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2010 Green Lake Pathway of Lights

What do you think? (4 Comments) October 13, 2010 at 10:43PM

Updated, Nov. 2, 2010

The 34th Pathway of Lights, the annual lighting of the path around Green Lake, is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., rain or shine.  Admission is free.

The “walk of lights” is lit up by luminarias that line Green Lake’s pathway.

Walkers are encouraged to bring their own lights and candles to add to the ambiance.

Local musicians will perform at four sites around the lake: the Green Lake Community Center on the east side, the Green Lake Small Craft Center (the Aqua Theater) on the south side, the Bathhouse Theater (Seattle Public Theatre) on the north side and The Arch on the east of side of the community center/pool. Warm drinks and treats will be available at those locations, as will donation bins for non-perishable food items for Northwest Harvest.

The music at the community center will be provided by Sustainable Wallingford, who will be singing “Green Carols.”  A pdf of the Green Carolers Songbook can be found here.

Volunteers are needed to help place and light the thousands of luminaria and to clean up after the event. Individuals, businesses, community organizations, and school and scout groups are welcome to participate. Setup takes place from 2 to 4 p.m., and the lighting of the candles takes place at 4:15 p.m. Cleanup is from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Musicians are also needed.

For more information, please call Faizah Osayande or Jeff Skinner at 206-684-0780 or e-mail them at faizah.osayande [at] or jeff.skinner [at]

The Pathway of Lights at Green Lake is sponsored by Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Green Lake Community Center Advisory Council.

Note: On Sept. 27, Mayor Mike McGinn presented his budget recommendations to Seattle City Council.  McGinn proposed that, beginning in January 2011, the Green Lake Community Center (7201 E Green Lake Dr N) operate under “Limited-Use Status” with reduced operating hours and staff.  Due to these reductions, seasonal special events, including the Pathway of Lights, will be canceled in 2011, unless Parks can find sponsors to help produce them.  City Council will discuss and vote on options between Oct. 28 and Nov. 22.

4 Responses to “2010 Green Lake Pathway of Lights”

  1. [...] while the Pathway of Lights requires more funding than the 2011 budget allows for, it will remain in 2011.  The Parks [...]

  2. AprilC76 says:

    what the heck is the 34rd?

  3. Guest says:

    Despite the rain, it’s still happening! Come on out!!