City of Seattle

Ed Murray, Mayor


SUBJECT:   Green Lake Pathway of Lights Returns Saturday, December 14 - Volunteers wanted!
12/5/2013  4:00:00 PM

Green Lake Pathway of Lights Returns Saturday, December 14
Volunteers wanted!

Seattle Parks and Recreation, the Green Lake Community Center Advisory Council with the help of our community partners, Green Lake Masonic Lodge #149, PCC Natural Markets, and Green Lake Windermere Real Estate help continue a Seattle tradition with the 37th annual Pathway of Lights. The event is free and will take place from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 14, 2013 (second Saturday of every year) rain or shine.

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.(Sponsored by Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center and Freshest Roots)

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

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 2:30–4:30 p.m., and the lighting of the candles takes place at 4:30 p.m. Cleanup is from 7:30- 9 p.m.

Become a fan of the Pathway: and find out where your favorite music group will perform.

For more information, please contact Jeff Skinner at 206-684-0780 or by e-mail at

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Seattle Parks and Recreation