To: The many folks who helped make Snoqualmie’s Tree Lighting, Art Walk and Holiday Open House (held Dec. 1), so special; the City of Snoqualmie Arts Commission, Parks Department, and the Ridge Owner’s Association.
From: Santa and the downtown Snoqualmie merchants and businesses.
Downtown Snoqualmie was merry and bright, ready to host a holiday open house night
Lampposts and storefronts decorated so festively
Welcomed the season and beckoned invitingly
Artworks were hung by the fireside with care
In hope that admirers would soon be there
There was no rain, not a drop from the sky
Organizers breathed a much-relieved sigh
Children, their parents, friends and relatives, too
All the community gathered as the train whistle blew
Railroad Park glimmered with colorful light
The gazebo’s glow warmed the cool winter’s night
From musicians and choirs, carols did ring
Then the crowd joined in and started to sing
On came the engine with Santa full of glee
Everyone clapped and cheered as he lit up the tree
Wagon rides, treats, warm drinks did delight
It couldn’t have been a more wonderful night!
As dictated to Santa’s elf, Wendy Thomas, at Carmichael’s True Value Hardware in Snoqualmie