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Pathway of Lights returns to Green Lake on Saturday, Dec. 8

Seattle Parks and Recreation presents the Pathway of Lights at Green Lake on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., rain or shine.

Join thousands of families, friends and neighbors for this beloved Seattle tradition. Travel the 2.8-mile path around the lake, taking in the warm glow of the luminaria, music and refreshments. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own lights and candles to add to the ambiance. For the second year in a row, hot air balloons are scheduled to be on display at Pathway of Lights, weather permitting, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Local musicians will perform at four sites around the lake:

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

This fun event is free, but community members are encouraged to bring non-perishable food donations to benefit neighbors in need through the FamilyWorks food bank. Food donation bins, as well as warm drinks and treats, will be available at the locations listed above.

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

Become a fan of the Pathway of Lights Facebook page,, to get updates about the event. For more information, please contact Green Lake Community Center at 206-684-0780 or email Chris Easterday at