Last night Mercer Island had a big party and the Christmas tree got lit.
A few hundred people turned out to Mercerdale. With the mayor’s words of encouragement, someone lit the tree.
Then we all sang carols. There were cookies and drinks at the Fire Station too, but I didn’t stay long enough to go. It was a nice time– come on out for another holiday event if you missed it.
The Tree stayed where it was last night and refrained from driving, which is what we all should do if we get lit this holiday season.
From Island Crest Way and 40th:
There’s a Holiday Bazaar, with local artisans and merchants, today and tomorrow at the Club room at Island Square. That’s 2758 78th St SE.
And the Mercer Island Boys’ and Girls’ Club is looking for donations.If you haven’t heard, they’ve been planning and raising funds for a new facility.
What kind of things does the Boys and Girls Club do? Just look at the next sign:
It’s basketball season too.
From Mercerdale: Caroling Today and Tomorrow
The Island Children’s Choir will be at Mercer Island High this weekend.
And if you need a tree, go see the Lions in the Farmers’ Insurance parking lot:
And finally, a reminder that on Dec. 21, you can go to Luther Burbank Park to see the Argosy Christmas Ship and hear caroling.
Tomorrow (Friday) at 7 pm the city will light the official Holiday tree at Mercerdale (details).
That’s not the Mercer Island tree!
Brings an unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots program.
If that weren’t enough holiday fun, on the Winter Solstice– that’s Dec. 21– you can go to Luther Burbank Park to see the Argosy Christmas Ship, along with caroling. Details.
Photo credit: Sister 72 on Flickr.