Blink! It's that time of year again.
The Kirkland Downtown Association's tree lighting event is this Saturday, December 1st, from 4-8. This is always a fun community get-together to kickoff the festivities for the holiday season. The tree has moved (see if you can find it...) and will be illuminated at 6pm. I can't be sure if that is when it is being lit or when the speeches begin, but you get the idea. With hungry kids in tow, our family secret for this night has always been to get down there early, eat and hang out and then watch the tree light up with a hot chocolate or tottie. Come on down and enjoy an evening of live music on two stages, caroling, a bonfire, kids' activities, hot cider, Santa (6-8), and even a Gingerbread House competition at Merrill Gardens (4-6). The local shops would love for you to check out their holiday delights too.
If you're really feeling the holiday spirit and would like to help set up for the event in between 12:30-3:30 or take down (8-9pm) on 12/1, please contact Nancy DeMond at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Trying to decide if you should drive or walk? The downtown core will be pedestrian traffic only from 12:30-9pm. Just sayin..