A Friday the 13th can’t be all bad when it marks just 12 days before Christmas! This weekend is full of holiday cheer and many other events to keep your spirits up, even if the rain does come. Get your Christmas tree, explore outer space, find treasures at a Native Art Fair: there are plenty 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 through 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.
- Head to a holiday movie on the big screen.
- Support your neighborhood at the West Central Park Winter Gala at the Abigail Stewart House, December 13.
- Listen to carols from Nordic traditions at Hearth Fires: Songs and Carols with Women of Note at The United Churches of Olympia December 13.
- Find unique treasures at the 23rd Annual Holiday Native Art Fair at The Evergreen State College December 13-14.
- Ring in the season with the Tumwater Christmas Tree Lighting Festival December 14.
- Taste the Holiday Spirit at Bayview Thriftway December 14.
- Blast off with your kids at Out of this World: Galaxy Exploration at the WET Science Center December 14.
- Celebrate the changing of the tides with the Turn of the Tides Winter Festival at the Puget Sound Estuarium December 14.
- Learn a new craft this winter with Macrame for the People at the Lacey Timberland Library December 14.
- Join Clara for a special party before “The Nutcracker” at Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts December 14.
- Sample limited release barrels at the Gibbons Lane Winery Open House December 15.
- See Olympia Fire at the Oly Lightstravaganza December 15.
- Have a date night with The Bubble #5 Holiday Special at The Crypt Bar December 15.
- Try something new at Cafe Elite in Lacey.
- Make plans for a spectacular New Year’s Eve 2019.
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