Very Merry Sammamish 2019

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City of Sammamish has plans to kick off the holidays with its largest Very Merry Sammamish celebration to-date. The event will take place on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm., at Sammamish Commons Plaza with the tree lighting scheduled for 6:30 pm inside City Hall.

This highly-anticipated, family-friendly event is a Sammamish tradition that brings the community together to share a festive evening of activities, food and entertainment. This year the event has been expanded to include even more holiday lights as well as two entertainment stages featuring school choirs and youth dance performances. In addition, music will be provided by the Eastside Fire & Rescue Holiday Truck and food trucks and other vendors will be on site with treats for purchase. Other fun activities include face painting and photos with Santa, along with game booths and craft booths promising fun for all ages.

Additionally, one of the most popular event activities, the holiday petting zoo, will offer visitors a chance to meet a camel, alpacas, sheep, rabbits, guinea pigs and many other friendly animals.

In an effort to ensure a merry holiday for more local children, residents are encouraged to bring any new, unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots toy drive. Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corp Reserve which distributes toys to children who may otherwise not receive gifts for the holidays.

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Special Guests & Activities

Santa Owen  
Old McDebbie's Petting Zoo
Painted Palaces Ice Princess, Ice Queen, Glass Slipper
FunRents Face Painting
City of Sammamish  Faux Snow underneath Pergola
ESF&R Reindeer Truck with Festive Music
Sammamish Youth Board Cookie Decorating

Stage Schedules

Stage 1 Indoor - Council Chambers Stage 2 Outdoor - Plaza Tent (heated)
5:00-5:20 pm Harpist – Leslie McMichael 5:00-5:10 pm POMS Cheer
5:20-5:40 pm Carson Elementary Choir 5:15-5:25 pm  Sunny Hills Elementary Choir
5:50-6:20 pm Challenger Elementary Choir    5:30-6:00 pm Eastlake High Carolers
6:25-6:40 pm Mayor Welcome/Tree Lighting 6:00-7:00 pm Glass House Dance
6:40-7:10 pm Blackwell Elementary Choir 7:10-7:40 pm  “Terra Musica” Creekside Elementary
7:20-8:00 pm      Sammamish Symphony    


Activity Booths with Giveaways
Glass House Dance  BECU
World Taekwondo Center Redmond Ridge Pediatric Dentistry
Nurture Kids Dentistry Foundation Baptist Church


Food Vendors 
The Ultimate Melt  Gourmet Grilled Cheese
Fisher Scones Original fair scones smothered in raspberry jam & whipped butter!
Simply Kettle Corn Kettle Corn


Mary Queen of Peace Church
Skyline High School
Sammamish Lutheran Church


Presenting Sponsor
Glass House Dance


Event Sponsors
World Taekwondo Center
Melanie Smith Studios
*Photo courtesy of Melanie Smith Studios


Supporting Sponsors
Redmond Ridge Pediatric Dentistry
Nurture Kids Dentistry


Toys for Tots – US Marine Corps collecting new unwrapped toys through December 12. Drop off at Sammamish City Hall Police Station during Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.


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