December 1st - Tree Lighting Festival and Holiday Market

Meet up with friends and neighbors in Downtown Kenmore for our annual holiday event on Saturday, December 1st from 4 - 8pm! We’ll have entertainment from local choirs and dance groups, arts and crafts, a holiday market, and free photos with Santa. Check out the schedule below and don’t miss the highlight of the night - Santa's arrival by fire truck and the tree lighting at 5:30 p.m. in front of City Hall!  



Kenmore City Hall

4:00 - 7:00pm

18120 68th Ave NE

Holiday Market
Free Family-friendly Activities
Non-profit Booths



Tree Lighting and Santa arrival in front of City Hall, NE 181st Ave side


The Hangar

4:00 - 7:00pm

(6728 NE 181st St)

Dance and musical performances
Diva Espresso serving up drinks and treats


Kenmore Camera

6:00 - 8:00pm

(6708 NE 181st St)

Stop by for your free Santa photo, courtesy of Kenmore Camera!
Each family will receive one 5x7” framed photo
Santa photo tickets will be handed out at the City of Kenmore table inside City Hall from 4:00pm - 5:30pm.
Starting at 6:00pm, Santa photo tickets will be handed out at Kenmore Camera. Quantities are limited.

Your ticket grants you access to the photo line at your ticket’s listed time.



Attendees are encouraged to donate nonperishable food and new toys to support Kenmore families in need this holiday season. The City of Kenmore is partnering with Cedar Park Northshore Church Food Bank to help fill the pantry. Drop donations off in designated bins at Kenmore City Hall during the event, or weekdays 9am - 5pm from November 26th through December 7th.



Event parking is available in Downtown Kenmore, Cooley Smiles, and along 181st and 68th.


Thank You Sponsors!

Croasdale Real Estate, Frank Lumber, Kenmore Camera, Bothell-Kenmore Reporter, BowWow Fun Towne, Buyers’ Choice, Cooley Smiles, Eastside Natural Medicine LLC, Kenmore Grocery Outlet, Kenmore Pediatric Dentistry, Kenmore Veterinary Hospital, Maser's Grooming and Pet Boutique, Minahan Dental, Northshore Utility District, Ostroms Drug & Gift, Republic Services, Snapdoodle Toys


Happy Holidays and see you on December 1st! More info at


Last updated: Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:40pm