Luminaria 2019


Friday, December 13, 2019
Saturday, December 14, 2019
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM 


This is a free event 

(donations and/or sponsorships gladly accepted) 


Music Schedule

Friday, December 13

6PM - Christ the Teacher Catholic School Choir

7PM - Doug Rich

8PM - Yakima Christmas Quartet

Saturday, December 14

6PM - Flute Troupe of Yakima

7PM - Good News



Yakima Area Arboretum - Grounds
1401 Arboretum Drive
Yakima, WA 98901

Driving Directions 

A Candle-lit Walk 

Come see why hundreds of families return year after year to enjoy this magical holiday event!

Luminaria features a .8 mile loop trail through the Arboretum's wintery landscape, lit by the light of over a 1000 candles. The trail is flat and suitable for all walkers. 

Be sure to dress for the weather and please leave your pets at home!  Pets on the trail can create a walking hazard for others. Only service animals will be allowed at Luminaria.

Holiday Happenings

While on the trail enjoy listening to music from the Arboretum’s Carillon Bell Tower and view the lights in the trees. Inside you can warm up with cups of Tree Top apple cider, Starbucks coffee, and hot chocolate, all while enjoying live music, children's crafts, and shopping in the Tree House Gift Shop. If you are hungry,  Blissful Bites and What I Crave will be parked in our Founder's Courtyard.

This year we will be hosting a Coat and Blanket Drive. Please bring clean, new or gently used coats and/or blankets to help our community stay warm this winter. All donations will be given to organizations that suport those in our community in need.

Park and Ride! 

The entrance drive into the Arboretum will be closed to all traffic, except those with passes, starting at 5:00 PM both nights. 

Yakima Transit is offering a FREE shuttle from the U-Haul parking lot across the street to the front doors of the Jewett Interpretive Center. You are also welcome to park at U-Haul and walk to the Arboretum.

Those with official handicap parking stickers or pre-arranged Arboretum parking passes can park in designated parking areas at the Arboretum during the event. 

Please Note: If you have a recognized pass you will not be able to turn directly from Highway 24/Nob Hill Blvd into the Arboretum. To access to the Arboretum- turn into the U-Haul parking then follow the shuttle route back across the street at the stoplight and present your pass at the gate.

Thank You For Helping Us Light Up The Night!