Press Release: Community Comes Together at Redmond Lights 2017

City of Redmond Press Release

Community Comes Together at Redmond Lights 2017

November 14, 2017

Lisa Maher, Communications & Marketing Manager

Redmond, WA – The City of Redmond presents Redmond Lights, its annual Winter Festival, on Saturday, December 2 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This event brings the community together to experience light displays, performances, and activities that celebrate the magic of the winter season and the City’s cultural diversity. 

“Our winter tradition of Redmond Lights welcomes and celebrates the many cultures that make our community unique,” said Mayor John Marchione. “I invite everyone to enjoy the musical entertainment, public art installations and all the activities that make Redmond Lights a favorite event.”

The day’s events begin at the Redmond Senior Center’s Redmond Lights Holiday Market from noon to 6:00 p.m. At 4:00 p.m., the Redmond City Hall Campus will come alive with activities including a lantern craft, a homeless care kit making station, and a trail mix station. While on campus, guests can enjoy a number of light features, as well as the Ignition fire dancers, and collecting their signature Experience Redmond light blinkers (while supplies last). At 5:00 p.m., Mayor Marchione, along with special guests, will light the campus oak tree, before viewing the brand new Redmond Lights Fireworks Show beginning at 6:00 p.m. Unlike previous years, City Hall campus will remain open until 8:00 p.m. 

Once Redmond Lights has officially begun with the tree lighting, guests are invited to depart on the enchanting luminary walk to Redmond Town Center any time after 5:00 p.m. If you want to skip the crowds, make sure to stay on campus for the 6:00 p.m. Fireworks Show and then head down the Redmond Central Connector trail. During the luminary walk, visitors will take in the sights and sounds of returning favorites such as Japanese Taiko Drummers, Keith Highlanders Pipe Band and Islanders Steel Drum Band, and enjoy eye-catching new light installations by four featured local artists. There will also be a breathtaking and immersive participant art installation inside the Heron Rookery.

At the end of the luminary walk, the entertainment continues at Redmond Town Center. Enjoy the outdoor skating rink, kids’ activities, free holiday carousel rides, holiday music and more until 8:00 p.m. After Redmond Lights is over, stop by local Redmond Town Center businesses and enjoy the rest of your Saturday night.

Parking is available at Redmond Town Center or the City Hall Parking garage. A free shuttle runs the day of the event between both locations from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

For more information about Redmond Lights visit For questions and more information contact Lisa Maher, Communications Manager, at or 425-556-2427. This press release is available on


Photo credit – James McDaniel

Redmond Lights Tree