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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Everett’s Wintertide returns with new format


EVERETT, Wash. – Wintertide is returning with an all new format, changing from a single-day City-led event, to a multi-week community holiday celebration. The Wintertide celebration will kick off on Nov. 28, Small Business Saturday, and run through the end of the year.

This year, the primary goal of Wintertide is to promote pandemic-safe holiday activities in Everett and help local small businesses capitalize on holiday season shopping. 

“Wintertide is about bringing the community together to celebrate the spirit of the season,” said Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin. “This year our focus is on supporting our local businesses and restaurants, and creative ways to enjoy safe, holiday fun.”

Beloved Wintertide elements will return with a COVID-19-safe format this year. Santa will visit neighborhoods thanks to the Everett Fire Department, who will drive Santa around in a fire truck to wave at families as they watch from the safety of their homes. The Everett Public Library and Imagine Children’s Museum will offer home-based holiday activities for families.

Holiday lighting is getting a boost thanks to the Downtown Everett Association and the Evergreen Arboretum, who are adding new outdoor light displays for the community to enjoy.

“Expanding the format to a multi-week celebration is hopefully the start of a new tradition that not only boosts our local economy, but also creates programs that everyone in Everett can enjoy,” said Franklin.

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