The holidays are here, and after last year’s anything but ordinary holiday season, there are plenty of fun opportunities in store for families to enjoy around the Puget Sound this year. From dazzling light displays to favorite local traditions, below are some exciting events sure to add a little magic to your holiday season!
: Enjoy one of Tacoma’s longtime holiday traditions at the beautiful Pantages Theatre with Tacoma City Ballet, complete with professional ballet dancers, live orchestral music, grand scenery and lavish costumes that are certain to enchant the whole family.
Christmas Ship Festival
: Whether you’re watching from on board or from shore, enjoy Argosy Cruise’s 72nd
annual lighted holiday boat parade as shimmering ships cruise around Lake Washington to the sounds of caroling local choirs now through December 23rd.
Zoolights at Point Defiance
: Tacoma’s Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium will come alive at night this holiday season thanks to 700,000 spectacular lights. Experience this stunning walk-thru event in the evenings now through January 2nd
Fantasy Lights Celebration
: Spanaway Park will be filled with lights and holiday spirit in its 2-mile drive-thru display from 5:30pm - 9pm nightly now through January 2nd
. Tune in to the radio to hear holiday music as you take in nearly 300 light displays, including penguins sliding down ice and Santa sailing in a tall ship. If you’d prefer to walk through, there are designated times to do that, too.
WildLantern Holiday Lights at Woodland Park Zoo
: Illuminate your holidays with an immersive, interactive, larger-than-life experience unlike any in the Northwest! WildLanterns returns this winter with brand-new lanterns and themed zones, along with some returning fan favorites, that will “wow” anyone, no matter their age.