtown Snohomish for one weekend only! The specifics have changed a bit recently so please read on.
SANTA RIDES INTO SNOHOMISH Santa will be riding into town at 10:30am on Saturday 11/27 led by one of his elves and our local llamas. Kids make sure to wave as he cruses through town!
COME SAY HI! TO SANTA Santa will then go to Riverfront Gazebo where he will be from 11:00am – 1:00pm on Saturday for pictures and greetings. Please dress appropriately and bring your camera.
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
The Annual Snohomish Christmas Tree Lighting will be held at 5:00pm on 1st Street. There will be live holiday music provided by local musicians.