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Special Event: Holiday
Intercity Transit Jingle Bus
Ride Intercity Transit's Jingle Bus through December 28. Hop aboard the festively decorated bus for free fare, candy canes and holiday spirit. The Jingle Bus has been an Intercity Transit tradition since the early 1980s and is our way of thanking riders an...
Intercity Transit
Olympia, WA

Sat 12/15/18 - Fri 12/28/18
Theater: Musical
The 1940's Radio Hour at Harlequin Productions
The time: Monday, December 21, 1941. The place: The studios of WOV, a New York City radio station in the Hotel Astor. Immerse yourself in the spirit of that bygone era when the world was at war and pop music meant “Strike Up the Band” and “Boogie-Woogie Bu...
State Theater
Olympia, WA

Sat 12/15/18 at 3pm till 5pm, 8pm till 10pm
Sun 12/16/18 at 2pm-4pm
Wed 12/19/18 at 8pm-10pm
Thu 12/20/18 at 8pm-10pm
Fri 12/21/18 at 8pm-10pm
Dance: Classical Dance
Ballet Northwest presents the 34th annual production of The Nutcracker Performances at the Washington Center *photo by Jerome Tso
Ballet Northwest’s The Nutcracker, Olympia’s holiday favorite for over 30 years, is returning to The Washington Center in December with breathtaking sets brilliantly created by local artist, Jill Carter, and guest artists from New York City who will play t...
Washington Center for the Performing Arts
Olympia, WA

Sat 12/15/18 at 2pm-4pm
Music: Folk
Bryan Bowers
Bryan Bowers developed his own unique way of playing the autoharp, with all five fingers of his playing hand in action on their own like those of a piano player. He's regarded by many as the greatest living player of the instrument. Bryan visits us each De...
Traditions Fair Trade Cafe
Olympia, WA

Sat 12/15/18 at 7:30pm
Special Event: Animals, Benefit/Fundraiser, Food/Tasting, For the Family
Concern for Animals' Breakfast with Santa
Would your child like to be on Santa’s nice list? Give them the chance to make their case at CFA’s Breakfast with Santa. This year’s breakfast will happen on Saturday, December 15th from 9am-11am at the Capital Mall Applebee’s. Tickets are $10 and two chil...
Applebee's
Olympia, WA

Sat 12/15/18 at 9am-11am
Special Event: Class/Workshop, Education, Religious
Focus and Concentration
“When the turbulence of our distracting conceptions subsides, a deep sense of peace and well being naturally occurs within the mind.” Concentration can be one of the most peaceful things our mind can experience. In this class, we will be developing our ...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Sat 12/15/18 at 10am-1pm
Comedy: Improv
Fools Play Improv at Gravity Yoga
Celebrate December and the end of the year the best way you know how - with laughter. Fools Play's Olympia cast reunites in full to bring you a holiday-tinged celebration of improvised hilarity, including spontaneous but impressive characters, songs, and s...
Gravity Yoga
Olympia, WA

Sat 12/15/18 at 8pm-9:45pm
Special Event: Volunteer Event
Grass Lake Nature Park Volunteer Work Party
We can't spell trail beautification without u! :) Join the Stewardship team as we gravel and brush back the trail in this wonderful park. The park is located at 814 Kaiser Rd. NW. Limited parking available on the street (mostly on the southbound side of K...
Grass Lake Nature Park
Olympia, WA

Sat 12/15/18 at 10am-1pm
Theater: Musical
Newsies Apple Tree Productions
Apple Tree Productions presents Disney's Newsies, a magical musical for the holidays.
A.G. West Black Hills High School
Olympia, WA

Sat 12/15/18 at 2pm till 4pm, 7pm till 9pm
Sun 12/16/18 at 2pm-4pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
The Science of Chocolate
Delicious. Sweet. Irresistible. Come explore the complex world of chocolate during a 2 pm presentation. We’ll have plenty of samples to try. Leave with a mind full of science and mouthful of chocolate. Related crafts and activities all day.
LOTT's WET Science Center
Olympia, WA

