Scene in Edmonds: Saturday tree lighting photo album

The evening began with Ross Napolitano warming up the crowd by leading them in some traditional holiday music sung a cappella.(Larry Vogel photo)
The evening began with Ross Napolitano warming up the crowd by leading them in some traditional holiday music sung a cappella.(Larry Vogel photo)
The Maplewood K-8 school band was on hand with holiday music served up salsa-jazz style.  Here 7th grade trumpeter Finnegan Wendt shows his stuff. (Larry Vogel photo)
The Maplewood K-8 school band was on hand with holiday music served up salsa-jazz style. Here 7th grade trumpeter Finnegan Wendt shows his stuff. (Larry Vogel photo)
Members of the Maplewood Middle School Jazz Band.
More members of the Maplewood Middle School Jazz Band. (David Carlos photo)
The North Sound Church Adult Choir added a gospel note to the celebration. (Larry Vogel photo)
The North Sound Church Adult Choir added a gospel note to the celebration. (Larry Vogel photo)
For many, the annual tree lighting was a family affair. (David Carlos photo)
For many, the annual tree lighting was a family affair. (David Carlos photo)
With Santa leading the countdown and 5-year-old Colton McCallon at the switch, the Edmonds Municpal Tree burst into light at exactly 5:10 pm.  Colton is the son of Felicia and Nick McCallon. Nick McCallon served two tours in Iraq and was awarded the Purple Heart.
With Santa leading the countdown and 5-year-old Colton McCallon at the switch, the Edmonds Municipal Tree burst into light at exactly 5:10 pm. (Larry Vogel photo)
Many downtown shops stayed open late to help folks get a start on holiday shopping.  Here Mia Leith and Riley Linden are enchanted by the Kinderbritches window display. The Downtown Edmonds Merchants Association Saturday and the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce are urging everyone to avoid the malls and "shop small" by patronizing our home-town businesses.
Many downtown shops stayed open late to help folks get a start on holiday shopping. Here Mia Leith and Riley Linden are enchanted by the Kinderbritches window display. The Downtown Edmonds Merchants Association Saturday and the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce encourage everyone to avoid the malls and “shop small” by patronizing our home-town businesses. (Larry Vogel photo)
After the tree-lighting, many attendee walked over to the Edmonds Conference Center for music, treats, and photos with Santa.  They were greeted at the door by a troupe from the Driftwood Players in traditional Dickensian costume as the characters from his holiday ghost story, "A Christmas Carol."
After the tree lighting, many attendees walked over to the Edmonds Conference Center for music, treats, and photos with Santa. They were greeted at the door by a troupe from the Driftwood Players in traditional Dickensian costume as the characters from his holiday ghost story, “A Christmas Carol.” (Larry Vogel photo)
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The line was long to get photographed with Santa, but worth the wait. Here Edmonds Elementary fourth grader Aiden Curran flashes a big smile right from Santa’s lap. (Larry Vogel photo)

 

Diane Toney offers visitors cookies while they enjoy the music at the Edmonds Conference Center. (Larry Vogel photo)
Diane Toney offers visitors cookies while they enjoy the music at the Edmonds Conference Center. (Larry Vogel photo)
  1. Best tree lighting ceremony yet! I’ve lived in downtown
    Edmonds for 15 yrs now, and this year had the biggest crowd present, with lots of enthusiasm and a good festive mood. And the City got it totally right with the lights, in terms of quantity, and quality and warmth. Great job, everyone!

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