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  • GET TICKETS NOW! "How the Slug Stole Solstice" at Olympia Family Theater:

    Called "alternative fare" for those who may not celebrate traditional Christmas or Hanukkah, "How the Slug Stole Solstice" is a delightfully wacky holiday presentation for young people (recommended for ages 5 and up). Season tickets and flex passes available. Friday-Sunday, November 28th-December 21st.  Call for times or more information at 360-570-1638 or see

    Friday-Sunday, November 28th-December 21st (various times)
    Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave. E., Olympia

  • FREE 24-HOUR HELP! Crisis Clinic and Youth Help Line

    Help is a phone call away! Volunteers are available around the clock for confidential and anonymous support and for information and referral. Call the Crisis Clinic of Thurston and Mason Counties or the Youth Help Line! Crisis Clinic 360-586-2800; Youth Help Line 360-586-2777.


    Crisis Clinic 360-586-2800, Youth Help Line 360-586-2777

  • Historical Christmas Island:

    Come to Maytown, the Bethlehem of Thurston County, and see the Christ child! Click on the Christmas Island link for pictures, information, and directions. Display will be lighted daily from 5-9pm through December 27th.

    In 1959, Olympian artist Leonard Huber, teamed up with the Chamber of Commerce to create a life-sized figurine Christmas display. With the help of the Army Corps of Engineers and Fort Lewis, the Nativity was placed on a barge in the middle of Capitol Lake.  It was later shown at South Sound Mall in Lacey, where it remained as a community tradition until the early '90s. Pastor George Coley and his dad brought it to Olympia Metro Church on Puget St in 1998 for several years. In 2012, Pastor George reopened the historic scene for visitors in SW Thurston County, at the Maytown church, about 1 mile E. from exit 95 off I-5.

    display will be lighted daily from 5-9pm through December 27th
    Maytown Assembly of God, 2920 Tierney St SW, Olympia
    (360) 584-9746

  • "Fantasy Lights" at Spanaway Park:

    Experience the Northwest's largest drive through event - "Fantasy Lights"! Over 300 elaborate displays and thousands of sparkling lights have been delighting families for two decades. Thursday, November 27th-Thursday, January 1st. $14 per vehicle. Half price nights ($7) on December 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th & 10th.

    Click here for $3 off coupon.

    DIRECTIONS: From I-5, take exit #127 onto Highway 512 heading east. Take the second exit, turn right onto Pacific, and go 2.7 miles to 152nd or Military Road. Turn right and Spanaway Park is ½ mile on your left. 253-798-3330.

    Thursday, November 27th-Thursday, January 1st, 5:30-9pm
    Spanaway Park, 14905 Bresesmann Blvd. S., Spanaway

  • Christmas Sunday Morning:

    Join Hidden Creek Community Church for Christmas Sunday morning December 21st. Celebrate the birth of our King - Jesus! Carols, cinnamon rolls, children dancing! Family friendly!  Children welcome! For more information go to or call 360-357-3739

    Sunday, December 21st at 10am
    Hidden Creek Community Church, 1807 9th Avenue SW, Olympia 98502

  • FREE! Turn of the Tides Winter Solstice Festival:

    South Sound Estuary Association presents the Turn of the Tides Festival, a winter solstice celebration Sunday, December 21st 11am-3pm. Activities, arts and crafts, education booths, marine life, plus chowder and hot chocolate. Family friendly! Free admission!Education booth  partners include South Sound Salmon Enhancement, Nisqually Reach Nature Center, Pacific Shellfish Institute, the Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, and Taylor Shellfish.

