Tacoma’s Holiday Happenings

Have you seen that the “S” has vanished from the Tacoma Self Storage, opens a new window sign? That means it’s officially the holiday season in Tacoma. Tacoma Public Libraries are your source for holiday movies and books, but we also want to share these other fun, family-oriented holiday happenings around T-Town.

In Proctor this year, the Wheelock Branch joins over 70 local businesses to celebrate the spirit of the holidays with “Proctor’s Peppermint Place, opens a new window !” It’s a neighborhood-wide celebration of the holiday season, with Christmas lights, lots of decorations, and many special events including a community tree, street musicians and more! Proctor is a warm, inviting holiday destination. Be sure to check-out Wheelock’s Dr. Seuss themed “Proctorville” window displays!

There are several holiday themed events at Wright Park’s W. W. Seymour Conservatory, opens a new window, including the Light Plantasia holiday light show from December 10th through December 15th.The Conservatory also participates in the Stadium Business District’s Dickens and Victorian Holiday Festival, opens a new window on December 14th. Free horse and carriage rides, costumed characters and period-themed revels are a real treat.

Also on the evening of December 14th, you can catch the Tacoma Yacht Club’s annual Lighted Boat Parade, opens a new window on the Foss Waterway between 5 and 6 pm.

Looking to ring in the New Year? Don’t miss the return of Tacoma Arts Live’s First Night celebration, opens a new window. On December 31st, from 5 pm to midnight there’ll be family friendly events and celebration to welcome in 2020.

Happy Holidays!