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Ivar's Clam Light, a Renton Holiday Tradition

Renton, WA residents join together each December at the Ivar's Clam Lights extravaganza for a Christmas light spectacular that would impress Clark Griswold.

Renton Christmas Lights

Ivar's Clam Lights, a local holiday tradition since 1994, illuminates Renton's shores throughout the month of December.  At the center of the holiday activity is Ivar's Seafood Restaurants, located at 1201 Lake Washington Boulevard N. in Renton.  The display wraps around to the water walk at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park for about a mile's walk of holiday magic with twinkling lights, visual displays, and live musical entertainment.

Clam Light Display Renton

Dancing Clam Lights Renton

The festivities begin at 6:15 p.m. on December 4 with the Dancing Clam and are followed by the official lighting at 7 p.m.  The event runs nightly through January 1 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.  While there, do not miss the Rainier Yacht Club Parade of Boats and Argosy Christmas Ships--and since you'll probably be hungry, stop at Ivar's Seafood Bar for a cup of their famous clam chowder.  And the best part of it all is--Ivar's Clam Lights is a free event. 

About Ivar's Seafood Restaurant

Ivar's Clam Lights is named for Ivar's Seafood Restaurant, an iconic Seattle area eatery. Known for its fresh clams and a history of folly, the restaurant is something Renton and Seattle area people know and love.

About Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park

The 57-acre Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park is located on the southeast shores of Lake Washington.  The park offers places to play, the option to spend time on the water and, of course, plenty of open green space. In the summer, you can often find families lounging on the beach enjoying the two miles of trails and swimming in Lake Washington. However, the family-friendly entertainment does not stop when the warm weather leaves. Throughout the fall and winter, the park is host to a variety of events like the iconic Ivar's Clam Lights festival. blog banner


Make Renton WA Your Home

Ivar's Clam Lights is just one of many family-friendly events held in and around Renton every year. There is always something to do in Renton for the entire family. Contact Sheri Goldman today to start your search for homes for sale in Renton WA.

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