South Sound Weekend Kids’ Calendar: Family Fun And Things To Do November 28th-30th

Looking for something kid friendly to do this weekend?

Here’s our weekly guide to South Sound area fun with activities for Tacoma, Puyallup, Olympia, and Your South Sound home!

You’ll find a list just like this-just for the South Sound-every Friday morning!

Headed elsewhere? There is always lots more to explore  at ThriftyNWmom  thanks to frugal fun finder, Annaliese, of Grays Harbor Deals!

You can say hello to the reindeer at Watson's Nursery. Santa will also be on hand select days. No Photo courtesy of Watson's Nursery

You can say hello to the reindeer at Watson’s Nursery. Santa will also be on hand select days. Photo courtesy of Watson’s Nursery

Ongoing Holiday Events

Reindeer at Watson’s nursery, holiday events at The Old Cannery, Santa at the fairgrounds, Skating at the Polar Plaza in downtown Tacoma-See our holiday events guides for all the details.

Fantasy Lights at Lake Spanaway

Zoolights at Point Defiance Zoo

Friday

Kids’ Night Out at Pump It Up in Tacoma  Every Friday  Registration and fees required-kids enjoy jumping and pizza, while you get some grown-up time!  They also have a drop n shop event this afternoon.

 Got Princesses? Tree lighting, stories, and special guests at A Simple Wish in Puyallup Tickets $20/person. Call for reservations. Also enjoy “Christmas with Belle” on December 14th. Events sell out, so get tickets in advance if this is a must do for your princess! 

Tree Lighting in Edgewood-Santa and more!

Bridge Lighting and holiday fun at The Old Cannery in Sumner

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Happy Thanksgiving!

From my turkeys to yours…….Happy Thanksgiving!

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Here at Sounds Fun Mom, we are truly thankful for you, our readers. Without you…….it’s just typing!

If you’d like to do something after you eat, Fantasy Lights at Lake Spanaway opens tonight!

See this post for your Fantasy Lights info. and coupon for 2014.

If you’re trying to entertain a whole pack of visiting relatives never fear! I’ll have your whole list of South Sound family events and activities up tomorrow morning! 

I’ll see you then! 

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It’s Our Season of Giveaways! Win Tickets to A Christmas Carol at Sumner ManeStage!

It’s the holiday season, and that means it’s time for Sounds Fun Mom’s annual season of giveaways!

That’s right-If you’re new here, every year about this time, I give away tickets to one fabulous South Sound event each week. Just because I love you, and I love the businesses and groups who work with us.

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I know…….it’s kind of mushy! At any rate, if you’re not already following the site somehow, I’d encourage you to become an email subscriber, follow me on Twitter, like the site on Facebook. OR just make sure that you make Sounds Fun Mom an everyday habit!

With that out of the way…….

I’m giving away a family 4 pack of tickets to A Christmas Carol with our friends at ManeStage Theatre Company in Sumner.

It’s the heartwarming, Dicken’s story you know with Scrooge, the ghosts of Christmas past, Tiny Tim, and its enduring message about what really matters. It would be a great one to share with the whole family. I think elementary aged children and up would probably enjoy it the most.

If you haven’t yet discovered ManeStage Theater, you really should. They’re committed to producing quality, family friendly productions that showcase their actors and enhance the community. In other words, they’re the kind of group worth supporting!

The show runs November 29th-December 20th right in Sumner (You know we LOVE local)!  Our winner gets to PICK the show to attend! Woot!

 

and, on to the contest….

If you’ve never commented before, yours will go to moderation first, but I promise I’ll get them approved just as fast as I can.

I’ll draw a winner Friday morning, and you’ll have 24 hours to respond. Puh-leze leave an email you check and check back for the announcement of the winner. Good Luck!

Where To Get Santa Photos For Free

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Looking for somewhere to get a Free photo with Santa near Tacoma, Puyallup, or beyond? We’re here to help! Full disclosure-we go to, “Our,” Santa for a professional photo every year, but I’m a big believer in budgeting for the things that matter most to you this time of year. If you need to save […]

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South Sound Weekend Kids’ Calendar: Family Fun And Things To Do November 21st-23rd!

Friday night is family science night at the Science Dome at Pierce College, or go Saturday for one of their regular, weekly films on the science dome screen.

Looking for something kid friendly to do this weekend? Here’s our weekly guide to South Sound area fun with activities for Tacoma, Puyallup, Olympia, and Your South Sound home! You’ll find a list just like this-just for the South Sound-every Friday morning! Headed elsewhere? There is always lots more to explore  at ThriftyNWmom  thanks to frugal fun […]

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Northwest Santa: The Santa That Comes To You!

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  Have you heard of the Santa that will come to your house for FREE? I know it sounds too good to be true, but I promise it isn’t! Northwest Santa is in its 5th year of sending St.Nick out for personal visits. Santa will come for a home visit with children under 10 or children with […]

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Keep Your Pets Healthy And Happy With Royal Canin

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  I thought it was about time I introduced you to the baby of the family! I know……isn’t he the most handsome thing ever? Now, I know this is a site about kids’ activities, but I also know that many of you consider your four-legged friends every bit a member of the family. As you […]

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Tickets On Sale For Santa Breakfasts-Plus A Sneak Peek At Our Holiday Events Guide!

A quick note to let you know that we’ve updated our list of Santa Breakfasts, and (drumroll, please….) our great, big list of South Sound holiday events. There are still a few happenings we’re working on adding, but there is definitely plenty to look over and mark on your calendar! If you do want in […]

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Free Jumping, Pizza, and Birthday Cake When You Help Film A New Ad Tuesday At Pump It Up!

  Hey, Tacoma area friends-looking for something to do tomorrow? Our fabulous sponsors at, Pump It Up  are filming a new commercial on Tuesday November 18th from 12:45-2:45,  and if you’re willing to have your kiddos be in it, they can jump for FREE and have FREE pizza and birthday cake! Sounds like a ton […]

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South Sound Nutcracker Performances

Updated for 2014 Here is my round up of South Sound Nutcracker Performances for 2013. I will have at least one Nutcracker giveaway later in the season, and we may see more performances pop up on daily deal sites. I’ll leave it up to you as to whether you want to wait and take your […]

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