Holiday Events

Holiday Events
Posted on 10/17/2018

City of Renton SealCITY OF RENTON
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 6, 2018

Contacts
Maryjane Van Cleave, Recreation & Neighborhoods Director, 425-430-6700
Preeti Shridhar, City of Renton Deputy Public Affairs Administrator, 425-430-6569

RENTON, WA – As the holiday season approaches, the City of Renton has a number of community events to entertain and help with your holiday shopping. More information on these events can be found by clicking the associated link or by visiting the city calendar or events page.

Hassle-Free Holiday Bazaar

Friday, November 16, 2018, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, November 17, 2018, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Hwy

The perfect opportunity to get a head start on your holiday shopping. Vendors from around the Puget Sound area will be on hand. ATM on site. Admission is free. rentonwa.gov/bazaar

Renton City Concert Band

November 18, 2 p.m.
Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S. 2nd St.

The 65-member Renton City Concert Band, under the direction of Mike Simpson, presents Borrowed, Stolen, Flipped featuring soloist John Bolender. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors (50 and over) and students. They can be purchased at the door or at the Renton Community Center prior to the concert. rentonwa.gov/rccb

Downtown Holiday Tree Lighting and Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tree Lighting and arrival of Santa, 5 p.m.
Renton Pavilion Event Center and Piazza Park, 233 Burnett Ave.

A full day of events in conjunction with Small Business Saturday to support small, locally owned businesses and usher in the holiday season. There will be activities for all ages, including live music, holiday treats, kids’ activities, Pop-Up Market and festive shopping. At 5 p.m. the tree is lit and Santa arrives in a way that is unique to Renton. rentonwa.gov/treelighting

Clam Lights presented by Ivar's Restaurants

Friday, November 30, 2018, 6:15 p.m. – Opening Night
Displays daily from 5-9 p.m., December 1 through January 1, 2019
Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd

The annual stunning display of trees and shrubs professionally decorated with thousands of holiday lights is not to be missed. Decorations span the mile-long pathway paralleling the shoreline of Lake Washington and the piers. Two restaurants, Ivar’s and Kidd Valley, will be open. Opening night on November 30 will include live entertainment and holiday-themed photo opportunities with the lights turned on at 7 p.m. They will be on daily from 5 to 9 p.m. from December 1 through January 1, 2019. Admission and parking are both free. rentonwa.gov/clamlights

K9 Candy Cane Fun Run and Walk

Sunday, December 2, 9:15 a.m.
Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Hwy

Enjoy a morning run or walk along the picturesque Cedar River with or without your dog. The event is open to recreational and competitive runners, walkers and families. All participants are asked to bring a donation of dog food to benefit Seattle Humane Society for Seattle/King County. Cost is $33 and registration is required. The event is sponsored by Signature Auto Detail, Mathewson Automotive and Maya Whole Foods. rentonwa.gov/k9

Renton City Concert Band

December 9, 2 p.m.
Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S. 2nd St.

The Renton City Concert Band, under the direction of Mike Simpson, presents their annual holiday concert. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors (50 and over) and students and can be purchased at the door or at the Renton Community Center prior to the concert. rentonwa.gov/rccb

Polar Bear Plunge

Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 11 a.m.
Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd

Bring your family and friends and welcome 2019 with a morning dip into the exhilarating waters of Lake Washington. Afterwards enjoy some hot clam chowder and coffee courtesy of Ivar’s Restaurant. No registration required. Life guards will be on duty. Meet at the Coulon Memorial Park beach area. Free. rentonwa.gov/polarbear

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About the City of Renton

The City of Renton, Washington, with a population of 104,100 (2018), 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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