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.
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.
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.