Make your plans to be downtown on Saturday, December 1st for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony presented by the Kirkland Downtown Association. This year, the festival includes two stages, kids' activities including Radio Disney, bon fires and of course, the arrival of Santa Claus. The festival runs from 4 pm to 8 pm.
Here are a few of the highlights:
- Performances from 4 pm - 7:30 pm
- Gingerbread House Competition at Merrill Gardens from 4 pm - 6 pm
- Tree lighting at 6 pm
- Santa from 6 pm - 8 pm
Also, Saturday is opening night of the Argosy Christmas Ships at Marina Park so downtown Kirkland will definitely be the most festive place around.