Clam Lights 2019

Clam Lights 2019
Posted on 11/25/2019
Clam Lights

City of Renton SealNovember 25, 2019

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

Ivar’s, Inc. Contact
Kirsten Wlaschin, Director of Marketing, 206-587-6500

Clam Lights presented by Ivar’s Restaurants
Opening Night and Official Lighting

Friday, December 6, 2019
Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park
1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N.

Clam Lights 2019 Poster

WHAT: Start the holiday season in Renton with the annual Clam Lights presented by Ivar’s Restaurants, featuring a spectacular holiday lighting display and free entertainment for the entire family.

  • Photo opportunities with Ivar’s strolling Clam, Santa & Mrs. Claus and Olaf and Elsa from “Frozen”

  • Lindbergh High School Vocal Jazz Ensemble

  • Rainier Yacht Club’s “Parade of Boats”

WHO: City of Renton officials and presenting sponsor Ivar’s Restaurants

WHEN: Opening Night, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019

Entertainment Stage

  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. - Lindbergh High School Vocal Jazz Ensemble

  • 5:45 p.m. - Welcome and lighting by City of Renton and presenting sponsor Ivar’s Restaurants

  • 5:45-7:30 p.m. - Photo opportunities (bring your camera) with Santa and Mrs. Claus and Ivar’s Clam

North Picnic Shelter
5:30-7:30 p.m.

  • Bonfire
  • Photo opportunity with Frozen’s Olaf and Elsa (bring your camera)
  • Wear your favorite prince, princess, or Disney character costume

6-6:45 p.m.

  • “Frozen” Holiday Singalong with Lydia Gladney
  • Spotlight performance by Steppin’ Together dance program

Ivar’s Water Walk
6:30-7 p.m.

  • Parade of Boats by the Rainier Yacht Club

NUMBERS:

  • Almost 200,000 total lights, including 150,000 mini lights

  • The lights weigh almost 3 tons

  • Almost 5 miles of extension cords

  • 3,000 50-light strings of mini lights

  • Coulon Park’s 95 Sequoia trees are each decorated with 11 100-light strands

  • Santa’s Sleigh selfie station features 275 50-light strands or 1,250 lights

Clam Lights presented by Ivar’s Restaurants will be on display nightly from 5 to 9 p.m. from Dec. 7 through Jan. 1, 2020. Admission and parking is free at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park.

The Argosy Christmas Ship will have afternoon and evening sailings from the nearby Hyatt Regency Lake Washington on Dec. 14 and 15.
For more information, visit rentonwa.gov/clamlights, @rentoncommunityservices on Facebook or
call 425-430-6700. Share your Clam Lights experiences on social media using #clamlights2019 or #clamlights.

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The City of Renton, Washington, with a population of 104,700 (2019), is located on the southeast shore of Lake Washington, just south of Seattle. Renton's strong economic base, diverse marketplace and favorable business climate have attracted the attention of nationally recognized companies that are providing employees and their families an outstanding quality of life. Renton is the home of Boeing, PACCAR, IKEA, the Seattle Seahawks, and the eternal resting place of Jimi Hendrix. More information can be found on our website, news releases, or Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor pages.

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