Sat 12/15/18 at 2pm-3pm
Dance: Classical Dance, Holiday
Studio West Dance Theatre's The Nutcracker
Be Swept Away this holiday Season by Studio West Dance Theatre's fresh take on The Nutcracker. You will be delighted by professional sets, costumes, over 230+ performers and a mesmerizing snow scene with a whirlwind of swirling snowflakes. Studio West's Re...
South Puget Sound Community College – Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts
Olympia, WA

Sat 12/15/18 at 2pm and 7pm
Sun 12/16/18 at 1pm and 5pm
Theater: Children's Theatre
Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol at Olympia Family Theater
This adaptation engages children of all ages into the fantastical Christmas tale. Tiny Tim is determined to have his father home for Christmas day even if it means teaching Ebenezer Scrooge a lesson in Christmas cheer. Can this clever boy and his best frie...
Olympia Family Theater
Olympia, WA

Sat 12/15/18 at 2pm-3:15pm
Sun 12/16/18 at 2pm-3:15pm
Sat 12/22/18 at 2pm-3:15pm
Sun 12/23/18 at 2pm-3:15pm
Dance: Classical Dance
Ballet Northwest presents the 34th annual production of The Nutcracker Performances at the Washington Center *photo by Jerome Tso
Ballet Northwest’s The Nutcracker, Olympia’s holiday favorite for over 30 years, is returning to The Washington Center in December with breathtaking sets brilliantly created by local artist, Jill Carter, and guest artists from New York City who will play t...
Washington Center for the Performing Arts
Olympia, WA

Sun 12/16/18 at 2pm-4pm
Special Event: Talks/Lectures, Class/Workshop, Education, Religious
Prayers for World Peace
Sundays 10:00 – 11:15am A peaceful, contemplative time in your weekend. Join us for prayers for world peace and uplifting advice on how we can transform our day-to-day life into opportunities for personal and spiritual growth. Through developing inner ...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Sun 12/16/18 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 12/23/18 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 12/30/18 at 10am-11:15am
Special Event: Craft Show
Procrastinator's Craft Sale
Save the date for this Community Print Olympia fundraiser. Community Print is a collectively run letterpress shop offering classes and studio space in downtown Olympia for over twenty years. Support local craftspeople in the cozy atmosphere of the 3 Magnet...
Three Magnets Brewing Co.
Olympia, WA

Sun 12/16/18 at 2pm-7pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Health & Wellness/Nutrition
Lunchtime Meditation
With Buddhist Teacher Steve Maddox. Change your mind, change your day.Through meditation we learn to reduce stress and improve our mindfulness and concentration. This in turn makes us more relaxed, flexible and effective. In these classes we will emphasize...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Mon 12/17/18 at 12pm-1pm
Mon 12/24/18 at 12pm-1pm
Mon 12/31/18 at 12pm-1pm
Music: Classical
Messiah Sing-Along
Come to sing or come to listen to Handel’s glorious masterpiece. A true community event with guest conductors and soloists, featuring the audience as the chorus! Selections of the work will be performed. Admission is free and a limited number of vocal scor...
Washington Center for the Performing Arts
Olympia, WA

Mon 12/17/18 at 7pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Lunchtime Meditation
Change your mind, change your day. Through meditation, we learn to reduce stress and improve our mindfulness and concentration. This, in turn, makes us more relaxed, flexible and effective. In these classes, we will emphasize creating happiness for oursel...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Wed 12/19/18 at 12pm-1pm
Fri 12/21/18 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 12/26/18 at 12pm-1pm
Fri 12/28/18 at 12pm-1pm
Special Event: Volunteer Event
Yashiro Japanese Garden Volunteer Work Party
The leaves are falling, so we need your help raking and weeding this lovely downtown park. The park is located at 1010 Plum St. SE. Meet at the side entrance to the park. Parking is available at the Lee Creighton Justice Center, 900 Plum St. SE.
Yashiro Japanese Garden
Olympia, WA

Wed 12/19/18 at 9:30am-12pm
Theater: Musical
A Christmas Story - The Musical Presented by Broadway Olympia Productions
This musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker a...
Capitol Theater
Olympia, WA

Thu 12/20/18 - Fri 12/21/18 at 7:30pm
Sat 12/22/18 at 1pm and 7:30pm
Sun 12/23/18 - Mon 12/24/18 at 1pm
    

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