REDMOND, WA – Redmond Lights, a winter celebration of art and light, will illuminate Downtown Park once again this year. The community can enjoy the free, month-long installation from Dec. 2, 2023 – Jan. 3, 2024. The free experience is open to all, with no ticketing or registration required.
"I’m looking forward to Redmond Lights and the opportunity the event creates for our community to come together and celebrate each winter," said Mayor Angela Birney. "The art, lights, and activity in Downtown Park create a unique experience to support our local businesses."
Downtown Park will glow with light displays and temporary public art created for this year’s event by local artists Angie Mendoza, Britta Johnson, Kay Bae, Michiko Tanaka, Neely Goniodsky, and the Seattle Design Nerds. Four videos were also selected to be projected on Buoyant Pavilion by Jason Miller, Chris May, Adrien Halpern, and Pete Fleming.
In addition to the art and light installations, a Kick-Off Event will take place from 4 – 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Downtown Park. All are invited to attend the event, which will feature live entertainment, community booths, food vendors, the Family Light Promenade, and other activities. The beloved luminary walk will also return to this year’s Redmond Lights during the Kick-Off Event, thanks to the partnership with Redmond Town Center. The trail will be lit from Downtown Park to Redmond Town Center via the Redmond Central Connector. Attendees can also enjoy performances as they head to Redmond Town Center for additional live entertainment, giveaways, photos with Santa, and more community booths.
This year’s event will again include a business window decorating contest and a kids’ coloring contest presented by Redmond Town Center. The month-long experience is made possible thanks to generous contributions from sponsors Amazon, Microsoft, Redmond Town Center, Xfinity Comcast, Bright Horizons, BECU, and 4Culture.
For event information and how to get involved, visit redmond.gov/RedmondLights.
Christina Wilner, Communications and Marketing Project Administrator