Happy 2024! Bundle up and celebrate the new year with your community at one of many family-friendly events that are happening across Pierce County. We’ve put together our top picks for the month here, but keep an eye out for other family-friendly happenings around you! Admission to each event on our list comes at no cost.
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Tacoma Light Trail
Downtown Tacoma | December 31 – January 14
This community winter light festival lasts almost half of the entire month! Each evening from 5 – 9 p.m., bundle up and join your neighbors for parades throughout the heart of Downtown Tacoma.
Light Up Bike Ride
Downtown Tacoma | January 4
As part of the Tacoma Light Trail, Downtown On The Go will be hosting an illuminated bicycle ride through Downtown Tacoma to get a great look at all of the beautiful art. The group will gather and decorate bikes with festive lights starting at 6 p.m. at 1201 Pacific Avenue in Tacoma. Riders are asked to sign the waiver that you can find by clicking on the image. Don’t forget your helmet!
Courthouse Square | January 6
Enjoy music and dancing in Courthouse Square’s historic ballroom as it is lit by a magical light show. The event will be taking place at Courthouse Square on 1102 A St in Tacoma on the 4th floor at 6 – 9 p.m.
Tacoma Public Library Swasey Branch | January 10
Bring the whole family together to explore concepts of science, technology, engineering, art, and math, also known as STEAM. Join Greentrike at Tacoma Public Library’s Swasey Branch at 7001 6th Ave from 4 – 5:30 p.m. for an evening brimming with playful discovery and creation!
TUPAC Lit Up!
Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center | January 13
Illuminated performances, dance, and an open mic take place at the Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center from 6 – 9 p.m.!
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Commemoration
Washington State History Museum | January 15
The Washington State History Museum and Tacoma Arts Live will be honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with performances at the Museum at 1911 Pacific Avenue in Tacoma. The entire event lasts from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., with performances at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Tacoma Public Library South Tacoma Branch | January 24
Bring the whole family together to explore concepts of science, technology, engineering, art, and math, also known as STEAM. Join Greentrike at South Tacoma Library at 3411 S 56th St from 4 – 5:30 p.m. for an evening brimming with playful discovery and creation!
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By Emmalina Krist|2023-12-29T11:17:38-08:00December 29th, 2023|Blog|Comments Off on Family-Friendly Pierce County Events: January