All over downtown Olympia
Enjoy the Twinkle Fest Storefront decorating contest throughout the holiday season by visiting downtown shops. Vote for your favorite store-front display and enter to win prizes! Voting will be open Dec 3 - 31, 2018. Learn more
The Hotel Olympian | 116 Legion Way SE, Olympia, WA 98501
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Visit Santa & Mrs. Claus Sponsored by Batdorf & Bronson
(Photos with Santa by Dinea de Photo | purchase optional) | Jason Hogle, Instrumental Guitar Holiday Cheer
Illuminate Presents “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”: Come watch as The Who’s down in Whoville Recall the Christmas that the Grinches heart was 3 sizes too small!
10:30 a.m. includes Apple Tree Productions children’s theater presents a preview of their December program.
12:00 p.m., & 1:30, 5:30 p.m.
The New Ice Rink | Isthmus Park, 529 4th Ave W
12:00 p.m. Oly on Ice Grand Opening: live music, figure skating demonstrations, and more!
The Washington Center | 512 Washington St SE, Olympia, WA 98501
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Gingerbread houses and castles will be available for public viewing! View and vote ($1 per vote) on one-of-a-kind creations to benefit SideWalk’s mission to end homelessness in Thurston County.
5:00 p.m. The Greatest Showman Sing-Along
Batdorf & Bronson | 516 Capitol Way S, Olympia, WA 98501
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Alleluia! Handbell Ensemble plays well-known seasonal favorites. This is a family-friendly activity. Parents and kids are welcome to join us in singing and ringing. No experience required.
Sylvester Park | 615 Washington St SE, Olympia, WA 98501
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Jingle Bell Parade may have a new start location this year, but always finishes at Sylvester Park. Parade emcee Ty Flint, Mixx 96.1 & Craig Holt, The Other Guys.
4:00 p.m. Tree Lighting Ceremony, Sponsored by US Bank | Washington Middle School Bulldog Concert Choir
The holiday tree, a Korean fir, was planted in Sylvester Park in April 2017 by Enterprise Services. The new fir serves as a permanent and sustainable holiday tree for the enjoyment of the community for many years to come. It also eliminates the need to find, transport and install a cut tree each year. It is a yearly tradition for Enterprise Services to adorn the holiday tree prior to the tree lighting.