A large gathering of Mountlake Terrace residents braved the light rain and 40-degree weather on Friday night to attend the city’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Volunteers handed out coffee, hot cocoa and cookies. Then, just before 7 p.m., students from Mountlake Terrace and Terrace Park elementary schools kicked things off with a choir performance of Christmas carols.
Santa was given a special escort on a Fire District 1 fire truck. Then, the tree was lit just before 7:30 p.m.
–Photos by Natalie Covate