Holiday Events

Singing Christmas Tree

Dec 7th – 23rd

Tickets are $9-$23, Friday/Saturday/Sundays starting Dec 3rd through Dec 21st.  Click here for more details.

This is the 50th anniversary of this production. Ive been to this production and it is amazing.  It is hosted at Life Center Church on S19th street in Tacoma.  The music is great and its a great venue for the kiddos. The price is right too!  I highly recommend this one.

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

Kent Winterfest

December 1rd 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
Kent,WA 98032


Point Defiance Zoo- Nov 23th -Jan1st

Open every night except Dec 24th. from 5-9pm.  Prices $7 online and $8.25 at the gate.

I have been to Zoolights many times and the kids always love running around the zoo and aquarium and watching all the lights.  The zoo also has a light recycling program, where you drop off lights that do not work any longer rather than throwing them in your own trash.  The money made from recycling these lights go into the conservation fund and help support the animals at the zoo. This year they have added Santa scuba-ing with sharks and ZIPLINING!

Fantasy Lights 

Spanaway Park – Nov 22nd – Jan 1st

5:30-9pm.  $13/vehicle, $28/mini bus, $45/bus

If you have a packed vehicle, then this might be cheaper than Zoolights.  This is a drive through venue, rather than a walk through like with Zoolights.  The displays are just as good at both venues however.  They even have a locally broadcast station (93.7) you can listen to the Christmas music as you see all the different displays. * for picture and CBS Seattle

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.

Victorian Holiday Celebration

Conservatory at Wright Park Dec 1th 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.

Winter Wonderland

Northwest Trek – Dec 26th -Jan 1st

December 26th to Jan 1st, bundle up and flock to the Northwest Trek to enjoy watching the animals with holiday themed enrichment.  After walking the zoo and taking a tram ride, go inside to learn all about how animals prepare for the winter months.  Activities are included with admission and appropriate for all ages.  Bring a coat and a thermos with hot chocolate because everything but the activities are out-of-doors.

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.



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