Holiday lights brighten up the city of Mercer Island in this 2020 photo. Courtesy photo

Holiday lights brighten up the city of Mercer Island in this 2020 photo. Courtesy photo

City will be aglow with Illuminate MI

  • Thursday, November 18, 2021 1:30pm
  • News

Illuminate MI will return to the Island after a successful event last year.

The city and its partners are bringing seasonal cheer to the Island with festive lights at the Outdoor Sculpture Gallery, along 78th Avenue Southeast, in Mercerdale Park and at the Mercer Island Thrift Shop.

Events and activities on tap are: Harvest Market (Nov. 21), Letters To Santa (Nov. 25-Dec. 23), Yogabliss Practices of Gratitude (Nov. 25), Lights at Aljoya (Nov. 26-Jan. 1), Youth and Family Services Foundation Tree Lot (Nov. 27-Dec. 12), Small Business Saturday (Nov. 27), Lights Up at the J (Nov. 28-Jan. 3), Menorah Lighting (Dec. 2) and more.

“This is really exciting. This is the kickoff to the holiday season and to support all of our businesses,” said City Manager Jessi Bon in her report at the Nov. 16 city council meeting.

Title sponsors are Island Books and John L. Scott, and event sponsors are the Stroum Jewish Community Center, Realogics and Aljoya.

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