Join us Dec 16! See Images of Christmas Ships & Bonfires Over 22 Years

Join us Dec 16! See Images of Christmas Ships & Bonfires Over 22 Years

Learn about the history of the Bonfire and Christmas Ships.  Who makes the bonfires? How many Christmas Ships have come to O.O. Denny Park? Join us on December 16th to learn about this and much more.

This is the time of year when we get together with friends and family to celebrate and share our many holiday traditions. One such tradition is our sojourn to O.O Denny Park to greet the Christmas Ship with its carolers and entourage of smaller vessels that come to the park’s shores to serenade us each December.

An important part of this event is the wonderful bonfire built by members of our community that keeps us warm as we sing along with the carolers and greet friends and neighbors that have come to the park to share in this tradition. The Christmas Ship, lit with hundreds of lights that dance in its reflection as it pauses along the lake shore, together with smaller gaily decorated boats that amass around it, presents a colorful spectacle as the bonfire lights up the shoreline.

You are invited to join us on Monday, December 16th, at 7:00 PM for a presentation of the history of the bonfire and the Christmas Ships. We will hear from Jim Lloyd who has organized the bonfire for the last twenty two years and we will see images of the different Christmas Ships and bonfires that have graced the shores of Seattle waterways over many years.

We hope you’ll join us. Friends and family are welcome. Please send your confirmation along with the number of people who will be attending with you to Barbara Radford via e-mail at baradford@comcast.net, or you can call 425 820 2413. Bonnie Rimawi is hosting this event and once your confirmation is received, we will get back to you with details and directions.

Christmas Ship Bonfire

Christmas Ship Bonfire

 

 

 

Barbara Radford

Barbara Radford

 

Contact Barbara Radford to learn more about participating in upcoming History Project meetings and presentations. The History Project is a Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance committee researching and documenting early Finn Hill settlers. baradford@Comcast.net or call 425 820 2413

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