Kick off the ho-ho-holidays in Edmonds Saturday with shopping, tree lighting

The view from the roof of Edmonds City Hall, just after the tree was lit in 2010. (My Edmonds News file photo)
The view from the roof of Edmonds City Hall, just after the tree was lit in 2010. (My Edmonds News file photo)

Edmonds officially kicks off the holidays this Saturday, Nov. 26 with the annual tree-lighting ceremony sponsored by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce.

All are also invited to shop local on Small Business Saturday, and enjoy the holiday market, which runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. In addition, the Edmonds Historical Museum at 118 5th Ave. N. will be open until 6 p.m. so that you can view its new exhibit “Once upon a Toy,” featuring toys that might have appeared under holiday trees of the last century.

And to add extra warmth to the season for local kids in need, this year the museum has partnered with Clothes for Kids. The museum will be accepting your donations of clothing and apparel to brighten the holidays for children of local families in need. New, packaged warm socks and underwear are particularly needed.

The Nov. 26 tree lighting schedule is:
– 3:30 p.m. Refreshments at Centennial Plaza, 5th Avenue North and Bell Street.
– 4 p.m. Program begins with live entertainment, plus a visit from Santa
– 5:30 to 7 p.m. Photographs with Santa at Canarino Gelato in Old Milltown.

You are also invited to help those in need by bringing food donations for the Nourishing Network. Donation stations will be available at the tree lighting.

  1. Generally, when it is completely dark but it does take a while as there is a fair amount of entertainment and some speeches prior to the event itself. Bring your patience and enjoy the show!

  2. Most likely around 5:15pm. We may expedite this based on weather/rain.

    There will also be a DJ playing music btw 3:30-4pm for the early birds.

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