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Posted on: November 27, 2018

[ARCHIVED] MLT Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 7

Kids with Santa

Sponsored by Mountlake Terrace Plaza, the Mountlake Terrace Tree Lighting Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, December 7, at 6:30 p.m. Held at Evergreen Playfield, 22205 56th Avenue W, the evening features a jazz combo group from Edmonds-Woodway High School, choral concert by Mountlake Terrace Elementary and Terrace Park School students, a visit from Santa, and the traditional lighting of the tree.


Visible for miles around, the enormous "tree" is actually a frame constructed of over 1,800 LED lights located on top of the city's water tower. The Tree Lighting Ceremony brings the community together with holiday spirit. Long-time volunteers from Tour de Terrace will serve free cookies, hot coffee and cocoa at the concession stand and Santa will meet with children after his grand entrance on a Fire Truck!


“Thanks to the jazz combo who will kick off the event at 6:30 p.m. and to the choirs that will begin about 6:50 p.m.,” stated Community Relations Director Virginia Olsen. “Prior to the Santa’s arrival and the tree lighting, we’ll introduce the City Council and our sponsor, Mountlake Terrace Plaza. Make sure to get your cookies and cocoa first.”


The weather is always unpredictable in early December, so it is recommended that guests dress warmly and wear boots if the weather is wet because the event is held on a dirt field.

The city appreciates the support of Mountlake Terrace Plaza for sponsoring this year’s event as well as South County Fire for transporting Santa, and our dedicated Tour de Terrace volunteers who have helped coordinate this event for decades.”


The event is free, however cash donations will be accepted at the concession stand for the Michelle Ringler Youth Recreation Scholarship Fund. The Fund has helped hundreds of children register for recreation programs at the Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion since 2002. For more information, please call the Recreation Pavilion at (425) 776-9173 or visit www.cityofmlt.com/602.

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