Join us this Sunday evening for Light Up the Night Parade and Holiday Beach Party!
Get out your battery-operated LED lights, twinkling ugly sweaters, flashing Santa hats, or even kids’ lighted shoes and campers’ headlamps, there are plenty of ways to join in the fun and get creative.
The parade will be made up of people who come wearing their finest holiday lights and led by Hoopsmiles, his LED hula hoops and a giant snowman.
Decorated wagons, strollers, tricycles and more are also encouraged. There will be prizes for the most creative lighted participants. The parade starts at 4:45 sharp and will begin at the Sunset Beach parking lot, proceed on the entry road and loop around the playground and past the bathhouse.
There will be festive entertainment by Joyas Mestizas with the music, dance and regional costuming of Mexico. Concessions will be available.
Bonfires on the beach will take away the chill. Bring your own marshmallows and roasting sticks if you’d like. You may also want to bring a beach chair to sit under the stars and appreciate the holiday lights visible at homes around the lake.
In case of rain, the event will be moved to the following Sunday, Dec. 9. Light Up the Night is free and open to the public, courtesy of Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park.