People attend the 2022 Winterfest and tree lighting at Town Square Plaza in downtown Kent. This year’s festival is 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent

People attend the 2022 Winterfest and tree lighting at Town Square Plaza in downtown Kent. This year’s festival is 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent

Kent Winterfest, tree lighting set for Saturday, Dec. 2

Annual event features music, crafts, vendors, food trucks at Town Square Plaza

Kent’s annual Winterfest will run from 2 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2 at Town Square Plaza, Second Avenue and Smith Street.

The free event features a parade through downtown at 4:30 p.m. and the tree lighting at 5:30 p.m. Other activities include musical performances by local students, food trucks, community booths and local crafts people. Santa will be present, too.

The event is sponsored by the city of Kent, the Kent Lions Club, Kent Station and Kent Downtown Partnership

Winterfest

Town Square Plaza

Stage schedule:

• 2:30-3 p.m.

Kentridge High School Band

• 3:15-3:45 p.m.

School of Rock - Kent Station

• 4-4:30 p.m.

Spotlight Dance Center

• 5:30 p.m.

Tree lighting

• 6-6:45 p.m.

Kent-Meridian High School Music Department

Craft vendors:

• Veronicas Northwest Arts

• Ever Hines

• Full Moon Rising Bodycare

• Nice Rice Shop

• Forest Fairy Bakery

• Giggly Chick

• Oddlee Enuff

Community booths:

• Kent Parks Planning & Development

• Kent Police Department

• Kent Fire Department

• YMCA

• Indian American Community Services

• Kent Bicycle Club

• School of Rock

• Impact Public Schools

• Kent Historical Museum

• Mayweather Boxing/Fitness (parade only)

Winterfest Parade

4:30 p.m.

Route starts at West Saar Street and Second Avenue; heads west on Saar to First Avenue; goes east at Meeker Street; goes north on Second Avenue to Ramsay Way and into Kent Station for finish near Fourth Avenue

Santa arrival

Approximately 3:30 p.m.

• Bring your camera to take a picture with Santa

• Drop off your holiday wish list in Santa’s mailbox

• Bring your own (include your mailing address if you want Santa to write you back), or fill out a postcard in Santa’s tent (postcards are available onsite).


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The Kent Winterfest Santa Parade route, starting at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. COURTESY GRAPHIC, City of Kent

The Kent Winterfest Santa Parade route, starting at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. COURTESY GRAPHIC, City of Kent

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