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Ivar’s Clam Lights Official Lighting

November 15, 2016 

Sonja Mejlaender, Community Relations and Events, 425-430-6514
Preeti Shridhar, Deputy Public Affairs Administrator, 425-430-6569

Friday, December 2, 2016
Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park
1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N. 


Kick off the holiday season in Renton with the annual Ivar’s Clam Lights display, featuring free entertainment for the whole family.
Bring your camera for a photo opportunity with Santa & Mrs. Claus at Santa’s Sleigh (located in the Galleria just outside Kidd Valley) and with “Frozen” characters Anna, Elsa and Olaf. Bundle up at the bonfire at the “Hawk’s Nest,” the North Picnic Shelter festively decorated in blue and green, marvel at the Rainier Yacht Club’s “Parade of Boats,” and the Argosy Christmas Ship featuring the Dickens Carollers.
Ivar’s Clam Lights is free of charge and runs nightly from 5 to 9 p.m. from December 2 through January 1, 2017. Free parking is available at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park. Join the conversation and post photos with the hashtag #ivarsclamlights2016.

WHO:   Mayor Denis Law, event sponsor Ivar’s, and entertainment sponsor Puget Sound Energy will perform the ceremonial lighting.
WHEN:   Friday, December 2, 2016
  • 6:15 - 8 p.m.    Photo opportunities with Santa & Mrs. Claus at Santa’s Sleigh at Kidd Valley
                          Galleria and Frozen characters Anna, Elsa & Olaf near the North
                          Picnic Shelter (bring your camera)
  • 7p.m.              Welcome and lighting by City of Renton Mayor Denis Law and representatives
                          from event sponsors Ivar’s and Puget Sound Energy
  • 7:30 p.m.        Rainier Yacht Club’s “Parade of Boats”
  • 8 - 8:20 p.m.    Argosy Christmas Ship with the Dickens Carollers
For more information or to take the on-line event survey (available December 2 through January 9), visit, or call 425-430-6700.
Visit for information about the 2016 Argosy Christmas Ship Festival schedule.