I don’t know about you, but the fact December starts on a Saturday is really messing with my head. So much to do the first weekend in December, there is NO way I can hit all my favorites. What are you doing this weekend?
Victorian Country Christmas Festival
Puyallup Nov 28th -Dec 2th
Wednesday November 30th through Sunday December 4th from 10-9pm (10-6pm on Sunday), enjoy a festival of fun. Entrance is
- $10 for adults
- $8 for Seniors/Students
- $7 for military
- Children 5 and under are FREE!
People dress in period Victorian dress and shop a Victorian themed marketplace as well as other crafters, vendors. Children events take place throughout the day and include Santa tram rides, carolers and more. Click here for coupon information. Parking is also free at the Puyallup Fairgrounds
Festival of Trees to Support Mary Bridge Childrens Hosiptal
Dec 1st & 2nd at Tacoma Convention Center
Adults $6/ Children 13-18 $2/ Children under 13years old are FREE
Come play games in the lobby, take a craft home to share with someone special, have your picture taken with Santa and find unique treasures in the Gift Shop. Festival brings out the holidays spirit in us all with fun activities for the whole family.But, good news, general admission to admire the trees, the lavish gifts underneath them, partake of the great local entertainment is only $6 for adults and $2 for students. Children under age 12 are FREE! My family loves the music, the tree lights and its a great way to spend the afternoon in downtown Tacoma. To keep from having to pay to park on the city streets, park at the Tacoma Dome, ride the free light rail to the Convention Center. We also usually pay to get the kids pictures taken with Santa there. They have a really good one! There are also games and fun little things to keep the kiddos busy right outside the tree venue, but they cost tickets. Pretty reasonable, but just as a heads up.
Conservatory at Wright Park Dec 1st 10-3pm
At the Conservatory in Wright Park in Tacoma, from 10-3pm, staff and volunteers dress in period Victorian dress will answer questions, serve refreshments and take donations of socks, mittens or cash for the Tacoma Rescue Mission family shelter. You can even purchase a Santa picture with the whole family for $15. This is a very noble cause and think of the look on your kids faces when they are able to pick out and donate the socks and mittens of their choice.
December 1st from 3:30-9pm
A Holiday Reading, Santa Parade and Tree Lighting are part of the festivities at the 31st annual Winterfest presented by the Kent Lions Club.
Town Square Plaza
2nd Ave N & W Harrison St
19th Century Christmas at Ft Nisqualy
Ft. Nisqualy at Point Defiance: December 1, 2012. 11am-4pm
Adults: $7.50/ Kids(4-17): $5/ Military, Student, Senior $6
Experience a real old-fashioned Christmas! Take a break from the hustle and bustle of modern holidays and step back in time to savor the lilting sounds of penny whistles, the aroma of ginger biscuits, Christmas dances and the slower pace of the Christmas season in 1855.