Wednesday, Dec. 18
Holiday with Lights at Wild Waves Theme Park - 5:00 pm
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:
4th Annual: Blankets for Hope - 5:00 pm
VA Hospital @ American Lake (Bldg 9, 1st on your left), 9600 Veterans Dr, Tacoma WA
We are collecting Sleeping bags - Coats - Blankets - Small Tarps - Hats – Gloves/Mittens Single-use Hand Warmers - New Socks & New Undergarments - Personal Hygiene Kits for our Homeless Veterans at the VA Hospital and Tacoma Rescue Mission. What's in your closet that you are not using? Other locations can create their own drop box and then bring to the above collection sites. Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for a sign for the box or if you have questions. See for poster and signs Info:
The Last Stand Xmas Bash Feat: Hotel Books & Guests - 5:00 pm
The Last Stand, 5205 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409
OUR XMAS PARTY PLUS MORE!! Hotel Books ( or When All We Love Is Lost. Tony The Voice ( The Lost Side Project. Food/ Gifts/ Tree/ Decorations/ music. UGLY SWEATER PHOTO BOOTH . 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:
Fantasy Lights - 5:30 pm
Spanaway County Park, Military Rd S, Spanaway, WA 98447
Nov. 28, 2013 - Jan. 1, 2014. The 19th annual Fantasy Lights display has dazzled viewers with new themes and yearly additions to the largest drive-through display of lights in the Northwest. Fantasy Lights operates for 35 nights, November 28-January 1, 2014, nightly from 5:30-9:00pm. The beautiful two and a quarter mile drive takes place in Spanaway County Park. Info:
Annual Project:U Toy Drive at Cork - 5:30 pm
Cork! A Wine Bar, 606 N State St, Tacoma, WA
Join Project:U for our annual toy drive at Cork! A Wine Bar, this year co-hosted by YPN of Tacoma-Pierce County! Two of every five homeless individuals in Pierce County are kids. Let's work together to brighten their holidays! Cork! A Wine Bar has generously agreed to donate 10% of the proceeds from our event to both YPN and Project:U. All proceeds and toys/gifts collected will benefit the Community Solutions Fund at United Way of Pierce County. This fund supports over 100 local agencies such as the Boys and Girls Club and the YWCA. Info:
Ukulele Circle - 6:30 pm
Ted Brown Music, 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd, Tacoma
Ted Brown Music Tacoma hosts a free, all-ages ukulele circle every Wednesday from 6:30-8 p.m. Join us for a FREE ukulele jam session. Bring your ukulele and get ready to meet and connect w/ other uke players, and have lots of fun too! Everybody is welcome, from uke pros to beginners. For more info contact Ted Brown Music at (253) 272-3211 or visit
Girls Basketball: Timberline @ Wilson - 7:00 pm
Wilson High School, 1202 N Orchard St, Tacoma, WA 98406
Defending league champ Rams host runner-up Blazers. Info:,wa)/calendar.htm
The Christmas Revels - 7:30 pm
Rialto Theater, 310 S. Ninth St., Tacoma, WA 98402
This year it’s a high-energy, toe-tapping, fiddling, clogging, tall-tale telling celebration set in Appalachia in the 1930s. Joining the company is Seattle’s Old Time Music band The Tallboys and the Eclectic Cloggers. The Christmas Revels is a joyous, timeless celebration for all ages - a high-spirited concoction of folk tradition and high art. Join friends and family at the Rialto to drive winter’s darkness away. Info:
Live Holiday music with Taxi Driver - 7:30 pm
Hilltop Kitchen, 913 MLK JR WAY, Tacoma, WA 98405
Tacoma's own jazz band Taxi Driver will be performing jazz standards and holiday music. Info: