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Day 219: 16th Annual Fantasy Lights, Spanaway, WA

Pierce County Parks and Recreation is pleased to present the 16th annual ‘Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park’ the largest holiday drive-through display in the Northwest, featuring nearly 300 elaborate displays and thousands of sparkling lights. The beautiful two-mile drive along Spanaway Lake has become a memorable lakeside tradition for the entire family.

Visitors of all ages will be treated to the magical world of animation and imagination where bears fly kites, snowboys kick field goals, Santa snowboards down a slope, frogs jump in and out of a tree, and reindeer leap over your car. You will also marvel at several new attractions this year including the gingerbread playground, space aliens, and the holiday light tunnel.

As you drive, dial your car radio to FM 93.7 to listen to a selection of special holiday music performed by a local high school to add to the festive atmosphere of the park.

Hours of Operation: November 24th – January 1st

  • Fantasy Lights will operate every night including Christmas and New Year’s Eve, from 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm.

Admission: Admission is charged per vehicle at the gate:

  • $13 per vehicle
  • $28 per mini-bus / (16-24 passenger capacity)
  • $45 for each bus / (25+ passenger capacity)

Discount Tickets: Visit one of the participating locations to purchase discount tickets for $10 each. Tickets are available while supplies last.

  • Lakewood Community Center, 253-798-4177
    9112 Lakewood Drive SW
    Lakewood, WA 98499
  • Sprinker Recreation Center, 253-798-4000
    14824 ‘C’ Street South
    Tacoma, WA 98499
  • Garfield Book Company at PLU, 253-535-7665
    208 Garfield St. Ste 101
    Tacoma, WA 98444

Discount tickets are not valid for bus admissions. Discount tickets are not available for sale at the admission’s gate.

*** $3.00 OFF Coupon ***

Print the coupon and save $3.00 off regular car/van admission. Redeem the coupon at the ticket booth to Fantasy Lights, November 24-January 1.

$3 Off Coupon (pdf file)

About the Author:

Kenton Becker is a local mortgage loan officer specializing in helping families buy or refinance homes in Puyallup and surrounding areas. He specializes in FHA, VA, USDA, Conventional financing and many other unique programs to help each client achieve home ownership success. Kenton Becker was born and raised in the Puyallup valley and currently lives and works here as well.

There has never been a better time to buy a home! Interest rates are at all time lows, and property values won’t be this low again in our life time. If you or someone you know needs help financing the home of their dreams, you can fill out a simple loan application online, or call me at: 206-423-2552. When inquiring be sure to ask about our seasonal specials and discounts.

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Day 218: Victorian Country Christmas, Puyallup, WA

Don’t miss the 24th annual Victorian Country Christmas Festival taking place Wednesday November 30th thru Sunday December 4th at the Puyallup Fair and Events Center!

What a great way to kick off the holidays and celebrate this wonderful time of year. Step back in time to the Victorian Village with old-fashioned streets and over 500 Victorian Stores! To keep authentic, each store is hosted by shopkeepers in Victorian attire.

There will also be lots of entertainment at the Victorian Country Christmas. KMPS 94.1 will have a Jubilee Theater with stage shows and concerts every hour (including: Stardust Follies, The Silver Spurs Country Western Revue, the Singing Nativity and more)! See below for more entertainment this year.

Best of all, every show at A Victorian Country Christmas is FREE with admission!

Click Here to see the concert updates…

Have fun this Christmas Season

CHRISTMAS KARAOKE!
Christmas Karaoke comes to A Victorian Country Christmas! STAR 101.5, KOMO Newsradio, and Seattle’s Greatest Hits – 570 KVI will invite listeners to visit A Victorian Country Christmas and enter the Christmas Karaoke contest. Listeners will register online at http://www.star1015.com .
Sunday December 4th between 12:30pm – 2:30pm. more info…

KMPS and Holiday Jubilee Theater – Featuring professional stage shows and the majestic Singing Nativity! More info…

Activities and family fun are a signature of A Victorian Country Christmas. Visit The Country Christmas Fair! Have your face painted, create fun art projects, whisper your wishes in Santa’s ear and take a memorable photo too! Say hello to Mrs. Clause while you are there. Step into the Victorian Christmas Opry Theater for family entertainment! More info…

Victorian Carousel A beautiful old-fashioned carousel offering free rides daily.

Christmas Lights display – The Santa Tram will take you through a tunnel where elaborate light displays sparkle.

Winter Wine Garden – Enjoy wine by the glass to enjoy on site or take a bottle or case home to give to friends and family for holiday gifts and special events. More info…

Five Minute Make Over Stop by the 5 Minute Make-over. Receive a 5 minute massage from professionals of Massage Envy. More info…

Concerts and stage shows abound at A Victorian Country Christmas. A variety of professional entertainment will be featured in the KMPS Holiday Jubilee Theater. More info…
PLUS – Every show at A Victorian Country Christmas is FREE with admission!!

