Google hosted their fourth annual musical holiday lights show on the Cross Kirkland Corridor on Dec. 7. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Google hosted their fourth annual musical holiday lights show on the Cross Kirkland Corridor on Dec. 7. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Google lights up the night along Cross Kirkland Corridor

City of Kirkland and Google gather for holiday fun

Google hosted its fourth annual musical holiday lights show on the Cross Kirkland Corridor on Dec. 7.

Community members came out to the Google Kirkland campus to enjoy the llamas, a photo booth, caroling, hot cocoa and pictures with Blitz from the Seattle Seahawks. Around 5:30 p.m., Kirkland Mayor Amy Walen, along with Blitz, flipped the switch to turn on the 25,000 LED lights. The lights show was programmed by Google Kirkland engineers who set it all to holiday music.

Representatives from Hopelink was present to accept non-perishable food and unwrapped gifts, as were representatives from LifeWire, who were accepting unwrapped gifts. The Kirkland Downtown Association accepted donations for community support.


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Community members had the opportunity to meet and greet Blitz from the Seattle Seahawks. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Community members had the opportunity to meet and greet Blitz from the Seattle Seahawks. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Families enjoyed taking pictures by the Christmas tree on Dec. 7. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Families enjoyed taking pictures by the Christmas tree on Dec. 7. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Back by popular demand, attendees had the opportunity to pet and take pictures with the llamas. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Back by popular demand, attendees had the opportunity to pet and take pictures with the llamas. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

L-R: Google employee Lisa Yin enjoys the light show with friends Victoria Duan, Mylinh Pham, Stuti Sulgaonkar. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

L-R: Google employee Lisa Yin enjoys the light show with friends Victoria Duan, Mylinh Pham, Stuti Sulgaonkar. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

The 25,000 LED lights were switched on by Kirkland Mayer Amy Walen around 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 7. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

The 25,000 LED lights were switched on by Kirkland Mayer Amy Walen around 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 7. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

L-R: Melisa Lepinski, Russ Coed, and Kathy Scott watch the musical holiday lights show from the skybridge. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

L-R: Melisa Lepinski, Russ Coed, and Kathy Scott watch the musical holiday lights show from the skybridge. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

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