There’s a new twinkling tradition in downtown Snoqualmie this holiday season… something that might be contributing to the feeling that you entered a Hallmark Holiday Movie when you step foot on downtown streets.
Beginning at dusk each night through January 7th, you can follow a sparkling trail of lights throughout the historic area. The trail comes complete with ten light displays.
The trail starts at the Salish Lodge & Spa. You can park across the street from Snoqualmie Falls Park and check out their beautiful holiday tree, lights throughout the park and the lighting of Snoqualmie Falls. Organizers of the light trail say this a great place for selfies.
Then follow the Trail of Lights – the entire fence is lit from Snoqualmie Parkway to the downtown core. You’ll pass many light installations along the way starting with the Snow Plow Steam Train. The lights continue to the Centennial Log, Railroad Park’s enchanting trees, and the gazebo with a mailbox for letters to Santa. If you don’t want to park at Snoqualmie Falls park, there’s also plenty available throughout downtown Snoqualmie.
Next on the trail is the Snoqualmie Christmas Tree which Santa flipped on last weekend. In this area you’ll also notice some new lights this year. (Because downtown Snoqualmie need more light, right?) New red and white lights are wrapped on the huge Legacy Tree trunks along the boardwalk. The trees also include enormous sparkling hanging ornaments…. another great photo-op spot.
Nearby is the Clark Griswold decked out sawmill band wheel – right across from the shops and restaurants downtown. Just around the corner along Falls Avenue SE, is the historic Walnut Tree with thousands of sparkling lights and ornaments. You can reach the illuminated garden with the walnut tree by walking down Falls Avenue SE or cutting through Down to Earth Flowers & Gifts at 8096 Railroad Ave SE.
And then don’t miss the new light display at the entrance to Sandy Cove Park – it’s pretty cool.
So if you love holiday lights and are looking for a family-friendly – and festive – holiday outing, you can stay right at home in the Snoqualmie Valley.
Happy Holidays everyone! [See Winter Lights Trail map below]