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Holiday tree lighting ceremony in Edmonds packs them in | Holiday Cheer


December 5, 2019

Brian Soergel

The lighted holiday tree in Edmonds.

Hundreds of residents and visitors, as well as a record number of vendors, packed Centennial Plaza in Edmonds Saturday, Nov. 30, for the annual Holiday Tree Lighting.

Brian Soergel

Allan Skoog leads the North Sound Church Choir at the Edmonds Holiday Tree Ceremony.

Sponsored by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, guests saw a performance by the Maplewood Jazz Band; holiday sing-along caroling by the North Sound Church's Mosaic Choir and North Sound Singers under conductor Allan Skoog; and a spirited performance by a children's choir led by conductor Vickie Nelson, which serenaded Santa's appearance on a Station 17 fire truck with "Here Comes Santa Claus."

Among the elected officials in the VIP seating were Mayor-elect Mike Nelson and wife Erica, along with councilmembers-elect Vivian Olson and Susan Paine, and councilmembers Adrienne Fraley-Monillas and Diane Buckshnis.

Buckshnis made a few comments in place of Mayor Dave Earling, who was traveling. Deborah Brandie, from the Foundation for Edmonds School District, was emcee.

Vendors included Waterfront Coffee, Coastal Community Bank, PCC Edmonds, Sprouts Lynnwood, and others.


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