Yakima Transit will provide free shuttle bus service to the Yakima Arboretum’s 2019 Luminaria Candle-Lit Walk event on Friday, December 13th and Saturday, December 14th.

Shuttle buses will run continuously from the parking lot of the current U-Haul (former K-Mart parking lot) located south of Highway 24. The Arboretum is located just north of that location. Buses will load passengers in the parking lot and take them directly to the Arboretum’s Jewett Interpretive Center.

Yakima Transit shuttle buses will run from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm on both Friday (Dec. 13) and Saturday (Dec 14) with the event runing from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Because no vehicle traffic will be allowed on the Arboretum’s grounds this year, congestion will be alleviated making it generally safer.

Last year, Yakima Transit provided 6,393 passenger trips during the 2-day event.

The Arboretum’s annual Luminaria Walk features a loop trail through the Arboretum’s landscape lit by the light of more than 1,000 candles.  While walking the trail, visitors will enjoy listening to music from the Arboretum’s Carillon Bell Tower and see groves of trees strung with thousands of twinkling lights.

Inside the Jewett Interpretative Center, Starbuck’s coffee and Tree Top apple cider will be served. Live music will be performed by a variety of local artists in the Center. Children will be invited to take part in various crafts activities in the Center and everyone can enjoy browsing the Arboretum’s Tree House Gift Shop.

New this year, the Arboretum is hosting a coat and blanket drive.

Visit https://www.ahtrees.org/ for more information or call 575-6175 or visit https://yakimatransit.org/ for more about bus routes and the free shuttle.

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