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Special Event: Holiday, For the Family, Community Event
Intercity Transit Jingle Bus
The Jingle Bus, a holiday-decorated Intercity Transit coach, will operate on every local transit route throughout the month of December – a different route every day – offering candy canes, free fare and holiday spirit everywhere it goes. The Jingle Bus ki...
Intercity Transit
Olympia, WA

Sat 12/7/19 - Fri 12/27/19 at 5:55am-11pm
Theater: Drama, Benefit/Fundraiser
An Iliad: A Play by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare
Please join us at Olympia Family Theater for an evening of epic drama, a performance of An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare, with Scott Douglas and Nancy Curtis, and directed by James O’Barr. This play is based on Homer’s The Iliad, translated by Ro...
Olympia Family Theater
Olympia, WA

Sat 12/7/19 at 6:30pm-10pm
Art: Museum, Children, Classical Dance
Ballerinas from Ballet Northwest's Nutcracker
Meet and greet ballerinas from Ballet Northwest's Nutcracker. FREE with admission
Hands On Children's Museum
Olympia, WA

Sat 12/7/19 at 11am-1pm
Music: Acoustic, World, Folk
Brivele and Varda
A CELEBRATION OF KLEZMER AND YIDDISH MUSIC: BRIVELE is a Seattle-based anti-fascist klezmer folk-punk trio who braid together oral history, Yiddish language, contemporary and old-country musical genres, American Vaudeville, and visual arts. The trio is...
Temple Beth Hatfiloh
Olympia, WA

Sat 12/7/19 at 7pm-9pm
Music: Folk
Dana Lyons
Dana Lyons is the singer/songwriter best known for his dynamic performances and outrageous hit songs “Cows With Guns,” “RV” and “Ride The Lawn.” A global radio hit, “Cows With Guns” was #1 for the year on Dr. Demento, #2 on the Australian Country charts, #...
New Traditions Fair Trade
Olympia, WA

Sat 12/7/19 at 7:30pm-10pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
David Workman & Brian Walsh: We Are Puget Sound: Discovering & Recovering the Salish Sea
Join us for a multimedia event on Saturday, December 7 at 4:00 PM, to discover and recover our shared home in the Salish Sea, featuring lead author and Olympia resident David Workman and nature photographer and Olympia resident, Brian Walsh. Puget Sound is...
Browsers Bookshop
Olympia, WA

Sat 12/7/19 at 4pm
Music: Holiday Music, Choral
Olympia Masterworks Choral Ensemble Presents: A Mannheim Merry Christmas
Washington Center for the Performing Arts
Olympia, WA

Sat 12/7/19 at 7:30pm-10pm
Special Event: Children, Parade, Holiday
Parade of Lighted Ships 2019 sponsored by Olympia Yacht Club
Saturday December 7th is the annual Olympia Yacht Club (OYC) Parade of Lighted Ships, a favorite holiday tradition for many South Sound families! This year's festivities include The Capital HIgh Choir, the Jingle Bus with The Grinch and of course Santa ...
Port Plaza
Olympia, WA

Sat 12/7/19 at 5:30pm-8pm
Special Event: For the Family
Rube Goldberg Machines
Explore the whimsical world of physics and engineering by creating a Rube Goldberg Machine, a complex chain reaction to complete a simple task. We’ll have all the supplies you need to tinker!
LOTT's WET Science Center
Olympia, WA

Sat 12/7/19 at 10am-4pm
Theater: Drama
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol
Harlequin Productions presents Seattle playwright John Longenbaugh’s Holmesian twist on the Dickens classic, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol, November 29th through December 31st at the State Theater in downtown Olympia. Artistic Directo...
Harlequin Productions
Olympia, WA

Sat 12/7/19 at 2pm and 7:30pm
Sun 12/8/19 at 2pm
Thu 12/12/19 at 7:30pm-10:30pm
Fri 12/13/19 at 7:30pm-10:30pm
Sat 12/14/19 at 2pm and 7:30pm
Art: Multimedia, Holiday
South Sound Letter Writers Society: Letter Writing Social # 4
Join us! Be part of the “come alive come offline movement”, as we celebrate South Sound Letter Writers Society’s last gathering of the year! We'll be writing and sending Christmas Cards, Postcards, and Letters to Santa Claus, as well as celebrating the hol...
Orca Books
Olympia, WA

