The holiday lights are on at Town Square Plaza in downtown Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent

The holiday lights are on at Town Square Plaza in downtown Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent

Kent celebrates Winterfest with tree lighting, parade | Photos

Residents participated in the holiday happenings at Town Square Plaza, Kent Station

It was a magical evening of music, fun, freebies, Santa, a parade and lights at the downtown Kent Winterfest Holiday Tree Lighting and Parade, according to the city of Kent Parks Department.

People showed up Saturday, Dec. 4 to enjoy the parade through Kent Station and historic downtown, to listen to high school bands and choirs and to watch the tree lighting at Town Square Plaza, 115 Second Ave. N., near West Smith Street. The lights will remain on display at the park throughout the holidays.

“All of us here at the City of Kent government would like to send a special thank you to our friends at Kent Station, Kent Downtown Partnership and the Kent Lions & Foundation Club for the partnership on this month of holiday happenings,” according to a city Facebook posting.


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Children and their parents showed up at Town Square Plaza on Dec. 4 in downtown Kent to participate in Winterfest activities. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent

Children and their parents showed up at Town Square Plaza on Dec. 4 in downtown Kent to participate in Winterfest activities. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent

City of Kent Public Works crews decorated on of their large trucks to participate in the annual parade Dec. 4 in downtown Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent

City of Kent Public Works crews decorated on of their large trucks to participate in the annual parade Dec. 4 in downtown Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent

Kent City Council members walked in the annual holiday parade Dec. 4 downtown. From left to right are Toni Troutner, Satwinder Kaur, Bill Boyce, Zandria Michaud, Marli Larimer and Brenda Fincher. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent

Kent City Council members walked in the annual holiday parade Dec. 4 downtown. From left to right are Toni Troutner, Satwinder Kaur, Bill Boyce, Zandria Michaud, Marli Larimer and Brenda Fincher. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent

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