Green Lake Pathway of Lights is December 11

Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Green Lake Community Center Advisory Council present the 34rd “Pathway of Lights,” the annual lighting of the path around Seattle’s Green Lake. This year’s event will take place from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday evening, December 11, 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. We encourage people 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 and 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 non-perishable 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 to 4 p.m., and the lighting of the candles takes place at 4:15 p.m. Cleanup is from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

Musicians and volunteers are needed. For more information, please call Faizah Osayande or Jeff Skinner at 206-684-0780 or e-mail them at or


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