    Sunday, December 21st 11am-3pm
    South Sound Estuarium, 309 State Ave. NE, Olympia 98501
    Betsea Antonio,, 360561-1486

  • Candlelight Carols:

    Join Hidden Creek Community Church for Christmas! Come celebrate God's precious gift to us - Jesus. Candlelight carols, children dancing, Christmas cookies!
    Family friendly!  Children welcome! Sunday, December 21st at 6pm

    Sunday, December 21st at 6pm
    Hidden Creek Community Church, 1807 9th Avenue SW, Olympia 98502

  • Shelton Community Open Mic:

    Shelton Performers Unite put on an Open Mic every month for singers, musicians, poets, comedians, etc. Piano accompanist available (bring music). Family environment; children welcome. Refreshments provided. Every third Sunday of month 6-8pm, Shelton Presbyterian Church, 1430 Shelton Springs Rd., Shelton 98584. For more information, contact: Vincent Anderson 360-239-2683

    Shelton Presbyterian Church, 1420 Shelton Springs Rd., Shelton
    Vincent Anderson, 360-239-2683

  • Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk:

    People of all faiths and no faith are invited to come walk a candlelit indoor labyrinth and welcome the return of light at Unity of Olympia on the eve of the Winter Solstice. It's Sunday, December 21, anytime between 6:30 and 8:00 PM, at 1335 Fern St SW, Olympia, near Capital Mall. Music will be provided by Olympia's Sounds of the Sacred. For more information call 360-943-5757 or email

    Sunday, December 21st anytime between 6:30 & 8pm
    Unity of Olympia, 1335 Fern Street SW, Olympia WA 98502

  • GET TICKETS NOW! "A Year With Frog & Toad" at Lakewood Playhouse

    The whimsical "A Year with Frog & Toad" follow two great friends - the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad - through four fun-filled seasons. It's a show suitable for the entire family! Thursday-Sunday, December 11th-21st, 7pm (Sundays 2pm). Also, Wednesday, December 17th, 7pm. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 children. Call for more details at 253-588-0042 or see

    Thursday-Sunday, December 11th-21st & Wednesday, December 17th, 7pm (Sundays 2pm)
    Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd., Lakewood

  • GET TICKETS NOW! "Barefoot In the Park" at Olympia Little Theatre:

    Free-spirited Corrie and buttoned-down Paul move from romance to tension in their marriage, which is further complicated by a surprise visit from Corrie's widowed mother. Enjoy the jumbled emotions in Neil Simon's classic romantic comedy! Friday-Saturday, December 5th-6th; Thursday-Saturday, December 11th-13th & 18th-20th (all 7:55pm); Sunday, December 14th & 21st, 1:55pm. 


    Fri-Sat December 5th-6th, Thurs-Sat Dec. 11th-13th, Dec. 18th-20th (all 7:55pm) plus Sunday, Dec. 14th & 21st (1:55pm)
    Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Ave. NE, Olympia

  • GET TICKETS NOW! "A Little Princess" at Tacoma Musical Playhouse:

    "A Little Princess" is the story of a beleaguered girl with an unbridled imagination! Young Sara is separated from her father and the kindhearted Africans who helped to raise her, and is sent to boarding school in London, where she manages to turn a drab institution into one of magic and mystery. Friday-Sunday, November 28th-December 21st, 8pm (Fridays), 2 & 8pm (Saturdays), 2pm (Sundays). Get details by calling 253-565-6867 or see

    Friday-Sunday, November 28th-December 21st, 8pm (Fridays), 2 & 8pm (Saturdays), 2pm (Sunday)
    Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 6th Avenue, Tacoma

  • The Stardust Christmas Commotion:

    It's mid-December 1958 and the Stardust club has been hired to host a hurry-up wedding reception for a mysterious couple. It’s a race to beat the clock, further complicated by the arrival of a social worker looking for a fugitive from a foster home. And she’s pretty sure she’s looking in the right place. But the show must go on, and the gang sings and dances some of the greatest Rat Pack and rock’n’roll songs of the era in their search for holiday magic. This is the nineteenth year of the South Sound’s Stardust Christmas tradition!

    November 28-December 31, 2014, Thursday-Saturdays 8:00PM, Sundays at 2:00PM (plus a 2:00PM matinee on Christmas Eve and a 7:00PM performance on New Year's Eve)

    $39 General, $35 Senior/Military, $25 Students/Youth under 25, plus $15-$20 Rush Tickets 1/2 hour before curtain

    TICKETS: (360) 786-0151 or

    November 28th-December 31st
    State Theater, 202 4th Ave E. Downtown Olympia, 98501
    (360) 786-0151