Decorate Downtown Kirkland!
Give back to the community by helping put up holiday lights in Downtown Kirkland!
Saturday November 17

Sign up to Volunteer Nov 17!

Volunteer at Winterfest!
Come help on the Winterfest Tree-Lighting Event.
One of our most loved events of the year.
December 1st!

Sign up to Volunteer Dec 1st!

Thank You to All Our Sponsors

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Kirkland Winterfest 2018


December 1st, 2018
3:00 to 6:00 PM

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A Kirkland Downtown Association and City of Kirkland Event


Marina Park in Downtown Kirkland
on the shores of Lake Washington at Lakeshore Plaza

Please bring a donation for Hopelink!



3:00-3:45 pm Lake Washington High School Jazz Ensemble

3:45-4:00 pm break down 

4:00-4:30 pm Silver Bells from Aegis Living  

4:30-5:00 pm The Collective

5:00 pm         Tree Lighting

5:00-6:00 pm Diane Keene 


3:00-6:00 pm Pictures with Santa at Wilde Rover’s front room

Fun Stuff

  • Tree Lighting at 5pm
  • Pictures with Santa at Wilde Rover
  • Snow Slide with Life Community Church
  • Kids Crafts with Life Community Church
  • Food Trucks: Anthony’s Finn and Sugar and Spoon
  • Toy Drive with Kirkland Orthodontics
  • Hot Chocolate, Cookies and Cider by City of Kirkland
  • Christmas llamas
  • Ugly sweater after party at Wilde Rover
  • Live Music
  • Firepits on the beach

Join us for the Winterfest After Party!

May your sweaters be ugly and bright! Join the Kirkland Downtown Association at Wilde Rover  after the Winterfest activities. Ticket includes food and nonalcoholic beverages. All ages welcome until 9pm. Bring your ugliest of ugly holiday sweater and celebrate the holidays! All ticket proceeds help the KDA fund Winterfest and all the beautiful Christmas lights in downtown.

KDA members: email to receive your discounted coupon code.

Register Now

Lots Of Thanks to Organizers and Volunteers

Penny Sweet
Claire Bruining
Julie Tourey
Doug Davis
Chrissy Roberts
Barbie Collins Young
Glenn Peterson
Karen Quirk
Deliverance Docktor
Jim Kress
Julie Metteer
Steph Dickson
Michelle Lustgarten
Bonnie Lindberg
Nikkie Cooper

Small Business Saturday

small business logoSmall Business Saturday – the Saturday after Thanksgiving is a HUGE shopping day for most Kirklandites and visitors.  The town will be lit up in lights, and people will be Downtown for a full day of shopping, eating, and enjoying the ambiance of Kirkland…and preparing for the tree lighting at Peter Kirk Park.

Here are a few things you can do to ensure a successful day! Utilize the Small Business Saturday package that American Express provides!  Order it now and be prepared!  Make sure you are fully staffed, as it will be a busy day between Small Business Saturday and Winterfest!

We would like to invite our local restaurants and businesses to take part in Winterfest!  Would your business like to be a vendor at Winterfest?  We would love to offer our limited spaces for our very own Kirkland businesses.   Please fill in the form below for all vendor inquiries.


The KDA lights up the trees and lamp posts throughout the City, and your donations help support this effort!  To become a vendor, contact or to sponsor, contact

Vector image of a market booth displaying ice creams and snacks.