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Clam Lights are lit tonight, city tree lit tomoorw as holiday events kick into full swing

The Ivar
The Ivar's Clam Lights at Gene Coulon Park will be lit Dec. 6 and run nightly through Jan. 1.
— image credit: Tracey Compton, Renton Reporter

Holiday activities in Renton get off to a festive start this weekend.

Saturday marks Renton’s Holiday Tree Lighting celebration at the Piazza. The event is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Santa will be on hand as well as food and entertainment for the whole family.

Next week, Luther’s Table in downtown Renton will kick off holiday festivities with beer and Christmas carols, Tuesday night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The following are this weekend’s and next week’s entertainment activities around town:

20th Annual Ivar’s Clam Lights Celebration

6:15 p.m. - 9 p.m., Dec. 6, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park

Lights run nightly 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

For more info, call 425-430-6700

Holiday Tree Lighting at the Piazza, 233 Burnett Ave. S., Renton

5 p.m. - 7 p.m., Dec. 7, Santa, food and entertainment, free

Contact: Pat Roland, 425-917-0173

Downtown Holiday Activities

3 p.m. - 5 p.m., Dec. 7, South Third Street, Williams to Main Avenue South: Dickens Carolers, roasted chestnuts and hot drinks, prior to tree-lighting ceremony

K9 Candy Cane 5k Run & Walk

9 a.m. - Noon,  Dec. 8, Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Highway, Renton

Pre-registration advised.Contact: Jennifer Spencer, 425-430-6711

Santa at The Landing until Dec. 24

3:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday; 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday; Park Avenue North, Renton; between Panda Express and Verizon Wireless

Santa’s House

1 p.m. - 4 p.m., Dec. 13, Renton Piazza, 233 Burnett Ave. S., Renton, free Santa photos. Contact: 206-914-0198

Renton Youth Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert

3 p.m., Dec. 15, Carco Theatre, 1715 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, Renton, Tickets: $10 adults, $7 seniors, $5 students. Contact: 425-430-6700

Renton City Concert Band

2 p.m., Dec. 15, Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center. Tickets: $10 adults, $7 seniors, $5 students. Contact: 425-430-6700

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