Hours:
Wed – Sat: 10 am – 9 pm
Sun: 10 am – 6 pm

Admission:
Adult: $10.00
Senior (62+): $ 8
Student (6-18): $ 8
Military with ID: $7
Children 5 and under: FREE

About the Author:

Kenton Becker is a local mortgage loan officer specializing in helping families buy or refinance homes in Puyallup and surrounding areas. He specializes in FHA, VA, USDA, Conventional financing and many other unique programs to help each client achieve home ownership success. Kenton Becker was born and raised in the Puyallup valley and currently lives and works here as well.

There has never been a better time to buy a home! Interest rates are at all time lows, and property values won’t be this low again in our life time. If you or someone you know needs help financing the home of their dreams, you can fill out a simple loan application online, or call me at: 206-423-2552. When inquiring be sure to ask about our seasonal specials and discounts.

Day 217: Santa Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting, Puyallup, WA

Don’t miss this years annual Santa Parade, Tree Lighting and Christmas Reception located in Downtown Puyallup at Pioneer Park and Pavilion.

This annual tradition kicks off the Christmas season this Saturday (12/3) starting at 5:00p

Bring the kids down to welcome Santa! See the jolly old elf arrive on one of Puyallup’s finest fire engines.

Afterwards visit the Pioneer Park Pavilion for ice skating at Holiday on Ice and watch as the City lights the Community Tree in Pioneer Park! This wonderful community tradition is a great way to kick off the holiday season!.

About the Author:

Kenton Becker is a local mortgage loan officer specializing in helping families buy or refinance homes in Puyallup and surrounding areas. He specializes in FHA, VA, USDA, Conventional financing and many other unique programs to help each client achieve home ownership success. Kenton Becker was born and raised in the Puyallup valley and currently lives and works here as well.

There has never been a better time to buy a home! Interest rates are at all time lows, and property values won’t be this low again in our life time. If you or someone you know needs help financing the home of their dreams, you can fill out a simple loan application online, or call me at: 206-423-2552. When inquiring be sure to ask about our seasonal specials and discounts.

Day 216: Fantasy Lights Walk, Pierce County, WA

Kick off your holiday season with the Fantasy Lights WALK Sneak Preview this Sunday (20th) from 5:00p – 7:00p at Spanaway Park.

Details:

Fantasy Lights Walk takes you through 2.5 miles of animated displays at Spanaway Park. Walkers of all ages and abilities (including wheelchairs and strollers) are invited to take a sneak preview walk through Fantasy Lights this one night only.

Remember Sunday, November 20, 2011 is your only chance to walk through Fantasy Lights.

Cost:

  • $4 per person
  • $12 per family of four
  • Children ages 3 and under are free.

Check in:

Start and finish the 2.5 miles at Sprinker Recreation Center. Walkers may start any time between 5:00-7:00 p.m. after checking in.

Walkers should park and meet in Sprinker’s parking lot, located at 14824 South ‘C’ Street in Spanaway, then proceed as directed into Spanaway Park.

Walk Policies:

  • Walk only with strollers, wagons or wheelchairs.
  • No scooters, in-line skates, skateboards, or bikes.
  • Please NO dogs, except service dogs. Please have service dogs clearly marked to prevent confusion by other walkers and volunteer staff.
  • Bring a flashlight and wear visible clothing.
  • The event goes on rain or shine. Dress for the weather. No refunds due to inclement weather.
  • Bring your camera for a memorable holiday picture.
  • No vendors are allowed without written approval from the Pierce County Parks and Recreation Department.


Day 215: Puyallup Emergency Preparedness Fair, Puyallup, WA

Is your family prepared for a natural disaster? What about a family emergency? Well, if your not sure then come to the Puyallup Fair and Events Center this Saturday 11/05 from 9:00am – 3:00pm for this FREE event.

There is going to be a ton of great, useful information about preparing you and your family for the worst.

Plus, they are giving away free bike helmets (children under 13)! You cant beat that…this is also a great opportunity to teach your kids about safety.


Day 214: Trick or Treat Downtown – Pumpkin Palooza, Puyallup, WA

This Saturday (10/29) from 2:00p – 5:00p come and Trick or Treat downtown!

Bring the kids to downtown Puyallup for a safe and secure trick-or-treating experience!

Over 30 businesses will be handing out candies and treats for all the little ghosts and ghouls. A locator map will be available at various businesses or pick one up at our office.

Also, make sure to stop at the Library for a fun non-candy surprise provided by the Friends of the Puyallup Library.

Day 213: Saturday Films: Inside Job, Puyallup, WA

Come down to the Puyallup Public Library for this Saturday’s Film at 2:00 pm in the South meeting room. Watch a controversial but informative documentary about the global economic crisis that began in 2007/2008.

Inside Job (2010) – Rated PG-13

From Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker, Charles Ferguson, comes Inside Job, the first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, Inside Job traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia.

Running time: 120 minutes