You Can Help Light Evergreen Arboretum In December

November 14, 2021

Events in Everett

This December the lights will return to the Evergreen Arboretum at Legion Park in north Everett, Washington. The lights were a big hit last year and this year they are expanding the number of strings and asking for donations to help build the biggest display yet. Here’s how you can participate.

You can add to this year’s lights. Photo courtesy Evergreen Arboretum

Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens will once again become a wonderland of lights, free for everyone to enjoy from 4 to 8 PM every night in December. Family Fun Saturdays on the 4 th, 11 th and 18 th from 4 to 6 PM include a gnome scavenger hunt and holiday items to bring home. Evergreen Arboretum is located in Everett’s American Legion Park at 145 Alverson Blvd.
Eileen Simmons, president of the Arboretum, explains, “Last year we organized very quickly to offer a holiday experience during the pandemic. We lit trees in the main path through the Arboretum. The response was overwhelmingly positive, and this year we are grateful to have received a grant from the City of Everett. Our sponsors have also been generous, allowing us to expand lights into all the gardens.”

“Our goal is to provide the community with a free outdoor activity everyone can enjoy. It’s part of our mission to be inspirational, educational and accessible. Our three Family Fun Saturdays in the early evening allow kids a special time to visit. On the 4 th, while they last, kids get small wintergreen plants to bring home and on the 11 th and 18th they can craft a luminary.”

“We thank our corporate sponsors, Lamoureux Real Estate, Sunnyside Nursery, Newland Construction for their generous support of Wintertide Lights. We are also humbled by the individuals who took the time to visit our website last year to donate.”

Donations are still needed for Wintertide Lights. A $25 donation can be applied to a strand of lights and a $50 donation allows us to add 50 feet of pathway lights. A donation of $100-500 lights a tree, depending on size. To donate click here.

The mission of the Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens is to create and maintain an inspirational arboretum and gardens accessible to all, internationally acclaimed and locally enjoyed for its plant diversity, original art and educational opportunities.


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