Note-Links to Groupons are always my affiliates!
If you like to kick off the holiday season by getting your shop on, you’ll want to check out this Groupon to the Victorian County Christmas! Note that I’ve never been to this, and I didn’t take the time to read the fine print, but I know this is a favorite tradition for many of you, so I wanted to be sure you saw it, as you can get tickets for basically half-off.
And, if you time it right, you can also see the lighting of the Extreme Scream, “Christmas Tree,”
The Groupon is valid December 2nd-4th, but Not on Saturday and Sunday. If you go on the 2nd, you can see the Extreme Scream, “Christmas Tree,” lighting and enjoy some free refreshments and Santa’s arrival! The tree lighting will be at 5:15, and you do need a ticket to the Victorian Country Christmas to see it up close.
You might also want to go to the North Pole at the Fair and get your kids’ Santa pics while you’re there. Note that these are separate events this year, so you’ll need tickets to each if you want to do them both. The North Pole At the Fair is here.
Head here to check out the Victorian County Christmas Groupon. This did sell out last year, so don’t wait too long, but as always, do read the fine print!
And, just for fun…..here are some Extreme Scream Tree facts from our friends at the fair!
The Extreme Christmas Tree at the Washington State Events Center is a tradition that started in 2011. The 185-foot artificial Christmas tree utilizes the framework of the Extreme Scream thrill ride, and is the tallest structure in the Puyallup Valley. It is a precursor for the start of the holiday season.
The Extreme Christmas Tree is lit with green and white lights, and enhanced with a swirl of red lights. LED (light-emitting diode) lights were selected as they are 90% more efficient than incandescent bulbs.
In total 4,494 lights create the Extreme Christmas Tree. It’s 185 feet or 18 stories high, and contains
- 1,814 white LED lights
- 1,991 green LED lights
- 689 red LED lights
- 24 cables of lights, placed in a wide circular base meeting at the top
- 4,560+ feet of cable
The blinking red light at top doubles as aircraft warning beacon and tree topper, and the tree stays lit throughout the holiday season. If you miss the lighting, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to sit it from when you’re out and about in Puyallup! It’s hard to miss!