The holiday season shouldn't be stressful.

The holiday season should be eventful. Here's 10 festive feats in Tacoma + Pierce County, Wash. to fit your budget. From glassblowing to urban ice-skating, the feats include special holiday travel packages, must-attend holiday events, must-see sights and maybe a special discount or two. Which festive feat will make your holiday season fun and eventful?

10 Festive Feats

1. Rest up and save some dough with the Skate Away in Tacoma Overnight Package [enter your weekend travel dates and click on "special rates" tab]

2. Experience some of the most beautifully decorated trees at the Festival of Trees on Dec. 1-2

3. Get lost in the Winter Wonderland at Northwest Trek Dec. 26-31

4. Step back in time at Puyallup's Victorian Country Christmas Nov. 28-Dec. 2

5. Catch a ride with Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad's Santa Express running every weekend of the holiday season

6. Go ice skating in the urban outdoors at Tacoma's Polar Plaza Nov. 23-Jan. 3

7. See a half million lights light up the Point Defiance Zoo + Aquarium at Zoolights Nov. 23-Jan. 1

8. Get transported to another world by seeing The Nutcracker at the Pantages Theater on a weekend in December


9. Ring in the new year with family-oriented events at First Night Tacoma on Dec. 31

10. Blow your own glass ornament at Tacoma Glassblowing Studio [don't forget to make an appointment!]

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