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Insider’s Guide to Gig Harbor Holiday Events + Enter to WIN Tickets to Alderbrook Coco Cruise

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year….”

Okay, sorry if that is stuck in your head the rest of the day, but we are embarking on such a fun, magical time of the year. I wanted to put all the fun activities in and around Gig Harbor in one handy place for you. Whether you are staying in Gig harbor or up for a holiday adventure to Seattle or Leavenworth, there are a ton of events and things to do around the South Sound this season. Save this list and make some memories, Have the best holiday season ever and Cheers to 2019!

We were so dang excited about the holidays we have a Giveaway! Enter Here to WIN a Family 4-Pack of Tickets to the December 9th (2:30-3:30) Coco Cruise at Alderbrook Resort and Spa! Winner will be announced November 16th via email and on Social- Facebook & Instagram!

**At time of printing most events did not have set dates but feel free to check out the blog for the full list and updated dates. By Date:

November 29th/30th {Gig Harbor}

Winterfest at Peninsula High School

Dec 1:

Gig Harbor Holiday Tree Lighting 5-7pm Downtown

Breakfast with Santa at the Boys & Girls Club

Photos With Santa at Gig Harbor MarKee 10-12pm

TideFest Art Festival

All through December: Free holly cuttings at Wilkison Farm Park in Gig Harbor *while supplies last

Dec 2:

TideFest Art Festival

Dec 4th

Menorah Lighting 6:30pm- Uptown Gig Harbor

December 5th

White Christmas Market- 3-7pm

Weatherly Inn 6016 N Highlands Pkwy Tacoma, WA 98406

Dec 7th and 8th

It’s a Wonderful Waterfront with Santa, hayrides, music and more

December 13th {Gig Harbor} Lighted Boat Parade

December 17th

Gingerbread Making workshop at Gig Harbor MarKee 10-12pm (Hosted by Paige Schulte, me!)

December 30 Winter Wildland at NW Trek

Annual Events (dates had not be published yet) by City:

{Gig Harbor}

Canterwood Holiday Open House & Annual Toy Drive

Canterwood Gingerbread House Making

Canterwood Breakfast with Santa

Hark! The Harbor- Gig Harbor

Light up the Night at Harbor History Museum- tickets $2/$3

Gingerbread House Making at Pierce County Libraries {Multiple dates/locations} registration required at some locations

Santa breakfast with the Key Center Fire department; register in advance

Living Nativity at Discovery Baptist in Gig Harbor; Fox Island Tree Lighting Santa at the

Fox Island Museum

{Port Orchard}

Pictures with Santa at the Log Cabin Museum in Port Orchard

Festivals of Chimes and Lights Port Orchard Day long event with fun run, free movies, kids’ activities, tree lighting, Santa, and more!


Tree Lighting and Santa Visit at the Job Carr Museum in Old Town Tacoma

Holiday Fest in Proctor Santa visits, pancake breakfast, strolling musicians, and more!

Zoolights at the Point Defiance Zoo (Nov 28-Jan 4th) Pt Defiance

Not too close but not too far-

Greater South Sound Events:

Leavenworth weekend trip to snow

Coco Cruise all month long Saturdays and Sunday at Alderbrook Resort

Snowflake lane in Bellevue Square, nightly at 7pm!

Santa Train (BOOK Early!)

Polar Express

Miss a local spot for photos with Santa? Hit up Bass Pro Shop for a great set up with the big guy all month long (Tacoma Location)

Lantern Light Festival – Puyallup

Sheraton Hotel Seattle Gingerbread Village (Seattle)


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