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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: Green Lake Pathway of Lights Returns Saturday, December 8

10/11/2012  3:03:00 PM
Christina Hirsch  (206) 684-7241

Green Lake Pathway of Lights Returns Saturday, December 8
Musicians and volunteers wanted

Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Green Lake Community Center Advisory Council continue a Seattle tradition with the 36th annual Pathway of Lights. This year's event will take place from 5 - 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 8, rain or shine. Admission is free.

Join thousands of families, friends, and neighbors in this beloved Seattle tradition and travel the 2.8-mile path around the lake, taking in the warm glow of the luminaria. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own lights and candles to add to the ambiance.

Local musicians will perform at four sites around the lake:

  • The Green Lake Community Center on the east side
  • The Green Lake Small Craft Center (the Aqua Theater) on the south side
  • The Bathhouse Theater (Seattle Public Theatre) on the north side
  • The Arch on the east of side of the community center/pool.

Warm drinks and treats will be available at those locations, as will donation bins for nonperishable food items for Northwest Harvest.

Volunteers are needed to help place and light the thousands of luminaria, and to clean up after the event. Individuals, businesses, community organizations and school and scout groups are welcome to participate. Setup takes place from 2:30 - 5 p.m., and the lighting of the candles takes place at 5 p.m. Cleanup is from 8 - 9 p.m.

Become a fan of the Pathway:

Parks works in partnership with the Associated Recreation Council (ARC) to bring high-quality, accessible and affordable recreation opportunities to the people of Seattle. For more information on ARC, please see

Musicians and volunteers are still needed. For more information, please contact Jeff Skinner at 206-386-4235 or by e-mail at

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