We hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving full of food, family, and fun! With Thanksgiving over, we are now full speed ahead into the Christmas season. This week we transition into December! Christmas songs are playing on the radio station, cars are driving with trees strapped to the top, houses are glowing with lights at night, and Christmas feels like it’s arrived. This is a great time when the Puyallup community comes together. There are many opportunities to give back, get involved, and celebrate the Christmas spirit.
Christmas Events at the Fair
The North Pole at the Fair
A great event for the whole family! Get your kids in the Christmas spirit and let them experience what the North Pole is like for Santa. The North Pole at the Fair is sure to get your kids excited to leave some cookies and milk for the man in the red suit.
Victorian Country Christmas
Step back in time into a Victorian village where holiday music fills the air! Shop in over 500 stores and find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Enjoy a day out drinking wine, eating treats, and delicious food. Christmas starts at A Victorian Country Christmas. This is a Puyallup community favorite and not to be missed!
Extreme Christmas Tree Lighting
Join the Washington State Fair Events Center to kick off the holiday season at the annual Extreme Christmas Tree Lighting. Enjoy complimentary hot cider, cookies, and holiday music as Santa arrives to light up the 185-foot Extreme Christmas Tree with 4,494 twinkling lights before your very eyes. You might even get to visit with Santa’s reindeer.
This week through December 11th check out the giving tree at the Puyallup Activity Center. Take a tag off the tree and make someone’s Christmas extra special this year. The Giving Tree runs through December 11, 2016. Bring the gift (unwrapped) and tag back to the Recreation Center to have it wrapped and delivered.
Also keep an eye out for food collections at local grocery stores. They are always looking for donations around this time of year. Those who are less fortunate and don’t have the extra money to spend will be thankful for your donation. With so much abundance around this time of year, it is always important to keep a healthy perspective and help others where you can.The South Hill Mall has a whole section devoted to giving back on their website. Click here to see where and when these are.
Puyallup Public Libray
Hamilton the Musical
The library is always hosting events. Have you heard of the musical Hamilton? This award winning musical is taking the country by storm. Join fellow musical theater fans at the Library to answer trivia questions, play games, and enjoy the fantastic music. If you already know the musical, you can share your knowledge. If you don’t, this is a perfect opportunity to learn. This will be an event full of musical and historical knowledge. This event is for teens and adults. (Warning: tracks from the musical will be played which do include explicit content).
Play to Learn
Play to learn is this week at the library on Tuesday. Click here for more details. This event happens weekly, so if you missed it this week, check it out next week.
2016 Lighted Santa Parade
Bring the family down to welcome Santa and usher in the Christmas season! Check out the fire engines, elves, and support the local students participating in the parade. Included in the festivities is the Holiday Market (12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) in the Pioneer Park Pavilion and the lighting of the Community Tree in the Park!
That’s all for Puyallup this week. We hope you have a terrific week and have the opportunity to get in the Christmas holiday spirit. If you want to share an event or experience with us, tweet us! We would love to hear from you. Check in with us next week to see what is happening in Puyallup.