Celebrate diverse winter traditions, cultures, and faiths


On Saturday, December 1, experience this three-part, progressive event, by starting at City Hall Campus for the Tree Lighting Ceremony and fireworks show. Stroll down the Redmond Central Connector Luminary Walk, grab a sweet treat at Downtown Park, and end the evening at Redmond Town Center. Along the way enjoy musical entertainment, refreshments, and fun activities for the whole family.

Be sure to browse the unique homemade works from Northwest crafters at our Holiday Market at the Redmond Senior Center from 12pm-6pm.

On Sunday, December 2, take a peaceful stroll through the Redmond Central Connector, enjoying thousands of luminaries, light displays and artist installations. The evening culminates at Redmond’s new Downtown Park with interactive activities and a community sing-along.
Start at

City Hall Campus

Saturday, December 1

The Redmond Lights celebration begins at City Hall Campus. Park nearby or take the shuttle from Redmond Town Center that runs from 3:30-8:30 pm on Saturday only.

  • Holiday Market, 12-6 pm
  • Tree lighting, 5 pm
  • Fireworks Show, 6 pm

From 4-8 pm check out:

  • Cultural & Holiday Entertainment
  • Interactive Booths
  • Crafts, face painting & activities for the whole family

Sunday, December 2

The second night of Redmond Lights opens at 5 pm on City Hall campus. Parking is available in the City Hall garage. Guests are invited to begin their peaceful journey on the Luminary Walk behind the City Hall building along the Sammamish River Trail.



Wander down the

Luminary Walk

After visiting City Hall campus enjoy a magical winter walk along the Redmond Central Connector.

  • Enjoy sounds of the season (Saturday December 1 only)
  • Thousands of luminaries and light displays
  • Warm beverages and sweet treats

The Luminary Walk will also feature 5 temporary light based installations by local artists.

  • Odd Jelly Out by uckiood - Missy Douglas & Kim Rask
  • Cloud Reflecting by Hannah Gabr
  • Heron by Will Schlough
  • rainBRELLA by Seattle Design Nerds
  • Adelita by Angie Hinojos Yusuf


Saturday, December 1

Arrive at
Redmond Town Center

The luminary walk ends at Redmond Town Center on Saturday where the Redmond Lights celebration continues.

  • Carousel
  • Synthetic Ice Rink
  • Live Ice Sculptor
  • Kid's crafts
  • Entertainment from our community and around the world


Sunday, December 2

End at
Downtown Park

The luminary walk ends at Downtown Park on Sunday where the Redmond Lights celebration continues.

  • Luminaries, light displays and artist installations
  • Community Sing-Along (6-7pm)
  • Interactive activities


Get Involved

Sponsors
Being a sponsor of Redmond Lights is a way for your business to make a meaningful contribution and impact in our City, not to mention exposure to thousands of residents and visitors. If interested, download the Event Sponsorship Packet or contact Sarah Webb at swebb@redmond.gov.


Holiday Market
Be a vendor at this year's Holiday Market (located at the Redmond Senior Center). For more information, download the Holiday Market Guidelines and fill out the Holiday Market Application.

Call for Artists
The call for artists has closed for 2018. Check out their installations on December 1 and 2. Review the Call for Artists for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities
The spectacle and wonder of Redmond Lights is not possible without our dedicated volunteers. Be a part of something special! Volunteer opportunities will be available shortly. Sign up for volunteer opportunities here.

Additional Info

Parking & Shuttles

Event parking is available at City Hall and at Redmond Town Center. Take advantage of the free shuttle between City Hall and Redmond Town Center from 3:30-8:30 pm on Saturday, December 1.

The luminary walk is one way traffic flow from City Hall to Redmond Town Center on Saturday and from City Hall to Downtown Park on Sunday. There will be no shuttle service on Sunday, December 2. Please plan your shuttle trips accordingly.

ADA Parking is reserved in the City Hall Garage, in the Redmond Town Center Garage and along Redmond Way at Downtown Park on Sunday.


Restrooms

Restrooms are located inside City Hall, inside the Senior Center, outside the Public Safety Building, along the Luminary Walk in Downtown Park and at Redmond Town Center.


Where To Stay

If you are needing overnight accommodations, please consider one of Redmond's hotels:

Marriott Redmond Town Center
7401 164th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052
425.498.4000

The Silver Cloud Inn Redmond
2122 152nd Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052
800.205.6934

The Residence Inn Redmond
7575 164th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052
425.497.9226

Redmond Inn
17601 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA 98052
800.634.8080

HYATT House
Redmond 15785 Bear Creek Pkwy NE, Redmond, WA 98052
425.497.2000

WoodSpring Suites Redmond
7045 180th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 598-7010


Street Closures

Saturday, December 1 from 4pm-8pm

Cleveland Avenue Street Closure

Cleveland Street will be closed from 161st Ave NE to Leary Way

Local access only, westbound only, from Leary Way to Brown Street for residents of Old Town Lofts and The Cleveland


SR 520 Traffic Advisory Alert

Crews will close all lanes and ramps of eastbound SR 520 between Montlake Boulevard and 92nd Avenue Northeast from 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, through 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3 to continue the replacement of lights underneath the highway lids on the Eastside. All westbound lanes and ramps will remain open, as will the SR 520 Trail. We suggest planning an alternate route ahead of time to make your arrival to Redmond Lights as stress free as possible.