The Best Things To Do in Pierce County: Christmas Edition

by | Dec 21, 2023

Hello, Pierce County friends and neighbors! I’m Lisa Racca, your local real estate expert, and I’m here to guide you through the best of what our wonderful area has to offer this Christmas season. Whether you’re a seasoned local or visiting for the holidays, get ready to experience the joy and warmth that only our community can provide!

Enchanting Light Displays: Fantasy Lights and Zoolights

Begin your holiday adventure with a visit to the Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park. This mesmerizing drive-through light display, available until January 1st, 2024, will dazzle you with its vibrant colors and designs. Continuing the luminous journey, don’t miss the spectacular Zoolights at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. Running until January 1st, 2024, the zoo is transformed into a sparkling winter wonderland with over 800,000 lights, creating an unforgettable experience for all ages.

Festive Gatherings and Performances

Join the fun at the Ugly Sweater Christmas Party at The Whisky Bar on December 23. It’s a perfect opportunity to show off your most creative or hilarious Christmas sweaters. For a touch of holiday drama, attend “An Improvised Christmas Carol 2023” at Unexpected Productions, with select dates including some after December 21. This unique spin on the classic tale promises laughter and unexpected twists.

Musical Delights: John Denver Tribute and Christmas Eve Serenity

Music lovers will revel in the Rocky Mountain High Experience®: John Denver Christmas at Rialto Theater on December 23. This tribute to John Denver’s music adds a special warmth to the holiday season. And on December 24, the First Presbyterian Church Tacoma hosts Blue Christmas, offering a tranquil space for reflection and remembrance.

Community Spirit and Candlelight Services

Immerse yourself in the community spirit with the Christmas Eve Candlelight Services at various churches like CenterPoint Christian Fellowship and Bethany Presbyterian Church. These services offer a moment of peace and unity, perfect for embracing the true meaning of Christmas.

Tacoma Light Trail: A Journey of Wonder

Finally, explore the beauty of downtown Tacoma with the Tacoma Light Trail. This free event features live music, art installations, and a radiant display of lights, continuing into the new year. It’s an ideal way to experience the creativity and vibrancy of our community.

In Pierce County, we’re blessed with a variety of activities that cater to all ages and interests. This Christmas season, I invite you to explore, participate, and enjoy the festivities that make our community unique. Wishing you all a merry Christmas and a delightful holiday season!


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