Tree Lighting

Photo of elves in front of holiday treeThe Santa Parade and Tree Lighting events for 2020 have been cancelled due to COVID-19. We hope to see you again in 2021 at these wonderful events!

Saturday, December 5
15728 Main Street in Mill Creek

Join the Mill Creek community for the free annual Tree Lighting. This event includes performances by Henry M. Jackson High School drum line, Voices Northwest Chorus, and cookie decorating. 

The full event itinerary includes the below: 

Santa will be staged for professional pictures from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Brooklyn Brothers Pizzeria (15121 Main St.). Free train rides for children will be sponsored by First Financial Northwest Bank. Train rides will run from 2 to 6 p.m. at the north end of the Town Center.

The Santa Parade starts in Mill Creek Town Center at 3:30 p.m. beginning at LA Fitness (15024 Main St.) and winding south on Main Street to the City Hall North parking lot (15720 Main St.). The City hosts this parade in partnership with the Mill Creek Town Center Business Association.

The Tree Lighting immediately follows the parade at 4 p.m. at City Hall South (15728 Main St.). The event includes performances by the Henry M. Jackson High School drum line and Voices Northwest Chorus and cookie decorating The City’s Tree Lighting is sponsored by Sprout’s Farmers Market, Fred Meyer, Waste Management, Central Market, Sullivan Orthodontics, Community Transit, Nancy’s Noah’s Ark and Starbucks.

Free carriage rides through Town Center, sponsored by Columbia Funding Mortgage and Windermere Real Estate, and live reindeer, sponsored by Expedia CruiseShipCenters outside of Paddywack (15407 Main St. #101) will run from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.. The day’s events will conclude with a free Cherry Cherry Christmas Concert. The concert, sponsored by North Creek Roofing, will be held at the Forum (15129 Main St.) from 6 to 8 p.m.

The City will communicate street closures in regards to the Santa Parade and Tree Lighting events in the near future.