The city of Redmond’s	Redmond Lights festival Dec. 1-2. Photo courtesy of Redmond Parks and Recreation Facebook

The city of Redmond’s Redmond Lights festival Dec. 1-2. Photo courtesy of Redmond Parks and Recreation Facebook

Redmond Lights returns to City Hall and town center

The annual winter festival will run for two nights this year.

The city of Redmond is hosting its annual winter festival, Redmond Lights, for two nights.

Community members will be able to enjoy the festival from 4-8 p.m. on Dec. 1 as well as from 5-8 p.m. on Dec. 2.

The festival brings the community together to experience light displays, live performances and activities that celebrate Redmond’s diverse winter traditions, cultures and faiths.

“Redmond Lights is our unique winter celebration that brings the many cultures and traditions of Redmond together,” said Mayor John Marchione. “I invite everyone to come enjoy the music, art, lights and activities that connect us all during this festive time of year.”

On Dec. 1, community members are invited to start their day early by shopping for gifts at the Redmond Lights Holiday Market from 12-6 p.m. inside the Redmond Senior Center. City Hall campus will come alive with interactive booths at 4 p.m. Live music and light features will be on the main stage. Beginning at 5 p.m., Marchione, along with special guests, will light the campus oak tree. The Redmond Lights firework show will begin at 6 p.m.

After 5 p.m., attendees are invited to depart on the luminary walk to Redmond Town Center. Along the Redmond Central Connector trail, walkers will see new light installations by five local artists. Two of the light installations will be featured at the new Downtown Park as part of the luminary walk route.

The festival will continue at Redmond Town Center until 8 p.m. with kids’ activities, an outdoor skating rink, free holiday carousel rides, holiday music and more. Parking will be available at Redmond Town Center or the City Hall parking garage. A free shuttle will run from 3:30-8:30 p.m. on Saturday only between both locations.

On Dec. 2, the community will have the opportunity to enjoy a second night starting at 5 p.m. Attendees are invited to begin their journey on the luminary walk behind the City Hall building along the Sammamish River Trail.

For more information visit Redmond Lights, at redmondlights.com.

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