Christmas Tree Lighting Festival

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16th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Festival

Saturday, December 8, 2018

The Tumwater Christmas Tree Lighting Festival is held each year on the 2nd Saturday in December, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., at the Tumwater City Hall & Headquarters Fire Station.

This popular holiday event includes games, holiday crafts, performances by local and school choirs, and of course, the lighting of the tree. Santa will arrive on an antique fire truck after the ceremonial tree lighting to share his joyful laugh and spread some holiday cheer. Join us at this special event; you are sure to have a festive time!

Event Parking available in the adjacent Attorney General's Office parking lot (7141 Cleanwater Dr SW). No parking at the Fire Station; disabled parking at City Hall. Please call (360) 754-4160 for more information.

Thank you to this year's event sponsors: Olympia Federal Savings, Tumwater Downtown Association, The Olympian, Hanson Motors, Northstar Church, Toyota of Olympia, evergreenDIRECT Credit Union and Heritage Bank.

2018 Schedule of Events and Choir Line-up

 2:00 p.m.  Festivities Begin!
 2:00 p.m.  Old Town Center Senior Choir Directed by Brenda O'Gorman
 2:30 p.m.  Tumwater High School Noteables Directed by Rachel Landowski
 3:00 p.m.  Bush Middle School Choir Directed by Ben McDonald
 3:30 p.m.  Tumwater Hill Marimba Band Directed by Heather Stoker
 4:00 p.m.  Black Lake Elementary Choir Directed by Suzanne Grimm
 4:30 p.m.   Peter G Schmidt Elementary 5th Graders Directed by Marie Williams
 5:00 p.m.  Tree Lighting...followed by Santa's arrival!