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Your Guide To Holiday Happenings In Renton

Get in the spirit with these holiday themed events in Renton

Hazen Players Present A Christmas Carol, Nov. 29

  • Enjoy this holiday favorite presented by the Hazen Players.

Clam Lights at Gene Coulon Park, Nov. 30

  • Events include the official lighting ceremony, horse-drawn wagon rides, and the parade of lights. Warm your mits by the bonfire and take part in a sing-a-long. Click the link above for a full schedule of events.

Ensemble Ballet Theatre Presents "The Nutcracker", Nov. 30 & Dec. 1-2

  • Clara and her beloved Nutcracker will transport young and old into a magical far-away land where toys come to life in this winter classic.

Downtown Renton Tree Lighting & Visit With Santa, Dec.1

  • Join your neighbors at the Piazza Park in downtown Renton for the annual tree lighting and arrival of Santa. Sing carols and tell the big man what is on your wish list this year.

Birthday Dreams Holiday Open House, Dec. 1

  • Free pictures with Santa, holiday crafts, yummy treats and warm drinks. Donations of unwrapped gifts or cash are welcome to help support Birthday Dreams.

Lucia Festival of Light — A Swedish Christmas Tradition, Dec. 1

  • Join in this annual partnership between IKEA Renton and Pacific Lutheran University's Scandinavian Cultural Center. IKEA will host Lucia and her procession of light in the restaurant as they sing traditional Swedish Christmas Carols.

K9 Candy Cane 5K Fun Run and Walk, Dec. 2

  • Grab your pup or some friends and head on down to the Cedar River Trail for this annual fun run sponsored by The Balanced Athlete, PetSmart and other local organizations.

Christmas Carols at Luther's Table, Dec. 4

  • Join your neighbors at Luther's Table for a community caroling event.

Renton/Skyway Boys & Girls Club’s Holiday Marketplace, Dec. 5

  • Do some holiday "shopping" at the Boys & Girls Club Marketplace, run by the citizens of "Renway" and "STEMway." Enjoy holiday treats and pick up some handmade goods.

Holiday Cookie Event at IKEA Seattle with Carolyn Ossorio, Dec. 6

  • Get cooking with Carolyn Ossorio and crafting with Mary Clymer at this fun and free event at IKEA. Learn some easy cookie recipes and  family-friendly crafts, too!

Hazen Players Present A Christmas Carol, Dec. 6

  • Enjoy this holiday favorite presented by the Hazen Players.

Renton High School Choir Concert

  • Enjoy a performance by the Renton High School Choir at the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center.

Free Pictures With Santa in Downtown Renton, Dec. 7-8 & 14-15

  • Visit Jolly 'Ol Saint Nick at the Piazza park in downtown Renton. Photos with Santa are free!

Renton City Concert Band presents a "Holiday Concert", Dec. 9

  • Led by Director Michael Simpson, the Renton Concert Band will perform its annual "Holiday Concert" at the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center.

Christmas 'Round the Table, Dec. 14

  • St. Matthew's Lutheran Church will host a holiday concert benefiting the ministry of Luther's Table. Enjoy local bands and speakers who will create a fun-filled night of stories, carols, and merriment.

Do you know of another holiday event in town? Share it with your neighbors by adding it to the Renton Patch events calendar!

Dena Rosko November 28, 2012 at 12:40 AM
Cool! Also, when will RHS' and/or Renton Community Choir holiday concert be?
Jenny Manning November 28, 2012 at 01:05 AM
Thanks, Dena! I forgot about those events. I've added the details for the RHS Choir Concert (Dec. 6) and Renton City Concert Band (Dec.9). Keep me posted if you hear of any other holiday happenings!
Mary Gage November 28, 2012 at 02:33 AM
Birthday Dreams Open House is Dec. 1st - so stop by - especially if at tree lighting at Piazza. Date above says Dec 5th and it's actually Dec. 1
Jenny Manning November 28, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Thanks for pointing that out, Mary! I've now fixed the error.

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