Save the date and start planning your entry into the Light Up the Night Parade and Holiday Beach Party at Lake Sammamish State Park.
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. Wear your twinkling sweaters and hats and get creative!
Decorated wagons, strollers, tricycles and more are also encouraged. There will be prizes for the most creative lighted participants. The parade 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.