The Tree Lighting Ceremony is held annually on the first Friday evening December at 6:30 p.m. at Evergreen Playfield, 22205 56th Avenue W.
Thanks to our Tour de Terrace volunteers who serve cocoa, coffee and cookies at the Evergreen Playfield concession stand while local school children sing carols. The “tree”, which can be seen from miles around, is actually frame constructed with 1,800 LED lights and sits atop the city’s water tower.
Experienced attendees know that Santa will make his grand entrance on a Fire Truck! Guests should dress warm and wear boots if the weather is wet because it is a dirt field.
The Tree Lighting event is funded through sponsorships and the 2016 and 2017 events were sponsored by Vineyard Park of Mountlake Terrace. The event is free to the public, however cash donations will be accepted at the concession stand for the Michelle Ringler Youth Recreation Scholarship Fund. Since 2002, the Fund has helped over 400 children register for recreation programs at the Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion.
The Tree Lighting Ceremony brings our community together with holiday spirit. For more information, please call the Recreation Pavilion at (425) 776-9173.