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Holiday Events in Tacoma and Pierce County

Ice skating, sing-alongs, theatrical productions, Sherlock Holmes, and of course... Santa Claus! The holiday season brings Tacoma and Pierce County to life each November and December, with experiences on foot, in car, on trains, and in boats. From sea-level excursions to adventures at the base of Mount Rainier, there's a holiday experience waiting for you and your family.

Go forth and delight in seasonal food and drink, pillowy mountain snowbanks, enchanting stage productions, and joyful family outings. However you plan to enjoy the season, you'll find Pierce County is bursting with holiday cheer.

For even more holiday happenings in Pierce County, visit our events page. Most events have multiple dates.


Major Holiday Events


Santa Parade
Main Street, Sumner
Dec. 7, 2019
Victorian Country Christmas
Washington State Fairgrounds, Puyallup
Dec. 4-8, 2019
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Tacoma
Nov. 29, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2020
Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum, Elbe
Nov. 22 - Dec. 31, 2019
Fantasy Lights
Spanaway Park, Spanaway
Nov. 28, 2019 - Jan. 1, 2020
North Pole at the Fair
Washington State Fairgrounds, Puyallup
Nov. 9 - Dec. 23, 2019
Holiday Lights Boat Tour
Gig Harbor
Dec. 1, 2019 - Jan. 1, 2020
Lighted Boat Parade
Gig Harbor waterfront
Dec. 14, 2019


Places to See Santa


Santa at Tacoma Mall
Nov. 8 – Dec. 24, 2019
Tacoma Mall, near J.C. Penney 
Santa Visits Watson’s
Nov. 10 – Dec. 24, 2019
Watson's Greenhouse, Puyallup
Eatonville Christmas Parade
Dec. 2, 2019
Breakfast with Santa
Dec. 7, 2019
Fife Community Center
Christmas Regale
Dec. 7, 2019
Fort Nisqually, Tacoma
Brunch with Santa
Dec. 8, 2019
Table47, Gig Harbor
Holiday Hayrides with Santa
Dec. 13-14, 2019
Downtown Gig Harbor
Santa at America’s Car Museum
Dec. 14, 15, 21, 22, 2019
America's Car Museum, Tacoma

Tree (and Bridge) Lightings


Tacoma Holiday Tree Lighting
Pantages Theater, Tacoma
November 30, 2019
Bridge Lighting in Sumner
The Old Cannery, Sumner
Nov. 30, 2019
City of DuPont Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Ross Plaza, DuPont
Dec. 7, 2019
Lakewood’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Lakewood City Hall
Dec. 7, 2019
Gig Harbor Annual Tree Lighting
Skansie Brothers Park
Dec. 7, 2019
Holiday Tree Lighting in Fife
Fife City Hall
Dec. 3, 2019
University Place Christmas Tree Lighting
Village Square, University Place
Dec. 6, 2019




Arts and Culture events

Fire and Ice Festival
Museum of Glass, Tacoma
Nov. 23 – Dec. 31, 2019
Elf the Musical
Tacoma Musical Playhouse
Nov. 29 – Dec. 22, 2019
Angels in the Architecture
Tacoma Concert Band
Dec. 6, 2019
Holmes for the Holidays Christmas
Tacoma Little Theatre
Dec. 6-29, 2019
Sing Along with Santa
Tacoma Musical Playhouse
Dec. 7, 2019
The Nutcracker & The Tale of the Hard Nut
Tacoma City Ballet
Dec. 13-15, 2019
The Christmas Revels
Puget Sound Revels
Dec. 14-18, 2019
‘twas the Night Before Christmas
Tacoma Little Theatre
Dec. 14-28, 2019
White Christmas Sing-Along
The Grand Cinema, Tacoma
Dec. 16, 22, 2019
Winter Celebration
Tacoma Art Museum
Dec. 19, 2019
Model Train Festival
Washington State History Museum, Tacoma
Dec. 20, 2019 – Jan. 1, 2020
Symphony Tacoma
Dec. 20, 2019
A Christmas Carol
Tacoma Arts Live (Pantages Theater)
Dec. 21, 2019
Winter Wildland
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
Dec. 28-29, 2019
First Night Tacoma
Downtown Tacoma
Dec. 31, 2019
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