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Winter's Coming | Redmond set to sparkle at Dec. 5 lights festival

People enjoy last year
People enjoy last year's Redmond Lights festival on the City Hall campus.
— image credit: Andy Nystrom

The city of Redmond will celebrate Redmond Lights, its annual winter festival, from 4-8 p.m. Dec. 5. The annual event celebrates the city’s cultural diversity with light installations, traditions, music, activities and fun for all ages.

The event will begin at Redmond City Hall (15670 N.E. 85th St.) with free entertainment, a bonfire, food and fun activities. Mayor John Marchione, along with special guests, will light the campus before departing on the luminary walk. The walk meanders down the Redmond Central Connector to Redmond Town Center with performances and light displays along the way. The fun and entertainment continue there with an outdoor skating rink, ice sculpture, holiday carousel and kids activities.

The Redmond Senior Center (8703 160th Ave. N.E.) will host a Holiday Market from noon to 6 p.m. Shop for crafted gifts from dozens of regional artists, including jewelry, fine art, accessories and home goods. After 8 p.m., the Downtown After Party will offer special discounts at numerous restaurants.

Performances throughout the event will include a Quichua Mashis, Rainer Brass, Redmond Chorale, Rhythms of India, Keith Highlanders Pipe Band, Pacific Island Band, fire and light demonstrations and much more.

Parking will be available at Redmond Town Center and the City Hall Parking garage. A free shuttle will run that day between both locations from 3:30-8:30 p.m. For more information about Redmond Lights, visit


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