Here it is….a great big list of weekend fun for kids in Puyallup, Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Olympia, Sumner, Fife, and Your area of the South Puget Sound! There are a lot of holiday happenings to wade through, so if you need my help, just click on that Contact button in the top, and I’ll be glad to lend a hand.
Ongoing-See my holiday events list for ice skating in Tacoma, Zoolights and Fantasy Lights, Santa runs with firefighters, Nutcracker performances and other theater, and much, much more! I also have a list of U-cut tree farms in my menu bar.
Santa Breakfast in Auburn Call to see if space is available; You do need to register.
Visit with Santa at the South Park Community Center 10AM-12 Bring your own camera for a free photo op. Tacoma
Santa at the Fire Stations Puyallup, South Hill, and Spanaway stations today
Lowes Build and Grow It’s a coal car! Advance registration required for these popular, free programs
Craft Bazaar by Narrows Co-op Preschool 10AM-1PM Variety of handicrafts and other vendors; well behaved kiddos welcome.
Auburn Avenue Kids Presents Holiday Music, Motion, and Magic 2 and 7PM Tickets 10.00/8.00 Show combines juggling, magic, and comedy
Free Santa Photos Jeff Ward insurance of Bonney Lake will be hosting Through Tiffany’s Lens Photos are by canned food donation to the Bonney Lake Food Bank 11AM-3PM Across from the Dairy Queen; corner of Sumner-Buckley Highway and 410 There are also Free Santa Photos today at Harkness Furniture in Tacoma, among many other places to site the big guy. If you’d like an African American Santa, head to the B&I Marketplace in Lakewood.
Polar Bear Birthday Party at the Pt.Defiance Zoo Watch the polar bears enjoy special treats. Included with admission. Note: Separate admission is required for Zoolights. If you don’t have a zoo pass, SFM recommends you ask the grandparents to make one a Christmas gift.
Looking for a four-legged friend? Huge dog adoption event at Paws Abilities training center in Fife.
Freighthouse Square Holiday Crafts for kids; free Santa photos; toy drive-be sure to stop by City Blocks if you have a Lego fan. 12-4
Waldorf School Winter Faire 10AM-4 Annual event at the Tacoma school with crafts, St.Nicholas, puppet shows, and more. Handicrafts and other items also available for purchase.
Michael’s Passport to Imagination Crafts inspired by holiday traditions around the world; Two different sessions today-Frames from 10-12; Santa letters from 12-2; Inspired by the culture of Iceland
Stories and Art at the Tacoma Public Library Free event for kids 3-8 Hear folk tales and create winter themed art. 11AM at Kobetich; 2PM at Moore. There is also a story and art time at Fern Hill at 3, though no details on this one. Link will take you to the calendar. Scroll for your library.
Gingerbread House Making at Pierce County Libraries Dupont is wait-list only, you may be able to go in to the Key Center library to get a spot in one of two sessions. If you can’t, try going to a different library next week. These did all fill last year. There are many other free, library events today.
2.00 movies in Gig Harbor; It’s the Polar Express Doors open at 9:30-show at 10
Library Events-It’s a second Saturday, which means every library in the Pierce County system is hosting a free, family event. These include puppet shows at many branches and a special Santa visit in Buckley. Link will take you to the whole calendar for Saturday. Do note that some activities require registration.
It’s Clifford! The big red dog will be at Wheelock at 3 and Swasey at 5 Hear a story and bring your camera! Link goes to the calendar. Scroll down for Saturday dates.
Annual Holiday Celebration at the State Capitol Museum 12-3 *I need to confirm this event, as it’s not updated on their web site.
Dickens Festival in the Stadium District 11AM-6PM Carriage rides; strolling entertainers, and more
Polar Express Showing in Fife (Scroll down on their site)
Candlelight Christmas in Gig Harbor Hayrides with Santa; decorated store fronts; lighted boat parade at 5PM
Michael’s Passport to Imagination Crafts inspired by holiday traditions around the world; Two different sessions today-Snowman ornaments from 1-3 and snowflake frames from 3-5 Inspired by the culture of Japan
Know something great I missed? Just let me know! As always, I’ll have Monday-Friday ideas up later in the weekend! If you’re new here (or you just haven’t gotten around to it), I’d love to have you join us on the Facebook page, or use one of the buttons in the top right to subscribe to my reader or emails.