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Art: Museum
Transparency: An LGBTQ+ Glass Art Exhibition
Join Museum of Glass for Transparency: An LGBTQ+ Glass Art Exhibition. Organized by the National Liberty Museum, Transparency is nation’s first museum exhibition of Studio Glass works produced exclusively by artists in the LGBTQ+ community. With work by mo...
Museum of Glass
Tacoma, WA

Thu 12/12/19 - Tue 9/1/20 at 10am-5pm
Art: Gallery, Painting
JW Harrington
JW Harrington's "goal is to use color, composition, line, texture, and/or implicit allusion to get the casual viewer to stop and think. Harrington is a painter, social-science professor, and trained baritone, living, working and painting in Tacoma. Using a...
Catholic Community Services – Tahoma Center Gallery
Tacoma, WA

Thu 12/12/19 - Mon 12/30/19 at 8am-5pm
Special Event: Holiday, Trip
Holiday Adventure
Experience the best and brightest of Pierce County Parks newest attractions this winter at Spanaway Region Park with the Holiday Adventure package. Enjoy savings during this holiday season while making terrific memories with your family! Ice Bumper Cars, I...
Sprinker Recreation Center
Tacoma, WA

Thu 12/12/19 - Tue 12/31/19
Special Event: Animals, Holiday
Magical lights displays and a holiday tradition. See the Zoo transformed into a colorful winter wonderland with over 700,000 lights. The holiday spirit comes aglow in this magical world of dazzling 3-D animal light displays. (Closed Dec. 24.)
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Tacoma, WA

Thu 12/12/19 - Sun 1/5/20 at 5pm-9pm
Special Event: Community Event, Holiday
Light Plantasia
Lusio presents Light Plantasia at the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory. Take a stroll through the wonderland that is Light Plantasia! For 5 nights you can enjoy the botanical gardens inside the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory lit with the ar...
WW Seymour Conservatory
Tacoma, WA

Thu 12/12/19 - Sun 12/15/19 at 5pm-7pm
Music: House Music, DJ's, Free event
4/4 On The Floor: An Evening of House Music
An evening of House music to get the weekend started featuring local DJs from around Puget Sound. Food and Drinks available. Bring your dancing shoes This will be updated the closer the event gets Lineup: Ninja Kat Alkemist Stephan Tim McCarthy
The Swiss Pub
Tacoma, WA

Thu 12/12/19 at 9pm-1am
Special Event: Education, Living History, Gaming
Arrested: Escape Fort Nisqually
Arrested: Escape Fort Nisqually, from the people who brought you the critically-acclaimed and award-winning escape game, Trapped, players are transported back in time once again. Fort Nisqually employee John McLeod has been arrested by the Washington terr...
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum
Tacoma, WA

Thu 12/12/19 - Sat 12/14/19 at 6pm-9:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Buddhist Guide for Surviving the Holidays
The winter holidays are meant to be times of joy and peace, but in reality we can often find ourselves stressed and upset – quite the opposite of what we intend! Buddhist meditation is widely known for its techniques for calming the mind, but very few p...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Tacoma, WA

Thu 12/12/19 at 7pm-8:15pm
Fri 12/13/19 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 12/19/19 at 7pm-8:15pm
Fri 12/20/19 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 12/26/19 at 7pm-8:15pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Inner Spiritual Guide
An inner spiritual guide is our own wisdom that guides along correct paths that lead to lasting happiness. We all know and have access to various methods that lead to various goals. However, do we have an unmistaken inner spiritual guide so that we can ...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Tacoma, WA

Thu 12/12/19 at 7pm-8:30pm
Thu 12/19/19 at 7pm-8:30pm
Special Event: Living History, Education
Karpeles Museum Presents: Great Women in History
Karpeles Manuscript Museum is proud to present our new exhibit: Great Women in History. Though known to some, all of these women should be house hold names for their contributions to the world. They were suffragettes, scientists, nobility, abolitionists, a...
Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum - Tacoma
Tacoma, WA

Thu 12/12/19 at 10am-4pm
Fri 12/13/19 at 10am-4pm
Tue 12/17/19 at 10am-4pm
Wed 12/18/19 at 10am-4pm
Thu 12/19/19 at 10am-4pm
Special Event: Children, For the Family, Film
Star Wars at TAM
Shake the hands that built the Death Star and see exclusive behind the scenes photos. Starting work in 1974, Colin Cantwell is the original concept artist and model builder for the Star Wars spaceships. The free for members event ($10 non members) inclu...
Tacoma Art Museum
Tacoma, WA

Thu 12/12/19 at 6pm-8pm
Music: Rock, Punk, Metal
Cloneapalooza's The WeekEND at O'Malley's
Weekend free concerts presented by Cloneapalooza at O'Malley's.
O'Malley's Irish Pub
Tacoma, WA

Fri 12/13/19 at 9pm-11:55pm
Sat 12/14/19 at 9pm-11:55pm
Fri 12/20/19 at 9pm-11:55pm
Sat 12/21/19 at 9pm-11:55pm
Fri 12/27/19 at 9pm-11:55pm
Theater: Comedy, Musical
Elf The Musical
Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. Wit...
Tacoma Musical Playhouse
Tacoma, WA

Fri 12/13/19 at 7:30pm-10pm
Sat 12/14/19 at 2pm till 4:30pm, 7:30pm till 10pm
Sun 12/15/19 at 2pm-4:30pm
Fri 12/20/19 at 7:30pm-10pm
Sat 12/21/19 at 2pm till 4:30pm, 7:30pm till 10pm
Theater: Mystery/Thriller, Comedy/Drama
Holmes for the Holidays at Tacoma Little Theatre
A hilarious, quirky, and thrilling alternative to your standard holiday entertainment. It is December 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members ...
Tacoma Little Theatre
Tacoma, WA

Fri 12/13/19 at 7:30pm-9:45pm
Sat 12/14/19 at 7:30pm-9:45pm
Fri 12/20/19 at 7:30pm-9:45pm
Sat 12/21/19 at 7:30pm-9:45pm
Fri 12/27/19 at 7:30pm-9:45pm
Music: Irish/Celtic
Magical Strings 41st Annual Celtic Yuletide Concert
For many in the Northwest, it wouldn’t be the holidays without the harps, dulcimers, and energetic Celtic sounds of acclaimed family ensemble Magical Strings. The tradition continues this year, as Magical Strings enters the 5th decade of annual Celtic Yule...
Urban Grace
Tacoma, WA

Fri 12/13/19 at 7:30pm
Music: Live Music in Bar/Club
Seed, Gypsy Temple, & Celia
An amazing night of real rock and roll! Three great bands - Seed, Gypsy Temple and Celia.
The Swiss Pub
Tacoma, WA

Fri 12/13/19 at 9pm-1am
Music: Special Event, Holiday Music
The Nightmare Before Christmas
A Holiday Sing-Along! We have songbooks! Bring a voice! Bring an instrument! Holiday attire encouraged! Piano accompaniment by Nate Dybevik.
The Mule Tavern
Tacoma, WA

Fri 12/13/19 at 9:30pm-11pm
Dance: Classical Dance
The Nutcracker & The Tale of The Hard Nut
Tacoma City Ballet's The Nutcracker & The Tale of The Hard Nut is a glorious production filled with spectacular dancing, live orchestral music, grand scenery, and lavish costumes. Presented for the first time in the beautiful newly renovated Pantages Theat...
Pantages Theater
Tacoma, WA

Fri 12/13/19 - Sun 12/15/19 at 7:30pm
Special Event: Stand Up Comedy
Trevor Noah
Host of Comedy Central's Emmy award-winning program "The Daily Show," South African comic Trevor Noah's sharp wit, intelligent commentary, unmistakable charm and clinical delivery have already made him one of the top performers in the country. He has the h...
Tacoma Dome
Tacoma, WA

Fri 12/13/19 at 8pm
Special Event: Fair/Festival
Wizards Yule Feast
Witches and Wizards are welcome... and since it's the holidays all you Muggles out there are welcome to join in on the fun as well! Close your eyes and envision a cozy brick building filled with magical lights and glittering fir trees. You hear children la...
Historic 1625
Tacoma, WA

Fri 12/13/19 at 6:45pm-10:30pm

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