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Festival of Lights is Saturday at Home Savings Plaza

Santa will throw the switch to light up downtown Kent

Kent's annual Festival of Lights will start at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at with a performance by the Theodore Roosevelt High School ACES Choir.

Santa Claus will arrive via locomotive at 6 p.m. to throw the switch and light up downtown Kent for the holidays.

The annual event draws a few hundred families downtown, and organizers encourage visitors to get there early to find a place to park and get in line to see Santa.

Free hot chocolate will be provided at the festival, which is sponsored by the , Main Street Kent, Kent Junior Mothers, Kent Lions, Kent Kiwanis Club and the .

Children also will have access to a letter-writing station, so they can write their Christmas wishes to Santa.

Home Savings Plaza is located at the northwest corner of Main and Water streets in downtown Kent.

Diane Stresing November 30, 2011 at 05:35 PM
One of my favorite events of the year! ACES choir is EXCELLENT and I'm pretty old to admit this, but I'm excited by Santa's arrival. Still. :D

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