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A Winter Celebration of Brightness + Creativity

Coyote Central and Seattle Happy Places ran a community-driven initiative called Seattle Happy Lights in the winter of 2020.  It was an invitation to create luminarias to lighten one's windows during the shortest days of the year, be in community with each other, and contribute to happy places and neighborhoods.


Inspired by the designs of students in Coyote Central’s CRE8 2 cohort, Coyote provided luminaria kits to the public, leading up to a virtual luminaria celebration on December 20th, 2020.

Luminarias kits

The CRE8 students put so much time and energy into creating their luminarias. Throughout the week leading up to the event, we will be releasing each student's project and a little bit about them.


 Kits available for pick-up at Coyote had varying supplies based on the design. All kits included a white bag, jar, battery-powered tea light, and a balloon. 

There was a suggested donation of $5-15 per kit. Any excess funds will go to an organization selected by the CRE8 students. 

No one was turned away for lack of funds!


Questions: contact

Want to donate to the CRE8 organization of choice?

Any excess funds are going to an organization selected by the CRE8 students.

CRE8 Students, How-to-Guides, Luminarias

Upcoming Event

  • Seattle Happy Lights
    Seattle Happy Lights
    Sun, Dec 20
    Online Celebration
    Dec 20, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Online Celebration
    Hear directly from some of the CRE8 students on how they found their inspiration, what supplies they used, and what they learned. They will even provide some suggestions or spin-offs for participants still working on their luminarias! We will celebrate by lighting our luminarias together!
Thank You

Thank you to Coyote Central and the students of CRE8 for the opportunity to collaborate. 


A special thank you to bryn for her tireless energy and efforts towards this project.

Learn more about Coyote and all of the current virtual programming!

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