Monday, Dec. 16
Washington State Historical Society, 1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
An exhibit of 24 stunning photographs showing human hands and the work they do. From gardener to midwife, fisherman t o puppeteer, "Hands at Work" chronicles Washingtonians and their extraordinary range of work. Developed by photographer Summer Moon Scriver and writer Iris Graville. Show runs through May, 2014. Info:
STAR Center, 3873 S. 66th St., Tacoma, WA
Ballroom dancing on the 1st Sunday and every Monday afternoon from 1-3 pm. There is live music. Admission is $5. Phone: 253-404-3939. It is a good idea to come with a dance partner. This dance was formerly held at Southpark Community Center. Info:
Wild Waves Theme Park, 36201 Enchanted Pkwy. S., Federal Way, WA 98003
The Pacific Northwest’s favorite outdoor holiday celebration, Holiday with Lights at Wild Waves Theme Park, returns Dec. 6 to Dec. 31. Families can enjoy a sleigh-full of fun with festive activities, special appearances by some jolly friends and 25 rides and attractions, illuminated by more than one million lights. Info:
Zoolights - 5:00 pm
Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, WA 98407
Bundle up and stroll the Zoo as it comes aglow with more than a half-million lights! Be inspired by dazzling animal-themed displays, including our brand new 3-D displays of a swooping bald eagle, a regal polar bear family, and a Sumatran tiger head. Warm up in the steamy South Pacific Aquarium, ride a camel or take a spin on the antique carousel. There's so much to see and do--make the most of your Zoolights experience with our list of the Zoolights Top 10 Fun Activities! Zoolights Dates: Nov. 29 - Jan. 5. Zoolights Hours: 5 pm - 9 pm. (Closed Dec. 24 & Open Dec. 25 & Jan. 1) Info: