Sunday, December 4, 2011

Renton, WA | Community Christmas at Downtown Renton + the Highlands [2011]

Hi Neighbors,

Enjoy this pixel roll of the Piazza and Renton Pavilion Event Center for lighting the Christmas tree complete with  Santa's house, a band, and hot apple cider and cookies:

As usual, I enjoyed walking about downtown Renton.  This year we visited Fantastic Hair for a trim, happy delusions (Merry Christmas to me!), Naan-N-Curry for dinner (veggie biryani rice extra gobi sans aloo), and Common Ground Cupcakes (red velvet and pumpkin) on our way to the Piazza festivities.

Mayor Denis Law + Helpers light the tree (above)
The band sang my favorite:  O Holy Night (above)
Renton Fire Department 
transported Santa & Mrs. Claus (above)
Then we attended Highlands Community Church's Christmas series this December titled, Illuminate, where we learned about God's love to give us awe and gratitude to replace our shame/ambivalence. An apt message for goodwill to all people and peace on earth (Luke 2:14).

The night prior we stopped by Gene Memorial Coulon Beach Park to see the Clam Lights, although the park ousted us at 9pm.  I'd like to see the park stay open until 10pm in December for folks to come on down and enjoy the lights.

The Piazza park hosts special events including the Farmer's MarketReturn to Renton Car Show (2010 & 2011), Renton River Days ArtwalkFall Harvest FestivalChristmas at the PiazzaSpring FestivalAnnual Dinner & Auction, and at one time, Summer Movies at the Park (now at Liberty Park).

Planning a special event? Contact the Renton Pavilion Event Center for more information.  Enjoy easy access with the nearby transit center, free street parking, and the parking garage.

This Piazza remains another reason why I Love Renton.  Discover why Renton is a great place to live, work, and play.  Special thanks to the volunteers who years ago made a grassroots effort to bring this park to pass!

Enjoy with wonder
'O Holy Night,
and Merry Christmas!