Sat 12/7/19 at 1pm-4pm
Art: Art Show, Holiday
Splash Gallery Holiday Party
Join us for an evening of merry making and art! There will be door prizes and a scavenger hunt with treats for all! Sips, snacks and hot cider will be provided while we view the Lighted Boat parade from the comfort of the gallery. Join our artists as we...
Splash Gallery of Olympia
Olympia, WA

Sat 12/7/19 at 5pm-9pm
Special Event: Volunteer Event
Springwood Parcel (formerly Zabel's Rhododendron Garden) Volunteer Work Party
Did you know invasive Yellow archangel can be spread through yard waste? When we remove it, it must be bagged before it heads to the dump to keep the underground rhizomes from taking hold in new soil. Today we will be continuing our efforts in removing all...
Springwood Parcel
Olympia, WA

Sat 12/7/19 at 10am-1pm
Theater: Children's Theatre
The Wind in the Willows
Olympia Family Theater welcomes you to join us on a delightful holiday trip up out of your burrow on a float down the river, past Toad Hall, and into the very heart of the Wild Wood. Toad is always keen to take on the latest fad, but his new obsession ...
Olympia Family Theater
Olympia, WA

Sat 12/7/19 at 2pm-3:30pm
Sun 12/8/19 at 2pm-3:30pm
Fri 12/13/19 at 7pm-8:30pm
Sat 12/14/19 at 2pm-3:30pm
Sun 12/15/19 at 2pm-3:30pm
Special Event: Tour, Holiday
2019 Holiday Tour of Historic Homes
The Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum is sponsoring the 2019 Holiday Tour of Historic Homes on Sunday, December 8, 2019 from noon to 4:00 pm featuring nine historic properties including the Bigelow House at 918 Glass Avenue NE. Tour tick...
Bigelow House Museum
Olympia, WA

Sun 12/8/19 at 12pm-4pm
Sports: Walking
Capitol Volkssport Club - Local downtown Olympia Walk
Walk varies weekly, usually has 5K and 10K options. Pick up parking pass at registration in deli area to park in Bayview's lot. Please note: All Monday walks from June 17 to September 30, 2019 will begin at 10 a.m. Meet at Bayview at 9:45 a.m. to register...
Bayview Thriftway
Olympia, WA

Mon 12/9/19 at 2pm
Mon 12/16/19 at 2pm
Mon 12/23/19 at 2pm
Mon 12/30/19 at 2pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Class/Workshop
Lunch Time Meditation
Change your mind, change your day. Take an hour in the middle of the day to connect to your heart, cultivate inner peace and happiness and clarify your intention for the day. Everyone is welcome to attend these guided meditations. No previous experience...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Mon 12/9/19 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 12/11/19 at 12pm-1pm
Fri 12/13/19 at 12pm-1pm
Mon 12/16/19 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 12/18/19 at 12pm-1pm
Special Event: Installations, Animals, Holiday, Community Event
Olympia Police Department K9 Unit at Oly Lightstravaganza
Join Officer Locken and his K9 Cooper, from the Olympia Police Department, and stroll through the 90,000 light Christmas display. Free cookies & hot cider will be available.
Oly Lightstravaganza
Olympia, WA

Tue 12/10/19 at 6pm-7pm
Art: Museum, Parents/Parenting
PowerParenting: Temper Tantrums or Tempering Tantrums
How to Maintain Your Cool When Your Child has Lost Theirs: Is this an overwhelmed meltdown or is my child trying to manipulate me? Explore what causes tantrums and how avoid or temper their impact. And learn how your responses can help the whole family wea...
Hands On Children's Museum
Olympia, WA

Tue 12/10/19 at 6pm-8pm
Theater: Comedy/Drama
Reader's Theater Unlimited
Reader's Theater presents three comedies for your holiday. Christmas Family Reunion. Mr. and Mrs. Rosewood want their busy son and daughter to visit them during the Christmas Holiday. My Christmas Blind Date. Vera persuades a reluctant Marge to go on a bl...
Olympia Senior Center
Olympia, WA

Tue 12/10/19 at 1pm-2pm

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