Winter Blast Hassle Free Holiday Bazaar Renton Community Center 1715 SE Maple Valley Highway Friday, November 16 - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, November 17 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Make Renton Community Center your first stop for hoilday shopping. Over 100 vendors offering a wide variety of hand-crafted items just in time for your holiday decorating. Food, refreshments and ATM available on site. Free admission. Call 425-430-6700 or visit rentonwa.gov for more information. Ivar’s Clam Lights and Argosy Christmas Ship Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N. Friday, November 30 - 6:15 p.m. Start the holidays with entertainment, community spirit, and stunning visual effects. Enjoy a covered wagon ride and join the community singalong. Music begins at 6:15 p.m., official lighting ceremony 7 p.m, and Rainier Yacht Club’s Parade of Boats at 7:30 p.m. The Argosy Christmas Ship makes its annual appearance from 8 to 8:20 p.m. Clam Lights are on display nightly through January 1. Call 425-430-6700 or visit rentonwa.gov for more information. Co-sponsored by American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter available upon request. For assistance with any of these progams, please call two weeks in advance: 711(TDD) or 425-430-6700. Visit rentonwa.gov for information. A publication of the City of Renton Letters to Santa The City of Renton Recreation Divisio n has made arrangemen ts with the North Pole to accept mail for de livery to Santa begi nning Monday, Novembe r 12 through Friday , December 7. Staff will forward the information to the North Pole Post O ffice and your child will receive a personal ized letter from the big guy himself! Children are encour aged to tell Santa about some of their favo rite memories of th e past year and the num ber one gift they ar e asking Santa for this year . Please make sure your letter has your child ’s name and addres s for safe and speedy de livery. Letters may be dropped off in pers on or mailed to: Re nton Community Center , c/o Letters to Sant a 1715 SE Maple Valley H ighway, Renton 98 057. For helpful letter writi ng tips visit rentonwa.gov. Winter Blast K-9 Candy Cane 5K Fun Run and Walk (with a visit from the Taco Time Traveler) Renton Community Center 1715 SE Maple Valley Highway Sunday, December 2 - 9 a.m. Runners and walkers (with or without dogs). Fee is $33. Registration deadline to receive a hooded sweatshirt is November 19. Day of race registration is available but does not include a hooded sweatshirt. Pet food donations appreciated to help those in need. Visit signmeup.com/87244 to register. Santa’s House in Downtown Renton Piazza Park (S. 3rd Street & Burnett Avenue S.) Fridays, December 7 and 14 - 5 to 7 p.m. Saturdays, December 8 and 15 - 1 to 4 p.m. Bring your family to visit Santa and his helpers in the Piazza. The Downtown Events Committee hosts the Santa’s House which includes a free downloadable photos of the visit. For information, contact 206-914-0198 or [email protected] Sponsored by downtown businesses. Renton City Concert Band Winter Concert Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center 400 S. 2nd Street Sunday, December 9 - 2 p.m. Call 425-430-6700 to purchase tickets. Holiday Tree Lighting Saturday, November 17 - 4 to 8 p.m. Join others at The Landing for a tree lighting event and festivities. For information visit thelandinginrenton.com. Downtown Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting S. 3rd Street (between Williams Avenue S. and Main Avenue S.) and Piazza Park Saturday, December 1 - 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Enjoy roasted chestnuts and holiday carolers along S. 3rd St between Burnett Avenue S. and Main Avenue S. as you stroll the downtown retail area from 3 to 5 p.m. Join others at the Piazza for the annual Tree Lighting at 5:00 p.m. and enjoy music and refreshments. Call 206-914-0198 or [email protected] for information about downtown events. For information about the Tree Lighting, visit PiazzaRenton.com or call 206-919-9746. Sponsored by downtown businesses and Piazza Renton. Renton Youth Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert at Carco Theatre 1717 SE Maple Valley Highway Sunday, December 16 - 3 p.m. Call 425-430-6700 to purchase tickets. The Joy of Giving Renton City Hall 1055 S. Grady Way Renton Community Center 1715 SE Maple Valley Highway Two Salvation Army “Giving Trees” will be on display with angel gift tags. The tree at the Renton Community Center goes on display beginning November 16 and the tree at Renton City Hall goes on display on November 19. Please return the unwrapped gift with the gift tag taped to the gift to either location no later than December 19. Call 425-255-5974.
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