Enjoy the following family friendly events during the holiday season in Federal Way:
Jingle Bell Brunch with Santa Claus
Enjoy a warm Jingle Bell Brunch featuring Santa Claus and friends on this brisk December morning from 10-11:30 a.m. Dec. 1 at the Federal Way Community Center, 876 S. 333rd St., Federal Way.
Pre-registration is $15 adults, $12 kids and includes breakfast with Santa Claus. This event is for ages 2-12 years old and includes photos with Santa, a Santa’s workshop with crafts for all ages, holiday music, food, a hot cocoa station and fun.
For more information, call 253-835-6900 or visit https://itallhappenshere.org.
Holiday tree lighting at Town Square Park
Light up the holidays with a tree lighting, visit from Santa and music during this free event from 4-5 p.m. Dec. 1 at Town Square Park. Enjoy entertainment by the Harmony Kings and more.
The park is located at 31600 Pete von Reichbauer Way S., Federal Way.
For more information, visit https://itallhappenshere.org.
Federal Way Youth Symphony Christmas concert
Enjoy a special Christmas concert with the Federal Way Youth Symphony from 6-7 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center, 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S., Federal Way.
For more information, including tickets, visit fwpaec.org or call 253-835-7010.
Wild Waves Holiday with Lights
Join the Holiday with Lights celebration that features one million twinkling lights on select days Dec. 1-30 at Wild Waves in Federal Way.
The festivities include a Toyland for kids. Play in a falling snow tent, write a letter to Santa, take pictures with Santa and hang out with Frosty & Rudolph and sing along to favorite holiday classics.
For more information, including tickets, visit www.wildwaves.com.
Federal Way Symphony: The Messiah
Kick off the holiday season with the Federal Way Symphony and Handel’s classic, featuring the Federal Way Chorale and Symphony Singers from 2-4 p.m. Dec. 2.
Enjoy the exultant “Hallelujah” chorus in the Performing Arts and Event Center in Federal Way.
Tickets start at $26. For more information, visit fwpaec.org or call 253-835-7010.
Something sweet: Cookies with Mrs. Claus
Santa really loves cookies — and Mrs. Claus does too.
Join her and special guests for cookie decorating, beverages, holiday music and activities from 5:30-7 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Federal Way Community Center, 876 S. 333rd St., Federal Way. The cost is $3 per person.
For ages 2 years and over; parent participation is required.
For more information, visit https://itallhappenshere.org or call 253-835-6900.
Federal Way Chorale holiday concert
The Federal Way Chorale will present breathtaking pieces of beauty both seasonal and inspirational. Their inspiring harmonies will be a wonderful way to celebrate the season.
The performance is 7:30-9:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center.
For more information, visit fwpaec.org or call 253-835-7010.
Tacoma City Ballet presents ‘The Nutcracker & The Tale of the Hard Nut’
“The Nutcracker & The Tale of the Hard Nut,” a timeless holiday classic, first presented in 1892 in St. Petersburg, has entertained generations for well over a century. The story of “The Nutcracker,” now told in its entirety with the addition of The Tale of the Hard Nut, is presented alongside the traditional Russian “The Nutcracker” that features the historical scenery and costumes first seen by audiences in 1892. Tacoma City Ballet creates a glorious production filled with spectacular dancing, live orchestral music, grand scenery, and lavish costumes which will enchant your entire family this holiday season.
Performances are at 2 p.m. Dec. 15, 16, 22 and 23; and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20-21 at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center. For more information, call 253-835-7010 or visit fwpaec.org.
Candy Cane Lane Holiday Gift Bazaar
Shop unique holiday gifts, decor and handcrafted items at the Candy Cane Lane Holiday Gift Bazaar on Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 29-Dec. 16; and Monday-Sunday, Dec. 17-23.
Join bazaar vendors for the grand opening celebration from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29. Entertainment will include Federal Way High School’s Filipino Club, Black Student Union, the Decatur High School jazz band and more.
The gift bazaar has a new location this year inside the Sears building at The Commons in Federal Way.
For vendor information, call 253-261-0207.
‘Rapunzel’: A holiday pantomime
Centerstage Theatre presents its 11th annual pantomime “Rapunzel” from Friday, Nov. 30 through Sunday, Dec. 23.
Take a beloved fairy tale and add some danceable pop music, astonishing routines and laughs for all ages — your holidays will never be the same.
Centerstage is located at 3200 SW Dash Point Road, Federal Way.
For more information, including show times, visit www.centerstagetheatre.com or call 253-661-1444.
Federal Way Cares for Kids holiday event
Federal Way Cares for Kids is a community coalition that partners with families in the Federal Way School District to help support them around the holidays and more.
The organization seeks volunteers for several positions during its holiday support event, including floaters, personal shoppers, gift wrapping volunteers and more.
Shifts are available at 4 p.m. Dec. 14; from 9:15 a.m. to noon, 1:15-4 p.m. and at 4 p.m. on Dec. 15.
For more information, visit www.fwcaresforkids.org/volunteer.