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The Weekend List: South Sound Fun for Kids and Families for November 23rd-25th

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Looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend in Tacoma, Auburn, Lakewood, Olympia, or another South Sound spot?  You’ve come to the right place for a whole list of affordable South Sound fun for kids and families this weekend.

If you’re headed north or south, you’ll want to check out the fantastic list over at ThriftyNWmom compiled by super bargain sleuth Sia of Centsible in Seattle.

Friday

Special Kids’ Lego workshop at City Blocks. You may still be able to get your kiddo in on the 1PM session.

Special PG rated version of Dream Girls from the DASH Center with pay as you will admission Friday only

 Zoolights begins at Pt.Defiance Zoo Zoo admission gets pricey. SFM recommends investing in an annual pass (Christmas gift from grandma?) unless you can take advantage of monthly free days for city of Tacoma residents.

Franciscan Polar Plaza opens for skating in downtown Tacoma

Got Princesses? Tree lighting, stories, and special guests at A Simple Wish in Puyallup Tickets 17.95 a person. Call for reservations Also Saturday There is also an open house at Simple Wish the day of the Santa Parade, and a Belle event later in the month.

Tree Lighting in Edgewood Santa, too.

Bridge Lighting and Fireworks at the Old Cannery in Sumner Begins at 5PM See the Old Cannery Facebook page, or this helpful article from our friends at Sumner/Bonney Lake Patch for more detail.

Saturday

South King County

StoryTime at Southcenter/Tukwila Barnes and Noble 11AM Every Saturday in the children’s section

Water Weekends at HCC Mast at Redondo Every Saturday you can get up close with critters in the touch tanks and learn about sea life from 10-2 Here’s their Facebook page

Santa arrives at Kent Station (He’s at most area malls, too).

Puyallup/Sumner/Greater Pierce County

The reindeer are in at Watson’s nursery in Puyallup Santa during most hours, too. Ongoing event

Sleigh Rides and Santa at the Old Cannery in Sumner Santa Land weekends beginning the 23rd and going through December 23rd. Carriage Rides weekends beginning the 15th of December Check their Facebook page for update

Got Princesses? Tree lighting, stories, and special guests at A Simple Wish in Puyallup Tickets 17.95 a person. Call for reservations Also Saturday There is also an open house at Simple Wish the day of the Santa Parade, and a Belle event later in the month.

Tacoma

Winter Farmer’s Market in Proctor

Charlotte’s Web story times, movies, and crafts at Tacoma Public Library branches

Tree Lighting and Sound of Music Sing Along in Downtown Tacoma Tree lighting is a free community event. Tickets to the Sound of Music sing along are 24.00. Get them half off through Goldstar. Choose, “All events,” on the right hand side and scroll down until you spot it.

 Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Lake (Drive-Thru) Ongoing event through New Years

Gig Harbor/Kitsap/Beyond

Santa arrives at Uptown in Gig Harbor

Special all ages drop in time from 9:30-11:30 at Jump! in Gig Harbor

If you’re one of my Kitsap area readers, you’ll also enjoy the Kitsap Macaroni Kid. You can sign up for Diane’s newsletter to get the scoop on all kinds of events around you!

Lacey/Olympia

Saturday Story time at the Olympia Barnes and Noble 1PM  Ongoing event

The new Hands-On Children’s Museum in Olympia is open! Have you read our reader mom review?

View chum salmon returning at the Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail open through the 25th including the day after Thanksgiving

Sunday

Parade and tree lighting in Olympia Also carriage rides and Santa visits  live caroling and Santa photos available Saturdays through December

 Zoolights at Pt.Defiance Zoo Zoo admission gets pricey. SFM recommends investing in an annual pass (Christmas gift from grandma?) unless you can take advantage of monthly free days for city of Tacoma residents.

Franciscan Polar Plaza is open for skating in downtown Tacoma

 Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Lake (Drive-Thru) Ongoing event through New Years

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