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No parking at Yakima Arboretum during annual candle-lit walk

Luminaria Walk 2016 at Yakima Area Arboretum (Photo: Marie Schurk)

YAKIMA, Wash. - People will have the chance to walk by candlelight at a free event in Yakima.

The Yakima Area Arboretum is hosting its annual Luminaria Walk December 7 and 8, during the dark hours of 6 to 10 p.m.

Organizers said over 1,000 candles will be lit showing walkers the way.

This event will likely have visitors bundling up. According to the National Weather Service of Pendleton, temperatures in Yakima are expected to be in the low 30s and upper 20s both evenings.

No vehicles will be allowed at the Arboretum during this year’s event, Yakima Transit Manager Alvie Maxey said. Maxey said this will alleviate congestion and improve visitor safety.

Yakima Transit will again be offering free shuttle rides from the U-Haul, or former Kmart parking lot across the street from the event to the front doors of the Jewett Interpretive Center at the Arboretum, where Starbuck’s coffee and Tree Top apple cider will be served. Shuttles will run from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. on both days.

The event will also feature live music and activities for kids, according to a press release from the city of Yakima.

More information on this event, and other Arboretum events, can be found here.

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