Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Green Lake Community Center Advisory Council present the 33rd “Pathway of Lights,” the annual lighting the path around Seattle’s Green Lake with luminaria. This year’s event will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday evening, December 12, rain or shine. Admission is free.
Join thousands of families, friends, and neighbors in this Seattle tradition, as they walk the 2.8 mile path around the lake, taking in the warm glow of the luminaria. People are encouraged to bring their own lights and candles to add to the ambiance.
Local musicians will perform at three sites around the lake: at the Green Lake Community Center on the east side of the lake, at the Green Lake Small Craft Center next to the old Aqua Theater on the south side, and at the Bathhouse Theater (Seattle Public Theatre) on the north side. Warm drinks and treats will be available at those locations, as will donation bins for non-perishable food items for Northwest Harvest.
We need volunteers 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. High school students can earn service learning hours by volunteering.
Groups, please call Green Lake Community Center in advance at 206-684-0780 to make arrangements. Setup takes place from 3 to 5 p.m., and the lighting of the candles is at 5:15 p.m. Cleanup is from 8:45 to 9:30 p.m.