Happy Friday, Pierce County! Are you ready for the weekend? Here are my top five picks for happenings going on around the county – plus a few bonus events.
P.S. – for even more events visit our online events calendar, or 31 Days of Holiday Magic where you can find something to do every day this December.
Winter Wonderland at the Museum of Glass
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016
Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Cost: Free with museum admission
The Museum of Glass invites families to create their own snow globe scenes with the help of artist Jennifer Adams, afterwards stroll through the galleries and warm up while watching local artists at work in the hot shop. It's a great way to celebrate the season!
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016
Tent located across from Stadium Thriftway, Tacoma, WA
Time: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
Take a step back in time at the annual Dickens Festival! Taking place in Tacoma's historic Stadium district, this yearly celebration sports a Piccadilly Holiday Circus theme and features shopping, carriage rides, magicians, musicians, and more! After the festival, consider visiting the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory for more Victorian inspired Christmas activities.
Watson's Reindeer
Reindeer at Watsons!
Friday, Dec. 9 – Sunday, Dec. 11
Watson's Greenhouse, Puyallup, WA
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
Donder and Blitzen are here for their annual stay at Watson’s! Stop by the nursery during business hours and say hello to the reindeer. Bonus: Santa will also be at the nursery on Friday from 12pm – 4pm.
Saint Lucia Festival Gig Harbor
Friday, Dec. 9, 2016
Harbor History Museum, Gig Harbor, WA
Time: 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Cost: $2
Celebrate Gig Harbor’s Swedish heritage at Harbor History Museum’s annual Light Up the Night festivities. Crafts, games, and traditional Swedish snacks are the star at this family-friendly event! While you're in Gig Harbor, check out what other activities are happening and enjoy a Candlelight Christmas in the Harbor.
Friday, Dec. 9 – Sunday, Dec. 11
The Sumner Performing Arts Center, Sumner, WA
Time: 2:00pm or 7:00pm
Cost: $12 - $22
Based on the beloved, enduring film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features the classic music of Irving Berlin!  This spectacular Broadway musical is an uplifting holiday treat sure to fill hearts with Christmas joy.
Bonus: There’s a lot going on this weekend! Here are a few more event highlights.
Miracle on 34th Street, 12/9/2016 – 12/11/2016, Tacoma Little Theatre, 2:00pm or 7:30pm, $20-$24
Ugly Sweater Beer Tour, 12/10/2016, Downtown Tacoma, 1:00pm or 3:00pm, $49.95