2017 Pathway of Lights

The holidays are upon us, and we’re getting into the spirit of the season as we prepare for the annual Pathway of Lights, a FREE holiday event for the whole family! On Saturday, December 9 from 4:30-7:30 p.m., come stroll the glimmering Green Lake circuit, paths, and docks which will be lit with thousands of twinkling candles. And while you wander through the magic of the sparkling lights, enjoy complimentary refreshments and live holiday music.

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 on the south side
  • The Bathhouse Theater on the north side
  • The Arch on the east of side of the community center/pool. (Sponsored by The Hearthstone at Green Lake)

Community members attending the Pathway of Lights are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food donation that benefits FamilyWorks, and attendees are also welcome to bring their own lights to add to the ambiance of the evening’s atmosphere.

Also, look out for the hot air balloons at Pathway of Lights this year! Thanks to Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ grant, we’re able to bring something new to our event!

This Seattle tradition is presented in partnership with the Green Lake Advisory Council and with help from community partners, PCC Community Markets, the Green Lake Masonic Lodge #149, Green Lake Chamber of Commerce, Aegis Living at Ravenna, The Hearthstone at Green Lake and Associated Recreation Council.

Volunteers to assist with the event and volunteer music groups are needed, so if you are interested in helping, we would love to hear from you!

To volunteer or learn more, please contact Green Lake Community Center at (206) 684-0780 or pathwayoflights@seattle.gov!

You can also visit and like the Green Lake Pathway of Lights Facebook Page for updates on the event!