Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Redmond City Lights: 10th Annual Winter Festival

Update: For info on Redmond Lights 2009, click here.

Focus on Redmond Redmond Lights is a month-long celebration of traditions, cultures, and faiths. The biggest event during Redmond Lights is the 10th Annual Winter Festival. Gather at City Hall Plaza for fun activities and a festive tree lighting, followed by a winter walk along the Sammamish River. You'll stroll past performers and dazzling lighted displays. At Redmond Town Center, enjoy tastes of complimentary holiday treats, kids crafts, and entertainment from the community and around the world.

  Date: Sunday, December 7, 2008
  Time: 4:00 to 8:00 pm
  Location: Begins at Redmond City Hall plaza

Scheduled Performers 
BagpipeHere’s a look at two of the scheduled performers. The Keith Highlanders Pipe Band performs traditional Scottish piping and drumming. The band has performed previously at the Winter Festival and is one of the crowd favorites. The Keith Highlanders Pipe Band was formed in 1952 and has a long history of involvement with the Seattle community.

Keith Highlanders Pipe Band

Another popular entertainer is Kaze Daiko, which is a Japanese American performing taiko group for youth. The word taiko (太鼓) means “drum” in Japanese, and is often used to refer to the art-form of ensemble taiko drumming. Here’s a YouTube video of a recent performance by Kaze Daiko:

For a complete listing of all Winter Festival activities, click here.

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