Celebrate the Holiday Season at Heritage Park

Santa Claus will be visiting Heritage Park on Dec. 7.
Santa Claus will be visiting Heritage Park on Dec. 7.

Lynnwood’s charming Heritage Park will be hosting a celebration of the upcoming holiday season with an open house on Dec. 7.

Even though everything has the look of the approaching winter season, you will still get a warm welcome from the friendly volunteers at the park. The lights will be on and the welcome mats out.

Place: Heritage Park – Poplar Way and Alderwood Mall Parkway, Lynnwood.

Time: 1–4:00 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 7

The Alderwood Manor Heritage Association’s Heritage Cottage will be hosting an early visit from Santa Claus. Have your picture taken with Santa in a cozy and festive setting in front of the fireplace at the Cottage. Bring your grandchildren, children or just yourself, and don’t forget your camera.

Coffee, hot cider, apple juice and cookies will be served.

Browse the current exhibit featuring the military veterans of Lynnwood/Alderwood Manor and nearby communities, as well as the interesting happenings on the home front during WWII.

There is a barrel for donations to the Lynnwood Food Bank. Don’t forget those less fortunate — give a donation of non-perishable food so that no one goes to bed hungry.

Sno-Isle Genealogical Society’s Humble House, the little white house on the hill, will have its door open for visitors to browse their vast collection of genealogical and historical records and books, which contain not only local facts, but also information about our counties, Washington State, the United States, and much of the world. Learn how you can find your roots.

This historical house, once home to early-day Alderwood Manor family Albert and Mildred Humble and their two daughters Mary and Janice, will be decorated for the season. Cookies will be served. There is a barrel for donations to the Lynnwood Food Bank of non-perishable food items.

The South Snohomish County Visitor Center in the historic Wickers Building will be decorated for the season, and for those with a sweet tooth, two young volunteers will be handing out candy.

Visit the alcove with its Lynnwood history story-board and the Snohomish County Women’s Legacy exhibit. The heritage museum located on the second floor will have its door open as well.

The Snohomish County Tourism Board is helping to keep the youth of Snohomish County warm this holiday season by sponsoring a blanket drive at its visitor information centers, including this one in Lynnwood’s Heritage Park. Each of us can help by donating a blanket. New blankets, twin-size or larger, will be accepted through Dec. 21.  Blankets will go to at-risk boys, ages 8 to 18, in a group home program, with locations in Lynnwood, Everett and Tulalip This group home program is served by non-profit Pioneer Human Services.  For more information visit: https://pioneerhumanservices.org.

The tourism center will also have a barrel for donations of non-perishable food items for the Lynnwood Food Bank. Please be generous in remembering those less fortunate — let’s help keep them warm and well-fed this winter.

Not to be left out, the city will have the Seattle-Everett trolley barn decorated for the holidays. Visit Interurban Car 55 and learn about the importance of the Seattle-Everett Interurban rail line in the settlement of the area we now know as Lynnwood.

 By Betty Lou Gaeng

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