The city’s 37th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony sponsored by Mountlake Terrace Plaza, attracted a crowd of over 600 Mountlake Terrace residents and visitors. Participants sang carols to usher in the holiday season on Friday evening December 6.
The evening featured a jazz combo from Edmonds-Woodway High School and choral concert by Mountlake Terrace Elementary and Terrace Park School students, along with a water tower tree lighting, and a unique visit from Santa, who made his grand entrance on a bright red South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue Fire Truck. Santa stayed and met with the children while parents took photos and visited with neighbors. A dedicated group of Tour de Terrace volunteers was on hand to serve cookies, hot coffee, and cocoa.
Rowan, from Terrace Park School, turned on the lights from a special remote control switch located at Evergreen Playfield to the “tree” which is located on top of the city’s water tower and visible for miles around. The enormous "tree" is actually a frame constructed of over 1,800 blue and green LED lights.
The city thanks those who donated funds for the Michelle Ringler Recreation Scholarship Fund and the Manu Sood Mountlake Terrace Arts Commission Scholarship. The Recreation Fund helps children register for recreation programs at the Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion. The Manu Sood scholarship supports an annual scholarship targeted for arts students at Mountlake Terrace High School.