We’ve warmed up a bit from last week, but there is still a chill in the air that makes you want to drink hot cocoa and look at lights. If you are looking for holiday cheer, there is plenty of it right here. From photos with Santa and holiday bazaars to home tours and concerts, there are many things to do in Olympia, Tumwater, Lacey and throughout Thurston County this weekend. You can access the full calendar here. Check out our highlights below.
- Skate into the season at Oly on Ice.
- Find that perfect Christmas Tree from a Thurston County Christmas Tree Farm.
- Check out the holiday lights around Thurston County.
- Visit Epic Realty’s Kettle Ringers at various locations December 6.
- Take your child to visit with Signing Santa, a Santa who knows sign language, at Chambers Prairie Elementary December 6.
- Sing-a-long with “Handel’s Messiah” at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts December 6.
- Check out and bid on the incredible Providence St. Peter Christmas in the Forest December 6-8.
- Share the magic of Christmas with a child in need and the Olympia’s 42nd Annual Toy Run December 7.
- Enjoy Christmas in the Park at the Yelm City Park December 7.
- Search for the perfect gift at the Tenino Winterfest Bazaar December 7.
- Celebrate the season at Ralph’s Thriftway Tree Lighting December 7.
- Have a holiday walk with Capital Volksport Club’s Holiday Walk at the Olympia Community Center December 7.
- Snap a photo with your dog and Santa Paws at Joint Animal Services December 7.
- Twirl around at the Country Dance at South Union Grange December 7.
- Watch the 17th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Festival at Tumwater City Hall December 8.
- Delight in “The Wind in the Willows” at Olympia Family Theater December 8.
- Tour historic homes decked out for the holidays with the 2019 Holiday Tour of Homes December 8.
- Shop locally and support your friends and neighbors.
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