Community Events Calendar

Sit n Spin @ Clay Art Studio and Gallery
Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Want to make something but don’t want to take classes? Come in for about an hour and we’ll show you how to throw that bowl, stein, or whatever you want! 
  • Includes all supplies and firings. Drop in anytime Fridays between 5-8pm or schedule another time with us.

  • 253.347.3457
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm


November 25-December 21

Knutzen Family Theatre

3200 SW Dash Point Rd, Federal Way

253.661.1444 |

This Holiday, we celebrate TEN years of British Pantomime memories with BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, an adaptation of the classic fairy tale, by Vince Brady.

TIMES: Saturdays – 7:00 pm; Saturdays & Sundays – 2:00 pm

Special Holiday performances Friday, December 15 & 21 – 7:00 pm

TICKET PRICES: $35 for adults; $30 for seniors/military, $15 for ages 18 – 25, $12 ages 17 & under.

The Nutcracker and The Tale of the Hard Nut
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm

The Nutcracker and The Tale of the Hard NutTacoma City Ballet

December 15-23

Federal Way PAEC

31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way South, Federal Way

253.835.7010 |

IN ORDER TO RESTORE PRINCESS PIRLIPAT’S BEAUTY… and break the “Curse of Ugliness” the Mouse Queen’s evil spell had cast upon her, the Princess must eat the kernel of the Magical Krakatuk Nut. Christian Elias Drosselmeyer, as ordered by the King, must find both the Magical Krakatuk Nut and the young man who is fated to crack it open.

Performance Dates:

Friday, December 15, 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 16, 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 17, 3 PM*
Thursday, December 21, 7:30 PM
Friday, December 22, 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 23, 3 PM*

Breakfast visit with Santa
Dec 16 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Breakfast visit with Santa

December 9 & 16, 8:30am- noon

Black Bear Diner

10404 156th St E Ste 101, Puyallup

253.268.0192 |

Enjoy breakfast and visit with Santa at Black Bear Diner.

Family STEM Day
Dec 16 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Design, build, tinker, and learn together as you explore the world of automobiles and its relation to science, technology, engineering, and math. On the third Saturday of each month, you and your child, grandchild, or family can spend quality time together exploring activities available in the Education Studio and Family Zone.

Test drive a variety of toy vehicles available for purchase from the ACM store.


Free Festive Fun
Dec 16 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Free Festive Fun

December 2, 9, 16, 3pm-6pm

Sunrise Village

10507 156th Street E, South Hill

253.904.8923 |

*Bring your camera for pictures with SANTA and receive a free gift (while supplies last)

*Hop on for a horse drawn WAGON RIDE

*Goats, sheep, even a camel! Pet the animals in an indoor LIVING NATIVITY

December 2: The Dickens Carolers and balloon artists, December 9: Mrs. Claus, SPIRIT 105.3 and a face painter,

December 16: Donner and Prancer the Reindeer, The Dickens Carolers and balloon artists.



Celebrate! Rejoice! Sing!
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm

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December 16- 7:30pm, December 17- 3pm

Mason United Methodist Church

2710 N Madison St, Tacoma

253.265.3042 |

Both the first and second sets of music will showcase the marriage between text and music and highlight the collaboration between choir and instruments. From tapping your toes to John Gardner’s Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, to contemplating the beautiful mystery of Christ’s birth in the traditional French carol, He is Born by Donna Gartman Schultz, our December performances will lift your holiday spirit and put joy in your heart.


Reindeer Run
Dec 17 all-day

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December 17

Hands on Children’s Museum

414 Jefferson Street NE, Olympia

Sign up online

Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to take part in the annual “Reindeer Run” in support of Crime Stoppers. The event will feature a certified 5K course along the waterfront on East Bay Drive as well as a FREE Hands On Children’s Museum one-mile Candy Cane Run.

Third Sunday Free at White River Valley Museum @ White River Valley Museum
Dec 17 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The mission of the Museum is to preserve and share the history of the South King County area, known by pioneers as the White River Valley (Auburn, Kent, Algona and Pacific.) This mission is carried out primarily through the operation of the Museum, and is expanding to include operation of the 67-acre, landmark Mary Olson Farm, a late 19th century farmstead east of the Green River.


StoryOly @ Rhythm & Rye
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

StoryOly Olympia’s premiere Story Slam event.  Community members come together every month to share and tell stories based on a specific theme. StoryOly aims to encourage and develop community engagement and connection through the medium of storytelling.

When a StoryOly event begins, storyteller hopefuls put their names in a “hat”. A half hour later, names are picked, and one by one, storytellers take the stage. The ten featured stories are scored by a team of judges selected from the audience. Each Story Slam generates a Story Slam winner. After ten slams, the winners face off in a Grand Slam Championships. Come sign up to tell a story, or just enjoy the show!

  • Tickets: Tickets are purchased at the door on the night of the event. The price is “Pay what you can” with a suggested donation of 5$.  Half of all ticket sales for every event are donated to SafePlace Olympia.
  •  360-705-0760