South Sound Fun for Kids and Families for December 3rd-7th

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Looking for South Sound family fun? Kids’ activities in Tacoma, Puyallup, Gig Harbor, or your neck of the woods?

You’ve come to the right place! Here’s my list of fun and affordable things to do with the kids in and around the South Sound this week!

Ongoing: Story time is back at  all area libraries! Every day this week, there are multiple events for all ages. Here is the link for Pierce County (change the date in the calendar on the left). Here is the link for the Tacoma Public Library (change the date in the calendar on the left). If you’re one of my Thurston County readers, here is the link to Timberland regional library. Use the calendar to the left to look for kids’ story times. Here is the link for my Kitsap readers, and here is the link to the King County Library System (You can search by individual library).

Ongoing Holiday Events:

 Zoolights at Pt.Defiance Zoo

Franciscan Polar Plaza ice skating in downtown Tacoma

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

Monday

Rain got you down? I have lists of bounce house places, indoor playgrounds, and malls with soft play sections. Make a play date and grab a little pumpkin latte, why don’t you? Did you know Pump it Up in Tacoma has re-opened? It’s true!

Milk and Cookies with Santa at the Supermall  10AM free event for kids under 6 and parents. Free with Momtopia membership (also free; sign up online or at Customer Service by the Nordstrom’s Rack)

Registration opens at noon for the next free PBS Sparks program at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma. It’s the Electric Company, and it’s coming up on the 8th for kids 6-10 years old. These free programs fill lightning fast and registration is now online only. Be ready if you want in!

Tuesday

It’s 1.00 day at the Starplex in Federal Way  Tickets are just 2.00 other days. Brave, Finding Nemo, Timothy Green, and Ice Age are your kid friendly options (Small upcharge if you choose the 3-D version).
Read with a Dog at the Puyallup Public Library Practice your reading skills with patient listener, Pepper. 3:30-4:30
Make a Gift at the Tillicum Library Kids 7 and up are invited to a free event to craft a special gift. Registration required. Note: Link isn’t working; I don’t know whether it’s full, or….drop by or call if you’re interested in this one.
Tree Lighting and Santa in Fife 6-7  Fire department helps light the tree. Free visit with Santa; hot chocolate
 Wednesday

Car seat inspections at Good Sam Children’s Therapy Unit

Music and Movement at the Gig Harbor Library at 10:30  Children birth-5 are invited for a special session of music, songs, and play

Gingerbread House Making in Buckley 4 or 6. Register in the library.

Read to a Dog at the Sumner Library Kids can drop in and practice their reading skills with a patient, canine listener 4PM

Make a Gift at the Lakewood Library Kids 7 and up are invited to a free event to craft a special gift. Registration required. 5:30 Just 4 spots left!

Story time with Santa at Westfield/Southcenter 6PM  Ongoing, weekly story time with Santa at the Macy’s Court  New location near Wet Seal

Lighted Ship Parade in Olympia

Thursday

Critter Club at the Pt.Defiance Zoo Animal themed crafts, stories, and special visitors for 3 and 4 year olds. 8.00 members/ 10.00 non members. Fee does not include zoo admission. Preregister to hold your spot. 11AM  Also on Friday Reindeer Games this week I know-how cute is that??

Tree Lighting and Santa Visit at the Job Carr Museum in Old Town Tacoma 4-6PM

Totally awesome Thursdays in Orting  School age kids are invited to drop in and do some Lego 3:30

Chess Club is back at the Gig Harbor Library

Tree Lighting in Lacey

Hark the Harbor! Community caroling in Gig Harbor

Friday

Music and Movement at the Gig Harbor Library at 10:30  Children birth-5 are invited for a special session of music, songs, and play

Critter Club at the Pt.Defiance Zoo Animal themed crafts, stories, and special visitors for 3 and 4 year olds. 8.00 members/ 10.00 non members. Fee does not include zoo admission. Preregister to hold your spot. 11AM  Also on Friday Reindeer Games this week I know-how cute is that??

Nature Alphabet at the Center at the Tacoma Nature Center  Special, nature themed math literacy and story times for preschoolers. Registration and fees required. X for eXperts today.

Read to a Dog at the Sumner Library 4PM  Kids can drop in and practice their reading skills with a patient canine listener.

Christmas Tree Lighting in Lakewood Free activities; kiddie parade; Santa visits

Christmas at Town Hall in Steilacoom Details still tba on this one.

Candlelight Christmas in Gig Harbor Hayrides with Santa, holiday entertainment, extended shopping hours

Free First Friday at the Hands-on Children’s Museum in Olympia. Have you read our reader mom review yet? As this is the first free night in the brand new museum, they’re doing timed entry and asking you to register. Follow the link for all the details.

As always, I’ll have much more for your weekend up Friday morning, and your Big holiday events guide will be up early this week, too! Phew!

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Comments

  1. Is it possible for you to fix the link to Zoolights from your events calendar. Right now, it leads to a Metro Parks with no informationabout Zoolights. The correct address is http://www.pdza.org.

    Thanks so much.

    Kris Sherman
    Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium