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Zoolights

Nov 29-Jan 5; 5-9 pm (closed Dec. 24)
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
November 29-January 5 (closed Dec. 24) 5-9 pm See the Zoo transformed into a colorful winter wonderland with over 700,000 lights. The holiday spirit comes aglow in this magica…

Light Plantasia

Dec 10-15; 5-7 pm
W.W. Seymour Conservatory
Light Plantasia, presented by Lusio Dec 10-15, 2019 Take a stroll through the wonderland that is Light Plantasia! This is not your regular holiday light show. For five nights…

Breakfast with Santa and the Grinch

Saturday, Dec 14, 2019
9:00 am
Eastside Community Center
Breakfast with Santa and the Grinch Saturday, December 14 9 am-12:30 pm It’s that time of the year again! Come to Who-Ville to feast with Jolly St. Nick and grumpy Grinc…

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, Dec 14, 2019
9:00 am
Center at Norpoint
Breakfast with Santa Saturday, December 14 9:00 am-12 pm Rise and shine for Breakfast with Santa at The Center at Norpoint on Dec. 14. Enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast, hol…

Victorian Holiday Festival

Saturday, Dec 14, 2019
10:00 am
W.W. Seymour Conservatory
Frolic and folly at our annual Victorian Holiday Festival honoring Tacoma’s historic Victorian-styled Conservatory. Staff and volunteers will be dressed in beautiful cos…

Cookies with Santa

Saturday, Dec 14, 2019
10:00 am
People’s Community Center
Cookies with Santa Saturday, December 14 10 am-12 pm Bring the entire family to decorate cookies, send a letter to Santa, enjoy holiday music and take pictures with Santa in t…

Cocoa & Carols at the Conservatory

Friday, Dec 20, 2019
6:00 pm
W.W. Seymour Conservatory
Cocoa & Carols is an evening festive community sing along, featuring many of your favorite holiday carols and delicious cocoa. Bring your friends, family and favorite holi…

Jingle Bell Run (8:30 AM)

Tuesday, Dec 24, 2019
8:30 am
Wright Park
Come enjoy a much-deserved break while the kids burn off energy at the Jingle Bell Run, the final race in the 2019 Run the Parks series. This holiday 3-mile run/walk is a fami…

Jingle Bell Run (10:30 AM)

Tuesday, Dec 24, 2019
10:30 am
Wright Park
Come enjoy a much-deserved break while the kids burn off energy at the Jingle Bell Run, the final race in the 2019 Run the Parks series. This holiday 3-mile run/walk is a fami…

Winter Wildland

Dec. 28 & 29; 9:30 am-3 pm
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
Breathe in the crisp mountain air and watch in delight as our animals play with holiday-themed treats and enrichments. Take a tram tour through the hushed winter stillness to…

Polar Bear Plunge

Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020
11:30 am
Point Defiance Marina
Polar Bear Plunge Weds, January 1 11:30 am-3 pm $5 per person. Register at the event. Kick-off the new year with a cool tradition—a refreshing plunge into invigorating Puget…

Valentines 5K

Saturday, Feb 15, 2020
8:00 am
Ruston Way
Let’s run away together! This is an out-and-back along Ruston Way. Get your Valentine’s weekend started on the right foot!…

St. Patrick’s Day 5K

Saturday, Mar 7, 2020
9:00 am
Titlow Park & Lodge
Get your Irish Jig on and join us on this lovely 5k around the trails of Titlow. The race is Chip-timed and dogs are welcome!…

Earth Day Beach Cleanup

Saturday, Apr 11, 2020
9:00 am
Point Defiance Marina
Get hooked on helping at these cleanup events held every 3rd Saturday at the Point Defiance Marina. Join other volunteers to make a difference in the health and cleanliness of…

Norpoint Turkey Trot 5K

Thursday, Nov 26, 2020
9:00 am
Center at Norpoint
Join us Thanksgiving morning for the Norpoint Turkey Trot, Tacoma’s original and largest Turkey Trot! The event is stuffed with holiday activities and features a 5k run,…

Norpoint Turkey Trot 2mi

Thursday, Nov 26, 2020
9:00 am
Center at Norpoint
Join us Thanksgiving morning for the Norpoint Turkey Trot, Tacoma’s original and largest Turkey Trot! The event is stuffed with holiday activities and features a 5k run,…

Norpoint Turkey Trot Kids Run

Thursday, Nov 26, 2020
9:00 am
Center at Norpoint
Join us Thanksgiving morning for the Norpoint Turkey Trot, Tacoma’s original and largest Turkey Trot! The event is stuffed with holiday activities and features a 5k run,…

Jingle Bell 5K – Race 1

Thursday, Dec 24, 2020
8:30 am
Wright Park
Come enjoy a much-deserved break while the kids burn off energy atthe Jingle Bell Run. This holiday event is a family favorite and a great way to spend active time outdoors du…

Jingle Bell 5K – Race 2

Thursday, Dec 24, 2020
10:30 am
Wright Park
Come enjoy a much-deserved break while the kids burn off energy atthe Jingle Bell Run. This holiday event is a family favorite and a great way to spend active time outdoors du…