Edmonds Chamber wraps up the year with community events

Photo by Cat in the Moon Photography

With only two pages left on your wall calendar, the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce wants to make sure you’ve marked those dates to close out the year. Chamber staff and volunteers look forward to bringing these celebrations to the community.

All businesses looking to align themselves with these crowded events and get their brand in front of thousands of eyes are encouraged to seek sponsorship. Contact Ryan Crowther [email protected] or Erica Sugg [email protected] for more information.

2022 Tree Lighting Ceremony: Up to 3,000 people attend this treasured event each year to witness the official lighting of the Centennial Plaza tree and ring in the holidays with complimentary cookies and hot beverages; festive music from the Maplewood Jazz Band, the Seattle Children’s Chorus and the North Sound Singers & Mosaic Choir – and a magical visit from Santa Claus. The chamber is delighted to announce Richard Taylor, Jr. as emcee this year. The event takes place from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, November 26 the ceremony begins at 4 p.m. Local nonprofits Clothes For Kids and Edmonds Food Bank will be collecting donations at the event. More information can be found here.

Letters to Santa Claus: Santa’s mailbox has been installed in front of the Edmonds Log Cabin Visitor Center at 120 5th Ave. N. Until December 16 The Elves team works hard to deliver Santa’s thoughtful, unique and cheerfully decorated responses to the letters he receives from young people in our community. With the popularity of this program growing year on year – almost 2,000 letters answered in 2021 – Mr. Claus’ head elf needs volunteers (Volunteer Registration) and financial support ( yes, even Santa has to pay the postage).

For those wishing to sponsor the tree lighting ceremony or letters to Santa, the deadline is this Friday, November 18.

A scene from the Connect Edmonds event from October 4, 2022. (Photo by Shea Sullivan Photography)

Connect Edmonds: Over 150 people turned out for the first Connect Edmonds, a new signature after-hours event connecting community leaders and business leaders. Round two will take place at Leftcraft in downtown Edmonds on December 6, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Enjoy bites and a cash bar, and listen to Lee Kindell, owner of the hugely popular Moto Pizza, talk of his big plans for Moto in Edmonds. (Exclusive sponsorship is available; first come, first served). RSVP here.

Room breakfast, end-of-year holiday edition: For the last networking breakfast of the year, the chamber ditches its routine lineup in favor of a casual morning party. Coffee and pastries are provided, and there’s also an optional treat exchange. Party attire is welcome but not required. Wednesday, December 7 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Edmonds Yacht Club.

In anticipation of 2023

  • Keep an eye out for a brand new Edmonds card at the start of the new year. Designed by local artist Elizabeth Person, this map will be both functional and beautiful enough to frame.
  • Edmonds Chamber’s Favorite Business Directory will also get a re-launch and will be distributed in early 2023. Any businesses or organizations wishing to be listed should ensure they register with the Chamber no later than December 5. More information at: edmondschamber.com/members/become_a_member.

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