Redmond will welcome the holiday season with some added historical flair this Saturday as the city presents a centennial celebration from noon to 4 p.m. and the annual Redmond Lights event from 4 to 8 p.m.
In addition to regular Redmond Lights events like the city hall tree lighting, kids' candy cane hunt and live musical entertainment, special activities are planned to mark the city's 100th birthday. The lineup includes carousel rides, ice sculpting, time-capsule making, a penny candy hunt, a historical gingerbread house display, free old-fashioned centennial photos and more.
Lisa Rhodes, the city's events and marketing administrator, said organizers will also be giving out special blinkers with a centennial logo this year.
"Those are being handed out at 4 o'clock, while supplies last," she said.
The main events will take place on the Redmond City Hall campus and at Redmond Town Center. The tree lighting is set for 4:50 p.m. outside city hall, followed by a luminary walk along the Sammamish River Trail to the town center.
Redmond Patch will have a booth outside city hall until 6 p.m. Come by to say hi and pick up some free Patch swag and other goodies!