Brooke Pedersen, 6, enjoys the bright lights on the City Hall lawn during Redmond Lights on Dec. 1. Samantha Pak/staff photo

Brooke Pedersen, 6, enjoys the bright lights on the City Hall lawn during Redmond Lights on Dec. 1. Samantha Pak/staff photo

Redmond lights up the night with annual holiday festival

For the first time, Redmond Lights was two days long.

  • Tuesday, December 4, 2018 1:45pm
  • Life

The 19th annual Redmond Lights on Dec. 1-2 featured two days of holiday festivities throughout downtown Redmond.

The first day featured performances from various cultural groups on the City Hall main stage as well as interactive activities for all ages, the annual tree lighting and Luminary Walk to Redmond Town Center as well as a fireworks show.

Day two’s Luminary Walk took attendees from City Hall to Downtown Park, where a community sing-a-long was held, featuring many traditional holiday songs.

Eileen Hart was one of many vendors selling their wares at the Holiday Market at the Redmond Senior Center during Redmond Lights. Samantha Pak/staff photo

Eileen Hart was one of many vendors selling their wares at the Holiday Market at the Redmond Senior Center during Redmond Lights. Samantha Pak/staff photo

Two members of the Kalalaya School of Dance perform a dance in honor of the Hindu god Shiva at Redmond Lights on Dec. 1. Samantha Pak/staff photo

Two members of the Kalalaya School of Dance perform a dance in honor of the Hindu god Shiva at Redmond Lights on Dec. 1. Samantha Pak/staff photo

Members of the Huayin Performing Arts Group showcase various minority groups’ cultures from China during Redmond Lights on Dec. 1. Samantha Pak/staff photo

Members of the Huayin Performing Arts Group showcase various minority groups’ cultures from China during Redmond Lights on Dec. 1. Samantha Pak/staff photo

Kristy Hulverson (right) supervises her 5-year-old daughter Caroline as she creates a Diwali lantern with Redmond Balvihaar during Redmond Lights on Dec. 1. Samantha Pak/staff photo

Kristy Hulverson (right) supervises her 5-year-old daughter Caroline as she creates a Diwali lantern with Redmond Balvihaar during Redmond Lights on Dec. 1. Samantha Pak/staff photo

Members of the Redmond Youth Partnership Advisory Committee show Redmond Lights attendees how to create care packages that will be donated to members of the homeless community. Samantha Pak/staff photo

Members of the Redmond Youth Partnership Advisory Committee show Redmond Lights attendees how to create care packages that will be donated to members of the homeless community. Samantha Pak/staff photo

Redmond Mayor John Marchione welcomes Santa Claus to the stage right before they countdown to light the oak tree on City Hall campus during Redmond Lights on Dec. 1. Samantha Pak/staff photo

Redmond Mayor John Marchione welcomes Santa Claus to the stage right before they countdown to light the oak tree on City Hall campus during Redmond Lights on Dec. 1. Samantha Pak/staff photo

The oak tree at Redmond City Hall all lit up following the countdown during Redmond Lights on Dec. 1. Samantha Pak/staff photo

The oak tree at Redmond City Hall all lit up following the countdown during Redmond Lights on Dec. 1. Samantha Pak/staff photo

The Living Nativity was just one of many performances along the Luminary Walk during Redmond Lights on Dec. 1. Samantha Pak/staff photo

The Living Nativity was just one of many performances along the Luminary Walk during Redmond Lights on Dec. 1. Samantha Pak/staff photo

Holiday messages light up the Luminary Walk from Redmond City Hall to Redmond Town Center on Dec. 1. Samantha Pak/staff photo

Holiday messages light up the Luminary Walk from Redmond City Hall to Redmond Town Center on Dec. 1. Samantha Pak/staff photo

The end of the Luminary Walk on Dec. 1 ended at Redmond Town Center. Samantha Pak/staff photo

The end of the Luminary Walk on Dec. 1 ended at Redmond Town Center. Samantha Pak/staff photo

Tinkerbell and Mulan were out at Redmond Town Center Dec. 1 to enjoy the holiday festivities. Samantha Pak/staff photo

Tinkerbell and Mulan were out at Redmond Town Center Dec. 1 to enjoy the holiday festivities. Samantha Pak/staff photo

On Dec. 2, the second day of Redmond Lights, residents attended a community sing-a-long event at Downtown Park. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

On Dec. 2, the second day of Redmond Lights, residents attended a community sing-a-long event at Downtown Park. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Day two of Redmond Lights on Dec. 2 featured a community sing-a-long during which attendees sang classic holiday songs. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Day two of Redmond Lights on Dec. 2 featured a community sing-a-long during which attendees sang classic holiday songs. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

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