Embrace the holidays at Marysville’s annual Merrysville for the Holiday events including the Electric Lights Parade and Tree Lighting on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 4 to 9 p.m. in Comeford Park, 6th & State. In addition, families will be able to enjoy musical performances; interact with live baby reindeer; explore outdoor vendors including nine delicious food trucks; see snow in the park; and take pictures with Santa.
The Electric Lights Parade features a flotilla of vehicles, floats and walking groups decked out in glistening holiday lights. There is good word that Santa will be there, too! The parade begins at 6:30 p.m. and travels south on State Avenue from the former courthouse at 1015 State Ave. to Comeford Park.
“This will be the city’s largest Merrysville for the Holidays event yet,” said Kristen Rasmussen, Recreation Supervisor. “We are excited to provide this fun night of magic for the community to enjoy and kick off the holiday season.”
Following the parade, everyone is invited to count down with Mayor Jon Nehring for the tree lighting in Comeford Park at about 7:15 p.m. Free visits with Santa will begin immediately after the tree lighting; be sure to bring a camera to capture photos. Please leave pets at home.
Come hungry and ready to enjoy the tasty food and warm holiday drinks from food trucks available throughout the event: Big Red Truck, Black Sea Food Truck, Cascara Coffee Company, Dreamy Drinks, Kettle & Pop, Little Jamie’s Mini Donuts, Meatheads Beer Works, QT Food Truck and The Food Atlas.
To join the parade, please register by Monday, Nov. 28, at www.marysvillewa.gov/merrysville. Cost is $25 per entry (individual or group). Participants should plan to arrive at the former Municipal Court parking lot at 5 p.m. on parade day.
Outdoor vendor spaces in Comeford Park are available for $30. To register as a vendor, contact Kristen Rasmussen at email@example.com.
Thank you to event sponsors Coastal Community Bank and Village Concepts of Marysville Grandview Village.
Because large crowds are expected for this annual event, plan ahead for parking and traffic impacts on Saturday, Dec. 3.
For more information, visit www.marysvillewa.gov/merrysville or call the Parks, Culture and Recreation Office at 360-363-8400.