Now through Fall

Sunset in the Picket Range

Event: Enjoy a spectacular exhibit at the Burke Museum in Seattle titled "Wildly Nearby" highlighting the North Cascades of Washington.

Time: 10am to 5pm | First Thursday of Month 10am to 8pm

Where: 4331 Memorial Way NE | Seattle  | 98195

Every Thursday in Seattle

Event: Pet Loss Support Group in Seattle  

Time: Every Thursday 5:30 to 6:45 in the conference room

Where:  Seattle Animal Shelter | 2061 15th Ave. W. | Seattle | 98119

Every Thursday in Tacoma

Event: Pet Loss Support Group in Tacoma 

Time: Every Thursday 6:30pm 

Where:  Summit Veterinary Referral Center | 2505 S. 80th Street | Tacoma | 98409

Every Second Saturday of the Month

Event: Pet Loss Support Group in Tacoma and Pierce County

Time: Every second Saturday at 10am | All are welcome and meetings are no charge

Where:  The Humane Society Tacoma & Pierce County | 2608 Center Street | Tacoma | 98409

December 1 and December 4 Day Workshop

Event: Intuitive Painting class facilitated by Nadine Hamil, owner of Artful Dreamers Studio. No experience necessary!

Time: Dec. 1 @ 6:30 - 9:00pm | Dec. 4 @ 10am til 4pm

Where: 2926 South Steel Street | Tacoma | 98409

December 2 through December 4


Event: Support Fair Trade at this local event and help promote justice here and abroad. There will be lots of great items to shop!

Time: Friday 3-9pm | Sat/Sun 10am til 2pm

Where: Urban Grace: The Downtown Church | 902 Market St. | 98402

December 3

Event: Support Motley Zoo Animal Rescue this holiday at this fun event. It's free for everyone and family friendly. Lots of auctions/raffles and shopping that can be done from local artisans. You can even get your pet photographed!

Time: 10am til 4pm

Where: Motley Zoo Animal Rescue | 16715 Cleveland St. | Redmond, WA | 98052

December 3


Event: Make your own healing memorial pendant with Ellen Chappelle who founded Limelight Designs. The vent is being hosted at Seattle Veterinary Specialists and a portion of benefits will go toward AHELP services.

Time: 2 to 5:30pm

Where: Seattle Veterinary Specialists | 11814 115th Ave. NE | Kirkland 98034

December 9 through the 18th

The Nutcracker & The Tale of The Hard Nut

Event:  The Nutcracker and The Tale of the Hard Nut - presented to you by the Tacoma City Ballet. Celebrate the 33rd production of this timeless classic at the Pantages. This will be a truly magical experience to be part of.

Time: Click here for times

Where: Pantages Theater | 901 Broadway | Tacoma 98402

Now through December 18

Event:  Enjoy "It's a Wonderful Life," a classic story that has been part of the Holidays for years.

Time: Click here for performance times

Where: Lakewood Playhouse | 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW | Lakewood 98499

Now through December 24

Event: A true Holiday classic! Believe in the magic of Christmas and be re-inspired by this production put on by the TLT. 

Time: Fri/Sat @ 7:30pm and Sun @ 2pm | Get tickets here

Where: Tacoma Little Theatre | 210 N. I Street| Tacoma 98403

Now through Jan. 1

Event: Every year it's a beautiful sight to see all the lights at the zoo. Visit and explore the magic with your friends and family.

Time: 5pm to 9pm | Closed Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve

Where: Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium | 5400 N. Pearl Street | Tacoma 98407

Now through the January 1st

Poinsettia archway

Event: A fantastic light display put on by Pierce County Parks and Recreation. Family friendly and a joy to drive through and get excited about the holidays. Lots of creativity and talent on display. Worth the visit!

Time: 5:30pm to 9pm

Where: Spanaway Park | 14905 Bresemann Blvd. South | Spanaway, WA 98387

Now through the January 1st

Event: It's back! Polar Plaza is here for everyone to enjoy ice skating and music. Definitely fun as a date night and family night.

Time: Click here for event schedule

Where: Tollefson Plaza, Downtown Tacoma | 17th and Pacific | Tacoma 98402

Tacoma's Farmers Markets

6th Avenue - June through August

Tuesdays from 3-7pm

Broadway - May through October

Thursdays 10am-3pm

Proctor - March through December 17th

Saturdays 9am-2pm

South Tacoma - June through August

Sundays 11am-3pm