Need something to do around the South Sound this weekend? Here’s a list of events and activities with lots for your family to choose from!
Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Lake Here is how to find the coupon
Kids’ building workshops at Lowes and McClendon-This is a reminder if you signed up when I mentioned them; they’re full now. Missed out? Be sure to become a Sounds Fun Mom subscriber!
South King County
Touch tanks at HCC Mast at Redondo Free and open to the public every Saturday from 10-2 ****You can still look at the critters in the tanks, but you cannot touch them currently because of concerns over a disease that has been affecting the sea stars.
Santa Breakfast in Auburn Tickets are 5.00-8.00; advance purchase required-check on availability
Holiday high tea at the White River Valley Museum in Auburn 15.00 person fancy tea event with sweet and savory treats; advance ticket purchase required
Half off admission to Holiday With Lights at Wild Waves when you bring a new toy donation to benefit area foster kids
The reindeer are in at Watson’s nursery in Puyallup Santa is there on the 6th, 13th, and 20th from 12-5
See a Living Nativity at the Sunrise Village Shopping Center (Our friends from City Goat Farm and Zoo in Spanaway are helping with some of the, “Actors”). Wagon rides and diy Santa photos also available
Read with a Dog at the Puyallup Library Kids can drop in and practice reading stories to a canine buddy 2-3
Central Pierce Fire Stations open houses
- Santa Photo Opp and Open House
Location: Station 60 17520 22nd Av E Tacoma 98445 5-8PM
- Santa Photo Opp and Open House
Location: Station 67 8005 Canyon Road 5-8PM
Pilgrim Lutheran Church produces The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Donations benefit youth minister Hobson in his fight against leukemia 4PM; dessert reception follows
Salmon Saturday at Swan Creek Park Children can see salmon returning to spawn; crafts and educational activities 10AM-2PM free
Arctic Animal Celebration at the Point Defiance Zoo watch animals enjoy fishsickles and other special activities. Free with admission. Zoo admission is pricey; SFM recommends investing in an annual pass (maybe with Christmas money from the grandparents?) unless you can take advantage of monthly free days for City of Tacoma residents. Note that daytime admission does not include Zoolights, although there is a package deal available.
Family Films at the Moore and Wheelock Libraries 2PM It’s the Muppet Christmas Carol at Moore and Santa with Tim Allen at Wheelock Free, drop in event
Santa at the LeMay Museum part of the grand opening of the new Family Zone. Bring your camera and take a free picture, or they’ll take one for you and put it on Flickr for you to download. Be sure to check out the pinewood derby track and other fun in the Family Zone. Admission is spendy-you can save a few bucks with a canned food donation. And, Shhhh….Santa may be giving away tickets for the slot track and other fun
Historic Christmas at Fort Steilacoom 4-7:30PM Reenactors recreate an 1800s candlelit Christmas; children’s crafts 3.00 or 5.00 or 10.00/family
Gingerbread House Making at the Dupont Library All supplies provided. This is a free, drop in event at this location, but it is limited to materials available-Go Early!
Indoor fall farmer’s market (old Peninsula Gardens site)
Free holly cuttings at Wilkison Farm Park in Gig Harbor While supplies last; ongoing
Santa at the Harbor History Museum Also Sunday; 12-4 Bring your camera and take a picture. Kids get free ornaments and candy canes
2.00 movie at the Galaxy in Gig Harbor A fundraiser for the Jacox benevolence fund. Doors open at 9:30 All kid friendly titles
Gingerbread House Making at the Key Center Library All supplies provided; registration required. Lots of spots open at this location.
Pictures with Santa at the Log Cabin Museum in Port Orchard 11AM-3PM the 14th and 15th
Candlelit Christmas in the harbor holiday hayrides, music, and specially decorated shops in the harbor the 13th-15th lighted boat parade on the 14th
Wizard of Oz at Paradise theater also Sunday
Note from Sounds Fun Mom: Many of this weekend’s events continue on Sunday. I’ll be updating this section later! Check back!
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