Need something fun to do with the kids this weekend? Start the New Year off with a weekend full of family fun!
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Ongoing Holiday Events
(Events specific to this Saturday and Sunday continue below this section)
These events are ongoing during the holiday season; check links for specific days and hours.
Zoolights at Point Defiance ZooRuns through January 5th
Ice Skate at Point RustonTacoma’s temporary outdoor rink is back! Runs through January 5th
Oly on Ice, Olympia’s temporary ice skating rink, runs through January 20th.
Greater Pierce County
Something’s going on all day at the Graham Library! Will it be games? Crafts? Building? Drop by and find out!
Family nature walk at Swan Creek Park 10AM Advance registration is now required for these free walks lead by volunteer naturalists. Perfect for ages 3 and up; not suitable for strollers.
Resolution Reboot at the Eastside Community Center.
Kick start your New Years Resolution at this conference-style event featuring everything from fitness to cooking classes. Free to the public, and lots to enjoy- from demos on fitness classes, to sampling some new healthy recipes in our kitchen! 9:30-1 Note from SFM: While not a kids’ event, I thought it might be of interest.
Young actors from one of TMP’s winter break camps put on a show.
Join us the 1st Saturday of the month for a themed sensory experience for toddlers and preschoolers.
Join Ms. Elizabeth for some hands on S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) programming. In these weekly hands on programs we will explore, build, and create fun and imaginative projects. All ages.
Children’s program at the Science Dome “Motions and Patterns.” Great, low cost option for kids. Educational and indoors! Two show times.
Let’s start the new year with a bang! Come join us for at 7 Seas Brewery for a night full of shopping, music, food, beer, art, and community. This event is free and open to all ages!
Take an underwater journey of Gig Harbor Bay without getting wet (or needing special certification) through the Pier Into the Night experience! While you stay warm and dry on the dock, our divers use an underwater video camera to live stream exactly what they encounter below the surface. Staff biologists and trained volunteers identify the plants and animals that appear on the 10 ft. screen.
This program takes place on Jerisich Public Dock in Downtown Gig Harbor on the first Saturday of the month from October-March and runs approximately an hour. This program is FREE* with no RSVP required. Look for the staff and volunteers in blue, and the blue Harbor WildWatch tent!
Block Play at the DuPont Library 11am-12:30
Building with blocks is not only fun, it develops early math and science skills. All you need is imagination! All ages; under 6 with an adult.
Pollinators are essential to all life around the world. Join Stream Team and guest speaker Mary Dessel as we look at the life history of bees, reasons for their decline, and how we can each do our part to help. You can even make a bee house to take home! Register for this 10 am workshop at www.streamteam.info. Pollinator activities throughout the day.
South King County
Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Prepare to get sticky, your hands covered in goo and sprinkled with bird seed as we create winter crafts. 2PM
November 20 – January 5
Your new holiday tradition! Catch the spirit of the season with a festive display of trees at the Museum. Each tree is decorated by regional ethnic heritage groups with ornaments and décor that represent their cultural traditions. You will see trees as diverse as our community with traditions from China, Poland, Norway, Italy, Iran, the Marshall Islands and beyond! Note from SFM: I’m assuming it runs through today since it says January 5th. You may want to check, though.
Tacoma/Puyallup/Gig Harbor/Greater Pierce County
Tacoma Arts Live presents a very special chance for you to introduce your kids to this classic on the big screen! 3PM; 7.00 tickets; shows at Theater on the Square
Kids from winter break camp put on a show.
As always, if you know something fun I missed, or you need a hand, get in touch!
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