Where to find Santa in Tacoma and around Pierce County this holiday season

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 2:00 PM by Matt Wakefield

Santa Claus is no slouch and he’s making the rounds in Tacoma and the surrounding area this holiday season. If you’re looking for a place for your family to meet up with everyone’s favorite head elf, Travel Tacoma + Pierce County has some recommendations. 
In addition to the below, see our online events calendar for more seasonal ideas and festivities, and then find your hotel to make it a family visit to remember!
Washington State Fairgrounds
Saturday, Nov. 3 – Sunday, Dec. 23
Sunday, Nov. 4 - Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018
Location: 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA
Phone: (253) 238-9240
Price: $5 for ages 2-99; 2 and under are free
Tacoma Mall – JC Penney Court
Friday, Nov. 9 - Monday, Dec. 24, 2018
Location: 4502 S. Steele St, Tacoma, WA
Mount Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum
Friday, Nov. 16 - Monday, Dec. 31, 2018
Location: 54124 Mountain Hwy E, Elbe, WA
The Home Course
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Price: $15 General Admission, Free for children 2 years and under
6th Avenue and Sprague ending at Alder Street
Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018
Location: 2802 6th Avenue, Tacoma, WA
Time: 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM (parade starts at 4:30 PM)
Price: Free Community Event
Fife Community Center
Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018
Location: 2111 54th Avenue East, Fife, WA
Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Price: $8 for 2+, Under 2 is Free
American Lake Park
Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018
Location: 9222 Veterans Dr SW, Lakewood, WA
Time: 11:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Tacoma Musical Playhouse
Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018
Location: 7116 Sixth Avenue, Tacoma, WA
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Price: $10 general seating
Environmental Services Building at Chambers Creek Park
Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018
Location: 9850 64th St. W, Environmental Services Building, WA
Time: 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Price: $20 adult, $16 1st child, $12 each additional child
Brunch with Santa
Ocean 5 in Gig Harbor
Location: 5268 Point Fosdick Dr NW #5, Gig Harbor, WA
Phone: (253) 857-7529
Time: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Price: free
Author: Matt Wakefield

Matt is Travel Tacoma - Mt. Rainier's chief marketing and data officer. He's a Pacific Northwest native and outdoor enthusiast. He's also a minimalist, so we'll stop here.