Thursday, Dec. 19
12 Days of Christmas - 10:00 am
LeMay-America's Car Museum, 2702 E. D St., Tacoma, WA 98421
Drive in to America's Car Museum this holiday season for 12 Days of Christmas! From December 13th through 24th, ACM will feature family-friendly holiday activities, including Santa photos, crafts and ticket giveaways. For the full calendar of events and more information, visit
Thursday Night Holiday Shopping with the Urban Gardener - 12:00 pm
The Urban Gardener, 1101 A Street, Suite 1, Tacoma, WA 98402
Staying open a couple of extra hours to welcome all of you hard working late hour folks. Come by for some holiday inspiration and a few Christmas cookies. Gifts and ideas for your favorite gardener and nature lover. Parking is FREE after 6pm. 1101 A Street, Suite 1. Next to the historic Murray Morgan Bridge. Info:
Boys Swimming: Olympia @ Stadium - 3:30 pm
Stadium High School, 111 North E Street, Tacoma, WA
Tigers, Bears both feature state-tested swimmers.
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:
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:
December ART BUS Tour - 6:00 pm
Between Tacoma Art Museum and Union Station on Pacific Avenue, Tacoma WA
A spectacular adventure awaits the riders of the December ART BUS Tour this year. We always pull out all the stops for the holidays but this year we have something extra special planned. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (aka Justin Mayfield) is the tour guide and Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be joining us! Santa travels in style so his bedazzled musical sleigh will be behind us and the bus will have reindeer decals on the sides as we swoosh through town! Riders can take turns riding in the sleigh and take "Selfies with Santa" pictures along the way. All the riders will receive reindeer antlers! Info:
Drum Circle - 6:30 pm
Ted Brown Music, 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd, Tacoma
Ted Brown Music Tacoma hosts a free, all-ages drum circle every Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m.  You don't need to have a drum to participate. For more info contact Ted Brown Music at (253) 272-3211 or visit
Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe - 7:00 pm
Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA 98499-3821
The LAKEWOOD INSTITUTE of THEATRE is proud to present In Collaboration with the LAKEWOOD PLAYHOUSE C.S. Lewis' THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, Directed by Jen Ankrum. 7:00pm Shows: DEC. 12th, 13th, 14th & 19th, 20th, 21st. 2:00pm Shows: DEC. 15th, 21st & 22nd. "Journey Beyond the Wardrobe to a Magical Place of Wondrous Adventure!" Just the Story for the ENTIRE FAMILY during the HOLIDAY SEASON! Join four children as they step through the Wardrobe into a land that will forever change their lives and propel them into a tale of Adventure and Magic! Info:
Wrestling: Wilson @ Mount Tahoma - 7:00 pm
Mount Tahoma, 4634 S 74th St, Tacoma, WA 98409
Crosstown wrestling matchups always entertaining.
Brad Upton - 8:00 pm
Tacoma Comedy Club, 933 Market St., Tacoma, WA 98402
Brad Upton in a past winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival and appeared recently at Caesar's Palace as part of the HBO Comedy Festival. Twenty-six years and 5000 shows have made this Seattle based comic a much sought after performer and earned the respect of his peers.Writing about everyday life, a long term marriage and anything else that pops into his head, Brad packs more laughs-per-minute into his set than nearly anyone in the business. He has been seen in concert with Johnny Mathis, Kenny… Show more Rogers, The Smothers Brothers, Lewis Black, Joan Rivers, Dolly Parton, Rita Rudner and Tim Allen. He is currently touring theaters and performing arts centers with The Masters of Stand Up, a group that includes comedy stars: Jimmy Brogan, Cathy Ladman and Maryellen Hooper. His new CD entitled, "Smart Guy, Stupid World" is heard regularly on XM and Sirius Satellite Radio and is available on iTunes. Info: