Update: West Seattle Junction tree lighting at 5 pm

Thanks to WSB contributing photographer Ellen Cedergreen for this shot of final preparations under way in Junction Plaza Park (42nd/Alaska) for tonight’s tree lighting, coming up at 5 pm – the biggest of the many events today on the ever-growing West Seattle Holidays list. Not only is the location different this year, so is the program – it’ll be shorter, but no less festive, with music from West Seattle’s own Endolyne Children’s Choir. Local Web/radio personality Marty Riemer emcees, and we’re told a child will be chosen from the crowd to throw the switch on the lights on West Seattle’s newest community Christmas tree (brand-new park, so new tree, and as the Junction Association’s Susan Melrose puts it, we’ll get to watch it grow over the years). See you there at 5 – and if you’re going early to shop, note that more than a few Junction businesses have deals in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Shopping/Business Guide.

6 Replies to "Update: West Seattle Junction tree lighting at 5 pm"

  • Karen Lyons December 4, 2010 (3:22 pm)

    PLeaSe! Someone get the poor tree some proper decorations. Now the little guy has basketball size balls and big candy canes. He looks like he’s suffering!

  • neighborly December 4, 2010 (4:07 pm)

    I’m glad to hear the ceremony will be shortened. It was so cold and drawn out with speakers last year, my son didn’t enjoy it much. It’s a tree lighting, not a political venue.

  • WSMOM December 4, 2010 (4:15 pm)

    Has anyone watered it? it’s brown!

    • WSB December 4, 2010 (4:21 pm)

      I visited it yesterday and would call it more “light green.” It’s definitely a young tree, still getting established – remember the park was just completed a few months ago. – TR

  • MargL December 4, 2010 (6:04 pm)

    Hmmm- Interesting location a West Seattle Ornament Exchange? Place one or two you don’t mind parting with in exchange for a new one? Would make for a nicely eclectic tree (just like West Seattle!)

  • miws December 4, 2010 (7:30 pm)

    All the tree needs is a little love…..



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