December 8, 1997
Woodinville celebrates holidays with Light Festival
The City of Woodinville Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor its first Woodinville Light Festival Dec. 19 through 24 at the Sorenson ballfields, located behind Woodinville City Hall, 13203 NE 175th St. The festivities will begin Friday at 7 p.m. when Mayor Bob Miller flips the switch lighting the 34-foot tree of lights. Soon after that, Santa will arrive. The tree lights will shine nightly from 6 to 10 p.m. Featured nightly will be entertainment, food, craft and gift vendors.
A Santa photo booth is planned for Dec. 19 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. and on the other nights from 6 to 9 p.m. Kids can tell Santa their wish list, receive a free candy cane and have a photo taken for $1. With the help of an elf, children can make a wooden toy at Santa's Workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. Supplies and instruction will be provided. Visitors at the Art Stop can make a unique gift from 6 to 9 p.m. From 6 to 10 p.m. during the festival, a horse-drawn wagon will shuttle visitors the festival and the Woodinville Park & Ride, 140th Ave. NE at NE 170th. The wagon will stop at various shops along NE 175th St. Cost will be $1.